365 Projects in 365 Days

My previous New Year's resolution was to be creative everyday with my Cricut, but since I've started my blog 2 years ago I have come across so many new exciting things like stamps, digi stamps, non-Cricut projects using chipboard, stickers, etc. and now my addition is the Silhouette Cameo. I will be posting many pictures and tutorials of all my projects. I will be making scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, embellishments and altered items. My goal is to create 365 projects in 365 days.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

#240 Calendar Blog Hop/ 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Good morning sunshine's!! Today is a great day because I made something awesome that I've been wanting to make for years and just never got around to it..... a calendar! I made this calendar for 2 hops I'm in today, one which is a hop all about calendars and the other one is for the 12 days of Christmas hop where I will be creating 12 different gifts everyday until Dec. 6th. I apologize for having to do another cross-post today, I haven't really been home much in these last 3 days so it's been really hard to craft!

If you are here for the Calendar Blog Hop hosted by ZENI and just arrived here from Jessica's blog then you are in the right spot!

If you are here for DAY 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Sylvia then you are in the right spot!

Yesterday was Black Friday and one of the longest days of my life LOL! But definitely worth it because I got a brand new Limited Edition Cricut E2 at Michael's at a great price! I am super excited that my parents bought it for me for Christmas (only I get to play with it now LOL!) I have had my original Cricut for over 3 years and I just wanted to trade in my bug for a newer younger model! Also, my hubby and I took our son Aidan to go watch The Muppets movie and that's what inspired my project! I thought the Muppets was such a great movie and it was really funny too!

I searched for the perfect Kermit SVG file and couldn't find the right one for my "vision" so I made my own SVG sort of! I found this Kermit the Frog "JPG" image which is actually a wallpaper for the computers here's the link KERMIT THE FROG HERE . . After I saved it to my computer I imported the "JPG" Kermit to the "Image" box on my SCAL2 and then broke apart all the layers to make it into an SVG. I had to do some major surgery to Kermit, I hand cut his tongue and had to hand cut the bottom half of his eyes and bottom half of his collar. I also drew in his smiley cheeks with a black marker.

I used my Crop a Dile to set the eyelets on top and added green/white twine from The Twinery and some black brads to hold all of the monthly calendars. I printed all of the calendars around the size of 3x5 or so (I was able to print 4 calendars per sheet of paper) I found the FREE calendars HERE.  The font I used was a free font that I had on my laptop that I used with my SCAL2. I used cereal box chipboard for the base of the calendar which is 6x12 inches total.

I am very happy with my Kermit the Frog calendar and I am so proud of myself for being able to figure out the JPG thing in my SCAL2, hey maybe one day I will get the courage to make my very first video!

Here's a closeup of the calendars, I printed them on basic printer paper, added the brads so you can easily rip out each page and still keep the calendar intact. 

BLOG CANDY!! In honor of me creating 12 projects 12 days in a row, I will be celebrating by giving away ONE $10 gift certificate to one of my favorite online stores......  PEACHY KEEN STAMPS!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment on all 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas post and be a follower. The last day will be on December 6th. I will announce a random winner on Wed. 12/7 good luck!


BLOG CANDY!!!!! Woo-hoo!! I am giving away 1- Heidi Grace Christmas clear stamp set to 1-Lucky Follower just leave me a comment on my POST #232 telling me your favorite Thanksgiving food or desert! mine is HAM!! I will announce a random winner on Monday Nov. 28th Good Luck!


Hlora said...

you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute!

jessica said...

This is adorable Sandra!! Awesome job!
TFS and have playing with your new toy :)

Christy said...

I love this and it looks awesome All I can say is WOW you did fantastic :) I heart Kermit and this is too cute..

Zeni said...

Wow Sandra!!! you truly pulled it off at wee hours of the night!!! lol! I love love love this and how cute is it?!?! Thank you so much for joining me in this hop!

Luanne said...

Hi Sandra, your Hermit calendar is so cute! Makes me want to make my own calendar for 2012. :)

myfootahead at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Kermit is darling! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

WOW!! ADORABLE!!! I love Kermit too!!


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

What a darling Kermit! Love it and your calendar idea! TFS!

Jessica said...

Your calendar is superb. I love the Kermit cut! Fantastic Job
Happy to be joining the hop, and already a follower!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cool calendar & I rember the muppet babies a kid and I loved gonzoas! tehee! :-) I would like to have one with Gonzo!

lindaplus3 said...

cant go wrong with muppets ...love them, love the calendar.... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Amanda Villarreal said...

Wow Sandra you did a great job with Kermit! This calendar is so cute and I love how easy it is to switch from month to month!

Esther said...

Fun calendar!

jrugg said...

What a cute calendar!


jrugg said...

Great calendar-perfect timing with the opening of the muppet movie!


Ladybug said...

Kermie is just adorable! TFS! :-)

My fav Thanksgiving/Christmas food is "stuffing", if that's even a "food". LOL It IS in my food group. LOL

Thanks for a chance to win your awesome blog candy. (I'm already a follower.) :-)

Monica Flores said...

Amiga you are the bestest in the westest! This calendar came out great!

teachU14 said...

What a cute calendar! I use to love watching the the muppets as kid. Can't wait to take my girls to see the see the movie.

Lots of love,

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a fun calender! We are planning on seeing the Muppets next week! I used to love watching that show! I also got an E2! I am so excited, I have had my expression since 2009! It is hiding in my closet until Xmas Morning!

