Feb 7, 2014

Perpetual Calendar

I've never made a perpetual calendar like this and even though I LOVE the way it turned out, I'm warning you....it took more time than I thought it would. With that being said, I am planning on making a few more of these for my sister-in-laws for Mother's Day....I'll just make sure to allow myself some extra time.

Here is the video by Kerry Duff that inspired me


The box was bought at the Dollar Store and painted.
DP is Wildflowers by MME.
All alphas/numbers were cut using the Plantin Cartridge.

After running all DP, letters, and numbers through my Xyron, I ran my brayer over the letters a couple of times and I have to say it worked like a charm and left just a smidge of residue instead of the usual sticky sides

In additional to the calendar, a matching 
 notepad with a handmade charm was made
1" Wooden pieces were painted, glued and used for "feet"

Thanks for sticking with me these past few months, to say they have been challenging and overwhelming is an understatement. In addition, two (2) of my DT's are no longer in operation.

Flutter By Wednesday discontinued all challenges in December due to the owner (Danni) having new work hours and more pressing obligations.

And most recently, Yumi & Fumi Handmade has decided to go in another direction and has closed their on-line store/blog. I wish Renate' and Leanne the best of luck in their new endeavors....much gratitude to the both of them for allowing me to be on their team. These two girls are the bestest!

I am still with Wicked Wednesday ATC challenges but fear Jenn will ask me to leave if I can't get my crafting mojo back....and soon. Meanwhile, I have been spending the past few weeks rearranging my crafting area and rethinking my priorities. I start crying when I think...."what would I do if I couldn't craft."  With a hope and a prayer I will be back on track in just a few short weeks......a hope and a prayer my friends.

Simon Says: Have a Heart  (Heart is on handmade charm)
Through the Craft Room Door:  Feb 4 - 10


Rachel Parys said...

What a great project!!! I love that this calendar would never get old!!
Great colors too!

I am sorry you are going through a rough patch. I hope things smooth out for you soon. xxoo

Chrissy said...

This is just stunning Denice...a lot of work but SO worth it..love your handmade charm..gorgeous project.will pop off now and check out the video..dont you just love videos..lol..take care..


Leanne said...

Oh Denice! This is beautiful and look at all the pretty details! You're amazing and awesome!
I wish I was there to give you a big giant hug. Sorry you've been going thru a ruff time and I pray that things start to look better. Stay strong hun!
Take care,

Marji said...

Hugs to you and hope you feel better soon. I so luv this. LUV LUV LUV. Its so beautiful. Luv luv Oh I said that already. But I do luv it.

Unknown said...

The calendar is lovely. I love all the little details. I am sorry 2 of your DT stopped but more time for yourself crafting.I am enjoying getting time to do it but I miss people interaction at work...

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Hon! this project is soo cool! I'm dying to make one, now. Yours turned out just beautifully. As for the crafting mojo, sure looks like it's back in full force. I do know all about being overwhelmed, though. Hopefully you can regroup and do some fun things that you WANT, rather than HAVE to do. Been trying that a bit myself. Works wonders. Big hugs! xxD (and P.S. I really appreciate the comments you've been leaving on my Blog. xx)