Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge -- October

Hello! Happy Thursday! Welcome to the October 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 the exclusive set designed by Nancy (part of her Whimsical Wishes collection) called Falling for You (and coordinating dies). This is being offered as a Subscriber Exclusive for Key Ingredients Subscribers this month (if you aren't already a subscriber, you can find more information HERE).

My full calendar page measures 4" across and 6" tall. I used a sheet of patterned paper from the Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection that already had a partial fall scene on it. I stamped the squirrel and die cut with the coordinating die, then I popped it onto my layout. I added the sentiment "falling for you" onto Choice Buttercream cardstock and die cut with the Cloud Duo 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:

The cardstock, patterned paper (a FULL 6" x 6" paper pad) and ribbon are all included in the October  Key Ingredients.

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:

One more thing before I go... It's time to cast your vote in our Last Card Standing competition. We're down to our Final 5 and the winner will be chosen by a public vote! To see the finalists projects and to vote, please go to this THREAD on Splitcoast!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Falling for You (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: October Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Cloud Duo Die, Falling for You coordinating die - squirrel (Taylored Expressions), Ribbon (October Key Ingredients), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.