Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WOYWW #225

       If you wonder what "Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" is all about check out Julia's Stamping Ground.  Here is what part of my area looks like.  I am working on my 2014 calendar gift sets.  Every year I copy, cut, stamp and color or decorate 15 or more sets to give to friends and family.  The first time I give them, I include the acrylic frame. I have it setting on my craft area with 2013 in it, to give you an idea.  So once I give someone one, I keep giving them a set every year.  After I retired I gave them a few years to my fellow employees, but then finally quit.  I would have been up to 25 sets.  At 15 or more sets, I have a lot of stamping.  I don't make them and then make copies.  Each month for each person is an original although each month is stamped the same.  15 sets at 12 months is like making 180 cards! :)  After getting all of the months cut, I will begin choosing which stamp I will use for what months.  That is the fun part!
       I have pictured September 2013, where I stamped leaves on top of script.  And I did a snowman for January 2013.  Every year I try to do the calendars with different stamps.  Sometimes I color with chalks, Copics, watercolor or sponging.   I really enjoy doing these calendars.  I even make a set for myself, so I can enjoy them all year. :)  Anyway this is what I am doing!  Now, off to see what everyone else is doing. Happy WOYWW!



33 comments:

  1. What a really sweet to give every year. Every month is a piece of art and love. I'm sure your family and friends love them. happy crafting #5

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  2. Love the calendars! Love that long counter you're working on too. Where did you find calendars to print? I've only been able to find itty bitty ones online. And when I try to enlarge they get all wonky... Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

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    1. My GF did them on her computer and gives me a copy of , then I make copies and cut.
      Last year for my birthday, she even did the copying and cutting! Was that ever nice!

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  3. Wonderful idea and I am sure they are appreciated very much.
    Sandra @12

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  4. A wonder heart felt labor of love!
    Thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
    Robyn 13

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  5. thanks for visiting my blog, sharon. what an awesome gift idea! you are one generous lady. happy crafting! alpha shanahan 18

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  6. I know the people who get your wonderful calendars treasure them, Sharon! It is just the right size to have standing up on your desk and each new month brings a beautiful work of art!

    Hope your Wednesday is absolutely wonderful!!

    Lynn #20

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  7. What a lovely gift! Would love to see the finished calendar.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    Hugs Candace
    #36

    Ps love the penguin!

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  8. Lovely idea and a great size calendar. Must take quite a while to make that many! Have a great week. Hugs. Pam#34

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  9. The calendars are lovely, the size is perfect! have a great week. Hugs. Pam#34

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  10. What a lovely gift to give Sharon! The calendars are just great and will look fantastic sitting on a desk. Even with your calendar spread over your desk it still looks very tidy :-). Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #17

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  11. What fabulous gift idea and im sure the recipients love them ..perfect desk size ..what kind of card do you use a sit needs to go through the printer too i guess as well as be able to stamp /colour ? ...i always struggle with this !.
    have fab week andrea #42

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  12. They are lovely and such a brilliant idea. Happy WOYWW Anne x #56

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  13. What a lovely idea and how lovely the pages look.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx (and thanks for visiting me)
    ps yes, it's a seam ripper - sorry i got the name wrong

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  14. How wonderful - what a fantastic gift and these are gorgeous. You are amazing :-D

    HAPPY WOYWW 225

    IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

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  15. I love those calendars. Totally inspiring :)

    Scrapping Life (Karen) no.82

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  16. Oh those are great and I'm glad you keep one for yourself too, so often we make these things and then give them all away! Yep, I'm making big snowflake ornaments.

    Hugs
    Brenda 1

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  17. A big project, but so appreciated I bet, thanks for stopping by. enjoy the week and happy crafting

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  18. What a brilliant idea. I really like what you are doing here. I usually make bigger calendars for the grandies...might do this size this year. #51

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  19. Gorgeous lovely idea. Your friends are very lucky. They are clever
    Famfa 3

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  20. That is a TON of work, Sharon, and a true gift of love! I'm sure your family and friends look forward to receiving one every year and I'll bet your former coworkers miss them (and you!)! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Thanks for the visit to me! Darnell #22

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  21. Wow, you have a serious amount of work there. What a lovely thing to do. I bet your friends and family look forward to receiving theirs every year.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #58

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  22. It is a LOT of work, but so precious to your recipients and there is really nothing so good as a beautiful and useful present in one..perfect...worth it.

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  23. Oh my! You certainly are ambitious that is for sure. I made a calendar set for myself one year and found myself doing the month after the first few days had passed. I certainly couldn't get 15 or more sets down in advance. You rock! I love what you did for September. This is a special gift to give people so they can think of you and crafty-ness all year round.

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  24. Ah, I love the calendar idea, what a lovely gift Lx

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  25. What a lovely idea. These are going to be very welcome to be sure! Chris77

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  26. Love the calendars! Your work is beautiful. What a thoughtful gift. Creative Blessings! ~Kel #15

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  27. Great gift idea. They are so pretty.

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  28. Thanks for visiting. I love your calendar idea. Lucky people getting them.

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  29. What a wonderful gift idea. What a nice gift tradition.

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  30. the pattern your GF made for you, Is it something that you would be willing to allow to be CASEd? I would like to see if it would be something I might be interested in making for my nieces and nephews . then their mama could make a scrapbook if she wanted .

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  31. I am just hopping by to say hello!

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