Friday, November 30, 2012

12 days of Christmas meets Year Round Cheer

{links updated 12/5/12}


Welcome back for Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas here on my blog AND the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop... Yep it's a twofer!

If you  are hopping over from Michelle's blog- Welcome!  If you are just stopping by to check out my 12 Days post- you might want to keep hopping through to see the rest of the blogs as the December Stamp of the Month is one of my FAVORITES this fall and you are sure to find some great ideas!

So first up is the Stamp of the MOnth photo:
Don't you love it already?  I do!

So I saw a few other consultants mention using this set on event calendars and thought that was a FANTASTIC idea!  So you'll see in my photos that I used a mix of retired and current papers-  another great project for using scraps!

Here is the shape of an event calendar- in case you are wondering.  The purpose of an event calendar is to record events that happen on the same DATE every year- like birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Halloween etc.  You wouldn't record something like Easter or Thanksgiving as those change each year.  This is such a GREAT gift idea for so many people.  Did a family member move out or get married this year?  College student?  Grandparents?  Help them remember birthdays and special dates by giving them a gentle reminder in the form of a wall calendar.

As you look through my sample page photos below-  you'll note that they are pretty simple.  that is because layers and layers of paper end up pretty thick and bulky and the more embellishments you add... the bulkier it gets.  I love pretty things and lots of embellishments- but this is one instance where there is nothing wrong with taking the simple route.

Now for my monthly designs:

Aren't those fun?
I have a GREAT giveaway for today's post!!
Win: A FREE kit to make this complete Event calendar.  Kit includes the calendar, pre-cut papers and all of the stamped images and any embellishments or glitzed images to match my calendar!  Simply leave a comment to be entered in this drawing!
Earn: Earn an Event Calendar Kit FREE when you make a purchase on my website of $50 or more before shipping and tax- YES this kit will be FREE AND at $50 you also qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  This sale is valid December 1st ONLY AND starting Dec. 1 at Midnight MST- a new batch of clearance items will be added to my website.  When you spend $50 or more (before shipping and tax) on my website during December- CTMH will include a FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen.  So- This deal is too good to pass up!  Place your order December 1st and this calendar kit will ship to you!! **Note- you do not need to add this kit to your shopping cart- it will ship seperately from me***
BUY:    Just want a kit?  The kit is $12 (add $3.50 for shipping).  You can create this at my home Sunday December 9th (stop in between 11am-4pm to complete it at your own pace).  RSVP required to take the class at my house but kits can be ordered anytime.
I hope you LOVED this fun gift idea that would work for so many people!
Now hop on over to Melinda's blog to continue on the hop.
Ready to shop-  click here for my site.
Winner of my Day 3 post: Chris C.    Congrats!!!
Keep commenting on Day 4, 5 and 6 for your chances to win!!!


Anonymous said...

Awesome stamp set! Tammy T

Priemer Family said...

This is great! I need to do one of these and be more "organized" in life!!

Missy S. said...

I wasn't even remotely interested in this stamp set until I saw I love it and MUST have one or more, so here's hoping I win one and now I'm off to spend $50 so I can get one free for sure!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice way to use this stamp set!

Janet T

Karen said...

Very cute project!:)

Kimberly Clark said...

love your calendar!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful calendar. These are such great gifts for family and friends!

Haley D. said...

Such a cute use of this set! I love my event calendar, and they make wonderful gifts.

Michelle said...

ADORABLE calendar! And such a great gift!

Darlys said...

Great gift idea! I really like the simple look.

Amy Gehring said...

Great use for this set! Very cute little calendar pages.

susana scraps said...

This stamp set is perfect for a perpetual calendar! That's what I'm gonna do too!