Sunday, November 18, 2007




I finished my ITOEN tea and noticed the container would make a great something....hhhmmmmm What in the world could I do with it? After cleaning it out, I cut it halfway off with my handy scissors from Pampered Chef. I recycled the top and kept the bottom half.






Next I measured the length and width and added 3 1/2" to the height and 1 1/2" for the length. Next, roll the hem on both long ends. Next, cut elastic the circumferance of the top then the bottom so you will have two pieces of elastic. Quarter Mark fabric and elastic and zig zag sew on by matching the marks on the fabric and elastic. Do this with both sides. Finally stitch the edges together and Walla......




a covered container you can put whatever into it. I do believe I will give this as a gift for Christmas. I will put some fun tools into it for the receipient.
Have fun altering your next project!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Funny Farm

Stephenie Hamen presented we Fiskateers with a challange....She drew a sketch for us to make a layout from!

The ribbon's on the left hold tags which pull out and have journaling. The font was from Doodlecharms for Cricut. I used my trusty Xyron sticker maker to adhere the lettering.....

Saturday, November 3, 2007

In Stitches


Elements used in this layount include: machine stitching, computer generated font and Sizzix™ Bigz Pumpkins.

First I found a cute stitch on my sewing machine to stitch the dotted background page in place, next I adhered the green paper to the background paper by using my Fiskars™ eyelet punch. Use this instead of a paper punch because it doesn't limit to where you can punch...It is wonderful! Next, I placed to brads on each end then added chipboard then added journaling.

I have lots of picture from our trip to Tanaka and wanted to use my space so added three pictures to this layout and added a strip of background paper to accent them. I cut out pumpkins from my Bigz and ran them through my Xyron™ sticker maker for super easy and quick placement!

The font I used was CK Fingerpaint on Microsoft Word. I cut them out using my Fiskars™ scissors and ran them through my sticker maker and adhered them to my layout. Finally, for a touch of sparkled, I added glitter to the chipboard and fonts...

Friday, November 2, 2007

Welcome

Welcome to my first blog... I am proud to be Fiskateer 1021. It is inspiring to learn and create with fellow fiskateers. I will start posting goodies on my site soon!!! Keep checkin' in.... Thanks for lookin' in... Meanwhile, take a look at the video below...

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