I was absolutely tickled to be asked to assist with the A Muse Calendar Project this year! I think the A Muse calendar template is perfect for not only my desk, but for gifts as well.
The A Muse Details:
In honor of Victoria Nelson, an avid fan of A Muse who is undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Disease, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this year’s calendar will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
This year’s calendar features 16 months and includes Sept 2008 through December 2009. It also includes a perpetual calendar which is great for keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries. The calendar has been designed in several different sizes.
There are THREE donation levels per calendar. The minimum donation is $4 per calendar, but there is also an option to donate $10 or $20 for each version.
We hope people will enjoy stamping these calendars as fun projects and gifts for friends and family, while contributing to a great organization at the same time!
I decided to do a flip calendar with this years 4x4 template. These are also great stored (and displayed) in clear CD cases as well. I chose to use some coordinating designer papers by Luxe Designs. The papers are double sided with the prints being "opposite" which made mixing up the pages a snap.
Each page features an A Muse image stamped in Pitch Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I added a cute little polka dot flourish (from The Cat's Pajamas) to each page, and the cover as well.
Because I chose to use the binder rings for my closure, I was able to add a bit more thickness to the project. This allowed me to put the perpetual calendar on the back of each daily calendar page. This will be a great place for jotting down birthdays, important engagements, etc.
In encourage you to visit the A Muse site to learn more about purchasing the 2009 calendar templates. You'll find all the necessary details, and even find more inspiring ways to create your own calendar! While you're at it, visit the A Muse blog as well for a seemingly endless supply of inspiration!