Thursday, May 23, 2013

Calendar Stand and some Layouts

If you remember from a post from a year ago when I purchased the Recollections Layout Stand.
I had shared that I was going to use it not for layouts but for a yearly calendar.
And if you also remember, I made the calendar for January and didn't like it.

So back to the drawing board.
I brought my calendar papers to a crop I was at last month and finished the calendars there.
I was so happy with the results that I knew I wanted to keep it.
Then I figured what better way to document the year calendar than with photos too :)
So I added a second page with photos, paper embellishments and journaling :)

So what I did was resize some photos from that month and made a scrapbook page out of them :)

I like to back my papers and photos with black card stock. I think it makes everything just pop that much more.

I used the Graphic 45 a Place in Time 8x8 paper pack.
At first I didn't really care for this paper.
I know what you're thinking..."why the heck would she buy it if she didn't like it"
Well the reason is, I didn't want to regret not getting it later on. As I can only find these types of papers when I am away on a trip.
Well anyway, as I worked with these papers the more I liked them.

The other problem I had with them is that they only included one calendar page in the whole paper pack.
Seriously! One calendar page, when we have 12 months in a year!
How did I rectify this problem? I copied them ;)
Where there is a will, there is a way ;)
As you can tell the copied papers are lighter then the original, but this doesn't bother me.

I also put together a video so you can see these pages in more detail and you can hear my rant in person....well in video, lol.
Onto My Day:
I had to be out and about early today. I am not an early morning person.
But I had to meet Wayne at our lawyers to finally sign our wills. We have the worst lawyer ever...but never have to deal with him again.

Then thought I was kind of on that side of town, so ran into Michael's.
Picked up a couple 6x6 albums, a T-square (that I have been looking for all over) and some washi tape.
Then I ran to the mall to pick up some lunch for my girls. But ran into Home Sense and picked up a new craft mat for my table.
Came home for a bit, picked up Kristy for her college class then came back home, had lunch with Ashley, made my video and lastly picked up Kristy from college...oh ya then Wayne and I ran out for groceries as we are hoping to go to the cottage this weekend :)

I think I need a nap now, lol
I hope you all have had a creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Woohoo! Cottage time! Smart to colour copy the calendar! I am not a morning person either. :0/ it was hard when the kids were little and were up at 6!

  2. You did have a whirlwind of a day. No wonder you want a nap. Nice work on your calendar. You are talking to the Queen of morning here!

  3. Sounds like it was a busy day. Your calendar looks great. I have to get up early everyday at 6 to get ready for work. For some reason on weekends I get up even earlier. hehe..

  4. oh i am loving these calendar pages!!!! great job

  5. Very busy day! Love your updated calendar pages. Love this idea for that calendar stand. I've looked at it several times...would love one, just don't have the room. Have fun at the cottage, if you make it up there! :)

  6. Such a great way to record the month AND get a scrapbook page out of it!

  7. Love your calendar page and monthly layout! Enjoy your weekend at the cottage.

  8. This is wonderful Tracy - a fabulous idea for the monthly calender pages!!! And an even more awesome idea to use them to scrapbook the month!! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Oh My Gosh, I Hope You Get To Go ToTheCottage This Weekend!!!!!! I Know How Much You Love It There :) Your CalendarLooks Great, I Like That You Added The Page With The Pictures. I Wish I Was Home So ICould Play With MyNew Washi...

  10. Loved your Calendar! I'm not a morning person too. But I have to get at 6am with the kids for school. I have a little ways before there done. Then maybe I can sleep in : ) The cottage, that sounds so relaxing and fun! Have a great weekend Tracy! : )

  11. Wow busy, busy! I had the same problem with that line. Seriously 1 calendar page. Great solution. I may look at it a bit differently now. Be back later to watch the video.

  12. that stinks that you had a crappy lawyer. but yay for random michaels shopping trips! glad you found a t square!

  13. What a great calendar!! Sounds like a good M's trip but you need a new lawyer. You should be able to trust the guy you're giving so much $$ to.

  14. I am loving this! But I can't believe they only give you one calendar page. Very good idea to photocopy them!

    PS. I totally buy papers I don't love, because I'm worried that I won't be able to get them again. Then I usually love it. Or think "What was I thinking?!" And papers I do love - I buy TONS and TONS!

  15. Love the idea of putting pics on the opposite side! This is turning out really nice!


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