Friday, February 5, 2010

JustRite Stampers Challenge

Having some new JustRite stamps in the house, I thought I'd participate in one of their weekly challenges... and as a bonus get organized!  You can see all the details of this week's challenge HERE for Crafty Calendars.  Since I was going to go out and buy a simple calendar anyway (but never got around to it because I'm really unorganized), this challenge was calling to me.

2010 Design Calendar:

I created and printed my own calendar from Microsoft Publisher in portrait view.  I chose a very simple design for the calendar so I would have plenty of space to write reminders about design team deadlines and publication calls.

The cover was created from two sheets of cardboard, trimmed to 8.75: x 11.25" (larger than a standard sheet of copy paper to completely cover the insides).  The cardboard was stolen from the backs of two large scrapbook paper pads I had on hand.  I covered all four sides (the inside and outside of the front and back covers) with Girl Friday cardstock.

To give my calendar a fitting title, I used the Times New Roman font.  The numbers, the flourishes, the D and C of the title were in 95 pt.  The rest of the letters were in 50 pt. for contrast.  I stamped in Black Soot Distress ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

With all that said, I couldn't be more pleased!  I am using the calendar every week.  I've tons of details added to my calendar and have found that I'm meeting deadlines.  It's a fantastic thing to be organized!!!

Thanks for visiting,
-Times New Roman Uppercase font set (JB-08060) by JustRite Stampers with Horizontal Wood Stamper (JB-08110) by JustRite Stampers

-Black Soot Distress ink by Ranger

-Natural White Classic Crest by Neenah

Patterned Paper:
-Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket

-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-Felt Flowers and Swirl by Creative Imaginations
-flower jewel by Zva Creative
-Bind-it-all machine and white o-wire
-print calendar from Microsoft Publisher
-clear detail embossing powder by Ranger
-Y32 and Y38 Copic Markers and airbrush system by Imagination International

Finished Project Size: 8.5" x 11"
Challenge: JRC_004 Craft Calendar


  1. Gorgeous as always Lisa! And what a great idea!!

  2. Great idea, Lisa & darling calendar! You make me feel guilty and in need of binding mine and making it pretty, too, LOL! Thanks for playing in the JR challenge!

  3. you're a winner over at lisa leonard designs!! xo