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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

**UPDATE** Calendar Blog Hop PICTURES

YEA!!! I'm finally home and settled.  Here are the pictures as promised.  We had a good trip back and when I got here, I looked at my project and found things I wanted to fix or change.  So, here is the final project in all its glory.  I did add a picture of an African-American woman that I received as a stamped image in a swap a couple of months ago.  She was colored with a combination of colored pencils and Bic Mark-it markers.  Next time, I will NOT cut all the numbers out.  It's stickers, hand written numbers, or NOTHING at all.  That was a beast.  The month-long holidays that are included on my LO on the little note behind the grapefruit (I know it doesn't really look like one.  Use your imagination PEOPLE. LOL!) are as follows: American Heart Month, American History Month, Black History Month, Children's Dental Health Month, National Cherry Month, National Grapefruit Month, and Responsible Pet-Owners' Month.

I do like how my LO turned out though.  DH said, "It's different but nice."  That's GOOD.  So, I'm happy. I hope I lived up to your expectations.  Your comments have been so sweet but I hope I didn't let you down. Enjoy!!!  I look forward to reading all your comments so keep them coming.  Happy Scrappin'!

P.S. Oh...I found out that Elmo's birthday is on the 3rd.  We love Elmo so I had to include him!



Zeni Pradel said...

Love the layout and that you included elmo! :)

SimpleScrappin said...


Jamie said...

looks great! I LOVE that you found out Elmo's birthday and included that! :D

MaryNSC said...

that is Precious Guess what I got a ELMO shirt for Christmas..LOLOL

Heather said...

Great LO!! Elmo is VERY popular in my house too. My little one watches Elmo's World on 3 different channel EVERY morning. LOL
bhoward at kci dot net

Coachfans said...

I am glad I came back. It is wonderful. Love the colors.

Happy New Year,

Jennifer said...

Love the way that it turned out, Christel. Glad that you and yours are home safe and sound! Happy new year!


doverdi said...

Great job on your calendar. I had to check back in & see your finished pages.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow your calendar pages are absolutely stunning... Love them

Kristin said...

Love the colors of your pages! TFS

Happy New Year!

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Christal

Girl, I am glad you made it back, great to be hopping with you!
I LOVE your calendar, and Elmo's B-day??? OMG, I was laughing hard at this one!!! But hey, who does NOT love the little red guy, right?? And someone colored the stamp? what an amazing job, at first glance, I thought it was a photo of someone, till I read it was a stamp...
Well you did a gr8 job, love your work, and yes I am already a follower of your blog.
Bonnie C
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Tina said...

Absolutely beautiful and elmo is so much fun.

Melissa said...

Oh Christel, I love how you added Elmo's bday! Too cute!


cdm317 said...

Beautiful! Who doesn't love Elmo! Great pages!

Natalie M said...

Christel, I feel like such a dork! I am sitting here going, "why did she include the African American lady, she didn't say, is it a relative, what?" Duh! I have learned so much this year about our nation's history and the awesome African American's that were integral to our nation's freedom and how many of their stories are left out of America's history or distorted. It is one of my sincerest wishes and prayers that all of our Christian, African, Native, and other downplayed roots will prevail in History books, soon! That the truth of our country and who did what be revealed! Great layout and thanks for hopping! Take care!
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

Denni said...

Love your LO and the colors you chose. I'm a Bic marker fan too ;)

Reneeleeak said...

Very nice calendar layout! Thanks for sharing. ☺
Happy New Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Karelj said...

So fun! I love Elmo!

Jennifer said...


I love your calendars!!! :) I can't believe you cut all the numbers out! Even if you used a xyron (to turn them into stickers), they must have been a bugger to line up. You did a great job, though-they look nice & straight! ;)

Thanks for sharing,

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