Have I got a post for you ….. it’s a long one so grab a cup of your drink of choice and sit back and enjoy.
So, had my second epidural injection on Friday and I know the first one helped because this time I felt the medicine flow in to my arm and back instead of just my neck. I’ll tell you though I felt like I got hit by a Mack truck yesterday. Feel pretty good today and the numbness is getting better in my fingers.
Since I have been home from work (doc’s orders, tried to go back but he said NO! and boy do I feel guilty especially since I can function for the most part just no lifting or pressure on the left side) and as I have been recuperating I have been doing a lot of coloring …. honing up on those skills ya’know. I have a home made drafting type table that allows me to sit straight up and a high back office chair that is completely adjustable. Of course, haven’t been able to stay in any one position for very long but have managed to get a little creating done. I’m so glad that it was the left side of me that was in pain and not the right. I am one that has to be doing something and with not being able to sit in any one place or position long my coloring has kept me sane. So what have I learned?
- How to cap and uncap my Copics with my right hand only
- It’s very difficult to cut a piece of paper with only one hand but it can be done
- You can stand, sit, lean backward, lean forward, use your elbows, etc. when cutting out an image. Don’t pick hard ones though because with limited use it takes a LONG time to cut one out
OK, so enough about that, that’s not what you came here for. My post title is 2012 Calendar right? So here you go.
My idea for this type of calendar came from one of the issues of Magnolia Ink. There was a few pictures of this gorgeous calendar on one of the last pages (been reading my magazines in spurts too!). I liked how it looked so decided to take a stab.
I made a 10” long base using my LAST piece of Kraft (gulp) to hold all of the calendar pages. All of the papers used for calendar are Tim Holtz papers. I also inked all of the edges on the pages using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye. All coloring was done with Copics but I did not write down the colors, so sorry. I also marked all of the holidays using Imaginisce I-Rock tool and gems. The calendar was assembled using the Zutter Bind it all. The corners of all the calendar pages were punched using a corner punch from Hobby Lobby bought years ago (it’s old but I love it!).
February uses Cupid Tilda and SSD Skeleton Leaves.
April uses flowers from my stash sprayed again with Glimmer Mist and Tilda with Hanging Rabbit.
June uses a bobber from my stash, Edwin waiting for fish and log. I added my own fishing pole using a twig from my yard.
October uses a couple of pom poms with the wire from roses colored with Copics and Tilda with Spiderweb. You can’t see it to well but I added some sewing batting stretched to look like spiderweb for he spiders.
November uses more buttons from my stash, raffia and Tilda with pumpkins.
And finally December which uses more buttons from my stash, some candy canes, some tree trimmings, Tilda hanging ornament and Christmas tree.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
- Craft Your Days Away – vintage
- Bling it On – Anything Goes
- TOMIC – Shimmer and Pearls – Glimmer mist, Ranger Stickles and there is a pearl on every month marking the holidays
- Card and Scrap – Punches – corners all punched on all pages
- Emerald Faeries – All things girly
- Class Act Insider – vintage
- Just Magnolia – Anything Goes w/optional shabby/chic
- Stampin for the weekend – Favorite Things (love my Magnolias and copics)
- Totally Paper Crafts – BINGO – Buttons, Flowers, Glitter/Glimmer
- Paper Play – Anything but a card
- Divas by Design – die cuts/punches – corners all punched on all pages
- Going Grey – Anything but a card
- Oldie but a Goodie – Use stamp at least 6 months old – Oct stamp
- The Kraft Journal – something old/something new(new stamps/old stamps) and use Kraft (calendar base)
- Shabby Tea Room – Favorite papers and embellishments
Well, thanks for stopping by and listening to my rant and making it all the way to the end!
Have a great, safe holiday with family and friends.