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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Happy New Year!! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. I know I did!! Today is the first Sat. Spotlight challenge for the New Year!!
This week is a fun one too!!

For this week's challenge.....
The Spotlight Divas would like to challenge you to go CRAZY with calendars! Whether you decided to make a coaster calendar, a calendar notebook, an easel card with a miniature calendar, tear up your old 2009 calendar for some collage background pieces or get out your calendar stamps/images and just use one month for inspiration....we would love to see you get into the calendar craze with us! Don't have a calendar? Here's a link you can use to print off any or all months of 2010: Click Here!

For our Spotlight sponsor this week we have...

Bee Crafty!! They have darling digital images....One lucky winner will win three of these images!

(click HERE to go to store.)

And now for my creation....

I created an easel calendar card using a little calendar notepad from Michaels, the New Release Noah's Ark from Our DailyBread Designs, and the Happy Birthday set from Our Daily Bread Designs. I had a fun time coloring the flowers!! The dp is from DCWV Music. I also incorporated the Stampin Sister's in Christ Challenge to make a new year's card. I typed the sentiment on my new computer (my Christmas present!). The flourished pearls are from ZVA Creative. Although it is hard to see in the picture, it is sewn. If you click on the picture, you may be able to see the details close up.

Calendar card recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Happy birthday, Noah's Ark
Paper: Groovy Guava, Bitter Chocolate, DCWV Music
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, ZVA Creative Pearls, notepad calendar, sewing machine, circle nestabilities, groovy guava ribbon


Saturday Spotlight: create a card or project with a calendar element in it.
Stampin Sister in Christ: create a card for New Years
Challenge Up Your Life~calendar theme.
Rose & Dee's~open.
Cupcake Craft Challenge~celebration
Stampin B's Challenge- Something old and something new
new computer (Christmas present) for the sentiment and new stamp set- Noah's ark and Old groovy guava paper and ribbon from older in colors
Stamp Something- New Somethings (Computer, and calendar)
Stampin for the Weekend- New Beginnings

I hope you enjoyed my creation, for more awesome inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

*Vicki (creator/coordinator)

Be sure to place the DIRECT link to your creation in Mister Linky in order to qualify to win the prize from our sponsors or voting for the top 3 creations.

If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please be sure to label it with the keywords SSHP12

Have your creation uploaded in Mister Linky by Friday, 3:00 PM CST or 4:00 PM EST in order to qualify for any prizes awarded for that sponsor week. Winners will be announced shortly make sure you check back to see if you won!!

I can't wait to see what you create!!!!


In case you missed my post yesterday....Our Daily Bread designs is having a blog hop until January 4 at 8 p.m. EST. Three blessed individuals will win a stampset of their choice just for participating. Scroll down to the next post for the blog hop details!!

OH, here is another chance to win.....

Our Daily Bread Designs is excited to be kicking off the New Year as a new Member Company on Splitcoaststampers! We have many fun things planned including a special thread for prayer requests, every day chit chat and Weekly Challenges beginning in February! These weekly challenges will be announced on the Our Daily Bread designs SCS Forum as well as the ODBD Blog! This means More prizes, awards, and FUN for YOU! More on the challenges soon, so stay tuned for more announcements.... but for now, be sure to check the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog on Jan 9th when our First Weekly Challenge will kick off!

We hope you'll stop by the forum and chat with us!

In fact you may want to stop by the forum soon .....since we will be celebrating our new Member company status, we're giving away a BIG prize!!! If you visit the ODBD Welcome Forum and leave a comment by January 10, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Happy New Year to All!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!



Tracy said...

Very pretty Calendar, love your sentiment with this image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a great calendar Chris! I love the print on the calendar and the blessings wish! Beautiful coloring and all the bling looks gorgeous! TFS the calendar link :)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris - what a busy lady you have been over the last few days - this calendar is just gorgeous - I love EVERYTHING about it!! Those pearl swirls are gorgeous, I love them everytime you use them. The colours are gorgeous and I love the dimension you have given this gorgeous calendar! Thanks for shsring Chris - you always amaze me! God bless you!! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn B. said...

The detail on this is incredible Chris. I love the colors you chose.. This will be perfect for all those important dates in 2010. Great new set from ODB.. Super job.

Gina said...

I love it, what a wonderful calendar. The colors are gorgeous, I love the pearls and the butterflies you added.

Anonymous said...

Oh Chris, this is just GORGEOUS hun!! I really love your swirly pearl flourishes!! Such a gorgeous design and colors!! Who wouldn't love to have this beauty sitting near them!! You rock lady!! Have a great weekend hun!! HUGS

jdmommy said...

Chris, what beautiful colors, and how delicate and feminine!!! I love your layout!!! Fabulous, GF! Happy New Year!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous colors! it's just soooo elegant.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

STUNNING!! I LOVE your style Chris! This easel calendar is so elegant, delicate & sweet ... WOW, I just adore what you've done here! Awesome job (as always) my friend!! Blessings to you in this new year!!

Grace said...

This is absolutely amazing Chris! I love the idea of putting the calendar on the easel card and your details are always over the top!!! Sooo pretty! Wishing you a very happy new year and btw.... happy anniversary too! Hugs!

