Friday, September 10, 2010

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop. If you came here from Stayce Dewid Fiskateer #2985 Blog (http://www.staycedewid.com) your in the right place. If you accidentally stumbled onto my blog and would like to start at the beginning, you can do so by going to http://fiskateers.com/blog/. (For some reason my links aren't working this morning but if you copy & paste them into your browser, they'll take you to the next blog. I apologise for the inconvenience.)

Let the fun begin….

Twist Paper FlowerI got to thinking that my post isn't very orange so I thought that I'd better add something "orange" to it. I'm into my "flower making" phase right now. I love creating different types of flowers & got to thinking that I have so much of this "twist paper" left over from my basket making days that I should be able to create something with it. So I untwisted some of this paper, flattened it out & inserted it into the scalloped circle punch. I punched out 4 flowers, added a button that I stitched on and viola...a twist paper flower. Now I know what to do with all my left over twist paper.

Accordion File FolderDeciding to get involved with the Fiskateer Orange Blog Hop has motivated me into trying some projects that I’ve wanted to do for sometime. My first project is an Accordion File Folder that Susan Dean had done on the Magnolia blog. I thought that it was such a cute project that I even taught this to my card group this week. I plan on using the little pockets to store my extra Magnolia images but they could also be used to insert gift cards, tags or even some little embellishments & then give it to a new scrapbooker. The little flower is made from pipe cleaners.

Memory KeeperThe next project on my list is a “Memory Keeper”. This idea came from GinaK. This envelope is for keeping your photo’s in until you are ready to scrap them. Also included is journaling cards to write all the important information on. Then when you’re ready to scrap the pictures you also have the journaling ready too. This Memory Keeper is for my son’s girlfriend who recently came back from a Mission trip to the Dominican Republic. According to my son, she’s been talking about getting into scrapbooking now (insert evil laugh). Since I gave her the Twilight Mini Album for her birthday she is now talking more & more about it. She showed me her photo’s when she came back & she has some beautiful pictures. I thought that this memory keeper would be perfect for her Dominican pictures. I hope that she likes it too.

I used the Fiskars “Boundry Waters” border punch on the bottom of the envelope. These colors remind me of summer & would be perfect for vacation photo’s. This envelope is also the perfect size for cards too. You could probably get 3 or 4 cards plus envelopes inside it & give as a gift.

Bee Hive BasketThe next project is one that I did just for fun. It’s a Bee Hive Basket. I used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch to create the handle on it and the Oval & Oval Again Squeeze Punch to create the opening to the hive. The bee’s are Stampin Up that have been colored & glittered. You could fill this basket full of sweets & give it to your “Honey”.

Well I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing these projects and if you leave me a comment I'm sure that I can put together some little RAK that you could win. (I'll post a picture of the prize that you could win later today). I’m off to do some blog hopping of my own now as well as take part in the Fiskateer Online Crop today & tomorrow. Stop by again as I'm sure that I'll have some new projects, etc to post from the Fiskateers Online Crop.

Since I am the last blog on the list, you can start over or catch up on any blogs you may have missed by going to http://fiskateers.com/blog/. While you’re there, why not join us in the Online Crop.

70 comments:

Karin Hall said...

Love the twisted flower.. Karin H #6470

Lyn Dwyer said...

Hey there Diane.....thought I'd start at the last Blog and go backwards.........up the list.....LOL!

Love all your projects shares....the basket is so cute......

xoxo
Lyn

Far North said...

Cute basket! Thanks for sharing the details!

Anonymous said...

Love the projects thata you made.

Joan Fiskateer 808

Kelly Massman said...

Great projects! Whew -- made it to the end (except for a few girls who weren't up yet)! :-)
7120
Thanks for a chance at your RAK! :-)

Shannon Marie said...

cute projects! i love making those memories keepers!

just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

patty w said...

You always do lovely work ! I loe the beehive !

Patty 2832

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Wow! You've been busy! Great Fiskars projects!

I'm copying Lyn and starting from the end!

Genevieve #839 (fellow blog-hop participant)

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

I LOVED IT,SUCH A CREATIVE BUNCH OF WOMEN,I'VE GOT TO TRY THE TWISTED FLOWER.

Shirley said...

love the projects!

CraftyAlice said...

Wonderful paper craft projects. I thought I had done well to reach you through the whole blog-hop then I saw Lyn Dwyer had worked backwards! LOL New fiskateer #7351

Stayce DeWid said...

that basket is fab!!!

Go Orange!
Stayce #2985
www.staycedewid.com

Julie Overby said...

Very fun projects! I love your orange flower. ; )

Tona said...

Loved all your projects!
Tona #4437

Tifany said...

Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

Tifany #5942

Debby said...

I'm in the middle of the blog hop and decided to change directions to mix it up a bit. LOL I love your projects. The bee hive bag is way too cute.

Stephanie said...

OMGoodness!!! I have sat at work and gone through every one of the blogs!! I can not believe I've done this. I'll NOT be letting the bossman know this for sure. :)
I really like the expanding file-will be liftingthat one!
Thanks and I'll see ya in the gallery. #3584

donna maui said...

