Friday, November 8, 2013

July Graphic45 calender page

Good Morning.  Hope everyone had a good nite sleep.  My grandson decided at 4:30 he wanted to get up and stay up. He's 6 months old. So needless to say I've been up since 4:30, he is now back to sleep. Of course now its too late for me to go back to sleep so I will stay awake.

Most of you know that I am doing a Place in Time paper Stack by graphic 45 calender pages. I have been looking at the graphic45 blog site on there calender series that different DT members had done. Also my good friend Suzanne teaches at her local scrapbookstore "Scrapbook Blessings".  She had done a calender series for some classes that she taught.  So I 've been looking at both sites and have take different parts of both and made my own. 

On my July page I wanted a blue doily to put under some of the cutouts and chipboard pieces. Of course when you want a different color doily you can't find them. So I googled How to color doileys and I found this site on coloring doilies with food coloring. 

Here is what they look like after doing this teqnique.  I also did some yellow ones but didn't take a picture of them by themselves.  You will see them later on my August page.

I like the pastel look that coloring the white doilies chances them too.
I know that another crafter friend of mine said that you can also color them using ink refills.   I don't have lot of inks since I don't do much stamping, so I found this much easier.
Here is my August 2014 calender page.

I used the blue doily that I had colored under the top right cutout and it made the blues in each picture stand out. I really like the way this turned out. 
Thanks Suzanne and the amazing DT members on graphic45 blog on the inspirations to do this.
Later today I will be posting August page after I put the finishing touches on it.
Have a great day and be careful with whatever you are doing today.


  1. I love this page, Vickie! I think this is my favorite so far. I love how the doily pops.

  2. This is amazing Vickie! This calendar so going to be so pretty!!! The doily looks so awesome on the page! Hugs!