Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My new calendar....

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Dawn's wonderful blog. I was checking out all of her wonderful cards and came across her amazing calendar she made. I quickly emailed her and asked if she would mind if I made one for my craft room. She was thrilled and gave me lots of encouragement. So with a little help from my woodworking hubby, a calendar was born!


I know I just did a card using this cute little image, but I could not resist using it for my month of June calendar. I could not have done this without an awesome calendar template which was created by Cat at SCS here. You just print off all the months that you need. Dawn said she made her calendar size 6x6, but for mine I did make it a little smaller 4 1/2 x 6. I am not sure why I picked that size...it just seemed to work for me! I also found that if you go HERE you can buy one of these calendar holders all ready to go!


I am going to put this into the Everybody Art Challenge blog...the theme this week is Summer! Also, Papertake Weekly has a challenge...FUN FUN FUN!

I thought this would be a fun way to post a new month page using some stamps that I have just waiting to be used! I already have the month of July done! I can't wait to show you!

Have a wonderful day...and thank-you for taking time out of your day to post a comment! I so appreciate it!

31 comments:

  1. Hiya Christine
    wow , first of all 3 cheers for hubby, it really is a beautiful creation,and so expensive looking,it must have taken him along time to make.
    and of course it looks like the 2 of you go so well together, because your beautiful work has finished it off beatifully, it really is a stunning piece of kit.

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  2. Great idea Christine. Lucky you to have a talented husband too.

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  3. This is fabulous Christine, I'm definitely going to make one! I'll have to buy a frame though, my husband wouldn't know one end of a saw from the other!!

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  4. very stylish!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

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  5. Oh wow Christine this is absolutely fabulous in fact it is amazing what a wonderful way to have a calendar on show I am loving this so much just wish I had a clever man about the house who could create something like this but that page for June is so lovely and the gingham gives it a real fresh look this is a wonderful creation.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  6. fabulous work. You always have such wonderful ideas. Well done. Elaine

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  7. You are amazingly talented Christine. I just LOVE the new things you come up with. This is adorable - hip hip hooray to hubby! And another hip hip to you... this is a super idea for Christmas gifts . I would spiral bound it and then let it stand as a "tent card", what do you think? Would look stunning on one's desk at the office or home. Take care, hugs Sharon

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  8. OMG Chistine, I absolutly love it, can I borrow your hubby!!
    I am going to show my Chris (hubby)this picture and see how DIY savvy he is!!
    Your cards are stunning, you are a lovely crafter, and now to top it all, your hubby is super talented too, he has made a fabulous job, checked out the holders you can buy (not a patch on yours!). Please keep 'em coming Christine. Debbiexx

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  9. HI Chrstine...wow its fab, what a great idea. Not only are you talented but your hubbie is too.. you are a match made in heaven.... Pity he doesnlt live nearer he would be getting lots of orders lol.
    Can't wait to see JULY!!
    Lisa )

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  10. Christine this is absolutely gorgeous. Love love love it :)

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  11. WOW! This is an amazing creation Christine!! What a fabulous idea!! We really love it,
    Love and hugs
    Emma and Susan
    xxx

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  12. This is quite creative, Christine! I love Dawn's blog, she has alot of cool idea's on there. I really love this one though! Might be something I can try my hand at at the retreat this wknd!

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  13. What a great idea. You always make such marvelous things, not just cards. I love to visit and wish I could visit IRL to see them close up. I saw a great car sticker today you would like which said Quilters are life's piece makers. Marianne x

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  14. This is INCREDIBLE... Do I say that each time I visit your blog.. Of course I do because all your creations are very creative.. Your hubby did a wonderful job. Isn't it fun to have this kind of calendar to inspire you.. I am going to post my June creation tomorrow... You did a super job... Huge success here... :)

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  15. P.S.... don't tell my hubby but I like yours better.. :)

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  16. Wow, Christine...that is so cute!! I love it! I can't wait to see the one for July!! You have such a special talent.

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  17. Awwwwwwwesome, Christine! Love the papers, your coloring, and the layout with the extra strip of gingham.

    ....and hey, tell hubby he did a FINE job too!!

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  18. You come up with the coolest things Christine!! And teaming with your hubby for the wood frame is a great idea... love the image and your DP ROCKS!! Always enjoy my visits to your blog... SMILES! :)

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  19. Christine, this is beautiful. Between your husbands handy work and yours, what a great project you have created. Can't wait to see July.

    I love that little image too, perfect for June.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  20. Oh this is brilliant Christine.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. Wow Christine this is gorgeous! What a handy hubby you have to create the fabulous base! I love the image you've used on this page and the papers and colours are wonderful! Can't wait to see this beauty filled up - what a treat to see a page a month! As a suggestion, you may want to do each month just as dates without the days so it can be a perpetual calendar - would be such a shame to not be able to use it again next year!!
    Hugs, Danielle x

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  22. wonderful idea and so cute!
    like your calendar very much!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

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  23. What a great idea...I love it...

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  24. Hi Christine, what an absolutely fabulous project, I love your calendar its worth looking into creating one of those. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  25. Oh this is fabulous Christine!!!
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  26. Sorry haven´t been around lately! Gosh your cards just getting more beautiful as I write, this is a fantastic calender! Take care! Hugs Nilla

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  27. I WANT ONE !!!!! :-) This is just fantastic !! :-) I love everything about it and I will be copying you :-)

    I don't know how I missed your blog ,, but am a follower now !! have been for a lovely browse over the last few pages too ,,, fabulous work ! :-)

    thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x

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  28. Oh this is so fun and beautiful!! I just love the easel design and your page is just too cute!! I have seen Dawn's each month but my hubby has been to busy to help me make one. Gorgeous coloring and design my friend!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  29. Stunning work Christine, it is such a fabulous idea and great work by your hubby too!

    Liza x

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  30. Absolutely fabulous idea. How much to get Bruce to cut one more out!! Very serious. Let me know if he can spare a minute to cut out one more. Love the card.
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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