Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's May Arts/Graphic 45 Blog Week!

I'm so excited...just like a kid - at Christmas!  The May Arts DT has partnered with the DT from
 - squeal like a girl -
                                                              Graphic 45!!



We've paired May Arts Ribbons and Graphics 45 to bring you a week full of fun, giveaways and projects.  We'll be posting our projects on our individual blogs so grab a cuppa something, a Christmas cookie and come along, 'cause you'll want to see it all. 

Another good part is that you get a few bites a day so you won't have to spend hours hopping around - double coolness and more cookies.  ;-)

Today is my day! Be sure to stay until the end of this post because I have links to more FABULOUS May Arts designers and awesome Graphic 45 designers. Here we go...

I'm determined to be more organized this year.  (I think I say that every year.) So, I've created a Monthly Card Organizer.  Each month has a calendar for noting special events and a pocket to insert the cards for that month.   I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I want to be sure my cards will go in each pocket undamaged.

Remember, you can click on any photo to make it larger.



Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium, Martha Stewart Snowflakes, plastic snowman, sewing machine


Graphic 45 An ABC Primer, metal clip, sewing machine



Graphic 45 An ABC Primer, Teresa Collins chipboard, Recollections leaves


Other Supplies
Bazzill 12 x 12; Papertrey Ink Kraft; Bind it all; Calendar Organizer Tutorial/calendar download

Be sure you check out the fabulous designs this week from the May Arts and Graphic 45 Design Teams.

Here's a list day by day...

Monday

May Arts

                                                                            Graphic 45

Tuesday

May Arts
Charlene Driggs (that's me!)

Graphic 45



Wednesday

May Arts

Graphic 45

Thursday

May Arts

Graphic 45


Friday

May Arts


Graphic 45

Don't forget to leave your comments....you know there will be surprises.

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147 comments:

Stacey Boyd said...

This is so clever and beautiful, I have to go play and make one now. Thank you for the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

I adore your project Charlene!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this project!

Anonymous said...

Love your Organizer I need one of these also - I may not be doing a last minute rush again next year - you may just have inspired me to make on.

Sheron N

Tolegranny said...

Great organizer. It's something I could use. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the calender! My favorite pages are Feb/March. Love the G45 papers you used and that May Arts ribbon is so yummy. E. Valencia

Annette said...

I so love this...what a great organizer.

Kris Turner said...

This is GREAT! What a beautiful, inspiring way to organize! Love it - thanks!

disneylisa said...

Looks like it would be useful and fun to make, sadly I'm so unorganized that it would certainly have to be given away in order to be useful.

cardstockaholic said...

I have been wanting to make something like this for a while!! Thanks for reminding me. . . G45 just makes it that much better!!!

Kim said...

Love this. Good way to keep the cards organized. Thanks for sharing.

Cyndi S said...

Love the idea of a monthly organizer. I think I will be attempting this after Christmas. Thanks for sharing.
cstephenson at q dot com

Kim said...

Love this project. Good way to keep your cards organized. Thanks for sharing.

LynzCraftz said...

I LOVE this idea...every year I come across cards Ive save from years past.I'll be trying this project myself. Beautiful project.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun little book! I could definitely use one of these!

Riet said...

So wonderful Charlene.

Hugs Riet.xx

Judy Webb said...

Love your project.

Angie H. said...

This was an idea I had last year and never got to make it for my Dad who is beginning to forget a few birthdays. This is perfect!

Kathy said...

That card organizer is very cool...and the Graphic45 papers are perfect for it! Thanks for another great idea!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful Project, should get started on this for family.

Chris D. said...

I love this idea! Way to stay organized!

Jeyatha said...

Beautiful book idea.. Love this blog hop.. so much of learning on the way..

KellyCreates said...

An awesome project! I feel more organized already :) Thanks for sharing!

April said...

What a wonderful idea! You did a great job on this. What a beautiful book for cards!

Loren said...

I wish you would have place a step by step instructions. I just love this idea!

csparky61 said...

I have made a few of these out of a plastic 3 ring binder and dolled it up, but your version is so much more cozy. I hope you don't mind if I "lift" some of your ideas? Love it!

Renee said...

Thanks for the fantastic idea. Now I'm inspired to make one for all of my scrappy friends!

Emily said...

Love this idea! Great design too!

Ephémère, Qc. said...

Gorgeous calendar, I love it, bravo!

sleigh said...

WOW! I've been wanting to make one of these forever!!! I think this is on my list of "to do things" and maybe I'll be organized for 2012!!! TFS your great project with us today :-)

Laura said...

Love your very usful project idea.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love your project. It's useful and beautiful, just perfect. I am soo casing this.

Vicki Marlin said...

I love this - very clever!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Love this project. It's so classy and useful.

Kimberly Jones said...

What a great idea! I love the vintage vibe of your cover and that striped ribbon is so gorgeous!

