Friday, October 26, 2012

TE Calendar Challenge--May


Continuing on with the Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge, we have May:


Stamps:  Mom a la carte (TE), Everyday Occasions (Doodlebug)
Paper:  Patterned (Making Memories), Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Fun Details:  Copic Markers, Smooch (on the heart coming out of the mug), flowers, buttons

To see the earlier calendars:


Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

TE Calendar Challenge--April


I am back once again with more calendars from the Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge.  Not only was this a fun challenge to do, but I will end up with a nice set of Christmas presents as well!

So here is April, this is one of my favorites:


Stamps:  Favorite Peeps, Garden Party Blooms, Garden Party Critters (TE), Everyday Occasions Icons (Doodlebug)
Paper:  Patterned (American Girl), Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Fun Details:  Copic Markers

If you would like to see my previous calendars:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TE Calendar Challenge--March

Hello Everyone,

Continuing on with the Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge, we have March!


Stamps:  Totally Tags:  Spring (TE), Every Occasions Icons (Doodlebug)
Paper:  Hello Spring patterned paper (Doodlebug), Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Fun Details:  Copic Markers, American Crafts Ribbon, Making Memories Butterfly, Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)

If you would like to see my previous calendars:

Thanks so much for visiting, stop back again soon for April!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TE Calendar Challenge--February

Hello Everyone!

Well, now that I've gotten organized and posted January, I didn't want to wait too long to get February up!  So without further ado, here is my February page:


Stamps:  Buddy Bear (TE), Every Occasions Icons (Doodlebug)
Paper:  Cardstock, Patterned Paper (SU)
Fun Details:  Copic Markers, Smooch, Ribbon (SU)

If you'd like to see my method of displaying my calendars, please check out my January post here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to have March up soon!


Monday, October 15, 2012

TE Calendar Challenge--January

Hello Friends!

Well, I wanted to make something for Taylor's Calendar Challenge when I first saw the challenge up on her blog way back in January.  I thought they would make great Christmas presents in December!  So I started thinking, how could I make some cute calendars that my family would actually use?  My family was kind of challenging on that one.  A few months later, I had an idea--what about refrigerator calendars?  Something cute, that you could hang on the frig with a cute magnet and change out every month.  And Taylor has these great 6 X 6 calendars that you can download here that would work perfectly!  Then life got busy with the kids and their activities, and before I knew it summer was here.  I had some time and decided to start making up my calendars--they are really fun to make!  And I blinked again and all of a sudden it is now October and I haven't posted anything I've made for this challenge, even though I have made several months!  So here it finally goes:

So my idea started with the refrigerator.  My first step was to go off to the Container Store and find these cute magnets (and they do come in many colors, my gift recipients just all happen to have white refrigerators).  You can find these magnets here.

The next step was to figure out how to make a holder for the calendars.  What I did was to take a 6 X 6 page protector and cut off the holes.  I then added some ribbon and flowers, and punched new holes to add a ribbon tie.  Now I had a protector ready for my calendars.

I have three different versions, as I am making three Christmas presents.  I do have to apologize, I took these pictures with the calendars hanging on my frig, and the lighting was a challenge.  The flash kept reflecting off . . . .

With a pink flower and pink trim

With a white flower and blue trim

And with a green flower and green trim.

So this is my January page!  I have this set of little Doodlebug stamps that I have been using to add fun details to the days--there is a party hat on the 1st for New Years, a cake on the 4th on one for a birthday . . . just to be fun.

Stamps:  Holiday Wonder (TE), Every Occassion Icons (Doodlebug)
Paper:  Patterned--Pebbles, Cardstock--PTI
Fun Details:  Ribbon (American Crafts), Snowflake (Making Memories), Silver Embossing Powder (Michaels)

Please stop by soon to see February . . . .thanks for visiting!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cloud9 October Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

It is time for the October Cloud9 Blog Hop!  I recently discovered WPlus9 Design Studio and I just love their stamps!  So without further ado, here is the Inspiration Photo for this month's hop:

And here is my card:

Happy Halloween!
I didn't have a Happy Halloween sentiment, so I made one on my computer.  And of course, some scattered M n M's add to the Halloween theme!

Stamps:  Perfect Patches:  Pumpkin (WPlus9)
Ink:  Morocco, Gray Flannel, and Olive Grove (Memento)
Cardstock:  PTI and SU
Patterned Paper:  Making Memories
Ribbon:  TE
Font Used:  CK Toehead

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to visit to check out all the wonderful entries!