Friday, September 10, 2010

Orange Blog Hop

Hi there!  I'm participating in the Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop this weekend!  I'm so excited to be a part of it - I love Fiskars products (who doesn't?) and they are so awesome to sponsor a great community of fellow crafters called Fiskateers!  

If you've come here from Regena's Blog  you're in the right place.  If you've just happened across my blog, you may want to start at the beginning at the Fiskateer's Blog and moving on from there!  We have over 40 fun Fiskateers participating in this hop!  Ok, on to the art:

Orange always reminds me of Halloween - so I could not resist making a few fall cards. 

Supplies all Close to My Heart:  Sunset Cardstock, Sunset Ink, Gypsy Cardstock, Gypsy Ink, Black embossing Powder, Sunset Mini Medley Accents, Pear Cardstock, Hooligans Paper Pack and Thriller Stamp Set.  Also used Versa Mark ink for embossing.

This funny Turkey is made using a Big Pinks Just Blooms flower by Close to My Heart.  Supplies include Pewter Brads, Say it in Style Stamp set, Cocoa Ink, Orange Re-inker, Bamboo, Barn Red, Cocoa and Vanilla Cream Cardstocks, Cherry O Creative Basics paper, pop dots all  by Close to My Heart.  Turkey die by Quikutz and Tuscan Sun Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

The turkey's feathers really look more orange in person.  I used a waterbrush to add re-inker to the flower until it was the color I liked, then I added the glimmer mist on top.

This card is the "matchbox" card from Close to My Heart's how-to guide, Originals.  Supplies:  Sparkles - unknown, Versa Mark Ink, Sunset cardstock, Sunset Ink, Smokey Plum Cardstock, Black Embossing Powder, Black cardstock, Shimmer brads all by Close to My Heart and Silver glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.

I used the silver glimmer mist to add some shimmer to the paper before I embossed the card.  I am not thrilled with the way the photo turned out, I may have my dear husband try again and I'll repost the photo later.

Hope you enjoyed the projects - and please be sure to keep hopping over to Amy's Blog and see the wonderful art she's creating over there! 

Thanks for hopping along - have a great weekend! 

Katherine

PS  I do have a RAK that I'll draw a winner for on Sunday night and post back here.  All you need to do is leave a comment! (feel free to follow me, too!)

57 comments:

  1. Love the cards they are wonderful Karin H #6470

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  2. Cute cards Katherine - love the turkey!!!
    TracyM #6773

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  3. Love the orange and purple combo. Great cards.

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  4. fantastic fall themed projects!! just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

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  5. Fun cards, the turkey is so cute! Thanks for the fun blog hop! Donna#4454

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  6. Fun cards. Love the turkey. doverdi #1329

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  7. You're ready for the holidays and it's only September! Cute projects. Thanks for sharing!


    Genevieve #839 (fellow bloghop participant)

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  8. You've been a busy little bee. New fiskateer #7351

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  9. Fabulous!!

    Go Orange!
    Stayce #2985
    www.staycedewid.com

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  10. Im not a Halloween type person, but the last few years I think I'm changing. I just love the color combo of the Orange, Purple and green. Maybe I dont have to be a halloween person and can just enjoy those colors??? :)
    YOur cards are so pretty. I like the look of embossing.

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  11. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.
    Tona #4437

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  12. Love the turkey and dracula cards! Super cute!

    patty 2832

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  13. Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

    Tifany #5942

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  14. I love the cards...especially the Halloween one. I am going to my CTMH scrap club tonight and I can't wait to see the new catalog. I've already peaked and LOVE the new monster stamp set.

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  15. I've been working on Halloween lately also. I guess I'm hopeing for cooler weather. Great job.

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  16. I love the flower turkey...he's so cute!

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  17. Very nice cards. I love the black embossing and the turkey feathers are fab!

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  18. The black ebossing looks so great on the card!! very nice!!!

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  19. I especially liked the Scary Halloween card, but all 3 are great. TFS

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  20. great blog! Love the halloween card. reminded me that I have Halloween ATC's that are going to be due soon.

    Ashani # 4682

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  21. great cards using fab techniques. love them all

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  22. Thanks for sharing your creations!!

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  23. You've got quite the creations. Your halloween cards are actually scary!

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  24. Great cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Fun cards! The turkey is super cute!
    Dot #6703

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  26. Great cards thanks for sharing

    Christine C #2264

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  27. fun cards! I keep forgetting about embossing powder - thanks for reminding me!

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  28. Great cards. The turkey is too cute

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  29. Beautiful! Great job on the cards!
    Mary #5509

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

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  31. Your cards are amazing and you can really rock Halloween-got to love it!

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  32. I love shiny!! You are such a fun hostess, thanks for sharing.

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  33. #2567
    Cute cards, love the turkey!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie's passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  34. Hey Kathrine! I love that turkey!!! He is so silly cute, it made me smile! I love all the embossing on your cards. I've been doing it a lot too. Thanks for sharing. Jessica 5319

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  35. fun cards and that turkey is so cute!

    Louise #3903

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  36. Great card inspiration ,thank you! My favorite is the last one- pretty AND a little spooky all at once =)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Angela 009

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  37. Fantastic cards! The turkey is my favorite.

    Patti #3651

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  38. cute cards, thanks for sharing,
    #3609

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  39. I am totally scraplifting your turkey!!! So cute! I also wanted to comment that I LOVE the look of your blog!

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  40. loving the stamps you used great job

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  41. Your holiday cards are inspiring...I am protesting the Fall and Winter months ahead but shhhh don't tell anyone but looking at your cards makes me feel a little bit happy with cooler weather coming in.


    Shhhhhhhhhhhh,
    Deb♥

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  42. sooo cute cards!! thanks for posting for the blog hop

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  43. Great cards! I have the CTMH original book, too. Opened it and never actually used it. You make it look like fun.

    Thanks for sharing and making the blog hop such a success

    kim- 5612

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  44. Great cards! I love how you did the turkey feathers. What a neat idea.

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  45. I am really into the embossing. Thanks for your hard work.

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  46. Cute cards. The turkey feathers was especially a neat technique!
    Karen #4500

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  47. LOVE THE CARDS I LOve EMBOSSING!! Thank U for sharing

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  48. Cute cards. Love the turkey feathers. Hugs Lucinda #7098

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  49. LOVE THE EMBOSSING AND YOUR BLOG,I'M FOLLOWING
    YA,NOW.KEEP UP THE BEAUTIFUL WORK.

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  50. Love your cards! They are great!

    sandy 4165

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  51. Cool Cards Katherine. TFS with us. Love the embossed glitter work on the last card
    Hugs, Rosalee #5977

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  52. what great cards - love the black embossing it really makes them super snazzy

    Suz 6135

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