Saturday, January 8, 2011

Easel Calendars for 2011

Nope, still no solution to my background problem, but I'm not giving up. I'll get it fixed eventually. Hang in there with me.
Every year, we make a calender, and over the years there have been some very interesting ones. This one, however, has got to be the simplest and maybe one of my favorites. It's using the easel-style that is actually the size of a standard card. It folds down, so, if you wanted, (and I do), you could insert it into a standard greeting card envelope to send to a friend.
The flowers are from the Upsy-Daisy stamp set and using Baja Blue and River Rock markers, (try that combo together, it's really pretty), I stamped off once so as not to take away from the sentiment stamped in Basic Black. The Sentiment, "To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." - Henry David Thoreau, is from the retired, (sorry), set called The Art of Life. I love the saying and it just seemed to fit. The base is Soft Suede. My friend, Christine, said the colors remind her of the beach. Very soft and calming.
This is the calendar I made for my downline. This little lady is from the stamp set called Tote-ally Tess. It includes all kinds of 'tools' we stampers use everyday, such a wheel, snips, etc. Tess is holding a popped-up heart stamp, ready for her Stamp Camp! I believe I stole this idea from Dawn Olchefske, (www.dostamping.typepad.com), who is a fabulous stamper. The little calendars are from http://www.stamponthis.com/.
The possibilities are endless!
And you'll always know what day it is!

1 comment:

  1. i love the upsy daisy stamp.i've been using it a lot lately!