A New Year, a New Post

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wow, I didn't realize I had ignored my blog for so long.  The fall leading into the end of the year gets a little crazy for me.  It becomes calendar time and my own scrappy projects get pushed to the side until they are finished. This year I made 8.

This is the 6th year I've been making them and the first year I did not use a kit. I used my own designs.  I started by choosing my photos. I chose 1 or 2 per month and ordered prints.  Then I chose the designs. Some were from sketches, some were my own. Next I chose the card stock and papers.  When all that is done, I lay it all on the table and trim/cut the papers for each calendar, then assemble them.  The last thing I do is choose and adhere all the embellishments.  I keep them pretty simple. After all is said and done, it winds up being 96 pages....It's a lot of work, but so worth it.  Everyone in my family looks forward to their calendar each year.

Here is the calendar I made for my husband.  He takes it to work and hangs it on the wall of his office.

 I have many scrappy and non-scrappy projects in my future, which means there will be more new things to add.


  1. Awesome! I can't even imagine doing 8 of them! I'm sure everyone loves them!!!I usually do a calendar at Shutterfly but I didn't even get that done this year. First time since Kirsi was born.

  2. LOVE the calendar - and the LOS are wonderful - especially love the first one of your ODS and his silly faces!

  3. I like your calendar pages. October is my favorite. I made a couple calendars for christmas gifts this year & were a hit.