Friday, September 30, 2011

Fiskateer Orange Blog Hop!

Wowzers! I was so excited to see the line up of everyone participating in this blog hop! There is going to be so many great blogs from Fiskateers to find yourself a lot of crafty inspiration!

Did you just arrive from Lindy's great blog, Vini Vidi Scrappy?  If you did, you are on the right track! If you just happened by, welcome to the  Orange Blog Hop where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars,  are sharing their passion for crafting.  If you need to see the hop list, remember Angela will have it posted on the Fiskateers Blog.

All but one crop I have ever done have been on-line with my fellow Fiskateers. So, I didn't have a bag to carry my small tools to the upcoming Arizona United States of Fiskateers crop.  With this crop in mind, the hunt was on for a small  bag.  I didn't find anything in my first color choice, which was Orange, so I bought this inexpensive bag at Hobby Lobby thinking I would get crafty and jazz it up a little!  If a Fiskateer cannot get Orange, the next best thing is to get green and add Orange to it!

In this first shot, I had already added some Orange and white checked ribbon to the clear pockets. For a sturdy, flat stamping surface, I placed the long block from my Fiskars block set inside each clear pocket as I went along.

Next,I inked up one of my stamps from  Fiskars Simple Stick Kaliediscope set with white Staz-On Ink and stamped flowers on the three clear pockets on each side of the bag. 

After I added a few more embellishments...Wa La! A bag that looks like it is fit for a Fiskateer crop! An added plus about this bag, is it is small enough I will be able to leave it on my crafting table with some of my favorite tools and it will match a lot of other things in my crafty space. I have mostly Orange, green and pink baskets and containers.  When I became a Fiskateer, I had a lot of pink and green, but we all know what happens once you are a Fiskateer! Every Orange thing you see just wants to go home with you!!  

Fiskars products used: 
     5" Non-Stick Scissors
     Kaleidoscope Simple Stick Repositional Stamps
     Stamp Block Set
PRIZE ALERT: I will randomly select a Fiskateer who leaves a comment to win a special Fiskars surprise (you do not have to follow my blog to win).  Also, did you see that special pair of scissors on my bag with the beautiful Orange bling?  If you do not have a pin like it, let me know in your comment, and I will include one in the package if you are the winner.  If the winner of my prize already has one (i.e. they don't mention it), I will pick a second winner from those who said they don't have one, and that person will get my extra pin. 

Now, prepare to be amazed as you go hopping the next stop where, Mary at  MareBare Scraps will show you some crafty fun!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Don't Miss the Fiskateer Hop...

If you are a Fiskateer and haven't heard the news, there is an Orange Fiskateer Hop on the way!  I have a project I am getting ready for the big event.  It is sure to be Fisk-a-fantastic!!

If you are crafty and you are not a Fiskateer, why not?  Go to and check it out for yourself, contact a lead and be a part of the creative fun!