Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop!

You should have come from:

Jennifer Ashley 6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com

If you are hopping into the middle of our blog hop and you are a Fiskateer, you can start here www.fiskateers.com.

If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (www.fiskateers.com) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start). There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities.


Here's my project - a favorite photo I've been saving for 'just the right' paper [do you do that too?] Most of the paper & embellishments are from Close to My Heart and I also used embellishments from Sassafrass and Simple Stories.

I loooooooooooooooooove Fiskars Boarder Punches! I used "notebook" and "double bubble" on this layout - so fun! And of course a little ode to Fiskateers with orange!

And because I can't leave 'well-enough' alone, and because I LOVE to outline with black pens I took with me when I traveled for work and ended up with this:

- Yes, you can see some wayward strokes - and I may replace the paper in those areas, or I may go back and doodle with the bigger point pen [I used sharpie double point --fine and ultra-fine-- for this.]And the tag turned sideways during travel and I like it like that so it stayed and was outlined.[And WOW! Look at the color difference a sunny day makes in the photo! The first one is probably more true to life-] This layout will go in my 'Just Because' album.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th and 25th to welcome spring!

I invite you to come back & participate in my

OM[old stuff]Giveaway [see tab above]!

Again, thanks for hopping by… next stop is: Tracy M 6773 www.fiskarscraft.typepad.com

IN CASE YOU GET LOST, HERE IS THE BLOG HOP ORDER…

START www.fiskateers.com

Kelly 6446 (and PattyB 2262) www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com

Jennifer Ashley 6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Judy 5798 www.bepresentbereal.blogspot.com

Tracy M 6773 www.fiskarscraft.typepad.com

Tara 4402 www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

Jean 7358 www.pagesintime.blogspot.com

Debby 2852 www.debbysdares.blogspot.com

Maya 351 www.mayadahan.blogspot.com

Tami www.tamibayer.com

Michelle www.scrapbookingsos.blogspot.com

Divinity 6688 www.scrap-n-patch.blogspot.com

Cindy 4113 www.cindyderosier.com

Tifany 5942 www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

Sue 6150 www.sueinct.blogspot.com

Ladydoc Karen 2858 www.karenscorneroftheweb.blogspot.com

Stephenie 3 www.mycraftyadventures.com

Courtney 8459 (and Shelley 8356) www.youwillwontyou.blogspot.com

Betsy 2572 www.aimhappy.blogspot.com

Tracie 8436 www.tinymightstales.blogspot.com

Groovy Deb 2644 www.ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com

Pamela 8040 www.cottagebelow.com

Donna 6036 www.scissorsstampsandscrapbooks.blogspot.com

Lizzie 5926 www.ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.com

Marianne 6701 www.number1aunt.blogspot.com

Emily 7021 http://emily.kincke.com/fiskateer-spring-blog-hop-giveaway/ (this website is very secure because it is owner maintained, you can read the certificate then simply click continue/allow to head on over to my post)


56 comments:

kellystar said...

Love the LO Judy and your doodling...I hate when my black permanent pen goes "wayward" when I'm trying to carefully doodle. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Ladydoc said...

I LOVE the photo. Very special. Thanks for being part of the HOP.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great layout. TFS.

mish said...

I love how you posted the before outlining and after. I was given this inside tip about a year ago. After, trying it...Wow, Such a difference!
Great photo and colors for Spring!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

Jean said...

This is just gorgeosu!

Groovy Deborah said...

Hey Judy! YES I definitely do the same thing holding onto pics for the perfect paper. C2M♥ usually has that paper that sets the stage too :) Looks good!!!

Happy Spring, Deb♥

AmyJ said...

Great Layout. I love that picture. It is perfect for this layout. I love how you outline everything. I do alot of that myself. It really enhances the look. Thanks for sharing with us. Amy#8546

Lesa said...

Judy, your layout, both before and after, are wonderful! I must say though that I am in love with the after and all the doodles/outlining and tilted tag! The more saturated colors are very nice but I was kinda digging the grayer tones on the first LO--very mysterious feeling with those empty boats! Lovely photography either way!

Pamela Haskin said...

Love that picture and what you did with it. I love the border punches too.

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful layouts Judy!!!

Love both versions and think that you did a wonderful job with your doodling :)

I have some papers saved for "that special project" and hope to get working on my scrapbooking with them later this year ... cards have been taking up all my crafty time but would love to get back to the good old 12x12's.