Marina said...

Beautiful organizer. And it's so nice as a gift.

Neppie said...

Oh I love the card holder. Such a great idea for gifts.

Velvet said...

That is a really cute book! I can think of at least 10 different things to use it for -- thanks for sharing your idea.

Carol said...

Greast idea, I need to make one of these too!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Maria Moore said...

What a wonderful project. These would also make great gifts for my friends.

Mo rogers said...

Fabulous and simple enough that I could finish it in time to use it.

Kathy said...

I love the album. It is beautiful and yet so simple. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous and not just pretty.

Mo Rogers

nanatam said...

great project! I need this to help me get more organized...

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Love, Love, Love this project! Thank you for your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love that G45 paper and the ribbon from May Arts. Thank you for a great project. Sherry

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for organizing cards and getting them out instead of just thinking about the person. Thanks for the inspiration, Mary Werner

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you did a beautiful job!

Betty Anne said...

What a fantastic book, each page is beautiful.

Charmaine said...

That is a super project! I think I need one of those!!

Debbie said...

Oh my I love this idea. I want to make one of these and hopefully get organized also in the new year

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

I'm blog hopping and it's all stupendous!! I absolutely love your project!

stamping sue said...

wonderful calendar book. i'm in the process of making a couple of calendar books, myself.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sandra Beaver said...

Love your project!!!

Really love the blog hop too

Wanda H. said...

Your blog is so inspiring the projects are just yummy! I'm having a great time blog hopping.

Cindy J said...

Love your version of this calendar keeper!!! And new to this blog, just wanted to say how much I LOVE that ribbon tree from Monday's post!!!!!

Colleen O said...

I could manage to be organized with such a beautiful card organizer!

Gloria L. said...

Wonderful, to say the least!

kilroy said...

I saw your great project on Splitcoast. I keep saying I need to make one of these for my sister in law who loves to send cards.

NanaConnie said...

This is such a fabulous idea! I need that kind of organization in my life. Thanks for inspiring me. Great papers!!

Daisy Vilela said...

Charlene, sua agenda é linda!!! Tão colorida e delicada! Adorei!


Abraços,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful organizer.

Mohawk Crafter said...

Great idea, instead of buying daily journals, we can now create/customize our own. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

Great organizer - something I need!

Rea' said...

Love your card organizer, what a great idea ... humm great gift idea !

Barb said...

just fabulous

Carolyn McCravy said...

I will definitely make this card book!! It is so cute and very practical!

Jamie said...

great project thanks for sharing
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your great idea!
Barb
kingb52@comcast.net

fairkat said...

super project. great time of year for this organizer.

Debc06 said...

Great Card book. Think this is what I will be doing next year for gifts. Love the look of this one. The papers and ribbon are a match made in heaven. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

lindajoy116 said...

I just love the cards book! Thanks for sharing!

ehbost said...

Love this card organizer. TFS!

Karen B. said...

Totally love this! What a great way to stay organized!

Rhonda said...

Love the perfection in your work.

Susan (rainy) said...

May Arts Ribbon and Graphic 45... what a delicious combination!! Your project is absolutely fabulous!!!

pinkladynz said...

I need this, and so lovely

Auntie Em said...

A beautifully crafted project! I have one someone gave me a few years back and I wish I could say that it has kept me organized and always ready for all occasions but sadly that's not the case. But this would be a lot of fun to make! :D
Thanks for sharing! :)

eyes2theocean said...

wonderful project!:)

Sara T

Scossie Jane said...

Fabulous!! Beautifully made, and so useful, thanks for the inspiration.... Hugs x

Nanna said...

What a great idea. I love anything to help me be more organized. What a great gift this would be with a few handmade cards. This is certainly the gift that would keep on giving. Thanks.

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

wow! what an awesome organizer!!! thanks for the inspiration!

marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing such a fabulous idea. Think I will be making one of these.

Lynne said...

Oh, Charlene, this little calendar album is awesome!! great job!! and congrats on being on the G45 blog!!!!!

A Touch of Creativity said...

I love thos album I could do so much with it.

Barbara Mason said...

great organizer...if that doesn't help you, nothing will!!!LOL

Anonymous said...

The organizer is beautiful, and you are so creative!

JamieH

Tammy V said...

That has got to be one of the most beautiful organizers ever!

Bluemoon18 said...

This is lovely - a great gift idea!

B. Poteraj said...

What a WONDERFUL idea!

jen said...

you are a GENIUS! What a wonderful use of these gorgeous papers & ribbon!!

Mital said...

Do you have a tutorial to make the cards album? Its really smart!!

rush said...

it's a nice way to keep track of important days! thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

Marianne Louise said...

I was just about to make a box or something to store my cards for next year. I've been late with several of my cards this year and don't want to forget them next year. This gives me much inspiration. Love the papers.