Love the beehive basket! donna m. #7352

Betsy said...

I love the bee hive basket so cute!!

kellystar said...

oooh, I think the bee hive basket is my favorite, but all of your projects are great!

Jennybean said...

very cute projects!

Lesa said...

Wonderful projects! I have some of that twisty paper stuff and now I know what to do with it, too! Thank you so much for sharing.

Connie said...

What a cute idea making a flower from the twisted paper!!!

Godzoned said...

what a wonderful end to a great blog hop.
Your talents are awesome great projects

marla said...

Wow you have been busy with some great projects!! - Marla#3291

Carol N said...

You have some great projects. Love the bee hive basket and your twisted paper flower.

CarolN 6158

Joanne said...

I love the twisted flower. Left over from your basketmaking days? I am a basket maker but slowwwwwly drifting into paper crafting. It is too much fun! thanks for a chance at some goodies!!

Joanne
#7173

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects!!!

Regena said...

Just stopping by to say Hi..u sure were busy!! Great projects

Dot said...

Cute projects! Thanks for sharing!
Dot #6703

michelle said...

Cool project . . .

Chris C said...

last but certainly not least.
Love the projects, thanks for sharing.

Christnie C #2264

Katherine said...

Love the beehive basket! What a cute idea for MY honey. lol!
Katherine #6847

Tami B. said...

So many wonderful projects. Love the twist flower.

jackie 4124 said...

Great projects. I have tons of that twisted paper. Now I have an idea what to do with it.

AngieMSaunders said...

wow i made it and i must say am still finding great tips and cute ideas on this last blog...13 hours and what a great day....got a photo frame made, 3 cards, and started a mini book...yeah for fiskateers...what a wonderful job you did!!

thanks for a great creative day!!

Mary said...

Love your memory keeper! Great work!
Mary #5509

Kat said...

What wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

TracyM #6773 said...

Howdy Diane - great to see all your Orange Blog Hop projects!!!
Love your twisted paper flowers - they are a great idea.
PS - don't forget that I'm international, so fully understand if you don't include me in your RAK :o)

Donna said...

GREAT projects. Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Your blog is awesome, and I love all the crafty things you have been doing!!Thanks for such a fun blog hop!! Donna #4454

debra#5116 said...

LOve the flower, sure will try . thanks for sharing

NanaBeth said...

I have got to get me some more border punches! I too have a bit of twisty paper-now I have something to do with it-thank you!

Bonnie in SC said...

Cute and simple, right up my alley, lol. Love the bee hive basket too. :)
~Bonnie in SC #7278

weze said...

loved all your projects and became a follower so I can come back and try them and see what you create next!
Louise #3903

Jessica said...

Great stuff! I love the little Magnolia carrier!Great idea! I have a bunch of miss Magnolia too.
Thanks for sharing, Jessica #5319

Groovy Deborah said...

Diane you came up with something very interesting! I like it! I am loving your beehive!!! The folder is a great idea for keeping up with cards so I am gonna have to scraplift that plan G/F!
Deb♥

Groovy Deborah said...

Diane you came up with something very interesting! I like it! I am loving your beehive!!! The folder is a great idea for keeping up with cards so I am gonna have to scraplift that plan G/F!
Deb♥

Paper Patti said...

Thanks for all the great projects!

Patti #3651

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

So cute- love the beehive! So cute that you added some orange for us too =)

Thanks for sharing!
Angela 009

Colleen said...

fun projects, thanks for sharing.

Laura Bray said...

I love the beehive basket!

beulahmom said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

Karee Sue said...

love your projects, thanks for sharing
off to do a little crafting myself now.
#3609

Manhattan Mandie said...

What cute projects! Great job!!! I had lots of fun hopping!

Kelly Sas said...

My goodness you are talented, yet I knew that already from being on Fiskateers! I really love the accordian file folder AND the Bee Hive basket. Great stuff!

mikj said...

What a fun basket - thanks for the blog hop!

kim c said...

Twisted flower is quite original. You have a lot of great projects thanks for sharing


Kim 5612

joybear said...

Your projects are all adorable!

ChangedbyHim said...

Great projects, I will come back to learn more.

Peg said...

Love the file folder and bee hive. Great ideas!

karenvonbaron said...

love your projects!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Wow! Four ideas for inspiration! Really like your twisted paper flower.

RobinV said...

all your projects are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

robin.valera@yahoo.com

MaryNSC said...

O what fun I want to make that flower too..I love that BEE HIVE basket I have to make it for my sister she Collectin bees .. ♥♥♥

goldyfish said...

Great ideas. Love the twisted paper flowers. Lucinda #7098

sandyh50 said...

Great projects, your twisted flower is great.

sandy 4165

Rosalee said...

Hey ether Doverdi, Love that little file folder with the mongolia image on it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us.
Hugs, Rosalee #5977

Scrappy Rat said...

The accordion folder is great! How do you make the accordion folds for the inside of the folder? Is it made of envelopes or do you make them separately?

Bonnie Weiss said...

Boy, you sure DID get your mojo back!!! Your projects are terrific!