It's time for a change; it's time to grow. This blog is one step that will encourage me to explore, experiment, and share my journey. But the primary element in my growth is the inspiration of my talented friends.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Calendars for 2014
It may only be August, but the sooner I get the 2014 calendars finished the better. Since the summer weather hasn't been so great this year I have more time to craft indoors.
I created 49 calendars in total and here are pics of the various styles that I made. I think I would get too bored making all of them the same. And besides.... this way my friends have a choice.
I used the Tim Holtz clock die for this group along with a sentiment from one of Tim's Stamper's Anonymous stamp sets.
In this group of calendars I like the extra pizzazz that the punched border gives. I'll have to remember that for other projects and cards. It is also a great way to use up pieces of scrap paper.
The saying is from a set of Birthday sentiments made by Fiskars.
The paper is from a 6 x 6" Bo Bunnie paper pad. I had a difficult time parting with it... but I don't know why I was hanging on to it anyway. I need to use up more of my stuff!!!
I was using some of my ribbons before I had the idea to use my punches to create an embellished border.
I wanted to make some calendars that did not have a clock or time theme. I used a brass stencil and momento inks to color the cattails on the decorative scrapbook paper. I had a bunch of die cut butterflies in my stash so I used them also. The sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps.
I just love this frog; I have used this stamp so much (Sparkle N Sprinkle). I like to stamp it in black and color with Twinkling H2O's. The sentiment is a $1 from Michael's.
I was attempting to use up some of my wide ribbon and found several pieces that worked well with the colors of the paper I was using.
I used my oval spellbinders to cut the frog and the mats that I used with him.