Friday, January 3, 2014

A calendar project

     Sharing something a little different with you today.  Last year I started a small calendar project and never did finish it so I hope I can stick with this years.  LOL  I picked this stand up at Michael's with a coupon.  It's supposed to be for hanging scrapbook pages, but I decided it would make a great calendar stand.
     The pictures aren't the greatest.  My house has terrible lighting and it's freezing outside so I hope you can get the gist anyway.

     I've used Mo's Herald Harry to bring in the New Year.  I was inspired to use him by the gorgeously colored tag of Vili that you can find here.  I'm horrible at folds and creases so I was literally looking at her colored image and trying to color mine in like fashion.'s passable, but I need LOTS more practice.
     I'm going to try my best to use up some of the older things in my stash this year.  The vellum and pearl brads are probably the newest things on this layout and they're both a few months old.
     You can find the printable calendar pages at Findingnana.  She has a couple of different styles for 2014.
     Here's a close up of little Harry.

Copics Used:
skin--E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair--E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
clothing--B0000, B000, B21, B41, B45, B97

     I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Oozak--anything goes/blue tones
Make It Monday--anything goes
Crafting When We Can--calendar/countdown

     Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Portabello Road", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo;s Digital Pencil "Herald Harry", All Night Media dotty wood stamp
Ink--Versamark, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper, and Iced Spruce Distress inks, Brilliance Starlight Silver Dew Drop
Tools--Martha Stewart branch punch, EK SUccess Deco Corner punch
Miscellaneous--Recollections Snow Ultra Fine glitter, Stampendous white embossing powder, Spare Parts brads, Recollections and Prima flowers, , Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, lace from my stash


  1. Your calendar page is beautiful! Love the image you used and your coloring is wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can Challenge.

  2. This is super cute!! Such a great idea for a project and I love this first page :) I'm with you on using up my stash - it's starting to seep out of everything like some sort of crafty lava!!

  3. I love this Tracy and the angel's hair is soooo pretty! That's a wonderful stand for it too. :) Hugs

  4. The lighting & the pic look great!!! Awesome stand & calendar project!!
    You are doing so many extras this month--- it's so nice to see you having fun!!!!! Remind me to do that once in a while... Lol !!!
    Nicole’s Craft Nook
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  5. This looks amazing. I LOVE the image. You did a fabulous job on this..


  6. Amazing calendar page!! very nice..
    Moxie Craftie

  7. Fabulous calendar Tracy. I love that image, if only my colouring was better. Keep Safe. Hugs from Scotland Rita xxx

  8. This is gorgeous Tracy, adorable image and wonderful colouring. I love the stand too!
    hugs Sue xx

  9. What a great begin off your calender! Love the stand :) Hugs Anneke

  10. Happy New Year, Tracy! Fabulous colouring on this cute calendar page. I really should make more of an effort to use up some of my older craft stash, so will take inspiration from your lovely work. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2014 and beyond. Hugs, Tracey xx

  11. It's marvelous! The shimmer and shadows on the peaks and valleys are sensational Hick!! I love your calendar idea and COUPON!! LOL...
    Twang :)

  12. What a great idea and a brilliant start, January looks amazing....stick with it Tracy I can't wait to see what you create for the next 11 months xx

  13. Well I think your coloring is beautiful. This is going to be lovely when done. How creative...I can't wait to see each month...Something is wrong with my brain because I just cannot look at something and imagine what I could do with I think it's old But Tracy this is lovely..
    Hugz, joann

  14. Beautiful!! I love the stand too!! I'm in the process of making a calendar ... nothing fancy like this ... I look forward to seeing your future months ..

  15. Please share when you finish the calendar it's is a treasure! You've inspired me to give it a try , and wow, I love what you've done!
    I saw your lovely project at MIM.

  16. Gorgeous!
    Beautiful design:)
    The image is adorable and your colouring is beautiful.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  17. This is a great idea Tracy! Love that holder and I agree, Vili is my coloring idol too.

  18. WOW this is a stunner ..Love the image and embellishing and the holder is a great idea . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  19. That is so gorgeous Tracy! Such beautiful details and loved how you framed the calendar!

  20. Happy New Year Tracy! The calendar is beautiful and your coloring is just amazing. Did you teach yourself or take a class?
    Tracey Johnson

  21. Tracy, your calender page is so beautifully designed! Everything is perfectly placed and beautifully colored! Love the stand. Hugs!

  22. This is GORGEOUS, Tracy! And your coloring is superb as always. Love the layout and all the embellishments you used! I've never seen a stand like that - looks like an awesome idea!! (Can you tell us how big the finished page is?)

  23. Beautiful calendar page! I love the sweet image and you did a great job coloring the folds ;)

  24. Happy New Year Tracy! Love your calendar page :) Good luck with it this year....I know the feeling of not finishing calendars!! Don't think I'll try another one lol
    Hugs xx

  25. Tracy this is absolutely gorgeous! Joey xx

  26. That stand looks perfect for this, Tracy! What a find! Your calendar page couldn't be prettier and the angel is so perfect for ringing in January! I just LOVE it!!!

  27. Fabulous calendar and image Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  28. The stand is already gorgeous, such a lovely design, no wonder you bought it Tracy, but wowzers, if you keep creating such pretty pages every month you will have a stunning beauty by the end of this year! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  29. What a fun idea! This is ever so cute! LOVE the blue and white, wintery palette for January! Can't wait to see more!

  30. Oooh!! That's fantastic, Tracy! I love this project! I started one last year too...that I didn't finish! I can't wait to see more of yours! January is beautiful! :o)
    (freezing, huh?)

  31. Happy New Year, sweetie! I can tell by this January page that your calendar is going to be as beautiful as everything else you make. Wow!
    Love your coloring........even the folds & creases. LOL Can't wait to see each page unfold.
    Have a blessed New Year!
    Huggies ~

  32. Wow Tracy, the calendar is gorgeous. I love the image and the coloring is so beautiful. Looove it! Hugs, Ivonne

  33. Beautiful card! The coloring is stunning! Amazing job! Thanks for playing the Oozak Challenge!


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