Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Is a Month for Showers

Those of you who know follow my blog or hang out with me on SCS know that I'm a card-making kind of gal. I might venture into a little bit of scrapbooking - pretty simple layouts - but I very VERY rarely do anything like altered projects. It's not that I don't like them. I do. It's just that I'm never really sure what to make... and then what to do with it once I've made it. LOL! I do know how to write a note in a card and mail to to a friend or family member, etc. So I typically stick to making cards.

Well............. look what I made!


It's NOT a card! It's what we'd call ABAC (Anything But A Card). It is a calendar page.


Know why???

March 29 - April 11

Theme: Altered Project/Anything But a Card

The proud sponsor for this challenge is Meljen's Designs!

Thank you, Meljen's Designs, for providing the prize package for one lucky participant, and for giving the design team an image to work with, too!!!

My calendar page has the adorable Love Duck image (Meljen's Designs). I also used a free downloadable calendar page that I found online.

I did this calendar page in layers. I printed the image and cut it out with a Nestability, then layered it onto another Nestabilty cut. I added punched elements to the calendar, too.

It's a functional project, but does have a little bit of depth to it. That works for some calendar pages, but others need to be flat, one-layer sorts of calendars... so I got to playing around in Microsoft Word. I put the calendar on the page and then opened a text box in the lower right-hand corner. I then inserted the Meljen's Designs Love Duck into that text box. It worked perfectly.

I took one of the plastic pieces that is used to hold several pages together in a document. You know the sort of thing. It comes with a clear acetate cover. I put a strip of magnet on the back of the plastic piece, making it possible to stick this calendar on the refrigerator, where it will be both cute and handy.

Image: Meljen's Designs Love Duck

Ink: Copic Markers and Copic Spica Pen

Cardstock: from my scrap file

Embellishments: brads (vendor unknown)


April said...

Too cute!

And, a great ABAC....must remember that a calendar needs to be made this Christmas season!

AnnMarie said...

This is adorable!!! Love that sweet duck image too! You did a great job stepping outside of your card box!! Super cute! :)

Ana Carolina Little said...

Great project Jeanette. I'm like you. I don't do altered projects for the same reasons. I scrapbook a lot but lately cards took over!!!. Very nice page!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Very creative. I am glad that you had fun creating. Your project turned out super cute! I love that little April tab on the top. You should go projectin' more often!

Melina said...

It's very cute Jeanette! I love it :)

paige said...

You go girl! This is a fantastic project and you are now on your way to making a blogging calendar!

Heather B said...

This is great! Calendars are on my to-do list this year.

Darlene said...

Very impressive!!! I love that little duckie and what a fantastic idea to make a calendar!! This really is great. Well done, my friend!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have always wanted to make a calendar- I love this fun Anything but a card idea- love the cute duck!