Through The Year – Version 2

In all reality, this should be version 1 as it’s the calendar I completed first, but whatever. You get the idea. 2 calendars….22 different layouts.

This is the version I did for my husband’s mom. It’s mostly just my kids and my husband and his brothers.

JANUARY: WINTER’S MAGIC

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KIT: In The Frosty Air by Ooh La La Scraps
TEMPLATE: 4321 Templates Vol. 3 by Connie Prince
FONT: Bernhard Tango BT
FEBRUARY: BABY LOVE

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FONT: CK Alison Writing

MARCH: LUCKY
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KIT: Lucky Me (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
TEMPLATE:
Pics Galore Volume 6 by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Ways To Say Goodbye by Kimberley Geswein

APRIL: NATE THE GREAT
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TEMPLATE: Creating Sketches Volume 2, Page 94
FONT: Brush Script MT


MAY: SPRING’S BEAUTY
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FONT: Cataneo

JUNE: SUMMER LIVING
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FONT: Blacksword


JULY: DREAM
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FONT: Mom’s Typewriter
AUGUST: SHINE
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FONT: California Skies


SEPTEMBER: BACK TO SCHOOL
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FONT: Chalk Hand Lettering (Title),

OCTOBER: WICKEDLY CUTE
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TEMPLATE: Multiphoto Volume 2 (Retired) by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Matisse (Title), Staccato 222 (Cute and Journaling)


NOVEMBER: BLESSED
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FONT: Tempus Sans ITC
DECEMBER: MUST BE SANTA
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TEMPLATE: Multiphoto Volume 2 (Retired) by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Santa’s Sleigh

Through The Year – Version 1

For Christmas, for my mom and mother in law, I did the ‘easy’ thing…calendars.

I’ll start with the calendar I did for my mom.

COVER: FAMILY

Because the calendar months only feature those with birthdays that month, I wanted the cover to include everyone, and the best way to do that was through individual family groupings.

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JANUARY: WINTER’S SONG

My daughter happens to be the only birthday in January, so she graces January’s calendar.

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KIT: In The Frosty Air by Ooh La La Scraps
TEMPLATE: 4321 Templates Vol. 3 by Connie Prince
FONT: Bernhard Tango BT


FEBRUARY: BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME

I had cheated a bit with January. Because I was doing two calendars, I used a couple layouts twice. It saved me some time. So when I started with my Mom’s calendar I wanted to go with song lyrics. With my mother in law’s calendar I was going with simple phrases and quotes.
So with my mom’s calendar February starts with the songs. I also wanted to do non-traditional Valentine’s coloring as the only birthdays in February belong to boys.
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FONT: The Great Escape
MARCH: LUCKY STAR


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KIT: Lucky Me (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
TEMPLATE: Full Circle Vol. 6 by Connie Prince Designs
FONT:
Miserably Lose

APRIL: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
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FONT: Monotype Corsiva

MAY: LIVE LIFE
I was glad that I was able to do a very feminine page for May. My mom and baby girl are the only two with birthdays, so it worked out wonderfully.
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ROUND STITCHES: Blush Beauty (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
TEMPLATE: After The Rain (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
FONT: French Script MT

JUNE: SUMMER BREEZE

My parents were married in June, so I wanted to include that in some way. I found a great template that allowed for my parents to be the main focus, but I was also able to include those with birthdays.
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TEMPLATE: Monster Moments by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Freehand 591

JULY: I HAVE A DREAM

This was another ‘cheater’ layout. Originally done for my mother-in-law’s calendar, it is one with a quote instead of a song. But that’s what happens when there’s only one birthday.

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FONT: Mom’s Typewriter

AUGUST: WHERE THE BLACKTOP ENDS
August always seems to be the last throws of summer fun and for us, it’s usually when we end up camping. It’s something our whole family seems to enjoy, so it seemed fitting to include a page about camping.
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KIT: Campout (Retired) by Simple Girl Scraps
TEMPLATE: Greatest Hits Vol. 6 (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
FONT: CF Old Photograph Credit
SEPTEMBER: SEPTEMBER
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TEMPLATE: Bordered Vol. 2 by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Just The Way You Are
OCTOBER: MONSTER MASH

Definitely went traditional with this layout, but I enjoy Halloween and even though my mom doesn’t care for Halloween, she does enjoy seeing the grandkids in their costumes.
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TEMPLATE: Project Journal Card Vol. 3

NOVEMBER: BLESSED

November is THE MONTH of birthdays in this family. It gets a little crazy and it was a chore to find a layout that worked well for each of the birthdays, but I worked it out.
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FONT: Monotype Corsiva

DECEMBER: MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

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KIT: Presents Everywhere by Trixie Scraps
TEMPLATE: Shake It Up Vol. 2 by Connie Prince Designs
FONT: Santa’s Sleigh Full

Favorite Player

Facebook…most of the time it’s a time drain. Sometimes, and I repeat, SOMETIMES – something good comes from it.

I was on Facebook one day and in my feed was an ad for some baseball shirts. Our family is a baseball family and I absolutely loved the pictures my 12 year old got this year. So when I ran across this shirt, with an awesome quote on it – I almost bought the shirt. I used some self-control and passed on the shirt, but made sure I took a screen shot so I had the quote. (I still messed it up on my layout)

Anyway, here’s a look at the layout:

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FONTS: Cooper Black, Chalk Hand Lettering (Lifetime, Me)

Free To Be Me

A new kit was released at Trixie Scraps and it is called Get Out The Vote.

I’m not a real political person, so I didn’t really have much to scrap in the way of voting. But, because it is a kit about America the colors work well for an Independence Day page and that’s the way I chose to take this layout. Plus, I couldn’t resist scrapping pictures of my youngest little girl when I realized a paper matched her shorts and bows perfectly!

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KIT: Get Out The Vote by Trixie Scraps
STITCHES:  Bring On The Rain (Retired) by Trixie Scraps
TEMPLATE: Get Out The Vote Template Pack by Trixie Scraps
FONT: John Handy