Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A New Desk Calendar and a Study in Color Combinations

I finally found a calendar small enough for my desk yet large enough for me to continue my mail art project.   (Click here to find the month of November when I started it.  And if you want to see a really cool desk calendar, visit Clare and see hers.  It's fantastic!).  You'll notice that the squares before the 21st of January are not filled in and that is because January 21st was the day I returned to work after my short leave and also why there is no calendar page for December.  

Whilst HWNSNBP was watching the Super Bowl Sunday night, I played a little with coloring some of these birds from SU's A Happy Thing set.  (Scroll back to see the cards I made with the lemon stamp fom the same set.)

I first stamped them in Memento Black ink and then got out my Blendabilities to play with some color combinations.  I did look at Pinterest for some inspiration but a few are my own tries.

So of course I couldn't just let them be.  I die cut the circles and then some Crumb Cake cardstock and made these 3" note cards.

What I forgot to take a picture of was what I stamped on the inside - YOU MADE MY DAY!  I have taken these to work to use in a week coming up to thank those that do make my day.  

I think I shall have to try some more combinations very soon.  Do you have a favorite?


  1. Beautiful birdies. I like the first blue one, but then I am partial to blue.

  2. I can't pick a favorite, love them all. Such a cute idea to thank those that make your day, especially at the work place..........that doesn't happen hardly ever!!

    Clever calendar, I visited both link and think that is a great idea for creativity and to up-cycle the junk mail. Your right some of those companies do have great graphics, that they pay a ton of money for.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comment.

  3. Love you calendar . . . love the "you made my day idea." I may have to try that. I often have people that don't make my day . . . it is a good idea to look for the positive.

    1. Yes, I know what you mean. It may take me longer than a week to give them out!

  4. Lovely! I like the one that looks a bit like a European kingfisher, bottom right in the first photo. To my surprise, when I got my American bird book out, your kingfishers are quite different. Well, I guess I like them all!


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