Angelwood said...

Chris, this is just lovely! What a stunning calendar to display for all to see. I would be proud to put this on my desk! Gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous calendar Chris :-)I love all the details ,, so pretty ! :-)

Lols x x

dolcreations said...

This is gorgeous Chris. I love those gorgeous swirly pearls and that image wow! Once again, your attention to detail is awesome! Very pretty!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris your calendar is stunning, and so pretty. well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is beautiful. I love the colours and the sentiment is sweet. The layout is fabulous.
Fiona x

Crystal said...

WOWZA this is SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that calendar and the easel design!!! SOOOOOOO lovely and what a great 2010 card!!!! got my addy??? Huge Hugs!!!

Becky said...

This is one gorgeous calendar.. I love the colors and all the bling.

stampinfrog said...

Oh My Chris I just love this easel card calendar! Fabulous papers and the image is beautiful. Love the swirly pearl flourishes!!

Kristine said...

OH MY GOODNESS Chris!! THIS is fantabulous!! Seriously, I want to make one so much. Where did you find the pretty little calendar pages?? You hit this one clear out of the park---it is AWESOME! Love your choice of stamps and colors... those pearls and everything. GREAT JOB!

Jessica G. said...

Awesome calendar, Chris! Your embellishments are gorgeous (those pearl flourishes are SO elegant and your stitching is perfect, as always) and the sentiment is one of my all-time favorites!!

Donna said...

Fantastic calendar card Chris and just perfect for our celebration theme and so beautifully embellished! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

chris said...

wowsers what a calender, its just brilliant.
happy new year to you.
love chris xx

Shirley N said...

Chris this is so beautiful! I love your layout, DP, and all the embellies! It would be awesome on anyone's desk!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chris,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Zoe said...

Hello Chris, I love the calender card you have made and I love the martha stewart punch you have used.

coldwaters2 said...

Breathtakingly beautiful and just so inspirational Chris I just adore your creations.

Lorraine x

peggysue said...

I don't think I've ever seen a creation with Groovy Guava that I liked until this one. Very pretty!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful! I fell in love with Groovy Guava AFTER it retired and I have no more. BOOHOO! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation!

theneon said...

With such a beautiful calendar -- Year 2010 is going to Rock!

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is really breathtaking,so love the detial and those beautiful pearls too,stunning love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Denise said...

I'm speechless.......This is Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow so much love & detail went into this very stunning creation!

Danni said...

Oh my!! This is gorgeous! I just love that ODBD set! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Chris! I made some calendars for Christmas presents and they were fun to make.

The easel card is a nice way to present it.

Thanks for adding it to our challenge at SSCC.

Mephisto said...

WOW,what a really stunning work!!!


The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty calendar. The image is adorable and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge and don't forget our new challenge starts on 4th Jan!. Hugs, Denise x

Denise said...

What a wonderful project Chris!! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for joining us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! THis has to be the most creative calender I've ever seen. I love it! Love image and those pearl swirls!

Nancy said...

AWWW Your calendar is stunning, Chris:O) Love the colours and gorgeous papers. Lots of lovely details, beautiful eye candy:)
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Tammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris!! I love the colors and papers you used! Such a beautiful image and the sentiment is perfect!

itsabrt said...

Chris this is astounding, it so crisp and clean and very visually stimulating WoW! Beth

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so gorgeous!
What a beautiful creation!
kim x

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Chris this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! But then, all your creations are STUNNING!!!! Happy Anniversary too! Also......your truly beautiful Christmas card arrived in my mailbox TODAY!!! THANKS so much, you are such a sweetheart!!! {hugs}

Tina said...

Total gorgeousness!

Jodi said...

Chris this is just a gorgeous calendar! I could look at this all year long!
I love the colors and all of your details, great sentiment too!
Jodi =)

Chris said...

Happy New Year Chris!! :) It's good to be back to "normal" and visiting your blog - I've missed it and what a treat to come back to this wonderful project! Love it. :)

jeannen2 said...

Beautiful calendar Chrissie! Where did you get it? BTW, I did the blog hop (aren't you proud of me?!) and I loved the basket you put together for me! Love you! Jeannie

Erin... said...

So gorgeous!!! WOnderful colors and I love the pearls!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic project! What a beautiful calender you created! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! It's good to be home and getting back to "normal".

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Chris, this project is beautiful and gorgeous. I love the soft color and the swirl pearls are pretty addition.

Mummylade said...

Fantastic calendar. Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this week and good luck.

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

Di said...

Oh Just how stunning this is! its fantastic!!
Thanks for joining Stampin for the weekend!
Hugs Di xxx

Manuela said...

adorable! i just LOVE this calendar! thanks so much for playing with us at challenge up your life! hugs, manuela

stempelhexe said...

Oh, it`s a very beautiful calendar.


crafty amy said...

Very cute I love the swirls of pearls :D

Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Chris, this is gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's.

Hope to see you again soon.


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful creation, Chris! I love everything about it - the colors, the layout, the pearls!! Congrats on making top three at Stamping for the Weekend!


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