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.  Be sure to start here for important rules.

JJean Bullock, #8889,

Susan Slomski, #6150, 

Cindy deRosier, #4113,

Tifany DeGough, #5942, 

Cheryl Waters, #002,

Jean Marmo, #7358,

Teresa Godines #6857

Michelle O'Driscoll #7586

Nancy Carroll  #11488

Maya Oren-Dahan #351

Amy Martin Jones #8546

Karen Poirier-Brode #2858

Tanya Napier #5407

Pamela Haskin #8040

Stasia Sloma #9314

Tracy Moloney #6773

Kim Chenez #5612

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!

Fiskafriend Blog Hop Starts at 6PM PDT

Friday, March 6, 2015

History: In 2006, Fiskars created - which consisted of a blog,

 forums and gallery.  As people joined the community, they were consecutively

 assigned identifying numbers, added to their online user names. A vibrant, 

close-knit creative community evolved from this event.  Membership was

 required to view the gallery and forums and participate in the Fiskateer events. 

In December of 2013, Fiskars closed the forums and gallery.

Who We Are: Over 140 numbered Fiskateers wanted to maintain the 

community they cherished, and so the Fiskafriends Facebook group was 

created.  For privacy reasons, the group FB status is secret, however any

 numbered Fiskateer is welcome to join the group. 

Blog Hop – Coming Soon!  

March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a

 Fiskafriends Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and

 comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International

 visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to

 find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 

Giveaway prizes?  Of course! Everyone loves a giveaway! We will have an 

end of the hop giveaway with fabulous prizes. In addition to the end of the

 hop giveaway, some of our bloggers are offering giveaway prizes of thei

r own on their posts. 

March 23rd–26th, We will post previews of the prizes offered by our

 wonderful sponsors.  Please check back often. You will be delighted!

The blog hop blogger list and giveaway details will be revealed on
 March 27, 2015 by 6PM PDT. 

Update: Click here to go to our first sponsor gift preview. 
             Click here to go to our second sponsor gift preview.
             Click here to go to our third sponsor gift preview.
              Click here to go to our Fiskafriends blog.

of the bloggers posts 
may not be visible until

 March 27th, 6PM PDT. Please come back 

and visit at that time.  Thanks.