Sunday, November 22, 2009

I was featured on Fiskateers Blog

I did a project that was featured on the Fiskateers lead's blog:
Maxine #2981, Fiskateer of the Year!

* posted by: Kelly Jo
* posted in: Crafts, Guest, Contests
* on: November 20, 2009

Maxine is our Fiskateer of the Year and I wanted to feature her and her craftiness. When I asked Maxine if she would like to complete a project for this on-line crop, she created this beautiful project! Here’s a little bit about Maxine, and her gorgeous project:

I am Maxine Hodges, Fiskateer #2981. I have lived in West Virginia my whole life. I have been married to my husband, Ronnie, for 38 years and we have 2 children and 2 grandsons. My mother was a crafter and passed that love on to me. I have cross stitched, macramed, dough art and painted wood. In 1996, scrapbooking became my passion. I took classes and went to all the lss crops. Five years ago the store was sold and I applied to work for the new owner. I was the buyer, manager and janitor. Over 2 years ago I purchased the Scrapbook Page and I am still the buyer, manager and janitor.
In 2006 I learned about Fiskateers at Cha Chicago. At the time all I knew was I got a free pair of scissors. It was a year later before I learned there was a message board, blog and gallery. The rest is history. I have made so many new crafter friends through Fiskateers and have traveled to Hershey, Nashville, Greenville and Orlando to participate in events where I got to meet many of my online friends.

I have two highlights of being a Fiskateer. The first was when I hosted my second annual charity crop for the National Lupus Foundation, which is a cause near and dear to my heart. We raised over $2,000. Rebecca came, as well as fiskateers from Richmond, Cincinnati and Michigan. Can’t wait till the 3rd annual.

The second was being names Fiskateer of the Year 2009 in Orlando this year. I was so surprised! My Fiskateer journey has been an experience that I will never forget. Truly, Fiskateers rock!


I am so glad that Kelly Jo asked me to do this. This was a joy to work with pictures of my mom.

Both of these pictures were taken in 1948. They are her engagement picture and a picture of mom and dad on their wedding day.

This project took 2 pieces of Webster’s Pages paper, a frame and a canvas.
1. I began by painting the frame teal and the canvas beige. I used a glimmer mist on the canvas.

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2. I then starting cutting out the flowers that would be put around the frame, using one of my favorite new tools- the retractable craft knife. It takes time to cut such small details, but the effort is well wroth the effect.

3. I cut pictures and papers to fit in the different areas of the frame. I used molding paste and a heart stencil to make the heart. I then painted it gold.

4. I used glue dots and adhered the layers of flowers around the edge of the frame.
5. I cut a one inch strip of the paper (used the back side) and used the scalloped and the leave it to weaver punch. I pulled a piece of beige fringe ribbon through it and adhered to the bottom of the frame.

6. I got gold mesh ribbon and peacock feathers, glued under the left bottom corner of the frame and then hot glued the frame to the canvas.
7. Finished up the project by adhering cream flowers and a Websters Pages’ cameo.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Scrapbook Page is the Featured Store on Graphic 45 blog

I was so pleased that the Scrapbook Page is the featured store on the Graphic 45 blog. Candy Rosenberg visited in September was was impressed with the Graphic 45 projects we had finished. The blog talks alittle about me, Fiskateers, family and how I became the owner of the Scrapbook Page. Jump over and look at the article and pictures.

Monday, October 26, 2009

autumn fun

This weekend I had the grandsons for a couple days. We went to the Charleston City Market and picked out pumpkins. Sam went straight for the little pumpkins and Ben for the large ones.
On Sunday Ben and I raked a large pile of leaves. Then Robin brought Sam out. Sam didn't really like to jump in, but Ben was thrilled. When they would spread out he would rake them back up.
These are things that I did with my children and I did as a child. I took lots of pictures. Days like this are priceless.

Nov news letter

The cool fall air is here and all of the fall festivals have been fun. Now to scrapbooking them. We have lots of great fall papers from My Little Yellow Bicycle, Moxxie, and Bo Bunny(which just got here today).

