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!

80 comments:

Debby said...

You blew me away with your caddy. I never thought to stamp the pockets. Too cool.

doverdi said...

Love what you did with your caddy. Too cool. I'd love the orange bling scissors. See you at the hop.

Jamie said...

wow what a great idea and what a wonderful job you did with your caddy! thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I dont have the scissors.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Sue in CT said...

That is really nice! I love the way you did that with the stamps. That makes it so personal and special when you do things yourself vs. store bought. I really love the bag. Thanks for a chance to win. If I am picked as a winner please pick someone else for the pin. I already have one.

Laura C said...

Good Morning Marianne! Love what you did to the tote! Even though you didn't ask me to be a follower, of course I will! I didn't know you have a blog!

TracyM #6773 said...

Love how you have created your fabulous Fiskateer tote Marianne!!! Love your white stamping (I will have to try that now) and your orange ribbon trim looks great, especially with your bling scissor pin :)
I love my pin too.

Looks like you are going to have an awesome time at the Arizona crop - wishing you fun times and hoping you bring back lots of photos to share!!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your little bag! so cute... that scissors with bling is so cute--please add that ifI'm a winner I would love it.. thanks for a chance..

aspromised said...

Awesome - you really took that little tote to new heights and I love the Fiskars flair you added - So sweet to offer a scissors pin, I wear mine all the time - Fiskateer #514

sandyh50 said...

Wow, I love the caddy! I love my little scissors too!

sandy #4165

Kelly Toth said...

Great project!

Shannon Marie said...

awesome job!! we both did bags!!

christina #4635 said...

I love that you remade this bag for the US of F party!! Great job!

Cindy deRosier said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your tote! It is absolutely awesome.

Sandy said...

This is adorable Marianne and I can't wait to see it in person.

sherry L. said...

Very cute!! I don't have the scisssors!! lilsis_75@hotmail.com

SusanK said...

Oh my, I've been wanting to stamp on a similar bag. Now you've given me the confidence to do so.

Lesa said...

Wow! Love the stamping and how you really blinged out your new bag! Great job, Marianne!

mjblahnik56 said...

I love your bag I live in Glendale Arizona and my youngest child lives in Williams. Its nice to meet another Arizona crafter. I am a new follower of your blog and look forward to seeing more of your creations

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Viji Siddharth said...

Love the tote! So very cool! Great job marianne!
Viji#5858

lizzie said...

really??? i soo have to do this with my pink tote!! SOOO cute!!!

Sheena said...

Outstanding!! Now that is the way to rock your Orange and Green! You showed off your creative skills with this. A fellow fiskateer gave me a pair of those bling scissors and I just love them.

Cordelia Stewart said...

Love it! Way to think outside the box in turning your new bag! It makes it more special/more rewarding than just going out and buying something orange!

Deborah R said...

Super cute! I love the caddy! Don't have the pin if I'm the winner. Thanks for your post. :)

shersl84bed said...

Great bag, love how you decorated it. I don't have a pink like that, but would love one. I am so glad I became a Friskateer, who knew how much fun it would be? :)

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Kim said...

Your caddy is great! I wouldn't have thought to stamp the pockets. Incredible fiskafriend!

Kim
Fiskateer 5612

Life's Creative Adventures said...

What a great job fiskarizing that green bag. I love your blingy scissors to. Thank for sharing your inspiration!

Michelle #2068

Annie Fiskateer #1326/SCDT member said...

Love your caddy so cute!! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

sharon g said...

I love what you did to the bag! So crafty! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com I don't have the pin

Debbie C. said...

You did a great job personalizing your caddy....love it.

Carla said...

I love your project. Thank you so much for sharing. I love that cute pin, but I don't have one.


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Mary said...

I LOVE what you did to this bag, its beautiful! Great job!

Mary #6811

Nitasha said...

Never thought to alter my scrap caddy...thanks so much for the inspiration! Happy to be a new follower of your blog and I don't have one of those awesome buttons.

Victoria's Place said...

Love your bag! What a cute idea.

Tona said...

Fantastic job on the tote! I really like everything that you did to it.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you decorated the tote. I don't have the scissors with the orange bling. I love them!!!!

Barbara Roper, Fiskateer #7744

Beryl #7212 said...

What a fabulous way to jazz up a tote bag, I love what you have done with the bling & ribbon. I don't have the scissors with the orange bling!

Barbara Roper said...

(oops ... I now have google account)

I love the way you decorated the tote. I don't have the scissors with the orange bling. I love them!!!!

Barbara Roper, Fiskateer #7744

Emily said...

I simply love this bag and how you made it so unique and so you! Marvelous! Great project, thanks for sharing. I just might do that to my next purchase. Thanks for the chance to win and no, I don't have one of those awesome orange pins, but I'd love one! Thanks again for a great stop on this hop.

chignon said...

This bag is fiskariffic! I really like the beaded bling to help hold the scissor in place - I am going to have to scraplift that idea! It's great you are sharing a beautiful bling pin - I love mine :)

Rochelle said...

Hi Marianne, viewing from New Zealand and would love the bling scissors (if you send to NZ). Great project.

