Here's the 2012 Family Calendar
Now that NaNo is out of the way, it’s time to think about Xmas gifts and all that goes with that already. I can’t believe December starts tomorrow. The days fly faster every year.
Ornaments I gave my sisters one year
Inside of 2012 Calendar
Today I’m working on my mother’s calendar. I’ve been giving her a family calendar every year for about four or five years now. I make up collages of family pictures and arrange them on a background for each month. It’s a lot of work, but fun. It’s also challenging trying to find new pictures I haven’t used already. I ask for new pictures from the different family members every year. Sometimes I get them and sometimes I don’t, so I have to get creative to make sure everyone is in the calendar at least once.
This gives me a chance to work in Photoshop and further hone my skills there while creating something unique that will be used all year long.
This is the birthday/anniversary pages
When I’m finished I print the pages out being careful to align them so they match up with the appropriate month. Then I bind the whole thing using my Fellows binding machine. I love that thing and it does a professional job in very little time.
So I’ll be working on this project for the next week or two. Are you making any gifts for Xmas?