Saturday, January 5, 2013

Crafty Gals - January

It's Anything Goes for the SCS Crafty Gals.  I just joined this blog group.  What a great group of ladies!  On the 5th of each month we will post our take on the monthly challenge.  This month I used a Christmas gift I hadn't yet gotten posted.

You all know how hard it is to come up with that gift for a parent - especially the elderly parent that wants nothing and seems to have all they need.  Three years ago I made my Mom a calendar for Christmas and she loved it.  Year two she told me she was hoping to get another.  So, for this year, number three I didn't want to disappoint.  My Mom is 84 and she keeps this calendar in her living room.  It is 6 x 6.  The actual calendar download is from Taylored Expressions.  And, she displays it in the 6 x 6 Frame Your Imagination Vertical Stand also from Taylored Expressions.

I took the pics in a rush and many I am not happy with and wish I had reviewed them before giving.  But, you know that last minute Christmas rush to get it all done and wrapped because it is Christmas Eve.  Christmas Day is traveling 1 1/2 hours to spend with her so retaking them at this moment in time is not possible.

A challenge for me this year is not to wait until the last month to get all my Christmas gifts done.  Wouldn't it be so much simpler if I took care of each month as easily as it is turning the calendar page?  Thus, allowing for better photos in better light with minimal editing.

For 2013, I used My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Girls for January - December.  Each month has the girl with the flower of the month.
























I have another calendar to post that was also a gift but for my Aunt done in a completely different size.
 
 
I hope you take the time to visit all the Crafty Gals blogs and leave a comment.  Their links are all on the left-side of my blog.
 
 


11 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your calendar is soooooo pretty!!! I love the way you used PI images throughout.

Many years ago, when my parents were full-time RV'ers, I too gave them a handmade calendar for Christmas. They loved it and INSISTED I make them one every year for Christmas, a tradition I continued for about 15 years. They were fun to create - they included photos of our children and love notes on theh dates, as well as notations of some quirky holidays - like Dill Pickle day. I miss making them.

Here's a link if you'd like to see a picture of one of mine... http://creativeplayischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/search/label/Calendar

Zella said...

How cute!!! I can't even say which month is my favorite because they are all so cute!!! What a great gift to give to friends or family.

Sharon said...

FANTASTIC Calendar!! Love it!!! Especially love June since that is my birthday month!

Melina said...

These are so cute! What a great project! Thank you so much for being a part of the Crafty Gals! :)

Laura said...

I LOVE this Sassy! I have been eyeing those Taylored Expressions calendar items for so long, so I'm drooling over what you've done! Love, love love the PI flower girls for each month! So sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Gardner's Basket said...

FANTASTIC CALENDAR SASSY!!! Each layout is beautiful, what a labor of love. I'm sure your mother loved it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracie Rollins said...

What a great calendar!

Heather B said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! This is actually a project I've wanted to do for the past couple of years and never get it done. Maybe you and I should do one page a month and then it will be finished in time for Christmas gift giving!!

Barb said...

Sassy--what a cute project. I love all of the pages and I am sure your mom will love it! Thanks for being a crafty gal!

Heidi said...

You know I should probably do one of these for my mother- I think that she would really enjoy it on her counter. So darned cute.

Carolina Little said...

Sassy... I'm a big fan of MFT. Your work is amazing!!!. The images are soooo cute!!! Gorgeous job!!!