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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to day one of the Orange Blog Hop

Welcome to day one of the Orange Blog Hop where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, is sharing their passion for crafting! You should have arrived here from Lyn’s Thoughts. If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to The Fiskateers Blog  and start at the beginning.

I wanted to share with you my crafting scissors. We are all familiar with the ones we recieved when we became Fiskateers so I don't think I need to say much about them. We already know how great they are (and how everyone in our house knows to keep their hands off). Although I love mine I found myself needing to cut some small things and I love the Non-Stick Detail Scissors. They definitly earned a place in my scraproom. When I was picking these out I noticed another scissor there so a week later I went back and got the Micro-Tip. What great scissors these little things are. If you want to cut just a hair off of something, these are the scissors that will do it. I love these too. I am just kicking myself for not getting them sooner.

Now that you know what scissors I use on my projects, lets get to the projects.

For my project I did hybrid pages, keeping with our orange theme I did my Thanksgiving Pages from last year. I figured I should do them before Thanksgiving is here this year plus this is one holiday I tend to think of when using orange (Halloween being the other). My pictures are on a brownish mat and then mounted on an orange-ish background (that is the computer part done with My Memories Scrapbooking Software. Everything after that I did.) I took these pages and mounted them on white cardstock then my orange12x12 cardstock background pages. Each one is decorated using different items so I listed what I used below each picture.

One thing I need to add is that I am aware some of these are not stitched together perfectly. My paper is 12x12 but my scanner is not so each page you see is really four different scans stitched to make the one page which means I have four chances of throwing my page off by tilting a scan or not getting it just so. Any ways, as you can see I did mess some up slightly so I ask you to just look past these. My birthday is coming and hopefully I will get the new software I wanted....PSE 9 or 10. (Did you know they came out with a Photoshop 10?)

Ingredients:
My Memories Software
Cardstock (Orange and White)
LMS Turkey Day Fonts from Font Space
Turkey Eyelets (unknown)
Turkey from Turkey Dinner SVG Set (bought from SVG Cuts)
Brads
Ingredients:
My Memories Software
Cardstock (Orange and White)
Turkey Eyelets (unknown)
SVG of Fork and Knife (forgot which site I got it from)
Ribbon from my stash
Ingredients:
My Memories Software
Cardstock (Orange and White)
Stamp (unknown)
SVG – Give Thanks (unknown)
Fiskars Border Punch-unknown (I wish the name of the punch was on it)


I hope you liked the pages I have done for day one of this hop. Of course I am sure you would like some candy too....and what candy it is...


My Memories software is so easy to use and has fantastic paper to choose from. Even though I used the same paper on all my backgrounds there are so many to choose from. I like using this for hybrid pages (like the ones I showed you) but there is so much more than can be done using it. Check it out for yourself. I hope you like what you see because one lucky person taking this hop will be winning their own My Memories Suite.

How to win.
1. Be a follower.
2. Visit My Memories Suite and click the “New Kits” …pick out your favorite.
3. Leave me a comment telling me which one is your favorite and a way to contact you if you win.

While your there look around and explore the different things there. After all, that one person who wins My Memories Suite could be you!

I thank you for hopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit. Don't forget to stop on back tomorrow to see more pages and another chance to win your own copy of Memories Suit.
Your next hop is over to Tifany’s blog…. Ink Blots by TRD

29 comments:

  1. great projects Sue. I love the placement of your photos in the first one a lot. thank you

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  2. What great layouts!

    Sandyh #4165

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  3. My favorite might be the Halloween one. It would come in very handy. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com I like your scrapbook pages showing the guys helping out :)

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  4. Lovely layouts! I am a follower and I visited and liked bath time fun! So very cute!

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  5. Great layouts! Lots of nice kits to choose from. I do like the October Enchanted one alot.
    Victoria #2766

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  6. Great idea to do a layout with my memories. I have the same software and I just love it too! http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love your LOs! The journaling on "Dads Stuffing Recipe" was cun! I went and looked aall of the kits on the My Memories site. The one I liked best is called Cherished. I am not sure if it is a new one or just one I found while I was looking around, but it was very pretty!

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  8. Oh, I also meant to mention that you may have seen same three pairs of scissors in my blog post today =) They hand on hooks right in front of me when I craft, in the same order you haved them lined up in your picture!

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  9. I'm am going to have to take a look at the digi scrapbooking stuff, been wanting to try it but just don't know what program to use! I looked at the new kits you mentioned and the luv u berry much looks pretty :) I really like your layouts and especially the woven border punch - lots of pop to it! TFS

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  10. wow!!! love your pages!!!
    divinity 6688

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  11. Great layouts, love that fork and knife!

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  12. nice layouts, great way to show off your fiskateer spirit with all that orange :)

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  13. Fab layouts Sue - love your "recipes" and colour combos!!!

    Good luck with your birthday - I am still using PSE 6.0 - and I congratulate you on a great effort in merging your four scans :)

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  14. More great layouts! I have recently bought PSE 9 and have to do a clean up on my PC before I can install it. Plus I have to delete version 7. (I ended up buying the full version of both as it was cheaper than buying the update.) I'm now a follower. My favorite kit would be the Family History one. (I have tons of family history pics to do). doverdi Fiskateer #1329

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  15. Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

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  16. I love your use of these wonderful candid shots of your family. They're my favorite kind. Love the layouts. TFS

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  17. Love your site wonderful ideas. Love Halloween kit.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  18. Love your site wonderful ideas. Love Halloween kit.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  19. Love the photos and the layouts. Nice job. I like the Cherry Lane kit. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  20. these are going to look darling all togther in your album~ lovely pic's!!!

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  21. I just love the family shots showing your holiday meal prep. So often we overlook those parts of the celebration and don't photograph them.
    Thanks for the stop on the hop.:)
    Elaine-Fiskateers#7777

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  22. This has been a sweet hop to go through, your LO is super cute! I cant wait to start scrapping for this holiday.
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  23. Such lovely LO's!! ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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