Supplies used: Close to My Heart 12×12 Calendar, K & Company papers, Stampendous Diamond Dot Stickers, a variety of rhinestones (Darice, Kaiser, Studio 18, misc.), and Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was to make.  It was something that I wanted to do but didn’t think I could realistically get it finished before the baby arrived.  Thanks to the quick pages I chose I was able to finish it and I just love how it turned out.  On the pre-designed pages, before adhering to the calendar, I used an exacto knife to trim around any extras that covered a photo mat – so that when I add pictures throughout the year I can slide my picture underneath and it will look better (like the fruit on the July page – I cut around where it overlapped the photo mat).  Originally, I was going to stamp the months but after already adhering the pages (with embellishments) I no longer had a flat surface to stamp so I opted to use my Cricut instead.  I plan to hang it in the nursery and have the older siblings help keep it updated with “baby’s firsts” information and photos.  I am going to keep the calendar as is for a keepsake, but if I did this as a yearly thing with day-to-day activities, I would take the pages and put them in my scrapbook albums as finished pages at the end of the year.


Leanne · 12/29/2010 at 10:52 am

What a terrific project and what a wonderful keepsake you’ve made. It will be so easy to keep it updated. Great job! Love the papers. Congrats!

Roxanne · 01/03/2011 at 3:08 pm

This is just gorgeous, Wendy! I’ve been working on one for Brenna, but it’s not finished, and she’s 10 months old!!! It will be a keepsake for her, though, so all is not lost.

Digital Photography Fan · 01/10/2011 at 1:50 pm

I love this…thanks for the inspiration!

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