Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop.  You should have come from



 If you are hopping into the middle of our blog hop and you are a Fiskateer, you can start here  at the Fiskateer website http://www.fiskateers.com/

If  you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers  (http://www.fiskateers.com/) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start).  There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities.  If you would like to join in the inspiration of Fiskateers, or would like to learn more, check out this link on the website    Join
 To start at the beginning, go to  Kelly's for a complete list of blog hop stops.


We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th  and 25th  to welcome spring!   Some Fiskateers are offering prizes so check their directions carefully to participate.
The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST.
Last week my daughter successfully defended her Dissertation for her PhD. Of course, I had to scrap that moment. I surprised her by having a friend buy a bottle of  champagne to have once she returned to her apartment. 

I used my favorite Notebook border punch as well as the Peacock Corner Punch. 
Did you know that the Fiskars SureCut Scrapbooking Paper Trimmer has a lifetime warranty? I did not know that until I sent them a question about my guide wire fraying. In less than a week I had a new replacement part which was easy to install!
Now that is great service!!
I want to thank you for stopping by! I'd love to have you sign up as follower. I will be sending a small RAK  to a person chosen from those who comment AND are followers. I will choose that name first thing Monday morning.  Just answer this question ..............

What was your first Fiskars tool? 
I have a pair of pinking scissors that are probably 25 years old! Have no idea where I got them but  they are still in my desk. 

The next stop on the Hop is Debby #2852.

Thank you for stopping!! 




55 comments:

  1. HUGE congratulations to your daughter!!! Absolutely AWESOME news!!! :) hugs... Tracy

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  2. Love how you just have little bits of the notebook punch here and there on the page...congrats to your daughter and thanks for being part of the hop!

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  3. Thanks for being part of the HOP. That was a fun idea for a celebration and cool to scrap it.

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  4. well done to your daughter, that is awesome !!!you know how hard it was to remember my 1st Fiskars tool LOL...especially as i've been scrapping for almost 7 yrs...it was the truty, purple Fiskars trimmer,thanks for the RAK chance

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  5. First, big congrats to your daughter! WTG!
    Now, I'm a new follower and I'm loving your blog. Will visit often. Awesome to scrap the big event and love that notebook punch!

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  6. Hey Jean, Love your page! You must be so proud of your daughter. My first Fiskars tool was my very own pair of orange handled scissors that Mom gave me when I started sewing. I'm now following your blog.

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  7. great layout!! love it! my first fiskars tool was my old black and orange trimmer. i got it from the uk when i lived there. and now my daughter uses it!

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  8. Great Page and Wonderful Achievement to capture! As well as scrap! I love the notebook border punch too! My first Fiskars Tool was a pair of Scissors when I was learning how to sew!
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  9. Firstly I have to say congratulations to your daughter, what a great achievement!!!

    Secondly, beautiful layout Jean - love your bold colour combo and fancy flourishes, a great way to celebrate this special moment :)

    And last but not least, I am pretty sure that my 1st Fiskars tool was scissors, had them for years and years and years.

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  10. Of course my first Fiskars tool was my orange scissors YEARS AGO! Congrats AGAIN on your daughter and her doctorate!

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  11. Awesome moment to scrap. A great layout to remember.

    First Fiskars Tool: my micro-tip scissors

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  12. Fabulous layout! I love how you used bits of punched borders!
    Congratulations to your daughter! What a big accomplishment!

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  13. Scissors was my 1st tool! Love how Fiskars stands by their tools & have taken them up on their warranty a couple of times!
    Louise #3903

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  14. Great layout, and congratulations to your daughter!

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  15. Big congrats to your daughter! Fun that you had champaign waiting for her! Love the Layout! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  16. I love your layout and the border punches are subtle and add so much! Congratulations to your daughter too! I cannot pick a favorite Fiskars tool because I love them all. Right now I am falling in love with the convenience of the new stacking, inter-changable border punches. Awesome!

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  17. Congrats to your daughter!I'm sure you are both very proud. Lovely layout. My first fiska tool would be my small Fiskars scissors. The micro tips I used for my cross stitch projects. Now I'm doing mostly paper crafts so I have so many more tools. But always want more. Thanks for sharing
    Hugs, Jessica (I'm now a follower)

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  18. Congrats to your daughter! That is huge! I love what you made.

    My favorite Fiskars tool is my microtip scissors. I use them for everything! They are especially awesome for a lefty like me, since they don't have directionality.

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  19. The notebook punch is one of my favorites too!

