Thursday, July 12, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge - July

Hey there! I'm getting together with some of the gals from the Baker's Dozen today for our July Calendar Challenge! We provide you with monthly inspiration and a challenge to adorn your desk (or get started on a calendar as a gift for a friend!) with a hand-crafted calendar. Along with the challenge comes a chance to win a $150 prize package for participating along with us. You can find all the details below!

Here is my project for July:

I was feeling inspired by the new alcohol ink background tutorial over on Splitcoast so I started by trying out this fun technique on some glossy cardstock. There are still two Copic Refills left in our What's the Deal department so it'd be a great time to pick them up and try this out yourself. And who doesn't have a toilet paper roll and hand sanitizer somewhere in the house? That's all you need!

I've been using the magnetic acrylic base and the Mini Tear Off calendar for my monthly project. I just taped the calendar to the outside of the frame so that I can rip off the month when it's finished and swap out the insert for something new. Then at the end of the year I plan to gather all of the monthly inserts and package them up along with a 2013 mini calendar and give the whole set as a Christmas gift.

Here's a closeup of my calendar insert. I used images from Under the Sea and a sentiment from Coconut Cove. Then I used the wave border die covered with Stickles and a little strip of patterned paper from the Paradise Beach collection.

Here's a recap of the challenge rules:

  • The challenge for the current month will go up at 8 am PST on the 2nd Thursday of each month and you can play along any time after that.
  • Use any TE calendar product and any stamps or papercrafting supplies to decorate the current month (not required to use TE Stamps).
  • Post your creation to your blog or on-line gallery. If you post your creation on SCS or other on-line gallery please use KEYWORD: TECALCHAL
  • Add your direct link to the Mr. Linky list below.  The linky list will remain open all year, so you have the opportunity to go back and catch up should you start late or miss a month. Find January link list HERE, February link list HERE, March link list HERE, and April link list HERE, May link list HERE, June link list HERE.
  • Show your spirit for the calendar challenge and grab our blog badge HERE
  • ENTER TO WIN!  Everyone who plays in 10 or more of our monthly Calendar Challenges in 2012 will automatically be entered to win a Taylored Expressions Prize Package valued at over $150!!!!  The winner will announced on New Year's Day 2013.
These Baker's Dozen gals have more July calendar inspiration to share today! Super cute goodies that you won't want to miss!



Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling calendar page Taylor. Love the sweet whale image... the waves look great!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! This is Fabulous Taylor! LOVE the Cool BG you created! I'm going to have to give that a try for sure! 8-)
And it's just the PErfect setting for the Darling under sea image you've created! soo CUTE! 8-)


Lisa S. said...

Love your calendar page and I definitely want to try that technique.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Taylor! LOVE the cool sea background behind this sweet whale!