Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Calendar.....using Cricut Serenade, Cricut Songbird

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! As I do on the first post of every month--I have a calendar idea to share. May is a wonderful month in Texas--weather is usually not to hot or wet and it is the last month you can walk to your car wiht out breaking a sweat. I wanted to make a layout that was bright and still had a little rustic thrown in. Here is the results-
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I started with the wild flowers using kraft paper for the shadow and solid card stock for the layers--inked the edges for a rustic feel and layered them up
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I added a birdbath from Cricut Songbird and did some creative layering and inking to give it more of a pop!
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I had to add some cuttlebuging to the project!
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Lastly, I used a stamp from SEI and VersaMark ink to creat a background that I heat embossed with clear powder--I think it gives is a sunshine feel!
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Don't forget to leave a comment as today is the last day to enter to win the jukebox! Before the day is out--be sure to stop in over at Everyday Cricut and check out the really cool project that Wendy made as well as the a really awesome give away that they Joy and Mel will post detials of later today!

I have a really fun week planned starting Sunday--everyday there will be a post and who knows....some very cool blog candy! Check back on Sunday to get the low down!

Have a great Saturday-
Bryan

79 comments:

  1. Very lovely blend of bright and rustic. I like the kraft paper idea for the shadow. Thanks.

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  2. This is another great month of your calendar, love the embossing it really works on the bird bath as does the inking of the wild flowers. I just wish our May was like yours, we don't get quite as good weather here in the UK lol.
    Kim xXx

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  3. Cool calendar, I just made one of these for my friend. Great job, TFS :o)

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  4. beautiful calendar. thank you for sharing!

    Liz
    rapnscrapn@me.com

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  5. That is a cool calendar. So cool that I would hate to write on it.LOL Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  6. Really awesome, Bryan. I have had a busy week, but cannot wait to make some boxes you showed us yesterday
    Thanks for your blog & posts. LOVE them all!
    Susan

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  7. Awesome techniques on this calendar! Thanks. Kathie

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  8. wonderful job on this months calendar! thanks for sharing it!

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  9. This calendar is so AWESOME!!! I love all the embossing, that bird bath Wow!!This would make a beautiful card I love it all!TFS
    Rosebud222222222

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  10. I love your calendar layouts, they are always so creative and inspiring! TFS Bryan!

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  11. I love the colors. This would make a great card for any gender.

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  12. This is such a lovely calendar page... I love that cartridge.... I also love MAY! :)
    (scrapper1969)

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  13. Great calendar I think you did a wonderful job with all the layering and embossing

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  14. Yeh, I can create this calendar page. The serenade and songbird were my 2 recent purchases. Just great cartridges. Thanks Bryan for sharing your inspirations and the chances for the blog candy .

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  15. That is gorgeous, I love the detail.

    Carie Ledbetter
    kcledbetter@att.net

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  16. You are so talented.

    Kathy

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  17. Love it! Great page! I love May in Texas too! TFS!

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  18. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love the birdbath...looks great. Thanks.

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  20. I'm loving all of your calendar pages. This one is just awesome, too!!! :)

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  21. Love the calendar! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing

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  22. What a beautiful way to welcome the month. i love the songbird cartridge. TFS!!
    Ruthann

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  23. this is gorgeous, way to go Bryan!

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  24. Bryan,
    What a wonderful Month of May event. I love the bird. Keep up the great job.

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  25. Beautiful Calendar! I am making calenders for my kids 2011 for Christmas . I appreciate all your ideas!!

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  26. WELL, THANKS A LOT FOR SHARING. NOW FOR SURE I HAVE TO GO AND GET SERANADE AND SONGBIRD. I LOVE YOUR MAY CALENDAR.

    BOBBI

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  27. Hi Bryan,

    Love your calendar for May! I hear you on appreciating the weather...the heat is coming!

    Which Cuttlebug embossing folder did you use? Is it one from the Asian Bundle?

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jennifer

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  28. hi bryon..neat-o embossing the bird bath is especially cool!
    marie sierra
    mea57_98@yahoo.com

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  29. Love all the different techniques and colors!

    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  30. thank you for sharing Bryan, I needed some inspiration for the calendar I want to make. Verrrry pretty.

