Friday, April 24, 2009

Altered Calendar Book, BC #96

Wow, it's Friday and time for Blogger's Challenge #96! This week the challenge was "Alter It!". Perfect!! I had been wanting to dress up my 2009 calendar book that had my realtor's name on the front into something more personal and this was the exact challenge to make me do it! lol! What? It's April already, almost May? Well, I'll still have plenty of time to enjoy it, book workshops and classes, etc. lol!


The book is 7 1/4" x 10"; I covered the upper five-eights in the pear print from Good Morning Sunshing Designer Series Paper (love that paper!) and the lower three-eights in Kiwi Kiss cardstock that had been stamped in Kiwi Kiss ink with the circle stamp from the Trendy Trees set. (Both this Good Morning Sunshine DSP and the Trendy Trees set are from the "Retro Fresh" Style Watch so they coordinate easily!)

Chocolate Chip cardstock that was textured with the Distressed Texturz Plate in the Big Shot was used to texture the binding strip; it was also used for the large circle background. I cut the Saffron print GMS DSP with the Scallop Circle die and layered it on the chocolate circle. I placed a strip of chocolate dotted DSP (from the Bella Rose DSP package) across the seam then layered the circle on that. I put SU's Sticky Strip Adhesive down both sides of the binding piece and adhered that.

I cut a Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip initial using the Serif Essentials Alphabet die set and layered them on the Saffron scallop . The large punch of the Photo Corners Punch was used to punch the same chocolate dotted DSP. When everything was put together, I added some enhancements with the Signo White Gel Pen. The back is just the same, except there's no circle with initial.

Stamps: Trendy Trees
Ink: Kiwi KissPaper: Good Morning Sunshine and Bella Rose DSP; Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot Diecut Machine, Distressed Texturz Plate, Scallop Die, Sizzix Circle Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die Set, White Signo Gel Pen, Photo Corner Punch, Xyron, Sticky Strip adhesive

This was a fun challenge; I enjoy altering things but just haven't done much of it recently! I'm going to enjoy using my date book too!


ANOTHER ALTERED PROJECT is these altered paint cans:

These clean new gallon paint cans were altered using 12 x 12" cardstock, stamps and ribbon. The beautiful Blossoms Abound set (now retired) was used to stamp the flowers in Rose Red and Regal Rose. The first initial of each bridesmaid is featured in a stamped frame on the front of the can which held the bridemaid's gifts presented at the bridesmaid's luncheon. They were a big hit!

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon, and don't forget the Late Night Stampers Occasions Mini Blog Tour on this coming Monday ONLY! You may start here on my blog for a fun "trip"!

Margaret

21 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Very, very cute, Margaret! Mine is plain too - thanks for inspiring me!

Shona said...

Really cute! I love altering notebooks, but a calendar is even a better idea. Great way to "inconspicuously" prompt some questions from potential customers!

Lisa Somerville said...

Too cute, love the colors!

Connie said...

Love this, Margaret! I always buy the calendars that I can re-cover...it just cheers me up to see it sitting on my desk!

Barb Hardeman said...

What great colors you chose for your book. (love that DSP) You're going to have so much fun using your personalized beatiful calendar book. Super job...

Jamie Fisher said...

I absolutely love your projects! They look like something we would find right out of the catalog!! Great job!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with this challenge!! I love the colors you chose!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great projects, Margaret! I really like the black accents on the calendar-makes it all "pop"!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Both of your projects are fabulous Margaret! Love the notebook! I really NEED that Designer Paper! Your paint cans are lovely too! What a wonderful idea for bridesmaids! :D

Lisa said...

Both projects are just awesome!

Patti Chesky said...

Both projects are awesome!! I think the cans are my fave!! Great job!!

Chrissy D said...

Both projects have been beautifully done! TFS!

Kerry D-C said...

These are both AWESOME!! The paint cans are really beautiful! The only problem I have with the calendar is that my name begins with a K!!! ;) LOL!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Both projects are awesome! How fun to schedule all of your stampin' events on that calendar! It'll really impress your customers!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I just have to leave a comment on your paint cans Margaret. They are so pretty. I love that floral paper and the ribbon makes those ordinary paint cans extraordinary. You did a wonderful job...

Rachel Hope said...

WOW, both are great projects! TFS!

MJ said...

wow, you have been busy. Those cans are beautiful. I truly love them and the calendar book is so fun. Great job.

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Great altered items Margaret - its been nice to see what all the BC members have been doing!

:) Marcia P

njburk said...

How CUTE are those! GREAT JOB.
Nola

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful projects. I like the DP on your Datebook project. The paint cans are so pretty.

Susan said...

beautiful projects;looks like these came from an elete home mag..; thanks for sharing your wonderful blog.

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