Sunday, November 4, 2007

I actually took an entire day off from work today! I locked myself, lucky and grannie in my studio and we kaboot-zed and I made this calendar book. It's pretty awesome if I can toot the old horn myself.. Take a look...

For the cover, I used some Fancy Pants Designs paper, a bunch of ribbon and rick rack.. Then I took some overly huge flowers I had and cut them in half and tombow'd them onto the front cover. Then I took Hollyhock ink from CTMH and stamped the 3 paisleys on them and used some crystal lacquer to add some shiny dots. The stamp set is a new release from Queen Kat Designs. You can find it here.

The inside cover is so me right now. :) I used the Royal Wings Stamp set from Queen Kat Designs along with the Dotty Scrolls #1. The scrolls are embossed in white on textured black cardstock. I stamped the wings in black ink on white cardstock and then stamped the red heart and cut them all out. The red heart was embellished with some crystal lacquer for polka dots. The wings are layered onto a black and white polka dot flower from Doodlebug and I added a pink ribbon for another touch of color.

For January, I used the new "January" Stamp from Queen Kat Designs, Prima flowers, crystal brads, polka dot ribbon, bazzill cardstock and doodlebug black n white paper. I took a little white rhinestone and placed it on each of the holidays throughout the book, so you'll see a little blurb on popular dates in the pics.

February was too much fun to make. I broke down and bought the Rock Star mini stack of cardstock at J's when it hit the shelves along with the All Dressed Up stack (which you'll see later). For this month, I used a couple of the papers from the Rock Star stack. I love foil on paper it looks so neat! I used the new Happy Skullz stamp set from Queen Kat Designs, Prima sprite flowers and a crystal brad.. And I embellished it with some fuzzy thin fiber. The ink is Watermelon from CTMH.

I got a little creative with Prima's in March! I used some almost olive colored large ones and cut one petal down to be a "stem" so I'd have a 4 leaf clover. I used the new fancy paisley stamp set from QKD and the new "March" word stamp.

Here's the All Dressed Up paper... It's so neat! I love the swirls and glitter in this collection. The colors are Ab-Fab! I kept April and May pretty simple.. I used the new calendar stamps from QKD for these two pages.

June is my favorite month of the book.. Can anyone guess why? :) I used some paper that I got last Christmas that came in a stack and now I can't remember who makes it. The stamps are from QKD.. The Hibiscus and the new "June" stamp from the calendar set. I used my new jumbo scallop scissors on the brown cardstock behind "June" and I tied a bit of ribbon to accent the page. Very simple and fun.

July was so simple to make yet I'm in love with the way it turned out. the flower is a new release coming out in December! So, stay tuned. It's HUGE and simply awesome!! I embossed the "July" stamp and the flower with Mirror Platinum Embossing powder from CTMH and embellished with some brads from AMM and a bit of ribbon and a staple.

August and September....
Man, Grannie went gaga when she saw these. :) I think that these two pages make up for my distressing obsession that he dislikes. :) Or at least it should. I used the doodled birds stamp set from QKD and the "August" and "September" stamps from QKD. The paper is from a pack I got.. probably 4 years ago and I have no clue in the world as to who's it is.

On the October page, I used the Making Memories Halloween 3 Collection that we featured in the October kit club at QKD. The pumpkin is from a special stamp set we had this year for Halloween. It came from the "Spooky Tree" stamp set. I used a wide orange ribbon for the knot and the "October" Stamp from the new line.

The November page used up some of my scraps from the November kit club @ QKD! That kit rocks!!! We still have a couple for sale. If you haven't seen it, rush over! and check out the gallery too. I uploaded a bunch of samples there from the kit. Anyhow, it uses the True paper from Fancy Pants Designs. I used some brown flowers and burgundy ribbon. The stamp is the new "November" stamp from the calendar collection at QKD.

Last but not least... December.. I used some very old paper from a "slab" OMG... That's a SIN right? Oh well... Call me a sinner! :) I used the "Merry Christmas" stamp from the Deer Stamp set @ QKD along with the snowflake from the Christmas Tree set.

I really hope you enjoyed seeing my year in advance. :) Do you have your year planned?

PS.. For the book base, I used a Chipboard Paper Bag Calendar Album from Queen Kat Designs.


Sue McGettigan said...

Too cute for words - well worth locking yourself up for the day :)

Juliet Diley said...

LOVE that calendar book! I NEED to make one....or two....or three....

Angie said...

Love your style! What a great looking calendar! I'm a scrapper that is trying to learn to use stamps with my scrapping - love all the doodle, swirl looks! Thanks for sharing and for coming to SBA!

mamichelle said...

Beautiful project!

Penny said...

how cool is this!! great job! love how the calendar book turned out!