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.