Category Archives: Desktop Calendars

November 2018 Desktop Calendar

Today, I’m sharing my November 2018 desktop calendar.  I think this is my favorite one to date!!!  It features one of my favorite stamp sets, Painted Harvest, and one of my favorite techniques — stamping and spritzing.  This messy and sort of “uncontrolled” watercoloring technique really appeals to me. I think you’ll be amazed at how easy this page was to create.  I simply cut the largest square Stitched Shape… Read More »

October 2018 Desktop Calendar

For my October 2018 desktop calendar, I used the Pick A Pumpkin bundle from the Holiday catalog.  I particularly love the detailed pumpkin outline die cut and swirls.  They’re so pretty!  I also adore the various pumpkins and leaf shapes.  You can use this bundle to make cutesy projects with Jack-O-Lanterns, or more elegant projects like this one. I used colors from a recent Global Design Project color challenge, including Tangerine Tango,… Read More »

September 2018 Desktop Calendars

Last weekend, I finished three more months of my 2018 desktop calendars!!!  I’m so excited because I’m almost finished for the year, only one more month to go.  So that means that this week, I’ll post three different installments on my blog for the September, October, and November 2018 pages. If you’re new to my blog, I’ve been working on these 4″ x 6″ desktop calendars all year.  I try… Read More »

2018 Desktop Calendars

I have two more 2018 desktop calendars to share with you today, including July and August.  If you’ve been monitoring my blog, I design these 4″ x 6″ calendar pages a year in advance so I can collect them throughout the year and prepare them for Christmas gifts.  I make eight sets each year to share with close family and friends.  They fit in a standard size frame and everyone… Read More »

2018 Desktop Calendars

Today, I have three more installments of my 2018 Desktop Calendars to share with you, including April, May and June.  I create these calendars over the course of a year so I can hand them out as Christmas gifts.  The calendars measure 4″ x 6″ and fit in a standard frame.  My friends and family love them!!! When designing each month, I use a combination of current and retired products. … Read More »

2018 Desktop Calendars

I’ve been debating with myself whether I should continue posting my desktop calendars this year.  For those of you who don’t know, each year I design twelve 4″ x 6″ desktop calendars for the following year.  I usually make one page a month and accumulate them over the year so I can give them out as Christmas gifts in December.  The only thing is that making these calendars is a perfect opportunity… Read More »

2017 Desktop Calendars

It’s time to wrap up my 2017 desktop calendars, literally!!!  This weekend, my goal was to design the December page and wrap all 12 months so they’re ready to hand out as gifts. First, I created my December page using the Christmas Pines Bundle including the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I think this bundle is my favorite holiday set.  It’s hard to choose, but I… Read More »

November Desktop Calendars

Today, I have the latest installment of my 2017 desktop calendars to share with you.  I’m getting so close to finishing that it’s super exciting.  I’ve been working on these all year, and I only have one more month to go! In case you’ve missed earlier posts, these calendars measure 4″ x 6″ and fit in a standard frame.  I’ve been making eight sets so I can give them away as… Read More »

October Desktop Calendar

Happy Halloween!!! Today, I have another edition of my 2017 desktop calendars to share.  I’ve been making these calendar pages all year.  Only two months to go!!!  My plan is to complete them soon so I can give them away as Christmas gifts to my friends and family. For the October calendar, I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  I love this little… Read More »

September Desktop Calendars

I finished my September 2017 Desktop Calendars!!!!  I had every intention of completing them last month; in fact, I printed the calendar sheets, cut them out, and even had the basic idea designed in my head, but then the month got away from me… Well, moving on.  For this edition, I used the Falling Flowers stamp set and May Flowers Framelits Dies.  I know you might be saying, flowers again???  But,… Read More »

August Desktop Calendar

I made a promise to have two more installments of my 2017 desktop calendars this month, and I haven’t forgotten!!!  I may just make it my the skin of my teeth, but I’m really going to try. I designed the August 2017 calendar using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and coordinating Flourish Thinlits Dies.  (You can purchase them both in a bundle for 10% off!)  The stamp set is huge… Read More »

July Desktop Calendar

I’m on a roll this week trying to catch up with my 2017 desktop calendars! Today, I have the July calendar featuring the Swirly Bird stamp set.  There are so many things you can do with this stamp set, including creating these fun two-step stamping kites.  I thought it would be fun to go real traditional with this calendar page — red, white, and blue and good old American kite… Read More »

June Desktop Calendar

For my June 2017 desktop calendar, I used the amazing Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating Thoughtful Branches Thinlits Dies.  These two items are available this month only, and boy do I love them!  The stamp set is super versatile with lots of different trees and beautiful fonts.  It was a perfect choice for my calendars. I cut out the tree from watercolor paper and then watercolored it with Cucumber Crush… Read More »

Where Has The Time Gone?

Where has the time gone?  It was early summer that I promised to catch up on my monthly desktop calendar project, when all of a sudden I realized it’s mid-August and I never designed the May 2017 calendar, let alone June, July, and August!!!! Well, better late than never I say.  Last weekend, I had a Saturday free and I spent the WHOLE day designing and creating three months of… Read More »

April Desktop Calendars

Before I start today, I want to say thank you to all my email subscribers for hanging in there.  Unbeknownst to me, my email update service stopped working sometime in March.  If it wasn’t for a dear friend telling me that she was no longer receiving Swimming In Stamps emails, I never would have known.  So I had to scramble over the weekend to find a new service and get… Read More »

March Desktop Calendars

This post has been updated, as it originally had some errors: I’m back for a new installment of 2017 Desktop Calendars. While I’ve been trying to create one of these a month, I fell slightly behind in March, but I’ll try to make up for it by posting the April 2017 calendar design soon:) If you’d like to follow along with me, I’ll be creating one of these calendars a… Read More »