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Saturday, 17 January 2009

2009 Calendar

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.

10 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Ooooh I love this calendar! What a nice keepsake too:)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura

Di said...

I am so glad you kept going and finished the calendar...It is absolutely wonderful!! Thank you for sharing! Di (Oz)

Rozella said...

Lisette, wat ben je toch een geweldige creatieve dame. Zo mooi net als je calender van vorig jaar. En je kaartjes toppie...Jeetje ik ben er sprakeloos van...

Hanneke said...

Super, wat een mooie kalender! Kaart is ook mooi!

XxX

Orion said...

Ooooh this calendar is absolutly wonderful ! Congrats !

***Orion***

Jane Ettia Jones said...

woooooooooooooooooow
i love this calendar so much

Elena said...

De kalender is echt FANTASTISCH!!!!! Misschien toch ook maar een bind-it all kopen.....

Katie said...

This is fabulous!! LOVE it, Lisette!

I always enjoy your blog, you are so talented :)

Katie

Ingrid said...

For some reason I totally missed this blog post. What a shame, isn't it?? The calendar is wonderful, and a great keepsake. Love to see you used the pictures you took last October.

xoxo

D@nielle said...

fab calendar !