Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FISKAFRIENDS - THE POWER OF COMMUNITY BLOG HOP


UPDATE - The winner of my drawing is Jen Rey!!! Please be sure to contact me mjmarmo@comcast.net with your shipping information!!!


I want to thank each and every one of you who left me such wonderful feedback! I so appreciate it!!




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 Fiskateers.com - 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:

Jean Bullock, #8889,  http://ez3dpopups.blogspot.com

Susan Slomski, #6150,  http://sueinct.blogspot.com 

Cindy deRosier, #4113,  http://www.cindyderosier.com

Tifany DeGough, #5942,  http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com 

Cheryl Waters, #002,  http://blog.artsyfindings.com

Jean Marmo, #7358,  http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/  -- YOU ARE HERE

Teresa Godines #6857  http://purplebunnypapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Michelle O'Driscoll #7586  http://scrapbookingsos.blogspot.ca/

Nancy Carroll  #11488   http://nancecarroll.blogspot.com

Maya Oren-Dahan #351  http://mayadahan.blogspot.com

Amy Martin Jones #8546  http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/

Karen Poirier-Brode #2858  http://www.karenscorneroftheweb.blogspot.com

Tanya Napier #5407   http://mamabirdy-happinessishomemade.blogspot.com/

Pamela Haskin #8040  http://www.cottagebelow.com


    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!


    45 comments:

    Darnell J Knauss said...

    Congratulations on all the happy events that have been happening in your family, Jean! What a treasure you are to your children to lovingly scrap these happy times! Your photos and layouts are so well done and those thyme bottles and tags are really a fun and genius idea!! Hugs, Darnell

    Shannon Miller said...

    Great projects..thanks for sharing:)
    (canada)

    Tona said...

    How wonderful to have two marriages to celebrate.
    Your decorations were fabulous! Love the thyme bottle idea.

    Sylvia said...

    Not only do I love your wedding favors but also that your hubby helped!

    Susan Slomski said...

    Wow! You have been busy. I love the bottles and I think I am going to have to lift that someday. Everything looked fantastic and I also love your pages and that "I do" hanging on the door. Really great work!

    BethW said...

    I marvel at all you and still find time to create. You are a true artist. Love the guest gifts. I grew up with thyme growing by the side of our house. I love the smell. Congratulations to your son & fiance.

    sandyh50 said...

    Congrats and what fun! I love your layouts. You will be busy scrapping all those pictures.

    Jen Rey said...

    What a busy time for you! Wishing you and your family much happiness! I love the favors you made and the layouts are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Vicki in MD said...

    congrats on all your family's events. We too did a do it your self wedding (both son and daughter) and then a baby shower. It is the best! and to think you've already started on the lay outs - you are something. Thanks for being part of the hop - and for being part of fiskafriends!

    Regena said...

    Great Projects!! Hugs Regena

    Kelly Sas said...

    Happy FiskaFriend Birthday to you Jean! Wow, what a busy couple of years you are having but I sure enjoy seeing the crafts you have made for them. So glad you joined the hop!

    tallulah1 said...

    How fun. I am sure they love it all! Thanks for sharing!
    Janelle R

    Vicky said...

    Yes! you have been busy but all things beautiful and fun. Lovely layouts, nice color combos and designs. TFS :)

    barbara macaskill said...

    What wonderful memories your family is making! Such an exciting time in life when our kids get married and start their own families! LOVE your layouts and CONGRATULATIONS on the new additions to your family!
    I am following your blog via google connect. TFS!

    Jean Bullock said...

    Your post is great. I loved seeing the photos of the marvelous decorations, scrapbooking and favors. You are so creative. With all this experience, you should hang up a Wedding Planner shingle. Well done.

    Jennifer Earley said...

    WOW, fantastic wedding plans and decorations/gifts! Congrats on the weddings!
    ScrappyJenE @ gmail .com

    Patty Williams said...

    Love the Thyme bottles !! Did you paint them ? Congrats on all of the happy life events!

    patty 2832

    Cheryl Waters said...

    Look at you! You are one crafty lady! Just love you! Thanks for sharing your awesome projects.

    Linda Styckiewicz said...

    Banners are not as simple as they seem to look. Great j0b

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Wow. You have been one busy lady. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful projects.

    Mary McD said...

    I love how brides really personalize their weddings now. What a joy for your family to work on it together.

    Pamela Haskin said...

    Jean, what a great idea for wedding favors! I'm going to start making these for friend's birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Such a clever idea!

    Maya Oren-Dahan said...

    Congratulations! Two weddings so close, great times! Lovely projects, you did a great job!

    Suzi said...

    Ah, my FiskaFriend! You have been busy! But hasn't it been fun?!! Hugz! Gramma Suzi 5563

    d1_dawn said...

    Wow that's a lot of photos in years to come they will be so thankful for each and everyone. Thanks for sharing and for this fantastic opportunity!

    d1_dawn said...

    Wow that's a lot of photos in years to come they will be so thankful for each and everyone. Thanks for sharing and for this fantastic opportunity!

    UTs Hobby Time said...

    Congrats on all the happy events. Love all your creation you have showcased here especially your layouts. They look fabulous.

    Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

    Wow.. So many happy events and so much going on. Your projects are wonderful. Love the bottles. That is a wonderful idea.

    TracyM #6773 said...

    CONGRATULATIONS on having so many HAPPY family events Jean :)
    How wonderful that you were able to get creative for each one, making it more special for everyone!!! LOVE your sweet & clever thyme favours, love your decorations & layouts too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of the Blog Hop - I'm now a follower :)
    Hope everything goes smoothly for the bridal shower & wedding and that you get lots more fabulous photos to scrapbook!!!
    PS - I'm an Aussie, so please don't include me in your prize draw

    mish said...

    Love seeing and sharing of your crafting journey! Thanks for sharing those awesome moments with us! That layered cake is wonderful! Michelle #7586 PS:fellow blogger from Canada don't include me in your prize draw! Already following you!

    Cindy deRosier said...

    How exciting to be expanding your family through marriage! I love your projects.

    Lesa said...

    Congratulations to all in the family, Jean! The projects are so sweet and wonderful! Thank you for sharing your creativity

    Kimber Lamm said...

    Great job. I'd like to try a banner.

    LauraB said...

    no RAK please
    just wanted to say what a great favor idea and I bet it smelled good too.

    ilovecwbyz said...

    Great job on documenting!
    Susan Allen #2072
    ilovecwbyz@aol.com

    Karen Poirier-Brode said...

    Lovely. So fun to craft for happy times like an enlarging family! Thanks for being part of the hop!

    MamaBirdy said...

    Looks like you will have plenty material to work with!
    The favors are such a clever idea. From the heart!

    Tanya #5407

    Heather Thompson said...
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    Heather Thompson said...

    these projects all rock, what a busy time and fun time you have had preparing. Thanks for sharing.


    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Laney said...

    I love wedding crafts and your decorations are so cute. Congratulations to the happy couples.
    Elaine#7777

    kellystar said...

    Well you have been a busy bee...love those homemade treasures!

    LChippy76 said...

    Very Creative Craft Projects!!!
    LOVE them all!!!! TFS!!!

    Nancy Carroll said...

    What an awesome posting, you have been busy, wonderful decorations, favors, well everything!

    Jen Rey said...

    Thank you so much Jean! I'm so excited! I sent you an email. :)

    TracyM #6773 said...

    CONGRATULATIONS Jen :)