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last 2018 calendars!

Yay, I finally finished using up all my 2018 calendars from Taylored Expressions.  I swear every year I buy calendars and tell myself to start early.  But the calendars usually just sit on my desk for a good few months before I even open them to make a calendar!  Though I think I did better this past year than previous years.  This year instead of just being motivated, I need to be more disciplined!  I need to finish goals and check off my to do list even if I don't feel like doing anything.  I guess that is the trap you fall into when you work at home and work for yourself. 

Here is the first batch of dog calendars I made using Mama Elephant's new dog die.  You can make a lot of different kinds of dogs with the die but I chose to make a simple one because I procrastinate too much.

 Here is a close up.  I think he is still pretty cute being a simple dog.

This is my second and last batch of calendars.  I used one of the dogs from Mama Elephant's Dog Agenda stamp set.  He is holding a couple of money bags and I thought that is so cute and funny. 

I paired the image with a sentiment also from Mama Elephant that says "wishing you good fortune."  I blended the background and stamped the sentiment with distress oxides.  I love how the distress oxides stamp!  They are so clear and dark and don't usually have to stamp the image or sentiment more than once.  I have some of the colors from the first set that came out but wondering if I need the other colors.  They are all kind of similar, aren't they?

Okay, that is it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Comments

Lynn said…
Both calendars are super and well designed. I love the dog with the money bags! I didn't know Mama Elephant had a dog face die....gotta check it out...you turned it in to a simple and pleasing calendar. Good luck in getting things done this year...I still have lots of calendars leftover...sigh!
Georgiana said…
Fabulous calendars. That first one is my favorite! The pup made me smile and I think looking at that calendar every day would keep me happy.

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