Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mo's Challenge # 12

A New Beginning!

I hope everyone had a pleasant Christmas, and you are all enjoying a well-deserved rest after all the holiday preparations and celebrations.
We were fortunate to be able to spend time with all our children and grandchildren. It's wonderful that they all live near enough so that we can see them often, especially at holiday times. It's also great that they all get along so well and enjoy each others' company (ours, too, apparently! LOL!) We just all love to laugh!

 I can't believe that this is Mo's twelfth challenge! It's so much fun to create with Mo's images. I hope you are all enjoying the challenges, too!

Our hostess Lydia's challenge to us this week was to create a card or project for a "New Beginning"....a new baby, new home, new get the idea.

I chose to make a magnetic calendar for 2010 to give to my sister-in-law for her January birthday. She has framed some of the cards I've sent her in the past, so I figured I'd make her something she could keep up for the whole year that would be decorative and useful.
The image is Mo's "Home, Tweet Home". It's available as a freebie to members of her PCP and SNR  groups, or for purchase in her online store.
I colored it with Copics and mounted it and the mini tear-off calendar (Created by Cat on SCS) on Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses DP and SU! card stock in  coordinating colors. It measures 5" x 7". I  used Diamond Glaze adhesive to attach  four 1" x 2" magnetic strips on the back. (That might be over-kill, but I didn't want it to pull off the fridge when she pulled off a page!)
Okay, now let's see what you'll do to celebrate something new!


Sheila said...

What a great project Elaine I love this idea, that is one cute image you've picked out for it too.
I hope 2010 brings you much health, wealth & happiness.
Sheila xx

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a sweet calendar, I am sure your SIL will adore it. Great choice of DP to go with the fabulously colored image.

Happy New Year, Elaine, I wish you health and happiness in the upcoming year.

Dawn B. said...

She is going to love this Elaine. This is so pretty. I love the image you used. I am going to have to use this image one of these days.. It is perfect for this challenge.. Great job. So glad that you have had fun with your family..Have a great New Year.

Cathy said...

What a wonderful idea Elaine. Your SIL will love it. Happy New Year!

W McCallum said...

Really lovely xx

The Wired Angel said...

All of your calendars are adorable Elaine. Thanks for all that you do for our DT. I wish you and your family a healthy, prosperous and fun 2010! Hugs, Peggy