Where, or where does the time go?!? Here it is already February, and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I love making Valenine's and can't wait to get to them - but for now, I wanted to share a ChalkBoard Calendar and Memo Station that I just put together.
I've beem wanting to do this for a while. I bought a metal base from Strano Designs - it's a generous 18" square, they call it their Swag Inspiration Board - and they can be gotten on sale for $9.95. They will hold magnets, and you can use a dry erase marker on them. You could also use a piece of galvanized metal from one of the big box home improvement stores, or you might find something at a big box craft store.
I added one of Stampin' Up!'s Decor Elements that has a chalkboard finish, so I can change the calendar dates for each month.The chalkboard base is the medium-sized Curly Sign, which is 12" square. I applied it very easily according to the instructions that come with each applique. (For a short tutorial, click here to see the application of a large element to a glass jar.) On top of it, I direcly applied the large Decor Elements Calendar. Now, you can see that my application was a little cock-eyed....The most challenging thing about this project was trying to get this on straight!! You really have to be cautious, because you only get once chance for application - once a piece of the applique touches a surface, it is pretty much committed. I'm still trying to decide if I can live with this, or if I need to remove it and start again. :)
I'm going to make the months from the Full Calendar stamp set - I've only done February, with the rest soon to come. It's basic stamping, with a strip of magnet tape on the back to hold it to the board. Of course I am planning on making a little box to keep all of the months in it - I'll share it when it's done!
I'm going to have to find a new location as soon as the nice weather hits!!