This is the time to think about those albums you want to make for Christmas gifts. don't stress yourself out and wait till the last minute.

I have so many new products that I couldn't list them all, but here goes. Lots of new glimmer mist, the Halloween glimmer mist kit from tattered angels, Delelah from Bo Bunny, the stamps to make christmas tags from Tim Holtz, sports and hunting paper and diecuts, new DC and Las Vegas papers, and scrapbooking papers, brads and stickers to scrapbook all those scrapevents you go to. This is only a partial list.
Of course we have all new Making memories, Fany Pants, Graphic 45 and Websters Pages Christmas lines.

Halloween is this week and we have lines from Best Creation, Basic Grey. Fancy Pants and more.

Up coming classes and crops:
This weekend is our famous Halloween crop
crop----Oct 30----11am-10pm- Halloween crop-there will be a prize for best costume, but costume not required, please call ahead as this crop sometimes fills up
crop----Oct. 31----11am-4:30
class----Nov 2----Happy Fall
class----Nov 9---- this is pretty paper from My Little Shoebox. It could be for any person or event
crop----Nov 13----11am-10pm
crop----Nov 14----11-4:30
class----Nov 16----
crop----Nov 20----11am-10pm
crop----Nov 21----11am-4:30
class----Nov 23---We are Grateful
We will be closed on November 26 for Thanksgiving. I hope that each of you will reflect on the things that you give thanks for (and take alot of pictures). During the holidays, I sometimes get so busy with preparations that I forget to take the pictures. Make sure that someone is taking pictures and that you are in some of the pictures. I notice as I look through my scrapbook that I am not there much. Just a couple of tips to make your scrapbook real.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Graphic 45 project that I finished

Several of us at he shop loved the Graphic 45 paper lines so much that we challenged each other to come up with a project. I just wanted to take a minute to show you mine. I had an old chair in the garage that I knew would come in handy someday. Ben and I cleaned it up and I got my husband to make sure it was sturdy and make a new seat platform.
Last Sunday I cut strips of most Domestic Goddess and some Fashionista and mod podged onto the wooden areas of the chair. I used a pillow form and upholstered the seat Tuesday morning. I really love the finished product. Have an old chair or table sitting around? Make it new again. You will be as proud of your project as I am of mine.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Candy Rosenberg came to crop with us

Last night Candy Resenberg, Director of Marketing and Education for Graphic 45 papers, came to crop with us. There were 17 enthusiastic Graphic 45 lovers who came to meet Candy and her mom. We learned several new tecniques by just watching her work. She showed us how to make a new paper flower that will be used in future layouts that is simple, but very appropriate for use with Graphic 45 or any papers.
She raffled the best prize ever- herself. Melissa Givens won and gave 3 photos to Candy, who made a fantastic layout with them- also proving that you don't have to have vintage photos to use Graphic 45. It lends itself to all types of themes and layouts.
We had challenged ourselves to come up with secret projects that used Graphic 45 papers. We had beautiful layoutsm cards, a rubick cube type project and a chair.
Sue Bennett won the door prize- an altered canvas made by Candy.
What a delightful evening!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Winner of the FOY 2009 rak...

The winner of my FOY 2009 rak is Sherri #5229. If you will pm me I will have your prize out very shortly!
Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fiskateer of the Year 2009.

At the Fiskars Birthday Bash in Epcot, I was honored to be named Fiskateer of the year. I should have blogged this weeks ago, but life has got in the way of many things I should do.
Mickey Mouse was introduced and all of us who had run with our cameras to get pictures (you are dealing with 60 or so scrapbookers) was asked to sit down. Then we were asked to all stand up. The fiskateer leads all stood in a row and asked questions. If you had done these things they asked you stayed standing up. Have you met the Hershey Kiss, yes. Have you gone more than 100 miles to a crop, of course. Have you been on a party bus, will never forget that one, yes. Have you welcomed new fiskateers, yes. You get the idea. It took a while until there was just me and one other standing and my heart was racing because I had suddenly realized what was happening. Have you ever held a charity crop for Lupus. It was me.
I was Fiskateer of the Year 2009.
This moment will always stand out as one of the highlights of my life. There are so many great Fiskateers.
I was awarded large personalized scissors and a tote with my name on it by Mickey Mouse in a tuxedo and Suzanne Fanning. I just was so surprised I wish someone would have told me to shut my mouth. I cannot describe how proud I was at that moment and the love I felt from my fellow fiskateers.
I have received so many emails and pms congratulating me. I thank each and everyone of you.
The one thing I must add is that I could not have done all the things I do without the help of my merry band-Mary, Sue, Gail, Laura, Rose and Suzie. Also, my daughter, Robin has helped me immensely throughtout this last year.
Basically, I want to say- Thank You! Fiskateers Rock!

