Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Calendar Challenge

Over at Psychomoms YouTube channel she had a challenge to use a calendar that she created. I did two different projects.
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.
 I used up a pad of Boho from Creative Imaginations. Each month has a two page spread, with a calendar on it. I didn't want to make this to demanding or I wouldn't use it. lol

So I figured a "small" amount of journalling and maybe a photo or two.


  1. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!! *bookmarks that bead link* That binding is amazing and I just love love this book. Love the idea about it. Did I mention I love this? LOL Cant wait to see how you filler up!


  2. What beautiful projects Diane!! I just love the use of the Peonies and your colors!! What a great gift or functional project!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

  3. Your project is lovely. Thank you for playing along with Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge.

  4. That book is awesome! Thanks for posting the link as to the beading AND the vintage photos!