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Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year to all my friends and visitors. Here we are in 2012 with out first challenge in the new year.We hope that you will take the time to visit all our design team member's blogs and leave them nice comment. They have created some wonderful projects and cards. You can visit the My Grafico Blog HERE.
Our current challenge theme at My Grafico is Love and Valentines. Enter for a chance to win this Love set by Blackleaf Studios. Entries will be accepted until January 20th, midnight.

I was thrilled to receive this digital set. It has soooo many possibilities! I decided to create a calendar page for my CD frame calendar. ##Last year I purchased several of these adorable calendars at Michael's Craft Store. They are perfect desk calendars. However, this year they are not available at Michael's and I could not find them anywhere.  Now as a crafter I am sure you know just what I am thinking...I decided to make my own. In fact several of my relatives and friends have decided to help and we will each make take three months to design. So I have 12 pages to make but will have to design pages for Jan., Feb, and March. Sounds like a fabulous deal to me. Plus...I have a chance to admire another crafter's artwork for nine months. Today I am posting and hopefully add to this post later in the week. This is the February page made with one of the digital images in the set above.

The following picture shows a close up of the digital stamp.
The DP was a very shiny cardstock. I cut out the image using a Spellbinders die. The calendar was also a freebie on the internet. I backed this with some DP from my treasury of papers. I used the jelly roll pen to add some sparkle as well as a few stickers. Distressing on the edges of the cutout added a little color.

I hope that I have inspired you to use this Blackleaf Studio set to create something for that special person/s. Thanks for visiting. Please feel to leave a comment. (Yes, I do enjoy reading your wonderful comments.) If you are interested in making your own calendar, you might want to follow this blog so that you don't miss any of the future pages. When you have completed your project, you can click HERE to post to the My Grafico Blog.  Happy New Year!! May you always find time to do something you love each day.

I am sharing this project with:
crafty boots challenges: new beginnings(new month)
.crafty bloggers network: anything but square
cupcake craft challenges: something new( new month, new stickers, new digital image)
lexis creations: anything goes
make it monday: anything goes
polly craft challenge blog: anything but a card
simon says stamp and show: red letter day
stamp with fun: calendar
stamps r us challenges: anything goes
the pink elephant challenge: hearts
delightful sketches: have a heart
little miss muffet challenges: something new:(new month, new digital image, new stickers)
sassy studio designs: something new(:new month, new digital image, new stickers)
dream valley challenges: anything goes


  1. Hi Barbara,
    What a neat project! You have inspired to make some calendar pages.
    Take Care, Tameko

  2. What a lovely idea, your February is great and I would love to see the rest of the year.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Fab calender page :) Thanks for joining us this week at Cupcake Crafts Challenge and good luck - Jane x

  4. I love the images and the backing paper you have used for this calendar! A CD frame calendar is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings Challenge. xx Denise

  5. Great project, love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges x

  6. Hi Barbara!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!! This calendar is such a fun project - I keep seeing these and thinking maybe next year I need to try them!

  7. Very cute creation. Love the calendar added to it. Thanks for joining our challenge at Little Miss Muffet.

    DT Member

  8. How pretty! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  9. Fun, I really like the elegant image and a calendar is such a great project. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs this week.

  10. Oh so fun! Love this! Thank you for sharing on Sassy Studio Designs!
    Karen C (Sassy DT)

  11. great project love the heart and swirl thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

  12. What a gorgeous project and such a great idea to share the creative process with friends and family!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!


  13. What a striking calendar. I love it!! ;) Thanks for playing at Pollycraft this week. x

  14. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  15. a fabby creation :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at DVC and good luck..hugs Debs x

  16. Great idea for a calendar page - i love it!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Lexi's this time and good luck!
    Jo x

  17. Beautiful and very romantic. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes. keeley

  18. Hi Barbara, what a fab idea and love the colours you have used. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and for the lovely comment - it is appreciated. Sarah

  19. Thank you for joining into the fun at the SSS and S challenge blog with your fabby creation. Good luck, hugs terry xxxx

  20. Such a pretty calendar and a perfect image for February!
    Thanks for playing along in our 'Anything but a Card' challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  21. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your perfect calendar page. Such a fabulous design for February and Valentine's Day

    Lin xx