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  20. hi there! great layout! :)

    my first fiskar tool (unknown to me at the time) was a fiskars ruler. it's STILL one of my most used fiskar products :)

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  21. My paper trimmer was the first Fiskars tool that I bought!! I still LOVE it.

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  22. I love your layout. I think that using the notebook border punch was perfect for this layout. My first Fiskars tool was a pair of scissors.

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  23. Love them..

    My first Fiskars tool was my orange handled scissors. I've had them since I was a kid. ;)

    Fiskateer #6361
    asecretvintage.blogspot.com

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  24. Congrats to your daughter! My first Fiskars tool was scissors, and that was many, many years ago!

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  25. Fabulous layout! Love your title! My first Fiskars tool....a paper cutter, little one, grey and I still have it :)

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  26. Congrats to your daughter,a beautiful tribute to her.My first Fiskars tool was my scissors,such great inspiration,TY for the hop.

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  27. Great layout Jean and big Congrats to your daughter. My first Fiskars tool was my paper timmer. It's small which I like because I can just put it in my bag and go. I've had it for about 13 yrs or so.

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  28. My first tool was a trimmer unfortunately my cousin sold it along with a slew of other product I had. What great service from Fiskars!

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  29. Love your layout & congrats to your daughter.
    My 1st fiskars tool was a pair of scissors, then i graduated to decorative edge scissors.
    I became a follower :)

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  30. Congrats to your daughter!!!! I love the page. I am a follower and my first Fiskars tool was the paper trimmer which I still use. It is the gray one. (My second was the scissors that they sent with my number on them and my collection grew from there.)

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  31. Thanks for sharing! You must be so proud of your daughter! I signed up to follow you! My first Fiskars tool was the paper trimmer with the little orange sliding blade. I still keep spare blades and prefer it for some projects when I want an accurate cut inside a project, rather than slicing through.

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  32. Such a huge accomplishment for her and the family as well. You did good :) Now on to your lo...love the use of the Notebook punch and Peacock too! Another fab lo by you Jean :)

    My first Fiskars had to be the Seagull Edgers :)
    Deb♥

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  33. You are so right. Fiskars does have the best customer service. I have that same paper trimmer( Which I love) and the guide wire broke. In no time I had the replacement.

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  34. Congrats to your daughter. That's a great achievement

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  35. Right now my fav fiskatool is my microtip scissors. But it changes often lol.

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  36. What a memory of which you will always be proud! I really like your LO and how you used just small piece of paper with the notebook border punch - that really caught my eye for some reason.

    I am already a follower, by the way.

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  37. Great layout of your daughter's accomplishment.
    I am a follower and my first Fiskars tool was a pair of orange handled scissors.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  38. Cute page and congrats to your DD.

    I also love your lemon background on your blog !

    My first tool was either scissors or garden pruners!

    No need to enter me -- I have been unfollowing and unsubscribing to most blogs lately - just not enough time and too much email congestion-

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  39. I think my first tool was either the purple trimmer or a cutting mat that I used for sewing.
    Have a great day! Elaine #7777

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  40. CONGRATULATIONS!! To you and your daughter. You both must be very proud. Great LO and use of punches. One of the things I LOVE about Fiskars is how they back their products. I have no idea what my first Fiskars tool was, probably some shaping scissors. I had those before I even owned a trimmer. Donna #6036

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  41. Congrats... I'm sure you are so proud of your daughter.
    -Sylvia #5019

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  42. Such fantastic news-congratulations to our beautiful daughter.#2 son is in the process of his final draft for his masters.
    Got to have my sure-cut trimmer.Finally straight edges!

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  43. Congratulations to both of you! She's lovely, as well. My first tool... I think my orange handle scissors. They have lasted for a LONG time - and they still cut like a champ. I fully support Fiskars - just look around my home.

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  44. Congrats to your daughter! You must be so proud!!!
    My first Fiskars tool was a pair of scissor snips :o)

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  45. Congratulations to your daughter! Great layout. My first tool was a paper trimmer. Now a follower. Thanks for sharing and for being part of the HOP. Lisa Fiskateer #4791

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  46. What a great accomplishment for your daughter!

    My first Fiskars tool was a pair of scissors. I am not sure if it was regular scissors or pinking shears that were first.

    - Tifany #5942
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  47. My first: Orange handled scissors!!!

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  48. Congrats to your daughter - that's quite a feat! Nice layout.

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  49. Congrats to your daughter!

    What a special moment for her and You!
    Thanks for sharing this with us on the Hop
    -Tanya #5407-

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  50. Congratulations to your daughter!!! And great layout!

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  51. Paper trimmer! So excited for your daughter! I am a follower!

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  52. Great news and a great card. Beautiful layout and details. :)

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