Friday, December 19, 2008

Fiskars Guest Designer!!!

It's our big party day here at the Overby's household. We are having an open house and everyone is invited. Come on' over!! LOL!

I'm also excited today to share with you a project I have made for Fiskars. I'm so completely honored to be a Guest Designer for Fiskars this month.

As as I was getting ready for company, I decided that my book shelf was in need of a good dusting. I found a few half full flip photo albums; you know, the 4x6 size that are so easy to just throw your pictures into when you first get them. I had fun smiling at some of the photos from 9 or 10 years ago. Even though there were no embellies or journaling, I still enjoyed flipping through it real quick.

It suddenly became apparent to me how much more fun it can be to sit down and flip through a mini album rather than a great big, huge 12x12 album. I've always loved adding so much stuff to my page that I tend to stick to large layouts. Maybe that is overwhelming for a little kid. I'll have to ask Kelsey when she wakes up tomorrow what size she prefers! Regardless, I think there will be more mini albums in my future. They are just simply starting to make more sense to me.

This was a fun little star album and it captured lots of different memories of a Christmas from a few years ago.

















Did you know that Fiskars makes adhesive foam dots? I was just thinking today as I was getting my card ready to send off, that the last three cards that I have had published all had the 'pop dots' or 'foam dots' on them. Seems to be a current trend! I'll never forget the day that the Fiskateer Legendary Lead May Flaum, said that I had won some Fiskars adhesive and in that package included foam dots. I have loved using them ever since. This is a small RAK but they have taken me a long way so I want to offer someone else the same chance to have fun with them. I have a brand new pack of Fiskars foam dots that I will send out to a random poster. I'll announce the winner on Christmas day. Maybe I'll throw in a few other things from my stash!

I really wanted to share one other card that I recently created. It also uses the foam dots. I've also used one of my most favorite Christmas lines of all right now; Tinsel Town by Pink Paislee. It is sooooooo purty!! I abosolutely love that it can make any Christmas project perfectly gorgeous but it's also a line that you could use for any season or occasion. Mine is a simple thank you card. So, so fun. Pink and green...total faves!


Thanks for taking a peek during this very busy season.

Merry Christmas!

22 comments:

Groovy Deborah said...

Oh Julie! That is beautiful work! I love everything about the mini-book at Fiskars Crafts. Merry Christmas and enjoy your open house :)

Mardi said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! Love your card!

Sondra said...

You gave those star book instructions in the most easy to understand I have ever seen. I have made starbooks but I think I make them more complicated than that. lol Not anymore, thanks.

doverdi said...

Congrats on being a Guest Designer for Fiskars. Love your star mini album. It's gorgeous.
Diane #1329

connie said...

julie congrats on being a guest designer. I LOVE the star album and will give it a try. I also love your card (I love Pink Paislee too!) Have a merry christmas.
connie #2909

Coco said...

Congrats on being a guest designer!!! Your star album and cards are beautiful, your very talented.
Karee Sue #3609

Ms. Jackie said...

wonderful job julie. I love it. don't you love using older photos. It just brings back the time of the moment

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

Kris said...

A guest designer...you are so incredibly creative and insperational I'm sure we will all learn TONS from you!! Love the star album and can't wait to have a scrappin' day/night together!!! Great party! Thanks for the goodies, they loved them! :)
Love you!!!

Debby said...

Julie your project on FiskarsCrafts totally Rocks. I think I'm going to give this a try.

Maxine Hodges said...

Great things start with small steps. did you ever believe that the adhesive prize woudl be the beginning of big things. Love the start project. congratulations for being a guest designer .Congratulations on Fiskateer of the year. Merry CFiskateer 2981hristmas to you and yours

Leigh said...

Love the project on the Fiskars website and the card you made, too! I can understand what you were saying about mini-books-- my kids love looking at the mini-books I've made for them!

TracyP said...

Congrats on the Guest designer and what fantastic little mini books!! LOVE the star album!

valken said...

My fingers are so cold I can hardly type lol but I wanted to comment on you being a guest designer. Congratulations! I hope to try making that star album. Good instructions, thanks.

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Julie! Congrats on your Fiskars GDT spot! How super cool is that? Love the star album. Those look so fabulous opened up. And your card is gorgeous! I love that PP line, too.

Wendy Kwok said...

Congrats! Love the cards!

Scrappy Lucy said...

I'm so gonna have to try that. Would be a lot of fun. Been waiting to see your goodies! Love ya friend.

amy-jo said...

Hi Julie,
You've done a lovely job with your star book. I, too, like mini albums. Mostly because it's instant gratification. The star book is next on my list, thanks for the super easy instructions. I hope your open house was a success. Have a blessed Christmas!
Amy-Jo

Danielle Holsapple said...

CONGRATS on the FIskars gig! COOL! I cant wait to see the entire album! And your thank you card is beautiful!!!!!

Sondra said...

I just love this card! I may have said that already. lol

Staci said...

Gorgeous work, Julie! Big congrats on being a GD for fiskars, too! I've been doing more minis lately, as well - they're so much fun!

melita said...

Awesome, awesome Julie! (As I knew it would be! hehehe!) You had nothing to worry about! The card is beautiful too!!! =)

Lucy Edson said...

Gorgeous star book, Julie!! Congrats on the GDT spot this month!

Merry Christmas!

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