2010 Calendar


I’ve always been slightly annoyed with scrapbooking calendars. While I can see the sense of looking up from your calendar to the child in front of you and noting the change from the previous year, I am quite sure when I am old and senile (it’s happened already, apparently, according to DS) I will look back at the 2009 calendar and think “He looks younger than 16” and be very, very confused LOL!

So, back to my WOYWW – I was working on a desk calendar. I constructed the frame (might have to do one of my little YouTube slideshows on that) and then built the pages on those kraft divider cards that I love. I found a nice calendar online, downloaded the PDF and then (as it was an every-month-on-one-page wall calendar) marked and copied the individual month, resized them, then printed them on cardstock. Using the celery green as my colour scheme (more or less) I made January to June, then working backwards on the back of the pages, made July to December – that way I can flip to June then reverse the whole thing and flip them back. It keeps the bulk down.

Each page is basically the same layout – month and 2.5 x 4 inch chunk of kraft cardstock. A simple embellishment on each page, with a bit of stapled ribbon, and everything inked if appropriate. The plan is to TAKE a photo every month and add it to the calendar so at the end of the year I have a photographic record. The base and rings I can use again – although it annoys me to have BLUE book rings (I need to get some green ones or silver the right size) I wanted to share it so try not to think about the “blue and green should never be seen” malarky!

Sorry but it is a bit photo intensive – I may just pick out a few favourite pages here rather than upload all of them:

While I would never, ever commit to one of the Take-a-photo-a-day challenges, I would like to think even I can manage one a month!

There are still a few bits and bobs to sort (like the month on the tab, and covering the back of the cover) but they will happen as soon as I get caught up on a few more things.

Thanks for looking.

3 thoughts on “2010 Calendar

  1. I love this idea – doing it month by month seems very acievable even to me. Like you say – it makes a nice record each year of what’s been happening throughout the year.

  2. It looks fabulous.

    I have the Basic Grey one this year and it is still sat in it’s packet. Probably will still be there at the start of January with the way my scrapping is going lately. It isn’t even as if there is much to do with it either.

  3. Fabulous work … I am falling in love with those Kraft dividers too!

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