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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Crafting a Calendar

I've started work on my Melissa Frances mini calendar book from the Flying Unicorn store. The album will house my favorite papers, techniques and products along with inspirational words, notes for ideas, etc. and the calendar pages will be used for craft deadlines.

So here is side one of the October page.
The background paper is Colette from the Riddersholmdesign Chantilly Dawn collection available in the Flying Unicorn store.  My inspiration word on this page is "curiosity" from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash-Craft Resist pack available in the Flying Unicorn store. The Tim Holtz tissue tape represents my musical family--I can still hear my mom playing Autumn Leaves on the piano. Tim Holtz Salvage Sticker. My techniques on this page are distressing, water distressing, and stamping. The leaf stamp is from Lindy's Stamp Gang

Lindy's Stamp Gang is a challenge sponsor at Bella Creations this month as is the Flying Unicorn.

 Here is side two for October:

The pumpkins are the Tim Holtz texture fade run through my Cuttlebug, using Core-dinations paper, then sanded. I created a pocket for my working calendar book so that I can jot down notes and ideas. The pocket also holds a very old Monopoly card as a symbol of my love of the game and love of collecting ephemera. The bit of crocheted doily is from a relative's auction--to symbolize my love of vintage style, heritage items, and attending auctions. In addition to techniques, My inspiration words are "chance" and "experiment"--both of which are important in learning our craft.

Today seemed like a good day to start my mini calendar book as I've made some important changes in my craft life.   I chose to step down from the Bella Creations design team.  I helped Lacee get her site up and running last January and have enjoyed being there this past ten and a half months.  This change includes stepping away from my Oh La La group which I moderated at Bella Creations.  We have 101 members and a big response to each month's challenge.  I will miss being a part of that.  However, the challenge is sponsored by Gecko Galz, and, starting in December, I will be part of the Gecko Galz design team.  So I will continue to work with those great images which have become so much a part of my craft life.  In the coming weeks, there will be more details about my transition. 

16 comments:

Netty said...

Loving the idea of this useful book and thank you for showing the great pages. x

Sue said...

Great idea, love it. Lovely pages, love the doily!

craftattack said...

Very pretty work! Valerie

clare said...

love your calendar pages wonderful! you are busy with all your DT posts, what a lucky thing you are!! x

Terry said...

Lovely calendar pages! Congratulations on your new DT spot, which of course, you will be a fabulous assest. Have a great Sunday!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fabulous idea, I need a calendar for my craft deadlines! Darling too.
hugs Lynn

Cathy said...

Those are beautiful pages in your calendar book! Love how you sanded the pumpkins! Congrats on becoming a part of the Gecko Galz DT! They will be lucky to have you!

Sharon said...

This is great - love your October pages!

jennaroo said...

Beautiful!

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunning my dear. Congrats on the Gecko Girls, you so deserve it!

Michele said...

beautiful work! xo

Micupoftea~ said...

Congrats,,,what fun working for GG! I love the subtle color you used on the pages. Nice pumpkins, Helene.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Congratulations on your new role with GG!!
Gorgeous page.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

You will be missed very much at Bella's but I understand. I will still be able to visit you here ans a really big congrats on the upcoming Gecko Galz DT Whoot Whoot for you!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pages, Helene, and congrats on your new DT spot!

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful fall art Helene. Oh my gosh I don't know how you keep up with it all. Now your going to design for Gecko Galz too, Amazing!!!!
Do you ever sleep? LOL

Thanks for posting my giveaway and letting me know, your now in for the surprise drawing as well
hugs Lynn

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