Saturday, February 4, 2012

a day to remember

It is February. People said love is in the air. For me, most romantic month definitely October. It's my hubby's birthday and our wedding anniversary. So, instead of making valentine's project, I choose making a love-themed layout dedicated to my special month: October.

Then I found out that Creating Keepsakes, one of favorite magazine, held a weekly challenge. They require every contestant to incorporate a calender into a layout. Wow, what an amazing inspiration! I'm thinking of layout with "October" wording and they add the level of creativity. Without any further waiting, I grab my stash and start scrapping. And after about 3 hours, here's what I've got:

It's a romantic-vintage look with soft color. I use WebsterPage's Hollywood Vogue as base paper. For this layout, I only use 1 paper :) Let me show some details:

This is my calendar :) I use as focal point. I downloaded this calendar from Creating Keepsakes and print the September and October part. Then I clip those two pieces of calendar and fold the September backward. Here's what I've got, a shape that looks like hanging calendar. Hope you like it :)

I use chipboards it! To make it more romantic, I'm coloring those chipboards with acrylic paint. Light purple and deep red that I blend on my own.

Full of buttons and flowers! I bought buttons from market, with cheap price, and use Prima flowers. Really really want to make flowers of my own (again). Maybe tomorrow, it's weekend anyway :)

At least...I'm making my own leaves..yippieeee... I cut felts into leaf shape, and hand-stitch it! It suits to my layout *very happy*

October 2nd, the day I shall never forget. See you on my next projects :)

I'm happy to play on:
Charisma cardz challenge #4 vintage
Crazy challenge #104 flowers
Incy wincy designs challenge #131 flower-frenzy
Digi doodle shops best challenge #93 love is in the air
Aud sentiments challenge #47 anything but card
Llittle miss muffet challenges #28 valentine's and love


  1. Love this gorgeous layout, so many gorgeous details, I just keep looking at it. Thank you for sharing at LMM Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    DT Member Little Miss Muffet

  2. What a gorgeous layout. I love all of the details! Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY DESIGNS this week. Good Luck Sheryl xx

  3. Wonderful project. I like all these small details.
    It's very successful ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisam Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  4. Gorgeous layout! Wonderful composition and embellishments -- love the calendar! Thank you for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop!

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at LMM challenge blog..Good Luck! Leah Ann

  6. absolutley stunning layout many lovely details and embellies,what a wonderful keepsake
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop challenges and good luck
    tracey x

  7. Absolutely stunning and so romantic. There are so many wonderful details you never get bored looking at it.
    Thank you for joing the LMM challenge. Hugs, Mette

  8. This is so beautiful. I love all the romantic colours and little details that you have added. A stunning page. Thank you so much for joining our Charisma Vintage challenge this week. Good luck!
    xx Vee

  9. Lovely layout. Thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam

  10. I love the flowers! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

  11. I love the colours, Thank you for playing along at Crazy Challenge this week.

  12. Great creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  13. Beautiful!! Just gorgeous :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  14. such a beautiful layout! Thanks for joining in at AUD Sentiments! Gemma :)

  15. Lovely layout and combination of products, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  16. Wow, this is just stunning!!! You did a great job!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!
    dt member

  17. Gorgeous project. Love all the yummy chipboard pieces. It's not easy having a birthday and Anniversary in the same month. Our Anniversary, my birthday and Valentines are all within a 2 week span... yikes! Awesome job, very inspiring.

    Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Valentine/Love Challenge & good luck! Sorry I am so late in commenting ;D

  18. This is GORGEOUS! Only 3 hours, OMG that would have taken my all day!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for our Anything but a Card challenge at Aud Sentiments!

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  20. Wow, stunningly beautiful and full of details. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  21. Congratulations for being picked over at incy wincy! xxx


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