Beryl said...

Sooooo, going to use your idea on my caddy/tote! Love that! Ooooh, loving the bling scissor pin too, I have the plain one, but would love the sparkely one!

silvia said...

Great bag!!

Dot said...

Great tote bag!! Love those colors!!

Divinity said...

wow!!!!!!! what a fabulous bag! fiskateer colours and everything!!! i love it! :)
i already have one of those bling pins...so leave me out of that. but surprise candy -- love surprises :) lol thanks for the chance! :)
hugs, divinity #6688

Kristin said...

That is such a cute bag! I'm such an "in the box" thinker, that I would never have thought to embellish it as cute as you did. Great idea!

Very fun pin, too!

kristinextras at hotmail dot com

Colleen said...

Love how you jazzed up your tool bag. Very cool.
cole19@mchsi.com
#2970

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the bag. I have the Scissor pin..... Someone will be very happy to receive your extra one.

Tami B. said...

Fiska-fab bag, Marianne.

Lyn Dwyer said...

What a wonderful way to alter the bag Marianne...would you believe my pin was given away.....a lovely lady admired my one at a Show....and I gave it to her.....as you do when you are a Fisakteer....xoxo Lyn

Lyn Dwyer said...

great idea with the bags.....have fun at your US of Fiskateer Event

xoxo
Lyn

Michelle said...

Amazing tote! loving the blog too :-) New to the fiskateer world but I am having fun today! And love the pin (and don't have one)

Jacqui #7878 said...

Oh, how fun! US of F Illinois was my first ever crop, but I have an embarrassingly large collection of scrapbook-related tote bags, so I just used a couple of those. ;)

That pin is fantastic, btw - I was surprised how many people at IL's crop had Fiskateer-related jewelry & accessories. Clearly there is a void in my wardrobe!

barbv #2975 said...

Your bag is darling! Now I have to head back to Hobby Lobby!
(yes I have the bling'd pin!)

Jessica said...

Very cute crop bag! Love the stamps. TFS

Kelly Massman said...

How cool!Thanks for a chance to win! :-)

Debc06 said...

What a great altered bag. I don't have a pin and would love one. Love the green and orange and all the embellishments you added.
hugs
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

kellystar said...

I love how you "Fiskarized" this bag. You are right, once you become a Fiskateer you look at orange items in a whole new way1 I love your little jeweled scissor keeper...don't ever want to let those precious scissors fall out, do we! I already have a sparkly pin if I am your winnner, thanks.

Lillian Child said...

Your caddy embellishment project is so delightful! How fun! And I am a new follower. So very nice to meet you. Drop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

Kimber said...

Wow...so many Fiska~friends have very nice blogs. I don't have the cute little pin and LOVE IT!!!

Thanks,
Kimber
#7741

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

That is AWESOME,great job,Marianne,I do have a pair of those darling little scissors.Thanks for the chance.

Rosalee said...

Love your bag. The decorating is beautiful. I don't have a pair of those cute little scissors and I would so love to have a chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

Lindy said...

Amazing bag Marianne!!!!

Love it!!!!!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your tote. It's awesome. I don't have the pin, so I'd love one if I win. TFS

Babe
youiesmom@at.net

Connie said...

super cute!!! very clever~I like that!!

RobinV said...

You really rocked that caddy. It is adorable. Your little scissor pin is adorable too.

Thanks for sharing

Theresa said...

GREAT tote! I so need to get something like that! I bet it is so perfect to hold your must haves.
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Laney said...

What a great project! It is so cool looking. Thanks for the stop on the hop.:)
Elaine-Fiskateer #7777

KateB said...

great project and I so forgot to show all the cute Fiskars pins that I have!!!

kate (F#4529)

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a great project!! You really fixed up a great Fiskateers Crop bag!! I get to go to the Ohio crop later this month and can't wait!! Thanks for offering the RAK. I don't have one of the pins. ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Betsy said...

Very cute! Love the idea to stamp the pockets!

Amy said...

This is such a great project! I love all the details you added!! I'm your newest follower :) Thanks for offering a fun giveaway!!

Barbara said...

Hi Marianne, I love what you did with your special bag. Crafty people always have the greatest ideas. I am your newest follower. I don't want to miss any of your special projects!! I do not have a pair of these scissors and would love a pair. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs

Sylvia said...

Tried to comment earlier from my iPad but no luck :(

Anyway, I can't wait to meet you at the USF and I am looking forward to seeing your cute tote!
-Sylvia #5019

Marla said...

What a great way to decorate your caddy. Love the inspiration and how fun to have a personalize bag to take to a crop!!

Luanne said...

love the blog with all the blings. :D

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail.com
http://www.craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Tifany said...

Cute! Love what you did!


-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Emily Leiphart said...

What a fun way to dress up your bag!

mischy said...

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Hello Marianne. This bag s so lovely. You can make a lot of money with it.

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Jesus Eiland said...

(oops ... I now have google account) I love the way you decorated the tote. I don't have the scissors with the orange bling. I love them!!!! Barbara Roper, Fiskateer #7744