Thursday, December 29, 2011

Calendar Journal Project

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I'm so excited to share what I made with you!  I saw this great Calendar Journal on the Design Sponge blog and I loved it so much I decided to make one as a gift for my Gal Pal Katharine.


The wooden berry basket and 12 images for the month dividers came from Etsy.  The Design Sponge project used vintage postcards.  You could even use photographs.  I stamped 365 {4x6} file cards {cut in half} with the dates Jan. 1 ~ Dec. 31. These are your journal cards.
The idea is easy...........at the end of the each day jot on one line what happened that day and file behind in that months section.  Do this every day for each month and your memories will be recorded.  Then next January 1st and for all the days after write what you did on line two, just as you filled your memories for year one.  As the years go by you will have a little reminder of what you did "last" year and the years before. 
If you keep it going you will have a beautiful memory basket to pass down.












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16 comments:

Gina said...

oh my! what a neat project:)
gina

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great idea--thanks for sharing this!

Ann-Margaret {Ann-Margaret's Visions} said...

Oh, my goodness!! ~ Now, this makes my heart smile! I love this idea. Love your cute journal basket and goodies inside!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is the gift I gave to all my friends this year! I love it!

SimpleThingsSweetLife said...

So very beautiful!! I wish I was your Gal Pal too! :) What a wonderful gift.

Happy New Year!!

Donna

Pat said...

I love this idea! Happy New Year. I hope yours is full of joy, peace, love and creativity!

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

What a lovely idea! Your calendar is packaged beautifully! Happy 2012!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Oh this is such a FANTASTIC idea!!! I am so happy Heather from Whipperberry featured it today!! I'm a day behind, but I'm so going to do this!!!

Jocelyn said...

What a fun idea!!! I am making something similar but using an instagram pic of the day!!!!

Alyssa said...

This is so cute! I just was looking at the same idea on pinterest and really loving it. Although it would be ideal to start Jan 1, it's not super important, so I think if I'm at a loss for a crafty-day-idea, I might pull this one out!
Your basket turned out beautifully!! I hope your friend loves it.

Amanda Jones said...

What a great and beautiful idea - I love the idea of journaling everyday and need to make it a priority... someday!

Amanda
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Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I love this idea!!! I am posting this to facebook now!! thanks for linking up at the project party!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love it, I can't believe you hand stamped all those dates! What a priceless gift and a lucky friend.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Whoops, I forgot to add to my previous comment that I featured it in this week's A Crafty Soiree. Thank you for joining us!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Chrissy, this is beyond gorgeous. Your photos always amaze me, but this project is so sweet. I'm sure your friend was amazed! What a sweet gift! Thanks so much for linking up to Wowzers!! XO

Kristina | Booklet Printing said...

Wow! What a stunning project! I love the way your calendars came out in the end. There really isn’t one piece that makes this so wonderful - it’s all the wonderful little extras that work together. Awesome work!!