Thursday, December 29, 2011

Okay, Calendar Time!


Here's the first pics in the series of posts about the calendars I made for my kids (and I use the word "kids" lightly...they're grown!)  Basically, I made 12 scrapbook pages, one for each month, and then 12 "month" pages, complete with cutouts from the Designer's Calendar cartridge, for birthdays and holidays.  I used an ATG gun and LOTS of ATG tape to hold the pages together.  I taped the January "month" page to the February scrapbook page, and so on, for each month.  Then I used a Cinch version 2 to bind everything together.  Above, is a pic of the whole calendar hanging in my daughter's office.  Below, are a few of the scrap pages I made for both the calendars.


Here's the January scrap page I made for son and DIL.  You'll notice some of the pages for the same months differ since son and daughter-in-law have more classic tastes (and loves birds, argyle, and paisley!) and daughter likes bright colors and lots of bling and glitter.  The cuts here were from Winter Frolic, Winter Lace, and Elegant Edges.

February's pages weren't anything spectacular...I was starting to run short on time!

This is Son and DIL's page.  I used the Miss Morgan line of paper from Quick Quotes, along with some cardstock from my stash.  DIL loves birds, so I tried to incorporate as many as possible!  I actually took this pic before the page was finished...later, I added some brads to keep the mats in place and a grommet and ribbon to pull out the journaling tag that's in the back of the pic mats.

Daughter loves pinks and purples, along with hearts and mushy stuff (haha!) so this page was for her.  I used cuts from the Sweethearts cartridge

Okay, enough for now...I don't want to burn you guys out right away!  More tomorrow!

PS...I'm entering my project in Jovan's New Year's Challenge!  Thanks Jovan!

7 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Love the calendars so far, i must say I prefer your daughters, i am not mush for lace and whimsy but you did an amazing job, really can't wait to see more!! How long did it take to put these together?
Kristan

Erin said...

once again, can't tell you enough how much we love it! i'm actually looking forward to seeing your posts on them so i can see em's as well. and so that i can stare at it a little more-- like i stare at the photos of our new bedroom when i'm not home.
... is that sad or what?!

Jovan said...

WOW...Amy your calendar is so beautiful! I can't wait to see more pages. Thanks for joining my challenge!

Also the fireworks are from "Stand and Salute" cart and the skyline is from "Paper Doll Dress Up" cart.

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Your calendar is sooo CUTE. I love it. Makes me want to make one too...but I already scored myself a Vampire Diaries Calendar lol heheh (yes that is my guilty please show).
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Pink Cricut said...

Wow!! How fabulous- your kids are very lucky to have such a wonderful and personalized gift!

Lisa said...

I just LOVE your calendar...what a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing your projects!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Totally Twisted Cards said...

Awesome calendar. Love the snow tubing girl. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the Pink Cricut Linky Party! I'm a new follower.

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