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Friday, March 27, 2015

Fiskafriends - The Power of Community Blog Hop - Day 1

This hop is open to everyone! International visitors are included for a chance of winning the Grand Prize!

Welcome! If you came from Jean Bullock's blog then you are in the right place. 
If not, please go to the beginning at the Fiskafriends Blog.

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. In addition to the Grand Prize, some of the blogs are offering prizes too but be sure to read each blog's rules and requirements as some may not provide international mailing.

Day 1

Happy Birthday Fiskafriends!!!  We are a year old!

Here is a better look at it.

I must admit it! I ate the cake and ice cream but I hope you like the birthday card. 

Boarder punches are not just for scrapbook pages.
Use half of a punch to give your page or card feet or fancy tops/bottoms as well.
Just a splash of color goes a long way. 
Not every card has to have one fold.

What's a blog hop without a blog prize? I have a Your Story Photo that I will be giving away. (US Only but those international skip to "*"). You may be wondering what is it. The best way to explain it is just have you watch this on YouTube. (I don't know her but she shows what it is and how to use it the best.)

*Just leave one comment on this post including International Visitors so you go into the drawing for the Grand Prize which is open Internationally. Those of you in the US, your comment will enter you in my giveaway drawing automatically. (You do not have to follow my blog but I would love it if you did.)

Remember to come back tomorrow for Day 2. I have a new post and another chance for you to win a giveaway. 

How it works:

I will be closing comments for my give-a-way each day at 9:00PM EST (with the arrival of the new post) and use 'Randy' (Random Generator) to pull one name from that day's comments. You still can leave comments, you just won't be included in that day's pick for my drawing. (However, you will still be entered for the Grand Prize drawing.)  I will be doing the same for the following two days. At the end, these semi-finalist names will then be put in (so there will be three of you, one from each day) and again Randy will pick one of you as the Final Winner. Remember, you will have three days to claim your prize. I will try and contact you but if I can't please check back by Thursday to see if you are the winner. (If left unclaimed, on Friday I will pick a new winner.) Good Luck to all!

~I am not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen prizes. I mail at the PO and will have proof of mailing it to you. However, whatever happens from that point is beyond my control.

Remember, if you would like to be eligible for the sponsor giveaway (Grand Prize) start at the Fiskafriends blog, follow the instructions there but be sure to leave one comment on this post. At the end of the hop I will use "Randy" to choose a name (international hoppers are included too) and turn it in. For details on how they pick the winners from the names all the blogs turn in, please see the Fiskafriends Blog for their details. 

Thanks for hopping by but now it is time for you to hop on over to another wonderful Fiskafriend, Cindy deRosier, #4113.

Full Blog Hop List

Start here: Fiskafriends 

  1. Jean Bullock, #8889
  2. Susan Slomski, #6150    (You are here)
  3. Cindy deRosier, #4113
  4. Tifany DeGough, #5942
  5. Cheryl Waters, #002
  6. Jean Marmo, #7358
  7. Teresa Godines #6857
  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


  1. I love your birthday card! I must say that I never gave 1/2 punch on the bottom of cards any thought. What a great tip!

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  3. I'm tickled orange (in honour of the Fiskateers) to be here! It's wonderful of you to be part of the hop! So here we go and I do love, love, love the card, so creative! I will have to 'lift' it! It won't let me publish as Rhonda, but here I am anyway!

  4. I just love your trifold card and love the tip on using half a punch for the card feet.

  5. Think I'm going to use your card as inspiration for a special Easter card! I ate some cake (way too much in fact) in honor of the day. Thank you for doing this-it's great to get some more in depth time with our old Fiskafirends.

  6. I just love this Tri-fold card! Great idea. I've made a few accordian cards and they are fun! I'll have to try that trick with the punches! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I love that screen type card (and I just got that birthday set) what a great idea - thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop!

  8. Happy FiskaFriend Birthday to you Sue! What a great way to use boarder and regular punches. Definitely will be trying that. Thanks also for the great prize! I would be thrilled. To and a Your Story to my crafting tools!!!

  9. love ur trifold card!!thanks for sharing..Hugs Regena #6124

  10. Love your card and the punching you used. Thanks for adding to the hop!

  11. Wonderful card! I'd love to know the size of the paper and the measurements for the scores. The little legs on the bottom are so cute! And that's a wonderful prize, tfs. :)

  12. Love your card, and a great reminder to look at your tools in new and interesting ways. Thanks for sharing!
    Janelle R

  13. I absolutely love your card! I have seen similar before and keep saying I am going to make one but never remember to when I am in my craft room! Maybe today I will remember to! You have inspired me so I am going to just DO IT!! Thank you! LOVE the your story tool! Thanks for the chance to win it! I am a new blog follower!

  14. Great post! I love the card and your blog is wonderful. Wonderful giveaway too. I pinned it to my new Fiskafriend board.

  15. Great idea of the shaped card. I will have to remember to do that more often !

    patty 2832

  16. Nice card, I am so into svg I sometimes forget other parts of card making. Thanks for bringing me back.

  17. What a great card and visit! TFS

  18. What.... You did not share the cake???? and I wanted to lick the screen.....LOL. I do like your birthday card. The shape and colors are great.

  19. What a great tip about the border punches! I never would've thought of using them that way but the look is great! Thanks =]

  20. Love your three sided card! I'll have to give it a try! ANd, what a fun giveaway you are having.

  21. Love your card, Sue! Especially those feet, so clever!
    Congratulations on your new grandson, what a cutie!

  22. Wow- what a wonderful card!!

  23. Love the card! And love you! Hugz!

  24. This is such a neat card. I love the shape and your details are wonderful. Thank you for sharing it. HUGS

  25. Enjoy your Card!!!
    Thanks for Sharing!!!

  26. FABULOUS card Sue - I LOVE fancy folds and decorative edges, your stamping is FUN too!!!
    Sorry, but I really do have to ask more about it. Is it three panels adhered together or one piece scored & folded? How big is it? And last but not least, what punches did you use? The top section looks like the Scallop Sentiment border punch, not sure about how you created the fancy "legs" for the base sections though.
    THANK YOU for being part of this Blog Hop and for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, I look forward to trying my hand at a fancy card like yours soon :)
    PS - I'm an Aussie, so please don't include me in your prize draw.

  27. Awesome card! Love the Tri-Fold card and how you used your border punches! I too am wondering about those "legs" on the card...looks like a bracket type styled punch? Michelle #7586 PS:fellow blogger, don't include me in your prize draw! Already following you and love seeing your creations!

  28. I love your card! It looks great and is such a versatile design. How fun!

  29. Love it! Can you share where the sentiment stamps came from? Thanks, Sue! Lesa #5200

  30. Love that card! Thanks for the tips

  31. that is simply a GREAT card Fiskafriend!

  32. Love this card. It's so beautiful.

  33. What an awesome idea for how to use a border punch!


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