Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2014 Parent's Calendar - MDSM31

For the past two years, I have created calendars for my parents.... and this coming year is no different. However, I used up all the "people" photos I've wanted to use with the last two.... that I now didn't know what to include in the 2014's calendar.

So, I decided to create one using roses, which are my Mom's favorite flower (although, my Dad will probably not like the calendar too much....hmmmm, maybe I'll make him a car one).

The photos were taken at Oregon's Rose Test Garden.  Beautiful place!  Each rose photo has a Vintage Overlay (in Always Artichoke) on top of the photo and the font used is Cordial (in Whisper White).

Now, for the cover and back.... I was inspired by the sketch on MDS Monday's blog (MDSM31). You may view the challenge here: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2013/09/mdsm31-its-all-about-dsp.html . I really liked how Sue Erickson (one of the samples added) used hearts on hers rather than the rectangles, so I decided mine would need to use flower punches (to go with my flower theme throughout the calendar).  Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Thanks for looking!

 

Supplies Used:
Cover: Embellishments - Grosgrain Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss); Punches - Blossom (filled w/Raspberry Tart DSP zoomed out), Fun Flower (filled w/Raspberry Tart DSP zoomed out); Font - At Last Greeting (Kiwi Kiss)
Calendar Pages: Stamp Brush Set - Vintage Overlays (Always Artichoke); Font - Cordial (Whisper White and Basic Black)
















5 comments:

  1. Wow!!! I LOVE your calendar and the roses are absolutely gorgeous; magnificent! They are lush and full of life and beautiful! Your mom will have Great Joy in looking at these photos every day; another gift in her days! And to know she will think of you with a special love, an added bonus! Gor-Jus Diane, I love it!! TFS!

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  2. What a beautiful calendar! Your mom is going to love it! And how fun that you used our MDS Monday sketch on your cover! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

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  3. Wow, that is going to be a beautiful calendar! I really love how you applied the layout for the cover... very clever! Thanks for joining MDS Monday.

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  4. What a fabulous interpretation of the sketch! I love what you've done with the flowers. Also, what a GORGEOUS calendar! How do I order one? haha ;) Thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday this week!

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  5. Thanks ladies... now I know my Mom will LOVE this calendar! I do have to add, that I cannot take credit for all those beautiful rose photos. Those were taken by my wonderful husband.... he has a fabulous eye for taking great photos! Thanks so much for MDS Monday's sketch.... it really helped with creating such a beautiful cover for this calendar.

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