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.