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Friday, March 23, 2012

Fiskateer Spring Blog Hop

Hi guys! You ready for another blog hop??? I love them! I've participated in so many -- (won a few prizes here and there) and just altogether had a great time...and of course was inspired by the bloggers' creations. So hopefully this hop will do the same for you! :)

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop

You should have come here from Michelle over at Scrapbooking SOS. If you are hopping into the middle of our blog hop and you are a Fiskateer, you can start here www.fiskateers.com.

 If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (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, simply go to www.fiskateers.com/join and join.Then, join in the fun at the beginning, www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com
We'll be hopping all weekend, March 24th and 25th to welcome spring! The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST. Some Fiskateers are offering sur-prizes...check their directions carefully to participate. If you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of the blog hop.


Kelly 6446 (and PattyB 2262)www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com

Jennifer Ashley 6361 www.asecretvintage.blogspot.com















Courtney 8459 (and Shelley 8356)www.youwillwontyou.blogspot.com




Pamela 8040 www.cottagebelow.com 




Emily 7021 http://emily.kincke.com/fiskateer-spring-blog-hop-giveaway/ (this website is very secure because it is owner maintained, you can read the certificate then simply click continue/allow to head on over to my post)


Whew! That's quite a list of bloggers, eh??? Now on to my creation.

It's springtime! I love this time of the year! Despite all the rain and mud...it's one of my favorite seasons. I love the first spring shower....the feeling I get when I see the first rainbow of the year...or smell the freshness of the air. And of course, best of all, the flowers start to bud. That's enough to put a smile on anyone's face. :)

With that in mind, I put together a card that represents "springtime" to me.


Yes, there's lots and lots of layers! :)


This card was so much fun! I made the "pot" myself -- inked the edges to make them stand out more. Then used some very old pre-punched flowers (from the Dollarama, which is an awesome dollar store here in Canada). The leaves are punched with a Fiskars mini punch...which I hadn't really found a purpose for before. Glad to finally find a way to use it! :)


Of course I Cuttlebugged the background papers:
"Distressed Strips" folder for the white paper and the "Swirls" folder for the yellow).


The borders along the sides were punched with the Fiskars "Effervescence" border punch. And finally, the buttons and bling were in my stash. :)
So that's my "spring" card. Now hop on over to Cindy's Blog to see what wonderful project she has to show. Enjoy the rest of the hop. :)

46 comments:

  1. really love the card. my goal this year is to use a lot of older stash. i think your flowers were waiting for this perfect moment to be used!

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  2. LOVE the card...and you know purple is my favorite! Purple and yellow are always so complementary to each other and it shows here. Happy you "found" your mini leaf punch to use here--it looks great behind the flowers. Thanks for hopping this weekend!

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  3. Very pretty! Love the embossed background!

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  4. now that is one cute spring card...........gonna have to try that one!!

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  5. Great card!
    Very bright & cheerful!

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  6. Such a pretty card! I love all the layers! Thanks for joining us on the hop!

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  7. Love this little treasure! Very creative. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Jessica

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  8. Flowers and border punches, can't go wrong! :)

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  9. Great card! Love the Purple and Yellow Combo. Great for Spring.
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Wow - this is so gorgeous!!! Great inspiratioN!

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  12. Beautiful card. I love how you place the leaves on the pot. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oh my gosh- I love it!! The pot has such great depth.

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  14. Beautiful!

    Fiskateer #6361
    asecretvintage.blogspot.com

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  15. All your layers and details are beautiful! A lovely card!
    Suzi 5563

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  16. I love the dimension you gave your card!

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  17. nothing says Spring like flowers! and yours are just gorgeous! Love the layers and button centers :) Perfect!

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  18. That is beautiful,I love Flowers and you sure made them pop! TY for the hop and sharing your creations!

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  19. Beautiful card! I love your color choices.

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  20. Very pretty card! I love the pot and your colors. Very spring like.

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  21. Beautiful. I love all the layers. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Amy #8546

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  22. You know how to rock the Cuttlebug backgrounds on every card I see from you! This one is just as special as any I have seen before today :) Love it! Good idea for the small punch too!

    Happy Spring, Deb♥

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  23. gosh golly!! those are flowers are amazing!!!!

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  24. I love Spring too. The flowers, colors, birds. All of it.
    Pretty card

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  25. what a great card - very "springy'

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  26. I love flower pot cards! I started one last week and need to get back to it!

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  27. Great spring card. I like the pot you made and all the embossing.

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  28. Divinity,

    What a beautiful pot of flowers! The Effervescence punch is among my favorites and was the first border punch gifted to me by a lead (Cheryl). I was still a fairly new Fiskateer and could not believe what a generous gift I was being given such a nice gift! Anyway, I like how you used the punch on your card and this card is going to make someone very happy when they get it!

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  29. Love your card! Great job on the pot. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  30. Love your border and the embossing. Thanks for sharing.
    Elaine #7777

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  31. Super great use of tools-I really enjoyed this stop.

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  32. Beautiful card Divinity - love your colour combo, punching, embossing and how you have layered your flowers, they look great with the leaves peeking out!!!
    Your pot looks great too - I can feel a scraplift coming on :)

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  33. I love your card! Really great layering!

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  34. Wonderful card Divinity! It is very springy and I can almost smell the sweet scent of fresh flowers.

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  35. Beautiful card, you did an outstanding job. Thanks for sharing your awesome card and being in the Blog Hop. Lisa #4791

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  36. What a fun, springy card!
    - Tifany #5942
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

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  37. Your card just screams SPRING! Great use of your stash!
    Amyscats #8535

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  38. Fantastic card! A great choice to share for the Hop.

    -Tanya#5407-

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  39. I love the bright colors in this card and the flowers are adorable!

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  40. Lovely colors and paper embossing. Beautiful!

    locked out

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  41. cute card. i love all the layers and texture. happy hopping!

    krafty wahine #395

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