Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sharing a Gift....


Hi gang, just a quick post to share with you something that I created a couple of weeks ago for a friend of mine. She is always doing something good for me and I wanted to show her my appreciation. This is an easel calendar/notepad that I created using the wonderful calendar months that I picked up in a blog hop with the talented gals from Create with TLC . Paulette at TLC is always so generous with her art and creations and when we hopped we were able to see the wonderful inspiration from each of the design team and receive these beautiful digital stamps for each month. I have two of my dear friends on Paulette's team, Marsha at Stamping Down South and Carla at Carla's Stamping Spot . If you are not familiar with these ladies, please go by and say hello.

Here is another month:


For my base, I used a piece of GKD's chocolate cut at 6 by 11 and then I scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 to create my easel part. I then cut a piece of textured plum Bazzil card stock for my easel front, mounting a piece of My Mind's Eye design paper which I had stamped with some flourishes from Inkadinkado. I loved that the design paper already had such a wonderful sentiment attached to it "You look lovely today". A satin bow and heart charm and the front was ready for each month. Each stamp is slightly different in size, so when putting them into word (where I was able to get 6 on each sheet of card stock) I made sure to size each of them the same width so that they would be consistent, even if the height was slightly different. I then cut them with the scalloped rectangle die and used pop dots to mount them onto another piece of the plum card stock.


I used my markers, distress inks, gems and stardust pen to color each of these. It was so much fun making this. I also stamped the same flourish onto a bag and then packaged all of the remaining months into it for her to keep them together until needed. The silver clip is easily changed as the first of each month comes around.


PS, I saw on Carla and Marsha's blogs that TLC will be having another blog hop on the 18th of this month, you don't want to miss it , as I am positive there will be lots more goodies to go around. Stop by TLC if you haven't lately.
Thanks for the visit.....now off  to watch the Super Bowl.
hugs....

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15 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is absolutely spectacular my friend!

cardmaking bird said...

Beautiful gift!! Whoever receives it will be very lucky! Hugs, Marie x

Colleen said...

Patti,
This is a fantastic gift! I'm amazed at how this all came together, love it!

Carla S. said...

This is amazing, Patti! Just saw it on Paulette's blog! You did a fabulous job with the calendar images! Your friend is going to love receiving this! Thanks for the mention, too!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous project, what a thoughtful person you are to take the time to thank your friend with this amazing gift!

Renkata said...

Patti amazing calender.

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is such an awesome gift and such a great thing to have near by for those notes, you always need to jot down. TFS

Mamma Mia said...

Just hopped over from Paulette's blog. Stunning project Patti - thanks for the inspiration and for sharing. Helen x

Marianne said...

Just saw your project over at Paulette's blog. Such a great idea and perfectly executed! I came across these images yesterday and was thinking I should really do sth. with these calender months. I think my sister would love to have an easel card calender similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nicole said...

Super ce projet et réalisation !
bravo !

Betty Benton said...

Lovely calendar -- your friend will be overjoyed!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow wow wow!
your friend is going to feel so loved! this is a true work of love...and this is why handmade is so very special !
hugs GF

Jani Lewis said...

Lovely project. I made a few calendar holders lately but had not thought of adding notepads. Great idea.

Jani
papercompulsions,blogspot,com

CraftinGranny said...

What a fantastic gift you have created Patti. So inspirational and one your friend is going to adore. Got to start getting around to visiting more. Hope all is well. "Hugs"

Theresa said...

What a great calendar! I saved these pages from the hop....you have inspired me to use them. Have missed dropping by but have been catching upon viewing your recent creations. Hope to get in some challenges this week.
Hugs!