Thursday, March 14, 2013

April Calendar

Have you guys been making your 2013 Calendars each month? I am really enjoying doing these!

The tag I included on April's calendar was actually a tag I made in January. You can find that original post HERE
  • BoBunny Double Dot cardstock (shop TSQ), and various other scraps
    • "April" cut @ 5" with shadow
    • Grid cut @ 5 1/2" and matted with various papers
    • Day abbreviations cut @ 1"
    • Numbers cut @ 1"
  • Important Days stamped with "It's All About You" from Cardz TV Stamps using Ruby Red ink from Stampin' Up 
Here are the details on the Funky Chicken Rain Dance Tag:
    • "Design 2" p. 70 cut @ 5" with shadow
    • "Design 2" p. 70 cut twice @ 4 3/4" in 2 different patterned papers
    • One of the papers was cut and placed on the bottom for the "rain puddle" look
    • Rain birdie p. 30 cut @ 3 1/2"
    • Wings cut again using Cricut Craft Room stretching them to a larger size just for fun and placed at different angels than what the manual shows - again, just for fun
  • Everything inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
  • Bird and Umbrella adhered with foam tape for dimension
  • Yellow lashed googlie eyes from Hobby Lobby
  • Black faux stitching and dots added to umbrella and rain boots
  • Ribbon from Michael's Dollar Bin
  • The Robin's Nest Blue tear drops added with glue dots for rain
    • "Critter Captions" used for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink
  • Background pattern papers from Doodle Deux 6x6 pad I got at Hobby Lobby
I removed the February calendar, slid the March one over and pinned up April with Clothespins. 

Thanks for coming by today! 
Reminder! My Close To My Heart very first online Party is going on now! You still have time to go shopping for some new papers, inks, textiles, blocks, embellishments, stamp sets, tools, etc. Party orders will close on Saturday, March 16th at midnight. Just visit my 
CTMH Rep's page (Lucy) and click on JOIN beside JANIS' CRAFTY ONLINE PARTY!  
I sure do appreciate it! And it's FUN FUN FUN!
:) Janis


Allsorts - 1E - #197  Springtime (Sat)
One Stop Craft - 2E W - #219 Spring (Sat)
Word Play Saturday - M, (March) E4 (1 per wk), must follow word prompt #3Springtime (Sat)
The Squirrel & the Fox - 2E, 2W - (1st week) Autumn or Spring (ends 20th March) (Sun)
Crafty Bloggers Network - MSIO - (March) Spring or Pastels (Mon)
Make it Monday - W - always Anything Goes (Mon)
Squigglefly - WSIO - Spring (Mon)
Crafty Sentiments - W, 1E, SIO - Hello Spring (Tues)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - 2W, 1E, SIO -Spring (Tues)
LEJ Designs SIO -  #44 Things with wings (Tues)
Loves Rubber Stamps - - #42 Anything Goes (Tues)
Crafty Creations - Singing in the rain (Wed)
Flutterby Wednesdays - 1E, must have butterfly or fairy - #231 Any winged creature (Wed)
Craft Us Crazy - 2W - Anything but a card (Thurs)
Cute Card Thursday - C5 -#260 anything goes (Thurs)
Moving Along With The Times - 3E - spring (Thurs)
Paper Crafting Journey - 2W - anything but a card (Thurs)


  1. Love your calendars, these are so cute! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. A great creation, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge

  3. This should seriously Be in a Magazine!!FABULOUS!!!
    Have a Wonderful Day,

  4. Very cute! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  5. COOL project and What amazing colors!

  6. Gorgeous pages, love the colours and details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

  7. these look so great. Maybe someday i will try making one each month. Love the chick in the egg

  8. so darling! That little chick just makes me smile! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

  9. How clever! These are just awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  10. Beautiful calendars. Loving all the details to have added to each of them. The clothespins are sooo cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  11. Fabulous!!! I have to do one of these...maybe for next year though!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  12. A great and different springtime make Janis.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  13. Fabulous calendar page, love the bright spring colours.

    Sylvia xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team

  14. Wonderful calendar page. Thank you so much for sharing with us at PCJ Challenge.

  15. What a fun take on our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with Crafty Creations this week.

  16. what fab calendar pages ,so bright and them
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  17. Wow what a fabulous calendar layout, love the colours and everything about them. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  18. Janis this is a super idea and must be great fun to do !! Love April's page !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

    hugs Disne xx

  19. What a fabulous idea, I want to make a calendar now!!
    Love it!
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  20. What a cute calendar! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps! I hope you will play along with us again soon!

  21. This is a fab little calendar Janis..makes me want a Cricut even more!!! The little chick tag is so cute. Thanks for joining in our Spring Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  22. Lovely project! Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network