Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Year In Review........

.......well not quite.  I found this awesome little table top scrapbook holder at Michael's the other day, of course I whipped out my 50% off coupon and got it for only $6.49! I thought it would be kind of FUN to make a little scrapbook like page for each month, turning it into a calendar......kind of.

The first month I created is December.  I am entering it into the Flourishes Challenge #251, to use Vellum anywhere on your project.

I used a beautiful image from the Holiday Topiaries stamp set, available from Flourishes.  I decided to make this a chilly looking month, as only December can be, hence all the blues, including the coloring of the image itself, which is layered on a doily.  The background is a piece of designer vellum laid on top of a pretty solid blue card stock.  I cut the DEC banner and letters out with my Cameo, man that makes life easier, aye?  I used a small snowflake punch and punched out 13 snowflakes, the 4 top ones have a layer of vellum over them too. 
Then I used a Sizzix die, Ornament Swirly, punched out twice in vellum, layered and topped with a smaller punched snowflake.  I thought it looked a bit like a snowflake.   White glitter corners and some blue and silver ribbon balance out the mini page, which measures 6x6.  Then I whipped out my "waterfall" blue Stickles and went to town!  It gives it such a sparkle!  A Sakura blue pen was also used on the "berries" of the tree.
Here's what it looks like on the stand.  They come in several sizes, 6x6, 8x8, and 12x12. And include 10 'sleeves' to get you started.   I thought I would start with the small size and work my way up.......maybe.
 I plan on doing one for each month, then 2 birthdays (his and hers), fur babies, engagement, home, and then I thought I would do an I Was Right Page and a You Were Wrong Page, just for laughs.  lol  I know my daughter will get a lot of use out of those 2 pages!  Wink, wink. 
This may be my last post til after the Holidays.....I am pretty caught up with all the planning and shopping and card mailing comes the wrapping!
Thanks for stopping by!  May you and all of your family, friends and loved ones, have a most happy and healthy Holiday Season!
Merry Merry!


  1. Love the idea of your calendar & your first month is wonderful! Love all the vellum & sparkle! So glad you joined in my vellum challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

  2. This is awesome. Lori is gonna love it!! What a great idea to have something for every month for her to display, I can't wait to see what you come up with for all the other pages. Lovely use of vellum, the flower is just gorgeous, as is that snowflake vellum for the background. Keep 'em comin' my dear!!! I live vicariously through you!!

  3. You are so clever! Love this and all the details. Really nice vellum and love that snowflake. The whole thing looks great. Merry Christmas!

  4. You are going out with a blast of chilly cold and lots of blue. They all look great on this card, all sparkly and new. Love that you took close up pics so we can see the details too. Lori is going to love a whole year of them from you! Ha Ha Ha! This all rhymes. Who knew!
    I can't stop! lol
    Merry Merry to my festive friend.

  5. Oh, you very clever girl!! Perfect look for December. Lori is going to absolutely love this...and I can't wait to see the pages for 2014.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family

  6. This is stunning Donna! Love the blue.
    Happy Christmas

  7. Absolutely gorgeous creation as usual my dear! You are the queen of crafts! Love the image and all those snowflakes! Our snow is almost gone it rained all day yesterday! Merry Christmas Donna and family! Have a Blessed day! xo

  8. Lovely project, Donna! I'm anxious to see the other pages when you are finished. Beautiful blues......looks frosty and cold. Enjoy this time with your family.....Happy Holidays!

  9. Great project to start and I love the colors and fabulous snowflakes!! Thanks for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

  10. How lovely, Donna! Love your sweet topiary and those darling snowflakes! I am so glad you could play along with us for our Timless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes! :)