Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge- Thanks Pat Doyle

Tonight is the monthly PTI Blog Hop. Our challenge this month was to use a technique that you learned from someone else. I didn't actually learn a technique, but I did discover how to make a project I have never made before. I would officially like to thank Pat Doyle for the inspiration as well as some of the supplies to make a 4" coaster calendar. This month PTI released a really cute calendar set and during the previews, Pat shared on her blog the fantastic coaster calendars she has been making for the past few years. Here is the link so you can check out her great designs.
I contacted Pat and she graciously not only told me how to make the calendars, but sent me some samples and included some blank coasters and also the rings! That was a fun package to open. For my project, I knew I probably would not have time to create an entire calendar in time for Christmas gifts this year, so I decided to get a very early start on 2012. Tonight I have the cover and the first month to share with you. I used several of my PTI stamp sets and have lots of ideas for future month pages. I am going to make 5 calendars and plan to try for one page per month which should get them done in plenty of time for Christmas, 2011. I hope you all will go check out Pat's blog and I know you will enjoy looking at her very creative calendars.
Details: Paper: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Kraft, vintage cream, Dotti Biscotti
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Versamark
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, All Booked Up, Fresh Alphabet, Fly Away
Extras: Mat Stack #3, Linen Impression Plate, Aqua Mist ribbon, Stampendous Embossing Powder, Swiss Dot embossing folder

33 comments:

Keva said...

This is adorable. I love those little calendars. Really great job!

Aimes said...

Oh what a super calendar! Your January page is totally adorable - lovin' those paper pieced hills with the rick rack die!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see the other pages too!

Leah said...

wow, this is GREAT!
the colors, oh the colors are awesome...this is going to be the coolest!!!!!

Anna said...

Your calendar is great. I love the colors! You inspire me to purchase this!

Sue Ann said...

I am in love with this post and the red brads on the airplane ....... that is my tutorial today ........... UBER SMART and they look Fantastic~!~! I will be on the look out for your other months young lady!!!

Kay said...

Ooh, you simply must show us the rest of this calendar as it progresses! The cover and month of January are beautiful- I really love that little airplane!

Allison said...

This is so fun...love the subdued palette here!

Pat said...

Cathy, your cover and first month are just wonderful!! Love your cover design(and all the coloring you did). And that airplane's banner is just perfect for the name of the month. You are off to a great start - can't wait to see the remaining 11 months. Thanks for all the kind words.

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE this calendar! Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

sugacatz said...

OMG what an adoreable calendar. The little plane just looks so darn cute. Lx

Karen C said...

I love your calendar! It is fabulous! I'm sure the remaining months will be spectacular!

jen said...

Very fun!!! Love the way you used the little plane for January!! :)

Melissa said...

What a beautiful calendar, Cathy! I love the colors!

Kelly S. said...

LOVE the layouts on those! The plane scene is ADORABLE in those colors and papers, and your coloring on that pitcher of flowers is FANTASTIC!

Nerina said...

What a BEAUTIFUL project - and it's off the most amazing start! I love all of the details you've included - you're obviously putting a lot of thought and care into this - and your colours are WONDERFUL!

Karen said...

This is beautiful. I'm another fan of the colors and the stamps you chose!

Stephanie said...

Very cute, Cathy! What a great start for next year!!!

klarcher said...

It's never to early to start Christmas gifts (even if it is 15 months away). Love the colors and the ideas

Such a cute calendar - love it!

Marge said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Kara said...

great calendar..can't wait to see the rest of the months:)

Jen Carter said...

That is such a fun calendar! Great work on it!

peggysue said...

Oh my, fabulous idea and you used the bookplate set, how neat!

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet calender set.

talk about an inspiring project! love it! i plan on doing a couple calendars for gifts this year and I can only hope they turn out half as cute as yours

Ravengirl said...

What a clever project! A great Christmas gift idea also!

Kristii said...

Wow!!!! What a cute calendar!!! I love it!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, this is so clever and creative! Love it!! Vanessa x

your calendar is so cute...i love the red.
kelly
ps...thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Aren't you clever to start a 2011 gift now, lol! I love the airplane page!!!

Awesome, just love this idea! And very pleased to see you showcase the January one as that's when my birthday is, lol!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful project and such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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