Sunday, November 6, 2011

All Year Round Blog Hop

Good morning!

The Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Team has a real treat for you today!  
One of the new sets, the Year Round Calendar set, is being featured today in a blog hop!

If you get lost at any point along the way, go to the CDS blog, and the rotation is listed.  
Be sure to leave a comment on each DT members blog, and the CDS Blog, as TWO lucky blog hoppers will win this calendar set!!!

As I asked for January (DD's birthday month AND I love snowmen), I'm first on the hop!

I sized, and printed out two January calendars to fit it a 4" x 6", and a 5" x 7" acrylic frame.
While the images were still loaded to size, I ran some patterned paper scraps through my printer.
This allowed me to paper piece the snowman's vest, and hat band.  Cuteness!
The images were matted with the same DP that I paper pieced with.
I am working with each month, and will have a full calendar set in each size, for gifts.
At the end of each month, that month is removed, and a new month added.

Without further ado, here are my calendars:


All coloring is done with Copics
DP by a muse and DCWV


Next up on the list is the fabulous Barb!
Hurry over to Barb's blog to see what she's created.

Thanks for dropping by!

Blessings,
Patti J.

50 comments:

Dawn Frost said...

Patti I LOVE your paper piecing! The way the hat and vest match the background paper is awesome!

Iris said...

So cute Patti! Love the fun snowman on each calender! An adorable way to track the days! Great job!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Patti, these two calendars are simply marvelous!! So adorable are these snowmen all dressed up in their paper pieced vests!! Fabulous way to start the hop!

Linda

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I would so love this set!! Love your samples, especially the paper piecing! Wonderful!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Cute! Cute!!! Great way to do a calendar...and cute images too!

Karen Howard said...

Patti, this is a fabulous idea! I used the same frame for my calendar, great minds think a like! Hugs, Karen

Barb Gmitro-Best said...

Patti - these are adorable! Great job!

Shirley said...

Wow, Patti, these are just too too cute for words! I love your DP and the paper piecing too, lady!!

Jerusha said...

Patti, these are wonderful! I love them. Your snow around the calendar is great too. This is such a fun idea!

Auntie Em said...

Your calendars are so cute! I love the paper piecing and the popped up snowflakes. Great way to start off 2012!
Thanks for sharing! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

CAAAAAA~utness! Super adorable GF!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, adorable calendars and I love the paper piecing you've done and appreciate the little tip on how you did that! Thanks for sharing.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Patti, how totally cute are both of your calendars are how totally different. Great job!
Hugs, Sarah

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Super cute Patti, I love the little snowman :) Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Cute as can be I love calendars and such a great gift idea.
Off to hop I go

Aundria B. said...

So cute - what a great idea!

Lori McCroskey said...

Oh very cute!

Becky Dunham said...

Love these calendars Patti! So clever to paper piece the little snowman to match your backing papers :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lorianna said...

Patti
These are so cute!!!
LOVE how the vest match the DP!
HUGS

Amy said...

So cute. Love the snowflake punches, too.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww, I'm a big lover of snowmen myself! Fab calendars Patti - they'll make great Christmas pressies!

sandi said...

OMG Love it! Thank you for sharing.

Gail said...

well that was good thinking pattie with the paper peicing..love what you did here as always..tfs..loves ya

Bonnie Weiss said...

How cute are those January pages ... what a great idea for the calendar blog hop.

STAMPING SAM said...

Love your calendar pages! Always wanted to make those and never had, maybe when I retire like you! It has been a rough couple weeks. I guess you have heard all the bad news from R-7 and unfortunately it's not over yet. And my home computer 'broke' and I had to get a new one. Just now getting back into a routine with this blogging thing!

Lisa said...

Super cute! i love the paper piecing!!!

Lisa G
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Melisa Waldorf said...

I love this idea!! I think I would have picked January as well, those snowmen are cutie patootie's for sure. Wonderful gift idea!

redwasher1 said...

Patti, wow these calenders are gorgeous!! Cute image!!!!

Amanda Mertz said...

So cute!! The snowman is just adorable and you are so smart to print out the second copies on the DSP for paper piecing! TFS!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow Patti you have two samples. They are both adorable. I love the peppermint strip border and paper piecing.

Brenda said...

Wow Patti your calendars are wonderful!! I too love snowmen and yours are so dang cute.

Lorie said...

Wow, Patti! Those are fabulous! What a great idea!

Edwina said...

I love your calendar pages with the snowman and snowflakes! They are so cute! I had thought they would make good gifts. before I started the hop. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Angie said...

Wow!! I love the paper piecing you did with calendar!!! Awesome!

Angie said...

Wow! I love the paper piecing you did on the calendar! They really stand out with added fun of the paper piecing!

Betty Benton said...

Your paper pieced snowmen are adorable -- your calendars will be wonderful gifts!

Barbara said...

Hi Patti, What a clever and cute idea to paper piece the images. It makes a stunning statement! Thank you for sharing with us.

Carol E said...

Love your snowmen thank you for sharing them.

Kathy D. said...

A picture frame!! How cool is that!! What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing. That would be great for someone to put on their desk at work and still look professional!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Adorable snowmen and I love the paper piecing.

Pat said...

Your calendars are so great! Fab idea about the piecing. This snowman is so cute!
Hugs xx

richardbreaks said...

These are BEAUTIFUL, Patti!! Terrific job!

Carolyn King said...

Patti---these are both wonderful! love your january pages--the snowman is adorable and the paper you chose goes perfectly!

jimlynn said...

Love the paper piecing on these little guys! So very cute.
Lynn

Donna said...

These are adorable. I love how you matched the snowman vest to the background paper!

Glittered Paws said...

Super cute - moer so in real live - and I don't know which one I like best. It was so much fun to work together the other day - will have to plan another play day soon.

Vicki said...

Simply awesome...I love your paper piecing Patti!!! I love the idea of the calendar!

HUGS!
Vicki

Sandy said...

These are so cute and I love how you paper pieced the snowman's hat and vest!

Joan Ervin said...

What adorable calendars with such cute snowmen...love them both, Patti!!!!

Deedee Anderson said...

These are both adorably, Patti, and how fun to see them done up two totally different ways! I really like how each snowman's clothes match the background paper behind the calendar. So sweet!