Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December, 2014 and January, 2015, as well as a look back on 2014

It's time once again to join Kate at The Kathryn Wheel to show my monthly calendar. But first, let me take you through the year in review.

I bought a new journal for 2014 and 2015, but it was not exactly the right size.  I've been hampered by the size this entire year, but I refuse to buy another one until this one is filled in 2015.

February was all about the below zero temps.

I hoped spring was truly on the way.

April was all about birthdays, including mine.

We gathered round the Maypole this month.

Summer was here long before the calendar made it official.

July was all about Patriotism, ICADs, and Summer of Color.

Five Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays didn't leave much room for decorations.  Poor Bleubeard was more than a little miffed at me for using his signature stamp to represent the dog days of summer.

Joined two new challenges in September: Moo Mania and More, and Altered Playing Cards.

Minutia, but not much else in October.

Every day in November was about Art Every Day Month (AEDM).

It's now time to show my December, 2014 calendar page,

and my drab, unadorned January, 2015 page.  As always, I'll decorate as I go, but I'm scaling back on everything but the bare bones to begin each page this year.  I admire all those awesome calendar pages I see, but I am just not a stamper, so I'm looking for alternative ways to decorate the pages each month in 2015.

Thanks as always for looking, because I truly appreciate your generous comments.

9 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

Love your calendar pages Elizabeth, i am joining in Darcy Wilkinson's Calendar pages Challenge in 2015. She opens her linky page tomorrow, maybe i will see you there too.

Hope you all settled in ready for the midnight celebrations :-) xxx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great look back at your calendar pages. Hope you have a great start to the New Year.

TwinkleToes2day said...

A fascinating look back at your year. I wish you a new year of good health, hearty happiness and all the good things you would wish for yourself ((hugs)) :o)

Rita said...

You'll have to show us what the January one looks like all decorated. I like that it has the month before and after in the corner. :)

Krisha said...

What a great look at the year for you and Bluebeard.
I'm contemplating doing this for 2015...not sure yet.
I did join a 12 month journal group, a page a month with prompts, if you want to use them. I have my journal made, just need to decorate it.......before the challenge begins LOL!

Time to say Happy New Year as the clock is ticking away the last few hours of 2014!

see you there! said...

It must be fun for you to look back and recall each month. The pages look fully decorated, you've been busy.


~*~Patty S said...

Your calendar pages are somewhat like a "journal" of what you were up to highlights note.
I salute you for setting out on another year with this project E!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Uh! Oh! Need to get sorted don't I?? Chrisx

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, your 2014 review looks awesome! I'm so, so happy that you are still doing this challenge. Can't believe it's 5 years! I'm sorry about the lack of link on my blog (left you a reply over there) but we can still follow you here from your comment :-)