After learning about calenders in Stampin’ Up!’s new My Digital Studio the other day I came up with an idea as I was preparing for my classes today.    I wanted to create a monthly calendar showing all my upcoming classes and events.  So yesterday I started to play and my idea came together – I finished up late – I should have been sleeping – but instead was on the computer adding more images to my calendar.  So here is what I came up with……..

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So what do you think?  I know when my kids were younger and I was room mom in their class I always made fun calendars to hand out of all the activities or volunteers that were scheduled.  This program would have been perfect for that.  I’m going to try to do this each month and post to my blog and send out on email to my newsletter list.

My Digital Studio has Calendar templates for 2010 and 2011 – you choose a Designer Template and it has the grid with the numbers along with the month and year.  The calendar Designer Templates aren’t “designed” with colors or images or anything else.  In order to create a 2009 month I just went and found a month that started on the same day as the one I was creating – then selected Insert Duplicate Page to make a copy of it.  Then I did my editing – by changing the month and year and deleting any extra days.  I added background paper and then my stamped images and embellishments.  I also added a piece of Whisper White card stock as a page layer so that I could size it and place it behind my grid so that all the calendar information was visible.  I used the new Medallion Digital Download – it is not included in the original My Digital Studio release but you can get it as a Digital Download for $1.95 – to add a background accent – I adjusted the opacity so it would just be a faint image in the background.

Fun, Fun!  Can you tell what colors I used – Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Old Olive, and Ruby Red – those are some of the colors I like to use for fall.  I’m almost finished with my certification.  Every time I play with I learn a little more…

Have a fun day!  I’ll be stamping the day away in my Holiday Card Making classes – so off to finish setting up for those.  Thanks for stopping by.