Friday, March 27, 2015

Fiskafriends - The Power of Community Blog Hop

Congratulations to Donna Ellis, Winner of the $25 Online Gift Certificate!  Please contact me  to arrange delivery of your prize!

 Hooray, today is the first day of the Fiskafriends Blog Hop!

If you have no idea what I am talking about, click HERE for the important rules of the blog hop giveaway.  If you have been there and done that, keep reading.

 I am going to do this backwards.

 If you JOIN my blog via the Google Friends Connect member button under my Profile picture AND include in the ONE comment you leave today that you did that, I will enter you in both my personal GFC member giveaway AND the Fiskafriend Sponsored Giveaway Prize drawing. (You may just add GFC at the end of your comment if you like.)

 The prize for my personal giveaway is a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE from an on-line vendor of your choice that permits that kind of gift arrangement.

If you would rather not, then please leave a supportive, relevant comment about my post today and you will still have an entry in the Fiskafriend Sponsored Giveaway Prize drawing.  Deal ?

If you are in a hurry, please visit the next person on the blogger list at the end of this post and good luck to you. I mean that sincerely. I hop all the time. I understand.

As a token of my good will, allow me to share my quick blog hopping tip with you.  Start at the beginning blog of the hop (helps to know the rules) and keep the window open.  Right click on the first list link to open it in a NEW window, read the post, comment, then close the window of the new blog.  Because the original window is still open - there is your list AND the links you visit are colored so you can remember which one you already clicked on - very handy when participating in a hop with a lot of blogs to visit - you know, like THIS ONE.

What?  You're still here! Giant hug!  If you have the time and would like to see what I look like in real life,  click HERE for a video taken of me doing a demonstration for Eileen Hull at this year's January CHA trade show. It was so fun.  You can read a little bit about it on Eileen Hull's blog where I had the privilege of being a featured fan.  Click HERE to go to the post.






I love papercrafting of all kinds - especially anything that is 3D.  I also love to teach others. So I have a lot of tutorials and free patterns that I share.   Here are a few of them.  Click on the photos to go to the post with the free pattern downloads.  There is lots more on the blog.  Look around and help yourself to the free pattern downloads. That's all for now.  I may add some more later.  Happy Hopping.


http://fiskafriends.blogspot.com/  Be sure to start here for important rules.

JJean Bullock, #8889,  http://ez3dpopups.blogspot.com

Susan Slomski, #6150,  http://sueinct.blogspot.com 

Cindy deRosier, #4113,  http://www.cindyderosier.com

Tifany DeGough, #5942,  http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com 

Cheryl Waters, #002,  http://blog.artsyfindings.com

Jean Marmo, #7358,  http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/

Teresa Godines #6857  http://purplebunnypapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Michelle O'Driscoll #7586  http://scrapbookingsos.blogspot.ca/

Nancy Carroll  #11488   http://nancecarroll.blogspot.com

Maya Oren-Dahan #351  http://mayadahan.blogspot.com

Amy Martin Jones #8546  http://thetigershaven.blogspot.com/

Karen Poirier-Brode #2858  http://www.karenscorneroftheweb.blogspot.com

Tanya Napier #5407   http://mamabirdy-happinessishomemade.blogspot.com/

Pamela Haskin #8040  http://www.cottagebelow.com


Stasia Sloma #9314 http://www.stampzone.blogspot.com/

Tracy Moloney #6773 http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/

Kim Chenez #5612 http://scrapbooknstampingfun.blogspot.com/


Contacting me: To leave a comment, click on the word Comments in the box below the post. All comments are approved by me before publishing. You may also e-mail me directly by clicking on the e-mail icon. If you enjoy collecting these patterns and don't want to miss one, PLEASE follow me by e-mail and add my e-mail address to your address book. Look for the red arrow in the right hand column. Fill in the e-mail box and click submit. Your e-mail address will never be sold or distributed or used for any reason other than sharing EZ3D content and news. If you have a Facebook account, would you please take a few seconds and like me on Facebook. Thanks so much and have fun!

55 comments:

  1. I joined the GFC with you and think this is all fabulous, Jean! I believe i've been getting your emails for some time now and love all the creativity. Thank you for initiating all of this and keeping the Fiskateers strong!

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  2. Jean as always your cards are beautiful!

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    1. I joined your blog :) Can't wait for more inspiration!!!

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  3. Great way to start the hop with your pop up cards Jean..They are awesome!

    Hugz Shannon
    GFC

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  4. Hi Jean, I just love your pop-up cards! Thanks for a great hop!

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  5. Your work is fabulous!
    I joined your blog :)

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  6. I joined your Blog! Thanks for setting up this blog hop :)

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  7. Thank you again Jean for doing the hop. I love your blog hopping tip!

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  8. Jean, this is just fantastic and I've always admired your work. Thanks for putting this together along with all the others who are participating! What an undertaking! I'm part of the GFC as well. Kudos to you and the Fiskateers!

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  9. I am terrible at hops. Started here-saw the Halloween card-went to see it and just meandered from there. 2 hours later -I'm back. Bookmarked the card so I can go back and visit it. thank you so much for doing this. You are a wonder indeed.

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  10. Thanks for organizing the hop. Lovely cards.

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  11. Hi Jean! I'm following your blog now (joined). I just love these pop - up cards! I'd love to try to make one someday. Thanks for the free downloads! I just loved the video Eileen shot of you at CHA! It was great! Thank you for this fun hop!

