When you were a kid, didn't it seem easy to make a new friend? You started talking to the kid behind you as you waited in line to go down the slide at the park and the next thing you know, you had a new friend. That doesn't seem to happen so easily anymore. At least not for me. But, I've talked before how the Fiskateers site really was my gateway to exposing me to the world of paper arts that lives online.
A lot has changed in the 3+ years since I became a Fiskateer. In November of 2011, I got to meet some of these new "virtual" friends, and suddenly, they weren't just virtual anymore. I still participate online at Fiskateers. I've come and gone through other sites, but I've remained true to this site.
This layout is another from the Liftateers. It was time to dig out that Ultra-Shape Express to cut out this tree---representing some of my friends in my Fiskateer Family Tree. One of my favorite things about this layout, is the background that I stamped with just this one small lined stamp that I turned back and forth 90 degrees, re-inking every 3-4 stamps. It happened spontaneously--an after thought after looking at my layout and thinking that it still needed a little "something".
Before Fiskateers, I didn't know what a message board was. I had never posted my work in a gallery. I didn't know what it meant to have a blog or follow other blogs. I must of had a lot of free time before I found Fiskateers! I've learned to be open to new friendships and new possibilities--and often I need a reminder.