Lyn Dwyer said...

love how you used the Notebook Border Punch Judy.....I'm also a punch addict.....LOL!

Debby said...

I love the photos on your layout. I seem to save paper a lot for that special photo. Great job.

Laura C said...

that is a pretty picture!

Maya said...

Great layout! I love the tag sideways - looking great!

weze said...

what a fun layout! As we just moved to the water I'm sure I will be doing similar ones!

Gail said...

Grea layout!

Betsy said...

Great Layout!! Thanks for joining in the hop!!

Sandy said...

I love your layout Judy and I love that you have a "just because" album. I need to do that too.

Thank you for showing us the two different looks. I think the outlining is amazing and I can't wait to show my Mom the difference it makes. But the very best part of this layout is the photo. It is gorgeous!

Dawn Stegall said...

Don't you just love it when you find the right paper! :)

Jessica said...

Love the layout! Great picture. Too often I forget about the non-people pix I have. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs
Jessica

Cindy deRosier said...

I love the outlining! It makes such a difference. I didn't notice the wayward marks until you pointed it out. Love it!

marla said...

Great layout. Thanks for sharing

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome photo. I didn't even notice the "wayward" stroke until you said something. Thanks for sharing.

Vicky said...

Sweet photo! love that you "scrapped" it :) Beautiful layout! and I just love the title of your album, ...may have to create an album like this of mine own, tfs :)

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Pretty! :)

Fiskateer #6361
asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Great layout and I like all the outlining you did.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Penny said...

This is a great layout! Love Penny

Victoria's Place said...

I really like your layout and what a great photo!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Thanks for the hop,I love you LO,before and after.

DebbieC.#4668 said...

Great layouts and love the paper you chose for it. I like how you used the border punches.

silvia said...

Gorgeous page!! LOVE your doodling and the photo!!

Silvia
Fiskateer #8223

the"divine"hand said...

As a matter of fact I do. I have to wait for just the right design for my photos. I just can't settle.

Tona said...

Oooh, love your project. I can see why you've been wanting to do something with that great photo.

Sue in CT said...

I love it! That photo really is great. You did such a beautiful job with it.

Suzi said...

Lovingly adorned! TFS!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Judy,

I am never disappointed when I come to your blog! I have so many pictures to scrap, I can't say that I am saving any of them for a spcial paper to come along. However, I do have a paper stackr that I bought because so many of the pages will be perfect for scrapbooking pictures of my sister and me...as soon as I remember that special place I put them. For some reason they are not with the rest of my pictures.

I appreciate how you showed us the before and after of outlining with the black pen. I like to do the outlining too, but thought I was the only one who had the problem of my pen jumping off track when ir is not supposed to =)

jackie 4124 said...

What a difference the outlining made. Love it

lizzie said...

awesome!!!

Patty Williams said...

I love , love the photo ! I love seeing the fog - great page!

Chris C said...

wow outlining makes a huge difference - might have to start doing that.

Laney said...

Great photo. I love water and boats. I really think the doodling enhanced the page.
Elaine #7777

Donna said...

Great LO and doodling, but that photo is the icing on the cake! You could use that for greeting cards or maybe even sell it to a calendar company! Donna #6036

Sylvia said...

Your layout is fabulous, I love it as is. I'm a Fiskars border punch fan too.
-Sylvia #5019

NanaBeth said...

Wow-your layout and photo are so moving-great job!

Anonymous said...

Great layout! Love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing and being part of the Blog Hop. Lisa Fiskateer #4791

Sandy said...

Nice layout - great photo! I wait, too. Love your doodling - and that happens to me all the time!

Carisa said...

great layout!

christina #4635 said...

I love the look of your blank outlining! great idea!

Tifany said...

That is great paper for your picture!
- Tifany #5942
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

Amyscats said...

I've never doodled, but WOW, what a difference the outlining and doodling made in your layout. I'm going to have to try that now.
Amyscats #8535

Tracie said...

I love the wayward strokes! I thinkit makes it more organtic and personal. Cute LO!!!

MamaBirdy said...

Very nice LO and great picture. Thanks for sharing!
-Tanya #5407-

k said...

I'm amazed at what a difference the black outlining makes. I'll have to try that on my next project. Thank you for sharing.

Emma said...

Hi! I love the photo ~ I really like the border punches you used.

febe said...

Beautiful layout and lovely colors. :)

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Charlene said...

I like your use of punches here! Very cute layout.