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  12. don't know why my first comment disappeared - obviously it is me, so tomorrow you may have 2 comments from me saying that I am now following you, thanks again for being you and for organizing this hop and securing the vendors! Love your projects. most of them for me will need to wait for summer to try out. thanks again!

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  13. Hi Jean..thanks so much for organizing the hop!! looks like were gonna have some good old fiskafun!! ur projects are great!! Hugs Regena #6124

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  14. LOL, your blog post is so funny! I've connected via Google, big hugs, and thanks for the tip about keeping the list of blogs to follow open and closing after you've commented on the blog hop list. Exactly what I do...makes hopping so easy! I LOVE your cards! Fantastic!

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  15. Those are too cute! I especially love the workbench and the living room. I've never made a pop up, but these are inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
    Janelle R

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  16. So wonderful to see your amazing designs again. great to see you still going strong.

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  17. Jean, Your pieces look so detailed. What a gift! Can't wait to learn how you created the luminaries.

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  18. I am following you via google connect! Looking forward to seeing your posts! :-)

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  19. These are absolutely amazing! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations! I loved your guest designer spot on Eileen's blog! Congratulations on being chosen and I am envious that you got to meet her in real life! TTYL!

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  20. You do an awesome job on pop ups ! Beautiful !

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  21. Jean, I have always loved pop ups! You do an amazing job!

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  22. Very cute pop up cards, usually I see them all white and plain I love all the color you put in them.

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  23. Your pop ups are great. I just picked up a sizzix die to help with making pop up cards.... but I will have to check out your patterns. Thanks for hosting this hop

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  24. So glad to see you here, sharing those amazing projects created 2.5 - 3 years ago! You are something else, Jean. I have been a GFC follower for a while - but loved seeing you on YouTube - and am looking into the new Sizzix Big Shot Plus because of YOU! What an enabler you are. Do you happen to know what the difference is between the 660340 Big Shot Plus and the 660540 Big Shot Express Machine? Two years ago, already making such incredibly fun projects, Miss Jean! Love what you have done, and the colors used. I just came from the FB demo - and there was no place for me to leave a comment there, but it was fun seeing your smiling voice, hearing your laughter, and seeing how you became the demonstrator! LOL hugs, de

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    1. How embarrassing! I just found the difference between the 2 machines LOL - I had apparently clicked on the same item twice DUHHHHH!

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  25. Jean, your work, as always, is fabulous and so inspiring. I wish you lived close enough to come to one of your 3D pop-up classes.

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  26. Lovely projects, Jean! And thank you so much for all the hard work you did on this blog hop and for bringing us all together.

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  27. Fantastic Jean! They all are so wonderful and I'm definitely going to try the work bench since the men in my life are builders. TFS :)

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  28. You make the most amazing cards, Jean!! Thanks for all your work on the the hop!!

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  29. You'll always be the queen of pop-ups to me, Jean! Hugz!

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  30. Wow I love the unicorn such fabulous inspiration! Thnaks for the chance.

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  31. Such a cool creation. Pop up cards are always amazing. Love the neatness in your work. Thanks a lot for the free patterns and the fun filled hop.

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  32. Jean, I have always loved your work. It has completely amazed me since I first laid eyes on it. Pop-up's are amazing when you create them. Thanks for always inspiring me. And Thank you for putting this hop together and for all your hard work. Sending you big HUGS.

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  33. Your pop-up cards are ALWAYS AWESOME Jean!!!
    ONE DAY I hope to try my hand at making some
    => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

    THANK YOU for organising this FABULOUS Blog Hop too - you have done a wonderful job drawing together talented & creative friends and wonderful sponsors as well - your hard work & friendship is much appreciated!!!
    I already follow your blog via GFC, sorry to confess that I don't leave comments as often as I should and promise to try harder!!!

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  34. I can't think of anything different to say...it's been said! I love seeing your creations. Love getting the e-mail or seeing your blog posts of what you created next! Thanks for putting this blog hop together! Great sponsors.

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  35. Your cards are amazing! I thought I was already a GFC follower, but apparently not and my iPad isn't letting me sign in. I'll try again when I'm home and on the computer. I know I follow you through Feedly!

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  36. Love your cards and your origami!

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  37. Susan Allen #2072March 29, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Amazing. Thanks for all your hard work on the blog hop!

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  38. Tanya #5407/MamabirdyMarch 29, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    I just signed up as a GFC follower. As always, your paper projects amaze me. I love the little sofa!

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  39. I just signed up as a follower. I have been on a long hiatus since fiskateers ended. Hoping to get back into scrapbooking again.
    Elaine#7777

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  40. Jean I so love your cards!! Thanks again for organizing the hop!

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  41. great video Jean, what a fun time that would be. Great cards!

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  42. Beautiful pop-ups Fiskafriend!

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  43. OMGosh - AWESOME Pop-Up Cards!!!
    Jean, You are soooo Talented!!!
    Now a GFC Follower!!! :)

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  44. OMGosh - AWESOME Pop-Up Cards!!!
    Jean, You are soooo Talented!!!
    Now a GFC Follower!!! :)

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  45. Your pop-ups are amazing Jean! I'm not here for the hop but congrats on great work!!

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  46. Thank you all for your kind comments and for supporting our hop.
    The comments are now closed.

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  47. Awesome popups...love the workbench, awesome masculine card.

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  48. Congratulations Donna Ellis! Happy shopping!

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!!

    THANK YOU for an AWESOME Blog Hop Jean!!!

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  50. Wow! How exciting, Jean! thank you so much - and to all the bloggers who contributed! hugs, de

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