Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can you believe

That I have a post today? I'm so happy! I've so missed you all out there in blogland. The holidays just seem to get busier each year. As evidenced by the fact that I am (finally) STARTING my homemade Christmas presents for the year. ACK! I decided to forgo the mini scrapbooks that I usually make for Grandparents, instead making a calendar. That way I don't have nearly as many pages to do - PLUS - the calendars will hang proudly in their homes and get looked at more than scrapbooks! I should also note how lucky I am to be a part of Lindsay's design team... more details on that below!

This is my front cover (obviously) and is so aptly "named" TIME FLIES! I had this cool paper in my stash from I don't know where or when. The letter stickers ... same sort of thing. They were SUPER plain stickers, just the thin black outline, so I took a super sparkly silver pen and (artfully) scribbled... ahem ... filled in the white bits.

The first is January. For whatever reason, I didn't manage to take any pictures (or any that I could lay hands on easily) of my kids playing in the snow last year. BUT I had this picture of the two of them from a sweet sleepover they had right after we re-did their rooms. We had the new beds and new paint and they were SO excited to have a sleepover in a bed (instead of piled blankets on the floor). The tag I actually got in a tag swap YEARS ago ... love that stash for fun finds! Paper, also stash... cardstock, ink. Badabing!

And finally, you get to see Lindsay's digi-stamp I used this week. She made the awesome calendar toppers! I found a calendar template online that I liked, tweaked it until I was happy, then deleted the boring "January 2010" and popped in the awesome topper that Lindsay designed. I love being able to tweak digis! I was able to stretch and play with it until it filled the whole space!! Then I colored with copics, added some stickly bling for the snowflakes, and poof! January finito.
So........ go buy the calendar toppers HERE ... and if you're interested in my calendar that I tweaked, drop me a line and I'll email the word file to you.
Next .... go straight back to Lindsay's entire STORE and BUY HER OUT! She has a deal going right now -- buy 2 stamp sets, get one free! She'll email you for your free choice after she gets your order for 2. (More details on that stuff on Lindsay's blog.)
Um... third... go on over to Lindsay's BLOG and check out her genius, and there's probably a sweeeeeeeeeet freebie there too!
FINALLY!!!!!! Go check out all my fellow design team folks and see all the crafty goodness. Micki Harper December Guest DT
Janet Rossi
Shannon Neparko
Margie Visnick
Lisa Jurecek
Erin Bailey
Tracey Allen
Melissa Craig
Tamara Bennett
Cindi Hooks
Cheryl Gorka
Now, it is totally possible I missed a DT gal ... I've been out of the loop and we're all crazy with holiday schedules. If I miss someone I'll edit and add, but if you're hopping, check their DT list too and make sure you don't miss any of the fun.
Oh, and you probably figured this out already, but it's likely that this calendar is not finished ... I haven't even gotten the BINDITALL out yet!! So you will totally be seeing calendar pages on any and all posts for the next couple weeks!!


Lisa T said...

Great project! I like the idea of a calendar. Then everyone gets to see your handiwork and your cute kiddos. :) Welcome back to blogging!

Mrs. Fence said...

Great calendar! I love how you manipulated the topper to fit your space - one of the great things about digi stamps!

Melissa Craig said...

Awesome project!

Tamara Bennett said...

Looks great! you've been very busy!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

FABULOUS creationS - love this idea!

Cindi said...

love the calebdar!! Those will make super gifts

Cheryl said...

This is a great project!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your calendar idea, FABULOUS.

Margie said...

Love the calendar project! Welcome back!

Micki said...

That is a great calendar and I definitely LOVE the cover page! I can totally relate to how quickly time flies!

Love it....

ljurecek said...

Your calendars are going to be so popular this holiday season! It's so great that you added your own personal touch to this by coloring with copics, so it the best of all worlds!

Lindsay Weirich said...

What no finished calendar, mine's ALL done but I only showed January (yeah right!) it will be done on the 24th LOL! Love how you streached the title, fab!

Crafting Joanne said...

Fab calender project Diana.


Joanne xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love the idea of a calendar, that is fantastic, and what a great job you did too! Love the front cover!