Friday, September 10, 2010

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop


Welcome to our weekend blog hop.  If you've come to my blog from Fiskateer  Marianne then have been hopping along with us.  But I'm sure you will like to start from the beginning so head on over to the Fiskateers blog. Take your time thru the weekend & visit all the blogs.  There are some amazing projects showcased on them.  I'm sure you will be bookmarking or following many blogs along the hop to come back again and again.  Thanks to Debby Lewis for organizing the hop.  So have you been inspired so far.  There are so many creative gals in the Fiskateers group.  I've met so many great people in the Fiskateers group.  


For those of you who don't know me... My name is Suz Gray & I'm known on the web as "craftysuz".  I got that name at age 8 because I would ask for craft kits from the Sears Catalog at Christmas & was always making something.  I'm Fiskateer number 6135.   I'm a longtime scrapbooker.  I have many albums created before there was an industry.  I love anything paper and have enjoyed evolving; developing my style.  I also love to make cards & enjoy sending some of them to Operation Write Home which is an organization that supplies blank handmade cards to our deployed military.  Making cards has caused me to have a "stamp addiction".  To fund my "habit" I sell {ippity} by Unity Stamps here.  All of them are on sale with free shipping.


Sorry for the quality of the photos my so took my DSLR to work so I was stuck with the little old point & shoot at the my LSS & I wasn't used to the lighting there so there are some shadows.  


This is new Fancy Pants Lilac House.  I use my micro point Fiskars scissors to fussy cut images from paper & of course my Fiskars Trimmer..  I'm always using the decorative border punches (I can't believe I didn't use them on any of these pages lol).



No girly layout is complete without some Prima Flowers.






I like stamping on inexpensive canvas from the fabric store.






Echo Park Paper is a new scrapbook company that is stirring up quite the buzz right now.  Here's a page about my best friend Lori & her kitty using their products.



I love the bright colors & banner

The last page I would like to share is a heritage page using an old photo of my grandmother.  She loved fashion.  The new My Mind's Eye is just gorgeous & oh so elegant.  It was perfect for this page.

The flower was made with vintage 1920's hand dyed silk ribbon that I've been saving for just the right story to tell.  It's a perfect match for the MME papers..





**** Woops I forgot to post my giveaway when I was working on this at 1 AM lol... leave a comment & I'll use random number generator to pick a winner.  Prize is Ippity stamp set A Little Buggy MSRP $18.  Comments posted prior to 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, September 12th will be in the drawing.  Follow me & leave another comment for an extra chance..  All comments made before 11 am will auto get 2 entries since I lost my mind and didn't have this posted lol




Well I've kept you long enough.  I hope you will come back & visit again. Now off you go to Jennifer Priest's blog.  She has some beautiful inspiration for you.


Thanks so much for hopping along with us.  Have a wonderful weekend & remember to do something creative....

71 comments:

Debby said...

CrafySuz your work is incredible. I loved everyone of them.

Karin Hall said...

Lovely projects Karin H #6470

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful layouts Suz!!!
Love the photos and how your layouts complement them perfectly :)
I am now a follower and will definitely be coming back to have a better look around your site - I have so many crafty ideas flying around my head just from looking through your first page.

Kelly Massman said...

Gorgeous layouts! especially the top one! :-)
7120

Shannon Marie said...

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

KateB said...

loved all the layouts!!I spy TH so...and yes, the new MME stuff is fab-I'm in love with all the Lost & Found...since I handcut, I will have to get a pair of micro scissors too. I'm such a pro that that I just use my fingertip knife and then refine with whatevers on hand lol.

Kate F 4529

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK,LOVE THE STAMP SET.

Donna said...

Your layouts are incredible!! Thank you so much for the great blog hop!! Donna #4454

doverdi said...

Just hopping thru all the blogs to say hello to fellow blog hop participants. Gorgeous layouts & embellies. I'm going to have to try stamping on canvas. I've got some around here I think. doverdi #1329

Shirley said...

wonderful layouts!

CraftyAlice said...

These were lovely layouts. New fiskateer #7351

Stayce DeWid said...

Great job

Go Orange!
Stayce #2985
www.staycedewid.com

Tona said...

Love your projects! I became a follower.
Tona #4437

patty w said...

You do lovely work ! Love the sisters page alot !

Just now getting here, it kept saying service unavailable earlier !

signing up to follow ..

patty 2832

pinkyxoxo said...

Very nice projects! I to love my micro scissors!
Cheryl #4362

Tifany said...

Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

Tifany #5942

Tifany said...

And I'm now a follower!

Tifany #5942

Stephanie said...

such great layouts. love the rose. these ippity stamps are pretty cool too. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the layouts.
Joanfiskateer 808

donna maui said...

Love everything, but your grandmom piece is the best! donna m. #7352

Betsy said...

