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Friday, March 27, 2015

Fiskafriends - The Power of Community Blog Hop - March 27th to 29th

Welcome to the 1st Fiskafriends Blog Hop

FISKAFRIENDS - THE POWER OF COMMUNITY BLOG HOP

Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 


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. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 


So, on to my post for the 1st Fiskafriends Blog Hop
I am sure we have a great line up for you! You have probably came through a few blogs already. Last would have been Fiskateer #6857 Teresa's blog "Purple Bunny Paper Crafts"
If you miss any links you can always go back to Fiskafriends blog for the links. I have come to know many of these bloggers and love seeing their creations.

I have a (PHD) page for you! 
What is a PHD? Somewhere in my scrapbooking adventure I found this term...Which stands for Page(s) Half Done (PHD)...I loved it because I usually have a few of these! Usually after a crop or retreat, I end up forgetting something or just need to find the date for the event. I ended up making a D-ring Binder just for my PHDs!

My PHD page has been started a few years ago, actually in the United States! It made it's way to Canada and finally became a finished page!

I started the page in the United States with only my pictures matted and attached to the layout, but it was just needed a boost that missing something!

So, after packing up, moving and finally unpacking my PHD Binder. I got to play again! This time with a new Scrappy Friend in Canada, who just happened to have been working on a page using the Create A Critter Cartridge! I cut out the horse and title words "Howdy" from that cartridge and my page began to take shape.
 I still wanted a little more to play off my daughter's cowboy hat. The one she was wearing and the one she placed on our boy, Skipper during his afternoon nap. Using the star and cowboy hat images from A Child's Year I cut them out in coordinating paper. Adding a bit of fiber to the cowboy, gave me the great title. Wrapping a bit of fibers through the star and attaching to the top of a journaling tag, I  finally got my page done!

Hope you enjoyed my page!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the sponsored giveaways!
Follow the sponsor giveaway entry directions at FISKAFRIENDS.  One name will be chosen from each blog and entered into the drawing for sponsor's prizes. So, the more blogs you comment on the more your chances to be entered!!!!

Please go to FISKAFRIENDS for the complete list of blogs!
Fiskateer #11488 Nancy's blog "My Crafts" is up next!

I will be drawing a small RAK from my own blog comments at the end of the blog hop.
(For US/Canada Addresses Only)

Also, would love it if you would follow my blog!

HAPPY HOPPING!

51 comments:

  1. Cute photos and pretty page Michelle :)
    The howdy, hat & fibres look fabulous together!!!
    ... I have bundles of PHD's too, I wonder if moving would help me get them finished?
    PS - I'm an Aussie, so please don't include me in your prize draw.

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    1. Thanks! I don't know about moving too help, LOL! But having them in one place has helped me!

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  2. Very cute layout. I seem to always have more PHD's then the finished pages. I think that I should put them in an album and finish as I go. Maybe I'll get more done. Great job!!!

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  3. Lovely blog, Michelle. I'm more of a scrapbooker too and love the layout! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hooray for the Fiskateers!

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  4. Cute lo..thanks for sharing :)
    (Canada)

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  5. I love the PHD binder, I have a few of those PHD 's in my craft room, lol.

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  6. I love the idea of a PHD binder. I need one of those. I love the way the page turned out. You did a great job on it. I am following your blog.

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    1. Thanks for hopping by and following!

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  7. Both the layout and your subject are adorable. I need a binder for pages in my head! Signed up to follow by e-mail-hope it works.

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    1. Thanks for hopping through and following!

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  8. What a lovely page! Love the cute photos and the die cut horse is adorable! I'm not a Scrapbooker but I have something called "project half done" in my card making and mixed media art - so I can relate! Lol. Thanks for sharing. I'm following your blog now. :)

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    1. Thanks! There is just so little time and so much to do! Thanks for following along, too!

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  9. never heard PhD before but certainly can relate - I just need to organize them as such. In my stamp club we have held a UFO play date - UnFinished Objects. Your layout is adorable. Thanks for sharing and being part of the blog hop

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    1. Oh a UFO Playdate! That sounds like fun! Thanks for your comments and hopping along!

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  10. Adorable page!! Thanks for sharing

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  11. Happy FiskaFriend Birthday to you! It's pages like yours that tempt me to become a scrapbooker. I have lots of WIP & UFO with my quilting and paper crafting already without taking up scrapping!

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    1. Kelly I totally can relate...drawing/painting, beading, cross-stitch, photography, sewing, DIY crafts...have been past hobbies that come back into the picture ever now and then. Then add all those techniques from the world of art! Thanks for hopping along!

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  12. I got out a PHD the other night! Ones that just didn't work the first go round. But thats ok, usually turn out better the next time around... Thanks for sharing!
    Janelle R

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    1. So true and glad to hear that you have a PHD too! Thanks for hopping through!

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  13. What an adorable page! Love the pictures too! I am following you via googleconnect! TFS!

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  14. Adraoble page! Too funny that you started in the US and finished in Canada! Thats been a long time :) I'm already a follower...from when you lived in the US!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Might have started it at some point when we met! Yup, it's been awaiting a reveal for awhile...my girl just turned 8!

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  15. The scrapbook page is darling. I don't do scrapbook pages yet but I have a few half-done cards. Your post reminded me that I should get those done, lol. I follow you via GFC and e-mail. Great job on the post.
    Jean8889

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    1. Thanks, Jean! Thanks again for putting this together!

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  16. So pretty! Love the pink for a cowgirl layout and she is adorable! Also such a good idea for a PHD album. TFS :)

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  17. I love your layouts! I am a scrapbooker and love to get ideas.

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  18. What a cute layout and such a sweet subject to scrap!

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  19. Love the little cowgirl page, I love my svgs. nice job.

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  20. Love your PHD idea! I need to make a notebook like that too! Your page turned out great. I'm a new follower.

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  21. Oh boy, I have tons of this PHDs and other unfinished projects :) Yours turned out lovely! Great job!

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  22. This could not be any cuter! I love the colors and that sweet title!!

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  23. That is such a cute card it's amazing the ideas I am seeing. Thanks' for this great opportunity!

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  24. Lovely page. I love how you decorated the cowboy hat with pink fiber.

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  25. What a cute layout. And that adorable little girl. Love the cowgirl theme too. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  26. Boy, am I familiar with PHD! I have a whole desk-full! I love your page. Such a cute page about a darling girl.

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  27. I have a box of PHD's, too! The page is so cute. Love the photos and all the elements.

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  28. Susan Allen #2072March 29, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Very cute!

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  29. I have so many PHD's, it's ridiculous! The fiber was the perfect detail for your page.

    Tanya #5407

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  30. oh my I have tons of PHD's love the term, never heard of it. Great layout.

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  31. Love your PHD all finished up. I have just a few PHD to finish. :)
    Elaine#7777

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  32. So great that you got a page with a fond memory done. I have a number of those PHD's around. Sometimes, I think it's been easier in digi because it sits in Photoshop and does not get covered up by "stuff" quite so easily and is in "open recent pages" when I do put it aside. Still, I do love paper crafting and cannot completely switch over. I have all these lovely products to use! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  33. LOVE your PHD idea...I have a PHD pile and you are motivating me to get through it Fiskafriend!~

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  34. A D O R A B L E - Super CUTE!!!

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  35. This is such an adorable LO!!!!!, never heard of PHD (but I do mainly cards)...

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