Friday, November 6, 2009

Next Years Calendar

Each year at my local stamping and paper arts store they produce a calendar-well several really.
The idea is that people put their name down to produce a page in a certain theme and they then have to make 12 pages for that month in the theme.
They have to be handed in to the store by October and then the lady in charge constructs the calendar-one page per person for each month and binds them together so that at the Christmas party we are then presented with a calendar each.
Well that how it is supposed to happen anyway.
Last year I participated and the theme was events--I got September and I produced a page depicting Spring-which starts in Oz on the first of September.
Well the poor girls at the store had to make up 3 months of pages because some people did not fulfil their committments and when we received our calendar there was still one blank page because the girls ran out of time to do them.
I decide that this year I would not put my name down to take part but I told the girls if the same thing happened this year they could call on me to make a month if they needed me.
Well last Friday I received the call for help--"When do you need it by" I asked.
"As soon as you possibly can" came the reply.
I decide that I would take all the stuff down the coast with me when we went earlier this week and get a start on it.
I handed the finished pages in this morning and was told they were still waiting for some of the others.
I can't understand the mentality of some people not to fulfil their obligations--they not only let down the rest of the contributors but put a lot of pressure on the girls at the store to make up the rest.
That's 12 pages for each month that has not been handed in.
I will do more if they need me to.
Anyway here is the finished page--on white card stock because nothing else looked any good.
The theme was Seasons and my month was October and guess what?
October in Oz is still spring.
I didn't want to do spring again so I decide to do all the seasons on one page.
Each block consists of a black background and another piece of card on top of it.
Then I added the embellishment to depict that season.

Here is Summer and Autumn.
Summer has sand stuck on with Mod Podge and a small shell was added plus a pair of thongs stamped on purple card-cut out-and attached with mounting tape.
I added some bling on the thongs and coloured the straps in with a silver pen.
Autumn has punched out leaves that were attached with double sided tape or mounting tape.
The titles were printed on the same card and attached above each month.
The calender month was printed onto white card stock on the computer-I then smudged some blue ink around the edges and mounted it onto black card as well.

Winter has a black background with a light grey card stock added onto this.
Then I stamped a snowflake onto silver glossy card using white Stazon ink and attached it with a white brad.
The title was stamped onto the silver card with black Stazon ink.
Spring has a mauve card on the black background with a stamped image of flowers on white card added plus a butterfly made from two punched out butterflies joined on top of each other with a bit of bling added and glued on with glue dots.

I am very pleased with how this all turned out--there was a lot of bits to cut out and mount to make each block but I did it.
And all I can say to those people who didn't do theirs is "if I can do this in a week then you should be able to do something in nine months.
Go figure.


Heather said...

I'm with right with you on this Doreen - it makes me mad when people don't pull their weight. We'd all be better off if they didn't say they'd take part at all. Well done for coming to the rescue and your pages are super. It's such a great idea and I'm sure the new calendar will be a great success.

Cobi said...

you've done a great job here. I love the results and you've put a lot of work into it.

Doris said...

beautiful Doreem. About the people not dutiful, they exist in every aspect of life, sometimes that do not realize that encompass more than what they can do and others no idea what they wanto o think..anyway .. it's a shame (Except for the people that have a good reason). The rest,is sad thing.

Jacquelines blog said...

That's why I have learned to say no, when I know I don't have the time. It is not fair for the other participants...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It is frustrating when people don't meet commitments. I know sometimes life gets in the way and we all understand that, but when you commit to something you should do your level utmost to come through. It's certainly nice of you to step into the breach!