Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter's Day January Calendar Page

Hi Stampers!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had a pretty good one here. My husband bought me a lap top so I am able to take it with me when I go back to working the dreaded night shift at my other job on January 4th! UUUUGGGHHH!! Not looking forward to that! But now I will be able to work in the store and keep up on things better while I have some downtime on the overnights ;)

And ... I finally got some batteries for my camera! YAY! So now I can actually take some pictures of my project for the post today! :)

I decided to combine my inspirational project for this week's Loves Rubberstamps Challenge of New Year's Celebrations along with my Inspirational Design Team Project for The Cutting Cafe since this project is awesome for both!

This is what I made as Christmas gifts for my Mom, Grandma, 2 Sisters and Sister-In-Law and of course I had to make one for myself too :)

This is a Calendar page that fits in a 4x6 inch acrylic photo frame that comes with a magnet on the back for hanging on your fridge! How cool is that? I will make a new page each month and mail it out so that they will be able to change it for the new month :) This is the Christmas gift that will keep giving all year long!

This week at The Cutting Cafe we could pick any file that we wanted to use. I used the 2013 Calendar Printable Stamp Set. I LOVE Regina's Calendar Files because they come with a lot of different sizes so you can find the perfect one for your project. My sentiment that I used on this is also from The Cutting Cafe and is from the Snowflake Huge Circle Printable Stamp Set. The 28th has a pretty sparkly heart on it because that is my Grandma's Birthday :)

This week at Loves Rubberstamps the theme is New Year Celebrations and what better way to celebrate the New Year than with a spiffy new Calendar :) Saturated Canary is our Guest Sponsor this week so you will want to be sure and play along! The image on my Calendar Page is a new release Saturated Canary stamp called Winter's Day. I colored this using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers. You can't really see it very well in this picture but I embossed with  iridescent ice on the snowman, snow area and the snowflakes for a slight shimmer.

Here is a close up of my image:

And here is my Calendar page in the acrylic frame on my fridge ;)

I chose my colors for this from the Saturated Canary Challenge to use this photograph as your inspiration for your project:

Love those pretty blues, white sparkles, and silver! Such a pretty color combo I had to play along :)

I also wanted to share with you a couple of pictures from our blizzard... I only got to take two before my camera died...

This is looking out the side garage door into the yard and this was after my husband made a wee path next to the garage so we could actually open the side door to get out without having to open the big garage door. We got all of this snow in one day, and it was our first snow of the year!

This is the front door to our house and the small deck on the front, the snow is as high as the top stairs and you can see how it drifted in front of the door...we still haven't unburied or made a path to here...we just use the garage side door - LOL! The snow is this deep through the whole yard, there is no shallow spots - it is just a huge, solid pile of snow!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Blog Post at The Cutting Cafe later today to see what my fellow Design Team members made. I love the Anything Goes week because I always see so many files used that I haven't ran across in the store! It is always fun to see what everyone chooses! While you are there leave a comment on the post and you will have the chance to win 3 of Regina's awesome files...that you get to choose!

Also be sure to play along in the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week too... we have some awesome prizes this week :)

Happy Stampin!

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I will be entering this is the following challenges:

Saturated Canary - Challenge 33 Inspirational Photo Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs - All That Glitters
Paperminutes - #249 Happy New Year
Vickie's Challenges - #1 Anything Goes
Card Mania - #10 Snowflakes
Fashionista Challenges - #10 Winter
Kaboodle Doodles - #151 Christmas/Holidays/New Year's
Lexi's Creations - #80 Snow
Anything But A Card Challenge - Anything Goes or your fav. project
Glitter 'N Sparkle Challenge Blog - Christmas/New Year or use Digi
Hiding In My Craft Room - #77 Anything but Christmas
Little Claire's - #28 Happy New Year
QKR Stampede - Let It Shine
Aud Sentiments - Use Any Sentiment
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Creative Moments - #7 Emboss It - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge - Sparkle
Paper Pretties Challenge - New Year Inspired



Lady Anne

Such a lovely card you have created I love the calender added to it. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again. Merry Christmas
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges


Aww love this image thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Regina Easter

wow look at all that it....this is such a cute calendar it...hugs


Beautiful calendar, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Gorgeous calendar page, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.


Beautiful card, love the image and fabby colors. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

Holly AKA KopyKat

Beautiful calendar page. Love the image and the fabulous design. ACKKKK look at all that snow. I'm amazed you guys did not fall in, lol.


Merry Christmas!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!

Dangina Martinez

So adorable! I have to have that image. How I wish it looked like that outside my door. It just rains here and leaves mud puddles, lol. I can't complain about the fresh air though. Hope you had a blessed Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Hugs, Dangina


Great calender, love the image you have used, and it looks wonderful and cold in you part of the world!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM


Such a lovely creation. Fabulous job with the glitter! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.


Love your calendar page. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Jennifer Rose

Beautiful calendar page & I love the idea of sending a new one out for each month. It's a cool way to Keep giving but also to try some new tricks!! Amazing job!


I love that calendar page Laura! Your take on the inspiration photo was perfect and the image you used is so adorable! Love those colors too! Gosh, it looks so cold over there but I bet it is beautiful. I wish we could see a White Christmas one of these years in person! :) Hope you had a fantastic Christmas and that the new year 2013 to come is a good one! :)


Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! I hope you'll join us again on Monday for our new challenge! Ani

Paper Tails

Gorgeous calendar! Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.



Great image and a lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Cards By Leona

Lovely colouring - Leona, Creative Moments x



Thank you so much for joining us for our “All That Glitters ” Challenge at
The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog
Your calender is fabulous well done
I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and good luck Hugs Elaine .


Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Cards's "Anything goes" challenge this week! This is a great project and I love your colouring of the image! Fabulous!

Pop's Cards

hi sweetie this is just gorgeously stunning, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, huggles pops x x x


GREAT job on that image!!! I lvoe the sparkle :) :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!!!!


G'day Laura, your calender project is lovely. I adore the soft colour tones.
Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
*Hugs* ~ Nana Vic

Susan Flynn

Love your calendar and the SC image is gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our "Snow" Challenge at Lexi's Creations, Happy New Year!! Hugs Susan x


Your calendar page is gorgeous - such a great idea and I love the image you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x


Awww, that was sooo pretty. You did a very good job in this calendar card. Thumbs up.

Here's expressing the cheers and warm new year greeting to all!
Drop by at my blog when you get a chance xxxx
Anne Walker @

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