1blog140calendarjanuarycarnationcloseupwithwm.JPGIt seems that every year I promise to take my 4 sisters out to lunch for their birthdays.  However since we don’t live close to each other, it rarely actually happens.  So this year I’ve decided that I will make them each a calendar instead.  All of their birthdays are in the 1st quarter of the year, but the surprise will still be a little early as they receive this month’s page in a couple of days.  I hope it will be a fun gift for them each month as the next month’s page arrives.

The calendar is a download from A Muse.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of the calendar benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


SU! has an old retired set called “Flower of the Month” that has been sitting on my shelf gathering dust and patiently waiting for just such a project.  I colored the image with markers and then lightly spritzed with water before stamping on watercolor paper.  The stand for the calendar is an empty CD case.


Hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season.  Happy New Year!!


Stamps: SU! “Flower of the Month”

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green, Watercolor

Inks: SU! Garden Green, Old Olive, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Bordering Blue

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon, Black Flatback Pearls, Clear Star Glitter Pen, Calendar Download from A Muse, Computer/Printer, CD Case

22 Responses to “Calendars For My Sisters – January”

  1. You know I have this exact same set, even the coordinating border that goes around the flower. I have had it for ages as well, and just have not been able to part with it. I think when I’m settled in FL, I might just have to ink it up. Beautiful calendars, I’m sure your sisters will love them!
    I hope you had a wonderful visit with your son!

  2. Susan, these are great!! Love how they are displayed in an empty CD case!! Absolutely LOVE the idea of the monthly pages for Birthday presents, very cool!!

    🙂 Irina

  3. These are adorable! What a great idea.

  4. How pretty and what a creative gift for your sisters! Fabulous idea, Susan!

  5. These are so lovely I bet they love them and always look forward to mail from you!!!! What a great idea to use the CD case!!

  6. What a great birthday gift idea and I love how you backed the image!

  7. What a fabulous idea Susan!! I’m sure your sisters will treasure these gorgeous handmade gifts!! They’re absolutely beautiful!!

  8. A fabulous idea!! How fun to receive these in the mail?? I’m sure your sisters will love it!

  9. This is a sweet and thoughtful idea Susan. They will love it. I am with them on meeting for lunch each year though. That way we can meet too. hee hee

  10. Very pretty and ingenious too to use a CD case as a stand. Love it.

    Ter 🙂

  11. Simply beautiful! A fabulous gift and the “monthly installments” add such a fun element! Happy Birthday to all of them!

  12. Cute idea Susan – a wonderful gift!

  13. love this idea you did a great job

  14. Susan, your sisters are going to love these calendars…so pretty and a neat idea also.


  15. Very beautiful and thoughtful gift! Your sisters will love it Susan!

  16. Beautiful calendars!!! This set has been gathering dust at my house too. I love what you did with it here. Great idea to make the pages each month for your sisters. My sisters would love if I did that, but I would forget after April or May. LOL!
    I look forward to seeing what you do for the rest of the pages.

  17. These are so beautiful, Susan…and I’m sure your sisters will LOVE them!! Fabulous gifts!!

  18. What a beautiful project for you sisters, Susan!! I know they will love every page and how fun to send them one each month!! I think your parents need to adopt me!!!

  19. These are so great, and then to get a new page each month….wheee! I’m sure they will love them!

  20. I love that… and I do the same thing with my sister(and parents)… they get a calender and now it became a traditon – with competion, everybody is really into giving the best to make a beautiful calendar for the other.
    Hope you had a great Christmas and wish you the very best for the new year and many crafting hours and fun to come.

  21. What a beautiful calender page, and I love the CD case stand! Flower of the month–right up my alley! I love it!

  22. Great job Susan! This idea screams to be copied!!!

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