Friday, January 04, 2008

2008 calendar...

I haven't shared anything creative for a while...I've been creating, just nothing I can share yet.
If you read my Christmas recap post, you know I stayed up most of the night on Christmas Eve working on calendars. I make a calendar every year for my Grandma and my Parents, and I've started making a third one for us too.

I keep them pretty simple (and not too bulky). I make the base of the calendar in MSWord, print it out on white cardstock and have them bound at the copy store. I choose 12 photos of the kids and have them printed in wallet size. Next, I choose twelve of my favorite quotes - I love quotes!! Finally, I choose twelve patterned papers that I love. Once everything is printed and cut, it's easy to put them together!
I used scraps from the inside to make the cover.

All of the pages have the same basic layout.

Each month's topper is below.

And, of course, the back has a little holiday message.
Now I need to hang mine up in the kitchen so I can start enjoying it! :o)


  1. your calendar is way cute - as is everything you make!! Happy Birthday to Zach.

  2. this is a great idea! i was debating making calendars at one point ... and then just couldn't decide! lol!

  3. Happy Birthday to your baby boy! I absolutely love the calendars. Great Idea!

  4. I've got to try the calendar next year. I've been taking the easy way out with the pre-done ones. Great inspiration! Happy Birthday to your baby!!


  5. Cute calendar! I created one this year from Heather Ann Designs. It my 1st real attempt at digital and I was happy with the way it turned out.

  6. That is a great calendar. Makes me want to create yet another 2008 calendar.

  7. this is so incredibly cute! I love it. Simple and perfect... thanks for sharing it!