For my last page of 2012 for the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin', I used the December 7th sketch from Boys Rule. I love sketches with banners and pennants and this was a fun one to use.
When creating our calendars, when one of the dogs has a birthday, I make sure they are the subject themselves for that month. Tessa's birthday is in May. The photo I used is one that I took of Tessa wearing one of Stew's hat that she chewed up for the 2nd time. She gave him 2 new ones for Christmas.
Earlier this month I created Stew's November page. I used the December 21st sketch at Boys Rule. I so love the Boys Rule sketches and will be trying hard to use as many of them this year as I can.
Stew and I both love this photo of Willie. I had just given him a large hedgehog I got for him during a trip to a dog show without the dogs. He LOVES hedgehogs and this photo shows him really smiling.
If you've read my blog before you know that I have joined the 52 Week Challenge 2 years in a row at the Yahoo Group Scrappin'-n-Chattin'. I actually went the whole 2 years without using a pass, creating a page a week for 104 weeks in a row. For 2012, I actually was chosen the winner of the contest and won a $210 prize. I am joining the challenge again this year. I used this page for my Week 1 page for 2013. Thanks for looking.
I am really pushing myself to get our calendars done. I really thought I had my act together in December and was going to have my 3 calendars ready for the beginning of the year. But alas, it didn't happen. So I am determined to get them done asap.
For Stew's January page I used this month's sketch from Artful Delight. I have missed making pages with the Artful Delight sketches.
And here's the page.....
I am also entering this page into the monthly challenges at Scrappin'-n-Chattin', in the Anything Goes category.
Thanks for looking. Please stop back by.... There's a lot more to come.
I was able to get several pages for Stew's calendar done during the week. At first I was jumping around, doing whatever months seemed to work well with certain challenges. But in order to feel like I was accomplishing something, I printed several sketches and made note of a number of challenges and started working in order. That seemed to work much better for me.
For Stew's March page I used this month's sketch for the Authentique Sketch Challenge. I really like this sketch and in December I got a bunch of Authentique paper on sale, so I am going to use this sketch once in each calendar.
Harley was in his first agility trial in March, so I used a photo of him with his 1st Qualifying and 1st Place ribbons. I really liked using the stars for the banner across the bottom of the page. I used several papers from Authentique's Glory collection - Honor, United and Liberty papers.
I am also entering a couple of other challenges with this page:
I have been pretty busy trying to get our calendars completed. For 2012, it was March before I was done. That can't happen again. I am very close to finishing Stew's. I want to share his April page now. For this page I used Sketches in Thyme Sketch #98 for this one.
I also followed the current challenge at Frosted Designs. The challenge is a recipe challenge, where you choose 4 items from the list:
rubons transparency brads eyelets misting/masking punches stamping stickers
Here is the page....
My recipe items are:
Transparency - The flowered paper on the right side of the photo is a transparency
Brads - In the centers of the little flowers on the lower left side of the page
Punches - Punched flowers and circle.
Stickers - Sticker letters for the title.
I am also entering this page into our monthly challenges at Scrappin'-n-Chattin', the Summer challenge.
Thanks so much for looking. Please stop back by to see more pages. There are going to be a lot of posts in the next week or so....
I am a mother of 3 grown boys. I live in Kingston, NY with my boyfriend and our 4 dogs. I am very busy with dog sports, scrapbooking and card making. I truly wish there was more time in the day. I love to create and find challenges very inspiring.