Fiskateer Crop: October - December

Here are the last projects I made for the Fiskateers "Through the Year" crop.

The October challenge:
October makes me think of leaves. So, make a creation that includes at least 5 leaves (same or different). 
I mentioned that I will be making a creative gift for my sister's family after their new baby arrives in a few weeks.  For this challenge, I made a card that will go along with that gift.  I started by having Steve make a brown thumbprint (representing my brother-in-law).  I stamped my own thumbprint twice (representing my sister and my 12 year old nephew, who are almost exactly the same size).  Then Trevor stamped his thumb (representing his new baby cousin).


The November challenge:
So thankful!  Create 3 different thank you card designs. The 3 cards should be completely different from each other. 
For my first card, I used repositionable adhesive to adhere a tag to a piece of ivory cardstock, then misted with oranges and purples.  I removed the tag, then added a sticker sentiment.  I mounted the misted paper on purple cardstock, then added that to the card base.

Recognize this paper?  It's the paper I used for my Happy Holidays sign.  I stamped the background over and over with a single "thanks" stamp.  The design?  Self-scraplifted.

My last thank-you card is deceptively simple.  All I did was cut patterned paper to size, add the sentiment and mount it on black.  The paper already had the dots, ink, and other elements that you see.   
The December challenge:
The holidays are always full of delicious food. Follow this recipe to make a delicious scrapbook page layout.
3 buttons
3 different shapes
3 photos
1 yard of ribbon
1 border strip (cut, punched, ripped, etc., you decide!)
1 sticker
1 stamped image
Add in a sprinkle of creativity
Mix with a love for all crafts!
I have to admit, I freaked out a little bit when I read this.  My layouts are simple.  Really, really simple. I *might* have 3 pictures, 1 border strip, and 1 stamped image on a layout. Never more than that. I almost never use buttons (I don't like lumps), rarely put stickers on layouts (I use them on cards), and a YARD of ribbon? A YARD? A scrapbook page is 12 inches by 12 inches... where do you put a YARD of ribbon on a layout??

But, because I can't resist a challenge (especially a Fiskars challenge), I made a layout. I picked three pictures and added border strips and a title. I stamped a journaling box. Frankly, at that point, I was pretty happy with the layout and ordinarily would have called it done. But I struggled forward, adding buttons, random shapes, the required sticker, and the YARD of ribbon. And I actually really like the finished layout.

The 13th challenge:
Challenge #13—Because it’s 2013!
What’s old is new again! While you’ve been organizing (and re-messing) and sifting through all of crafty items this weekend, did you find something that you forgot you had? It’s time to use it! Create a project that includes that forgotten tool, stamp, die-cut shape, whatever! Make sure to tell us what it is you “found”!
I had an easy time with the 13th challenge. While I was struggling through the July flag challenge, I found a single sticker left on its sticker sheet. I thought I'd used all the stickers that coordinated with this fun line. I whipped up this quick birthday card, using that "found" sticker.

This was such a fun crop!  I can't believe how many projects I completed in such a short time. Thanks, Fiskars!


  1. I can't believe you managed to fit a yard of ribbon on one page! It turned out great! You've been doing an awesome job on your Fiskars entries.

  2. Love love love love these!! LOVING those owls on your first card and loving that lo with Trevor!!!

  3. Cindy, thank you so much for the sweet words on my blog today. Boy, do I have a lot to catch up on, too! These are all such great projects! :)

  4. what fab projects!! they all are so awesome!!!

  5. Very nice!!!!! I am loving those owls!!!!! Who doesn't like owls!!!!????

  6. wow you have been busy~love your cards, simple and beautiful:):)~My favorite kind of card!!!

  7. Oooh...you've been busy. I lovelovelove the card with the owls!!!! Super cute!

  8. You did a wonderful job on this layout, Cindy. I love it. I would have a hard time using a yard of ribbon too. You found the perfect solution.

    And, what, you don't use stickers on your layouts? I live for stickers on my layouts. They are just the right little touch. No bulk but they add a fun dash of color or a cute icon or just the right phrase. Stickers are my #1 embellie, hands down. I wouldn't want to scrap without them. Hmmm, maybe you should try 41 things for your birthday and add stickers on layouts to the list!!

  9. I think you did more projects at the crop than I did all of 2012 ... hahahaha!!! :) Great work ... :))


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