“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hello again, Friends!
It's time for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #77: "Grid"
My DT Sisters and I challenge you to create a card or project that includes a GRID in some shape or form.

This week's Sponsor is Simon Says Stamp

Here is my DT creation for this week's "GRID" challenge
As you can see, I've been playing with my binding machine again...  I was stumped (again) for this "GRID" challenge so I was just playing around at first with the binder, and this new calendar stamp set & images.  Then all of a sudden  >BAM!<   it hit me:  the calendar is a grid (well, duh!)  So here we are, a 2010-2011 calendar.  Sometimes I feel my projects turn out so much better when I don't plan or think about it too hard.  I just go with the flow...  but boy, do I make a HUGANTUOUS mess during the creative surge process! 

Here's a peek at the rest of the calendar....

Project Materials
Stamps:  September - Elizabeth O. Dulemba;  October - "House of Haunts" Stampin' Up!;  November - Stamp by Northern Woods;  December - Stamp by Penny Black;  January - Stamp by Magnolia;  February & April  - Digital images from Dover Publications;  March & August - Digital images from Digital Two for Tuesday;  May & June - "Echoes of Kindness" Stampin' Up!  
Ink:  COPICS, Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Paper:  Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede; Momento Danube Blue; Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tea Dye

Paper: Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Melon Mambo; DCWV "At Home";  Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses; SEI Dill Blossom; Miscellaneous papers from stash & pages from an old book.
Tools:  Zutter Bind-it-All, Nestabilities Lattice Pendant, Martha Stewart Edge Punches,
Embellishments:  ZVA Pearls & Rhinestones, Ribbon with Pearls, Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects, Doilies, Lace

Whew!  That was a mouthful, wasn't it?!  Seems like a whole lot of fuss for this project, but really it wasn't.  I was able to use a lot a of paper scraps & items from a very old stash of goodies.  Several of the images used were my "colouring practice pieces,"  which were done some time ago but stowed away & forgotten for a while. I also recycled an image that was on a card that I didn't really like.  I thought this was such a great project not just for using old scraps and bits & pieces, but this would make a nice gift as well!

Do join us for our "Grid" challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - my DT Sisters & I look forward to seeing your creations!

I have entered this project in the following challenges:


  1. O wow this is awesome, must have taken you ages but its worth it. .. the result is fantastic xx

  2. It is the most amazing calendar I have seen for a long -long time! Congratulations!

  3. Wow- fabulous project! I love the idea of using up pieces you already had in progress and old scraps from your stash... it turned out great!

  4. Wow, super project. Love all the images, particularly the sailor mouse - not seen that before - and I want him now lol!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X


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