Love Marianne

Adventures in Arts and Crafts said...

What a fabulous idea and great execution....such beautiful papers....

Farley said...

I love projects that have practical uses and look fabulous at at the same time.

Karen L said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I would almost hate to put cards into it since it would hide the pages!!

a1983alaskan said...

Super cute--- and REALLY useful!! :-)

Michele said...

WOW Can you please make me one of these LOL. Stunning and creative!

Jinnag said...

Just totally gorgeous - I love this idea and will HAVE to find time to make it!!

Ann Walsh said...

love those papers! I never end up using the good stuff on things for myself but this is a great idea :-)

Barbara said...

Would love to see directions on how to create it. It's beautiful and functional!

Sue said...

I'm new to this but so excited to see your talented ideas. Thanks!

Margie said...

I love that card organizer!! It would make a fantastic gift, and I think I may make some filled with cards for family members!

Jingle said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning!

craftylyn said...

Love the project...great idea to have somewhere to keep the cards make in advance.

Marianne said...

Love it, love how you used different lines of Graphic 45!

Babeboicali said...

Love the Calendar.. Nice Paper.. TFS

Rj

Karen Bahit said...

I LOVE your albums!!! The Graphic 45 Christmas papers are amazing!!!

Thank you for sharing!!!

May you have the best Holidays Season!!

Karen
armymommy05.yahoo.com@gmail.com

Primitive Seasons said...

What a neat project. Looks so professional! Beautiful papers.

Mary

Jeannie said...

Love...love...love...mini books!!!!

Vail said...

Great project and a useful way to use your favorite papers and ribbons.

Jan Hennings said...

so cute and a great way to organize :)

Beth said...

I have to have the organizer! Thanks so much.

jacirascrap said...

Seu projeto é realmente encantador!!

Mom Cheryl said...

I love your monthly card organizer. It's a great idea.

jordanbev5 said...

Love your project!! So beautiful and so practical!!

angelic said...

Beautiful organizer you created, thanks.

Sharon said...

Love the cards book, it looks so easy to make and would sure help keep you on track through the year.

sdenimandlace1@aol.com

DWD said...

Hey...I NEED that!!! LOL

Queen Mary said...

OK, Wow! How beautiful! Definitely worth keeping and reviewing.

Teen2Step said...

Organization thats beautiful too! Very pretty.

Deb said...

Me likes this one! I'm going to have to make one or two or three...

Pendra said...

Ooooh this is so me! I love this! I might have to scrap-lift this idea and try one myself! GORGEOUS!!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

gypsy rose said...

This is a great card organizer. tfs.

Trisha said...

Well, I love your card notebook. Great way to keep track of important dates to send cards and even to get the cards done in advance. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

WOW...what an amazing project, but that doesn't surprise me coming from you. Everything you do is amazing!!! It's been so long since I have been to visit your blog, I'm going to take a look around to see what I've missed.

Stephanie said...

I need to make this. I keep trying to get organized. I'm usually good til March. Then the birthday rush catches up with me (there are 12 birthdays between the end of Feb and April). Thank you for sharing!

Gretchen said...

Clever idea and nicely done!! Bravo!!!

Kelly Sas said...

You created a beautiful way to stay organized. I am inspired!

Cindy Lou said...

What a fantastic idea, and you have made it amazingly beautiful! This is one idea I may have to copy, I am terrible at remembering to send cards, making them is easy, sending them seems to be really hard lol. Thanks for inspiring ;)

susie said...

Great idea - and yours is beautiful!

Theresa Merkling said...

Great idea for not missing important dates, and even better, to use up scrap leftovers to make cards to fill in all the pockets. Beautifully done.

Melinda said...

I like the classic lines.

Nidia Ponte said...

Nice idea!

KarenC Inspired said...

LOVE your project!! The paper is perfect. I really like projects that are useable. thanks!

JaniceA said...

Love this, so clever and beautiful!
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Joanne G said...

Just Beautiful! You are so talented! I can't wait to try this!

reatelier said...

Great project!!!
Looks great and it is so useful!!
And thanks for the tutorial!

janey said...

I really like this project and your use of all the paper - this is a great gift idea!

lyla said...

Love, love, love this project.....and love all the G45 you used. Thanks for sharing

Kathy Ethington said...

I love this!! Exactly what I need to make for gifts...

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

Charlene, this is so amazing. It must have taken a while to do that!

Sharon L-S said...

This is an awesome project. As I am making the cards for my Mom to send out thru 2012; this will be an excellent way of organizing the cards for her. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas.

Coralie said...

Great idea, and very cute!!!

Scrappin Abby said...

What a fabulous way to store your cards...very cute : )

Kelli said...

I just love this idea .... I think I shall do this this week and make my DH wrap presents! LOL Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelli
tsk_tsk@msn.com