Meet and Greet with Candy Rosenburg from Graphic 45

Well, they have just posted on the Graphic 45 website that Candy Roseburg of Oregon will be here for a meet and greet at our crop to be held on September 17th. Graphic 45 came out with some of the most impressive papers at CHA. I am already getting... ready to reorder the Christmas Line. Can you believe that! A Christmas line that is selling out in Sept. It is that good. Sign up soon!
Several of us have challenged ourselves to come up with projects from Graphic 45. We will have them completed that night. There will be several Graphic 45 ideas that anyone may want to scraplift!
I can't wait!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Websters Pages are Here!

The Fed Ex man was my person of the day yesterday! He brought me the box of beautiful new Westers Pages papers, stickers and fabric tags. I got the wonderful and elegant Christmas and Postcards from Paris lines. WOW, I can see so many uses for this fabulous paper. In the near future we will have some models made or you can become a Websters Pages fan on facebook and get great ideas.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Best Creation and Doodlebug

Love the glittered paper. We just received the Best Creation Halloween line. Witches,pumpkins and all that goes bump in the night. This is a doublesided line that will be sure to look great for your Halloween pictures.
Also, I just put doodlebug's cherry jubilee out, what cute papers, brads and stickers that will enhance any girl pages you make.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kaiser Crafts

Feel like a pina colada??? The Scrapbook Page just put out the Pina Colada line from Kaiser Crafts. This line includes papers, brads, diecuts, rubons, bling and flowers. It is stunning. We also got the offshore line. Talk about beautiful blues!
We also got Christmas bling in the shapes of ornaments and bells.


Another website you may want to familiarize your self with is Scrapbook Royalty & Treasures for Charity (a non profit organization)--Please help Scrapbook Royalty win $25,000 to use in their work by visiting: just fill in the blanks & name Scrapbook Royalty, San Diego, CA in the form. Help us spread the word! If you have a moment please help.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back from Orlando

We're back from Orlando and wait until you see all the great stuff we have ordered for The Scrapbook Page. My credit card got hot for awhile there.
Orders are already coming in the door. This week we received the vintag Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess (NOT) and the Christmas line. I have never had such a pretty Christmas paper line as this is.
The My Little Yellow Bicycle fall line is exquiste. This is the most sought after fall paper right now. We already also have a fall line from Moxxie (cute scrawcrow and litlle squirels.
The scrapbooking stickers, rubons and papers from Moxxie have been a big hit. I am already on my second shipment.
I have got the corner, border punches from Fiskar. If you have not seen these, come in and we will show you the great results you can get from them.
We have clear stamps, limited edition glimmer mist and gatebooks from Tattered Angels.

Some of the lines which will arrive soon are Basic Grey ( eerie, pantry and Christmas, Fancy Pants (Halloween, Christmas, sprout and tough guy), Webster's Pages, TaDa, more Tattered Angels products, the Tim Holtz retractable paper piercer, the Christmas Line from My Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima and some really cute lines from Kaiser Crafts. This and so much more.
Upcoming events include:
Aug 17---class----Sunshine
Aug 21---crop-----11am-10pm
Aug 22---crop-----11am-4:30
Aug 24---class----August
Aug 31---class----Where were you?
Sept 4---crop-----11am-10pm
Sept 5---crop-----11am-10pm
We will be closed on Labor Day -Sept 7
This is the fun time to own a scrapbook store, or at least until the credit card bill comes.
Enjoy the rest of you summer.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Today I attended the 360th birthday party for Fiskars at Epcot. When we walked into the room we were greeted by the leads. We saw tables full of snacks and Mickey Mouse ears-in Fiskars orange!

