Friday, March 27, 2015

Fiskafriends Blog Hop 2015 - The Power of Community

Today you get a special treat, not only am I posting my weekly Casing the catty challenge, but today's post is part of the Fiskafriends Blog Hop 2015 - The Power of Community.     Three years ago, I came across a great community of creative ladies, my Fiskafriends.     I never meet a group that was completely focused on creating and supporting one another.    Want to learn more about this amazing community, click here.

The hop will start at 6 PM Pacific Time, so stop by later today and start hopping and checking out all the amazing creations and a chance to win some amazing prizes.
  If you would like to be eligible for the sponsor giveaway drawing, START at the Fiskafriends blogand follow the instructions there. If you have already done that, I would love for you to leave a comment

Click here to start the blog hop!
Blog List:
Jean Bullock



In addition to the Fiskafriends's sponsored giveaways, I am giving away blog candy.   Just leave a comment on this post below telling me what is your best crafting time you have had with friends.

The blog candy includes:
Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Sizzex Die
Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit
Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine

My project is my Easter project I made for the design team I am a part of.     Every week we visit different sections of the Stampin' Up! catalog and we CASE the catty.    You ask what is CASE is well it is Copy and Steal Everything.    So draw inspiration the projects in the catalog.   Steal everything or parts of the project that you like.

The challenge this week at Casing the Catty CASE a project from the EASTER section of the Occasions catalog.

I decided to CASE from the gift bag on page 34 of the Occasions Mini.   Check out the project I cased in the lower right hand corner.    How cute is the polka dot bag.   I decided to make my own decorated gift bag by using the Work of Art stamp set.

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  For Peeps' Sake, Work of Art
Ink:   Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Paper Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

43 comments:

Kim said...

I never thought to CASE the Stampin' up Catalog. I'm a pinterest freak :) I will have to observe catalogs now. Your bag is adorable. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Kim said...

I never thought to CASE the Stampin' up Catalog. I'm a pinterest freak :) I will have to observe catalogs now. Your bag is adorable. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Rhonda said...

What a cute idea! I'm getting some great inspiration from the blogs and thank you for participating in the hop!

Tona said...

My best crafting time is whenever the mood strikes me. It might be 1st thing in the morning or midnight.

Sylvia said...

I am lucky to have met crafty friends through the Fiskateers. We get together once a month at a local crop and they are the most awesome group of gals in my life.

Susan Slomski said...

I love your bag! My best time with friends was a couple of years ago when we went for a whole weekend to a resort to scrap. It was a group of us from CT who went to ME. One night we even had lobsters...yum! Anyways, we scrapped from 9 in the am to 11 pm (breaks when wanted with hour close down for lunch and dinner). We played games to win prizes, worked on whatever we wanted and just had a great time.

Jen Rey said...

This is such a cute gift bag! I've CASED a few cards before and it's so much fun. I'd love to try to make a gift bag! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki in MD said...

best crafting time is whenever a groublog hopp of us is together. Each month we get together at my SU! demonstrator's (aka my dealer) and not only create, but laugh until we cry. thanks for being part of the

Regena said...

what an adorable project!! thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in the hop..its been tons of fun..Hugs Regena #6124

sandyh50 said...

Oh gosh, these are such cute Easter bags. I miss seeing you at Fiskateers, I know I need to get to your blog more often but I usually just do facebook.

tallulah1 said...

Thanks for sharing your project! Best time? In 2009, 10 of us from across the country got together from a SB board for 3 days. It actually lead to be being Fiskateer #6189! lol And I am looking forward to one this year with Flying Unicorn!
Janelle R

Patty Williams said...

I've never really been able to craft with friends. I normally create down in my dungeon by myself. It's been a struggle lately with so many changes in our lives (just kid/school stuff)

One of the best crafty times I have had with a friend was when Jeannie came up from WV and we went downtown to see Tim and Mario !!! And then one weekend we went to WV to visit her -- she took me out to Maxine's shop and I got to explore The Scrapbook page shop and hug Maxine ! Had just missed Donna Woods.

patty 2832

Vicky said...

Sweet, sweet gift bags. I'm a sucker for polka dots. :) TFS! The bestest time I had with my crafty friends was meeting up with a few Fiskateers when Emma came to my state for a demo. The other time was a crop with Fiskateers from all over the state. Good ol' days. :)

Jean Bullock said...

