Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Don't you hate when you are half way through a project and in the middle of the night an "AHA" comes to you?  As I was working on the calendar (I'm on August) I got to thinking that I was going through a boat load of cardstock.  My plan was to adhere the pages back to back with a piece of cardstock in between to bind the calendar together.  Back to back, hmmmm, there are two sides to each piece of cardstock, hmmmm, why not use both sides and save a piece of cardstock?!!!!!  So, I am going to try and convert one of the 4 calendars to this model for the workshop which will reduce the per person cost.

Hopefully I'll be done with the whole thing this week so by the time the workshop is done everyone can use at least half the month of January!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Me and Samson

My beautiful Samson decided he'd rather lay down than get his picture taken with me!

laying down seems to be a preferred pose for him!

Sadie shows Samson how to do a pretty pose!  With her Christmas loot of course...

Then there's Stella - she won't sit still for even a second!  Even after a trying day at the vet yesterday..

From our house to yours - A Very Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one and all!

I hope everyone has had a blessed Christmas.  Ours has been filled with friends and family and gets better with each passing moment!  Santa has once again out done himself making me feel even more the princess!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Feb - March

Here are the other months that are done.  February has a pocket to keep your valentines in!  Happened purely by accident...

Stay tuned for the next installment!

Still Working

So, things have gotten even crazier around here and I'm still on May!  Thought I'd share a few pictures of what has been completed.

(Kind of funny that I balanced the board on the bar - Fitting for New Years right?!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2010 Calendar in progress

Well, I'm up to the month of April on the 2010 calendar.  Slow going since I'm making 4 of them for presents.  Fingers are crossed that I get them done in time for Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Club Weekend

I'm so excited this club weekend!  Looking forward to a marathon crop to get 2010 calendars done for Christmas presents (I've only done January - Oh no!).  I finally get to play with the new papers and embellishments.  Since I'm under the gun to get the whole year done in one weekend I won't be able to do all the detail I normally do, but I'll try not to disappoint.  I'll post instructions and pics as I can.  I'm also dying to make the paint can gift sets I saw online but...where does the time go?!

Enjoy your day friends!

Friday, December 4, 2009

December Calendar

I can't believe this is the final calendar of the year!  Where did 2009 go to?  Oh well, I'm looking forward to a fantastic 2010...

Since we used Jingle for our club pages and card workshop I wanted to go more traditional for the calendar.  I saw a BoBunny ad with the large parenthesis and had to try it.  Since the snowflakes they used in their layout didn't work with my color choices I decided to try making a wreath.  This presented some new challenges!  I hope you like the results.  Be sure to view all the photos since I've put the instruction download link at the end.