Sunday, January 1, 2012

We've Got Your Number & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Paper Issues has unveiled the latest theme, "We've Got Your Number." What a perfect time for me to share another one of my most recent calendars. :)

Since Jack has been in Kindergarten, I have presented each of his teachers with a handmade calendar for Christmas. With Jack being in the 2nd Grade now, this is the 3rd one. Trying to get custom orders completed for the impending Christmas deadline, I always run short on time for this special gift. Jack really stressed as to whether I would get it done this year. It was two days before Christmas Break and I still hadn't even started it. To ease Jack's mind, I approached his teacher and told her that Jack would be bringing his gift to her the next morning. She smiled and said that she was really looking forward to it. (She had been told by Jack's 1st Grade teacher that the calendar she had received last year had to be the best teacher's gift she has received in 20 years of teaching!) Needless to say, I knew a gift certificate wouldn't suffice so I was determined to burn the midnight oil until complete.

I created this calendar using lots of my typical vintage ephemera with some scrapbooking pretties thrown in for extra color. The background paper is from the Rosy "Remember" Lost & Found Collection Two by MME. I LOVE the glittered damask border and the imagery at the bottom. When photographing the calendar, I really tried to capture the "sparkle" but unfortunately these photos don't do the paper justice. In addition to My Mind's Eye, I used some Jenni Bowlin, Pink Paislee, Maya Road, Prima, Fancy Pants & Martha Stewart to name a few.

I truly hope that Ms. Estes adores her new calendar. I know Jack was beaming upon presenting it to her, and that makes me happy. :)

As for Paper Issues, we would LOVE to see what you have to share! What do "numbers" mean to you? Please link up your projects here! Also, be sure to check out Paper Issues on Etsy. Loads of fun goodies currently on sale for 20% off! Just use code LOVE20 at checkout.
Thanks for stopping by; but most of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR'S 2012!!!

15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You ALWAYS rock these calenders!!!! Just AMAZING!! I love all the fun things you use for the dates! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Monika Wright said...

Oh, my! I have to try this, just have to, but don't think that anything I can come up with will even compare to your awesome rendition...I am drooling!

patti west said...

Honestly Amy...I don't think there's another paper project that I love more than your calendars! They are wonderfully creative and you are so generous to give them as gifts!!! I've missed you and your blog, but found myself playing w/paper this week-end...it feels so nice, so hopefully a little break was good for me. hugs, patti

Irini said...

Amy your calendars are just so amazing and wickedly inspiring!
I wish you a fabulously creative 2012
hugz
irini

Amelia Khalik said...

With an awesome gift like that..i'm sure it'd be the best gift ever!!! Totally adore ur calendar, gorgeous masterpiece Amy!!! Happy New Year! :))))

Jenni said...

LOVE it!! Someday I'll save up and buy one from ya ;)

Briana Johnson said...

oh GORGEOUS. I can totally see how your work would be one of the very best gifts a teacher had received over 20 years. This is so lovely like always! I agree about the glitter paper, it is divine and works so well here, I have some and haven't had the chance to use it yet. Happy New Year - can't wait to see your creations in 2012~

Lori said...

What a fun, awesome calendar! I would be so excited to add each day's number. Darling!

Cassie said...

This is so fabulous!!! I absolutely love it!!! =)

Audrey Pettit said...

I do so enjoy your calendar creations, too, Amy! What a wonderful teacher gift this is!
Gorgeous!
Wishing you a very happy new year, my friend. may 2012 be your best year yet!

WillieburgScrapper said...

The metal butterfly does it for me every time! LOVE these! I've been looking around trying to figure out how to make a perpetual calendar for my scrapbook due dates- something I can write in and embellish from month to month without having to throw away at the end of the year- this is a huge inspiration. Where do you find all those fun fiddly bits? They are fantastic!

mandysea said...

oh my gosh, how fabulous is this!!
So much detail..the more I look, the more I find! Delightful!

BabyBokChoy said...

This is a WONDERFUl calendar, no way, it's so vintage chic!!!

Heather said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Oh, I love love love it!!!! How do you make it magnetic? I'm so lucky to have creative friends like you! You are so awesome! xoxo