Thursday, February 16, 2012

Patches of Pink Design Team Link UP Party

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to My Paper Love and the Patches of Pink Design Team Link UP Party! I am very excited to be continuing as a DT member and look forward to working with the other continuing members and the new members. So let's get right to it... This months theme is Valentines Day. I really wanted to make something other than a card so I decided on a desk calendar. It was so simple to make and the best part was that I could add so much dimension and bling because it wasn't going in an envelope :) I designed the calendar as an Easel card which you can see a tutorial by Spitcoaststampers HERE
I used a frame cut from the Cricut Storybook Cartridge for the base of the Calendar.  I used my gypsy to hide and cut so I could have a shadow for the frame. I printed the dates on the smaller cut image and lastly, I added a flower made from a scallop punch along with some stickles that I just hand brushed all over the flower.

The printed paper is from K&Co and the other cardstock is from recollections. The hearts were scraps I found in my diecut drawer and they matched perfectly! 
This was such a FUN project I think I'll make one each month, so check back so you can see what March will look like:)


I'm entering my calendar in a few challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - Valentine's Day (must use a heart)
Die Cuttin Divas - Color Challenge The colors are red, pink, white, and black. Use at least two colors from the list provided.
Whimsical Designs - Colors of love (Red, White & One color of your choice)


Please stop over to see the fabulous projects that the DT members have created this month at PATCHES OF PINK  Come link up with us and make some new friends and see some fantastic crafts!! 


HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!
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24 comments:

Karen said...

oh Shelly this must look amazing on your desk! Fantastic idea so clever and beautiful perfect papers and that flower is heavenly.

bonnie said...

So pretty sweetie...love all that pink, gorgeous! ;) Hugs x

Amy said...

Really pretty in pink easel calendar!!! Cute!! :)Amy

jessica said...

This is so beautiful!!!
TFS

Jamie said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the Easel card. TFS!!!!

FYI, I have my own stamp line now. :)

http://jmecreations.blogspot.com

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

easel cards are my fav. Love how you added that cute calender in there. Great idea. happy to be on the team with you :D
Meighen

CraftyShell said...

I love the claender and that pattern paper is super cute, but I love love the flower. Thanks for your comment and I look forward to getting to know you and working with you as well. :)

Sharla said...

Hi Shelly! Great project, I really love the pattern paper and the frame you used for the calendar!
I look forward to getting to work with you on the DT!!!

Jill said...

Super cute! Love the flower! I look forward to crafting with you on the POP DT! Smiles, Jill

Flair Girl said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am honored to be on the DT with you talented lady!

Karen said...

Oooh, this is fabulous! What a clever idea for a desktop calendar! (You know I'm going to make this!) I love your paper choices and sweet hearts nestled behind on the sparkly flower. (Yay stickles!) Fantastic work as always, my sweet friend! I hope you've had a wonderful day. :o)

Hugs and blessings!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful desk calendar!! What a great idea for all my friends who work in an office. I love this idea and love that it is an easel card:) Cute, cute Shelly!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Two of my favorite things in a project...dimension and bling!! I LOVE this, Shelly!! You are so clever!! I bet this looks so beautiful on your desk!! The flower is gorgeous...I just love everything about this my friend :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Cricutjunkie said...

Shelly, Really great project. Look forward to working with you on the POP DT. I am your newest follower. Traci

Cindy said...

WOW this is sooo sweet Shelly!AWESOME job as always,I LOVE the pretty flower and colors!Have a super day my friend!:)

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is SOOOO cute!!! I LOVE that flower!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Kate said...

So pretty. I love the flowers too.

Hugs,
kate

Pat N. said...

Wow, that's a really nice calendar you made Shelly, and so pretty. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week--Pat N.

mum of two said...

I love this project! What a great idea to use an easel card to hold the calendar. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays, hope you come back and play in our new challenge next week.

michelle (WW-DT)
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great design and so sweet!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Lovely job. Love the papers you used for this easel card. thanks for playing along with us at CTO

Margie said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Great design idea and I am really liking that bg paper! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Esther said...

This is a lovely easel card :)
Thanks for playing at CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful easel card, really lovely details! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our Happy Valentines (use a heart) challenge :)