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 :)