14 December 2014

Holiday Gifts Blog Hop--Day Two

So sorry to those of you who happened to see this post UNFINISHED yesterday!  It wasn't supposed to post until December 14, but I guess that's what I get for scheduling my blog posts late at night!  

Welcome to Day Two of the
 Holiday Gifts Blog Hop 

Connie Can Crop and her crafty Elves are so glad you decided to join us on this wonderful wintery weekend. We hope to inspire you with some amazing Holiday Gift Ideas!
You should have arrived here from Sarah, if not hop back into Santa's sleigh and head over to the beginning at Connie Can Crop. If you missed Day one's projects be sure to check all of those out as well!

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Elves who are here sharing their ideas and creations along this Christmassy hop.

We have three amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

 Julie with Simply Silhouette 

is giving one lucky winner a really cute
green Scrapbooking tshirt!! YAY!
Jessica Wilson
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her shop 


Connie Wallenbrock

is giving away a new Petite Perks Stamp from CTMH.

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs (Day One and Day Two) in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this Holiday hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

The project I have to share with you today is a calendar I make for my husband (and oldest son!) every year for Christmas.  The pictures I'm sharing with you are of my husband's 2008 calendar, as he sometimes reads my blog, and I don't want him to see his present before it's Christmas! ;-)

I'd planned to share his 2014 calendar with you but realized too late that I only had photos of the layouts and not the calendar pages.  The past couple of years I've embellished the calendar pages a little more than these were, and I also now use my Bind-It-All to bind the calendar instead of just using rings.  As you can see, I use the same patterned paper for the top and bottom of each month, and the bottom page is covered with a vellum page containing the monthly grid, which has been hand-traced from a template I got MANY years ago in a calendar class I took.  I adhere the vellum page to the patterned paper using vellum adhesive, and I adhere the bottom calendar page to the top page of the next month. 

This is a gift I started giving my husband in 2006, and I think I've only missed two years since then.  My oldest son loved my husband's so much that he asked for one, so now I have to make two every year--one for each of them.  My youngest son will be six in January, and I'm sure he'll be asking for one very soon, too!

Up next is Miranda!

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!


Miranda said...

What a great idea!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh wow how cute is this such a cool gift idea

Debbie said...

Oh wow how cute is this such a cool gift idea

Crafter said...

Great project!

clbr1956 said...

Such a wonderful idea for a gift.This is something I will have to do next year.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wonderful project! so sweet that you son wants his own! I love your seasonal blog makeover, too! just beautiful!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Girl What a FAB & FUN Super Clever and oh so Creative Idea I am in awe of what you have made...OH WOW I've been visiting blogs and You tube now for 2 years and I've never ever seen anyone do what you did I am so impressed OMG Girl you are so freakin' talented OMG I am a die hard scrapper since 2004 and I so am going to do this....You totally have left me speechless and my hubbs just walked into the room hearing me say "OH My Gosh" and he said "What's Up"
& I told him I had just seem the most amazing thing that this gal created but I can't tell him what it is because I want to make him one so I Said"Oh it's one awesome super outstanding project" I also told him that I've never seen anything like this before" Just had to tell you this girl...sorry about my short story but my jaw literally dropped to the floor when I saw what you did great journaling about it too.
YOU TOTALLY ROCK!! WOW I'm feel so honored to have see this. WOW!!

Janet said...

Wow what a great gift idea made with lots of Love!!

marg0006 said...

Great designs and pics for your calendar.

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Lori Apgar said...

What a wonderful idea!! LOVE it!!!

Sarah J. B said...

What a wonderful calendar! I love it!!

Jessica Wilson said...

AWWW! This is awesome! What a great keepsake even after the year is over!!

Iris said...

Such a great gift idea.
isoscia at aol dot com

Beth F. said...

Wow! That is truly a labor of love!

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

Fabulous gift idea! Great hopping with you. Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Sandy

Kristine Mann said...

What a great gift idea! Wonderful!

Sunflower Holli said...

what a great tradition! So beautifully done!

Connie Wallenbrock said...

You are awesome for making these cuties every year! Your hubby must love them and you!! I know lots of love and care went in to this gift! Thanks so much for joining this hop. Scrappy hugs, Connie

Cricut Chick said...

This is amazing! You really worked hard on this and I'm sure equally as hard on all the others that follow. Great job on this :) Love it!

Simply Silhouette
aka: Cricut Chick