September 10, 2010

Knock Knock...Blog Hop (photo heavy)

"who's there?"  Orange...Orange who?? Orange you glad you are joining the Fiskateers blog hop??  If you just happened to come along and didn't know we were doing a blog hop, then please start the HOP at the Fiskateers blog.   If you hopped over  from Lead Fiskateer Tami's blog, then you are on the right track!!

I'm KateB, Fiskateer # 4529 and I actually did two projects...One of course being a layout...I assembled my tools and I have to say that Fiskars trimmers and punches are awesome!  My favorite corner punch is their Twist and Flip -2 in 1 punch; just lift up the small piece on the top, turn it and VOILA, you can change from a small corner to a large one. Saves room in your scrapbook tote and it's very ergonomic! BUT my all time favorite " GO TO " tool is always gonna be their Fingertip craft knives (can't you tell since I have 3 of them??)..anyway, the knives allow somebody like me who is always hand/fussy cutting to do it quickly and with precision-blades are sharp though so be careful! Anyway, after handcutting and punching scallops and corners, I put my layout together ( I don't measure EVER, hence no directions) and here's the finished product!  tfl !


The next project is not my original idea; I scraplifted this from the uber-talented Cathe Holden at the scjohnson website and decided to give it a try as a GO GREEN  {kinda} project...I call them LOVE BOOKS...and it all starts off with a cardboard (cereal, crackers, packaging, etc...) box!  I normally don't buy these mini cereals but we were on vacation this summer and I actually remembered to save them!  
materials: box, 6 pcs double sided cardstock, stamps,embells, rubber band and mini golf pencil




Basically, you cut your box so that it folds like a book... Cut 5 pieces of paper to fit book and score with bone folder in center.  Staple to the cover  and then if you want, cover the outside with last piece of paper (to cover staples). Some might like the uncovered  look of the cereal box as the cover-all personal preference...Start embellishing  inside pages but keep them simple so that it's all about the writing of the love note.  Once done, wrap rubber band around it, add pencil to it and you are done! **Note that I think mine were too big since I didn't cut down the cereal box.  I'll cut them to small bitty  3 x 3books next time.


Journal words of love and encouragement inside and put it where your loved one can find it.  I made one for Thing 1 and for Thing 2 so I can stick it in their lunch boxes instead of using my normal post-it-note.  Well, not for the boy since he buys lunch everyday but I'll figure out a place for his.

  Finally, I'm DONE! Thanks for looking; I gotta send you on to the next Fiskateer...and that would be REGENA ! 

66 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

Great projects! :-)
7120

Tami B. said...

Oh, I lost my breath there for a moment looking at your layout. Absolutely stunning work.

Lorraine-Lee Fiskateer #1086 said...

What a cute project and a good use of recycling. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon Marie said...

your projects are beautiful! love them!! just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

Donna said...

Love the layout, and the go green project is super nice!! Thanks for such a fun blog hop! Donna # 4454

doverdi said...

Great projects & stunning LO.

CraftyAlice said...

I really liked these stationery ideas. New fiskateer #7351

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Great projects. I'm a fussy-cutting junkie too! I love it. And it's so easy with the fingertip knife!

Shirley said...

LOVE the layout and the journal is darling!

Jennybean said...

beautiful projects

Cassie said...

Hello!!
Totally gorgeous!!!
I love the pops of orange in the layout!!!!
Great projects miss!!
=)

Stayce DeWid said...

LOVE it!!

Go Orange!
Stayce #2985
www.staycedewid.com

Stephanie said...

love love love this layout! and the mini cereal boxes-too great!! Thanks for sharing and for playing along on the blog hop. this is too much fun!
Stephanie #3584

Tona said...

Great projects! You're a girl after my own heart...I don't measure anything either lol.
Tona #4437

Julie Overby said...

Great projects! Your layout is delish! I updated my blog to answer your question that a few others had as well.

pinkyxoxo said...

Very nice projects/layouts. I also have many of the fiskars craft knives. Best invention ever! I also am a fellow non measurer. My frinds always make fun of me!
Cheryl #4362

patty w said...

