Happy Tuesday and welcome to the 2011 Calendar Blog Hop. Today through the 30th we are featuring layouts that we hope will inspire you to create an album to chronicle your family's journey through 2011. We have some amazing crafters who are sharing their LOs with you. I hope that you will follow all the way to the end.
“The Grand Prize Blog Candy is a brand-new Designer’s Calendar Cartridge, donated by Karel at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity. In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop with a way for her to contact you. She will choose a winner by random.org on the 31st and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.” Please leave your email safely.
Now...please accept my sincere apologies. I traveled to Charlotte to spend Christmas with my Mom and my sister. I have everything laid out for my return on the 27th. However, the 27th is Monday and not Tuesday. UH!!!! So, I am off a day.
Please bare with me. As soon as I return on Tuesday, I am going to upload the pictures of the layout. You can choose to come back or leave a comment now to be entered into the grand prize drawing. I will have a small surprise pack for one commenter. You don't have to be a follower to win but I do enjoy making new friends and promise you won't be disappointed if you do. The winner will be selected using Random.org on January 1. The winner will have one week to claim the prize so be sure to come back and see if you won.
Also, starting in January 2011, I am planning on hosting swaps. If you'd like to participate, you will need to be a follower. My blog will be the main way I communicate updates and notices concerning the swaps.
Now on to my project for the hop...I selected the month of February. For my layout, I choose the main colors of black, white, and red. There are some interesting holidays and events in the month of February. My left page highlights some of these holidays as well as three photo mats that can be used to mount pictures of events that occur in the month. On the left is a calendar that created using my new Gypsy. I even included a rabbit for the Chinese New Year and a groundhog for Groundhog's Day. I used the following Cricut cartridges to complete this project - Camp Out, Cricut Classic Font, Cricut Sampler, Cuttin' Up, Destinations, Sesame Street - Elmo's Party, Gypsy Wanderings, and Mini Monograms. I have even included a flower I created following the wonderful tutorial by my wonderful friend, Melinda at Scrapbook Eden. She has some phenomenal tutorial. I believe that's it. If I get back and find out I didn't cover everything, I'll be sure to update the post.
If you get lost on the blog hop, here are the links to all the bloggers who are participating.
January - Celeste & Jessica
Febuary - Christel (**ME**) & Karel
March - Diane & Karel
April - Celeste & Bonnie
May - Michelle & Natalie
June - Lisa & Jamie
July - Diane & Summer and Jennifer
August - Denise & Gina
Septemeber - Jessica & Deb
October - Rebecca & Lora
November - Belinda & Col
December - Col & Deb