Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Release Day!

Yay!  It's release day!  

The end of the year is coming soon, which is normally my time for reflection.  What better way to reflect than to look at old projects?  I find this sometimes inspires me again either to copy what I did before or to never do it again!! Ha ha ha!  Whatever it is, I reflect to back to evaluate what I've done and see where improvements can be made.  So although this old calendar has some flaws, I've decided to share it with you today.

This is the first calendar I made using the Chinese Zodiac images. Please be aware that some of these images have changed from the ones that will be released, so they are not exactly what you will be able to purchase.

First, let me explain the order that I chose for the calendar... In 2011, it was Year of the Rabbit, so I decided to start with the bunny (my fave) in January.  Then following the Chinese Zodiac order, I added in the next images in the correct order.  Following the rabbit is the dragon, then snake, etc...  See for yourself...

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 All of these images are on separate panels for each month.  Then all the panels were adhered together onto ribbon for a wall calendar.  I was inspired by a sample I saw at Stamps and Memories years ago.  I've modified it over the years, but it's basically the same concept.  The first six months are on one side...

Then you flip the calendar over for the next 6 months.  Yes, people often think I forgot half the year!!  LOL!!

This calendar is much more detailed as it was my first and a gift for my sister for drawing these images for me.  It's now a collectors item since I haven't made one of these in a few years.  You probably noticed that the bunny used on this calendar is different from the bunny that will be released with the rest of the Zodiac image.  Let me also explain that the dragon you see has also been modified, so the dragon featured here will not be available.

Well, hope you enjoyed the projects that everyone came up with for this release.  These gals will be back for every Zodiac image, so we have lots to look forward to!  Many thanks to all of our guest DT who helped out- you guys rock!


  1. Wow, Jenny, this calendar is really a treasure! Thank you for sharing this for I'm sure I'll be needing to study it carefully for inspiration for upcoming future releases. Lots I need to learn about stamping and coloring!

  2. What a great idea for a calendar ... thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Cool calendars! Each panel is awesome! The details are fantastic.
    I have to tell you that when my mom and cousin went to IS my cousin took a picture of a similar calendar and emailed it to me. It was just as awesome!
    Great job Jenny and your sis is awesome too!

  4. Ooooh, I LOVE the zodiac animals! They're all adorable and I love how versatile they can be for any occasion!

  5. Oh I love your creation!!! Great work and adorable stamps!!! hugs,Heidi