Jan 22 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Diecuts or Punch Art

Oh…I couldn't wait to play this week in the Friday Bloggers' Challenge.  I've been missing the past few weeks due to a crazy busy schedule.  But, this theme is near and dear to my heart!  I debated to show one of my new Punch Art critters…but that would ruin the surprise for my classes, so I decided to wait.

I spent the day yesterday at a good friend's house…Mindy!  I took some much needed time to work on some personal stamping projects.  One project was my 2010 Calendar!  Each year I buy the cheap vinyl covered ones and take off the vinyl.  Underneath is a light weight cardboard that I cover with our pretty designer paper!  I knew the minute I saw Stampin' Up's new Sending Love Designer Paper, that I would use it for my calendar.  However, I just got around to doing it!

The top half is covered with the Pink Glittery Floral pattern from Sending Love Designer Paper and the bottom is Whisper White.  I covered the seam with the lucious Pretty in Pink 5/8 Satin Ribbon (have you used this stuff yet!  oh my!)  I used the new Extra Large Fancy Flower to make my Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip flower.  I spritz it with water, then crumpled it a little so it has a shabby chic look and it won't matter when it gets crushed by other things on my desk!.  I used two Pretty in Pink layers and two Chocolate Chip layers, the center is a Pretty in Pink Corduroy Button.  I added some Gable Green leaves punched from the 5 petal punch.  Along the left side, I cut a strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock to wrap around the seam.  I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (twice).  The numbers are cut with the Simple Numbers Alphabet Dies in Chocolate Chip.  The back is just covered with Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Pretty simple this year, but I like it.  You really can't appreciate the sparkle it has until you see it in person.  And decorating it makes it easy to find my calendar when my desk gets messy!  lol!

I can't believe it is the weekend already!  Wow…this week went by FAST!  Hope you have a great one! 


14 People have left comments on this post

Jan 22, 2010 - 09:01:13
Lisa M said:

Cute and a great idea for a calendar!  Love the flower accent!

Jan 22, 2010 - 09:01:17

Pretty calendar, love the papers!

Jan 22, 2010 - 09:01:59
Shelly Schmidt said:

I love teh punched flower and have to give it a try!  I love that pretty pink paper- great journal!

Jan 22, 2010 - 10:01:32
Tami Black said:

Good to see you back!  I remember your calendars from past years and think this is a great idea!

Jan 22, 2010 - 11:01:13

Great project!  Love the flower!

Jan 22, 2010 - 12:01:56

 this is unique a calender and love the punched flower…that paper is so yummy..
connie paxman

Jan 22, 2010 - 01:01:29
Nikki said:

Very pretty…what a great  idea!  {SMILES}

Jan 22, 2010 - 08:01:37
Ida said:

Very nice.  Love the flower you included on the calendar.

Jan 22, 2010 - 08:01:06
Lisa Bohler said:

It turned out wonderfully!  Very pretty!

Jan 23, 2010 - 01:01:14
Toni Tessler said:

Awesome project Connie.  I love calendars and organizational stuff!

Jan 23, 2010 - 11:01:13
Mindy Gray said:

This is so beautiful!!! I was lucky enough to see it in person since she was at my house. She has inspired me to alter my cover to my calender.

Jan 24, 2010 - 10:01:28
tiffany said:

What a great project Connie!!!

Jan 24, 2010 - 10:01:08

Beautiful – love that flower!

Jan 26, 2010 - 07:01:45

Wonderful idea Connie!  This turned out beautifully!  😀