Friday, March 27, 2015


To find out about our Fiskafriend community you may like this read, if you haven't already found on one of our other blogs,  
 I'm Fiskateer #5612!  I'm so excited that you came for a visit!

For rules of the blog hop be sure to go here, if you haven't already:

Here's a list of the blogs:  I am the end of the bunny trail :) You should have visited all the other members blogs AND came here from Tracy Moloney's .  I don't want for you to miss out on anything.

  1. Jean Bullock, #8889, 
  2. Susan Slomski, #6150, 
  3. Cindy deRosier, #4113,
  4. Tifany DeGough, #5942, 
  5. Cheryl Waters, #002,
  6. Jean Marmo, #7358,
  7. Teresa Godines #6857
  8. Michelle O'Driscoll #7586
  9. Nancy Carroll  #11488
  10. Maya Oren-Dahan #351
  11. Amy Martin Jones #8546
  12. Karen Poirier-Brode (Ladydoc) #2858
  13. Tanya Napier #5407
  14. Pamela Haskin #8040
  15. Stasia Sloma #9314
  16. Tracy Moloney  #6773
  17. Kim Chenez #5612  *YOU ARE HERE FROM TRACY MOLONEY ;)
One of the things that I really love to do .... craft... paper craft specifically. Even as a kid I loved the paper dolls. Remember those? My dad worked at a local paper mill so there was always a supply of cardboard. (tag board) I'd sit for hours and cut, glue, color.  The paper dolls had to have a home right?  oh, and I used to love doing the paint pages.  Remember those?  They looked like a coloring book but the images were filled in with small colored dots.  You "painted" with water and the image magically became colored!  I remember my mother always bought me one of these books right around Spring/Easter time. The 70's were good times! (yes I'm showing my age LOL)

Now it's not about the paper dolls or the water colored pages.  It's about making cards, a little of scrapbooking and paper crafts. Things that can make someone else smile.  I LOVE 3D projects. I need to share a project that I did this week. Snapdragon Snippets, 3d button joint rabbit. I found it on the silhouette design store.
 Heres the link . 
I cannot believe how easy he was to put together!  

Snapdragon Snippets also offers detailed instructions on how to put him together.
  Which you can find here: 

But here is my little guy: 
 Really?  Isn't he cute?  He's put together with buttons, ribbons and glue and he's poseable!  He will sit up by himself, on any shelf, bookcase, ledge or even on a box.  (I used a fruit crate that I also created from the store, here, to sit him on for the time being)  I LOVE SNAPDRAGON SNIPPETS designs.  This little guy comes in two files.  Usually this file is $1.99 but he's on sale this week for $1.49.  Thats less than $3!  

He didn't take very long to cut, fold and assemble either. A couple of hours and he was completed.  There is a couple of things that I found that the instructions didn't explain well which took me a few brain blocked moments to figure it out.  The picture on the instructions had me baffled for a second.  

The biggest thing is the button joints. Which is also probably the hardest. I used a piece of wire and made my own threading needle to capture the ribbon through the buttons and push through the body.  It just made the threading that much easier and less time consuming.  And... I didn't have anything else to use to push the ribbon through to the other side.   Each side of the joint has a button holding it in place, and your ribbon gets tied off.  The upper leg portion is designed to have a hole for easy assembly, and then it is covered by a cardstock piece.  Which is a great idea.  But when assembling, what the instructions don't share, is that when you assemble your legs, be sure to put the "hidden hole" facing inward against the body so that it is not visible. Also, there is a button on either side of the joint, but only one side is "tied off" in a bow with the ribbon, the other is lays flat and the ribbon feeds in/out of each hole back into the body to be joined by the second button (hope that this makes sense).  So be sure that the button that gets tied off is on the outside of the bunny's body.  (hole inward toward the body and the button tie lays to the outer body) 

Instructions also give you an option that you can fill his torso with beans or something, to weigh him down.  But I found that I really didn't need to bother.  He sits up nice without.   

The Silhouette store and Dragon Snippets website also has a 3D carrot that you can purchase should you want for your bunny to hold something.  I haven't purchased the file yet.  So for right now Mr Bunny is just hanging out. 

If you would like to be eligible for the sponsor giveaway drawing, START at the Fiskafriends blog: and follow the instructions there. If you have already done that, I would love for you to leave a comment here with me :)

**UPDATE** I just have to add something real quick.  I just finished the blog hop, in a little shy of 45 minutes.  There is so much creative inspiration on the trail tonight!!  I hope that when you have gotten to my blog, you followed the trail correctly and didn't miss a blog.  I was, am and always will be a proud Fiskateer.  The friends that I have made along the way have been amazing. I'm blessed to have found the new community.  If you are a fiskateer and haven't found the new community yet~ please join the gang!

                                        Happy First Year Anniversary Fiskafriends...
Again, thank you to all of YOU who took the time to celebrate with us. I hope that you have found some new projects and inspiration! Thank you to Snap Dragon,  you're 3d designs can make my cameo humm, and people smile! 

May you and your families have a wonderful Easter Holiday.

God Bless, 
Kim #5612.  

Kim W.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sharing the Fiskafriend community brings back so much emotion and good times! I remember like yesterday, finding the site. I owned my own scrap store, was meeting people that I am so proud to still have contact with today, and I had to share my find.... with everyone who would listen!  Yes I was, am and will always be Fiskateer #5612.  If  you haven't read the history of a fiskateer, you may like a good read by clicking here: .

Welcome! Welcome to the Fiskafriend Crafters Blog Hop 2015.  I think that you will soon see why we all loved being a part of a great community. Thank you for taking time to join us in celebrating our ONE year (I can't believe that it's been a year already) anniversary of coming back home.

Be sure to click here for the official rules of the hop and the place to start.
Be sure to start at the beginning so that you capture all the fun, inspiration, and wonderful prizes for not only our sponsors, but from my fellow Fiskafriends.  I don't want for you to miss a thing.  (and you have to visit all the blogs to be eligible from some great prizes)

The blog hop begins on March 27th at 6PM (PDT) and will end on March 29th at 11:59 PM PDT. The full contest rules and blog hop list will  be revealed on the blog on March 27th.         

So be sure to check back... it's going to be fun!!! I promise that you won't want to miss a thing.

In the meantime, be sure to check out my Close To My Heart catalog from some great stamping and scrapbooking product.  

I'll be back shortly with my BLOG ENTRY...  Counting down to the next 2 days.  I can't wait for you to join us this weekend for fun, inspiration and prizes ....

Monday, March 9, 2015

What better way to share the love of paper, scissors, inks, stamps, than to share it with some CTMH! Come and hang with me as I build up my blog, participate in a blog hop (coming soon btw) and just simply share some inspiration!!!