We visited and then went on a savanger hunt in the park. The winners were given Fiskars bucks. Once back inside we got a visit from Mickey Mouse-and played another game. We stood by our chairs and leads asked questions. If you answered yes, you remained standing, if you answered no you sat down. The game continued and I soon realized that I was one of only two people standing. When they asked if you had ever decorated an empty Quisnos with flowers I knew that I had won!

Susanne Fanning and Mickey presented me with an engraved pair or gigantic Fiskar scissors and the title "Fiskateer of the Year-2009"!

I was so surprised and proud that I was chosen for this honor! It means so much to me. I couldn't have done it without my Merry Band and was glad that they were there to share it with me.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Fiskateers Butterfly Project

As a member of the Fiskateer Charity Committee, I was pleased to write the blog for our upcoming project.
We are going to be making 2 dimensional butterflies to help commerate the children that were lost and imprisoned during the Holocaust.
If you have not heard of this project please read. It will make you weep and want to create!
The Butterfly Project

1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust. “Children were neither just the mute and traumatized witnesses to this war, nor merely it’s innocent victims; the war invaded their imaginations and the war raged inside them.” ~ Nicholas Stargaught

In an effort to remember these children, the Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

These butterflies will comprise a breath-taking exhibition for all to remember. During the next 2 years we have the opportunity to create as many handmade butterflies as possible. You can do this individually or have a buttefly crop as we are going to do.

The Holocaust Museum requirements are:

Butterflies should not be larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
Two dimensional submissions are preferred.
Glitter should not be used.
No food products (macaroni, candy or other perishables)
Fiskateers should create their butterflies, place their name and number on them, upload to their galleries and then contact Maxine via email at to obtain her mailing address. Maxine has graciously offered to count and send the butteflies to the museum. Thank you Maxine.

Let’s recreate the beauty lost in their imaginations in honor of these children.”

With such a big and loving community of fiskateers I know we can make a huge difference in remembering these little ones who were lost but not forgotten.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Feeding Our Communities

The fiskateer food drive is still in progress. Several crops and stores are collecting food and several of us will be at drop off areas on June 13th. If you have collected food for the drive or even the postal drive leave a comment here and after 50 comments I will choose a random winner and continue on until June 13th when a winner will win a large rak.
Help your communities fill their food banks. Let us know that fiskateers care.

Mosh Posh anniversary- hurry over

Mosh Posh is celebrating our 4th Anniversary and we want to celebrate with YOU! This is going to be so much fun and we really hope that you will be able to play along!

For the next two weeks, May 18 - May 29 I will be here posting daily challenges, giving away prizes and posting lots of projects from our Design Team and our members. (Hint, Hint, upload to the Mosh Posh gallery!!) It is going to be awesome. Yes, I said awesome.
Tell them that Maxine sent you and we both could win

Canvas Book

This evening I am teaching a class that I scraplifted from Cheryl on an episode of Fiskars TV. I love the plummage stamp, the glimmer mists and the real peacock feathers. I used to would not have tried something like this until the clear stamps and the stamp press from Fiskars. The stamp press is a must for a project like this.
I love to scrapbook, but sometimes it is fun to do something out of the box like this. Thanks to Cheryl and Fiskars TV.

Sweet Meet and Greet in Greenville

Road Trip!!!!! We jumped in the cars and headed 6 hours to Greenville, SC to attend the Sweet Meet and Greet at the Brains On Fire building. We were greted by all of the Fiskateers leads- Rebecca, Angela, Wendy Jo, Kelly Jo and Cheryl. Also in Attendance was Suzzane from Fiskars, Stephanie (legend) and Carrie from Brians on Fire. There were also many fiskateers that I had not had the pleasure of meeting in person before.
We decorated cupcakes (not going to be my second job), beaded scissor charms and cupcake charms.
However, the best thing about the evening was just talking to people. They gave door prizes and goodie bags for everyone. Fiskars always knows how to throw a party.
We truly enjoyed our short time in Greenville. We ate at "Smoke on the Water"-outside in a summer like breeze. We had fried green tomatoes (yum), pulled pork, and okra. Greenville was a beautiful city.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I made my bag to fill with food

Here is the bag I just altered to fill with food. If you make a bag and leave a reply on my message on the message board, you might win a great Fiskars RAK. Every fiskateer is being challenged to collect food for their area food banks.

