Wednesday, November 11

Calendar Bits, Pieces and Grid Preview

Hello!!
Tonight I am so excited to be previewing a new stamp set called Calendar Bits & Pieces & Grid, illustrated by Tami Mayberry. This set is huge!! Yes, I said huge and can be used for just about any project you can think of.
When I got first glimpse of this set I knew right away what I wanted to make with it. In the past I have made my MIL a desk calendar using the 6x6 desk calendar from SU for a Christmas present each year. She did not get one last year because SU does not carry them anymore...at least that I know of and she was a bit disappointed.
I came up with my own desk calendar that still has room to display the 6x6 scrapbook pages so she can add them to her scrapbook. I started out with two 8x8 squares of chipboard and covered them with SU DSP. I tried to use a color palette that would incorporate all seasons so I used Bashful Blue, Riding hood Red, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango. I attached the two pieces of chipboard together with gold hinges and brads.
I stamped the calendar grid 12 times on white pl paper with tuxedo black ink and added the dates and months to each before trimming them down to size. I punched holes in them and attached them to the chipboard with larger brads. I added a canopy if you will, to cover the top part of the calendar using a border bunch and some pearls in between the scallops. I finished off this side with some punched out flowers and ribbon.
For the scrapbook page side, I created a very simple mat to place the scrapbook pages on. I did not want to layer all the pages on here because I did not want the bulk and wasn't sure it would look very good so I added a library clip on the top of the mat and on the bottom to hold the scrapbook page.
For this scrapbook page I used some of the stamps from Calendar Bits & Pieces & Grid set. The sentiment 'Happy Winter Day' is from the set as is the frame around it. See how perfect it fits in Spellbinder's Labels 3 die? Now since I only wanted one scrapbook page at a time on the front I had think a bit as to what I was going to do with the other pages waiting to be displayed. This is what I came up with...
I created a pocket on each side of the back of the calendar using cardstock and a page protector to hold the rest of the scrapbook pages. I am just showing two of the pages but will share the rest on a later post.
On these two pages, I used what I am calling the journaling lines from the Calendar Bits & Pieces & Grid set. I usually do not add journaling to my pages mainly because I can not write in a straight line and I am too lazy to draw my lines so this little stamp is gonna be well loved by me for my pages!
The other stamp sets I used on these pages are Gina K's Best Fishes and Just Keep Swimming.
All the images were colored with copics and cut out. I added some silver cord and antique linen Distressed Stickles.

So what do you think of this set? Can you see how versatile it is? Are you ready to see more from Gina, her Design Team and more of the CSS DT?

First stop by our Illustrator's blog - Tami Mayberry for some projects with her timely stamp sets.

Here are the GinaK Designer Member's links who are joining us in the preview tonight:

You'll also want to check in on these CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs for more ideas:

Melissa, Sharri (you are here), and Sue

For some helpful tips on how to use the Calendar Bits & Pieces and Calendar Grid stamp sets, please be sure to check out Gina's blog and StampTV for a helpful video on just how quick and easy it can be to use! Both of these sets as well as the PDF version of the Calendar Grid image will be available for purchase tonight over on our online store.


Calendar and Pages Supplies:
Stamps: Calendar Grid, Calendar Bits & Pieces, Best Fishes, Just Swimming
Paper: White pl, Chocolate Kiss, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Distressed Antique Linen Stickles, Diamond Stickles, Copics, Snowflake Punches, Flower Punches, Silver Cord, Brads, Hinges, Border Punch, Pearls, Ribbon, Library Clips, Spellbinders Labels 3, Page Protecters, Quickutz Bubble ef

22 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - this set really is overwhelming! wonderful projects you created!!!

Melanie said...

wow, fabulous pages Sharri!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh absolutely AMAZING pages using these sets!!! I have GOT to get myself scrapping more!!

Jennie said...

Love these pages Sharri! What a great idea :o) Your detail is just beautiful!

Alita said...

OMG!!!! You have hit me like a lightening bolt with your pages!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with all of us and allowing us to be inspired by it!
alita

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

I really appreciate that you were looking for a subsititute for you MIL's calendar. This is perfect, and can be updated with the latest picture each month!
~ky

joy said...

love your scrapbook page! like you i need some little lines to help me write straight. Great job of all your projects!

Shawna said...

Fantastic pages Sharri!

Carolina said...

Adorable pages...wonderful use of this image for scrappin'! Love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...you did a wonderful job on these layouts, Sharri. Such a fun way to use these great new stamps.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sharri, this is fantastic! I love how you made the 2 pages, such a great idea.

craftieodamae said...

How awesome!!! this is fantastic and great project!

catdidit said...

Wowza Sharri! This is an AMAZING project! I love it!

Deb said...

WOW Sharri! This is amazing! I am sitting here wishing there were some new adjectives! They all feel so worn out, and I really want you to know how fabulous this is! LOVE it, and so will she!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fabulous projects, Sharri! This is so amazing! Awesome use of the sets! TFS!

Donna said...

great job, Sharri! I love your scrapbook calendar - your scrapbook pages are so cute too

Jessica said...

What a lovely idea. I made a calendar for my MIL a couple of years ago. I think this is a great idea. I may do another for her, as she now has her first great grandchild! She's the sweetist little thing!!! I'm hoping to get enough pix of her to make her great-gramma another calendar.

Tina Gilliland said...

Sharri... this is FABULOUS!!! Your MIL will LOVE it!!! Great job!

Carolyn King said...

Wow! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NinaB said...

Gorgeous - the layout, but even more the photos you included.

Theresa Momber said...

Sharri, WOW! What an amazing desk calendar!

lisa808 said...

Sharri, what an awesome idea to combine the calendar pages with scrapbook pages. And, what an amazing job you did. Gorgeous detail.