Omgosh.. I love, love , love your Be Happy love book !

patty 2832

Tifany said...

I love the little books...and great layout!
Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

Tifany #5942

kellystar said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your "love" books. Adorable...and thing1 and thing 2 are lucky to have you!

Betsy said...

Gorgeous LO I love all the cut work!

Lesa said...

Awesome LO and those little books are super cool!

Connie said...

Your lo is aesome-you are very talented!!

Joanne said...

Cute as a button project!!

Joanne
#7173

jigglipuff7575 said...

Great projects! I have that corner punch and when I first got it couldn't figure out how to use it. But now I think I am good. Thanks.

Ashani # 4682

Carol N said...

Beautiful, really beautiful layout. And I love the little book idea. TFS!

Godzoned said...

fabulous projects!
expecially those little booklets... now you have me thinking...

marla said...

Great projects. thanks for sharing!!

Cindy Gay said...

The layout is very nice with the background paper and the orange cutouts.

Debby said...

I love your knife work. I love doing my own details too. You layout is totally awesome. The booklet idea is cool too.

Janet M said...

Your style is so different - and beautiful. great job

beulahmom said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

Dot said...

Great layout and little books! I'm going to have to look into that 2 in 1 punch...it looks so handy!
Dot #6703

Kelly Sas said...

Love the 'LOVE BOOKS" IDEA!

Kelly
#6558

Chris C said...

Great projects, thanks for the inspiration.

Christine C #2264

mikj said...

Those little books are so clever! What a great way to recycle!

jackie 4124 said...

Great projects!

Katherine said...

Cute projects! Love that little journal!
Katherine #6847

Mary said...

Mary #5509
great projects, love the recycling too, I use cereal boxes alot in my stuff too!

TracyM #6773 said...

Cute books and love your layout Kate - your cutout and flower are beautiful!!!

Kat said...

Beautiful books! What a wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer project. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

NanaBeth said...

You are just amazing and super talented. Plus I get the feeling you are a real dynamo! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your humor with us!

Donna said...

FABULOUS!!! You have got your groove going for sure!

Debra #5116 said...

OH my goodness, this was grea, thanks so much.

PattiM said...

#2567
Cute little books!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Jessica said...

his is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Jessica#5319

weze said...

I love mini books & I love what you did with yours! Great job!

Louise #3903

michelle said...

OMJ those are beautiful projects!

What a talent you have and a beautiful family!

Michelle 3624

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

Your projects are absolutely stunning! I love finding a scrapper who doesn't measure either. =)

And P.S. Loved Soul Train and I'm LOL'ing at "Stone Cold Gas!"

Ang

Colleen said...

Thinking I need to get that twist and flip punch. I refer to my kids as thing 1 and thing 2 also.

Paper Patti said...

Beautiful layout and such a clever idea to use the cereal boxes! TFS

Patti #3651

Laura Bray said...

That lay-out is just...fantastic. What talent!

Karee Sue said...

cute projects and a great way to recycle.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Two great projects! Your blog is so much fun! Thanks for sharing the LO and the mini book!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Cool projects! I just love the mini albums!!! How cute and fun!

Groovy Deborah said...

You can scrapbook a phone book and make it look good do you know that?

Hi to L and E!
Deb♥

lakeslady said...

Wow how nice and orginal.
Best wishes from Joan in the UK

johanna peterson said...

just so cute!!! thanks for the mini book tutorial :)

~Kim said...

Great projects. The mini's are adorable.

Fiskateer 5612

Peg said...

Great projects. I love the love books. TFS!

ChangedbyHim said...

I live in VA. Perhaps you could come and train me.

The Scorpian Crafter said...

I am definately going to scraplift this. Maybe I can work on these next week.

MaryNSC said...

I enjoyed this will be great GIFTS to make tooo...

RobinV said...

Very creative idea.

Thanks so much for sharing

robin.valera@yahoo.com

goldyfish said...

Great projects. TYFS. Lucinda #7098

sandyh50 said...

Love the layout and mini book!
You are great with that craft knife!

sandy 4165

Rosalee said...

Awesome project Kate. Love the cool look you created on it.
Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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