What is a little Food Among Friends

One of the challenges in this economy is that charities are also suffering. The Charity Fiskamittee has decided that we can make a difference within our own communities by collecting food. As an added bonus, you make alter and decorate your bags to collect food in. I bet if we even clean our food cupboards out we could donate many items that would be greatly apppreciated by the people at the foodbanks. Several of us are setting up times at various food bank and we hope that fiskateers all over the country will help make a difference. A few nonperishable food items from Fiskateers will make a large difference. I have designated that on NSD at my shop we are collecting food and the person who brings the most will win a $40. gift certificate.
I am challenging everyone to help. Check out my challenge on fiskateers to win a rak at the end of the month by decorating a bag.
This a challenge that we can all spend a little and make a large impact.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Winner of my Happy Day Rak is....

Lisa 5095. I am thrilled that Lisa won. She had even posted on the fiskateer board that she would love to come to the crop, but was unable to drive that distance. I hope you enjoy your goodies.
thanks to all who entered.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fiskateers, Cropping and Charity

My sincere thanks to fiskars for having Fiskateers. Rebecca is truly a fabulous Fiskars ambassador. By having Rebecca at our Barboursville crop, we were able to have almost all fiskateers at our 2nd annual charity Crop for Lupus. Rebecca gave up time with her family and drove to Barboursville. Her visit was listed on the Fiskateer calender. We had Fiskateers from WV, Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. I truly think and hope that everyone had a wonderful time. The laughter and the atmosphere in the room was fun and contagious. I have never planned anything that I have been prouder of. Now, I had much help. My friends are priceless and my second family.
We not only had a wonderful time, but raised over 2,000.00 for the National Lupus Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who came. Thanks to my landlord who gave me a huge space so that we could have so many people. I am reflecting today on the crop. We just got home from cleaning and carrying tables and chairs back to about everyone I know. Today I feel blessed that I did something my brother in law, who died of lupus, would be proud that I did. Truthfully, that is the thing that makes me happier than anything.

We turned Barboursville orange

We had a wonderful time at our crop yesterday. Rebecca Peck, lead fiskateer, and such a wonderful, funny person was our guest host. I could not thank her enough for coming here to Barboursville on this special day.
We had so many fiskateers and encourage them to wear orange. That orange glow that the space station probaly reported was us.
Many thanks to everyone who helped. They are so many of my special friends who helped me make this event a success. I love you guys- Sue, Mary,Gail, Laura and Suzie.
We cropped, laughed, ate, and had wonderful surprises. Groovy Deb and Sweepnut,Denise surprised me by registering under other names. YEAH! They came all the way from Richmond. Mardi, whom I dearly love, came from Michigan and a new frien, Sherri came from Ohio. Old friendships were renewed and new friendships formed.
This was our 2nd annual charity crop for the National Lupus Foundation. the crop fee and the auction will allow us to donate around $2,000.00 in honor Jarrell Bledsoe, my brother in law, who died in Oct, 2007. Mary was such a great auctionner and everyone was so generous.
What fun!
We had an orangest contest. Many took this very serious and you will see by the photo. Sue, super fiskateer won,but so many others had fun participating. Many thanks to Robin, Melissa, Laura and Suzie who all put much effort into this fun contest.
I will blog more about this later, but thank you to all of you that came or helped in any way. I had a BLAST!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Crop Day

Hey everyone, this is not Maxine but her daughter, Robin. I am writing to say that Mom has been so busy planning her biggest crop yet that she has had no time for anything else. Luckily today is the day for what I call the Crop for Lupus, meaning all money made is going to the Lupus foundation. She has so many people attending we even had to find a different location her shop is not big enough for the people and the paper, thanks to the owner of the River Place Shopping Center for letting us use the former Quiznos location around the corner. Mom and her friends have been working like crazy to decorate and the make the place look Fiska-friendly. I have been running back and forth and thought I would share some pictures of what is happening. More to come later... enjoy

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I'm back!!!!!! And the winner is............

