Saturday, March 3, 2012

Keepin' it together!

It's been awhile since I've been able to go here.
It's sad actually.  It's my happiest spot in the house!
What with it's polka dotted lampshade...
and picture "chandelier"...
and all the maps (even those mysteriously missing Kentucky).
 My happy place hold old books for craft projects,
and my most favorite of Grace's school craft projects.
You see, I haven't been able to "create" anything lately because we've been too busy, and many other things have been occupying my mind lately and I've felt very "uncreative."

However, that plain purse calendar I bought on clearance a couple of weeks ago, made me want to go up to my craft table tonight.
First I picked out the paper I wanted to use.
All the paper I picked is from the October Afternoon paper line.  You can see them here.
(The gold flowered paper is from the Seaside line:  yellow bikini.  The dark turquoise paper is from the Fly a Kite line:  sprinkers, and the light turquoise paper with the flowers is from the Sidewalks line and it also has red stripes on the back.)  I LOVE October Afternoon.  The papers are retro and cool at the same time.

I used my Stampin' Up paper punch...
my Elmer's tape runner...(from Wal-Mart no less)
and my favorite distressing ink.
I cut my paper (I used the gold as the base) to the size of the calendar, and added embellishments that I cut from all the other papers. 
The result...
Now, all I need to do is fill it out!


  1. Cute! I know what you mean about the creative juice not flowing. I haven't been feeling it lately either, hopefully it comes back with the nicer weather.

  2. I've always enjoyed adding collages to calendars that I purchased. Using magazine pictures of things that are my goals for the coming year.

  3. Love this (and your room)! I can barely get into my crapft room! ;-0 You make me wanna get out some pretty paper AND get organized!
    Glad you didn't have to serve on the jury too. Hope you can enjoy some beautiful spring sunshine instead!


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