October Calendar Page


I know I’m a couple days late. Life was not letting me craft. But I finally was able to sneak in my craft room today. I totally slacked and didn’t get 3 done last time so I have 5 more to make these 3 weeks to get my calendar finished. But I will say I’m farther along then I would have been if I wasn’t hosting this challenge.



I used the Ollie Owl SVG File @ Clearly Digi Stamps.

I love Halloween! What’s better then dressing up, acting like a kid and eating lots of candy!!
I used the sketch from Simple Sketches #2 Challenge.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co (Happy Halloween)
Owl: SVG file @ Clearly Digi Stamp (Ollie Owl)

I did it!! 3 Calendar Pages in 3 weeks!!




Sorry for the darker pictures. My Ott light bulb decided to go out after 6+ years!

This represents my September because my husband’s birthday is the 13th so that means we go to Red Lobster or get Crab Legs from the store!! We love seafood and most special occasions are celebrated at Red Lobster!!
august 9 - laura
I used Oceans of Joy Digital Image at Clearly Digi Stamps
Hope you will join us for Part 3 of the Calendar Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog.

Reminder to play in Part 2 of the Calendar Challenge

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Only 3 days left in Part 2 of the Calendar Challenge!!

It is not too late to get motivated to work on a calendar for a Christmas gift. Christmas is only 5 months away so time to start on those crafty Christmas gifts!!

Here are 2 pages for me so only one to go in this round. I hope to get the third one done tomorrow night! Wish me luck!

 I used the sketch from Page Maps June 2013 for inspiration.




Part 2 of the Calendar Challenge


The first 3 weeks of the challenge is done and so far I have kept up! Just barely but I managed. Now it is time for Part 2 of the challenge where you have another 3 weeks to make 3 calendar pages!! Even if you didn’t get the first 3 done jump right in and you will be closer to having a Calendar done which is the perfect Christmas Gift.

For my inspiration I used Sketch #36 from Sketch -N- Scrap. What is so awesome about this site is that it has BOTH card and scrapbook sketches. The best of both worlds all in one place!!
We don’t do a lot for St. Patrick’s Day so didn’t want to use that for March. But since we have a couple birthdays I thought that would be a good theme for March. I love how you can customize the calendar to fit what you do each month!
My days were not cooperating so I will put them on later when I have more time.
I hope you will come play in the Calendar Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog.
1) Simply Create Too Challenge #42 – Anything but a card.
Image: Birthday Bash from Clearly Digi Stamps (will now be sold at Doodle Pantry)

Just in time!!

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I’m hosting a Calendar Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog.

The challenge is to make 3 calendar pages in 3 weeks so by September you will have a whole calendar completed! Just perfect for a Christmas gift. Having the challenge is also motivating me because if you join in then I have to continue to complete mine and not slack off. We finished the first 3 weeks today and last night I finished my other 2 pages, February and March. I will post March tomorrow once I get permission from the sketch site I used as inspiration. So here is February:



My friend, Melissa W, made this awesome sketch to inspire us at a retreat we went to this past weekend in MI.


Hope you will come play with us. Even if you missed Part 1 jump on it and get some motivation!!

Clearly iStamp Blog Calendar Challenge

Gift Idea Tuesday plus a Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog

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Good Morning to you!
It is time for another Gift Idea Tuesday and today I made Calendars! Do you realize that Christmas is 5 1/2 months away?! Not that far away so I figured I better start coming up with Christmas Gifts. I decided that Clearly Digi Stamps has so many cute digital images that would look terrific on a calendar that someone would be getting a calendar this year! Well, now that I got making them I think I’m keeping them…ssshhh don’t tell anyone!
First I started with the traditional 12 x 12 Calendar and treated it like a scrapbook page. I used this sketch from my friend, Melissa W. See her sketches at her gallery on scrapbook.com or her new challenge blog, Simple Sketches.
When I started out with wanting to make a calendar it was going to be a Christmas gift for some lucky family member. But when I started looking for photos I didn’t have any that would work. I realized how neglectful I have been in taking photos. So that got me thinking….I will make it without photos and challenge my self to take photos that can fit into the layout. That way I will take more photos and have a scrapbook page done when that month is over. My plan is to cut that page off and stick it in an album when that month is over!
I also wanted to show that you can make a calendar without photos. If you can make a card you can make a calendar! I took this card sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge 130 (MFTWSC130) and used it as my inspiration for the calendar page….it’s just a big card front!
I think I’m keeping the 8 x 8 for me to take to work next year! Much better then the free ones you get in the mail!
I also made a card to show you how a card sketch can work for the calendar and a card! I just used the scraps left over from the calendar page so it worked out perfectly! Now I have one card done for Christmas too!
Now, you want to know where the challenge is in this, right?  
We are going to challenge each other 
to make and complete a calendar by September.
I figured we can do 3 pages in 3 weeks….surely we can! For every page you enter during those 3 weeks (up to 3 entries) you will be entered into a drawing for a $5.00 gift code for digital stamps at Clearly Digi Stamps. Then in September we should have a completed calendar! There will be a grand prize!! Anyone who completes a whole calendar (12 pages) will be entered into a drawing to win 1/2 the amount of Clearly Digi Stamps that you used on your calendar. So if you use 12 Clearly Digi Stamps to make the calendar you will win 6 Clearly Digi Stamps of your choice!! You don’t have to use CDS images to enter but it will get you more CDS stamps if you win the Grand Prize.
CHALLENGE: 3 calendar pages any size (with or without pictures)
Time: July 2 @ 10 am – July 23 @ 11 pm (Central Time)
Prize: $5 gift code to Clearly Digi Stamps for digital stamps.
Winner will be announced on July 24th @ 10 am (central time) 
* You don’t have to make the pages in order. So start out with any month that you have inspiration for!
Go to Clearly iStamp Blog to find out all the details and entry into the challenge.
1) Day 182 @ 365 Cards – I’m Torn.  I challenge you to use paper tearing to create a nature scene.
The 12 x 12 calendar design fits the challenge best. The card has a little bit of torn snow.

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