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12 X 12 CALENDAR PAGES FOR BABY’S FIRST YEAR

July 21, 2009

Last weekend my daughter hosted a 'calendar shower' for her college roommate who is expecting her second child in August.  Sex unknown.  Some participants had never stamped, some were old pros.  I took a Paper Holder full of retired Simply Scrappin' Kits plus the new Moments & Memories Simply Scrappin' Kit.  I also took a Paper Holder full of retired Designer Series Paper and a pile of Stampin Up!'s 12 x 12 cardstock in all colors.  I also gathered up my Rub-On collection that I had pretty much been hoarding.  As guests arrived they signed their name next to the month they wanted to create (so 2 people weren't working on the same month) and then they explored the options.  I also brought my Big Shot and a bunch of dies including the Go Go Boots Alphabet, the stamp pads in their Color Caddy, markers………  You get the idea:  my entire stamp room practically.  🙂

Before the guests arrived, I made the 12 x 12 sample shown on the front of the Moments & Memories SS Kit (and called it April's page) to show them that the samples in the Kits were there for their convenience if they didn't have a clue where to begin.  Our calendar will begin with August since that's the baby's "due month".  Simply scrap your page, attach it to the calendar, and then make a title for your month.  It was great fun.  And here are the pages:

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This photo of these good looking women will be printed to a 5 x 7 and placed on the cover as a memento of the creators.  They also all wrote a short note to Linda and Zach.

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Top to bottom, left to right: Blythe, Leslie, Lauryn, Sarah, Andrea, Landen, Jennifer, Tanja, Linda and Sari.

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Linda's August page.  She's the mom-to-be.

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Sari's September page—Sari has never scrapbooked or stamped before!  Not bad huh?

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Andrea's October page.  She's a veteran scrapper.

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Tanja's November page.  She loved the Big Shot!  She's also a stampin' newbie.

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Jennifer's December page.  I don't think she'd stamped before.

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Sarah's January page.  We made Sarah's wedding invitations in 2000.

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Lauren's February page.  She's 9 years old.

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Blythe's April page—straight off of the sample page as I mentioned above.

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9 year old Lauryn's May page–her second page!

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Sari, the newbie's, second page: June

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Leslie's July page.

I wish Stampin' Up! still carried this 12 x12 calendar because it's so convenient and the paper quality is top notch.  Luckily I was able to find one when I searched for one in my Sudsol group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  Sudsol is a marvelous source for tips and most anything else you need that's stampin' related.

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a few more ideas.  We're going camping, as a large family on Thursday–Sunday, and I have my 2-1/2 year old granddaughter with me for the rest of the week.  She requires a lot of attention.  :)  But she's sooooo much fun!  We're enjoying our time together.

Be sure to check back on Sunday, the 26th, when I'm a part of the Royal Blog Tour.  I'll have four samples from the Greenhouse Garden stamp set to share with you.

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  • Susan
    July 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

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