Friday, January 1, 2010

Calendars to ring in the new year!

Happy 2010! It's amazing how fast the years go by.... it doesn't seem all that long ago that we were celebrating the new Millenium. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

For my first post of the new year, I thought I'd share a Christmas gift I made this year. I decided it was time to use some of my stash of Amuse stamps (I must admit that many had never seen ink...) and make some calendars. The size and style of Amuse is perfect for calendars, and I had so much fun finding the stamps to go with each month. Because I wanted to display the calendar using a Creative Memories magnetic display frame, I ended up creating a monthly banner that hangs below the calendar, giving me lots of room to stamp! I used seasonal trees as an ongoing theme, and pulled it all together with Amuse colored gingham cardstock as a mat.... so here is the final product!
I also had lots of fun finding the "doodads" (my Mom's word, otherwise known as brads) to go with the months too. I wanted to show you each month, but didn't want to post 12 pics, so in the interest of saving space, I've taken pics of just the banners for the rest of the year, but each banner also has a matching calendar:

I sure hope my family enjoys these calendars as much as I enjoyed making them. But even if they don't, the great thing about this gift is they still have a nice magnetic display frame to put pictures in - with our without the monthly banners. The only problem is now I still need to make one for myself!
Happy Crafting in 2010 everyone!


Vicki said...

Great idea! Love how you found a different tree for each month. I know how hard you must have worked on this and anyone would be thrilled to receive it as a gift.

Mary G. said...

What a great take on a calendar! I never would have thought to use a frame!! I'm sure everyone LOVED these!! Great job!

Paige said...

This is an awesome project! Oh, please don't forget to make one for you!

Kim Marie said...

What a lovely project!

Hey, Joan? Could you email me so I have your email for our SBS29 list? If you sent an email before, I never received it! If I lost it I apologize!

Thanks! Happy 2010!
Kim Marie

Kathy said...

Great project! You need to make one for yourself, too!
Kathy from SBS29

Cr8ive ME said...

What a wonderful project. I have both the small and regular size of the Everyday Display by CM. I may have to CASE your idea.

Mary from SBS29

Joanne Gilch said...

Nice calendars, if your recipients don't like them send them to me!!LOL j from sbs29

Cheryl said...

Fancy! I like them. Great job.


Lesley said...

What a great project!

Paper Addict said...

I love this idea, great job, leaving sister love from sbs29, hugs, Ronnie

Susan said...

What a fabulous idea! I just adore it! I need domething like this!



Julie said...

I have been procrastinating about making calenders for more time than I want to admit. You have inspired me with your adorable rendition. I am sure everyone who was lucky enough to receive one is thrilled.
Julie (SBS29)

Vickie Y said...

These are awesome! I have a couple of these types of frames...thanks for the inspiration! TFS

LuLu said...

WOW what a great present and love all the different banners you have made. I would of been thrilled to receive a calendar as beautiful as yours.

Lou (SBS29)

Cammy said...

This is an awesome idea! I love your monthly banners. Very cute!