Saturday, January 9, 2016

LFF #101 on Saturday - A few calendars for 2016


Nothing like some rain to make you want to just roll up in a cozy blanket and not do anything!  hahaha!  Yes, much of California is being inundated with rain courtesy of El Nin-yo.  We've also got snow on the mountain so for those who think it doesn't snow here it does just at a higher elevation.

So getting in to today's LFF #101 post on Saturday I wanted to share the only 2016 calendars I made which went to my mom's Monday Coco's group of friends.  She totally wiped out my calendars so I had to buy some from a friend, thanks Kathy for your stash!  I went with CAS, cute and decided to do an Asian theme.   It's the year of the Monkey so a few monkey cards along with the ever cute Maneki Neko were perfect and neutral.

Ai ya sorry this picture is sooo blurrry!!  I took more below, but these are it.  Images, dies & sentiments are from Mama Elephants All Prettied UpLunar Animals and Lunar Extras.  I also used one MFT die, Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop circle, black cardstock, and paper from the Far East stack from DCWV.  Here's a closer look at each calendar/card with the monkey themed card up first...

Hehehe, the little hat is so cute.  I guess I could have lowered it a little bit more on his head, nah looks just right.  Such a sweet combination of images.  The red envelope he's holding is from the Lunar Extra set.  Lots of fun images in that set.  Since these were cards I also did a simple message on the inside:

Here's the Maneki Neko cat card :

Had to look online to see what colors are used to color him/her.  I liked this color combo the best.  The Chinese characters says Happy New Year and a simple message on the inside with some falling sakura flowers...

I made 5 of each and my mom said everyone loved them.  Woo Hoo!!

I placed an order for more calendars because I had a few requests from my co-workers.  Thinkin I can maybe make a few dollars to support my habit, I mean hobby.  (hehehe)

Now on to the winner of last week's LFF 100th post, thank you to Jenny W, Lynn, Denice & Heidi for commenting.  I wish I could give you each something, so guess what?!  I will!  Congratulations ladies!  If you all live in the US you all qualify.  Please email me your snail mail: and I'll get your goodies in the mail within the next couple weeks.  If I already have it you'll get it sooner.  

Well looks like I'll be doing a little coloring and making stuff for meet ups with some of my crafty friends who are in town for CHA.  No I'm not going to the show but doesn't mean I can't meet up with them outside the arena.  Hope to have some photos to share.  Until then, have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!



Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Happy New Year Leanne! OMG, you've been busy. Bet your mom's friends instantly fell in love with these kawai'i calendars. I'm eyeballing the stitched circle die....NICE!!! Have a super crafty weekend.

Denice said...

What wonderful calendars....great images and awesome papers!
Have fun with all your CHA buds...can't wait to see some pictues of your get together(s).

Rachel Parys said...

I am so jealous!! lol! I always love these little calendars, I can never think ahead to make some myself!! Love them!

eva said...

hi leanne! i love the color combo you used for these calendars! so bold and eye catching. that little envelope is the cutest. happy new year!

StampinwithAloha said...

I didn't find time to make Christmas cards nor New Year's cards so these will be CAS'd as Lunar New Year's cards - yay! TFS!