Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Calendar Girl

If you were expecting to see some sexy pin-up girl, you’re going to be disappointed, but if you came here to check out the i{heart} papers Design Team Blog Hop, then you’ve come to the right place and are in for a treat.

Deb Felts, our Challenge Coordinator, challenged us to use the 4 X 6 cases that i{heart} papers stocks to create our challenge project for this hop.  While these cases can easily hold enough paper to have a new page for every month, I used a tear off calendar that I had on hand to create my project.
January-Calendar-Case

Upon a card base of Delish patterned paper by Webster’s Pages, I added my calendar which was matted onto brown cardstock and then onto hot pink, all underlined with a row of Zva Creative Crystals.   As I was trying to come up with something to take up the vast space along the bottom of my calendar, I was reminded of a quote I once read, “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today” and so I added some of flowers in the corner and the word TODAY in big bold chipboard letters reminding me that what seeds I sow today will bear fruit (good or bad) tomorrow; a good visual to be mindful of what I say, what I think, and how I act.

January-CalendarCU--Case
I hope you will check out the rest of the IHP Design Team who are playing along with this challenge.

I hope your day is filled with flowers for today!  Thanks for stopping by.

{Supplies}
Paper: Delish Patterned Paper (Webster's Pages - from i{heart}papers), Hot Pink & Dark Brown cardstock
Accessories: 4 X 6  Calendar Cases (i{heart}papers, Zva Heavy Silk Floral Embellishments (FL01CB106), Zva Corduroy Brads BR01CB104, Basic Grey Glazed Brads, Small Pastel Sheer Blossoms (Creative Impressions), Flocked Chipboard Letters (from stash)

19 comments :

Donna E. said...

i love your calendar, it's beautifuL! and the quote that inspired you on designing it.

Justine said...

What a great idea Lynn, Love your color combo

Deb said...

Love it, Lynn! Absolutely gorgeous, and inspiring. Love the thoughtful things that motivate you! {{hugs}} now, and soon IRL! :)

Zarah said...

So cute! Great idea!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! This is the prettiest desk calendar I have seen. I just have the calendar stuck to one of my desk drawers. I love this one! Great idea!

Loretta said...

I love that little floral cluster, Lynn - gorgeous work!!!

Patti J said...

Great calendar, Lynn! You are such an inspiration!

Kendra said...

This is FABULOUS Lynn! I love your take on the project.

i {heart} papers said...

HAHA! You crack me up. Maybe some other month we'll do IHP Pinup Girls. Love the way you did this project!

Julia Aston said...

What a great calendar holder Lynn! love those wonderful letters and pretty flowers!

Megan said...

I like the tear off part! Fun calendar.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful Lynn! Your papers are gorgeous and I love the flowers!

Crystal said...

LOVE your calendar Lynn!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Cathleen said...

This is beautiful Lynn, fab colors and paper and love the word Today....very cool!

Meredith said...

very pretty!!! love your colors :)

whoistracy said...

LOVE your big "today" at the bottom. Such a great idea Lynn. Hope it inspires you.

Nancy said...

you are toooo funny Lynn! Love your ideas and enthusiasm!

melissac said...

your calendar is absolutely beautiful!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautifully done!