What a cute treat bag! I love it. Very cool giveaway too. Well done.

Cheryl Waters said...

This is an absolutely darling project and perfect for next week! Darling! TFS!

Linda Styckiewicz said...

So many crafty people I just can't keep up with it all.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute tags on your bags. TFS

BethW said...

This was the perfect place for me to visit today. I have a thing for bags lately and your's are adorable. I've bookmarked the Case page-definitely something I want to learn more about.
I'm a late night crafter-and cleaner. Have to wait for the fur babies to call it a night before I can get anything done.

Pamela Haskin said...

Love your Easter sack! So cute! My favorite crafting time was with my friend who now lives very far away. We would meet a couple times a month and make cards all day long and into the evening. I really miss her!

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

Adorable project! I love yours more that the original :) Great job!
My best crafting time with friends probably was when I trained crafters to use Fiskars tools. Long time ago :)

Lynn Gauthier said...

The best time crafting with friends was at last year's Convention. I had such a super fun time!
Awesome project Stasia!
Thanks so much for sharing with us!

d1_dawn said...

Sweet, Thanks I think I can use this great idea for some Easter treats.....Thanks for this amazing opportunity to earn prizes too!

Mary McD said...

I cherish the time I get to spend crafting with friends. Once a month we get together to craft, laugh, and often times cry. The time spent together is refreshing & re energizing.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful Easter bag. I loved crafting with my friends when I was in my college. Now they are all in different places and I miss them a lot.

Thanks for the fun hop.

TracyM #6773 said...

CUTE project and inspiration Stasia :)
I confess that I didn't really know what "CASE" meant and think it is a COOL way to be inspired!!! THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and about the challenge, hoping to join you there one day.
PS - I already follow your blog via Google Friend Connect & Bloglovin' :)

TracyM #6773 said...

YIKES - I clicked publish instead of preview!!!
The best crafting time I've had with friends was online, doing a class with Rebecca & other Fiskateers, making a mini album :)
I had to get up at 3.30 in the morning to be ready for the class to start at 4am local time!!!
OH, I have to share another one - my parents were staying with us when we had a Fiskateers online crop, we all wore our homemade tiaras / crowns, took photos of us wearing them in our pyjamas and I scrapped them that day with input from everyone :)
Crafting times & family times really are THE BEST OF TIMES!!!

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STASIA SLOMA said...

Kelly Sas....have been blessed to meet many Fiskateers. The best time was when we all met in Madison at Fiskars Headquarters for the roll out of the Fuse. We were treated like Rock Stars! I love your bag and your case ideas will be used as I love getting ideas from all types of sources. Happy FiskaFriends Birthday to you!

Jennifer Earley said...

So creative!! Love your CASEing!! I love scrapping with friends but sitting in my crafty corner in my basement with no interruptions can be heavenly! New follower!

Cindy deRosier said...

Super cute! What a fun idea to CASE a catalog. I've never tried that, but it's a great idea.

Kimber Lamm said...

I loved a retreat I went to.

Lesa said...

This is adorable and I love your tag! CASE of catalogs is something I would never have thought of but it sure does sound like fun. My best crafting time is usually late afternoon and/or into the night. I papercraft best on my own because I tend to overdo the socializing when I'm with others : )

Susan Allen #2072 said...

Very clever!

Karen Poirier-Brode said...

Darling bag. Nice to see you in the hop.

Karen Poirier-Brode said...

Cute bag! Nice to see you at the hop.

MamaBirdy said...

I've never heard of CASE-ing, but I like it!

Your bag is so sweet!

Tanya #5407

Heather Thompson said...

what a great Easter bag! love it.

I love our LOSR (love our scrapbooking retreat) weekend. I never laugh so hard as I do there. Twice a year just isn't enough.

Laney said...

Love your cute Easter bag! Thanks for sharing and doing the hop
Elaine#7777

kellystar said...

adorable adorable adorable EAster bag...I have the most wonderful memories from all-day crops at my LSS (sadly that store closed)...but I would get SO much done in those long days!

LChippy76 said...

Super C U T E !!!
THANKS for Sharing!!!

Nancy Carroll said...

LOVE the CASE, finally know what it means! LOL, can't believe i've never found that out till now!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Fantastic CASE choice. Love your cute polka dot gift bag.

Alison Barclay said...

That is such a cute bag! Happy Easter!! xx