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Thursday, February 26, 2009

March is almost here! And so is the CD calendar...

Can you tell me to where February disappeared? If you've figured it out, let me know. It seems as if February first was yesterday. Although the month went by quickly, it was a good month. That mostly had to do with the grandkids. They came over several times and then we went on our yearly outing to the Lion's Club Pancake Festival. Blew the "life change" (diet is such a four letter word), but it was worth it. Watched as their grandfather bought tokens so they could get face tattoos, balloons, and cotton candy. Both boys stated they couldn't remember him doing that for them. But you know, spoiling the grandkids is what life is all about! And today a handmade ceramic heart-shaped box arrived in the mail. Life is good!

So to the calendar page. Cut some Basic Grey Bittersweet paper to the size of your CD case. Stamp the Penny Black Penmanship stamp in Shabby Shutters along the bottom of the page. Stamp the Flourish stamp in Shabby Shutters along the top right. Run the Basic Grey Scarlet Letter tag attached to plain paper through the printer, printing the saying. I used Photo Shop to place the lines as I wanted them to print. Attach to page as shown. Attach the march calendar page as shown, curling the lower left edge. Ink the flower with the olive Color Box ink and then spray with a mixture of Walnut Crystals, white Perfect Pearls and water. Dry with a heat tool. Be careful not to scorch your flower. Fold flower in fourths and adhere to top of tag. Add some ribbon leaves and a sheer ribbon flower (don't know from where). Curl some gold wire and stick out behind flower. Dot the little pearls in the flower with Lemon Yellow Perfect Pearls. Attach two Prima flowers in the lower right. Adhere two little white flowers cut from a strip of lace to the center of the green flowers. Dot the center with yellow liquid pearls. Create antennae for the butterfly with tightly curled gold wire and glue to back of butterfly. Raise the butterfly with pop dot and adhere to the page in the lower right corner. Attach a silk ribbon leaf and stem to the top of the calendar and pop dot a decorative narcissus on the top of the stem. With Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls, dot the left side of page and the flourish on the top right. Allow the Liquid Pearls to dry and insert in your calendar.... Happy Spring!

The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he marches by.

When winds are soft
and the days are warm and clear
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.
author unknown

Above all, Be Creative.

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