Thursday, November 1, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge -- November

Hello! Happy Thursday! Welcome to the November 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 A Bushel & A Peck, illustrated by Doug Applegate and part of his Apple Doodle Ink collection.

My full calendar page measures 4" across and 6" tall. I used patterned paper from the Simple Stories Take a Hike collection. I stamped the wheelbarrow and leaves, colored them and die cut them with  Spellbinders Square Nestabilities. I added the sentiment "Thankful for you" onto Choice Buttercream cardstock and die cut with the smallest of the Label Stacklets 1 Dies. I added a strip of burlap trim (from the TE October Key Ingredients), then I added my image and sentiment panels with foam tape. My page is finished off with some machine stitching.

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:

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess

  • Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Supplies from the TE store:

    Stamps: A Bushel & A Peck (Taylored Expressions)
    Paper: Take a Hike (Simple Stories), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Kraft (PTI)
    Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
    Accessories: Taylored Dies: Label Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions), Classic Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Markers (Copic), Burlap Trim, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.