here are a few more shots of the caledar that i made in this weeks My Craft Channel episode! i really do love how it turned out! i used a super cheap calendar + an 11x14 double photo mat that i picked up from Michaels in the framing department... when you watch the show, you can see how i took the calendar apart, adhered beautiful papers to the pages of the pre-printed calendar, and then bound the whole thing together with my Cinch by We R.
i went a little crazy on the embellishment of the outside... have you seen or used these adorable hex tiles from Pink Paislee? SOO cute... and these stamps come from the Nantucket stamp set that i sold last week on the featured buy at MCC if you were lucky enough to snag one of those kits!
once i start stamping, it's hard to stop... i got out my "soiree" and my "daily junque" stamp sets and just played! i have several colors of the Adirondak inks from Ranger (love the mountain rose colors a lot) and had fun mixing and layering as you can see here... i also added some misted ribbon, Nantucket ribbon and a fun Pink Paislee tassle.
i only added a couple scrapbook pages so far- this first one (JAN 2012) i used some mistable paper (unmisted, so cute..who knew?) and then --if you spy that paper that is behind the photo on this page, it's the Coordinations cardstock that goes with the Pink Paislee Nantucket collection- just look at that yumminess! (sanded of course)-- here i also used some of the epherma from Nantucket and the little printed tin embellishment from the 'vintage vouge' collection.
here i have used more of the Coordinations Cardstock, as well as the Nantucket papers...and this time i embellished with more elements from the Vintage Vouge line: wood thread tops & the glossy, shiney chipboard clocks are Vintage Vouge as well (from Pink Paislee).
The rest of the pages from my calendar are black papers... just waiting for more scrapbooking!
here's a tiP: when you are looking for a calendar to use... make sure the bottom portion (where the days and calendar grid are)... is as plain as possible. you will see the funny calendar that i used (white tail bucks). Eric picked it out for me... but to his credit, he knew enough to make sure that the bottom was plain and didn't have 'bieber fever' or something like that!