January 12, 2012

Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge January!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thursday!

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Calendar Challenge!  Each month, members of the Baker's Dozen will be showcasing a page from a specific calendar product from Taylored Expressions!  I am super excited about this new monthly feature...and the best part?  YOU can play right along with us!

I will be using the amazing Desktop Calendar each month, and I have my January page to share with you today!  This calendar is SO cool!  It comes complete with dated inserts and ready to decorate and adorn any desktop! The exclusive inserts allow room for both the calendar and your stamped artwork.  You can see all of the AMAZING calendar products right HERE.

There are SO many stamps at Taylored Expressions that would be PERFECT for this calendar, and since there are so many, I've decided to use different stamp lines for each calendar page this year.  To start, with January, I used the fabulous Love Grows Here set from the Embracing Grace line at Taylored Expressions.  I just love the trees in this set, and I thought this wintery tree and snowman would be perfect for my page this month.

I started by cutting a piece of Choice Snow White Cardstock with the Take Note 3 Taylored Die and then stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and then added some glitter to the snowman and chunky glitter to the ground.  I stamped the snowflakes all around the tree in Brocade Blue ink and added some "snow" to the tree branches with my Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Here is a closeup of the "snow" on the tree.

I layered the focal panel over a piece of Brocade Blue cardstock cut with the Frame It Up 1 Taylored Die.  I love how these dies layer together.  I separated them with Foam Tape for extra dimension.  To either side of the panel I added a button tied with some twine.

On the opposite side of my page I stamped "Winter Wishes", also from Love Grows Here, onto a panel cut with the Fly Your Flag 2 Taylored Die and anchored it to the page with a snowflake cut with the Winter Wonderland Taylored Die.

Please head to Taylor's Blog to find out how you can play along with us!  Everyone who plays in 10 or more of these monthly calendar challenges in 2012 will be entered into a random draw for a TE prize pack valued at over $150!!!
Check out what these other members of the Baker's Dozen have whipped up today!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Love Grows Here from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Choice Snow White (TE) and Brocade Blue (SU!)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Frame It Up 1 Taylored Die, Take Note 3 Taylored Die, Winter Wonderland Taylored Dies, Fly Your Flag 2 Taylored Die, Buttons, Twine, Glitter, Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pen and Foam Tape



  1. What a great choice of image for January! So cute! Love the way you layered the die cut too.

  2. This is beautiful Jodi!! I just love the darling image, your colors and the added sparkle!! Great layering and design as always!!

  3. whow great fun...this is an awesome new monthly challenge at Taylored Expressions!

  4. SO cute! Love the colors and snow on the trees!

  5. Love your calendar, Jodi. It has such a wonderful 3D effect (to my eyes anyway.) Great job.

  6. What a cute page for January! Love all the elements you've chosen, just adorable!

  7. Oh my HOW SWEEEET Jodi love that snowman and your design rocks girly!!!

  8. I just love this idea!!!!How fun. I cant wait to play along. I say every year I will make a calendar and never do so this is a good incentive.

  9. LOVE IT! How did you cram all that good stuff on that tiny area? It's awesome! This is fun! ♥

  10. Jodi, I just LOVE this! LOVE that snowy tree. . .how awesome!

  11. Ooh how pretty - I LOVE snowmen! Fab calendar too...off to Taylor's shop :)

  12. Y'all have been having fun with calendars!!, this is wonderful!!!

  13. I love how you layered those two dies from TE! I have one and now I "need" he other! LOL Beautiful work as always!

  14. Hi Jodi! Your calendar page looks amazing!! I love the tree image, and the snow on the branches. I've been so uninspired lately, but I better make a start - else those 2012 calendars are not going to be much use. {lol} Thanks for the inspiration!! {hugs}

  15. This is so pretty Jodi! I love the snowman scene you created on those pretty shapes! Love it!


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