Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Here's a Really Fun Album and Calendar Ideas!

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought I would show you a really fun album! Just when you thought that you had seen it all, along comes a scrapbook bra! This bra was modeled at a CHA fashion show a couple years ago to raise money for hurricane Katrina victims. The fashion show had a French theme and when they asked for something outrageous and fun for the finale, Vicki Chrisman from our design team went to work using our Wonderful Women Stickers and Girlfriends Cotton Scraps and 2 empty ribbon spools. When the model got to the end of the runway she pulled on the Velcro tabs and let her pages come tumbling down!

One of my biggest disappointments was after taking a full roll of film at the San Diego Scrapbook Expo Show to win an exhibitor 'best show album' contest, but the instamatic camera they gave me was faulty and NONE of the photos turned out of ALL MEN WEARING THIS PINK SPOOLIE ALBUM BRA! I was so sad! They all ‘posed’ to get a free sheet of stickers (encouraged by their wife’s and girlfriends of course). My volunteers included retired pensioners, young fathers, a Hells Angel model, I even had Dave (the announcer at Scrapbook Expo) lay across the table wearing that bra! You can only imagine my disappointment! I planned on scrapbooking them in a Spoolie Bra Album. Gee… I so wish I had even 1 photo - the guy in the Hells Angels leather jacket wearing the 40D pink spoolie bra, it would be…priceless!

Spoolie albums are made from empty ribbon spools and after Vicki came up with the idea (at 1 AM and bored) we featured 9 of her Spoolie Album projects in our book called Get Round! You can see a sample on the right side of the book cover. The Get Round Book ($5.75) also includes a CD calendar project which was created from 6 old AOL Cd's. The other book in this series Get Creative has a calendar project that uses a plastic CD case easel style.

This is the time of year that everyone starts thinking of calendars, so don't forget you can download the FREE pages from our Crafty Secrets website. We update it every year so you don’t have to throw your calendar away. You can simply print the 12 months on 1 sheet of light colored paper or cardstock, cut your months out and glue over the previous year or create a new calendar project!
Here is the link to our 2009 calendar page as shown below.
Here is the link to our Blank Month Template that you can stamp or write numbers in

I love this calendar that Linda Duke (a past design team member) created using our Calendar Stamp set! She used a Stampin Up Calendar template plus all sorts of images from our Seasonal Booklet, Cotton Scraps and a mix of stamps. Cindy, our graphic designer designed a vintage style blank template you can stamp or write numbers on and it's free on the link above.
Wow - look at her December! You can also see Sept and October HERE on Linda's blog and get all the details and the supplies she used.
Our Seasonal Booklet is the most popular product people use to decorate their calendar months with because it covers the entire year. It has over 90 different vintage images starting with the seasons and ending with 16 great Christmas images!
I also really like this handy little purse size calendar cover that Lisa Zappa created using an image from our Vintage Seasonal Booklet and some paper from our Earthy Paper Pad.
Remember those old advertising calendars that businesses use to give out with the tiny calendars? To make a card in July, I cut the last 6 months from our 2008 calendar page, inked the edges, stapled them and used a hi-lighter to mark my friend birthday. The paper is from our Classic Paper Pad and the image is from our Childhood Image & Journal Notes Booklet. I got a little carried away with my Sakura Clear Gelly Roll Pen!

I adore this fridge magnet dress calendar that DT member Pam Hooten created using one of our Sweetchips Little Girl Outfits that she covered with paper from our Radiant Paper Pad and added a mini calendar she had and a magnet. If you missed her Girlfriends Pink calendar from our last design team challenge you have to see it HERE on her blog!

We also have a perpetual calendar in our Classic Paper Pad that includes all the tiny months and it works from 1864 to 2064, so you can look up the day your great grandparents were born on or see what day your 100th birthday will fall on! Vicki used a piece of that perpetual calendar page here on this sweet little ATC created

I hope you enjoyed all these fun little samples.

Wishing you joy & creativity!

Sandy Redburn

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Michele Kovack said...

Lovely samples as always! I would have loved to have seen those pictures! I got a pretty good visual in my mind though! : )

Claire said...

Do you by any chance have this in 2009 the calendar template.

all examples are beautiful

Marisa said...

Wow, just love all these samples. Very creative.

Kelly C. said...

I'd love to win the story of me set!
Very cool! What talented women you have designing for you!

Denise said...

love the calendar ideas, still can't wait till the things I won show up especially thesickness sticckers and the baby stamps....Denise

Anonymous said...

Very nice - easy to follow, simple, and working. Thanks for the knowledge!
More templates easy to download