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  31. Very nice calendar page for May-I particularly like the embossed sun.

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  32. I really need to get one of these calendars! They are amazing! LOVE THEM! This one is my favorite in the ones you have done so far

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  33. Very nice layout. I really like the colors.

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  34. Thanks for the inspiration. I am so diggin that birdbath..wicked!

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  35. That is a great looking calendar!!

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  36. Wow Bryan, this is gorgeous!! I love the texture and colors...fantastic idea!!!!

    Oh, I watched your video on your A2 box today, excellent!!! I love the way you layered the top note on each other. The ribbon really made it look so polished and elegant. Thanks for sharing all your awesome ideas and talent!!!!!

    Crafty NSD hugs!!!

    Lisa Sturgill

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  37. What a gorgeous calender, my birthday month makes it more special!! I find your perspective very inspiring! Thanks for the great ideas! "Who said: "REAL MEN" don't love scrapbooking"!!!

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  38. Such a pretty way to celabrate the month. Thank you. smgoodie smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

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  39. LOVELY CALENDER IDEA THANKS FOR SHARING

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  40. Great calendar idea! TFS
    mks

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  41. I love it, you have awesome designs always.

    TFS

    Kelly O.

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  42. Beautiful calendar Bryan. I especially like the embossing. It adds an elegance to it.

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  43. Very pretty, Brian. Like your design alot. Happy Scrappy Day!!!!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  44. this is so cool to be giving away this stuff i love the calender its so awesome thanks for sharing Penny aka figment63@gmail.com

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  45. Oh Bryan, I love this one. It is so adorable and yet very elegant at the same time. I love your designs, you are so very creative.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Kathryn

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  46. Your calendars are so cute! The versamark sun is the perfect touch.

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  47. This calendar (so far) is my favorite. I have a bird bath with similar flowers in my back yard. Very nice!!

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  48. Gorgeous project! I really like the embossing. Where did you get that calendar frame? That's so cooool!

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  49. You are so creative. I love the blue paper you chose for the bird. Really a nice calendar.

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  50. What a nice calendar you have there. Great colors..thnx for sharing

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  51. Very beautiful and unique! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. May in Texas us exponentially better than August in Texas. Awesome calendar!

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  53. This calendar is awesome!!! I love everything about it! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! :)

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  54. Very creative and I LOVE the colors you chose.

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  55. Great idea. I always have great ideas for calendars, but by the time I get around to making them it's too far into the month!
    Mary

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  56. Very Very Cute!!!

    Jbowerman1@yahoo.com

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  57. I love it!!!! I also love your frame. If I remember correctly, I had ask you if you could share where you got the frame with the calendar diagram???? I understand you might not have time to read all your posting, so I will keep asking!!!

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  58. So cute! Love the colors you used and the papers. Beautiful!

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  59. Love this calendar, and as one who celebrates their birthday in this month, I definately approve of the colors and subject matter!

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  60. Love this month's calendar page! The birdbath turned out great!

    ~Cathy

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  61. Oh my goodness! Love it!
    I will try that myself this afternoon.
    Thanks for sharing

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  62. Love your project. Thanks for sharing your talent and great ideas!

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  63. Lindo e muito criativo o seu Calendario.

    Adorei.

    Obrigada, pela dica !!!

    Liana Miranda

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    Beautiful and very creative your Calendar.

    I loved it.

    Thank you for the tip!

    Liana Miranda

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  64. Love the embossing for the sun on this project. I've never tried that before, but I'm going to have to try that. Off I go to shop for supplies!

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  65. I missed a post yesterday cuz I was scrappin with the chicks in Baton Rouge, LA!! The most fun I have had in ages! Thanks for the chance, happy scrappin!

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  66. Really love the wildflowers and birdbath! What a great job!

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  67. Love bird & birdbath. the flowers in front look wonderful! The embossed sun is gorgeous!

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  68. I love it! I am so glad I found your blog. I made the mini albumn and it turned out beautifully. You have a knack for explaining things in a manner that "newbies" can understand. Thanks

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  69. Congrats to the new winner. Have a safe trip. Can't wait to see what you do next. :o)

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  70. I have that cartridge after seeing your work I think I'll get it out and use it.

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  71. Great calendar. I love the extra sparkle you added to the sun.

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