Thursday, January 7, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Calendar Craze

Hey everyone!! Over at Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential they have posted their first challenge of 2010. The challenge was to create a project using a calendar. They have links to get calendars and a ton of great projects created by the design team !! Jessica's calendar has the cutest image ever and Erin made the greatest card that incorporated a calendar page as an element!! In creating my calendar, I decided to stick to my New Year's resolution. I wanted to participate in more challenges and use the materials I have. For this calendar, I used a stamp set that I loved and had to buy but I have rarely used. As well, I used some Stampin Up rub-ons that I just had to have...and again, have yet to use. Finally, I decided to actually use some of the digital papers I've been collecting (and not ever using!!). I decided to create this desk calendar. It is the size of a regular A2 size card. I added the digital papers onto each side of the Kraft "card base". (Sadly, I realized that I put the wrong colors on the wrong pages....as you will see). Then, I added the calendars on the bottom of each side in groups of 3. I decorated each page with some of trees decorating them appropriately for their season. The calendar is tied open with a ribbon with the winter and spring calendars on the outside. When those 6 months are finished, the string gets untied and the card is flipped inside out to reveal the summer and fall pages.
I am defiantely going to make more of these (being more careful of the colors and patterns I use for each season! ) and maybe even get started on some Christmas gifts for next year!
Supplies: Stamps - Lovely As A Tree (Stampin' Up!); Ink - Black (Ranger); Paper - Kraft, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Digital Paper - 12 Days of Snowflakes (Kristin Bueter), Green Stripes (Tracy on fred-she-said.blogspot.com), and two different designs by Becky Oehlers; Other - Anchor rub-ons (Stampin' Up!), black gingham ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Copic markers, dimensionals, 1 1/4" circle punch, Cropodile.
Thanks for dropping in for a visit!!
Donelda

4 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Awesome idea for a calendar; the changing trees are a perfect touch! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Crystal said...

WOW this is GREAT what a fabulous idea!!!! Beautiful work, thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! This is sooo very clever!! I adore it!! I MUST try out this idea!! What a fun and easy way to make a full year calendar!! I think your tree image the perfect image to use for the whole year and it happens to be one of my fav sets from SU! Jessica and Erin are VERY clever divas, aren't they?!! :) Thanks for playing along with us!! HUGS

Steph said...

This is so cool. So much nicer sitting on a desk than a traditional store bought calendar. I want one for my craft room please and thanks....ha ha.