Happy Monday! I wish I could say that I’m home alone and everyone is back to school and work – but that is not the case. School was cancelled again today – it would help if our temps would get above freezing so all the ice would melt. Very unusual for us to stay below freezing for more than 1 day and it has been I think 5. That is the problem we get a little snow, then we get a little sun and it melts and then it freezes and we end up with roads covered in sheets of ice. All the main roads are pretty driveable but the secondary roads, neighborhoods and school roads apparently have enough ice to close school again today. We are at the south end of the county so while we are probably all good here the northern part of the county isn’t. Tyler and Ryan did get to give Kyle a hard time because he did have to go to school today. Maybe tomorrow everyone will be on a normal schedule.
So enough rambling….my project I want to share today is from my Desktop Calendar class. I had the class on Dec. 30th – but half of the class was sick so I had it again the first week of January. I’m working on adding all the pictures to mine – I hope to finish that tomorrow. So today I’ll just share one month that has a picture and I’ll show you the rest later.
This 2010 calendar uses the Stampin’ Up! Days-To-Remember Calendar on page 159 of the catalog (#104144). There are 2 pages for each month – one to put a 6″ x 6″ scrapbook page on and the other is the monthly grid. All the pages are perforated and if you put them in the correct order (there is a map to follow) at the end of the year you can take them out and put them in a 6″ x 6″ scrapbook for a year in review album. Throughout the year you can have the calendar sit on your desk since it had a built in stand.
My scrapbook pages are designed to hold a 3-1/2″ tall by 5″ wide photo (or two smaller width photos). You could fill your calendar with old pictures or add them as you go along for the current year. I think I’m going to do a combination and just write a caption under each photo with the who, when, where, what information. Right now I found that Wolf Camera/Ritz Camera has 6 cents prints (3-1/2 x 5) on Tues and Wed – for 1 hour pickup. So this is what I do – I find the pictures I want to print and upload to their site and then print them on Tues/Wed. These are the perfect size for this project.
I used the new Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack from the Occasions Mini Catalog throughout the calendar and took all the colors from those papers. Most of the months have embellishments that were either punched or cut with the Big Shot and a few are stamped. The Calendar grid uses the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set for all the numbering. I used the Holiday Blitz stamp set on the grid to add images for the holidays and also used other stamp sets when I needed different images – the Family Accessories and Family Accessories Too sets have nice small images for this including a lot of the sports and activities that the kids do.
I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting me today.