Today has not been as productive as I had hoped for - however, the day is not over yet either and who knows what I might accomplish between now and time for bed. I have managed to get a few things done though - the laundry from last week is finally folded and put away, I completed the magazine that I edit and got the rest of the articles off to the publisher, I stopped by my LSS and picked up some of that new smooch and smooch spray - so will have a play with that later on. I had a bit of grocery shopping to do as well - but I am sure you didn't come here to read a journal of EVERYTHING I have done for the day - so let me tell you what I DID accomplish in my craft station. Well, how about if I just SHOW you. Awhile back I signed up to do a Magnolia calendar swap - in fact, I am such a glutton for punishment that I signed up to do TWO swaps - SO, this is the first one. I chose December because Christmas is my favorite time of year. I have had the calendars printed and stamped with the snowflakes for quite some time. I also have had the letters and numbers cut - I did those using one of my Big Shot dies - that took awhile to cut. I had to use Magnolia images on my calendar (of course, it is a MAGNOLIA calendar) - so looking through ALL the Christmas images I finally decided on this cute Lantern Tilda. I also thought it might look sweet to have another little Magnolia image at the top - so one of my Magnolia Buddies stamped up this cutie and she is SO fun to color and quick. Well, in the process of getting my pieces together - I got some more images from another stamping buddy and she sent me an image of the snow covered fence, so I thought - this would look so fun behind my Lantern Tilda, so I had to order that and wait for it to arrive - which it did in lightning fast speed. When I got all my coloring done and everything in place, I stood back and I like the way it turned out. Of course, I still have 11 more to go and then the OTHER calendar - oh, and they are due to the hostess by the 30th!! Yikes - better get a move on!!
I decided to enter this in a couple of challenges for the week - over at the Stamping Scrapping Challenge blog it is anything goes and you can use any image (doesn't have to be a Magnolia) that the store sells. You know the fence I mentioned? I got it from this store - GREAT, no FANTASTIC service!!
The other challenge I am entering this project in is over at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge which is to use a grid of some sort on your card or project. Well, my calendar fits that challenge perfectly - and the prize if you are selected? A $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps - how fun is that?
Well, that is it for now - on to finish up those 11 other pages and maybe throw in another card or two for some other challenges. There are just NOT enough days off in the week!!
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