Patti B said...

Your calendar is so cute. I love the Muppets too they were one of my favorites when my kids were younger. My faovorite Thanksgiving food is the Pumpkin Pie, and Ham. We hardly eat any of the turkey just make it for the few who do and it is tradition. Thanks for sharing.


Jani said...

Love your calendar. Great job on Kermie! I am an avid SVG fan :) I usually have some free files on my blog. Would love for you to stop by some time.
New follower.

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

You did a great job on Kermit the Frog and I love the Muppets too! :) Thanks for sharing the details and all. :)

Linda Harris said...

Love the calendar and Kermit!!!! awesome job on him too!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

marg0006 said...

I hpoe this is the correct spot for the stamp blog candy. Thanks for the chance.

Percilla G said...

Oh wow sounds like a lot of thought and work went into this project but it was so worthwhile.
My favorite Thanksgiving dessert - oh much to my amazement it is pecan pie follower by sweet potato pie homemade by me of course. The standard crisco crust is what does it for me.
A faithful follower

Happyscrapin said...

Great job on Kermit, he turned out so cute!

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

CricutLvr!! said...

Wow!! You did it! You found Kermit! Love your project. So awesome.

Jens Craft Corner said...

That Kermit calendar is just adorable. You did a really nice job with it. Love it!

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love your Kermit Calender. My little Grandson just told me yesterday that he Loves Kermit. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Rosie said...

you did a great job making Kermit!!!!!!

tooo cute of a calendar
i love the stuffing for thanksgiving, it reminds me of my grandma. She always took extra time with her famous stuffing


WhichCraft-Liz said...

this is super cool! I'm a huge Kermit fan and taking my kids to see it tomorrow! I hope they love it as much as I do. This is such a fun calendar to hang on any wall!

Thanks for sharing and being on the hop with me

OmaGloria said...

Well I am so glad you finally made it because this sure is cute. Kermit is a favorite of mine and you did such a awesome job with him.

Anonymous said...

awesome hop! cute calendar!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great calendar! TFS!!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Clare D. said...

Thanks for the chance to win Zeni's Prize and more! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

ScrapMyWay said...

How can anyone not think this is the PERFECT calendar with Kermit the cutie on top??? You sure did a lot of work to get this the way it looks and I think that's commendable. When you have a video on how you did it, let me know PLZ!
Hope you can stop by as well to say HI,
Creative Wishes,

Cathy said...

Kermit!!! love that little amphibian:)) He is so cute!!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

What a FUN calendar!
Sherrie K

jrhod711 said...

Very cute!

lindaplus3 said...

cant go wrong with kermit.. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Suzy said...

I love Kermit! LOL! great job on the calendar. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. This hop is full of inspiration! :)
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Lolis said...

Super cute!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

So cute!! Great job!
♥ Laura ♥

kimberly said...

love the kermit!!
leokc34 at gmail dot com

lovescrapreflect said...

so adorable nice job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

Boni said...

Love this thanks for the free calender link :) mamadragon6@msn.com

Creative Diva said...

OMG! I love Kermit the Frog, especially the calendar. What a great project idea.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

Very cute!! I need to make one of these...

TFS!! Alina

callyannc said...

Kermit came out awesome! Cute calendar! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

Dorcas said...

KERMIT!!! I love this! Great job. Congrats on the e2.


Melissa said...

Very nice project, I am already a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

joydee1963 said...

So cute! Love it,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Victoria said...

This is too cute! TFS
Wishing you well!

pruttybird said...

Great job. Thanks for the link :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

pattyk said...

Great calendar --frogs are my fav thing. millierose651@aol.com

marthacreates said...

Great Project!! Thanks for sharing.

marthacreates said...

Creative calendar! thanks for sharing.

Amyscats said...

Enjoy your new Cricut E2! And aren't you clever, creating your own Kermie! Love the calendar, and am already a follower.
amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

Naomi said...

Good for you figuring out the SVG!!! I have not a clue .. I did try but there was so much to it...maybe one day... I sure hope you get the courage to do videos!!! You are talented and I would watch every video you post, promise!!! Very nice calender.. poor Kermit looks good considering what he went through, hehe

smyiow said...

Way too stinkin' cute! I love Kerme!! Fabulous job!


Tiara~ onecraftysista said...

Love this calendar. frogs all year round. Kermit is the best, forget about Ms. Piggy. Great way to bring a smile all year round. Hey and they say frogs are good luck in some cultures. Thanks

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the kermit head.

Angiebug said...

Awesome job on Kermit & the calendar! My favorite food was the desserts. tfs & chance tp win. -angie
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Very cute, Kermit is just adorable. Love your creation!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

pattyk said...

very cute frog-millierose651@aol.com

tina said...

Such a cute calendar.


McVic said...

oh Wow- Such a cute calendar! Just adorable!

My Scrap Diary said...

Congrats on the new E2!! ive been wanting one as well but I have no space and maybe I should show my current expression a little more love. Lol. Well I did buy a new cartridge on Thursday so hmmmm I'm showing it love, therefore I should get the E2. Lol
Cute calendar! Thanks fir the link on the freebies.
Jess M

Jennifer M. said...

This turned out so perfect! I would never have guessed you had to do any surgery of any kind to Kermit to create him.

Super Creative Job :)

Lara said...

Gorgeous- I love Kermie! lclass003 atgmail dotcom

silvia haynes said...

Cute Kermie calendar!!

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