Vacation is over and now I am back to the real world. Why do vacation weeks go so much faster than work weeks. I had an exciting and wonderful vacation, but there is no place better than home. (Although I did like the warm temperatures of Hawaii) Well, I will have to begin scrapping the 350 pictures we took last week.

The winner of a Hawaiian souvenior is Turtlelady- Sandy. PM me your address and as soon as our ups boxes get here from Hawaii, I will mail out some happy mail. Since you won, I am going to include a couple of pictures of sea turtles that I saw and fed. Congratulations, Sandy.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hawaii at its best

We have finished the events planned in Hawaii. WOW!!!! That sums it up.
I found a new friend, Lauren, on this trip. We had both both some scrapbook stuff and we worked on a page for her ann a project for Kelly Jo's challenge for me. She had more old stuff to work with and some of the older paper which had a pet theme. I don't have a cat, so I made a cigar box lid for her. Scrapbookers find each other everywhere and are always so friendly.
On Thursday I went on an off road pinztrek adventure. we went in a strange looking vehicle and went through the rainforest on the north end of the island. We saw beautiful Kohala coastline sites and waterfalls that you had to walk to see. It was totally fantastic. we saw the coast, the rain forest, waterfalls, and one place where you looked to one side and saw the ocean and the edge on the island with the ocean on the other side.
Friday I went to the business meeting and we heard from Will Steger, an adventure and scientist. He studies the ice melt at the artic. His talk was very interestesting.
Then, the final speaker was former President George H. Bush. Regardless of your politics, he was a very engaging speaker. He looked frail, but his speech was wonderful.
That evenirng the sunset was a show on its own. Our dinner that night consisted of the specialities of all 8 restaurants on the resort. At 8 they put on a fabulous fireworks display followed by a concert by The Steve Miller band. What a couple of days.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We got up yesterday and went on a 2 hour helicopter ride over the active volcano, beautiful valleys that have waterfalls, thousands of feet tall, and a coastline that was exquiste. We got in our little red mustang convertible and drove to Kona. this coast town is so historic and looked like a postcard.
We had a 6 course dinner last night and Sinbad then entertained (Wayne Brady cancelled only one day before). He was 10 times funnier than I expected.
We got up this morning and went on a whale watching tour. We saw hundreds and some very close. They would not hold still for me to get a "perfect" shot, but it was great. While having buffet lunch on the terrace we saw a sea turtle. I jumped up, climbed down the bank and fed it. Yes I have the picture.
We have shopped this afternoon and are getting ready for another night out.
Supervalu really know how to throw parties.
Leave you comments to win a Hawaiian souvenir.

Monday, February 23, 2009

In Hawaii, finally.

It took 24 hours to get to Hawaii. The weather was terrible yesterday morning and eveywhere we went we had delays, but we made it.
Today we rented a little red mustang and drove from Kona to Hilo, stopping at every scenic overlook (and some that weren't) and had a wonderful day. This evening Supervalu (my husband's wholesale company that brought us here) had a wonderful dinner and luau. They even have a kodak kiosk where we can print out free pictures. They brought a beach bag full of every snack known to man (chocolate, twizzlers, reeses and much more)
Tomorrow morning we are taking a helicopter ride over many of the beautiful waterfalls and the erupting volcano. I am posting a picture of what I can see when I wake up in the morning-right from the bed.
Don't forget to sign up for the blog giveaway -I'll draw when I get home.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

We're leaving on a jet plane......

