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
Judy 5798 www.bepresentbereal.blogspot.com
Tracy M 6773 www.fiskarscraft.typepad.com
Tara 4402 www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com
Jean 7358 www.pagesintime.blogspot.com
Debby 2852 www.debbysdares.blogspot.com
Maya 351 www.mayadahan.blogspot.com
Tami 804 www.tamibayer.com
Michelle 7586 www.scrapbookingsos.blogspot.com
Divinity 6688 www.scrap-n-patch.blogspot.com
Cindy 4113 www.cindyderosier.com
Tifany 5942 www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
Sue 6150 www.sueinct.blogspot.com
Ladydoc Karen 2858 www.karenscorneroftheweb.blogspot.com
Stephenie 3 www.mycraftyadventures.com
Courtney 8459 (and Shelley 8356)www.youwillwontyou.blogspot.com
Groovy Deb 2644 www.ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
Pamela 8040 www.cottagebelow.com
Donna 6036 www.scissorsstampsandscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Lizzie 5926 www.ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.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. :)