Monday, October 15, 2012

2013-2014 Date Book

I hope you have all had a very restful weekend and are ready to face another week. The weather around here has become chilly in the mornings but by afternoon it is very comfortable. Fall is my favorite season of the year. The days are nice, the colors are beautiful, the heater and air conditioner are both turned off so energy bills are cheaper. See it's just the perfect time of year I tell ya. lol

Fall also means another year is right around the corner. It is amazing how fast this year has gone by. I have to say though that I am ready for it to be over. This year has been a very stressful one and I pray that next year is a much quieter one. So in getting ready for the new year I made a 2 year date book. I could not wait another 2 1/2 months to start using it so I also included November and December.
The image is Belle from our challenge sponsor "Saturated Canary". You still have until Thursday to enter this challenge so be sure to check it out HERE.

The gorgeous ribbon is 3 Girl JAM "Christmas Candy" from the new Seasons Bundle.
I made the calendar pages in Word so they are an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet folded in half.
The bottom of each page is glued together so each one forms an envelope. I am going to make tags for each month with a list of important days. This way in 2015 I can transfer the tags instead of needing to rewrite all the dates. I can also add a second tag to each month to journal things that happen so when it comes time to make a scrap page I can refresh my memory of what happened when.
Easy Peasy.
I added 3 folders in the back that will get jazzed up in time and somewhere on my date book I will be adding photos of my grandkids so they will always be with me.

I wanted this book to be something that I can add things to over the 2 years as the mood hits me and I think that is possible but yet it starts out fantastic also.
If you would like the pdf file for the calendar pages just email me at
omascrafts @


Jovan said...

Super cute!

Rosie said...

wow this is awesome

Unknown said...

I was hoping you'd let us peak at the inside. This is great!

Unknown said...

Oh Snap! You did fabulous my friend:) Love this love this, i am expecting one in the mail??? (hahahahaha) great idea super fun

Sherrie K. said...

Love this! You did a fabulous job decorating this:) Great idea and also would make great gifts:) TFS!
Sherrie K

DIANA L. said...

This is adorable. I love the image.
great gift idea

Jessica Buffa said...

Gloria, this is truly beautiful. Fabulous design and love your perfect pleats of crinkle ribbon the front!
Jessica S

lovemypaper said...

Super cute!

Life and Knits said...

Really neat! Very creative!!


Cheri said...

Great idea Gloria. Adding the grands will make it so special. I would love the calendar files. I think you have my e-mail. Thanks.