Suz...great pages...I love flowers on girly stuff too!!!

kellystar said...

I love all your layouts, but especially the one of your grandma. That pink flower ribbon is just beautiful. I was admiring the ippity stamps too...that caterpillar is adorable. I'm a follower now!

Lesa said...

Gorgeous pages! I can't wait to try stamping on canvas.

Jennybean said...

beautiful layouts!

Jennybean said...

I'm a follower!

Connie said...

Your work is beautiful but I must say the photo of your grandmother is "amazing"

Joanne said...

Beautiful layout! gorgeous silk ribbon. I especially like the arrangement you made with the prima flowers!

Joanne
#7173

jigglipuff7575 said...

Thanks for the rak. your pages are great.


Ashani # 4682

Carol N said...

Your layouts are great. I especially like the vintage one about your grandmother. TFS

Carol N said...

I've also signed up as a follower. Forgot to tell you that.

Godzoned said...

wow all those projects and all so awesome. love your creativity.
and those stamps are adorable!

marla said...

Wow your work is incredible. I love your silk ribbon flower. Echo Park has great papers. Thanks for a chance to win. I am also a blog follower now!!

AngieMSaunders said...

wow ur love of everything crafty shows in your art....beautiful my fav is your grandmothers layout the silk ribbon found its home...angie

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.

BJ said...

very nice.
thanks for the chance to win.

BJ said...

I'm a follower :0)

Dot said...

Great layouts! Love those flowers!
I'm now a follower!
Dot #6703

Chris C said...

Wow your work is so detailed and amazing.

Christine C #2264

Tami B. said...

Beautiful layouts. Love the story behind the flower

Katherine said...

Wow! What wonderful layouts! Love your style!

Katherine #6847

Jean said...

Wonderful layouts!!

New to many of these blogs and am having fun hopping.

mjmarmo@comcast.net

jackie 4124 said...

Really like your LOs. Great papers.

Mary said...

Mary #5509,
I became a follower!
I love your stuff! Super beautiful! Thanks for sharing with me.

Kat said...

Beautiful layouts...love the flowers. What wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

NanaBeth said...

Your layouts are stunning. Just perfect! Thank you for such beautiful inspiration. I am so glad I got a chance to see your blog.

Donna said...

The LO with your grandmother is so awesome! The silk ribbon was indeed a perfect embellie.

Donna said...

I am now a follower. Please continue to share your talent.

weze said...

great layouts and I even became a follower to see more!

Paper Patti said...

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Patti #3651

michelle said...

I am adding you to my blogs to read . . . I love your work!

Michelle 3624

Divinity said...

great layouts! i'm not really into the vintage look myself, but i can truly appreciate what you created. love all the details!!! and that banner on the cat page --- love love love it!!!

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

CraftySu- Love the story of how you got your nickname at such a young age =). Your work is BEAUTIFUL. I would love for you to be a guest blogger for us sometime- email me!

And a favorite? I love heritage pages and your GG was rocking that gorgeous dress- loved the handmade silk rose ribbon too =)

Thanks for sharing!
Angela 009

Colleen said...

love the layouts thanks for sharing

Laura Bray said...

Love all the flowers you use in your lay-outs!

beulahmom said...

Super layouts! Love your flowers too.

Karee Sue said...

such pretty layouts

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Thank you for sharing so many great LOs! I really like the flower you made on the page with your grandmother!

Manhattan Mandie said...

WOW! Those layouts are GORGEOUS!!!! You are one talented lady!

Groovy Deborah said...

I Love yout style! Beautiful pics for beautiful layouts :)
Deb♥

Melissa said...

what great pages and I love the stamp set crossing my fingers :)

mikj said...

I love the French LO - beautiful pages!

Kelly Sas said...

Wow! You really do a great job. I love the Sisters LO and also the one of your grandmother. The flowers on both are amazing.

Kelly Sas said...

I (Kelly Sas, Kelly #6558)am also a follower now too! Great blog!

~Kim said...

Great projects. I signed up as a follower ;) I love the idea re: stamping on canvas. Pretty clever!


Kim 5612

Peg said...

I love the flowers. Great job on the projects. Canvas is fun to work with. Thanks for sharing these with us.

ChangedbyHim said...

Thank you for the close-ups of your work. They are what make it all worth it for those of us who are learning new techniques.
Superb job.

karenvonbaron said...

love your layouts. Thanks for the close-ups...that's helpful to us with bifocals!! ;)
Karen #4500

MaryNSC said...

O MY goodness ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!

goldyfish said...

Beautiful LO's. Tyfs Best Wishes Lucinda #7098

sandyh50 said...

Oh my, you do fantastic work! I became a follower.

sandy 4165

Rosalee said...

Awesome lookin' LO Suz. This hop is so much fun.
Hugs, Rosalee #5977