The first is an easel card, for the desktop. I got the idea for this over at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. The colors I used were inspired from their Scrapbook Challenge week 1. I'm entering this in their "In with the new....out with the Old" challenge. My new is the Sweet William Small and Large Stamp Sets and Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Silver Moon Sapphire. My old is Bliss Blue cardstock, retired from SU. The flourish stamp is an Autumn Leaves and the punch is a MS. The brads were colored with a permanent marker.
The second project for the Calendar Challenge is a Yearly at Glance Mini.
I used the beaded binding technique that I learned from aweezielchk on YouTube
I used 22guage wire, I don't think it was heavy enough. The beads are at least 15 yrs. old. The flourish was in a pack of grungeboard, I colored it with a black sharpie and then sprayed it with LSG Starburst Marigold Yellow Orange. The small tag is from SU, that and the brads were also colored with a black sharpie. The multi colored ribbon is from a Christmas collection that is a few years old.