Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Calendar

Hi there! Here's a fun little project I created using some of my favorite DeNami Design stamps and a few calendar building supplies from Papertrey Ink! (I've included a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.) 

I used a white uni-ball signo pen to add snow to the Large Winter Tree and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it turned out! I drew the snowbank freehand, cut it out, edged it with a Cool Shadow BG10 Copic Sketch Marker, and distressed the edges to add texture. If you follow my blog, then you know that paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques. Plus, my talented blog friend, Paulina, has created a number of super cute cards where she paper pieced these little tweety birds. I just had to try it! Here's a close-up:

I trimmed down the pre-printed calendar square so that I could mat it with some wintery patterned paper. And I intentionally left off the year, so that I could use this January panel again next year by simply changing out the calendar square in the corner.

When I bought the calendar building supplies from PTI I had grand plans to make a bunch of 2011 calendars and give them to friends and family for the holidays. Well...that didn't happen, so plan B is to create a calendar panel each month and share it with all of you here in blogland!

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for all of your sweet comments! I truly appreciate your feedback!

Hope 2011 is off to a GREAT start for you!

Stamps: Large Winter Tree P93 (DeNami Design), Falling Snow E94 (DeNami Design), Tweety Bird Border K83 (DeNami Design), Spring Chicks Stamp Set PF38 (DeNami Design), Calendar Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko), Timber Brown StazOn (Tsukineko), Frost White Color Box (Clearsnap), Prussian Blue Color Box Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
Cardstock: White (DeNami Design), Stampers' Select White (Papertrey Ink), Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: "Dasher: Snowbank" (Basic Grey), "Snuggle Bug: Girl Pink Flannel" (Little Yellow Bicycle), "Snuggle Bug: Boy Blue Flannel" (Little Yellow Bicycle), "Fresh Print Clothesline: Sky Blue Check" (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Boutique Button (DeNami Design)
White Floss (Janlynn)
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Copic Sketch Marker: Cool Shadow BG10
White Uni-Ball Signo Pen
Brown Le Pen (Marvy)
Dies: Double-Ended Banners Die (Papertrey Ink), Calendar Page Die (Papertrey Ink)
2011 Mini Calendar Pages (Papertrey Ink)
Edge Distresser Tool (Heidi Swapp)


Laurel said...

Oh this is so sweet!

Paulina said...

Oh my goodness, could this be any more perfect?! I LOVE how you added white to the tree- so genius! I'm excited to see the upcoming months- I know they will be amazing!!

Laurie said...

Lisa...WOW! SO super cute!!

Jenny said...

This is a super sweet calendar Lisa! I also LOVE how the snow turned out! Amazing job!

Sherri Everett Thompson said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa, is this not just the cutest?! LOVE this!

Heather Gates said...

Cute idea Lisa!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is really cute. That tree is awesome! I love the snow!

Brandi said...

What a great project! I love how you accented the snow on the branches with the white pen! Perfect!

The Great Pumpkin said...

Very cute! Your version of January seems a lot more tolerable and friendly than the dreariness I see out my window right now, lol! I love it!

Michele Gross said...

OMG! This is adorable!!! I love what you've done with the tree!! Super cute idea, can't wait to see February :)