Thursday, March 26, 2015


Welcome to the Fiskafriends Blog Hop. Who are we and what are we about? Here is a bit of background.

History: In 2006, Fiskars created - which consisted of a blog, forums and gallery.  As people joined the community, they were consecutively assigned identifying numbers, added to their online user names. In fact Fiskars sent everyone a pair of scissors with their number on it. I am # 7358 A vibrant, close-knit creative community evolved from this event.  Membership was required to view the gallery and forums and participate in the Fiskateer events. In December of 2013, Fiskars closed the forums and gallery.

Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 

March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a Fiskafriend Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 

Giveaway prizes?  Of course! Everyone loves a giveaway! We will have an end of the hop giveaway with fabulous prizes. In addition to the end of the hop giveaway, some of our bloggers are offering giveaway prizes of their own on their posts. 

The hop starts over at Fiskafriends and you should have come here from Cheryl's blog.

I want to welcome you to my blog. If you are a new visitor, I'd love it if you would follow and/or sign up for my email. 

It has been a busy two years for my family. In October 2013, my daughter was engaged. Our son followed with his engagement in February of 2014. In September 2014 Jennifer was married and this June will be Rob's wedding.

You can imagine what I have been working on!! I thought I would share some of these projects with you.

In June we had a lovely shower for Jennifer and I was happy to make decorations!

Jennifer, her dad and I made the favors for her wedding. It was a sweet little bottle which we filled with thyme grown in our garden. Each bottle had two tags - one which said "Thank you for spending this thyme with us" and the other with their names and the date. We made 150 of them!

Of course, I did manage to make a layout of this!

The photographer took over 1700 photos which I have also started scrapping!

My son has started the preparations for his wedding! I was allowed along as they picked out their tuxes!!

And the shower will be at my house in April and I have begun those decorations!

Thank you for stopping by and for letting me share what I have been up to! Stay tuned for more wedding projects and layouts! 

Leave a comment to be entered into my drawing (sorry US only). To be eligible for the Sponsor's prizes please leave a comment on the three Preview Posts. Then go back to the Blog hop post and leave a comment.  

If you are lost or need to start at the beginning, please  go to FISKAFRIENDS to start the hop!!

Here is the complete list of hoppers:

  1. Jean Bullock, #8889, 
  2. Susan Slomski, #6150, 
  3. Cindy deRosier, #4113,
  4. Tifany DeGough, #5942, 
  5. Cheryl Waters, #002,
  6. Jean Marmo, #7358, (You are here)
  7. Teresa Godines #6857  (Go to Teresa next)
  8. Michelle O'Driscoll #7586
  9. Nancy Carroll  #11488
  10. Maya Oren-Dahan #351
  11. Amy Martin Jones #8546
  12. Karen Poirier-Brode (Ladydoc) #2858
  13. Tanya Napier #5407
  14. Pamela Haskin #8040
  15. Stasia Sloma #9314
  16. Tracy Moloney  #6773
  17. Kim Chenez #5612

I will send a small RAK to one of my commenters.(Sorry but US only).  Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you.

Thank you again for visiting and commenting! I love hearing from each of you!

90 Days

90 Days and counting until Rob and Beth's wedding! I know because the wedding invitations went out!!! I had to scrap mine ( well actually for this layout, I made a quick copy of it. I only have one and want to save it).

Adding this to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Birds of a feather.I used gesso for stamping, texture paste with a stencil and lots of stamps.

Entering this in Simonsssays Wednesday Anything goes Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my happiness!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jaxson's Magic Carpet

When Jen married Shawn she added a dog and two cats to her life! Jaxson is a Min Pin who is a bundle of delight. He rushes outside and after scoping things out, settles down on his rug. Jen and Shawn refer to it as his Magic Carpet.

  I used a piece of brown textury fabric for my carpet.  I added sparkle paste for the clouds. Stencils and stamps were used on the background. I stamped the paper and fabric and added gold paint stamping as well. 

Adding this Simonsays Monday challenge One Stamp Many Ways. 

Thanks fo rstopping by! As always I appreciate each and every comment!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fiskafriends: Blog Hop Prize Preview! Day One

We are celebrating the First Anniversary of our Fiskafriends crafters group with a blog hop featuring the creativity of our members. (Click here to view a brief history of the Fiskafriends group.)

The blog hop begins on March 27th at 6PM (PDT) and will end on March 29th at 11:59 PM PDT. The full contest rules and blog hop list will be revealed on the blog on March 27th. We have three fabulous sponsors for our giveaway.  Over the next three days we will be introducing them to you. Be sure to read down to the end to know more.

Our first sponsor is the talented Alda Stevens, founder and owner of the Flying Unicorn online store.

The Flying Unicorn store offers prompt shipping, excellent customer service, and an inventory of more than 15,000 quality products and tools suitable for scrap booking, canvas art, mixed-media art, card making, altered objects, and other forms of paper crafting

Also offered are  Your Passion, Your Art  Monthly Kits. There are four kits per monthly release. The Main Kit -Your Passion Your Art, and three add on kits: Mixed Art, Mixed Passion, and Small Art.  Alda is wonderful at choosing just the right materials and supplies for these kits – quality products at excellent value. No subscription or membership is required to order these fine kits, and you can pre-order them before the release. Click here for more details.


Alda is giving away ALL FOUR of the April Release kits as sponsor prizes for our hop. They haven't been released yet, so I can only show you some sneak peek previews. The main kit is pictured above.  There is much more in the kits than pictured. You won't be disappointed. Alda will be providing us sneak peeks of the Creative Team's projects created with the kit on the Flying Unicorn Facebook Page. 

Look forward to having you join us!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


We recently spent a week in Phoenix visiting our daughter and her husband( still sounds funny to say that). Our son and his fiance joined us at the end of the week. We love hanging out with the four of them!

Saw this sketch over at StuckSketches

Here is my layout
Thank you for stopping by!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Unity Friends with Flair

Made a card for this week's Unity Friends With Flair.

I used this stem stamp and then cut it out. Love this quote stamp!

Entering this in Simonssays Spring Pinterest  Inspiration Challenge. Flowers and green caught my eye!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Spring!!

Time for a new Sketch

It is time for a new sketch over at MYSCRAPSANDMORESKETCHES

This sketch is from the talented Ashley Horton.

And - here is my take
I decided to use maps and globes for the circles. Yes - that is indeed my passport from 1967!!

I used my stencils from Mary Nasser and modeling paste! G45 Come Away With Me was the perfect collection to use!

Would love to have you join us at MYSCRAPSANDMORESKETCHES!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom

In February, my mom turned 87. She and my sister spend the summer feeding and enjoying hummingbirds. She also enjoys growing strawberries in a pot on her deck. So when I saw a strawberry hummingbird feeder that can attach to the window, I knew it was the perfect present. She was just delighted!

I am entering this in the Scrapourstash STENCIL challenge. My items are
S- stencil (painted hearts), t- tape with words, e - embellishments, n - numbers, c - cluster, i - inked edges, l - lace.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Still Time

Don't forget you still have time to complete this month's sketch over at Myscrapsandmoresketches!

You can have so much fun with this one! Paint, embellies, stencils! The options are endless!

Here is my layout

Would love to see your layout!  Let me know if you link up!!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tried something new

I made this thank you card and used emboossing powder for the image. Then I colored using Koi Watercolor Brushes.

Sorry for the less than perfect photo. Took it late at night. I like how it turned out.

Entering this in Unity Friend's With Flair!
Thanks for stopping by!