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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #28

Here is the lift we were given:

This is what I did using a picture of the kids from our 1st Canadian Thanksgiving!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop Winner

We have a Winner!
& You have got me to 100 Google Followers!

Thanks so much for hop by.... I had fun and there was so many great SPRING Inspiration out there!
We had a lot of hoppers that visited ours blogs!
Thanks, Kelly and Fiskateers!

All the names that met the SPRING Blog Hop RAK requirements all in the bowl.

My Girl loves to help..So we gave the Random Number Generator a day off!
Plus, My Girl was all done up from playing dress-up complete with her kitty cat ring!

My Little "Vanna White" pull a name!

So, you want to see what I put together for the RAK!

Sent me an e-mail at 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop!
Michelle's Blog - Fiskateer #7586'
***You should have come from Tami #804*** 
 If you are hopping into the middle of our blog hop and you are a Fiskateer, you can start here
If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers ( 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, click on this link to get started. You will have fun & get inspiration! Then, join in the fun at the beginning, for a complete list of blog hop stops.

Since there is still snow/ice on the ground here in Newfoundland, Canada. This NJ Girl is looking for some warmer weather! Here is my Spring Inspired Card.
Fiskars Products:
For the Birds - Clear Stamps
Threading Water - Border Punch

I loved that the For the Birds Stamp Set had the word "inspire" on it! My Girl, Becky has been inspired by her Grandmother & Aunt! They love to go for nature walks and look for/at the different birds. Becky just got a Newfoundland Bird Guide from her Aunt for her adventures here in Newfoundland. Now, I just got to get her Aunt here to explore with her!

How I created the card:
Using a wide Brown Grosgrain Ribbon I made the tree. Attached to my patterned paper wrapping the extra behind and then attaching to my card base. Cut another piece of ribbon, angling the one cut for the end of a branch. Folded over the side closest to the tree and used glue dots to hold the folds. Giving the branch some dimension. 
Stamped my bird on Hollyhock Cardstock using the matching ink and fussy cut. I distressed the edges of the bird to give her some life then inked the edges. Cut out a 2" circle using handmade Mulberry Paper. Cut the circle in half and frayed the edges for the nest. Attached the nest to the bird in layers and popped up the bird using foam squares. Punched and inked my border, for the ground/grass. Stamped my sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed my little Spring inspired bird!

I also made a tag...Not sure how I want to use it yet! But my brother is getting married and his girl(future SIL) has been shopping for a dress. So, I was inspired.

Here is a shot with the blue background. Shows a bit brighter!

I used a little shimmer paper.
Fiskars Products:
Threading Water - Border Punch
Wedding (Cloud 9 Design/Fiskars) - Clear Stamps

I was going for a Bridal Shop I just have to see if I want to make them a card or if Christine(future SIL) got pics of picking out her dress. I can do a page! 

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.***So, here is the details for mine.
I will be having a little RAK for you:
1. Leave me a comment about your favorite SPRING inspiration.
2. I would love if your not a follower of my blog to follow along. 
3. If your a Fiskateer already and have a blog. Tell me your Fiskateer name/number and blog address. So, I can add you to my Fiskateers BlogRoll (Check the sidebar, you may be there already!) 
I have a collection of embellies/ribbon/etc. with Fiskars in mind.
I will have my assistant pick the RAK sometime on Monday, March 26th! 
Winner will be posted here Monday and on Fiskateers site on Tuesday, March 27th!
***Thanks for hopping by! Hope you enjoyed what I have to show you!…Next stop is Divinity #6688***

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #25

This week's lift is from Brianna #5378

This was a fun page to do! Something different that I don't do often! Plus, it's another page done from my long over-due scrapping list (our 2007 PA trip).


If It's Groovy: Friday Sketch with Michelle

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #23

Here was the lift for this week Missy #7850

Here is what I came up with! So, glad I got to capture my girl in her all Purple Snow Gear (Hat to Boots)

I have more poses of her being herself and showing her personality. Planned to make a 2nd page.

If It's Groovy: ACROSTIC: Michelle

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