Monday, April 30, 2012

April and May in my 12 month calendar

Another month has come and gone, and we are now 1/3 of the way through this year. I'm sure Kate at The Kathryn Wheel is pleased that so many of us are still hanging in there.


This was one very busy month for me, because I had a lot of birthdays I celebrated, including my own. And of course, the Easter Bunny visited, too.


After a ruthlessly dry and warm winter, April showers became the norm over many of these April days. I kept saying the phrase "April showers bring May flowers" over and over as I watched one flower after another bloom and fade even before May could arrive!


And when not celebrating one birthday or another, I was cleaning up my yard after a tornado, the rains, and other foul (not fowl) weather. So, between the birthdays, the rain, and the yard work, I didn't have a whole lot of ME time this month.


I worked on my May pages and finally have them ready to go. As always, I will decorate them when I have a better idea what the month will bring. Here's to an awesome May, everyone.

By the way, I hope you are enjoying New York and other US stops, Kate!

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20 thoughtful remarks:

Denise Adorian said...

Fun and inspiring!

AJ said...

Great pages - a third of the way through the year?! Doesn't time fly! Have a great month and I'm looking forward to seeing how you complete the month, love what you did with April.
AJ

Anesha said...

Great background on your May pages. Have a good month.

Sandra Hall said...

I know, isn't time flying....looks like you packed an awful lot into April! I like how you use those little calendar pages to show the months before and after on your pages :)

~*~Patty S said...

your calendar pages look super...I especially like that your days/weeks are in strips instead of blocks...gives the pages an interesting different look and shows off your great backgrounds too

WHERE did April go???
Happy May dear Elizabeth
oxo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great backgrounds Elizabeth, I am lving these pages...xox

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, I love the colours of April's pages and the spraying over stencils for May. It's nice to see a different layout; I keep thinking I'll do my 'days' differently but either can't decide what to do or forget, I did try bleaching out some squares a few months ago but it didn't work, I didn't get rid of enough colour.
Anne xx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE these backgrounds you've done; colorful, textural and above all else- beautiful! May you have another month filled with flowers, good food and friendship and lots of rain for the garden!

see you there! said...

You certainly did have a busy April. Like others have said I like the layout of the days.

Darla

france charles said...

love the work on your background, a straight invitation to daily journaling!

Linda said...

Hi Elizabeth, love your painted stenciled colorful backgrounds for April and May. I also really like your idea of only adding a few words. That's going to be a challenge for me for sure but I'd like to try it sometime.

Sam said...

Great backgrounds and I love the way you do your squares. I am intriqued what 'British phone box tea' is on the 10th April!!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Love your colors and brief notes!

ally said...

love your backgrounds. happy may day x

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love stencilly may....have a happy month :)

Janique de Suisse said...

I love your colored backgrouds ! Great calendars pages !!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great pages, love May's colours

Joanna said...

Love the background for May's pages :o)

thekathrynwheel said...

Hi there! I'm finally catching up with my fellow calendar journalers after my trip to the USA. And yes thanks, I had an awesome time - I would gladly do it all again tomorrow!
Your calendar pages look great - thanks for the close-ups, it's always good to have a peek into someone else's life! You seem to have had a busy time with all the birthdays (hope you enjoyed yours!) Kate x

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