Anyway, it got me thinking about time. I recently returned to the work force, after being a stay-at-home mom for many years. It has been a HUGE adjustment for all of us, and I sometimes think it would be great if we could just "buy" time, since I never seem to have enough! This week's challenge at H2H is to create something using a "time" motif...you can use a clock, a saying about time, or anything else "time" related. I chose to make a little desk calendar for my new desk. The company I work for deals with an industry dominated by men, and there are definitely not a whole lot of frilly things in my office. So I thought I'd make a little "pretty" for my desk. Just something to look at and make me smile. Here is how it turned out:
This picture might give you a better idea of how I layered it....
The calendar was stamped using the Month by Month stamp set. I started with December 2011, and stamped a page for the next 12 months. I then glued them all together, using this tutorial I found on Pinterest (can I just say how much I LOVE Pinterest!). I used a different glue than the one suggested in the tutorial, though (I used Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue, but I think any thick, white glue that dries clear would work). It was super easy, and I can think of 101 ways to use my own note pads! :-)
Once the calendar was stamped, I simply adhered it to the top of the frame using some red-line tape (in this case, Terrifically Tacky Tape). Added the image and the bling, and Voila! Desk calendar! I can't wait to bring it in to the office, although I'm sure my boss will think I'm crazy. :-)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope all my American friends have a blessed Thanksgiving this week. Be sure to take some time for yourself, and get a little crafting done, using a "time" theme. Then link it on up at Heart2Heart Challenges! We love to see what you create!
Materials used (all products CTMH, unless noted otherwise):
-paper: Perfect Day Level 2 paper pack (retired), Colonial White cs, Tulip cs
-ink: Tulip, Juniper
-stamp sets: Month by Month, Key Moments
-embellishments: Perfect Day My Stickease, Clear Sparkles, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, sanding block, decorative paper clip from my home office desk drawer....