In my post on January 6th I mentioned that I finished my 2009 Calendar project. My mum received it on Tuesday, but I just haven't had a chance to edit the pictures yet and post them. This was a project I started very early, but then lost interest after I did three months. As it was a gift, I had to finish it, and especially since 2009 had already started I had to get a move on. Well here it is:
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock | Sassafras PP | Autumn Leaves, Heidi swapp and 7Gypsies clear stamps | EK Success flower punches | Autumn Leaves buttons | Stampin' Up ink (chocolate and turquoise) | American Crafts vinyl alphabet stickers | Spotlight ribbon
I used Adobe Illustrator to make the calendar months and printed it directly on the cardstock, already trimmed to 6"x6" squares. I then punched the holes with my Bind-it-all machine, so I knew what margin to leave on the top. I then stamped a swirl in the bottom with VersaMark ink. Next I adhered the picture, added a strip of patterned paper on the right and put a border on top. I stamped the names of the months and the swirls for the flowers and added a two layer flower using punches and a button. Initially I had both the flowers on pop dots, but I removed those, as the calendar was getting too fat and started to topple over. I did the cover last and matched it to the other pages by using the same elements.
The past week I've been really busy making cards, but not much I can share. Today, I did make a card for one of David's friends, who is celebrating his birthday today and with whom he was going out for dinner tonight. So, I made a card for him. Unfortunately I can only show you a detailed view image, as I seem to have deleted to frontal shot.
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock | Crate Paper PP | Hemp tie | Ellison Design Stars #2 die | VersaColor Ink 'pinecone' | Stampin' Up rubber stamps | SEI button
Lastly sweet Nancy gave me an award on Wednesday. Thank you so much, Nancy. I'm supposed to pass it onto 8 others, but I have to disappoint you. If you're reading this, consider yourself the lucky recipient.
I wish you all a fantastic weekend and thank you for your sweet comments.