Thursday, August 2, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge -- August

Hello! Happy Thursday! Welcome to the August Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge! Each month, some of the Baker's Dozen will post samples of calendars using various calendar products available at Taylored Expressions! You are also invited to play along with us!

My samples use the Desktop Acrylic Calendar Base and Mini Tear-Off Calendar. Please note that the 2012 Tear-Offs are no longer available, but it's never too early to plan ahead for 2013. You can find a single year of Tear-Offs, HERE or save by purchasing a 10-pack, HERE. After all, calendars make GREAT gifts! All TE Calendar products can be found in the store.

There are SO many TE stamps that would be perfect to decorate your calendars. You can use Doug's Adorable Abodes, or you can create an all wreath calendar with Nancy's fabulous petite wreath sets, OR you can mix and match. Today I'm using one of A Day in Paradise, part of Nancy McKinney's Whimsical Wishes collection.

My full calendar page measures 4" across and 6" tall. I first stamped the adirondack chairs onto Choice Snow White cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then I die cut with the largest oval from the Spellbinders Classic Ovals - SM set. I stamped the umbrella, paper pieced it and fussy cut it out, then I popped it up between the chairs. I added the sentiment "Relax" onto a Fly Your Flag 3 Die. My page is finished off with some machine stitching.

I added my calendar on top of the base since each month I will just tear off the old month to reveal the new one. Here's a detail shot:

This is the Taylored Die that I used today:

Please check out Taylor's blog for all the details on how to join in! As a special incentive, for everyone who plays in 10 or more of the monthly challenges in 2012, there will be a random drawing for a TE prize pack valued at over $150! Haven't played along yet? No worries - you can jump in any time and catch up on any months that you may have missed!

Be sure to check out the other Baker's Dozen Designers who have calendar samples to show you today:

  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Melody Rupple
  • Regina Mangum
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen

  • Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Supplies ~
    Stamps: A Day in Paradise (Taylored Expressions)
    Paper: Everyday Eclectic (Echo Park), Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Fly Your Flag 3 Die (Taylored Expressions), Classic Oval Nestabilities - SM (Spellbinders), Markers, Turquoise Spica glitter pen (Copic); Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.