Friday, January 20, 2012
TE Calendar Challenge - January
Hi everyone, I'm here today with a brand spanking new challenge sponsored by Taylored Expressions. Taylor, owner & designer, is sponsoring the monthly TE Calendar Challenge and participants who enter 10 out of 12 months will be entered in a random drawing for $150 worth of TE stamps, dies and other supplies at the end of the year. If you're interested you can learn more about the deets on Taylor's blog post where she gives you the rundown and pick up the badge if you'd like to. I made TE inspired calendars from Taylor's 12 Days of Christmas in 2010 and they were a hit, now they are a regular item on my gift giving list so this challenge is right up my alley. You can join in now and create a calendar as a gift (or for yourself) and when she releases the new 2013 calendar in April you can get a jump start on next year's gift giving as well.
For my January calendar I started off with the 6x6 2012 calendar download and trimmed it from its original size. I chose the New Beginnings set because it has the perfect "new year" sentiment and it just happens to come with this gorgeous rose stamp which I used randomly on the calendar and on my die cut Take Note Frame 2. After I stamped my sentiment on the frame I added some coordinating pearls, sparkly yellow stickles to the roses and a butterfly to reinforce the "new beginnings" theme of this calendar. The 2012 6x6 calendars were designed with the month pre-printed on them and the blue hue for January did not work with the blue ink I chose so I found a solution by covering the title with tiny type alpha's. After I completed my calendar I cut a 6x6 piece of blue cardstock and mounted my calendar page to it and finished it off with blue gingham ribbon for some visual pop.
That's all for me today, hope your weekend is the best!
Stamps: New Beginnings (TE)
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk, Yellow Citrus chalk ink (ColorBox Petal Point)
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), blue cs
Accessories: Take Note Frame 2 & Butterflies (set of 3) dies (TE); blue & yellow pearls, dark blue rhinestones (Kaisercraft); yellow tiny type alpha's (Cosmo Cricket); gingham blue ribbon trends ribbon (PS)