Friday, January 9, 2015

Mary's Inspiration

Well as you know last year I would do an inspiration post on the 1st and 15th of the month from someone's blog that I follow, well I will still be doing those post this year but I have no set dates, that was a bit challenging to me and I just want to go with the flow this year.  When I saw this calendar over at Poppystamps blog I was thrilled, not only was it so pretty but it gave me an idea of something to make for my Secret Sister reveal we had last night.

You can find Mary's Post HERE and she links up to the Poppy stamps blog on her post to give instructions how she made this size one, if you email her she will give you instructions on a square size she made also along with the calendar.  Thanks so much Mary for sharing this, my secret sister just loved it.

I have a few views of it to share.  I take my pics by my french doors and use natural lighting but the day I took these pics was a very cloudy day.

Here is a view to see how it stands up:

My mind's eye -- Sweetest thing papers
Tim Holtz distress cardstock for the arch
Hot off the press--- Ivory papers for the inside of the window
Poppy stamps -- Small Gothic window and small gothic arch dies
Impression Obsession-- spiral flowers dies
Memory box -- Leafy sprig die
Spellbinders -- Decorative Labels 8 die

I cut the leafy sprig die up for the greenery behind the flowers and had to hand write the year since I didn't have small enough numbers stamps.

I want to say welcome to all the ladies who joined my blog through Stephanie's link up party, hope you enjoy stopping by.

Hope you all that are experiencing this deep freeze we are going through are staying warm.  Poor Peanut doesn't like having to go out to do her bathroom duties, I felt so bad a couple days I would open the door and she would just back up because she didn't want to go out and I would have to force her out the door, but hopefully we will see some above freezing temps soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Have a good one,



Christine said...

So, so pretty and creative, Connie I love it !

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Connie! I've made these calendars before for gifts too! So thoughtful! TFS!

Stephanie said...

I love this, Connie! I know I always say your latest creation is my favorite so I'll say it on this one... definitely one of my favorites :) Hugs to you!

Mary said...

Connie, this is a stunning calendar. I'm happy that I was able to inspire you. Isn't that what life is all about, inspiring others. Happy crafting, Hugs from my blog world to yours.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What a pretty way to keep track of the days!

Leslie Miller said...

That's such a pretty presentation for a calendar! I love it, Connie!

Amy Sheffer said...

What an awesome secret sister reveal gift! That cathedral window is gorgeous, as are the flowers! WOW!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Fun idea! Definitely a pretty and creative calendar.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty desk calendar Connie. Love the window with the gorgeous flowers... the roses in the background are just perfect.