April 14, 2011

Monthly Scrapbook Calendar Pages

Hello everyone! This is Java Jen from Java Jen Creations and I want to, first of all, thank Sheila for having me here today! It is truly an honor!

For my project today, I want to share with you something that I do each month to make it easier to scrapbook my monthly pictures.  As I have taught scrapbooking classes through the years, a common dilemma with my customers and friends has been what to do with those everyday pictures that are not part of a big event or holiday. I say that the everyday happenings in our lives are just as important as the big celebrations so why not recognize that in our albums!? Each month I create a calendar page that hangs on our fridge so that we can write our everyday comings and goings. When the month ends, I put it in our family scrapbook and simply create simple pages with all of the pictures that I took that month. It has been such a great way to remember our everyday moments that might have otherwise gone unnoticed and it makes for wonderful reminiscing when we sit down to review past years! More than once, we have been trying to recall when a particular "something" happened and one of my kids said, "Get the album! It's in there!"  (That made me feel particularly good!)  My, I've been wordy today!! I better get to some pics! Here are some pics of the calendar pages I have made recently - starting with this month's that is currently on our fridge. Under each picture, I have listed the cricut cuts and what cartridge I used for them. I'm not listing specifics, like sizes and papers used on all because this is a project that is so easy to personalize to your tastes and style. Obviously, all the pages are 12x12 and I used a calendar grid from Creative Memories. The Fridge Frame is also a Creative Memories product that I have had for years but sadly, they don't make it anymore. :(  You can simply hang your calendar page up with some strong magnets for the corners. Ok, on to the pics!
"APRIL" - Designer's Calendar
FLOWER and "spring has" and "Sprung" - Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons

All elements used on this page are from the November Club Ruby designers kit. To find out more about this club, check out Club Ruby Designers , a fantastic monthly club full of inspiration!

DECEMBER - Designer's Calendar
ANGELS and TREES - Winter Frolic
K & Co. - background paper

JANUARY - Designer's Calendar
printed background and snowflake paper - Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
snowflakes - Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons

printed background paper - Yummy Imagine cartridge
Die cuts - all printed and cut in layers from Yummy cartridge
FEBRUARY - Thickers

MARCH - Creative Memories sticker letters
all other stickers and accents - DCWV Spring stickers and accents
background paper from Club Ruby kit

Pumpkins from pre-loaded Imagine shapes and printed with Imagine
Sticker letters

AUGUST - Designer's calendar
"Happy Trails" - Going Places cartridge
Clock - Designer's calendar
background paper - DCWV

SEPTEMBER - Designer's calendar
"back to school", "Labor Day" and "school starts" - Designer's calendar
Apple - Makin' the Grade cartridge
"7" - Makin' the Grade cartridge

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to make those everyday moments ones to remember!  Stop by my blog: Java Jen Creations anytime to say Hi!


tt.scraps said...

I do the same thing!! :) Fun! I love your pages...they are inspiring me to do some scrappin! It's been a bit!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

what a great and useful project, love it!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Adorable calendar...such a great idea for knowing how to scrap those everyday pictures! Thanks for sharing

Granny said...

This is a GREAT idea for keeping track of what goes on during the month. I really like your pages they are wonderful. TFS

Crafting with Faith said...

This is such a great idea...I'm going to have to do this...what a great gift idea for a new Mom, so its easy to keep up with all the important "first".

Audrey Frelx said...

Great calendar project, Java Jen!