My daughter, Robin, and I are leaving for Hawaii Sunday. I am so excited. We are going to go on a helicopter ride and see the volcano erupting and beautiful waterfalls. We are going on a ride throught the rainforest in a pinztrek. I hope we go whale watching and I know we are driving around the island next Monday. Wayne Brady is the entertainment one night, a luau , The Steve Miller band, and the elder President Bush and Barbara are speaking one morning. This will be a trip of a lifetime and I am thrilled to take Robin along and share these things with her.

If anyone would like a souvenir from Hawaii, with a little Fiskars goodies thrown in for good measure, leave a comment here about where your dream vacation would be. When I get back I will draw from the names and send out some happy mail!

The store is full

I have spent all week putting out new product. My back is killing me. We got 3 Notions orders, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye Penny Lane, Fiskars (yes, we got all the scallop punches and stamps), Heidi Grace, Making Memories Garden Patch , Prima and I can't even remember what else. I'm sure I am leaving something out.
I have had to take product off the shelf to make room for new. Agood problem to have.
I am so excited that we are having a crop tomorrow and there will be alot of Fiskateers. This group is my second family, customers, and Fiskateers. We take trips together, celebrate birthdays together and scrap together. What more could you want.
I am posting a layout I did for a class that I am taking from May Flaumn at Big Picture Scrapbooking.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The winner of Follow MY blog rak is...

The winner is Nana Beth. Thanks to all who left comments or put my blog on yours. I will be following so many of you now too. Nana beth, if you wil pm me your address, you rak will be on the way.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Websters Pages giveaway

Over on the Websters Pages website thaey are giving away a whole set of one of their new lines of papers. ( They are are beautiful) Pop over and sign up. If I don't win, I hope that you do!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sock Fairy Pictures

The sock fairy came to the sock crop. Here are a couple of photos.

Follow my blog rak

Sign up to follow my blog and you could be the winner of a great fiskars rak. Become a follower or link my blog to yours. Leave a comment that you have sign up to follow or get two chances to win if you link my blog to yours ( leave a link in your comment).
This is one of the best raks I have ever offered, so don't miss out!

The Sock Fairy came to The Scrapbook Page

Fiskateers is more than just winning prizes and showing our layouts. It is challenging each other to be better people. It is caring and sharing. Last month Fiskteers issued a challenge to each of us to collect socks. These socks are being donated to homeless shelters. I was surprised that I had never thought about collecting so simple as socks- a basic need. I jumped on this challenge and made a hamper to collect the socks. I even donated 10% of sales for a week to buy extra socks. I organized a sock crop and lo, and behold, the sock fairy made a visit. I am not above making a fool of myself for a good cause.
I am very proud that we ended up collecting 310 pairs of socks. That is 3100 toes that will be warmer.
I enjoy the fun part of fiskateers, but this felt very rewarding.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Winner of Heidi Grace

The winner of The Heidi Grace goodies is Roseann. I was so glad that so many people took the time to watch and comment on what a great day Tuesday was. We are all so hopeful that the country will take a turn for the better. We will all have to work together, but we are Americans. If we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything!
Roseann -pm me and your prize will be on it's way.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pride in America

I have just finished watching the inauguration of President Obama. I feel like I did when Kennedy was sworn in. Hopeful, that this nation can all come together.
It was history!!!!
If you watched the speech, leave a comment and tomorrow evening someone will win a large amount of Heidi Grace products.
God Bless America!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bella Blvd. sneak peek

Among all the companies giving sneak peeks is a new one that I recently purchsed from-Bell Blvd. I purchased the family tree and the travel line and am getting ready to get the sweets line ordered. Their papers are good quality and really cute!!! Be sure to get a peek at:

Friday, January 2, 2009

Cropping On New Years Eve

On New Years Eve my lss had a crop party. We had 14 ladies who came to crop and have a great time. There was a lot of silliness, but nothing was consumed stronger than straight Dr. Pepper. We scrapped from 11am till the next year. We had a contest where everyone used the same paper and it was judged by a poor customer who happened in and we ask her to judge and take about 10 pictures (everyone brought their cameras. She didn't mind. She is a scrapbooker , so she understood. We had homemade chili and many other snacks.
And before you think that we played and didn't scrapbook - there was between 50-60 pages completed.
Fun was had by all.