I have given away my first large present of the year. I made a calendar using Designer's Calendar. In the past I have used one of those programs to make calendars for my family and friends. You know the ones, it seems everyone in the world offers them. I made mine with Costco but Snapfish and RitzPix and everyone else out there offers them. My frustration with those calendars is they force you into one of their boxes. You get a template (maybe a couple) and you must fit your pictures into that template. Often times I don't want the entire pictures (I never said I was a great photographer, many of my pictures seem to be off center). Or, I will want a vertical picture with two horizontal pictures and that isn't an option with them.
When I first saw Designer's Calendar I knew I wanted it. I love the idea of making calendars, they are practical and allow me to display photos.
This cart has some neat features. It has four fonts (base, script, boxed, circled) and it has a ton of word art (although it seems to be a little American centric -- Columbus Day is one of the pieces of word art). Because I knew I was going to be cutting out 12 months worth of calendars, I didn't want to mess with each and every day needing to be laid out separate. Therefore, I used the boxed numbers, months and days and welded them all together. By doing this, I was able to make a "lace" out of the calendar which I then glued to another piece of cardstock.
|The base cardstock is Core'dinations, the pattern paper is from a company called Gartner in Minnesota.|
|The pattern paper is from DCWV's Animal Crackers and the base brown is from Cloud 9.|
So far, all of the pictures look a bit plain. It wasn't all that way. Here are some of the other pages.
|I used Core'dinations White Wash cardstock for the shamrocks. I then put them through my cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls and Dots folders. I didn't want too much on the page because of all the pictures but I needed something.|
Enfys at Going Buggy. If you haven't had a chance to check out her blog, I highly recommend it. She does some incredible inking and great cards, layouts etc.
here. I have some of their velvet poppies which are very elegant but I have so much trouble convincing myself to use them.
The cardstock is Core'dinations White Wash and the pattern paper is the Basics from the Paper Studio. I am normally a huge fan of the Paper Studio but this stack was one of my worst purchases. None of the colors coordinate with ANYTHING. They are all just a little bit off. However, in this situation, I was able to use some of the blue.
Tomorrow, I'll show you more pages of this project. I have some really neat stuff to add but this is getting a bit long.