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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fiskafriends - The Power of Community Blog Hop - Day 2

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 2

Continuing on with Birthday Cards which I never seem to have enough of, I wanted to share the one I made on Tuesday. 

(I used Stampin' Up products.)

1. Even a couple of the same item (balloons) can be used together.
2. One word repeatedly stamped works for a different effect.
3. If you repeat that word elsewhere, stamp off first (when you ink your stamp, stamp it on scrap     paper first then use it to stamp on your card) so it is lighter, it won't take away from the card and will fill that 'white' area giving it a more 'finished' look.
4. Instead of cutting your card to size, cut it 1/4" narrow so your embellishments can hang over the sides and your card will still fit in the standard envelope. 

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.)

Hint: When you run out of covers, you can make your own. To see how watch this YouTube Video.
(I do not know her, nor promoting her. I just found she explains it best as I don't make videos).

*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 3 and your final chance to be entered.

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 today's comments. You still can leave comments after 9, 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 tomorrow's post also. At the end of the hop, 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 once the hop ends. I will try and contact you if I can otherwise 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. 

Everyone (International visitors also), did you comment on yesterday's post (Day 1)? If you did, do not comment again. If you didn't, although the comments are closed for my individual prize for that day, scroll down and leave one comment so you will be entered in for the Grand Prize. 

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. Awesome creation. Very pretty in pink color.

  2. Sue, your card is so pretty. I love the balloons and the colors are perfect. Wonderful job.

  3. DELIGHTFUL card Sue!!!
    LOVE the balloons and pretty colour combo, great design too!!! I haven't tried Stampin' Up products before, looks like I will be checking them out now => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION & TOP TIPS, can't wait to see what you have to share tomorrow :)
    PS - I'm an Aussie, so please don't include me in your prize draw.

  4. Susan, another great card, as usual! I especially like how you used patterned paper for the balloon. I also like the mixing of prints. These two go together so well.

  5. Awesome card! Love your background and the pink/brown combo! Michelle #7586 PS:fellow blogger from Canada don't include me in your prize draw! Already following you!

  6. I like this card even better than yesterday's, which I wouldn't have thought possible! The colors are great and I absolutely love the pair of balloons.

  7. Thank you for the tips! I love the balloons and that they hang over the edge!

  8. So pretty, that's a wonderful design! thanks for those helpful tips. :)

  9. Thanks for the helpful card making/stamping tips!
    I've never heard of the Your Story Photo, thanks for sharing the video for that. It looks fun!

    Tanya #5407

  10. Enjoying the hop! and loved seeing your cute card!

  11. Another beautiful card!

  12. that is a very beautiful card, great color combo! love SU.

  13. another AWESOME card Fiskafriend!

  14. I know it's too late for the drawing but I wanted to tell you how cool your card is. I pinned it to my Fiskafriends board. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.

  15. I didn't realize there was a "day 2" and it is too late, but wanted to tell you ILOVE this card!!!! I hope to case it sometime.

  16. Love those balloons. Great paper choice. TFS

  17. LOVE hot air balloon cards, yours rock!


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