Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Serendipity Blog Hop Challenge - January 18, 2012 Calendars

Hi and welcome to my first post as a Serendipity Stamps design team member!  I am so proud and excited to work with these stamps and show you all their gorgeous designs.  Their flowers in particular are amazing and so life like that I can almost smell them as I'm coloring away with my Copics.

Like many of you I've been working so hard on getting more organized this year.  My husband put shelves up in my craft room to get the boxes out from under my feet.  I put all my cling stamps in empty DVD cases, got glass jars for my twine, and my Cricut cartridges are all in alphabetical order!!  Mary, the owner of Serendipity Stamps came up with another fantastic way to help get organized this year - create a calendar! 

I've seen blank calendar kits before, but I'd never actually worked on one until now.  I don't know why I never tried this, but now that I have it might become an annual event.   I really enjoyed decking out these two pages.  I know I will enjoy looking at them in the months to come - each one an individual work of art hanging in my craft room.

I glammed up the October page with lots of bling and sparkle to capture the magic of the holiday.  I made the orange flower using a tutorial featured by Clare Buswell for they Hybrid Chick blog
For November I wanted to capture all the color of the fall leaves.  I love the Horn of Plenty image because it captures all these colors in the bounty of the harvest so well. 
Each of the design team members were assigned two months to decorate - just click on their names to hop on over to their blog to see what they've come up with. 

Jenny Gropp       January & December
Amy Cokley       February & March
Miriam  Napier   April & May
Kathie Bailey     June & July
Sue  Eldred        August & September
Jeanne Jachna  October & November   (You are Here)

I hope this will inspire you to come up with a one of a kind creation of your own to brighten up your home and your day!


Supplies Used:
October                                                                          November
Stamps:  Serendipity Pumpkin on Rock 405H, Wicked 1228D                   Stamps:  Serendipity We Give Thanks 488E,
Trick or Treat 314C,  October 549F, Tiny Pumpkin  1021C                       Horn of Plenty 672K, November 595F
Paper:  Recollections Midnight Magic                                                       Paper:  Authentique Blissful Collection "Prosperity" & "Euphoria"
Markers:  Copic YR00, 12 16, 18, 24, R17, YG01, 95                                Markers: Copic G07, 24 28, E00, 13, 23, 33, 87,  R17, 46, CO
Y08, W0,  01, 03, 05                                                                                 YR12, 16, 18, 24, 31, Y01, 19, YG61, 95, V01, 04, 09, 06, B24
Dies:  Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Frame, Nexting Frame 5 & 3,                     Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 2, Spellbinders Grand Circles
Flourish , Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, Petite Ovals                                    Grand Scalloped Circles,  Fancy Tags 2, Petite Ovals
Bling:  Recollections                                                                                 Border Punch:  Martha Stewart Zig Zag
Orange Button:  Bazzil Basics
Twine:  My Mind's Eye  Lime Twist Fly A Kite "Everyday"
Border Punch:  EK Success Double Embossed DOtted Lace
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Skeleton Scroll
Ink:  Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Antique Linen,
Versafine Onyx Black, Momento Tuxedo Black
Black Button La Mode


Deborah Frings said...

First - many congratulations on your DT spot - very well deserved. Second - WOW!!! These pages are magnificent. I adore the name plates for each month, but your pages are simply stunning!!! Would love to see what you do with the rest of the year!

Amy said...

Wow these are fabulous. I just love how you use the die cuts, they bring such life to your projects!

tina said...

Congrats on being a DT member. These calendar pages are beautiful. I love Halloween!


Pauline said...

Wow, what gorgeous pages! You really have done these images justice! Love the Halloween page, but the horn of plenty is beautifully coloured, so full of life and richness, just beautiful!

JJ Bolton said...

Holy wow! Those calendar pages are works of art!

On another note, are you using your new photo set up?