Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cute, Quick Homemade Calendar

I really enjoy having a photo calendar each year.  Last year I paid about $8 to have Walgreens make one for me on sale.  But this year I thought I'd just pick up this $1 calendar at JoAnn Fabrics.  Little did I know that it would end up being my favorite photo calendar yet!

Last week, I hurriedly worked on a photo order through  My idea was to print 3-4 pics for each page and crop them so I could get several events/memories on each month. Then suddenly I had a TERRIFIC epiphany!!  Walmart lets you make photo collage prints for just 9 cents each!!!  It was so fun to  make a 4x6 photo collage, WITH TITLE, for each month!  That allowed me to get several photos (usually 6) per month and even be able to title them.

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And so here is the January page.  I am loving this in our master bathroom.  While I do my hair in the morning, I can see my loved ones and remember special times.

It can be hard to decide what pictures to do each month.  So my plan was to choose favorite pics/events/memories of that month from 2011 and put them on the coinciding month of 2012.  

This project was very economical and quick.  It might have taken me an hour to upload the pics to and create the 12 photo collages.  And then just about 5 minutes to put them in my calendar using photo splits from my scrapbooking supply.
I can also say that it cost less than $4.  The calendar was $1 and the photos were 9 cents each plus alittle bit for shipping so they would come right to my house.  I like it so much better than my little $8 desktop calendar from last year b/c the photos are more clear and there are more per month.

And now...I'm betting you'd like to see one of my favorite pictures of my little newborn granddarling...right?  

This precious little babe was born one week ago today and his name is 
Carson Davis.
He is our very first little grand and we are loving him to PIECES!!!

He was about 4 days old here.  So beautiful.  So sweet.  So happy.  And such a God-gift!  I wish he lived next door, and not 6 hours away.  I am loving being his "Mimi" and am so thankful for the 6 days I got to spend with him, our darling daughter, and her husband.

Thank you for visiting!  Have you been to my etsy shop, Perfect Darlings?  I've sold over 60 of one certain handmade gift you'll find there...curious?  Go see!  :)


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  1. Really cute calendar! I will have to use this idea next year...if I remember by then. I'm not getting any younger you know. :-)

  2. Donna, this is gorgeous! I'm sure you're blessed every time you look at it. Just a thought...but I bet your family would love to have one of these too, it would make a perfect New Year's gift. Your grandson is adorable..congratulations!

    Oh and Happy New Year...I pray all God's abundant blessings for you and yours.

    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. I love the calendar you made Donna! It's wonderful! Don't you love that collage feature at Walmart? I think it's brilliant! Congratulations on your very first grandchild! He is darling! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  4. Thank you sweet ladies!! Lisa Maria, you ALWAYS have an encouraging word for me. I wish I could meet you in person! Angie, I LOVE your blog and ideas!!! And Lori, you know you're my soul sister. :)

  5. I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.


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