Artwork At Home…

All my blog readers are artist…yes, all of you!  If you love looking at others’ artwork and dream of how you’d like to create your own…you are an artist.

Now, my question to you is “Do you live with your art?”  Meaning if I came to your house, would I look around and say “Wow! this person really loves her art medium!”

Most of us give our art creations away…which is wonderful.  But why not sometimes create something just for you and your house that you can enjoy every day…Maybe it’s a framed piece, a banner for your mantle for the season or maybe a calendar.

An annual calendar is the perfect way to do that.  Here’s a peek at the last three months of a calendar started last November.  Usually my daughter, daughter-in-love and granddaughters and I work on these calendars together the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Talk about a mess in the studio!  But every time I change the month page or just glance at the calendar, sweet memories come to mind…


This stamp set (Glamper Greetings) just makes me smile) and my oldest g’daughter absolutely loves it.


This is the Totally Trees set which gets used a lot because it’s so versatile.


A little reinker down with an Aqua Painter, Thoughtful Branches in Basic Black and of course, Gorgeous Grunge snow with White Craft Ink and White Embossing Powder…magic!

Sadly we will not all be together this year as my daughter and son-in-law are still in Seoul, South Korea.  They elected to come home in September as a birthday surprise.  And “the littles” will be in Florida.

I’ll tell you the source for these printed calendars is Paper Source (  The paper is a letterpress and holds ink well.  The Lucite container makes the stand (not shown).

Maybe this would be a new family tradition for your family this holiday season…or maybe you will make one just for yourself and enjoy it all year long.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I’m all inky working in the studio today…and HaPpY!






    • I really hesitated to post these calendar pages thinking there wouldn’t be much interest…but if there is I will post more pages…B!

  1. Thanks, Billie, for sharing this wonderful family tradition. These pages are so creative. Like Debbie, I’d love to see the other pages too. What a great family project. Take care and have a great weekend.

    • I may show more pages next week…I’ve had several messages of interest. I’m so glad you stopped by today HJ!…B!

    • Hey Mary…I am rearranging my posting schedule to include three more pages a week. I’m so glad that you liked them!…B!

  2. These pages are awesome and I would LOVE to see the rest of them also. I especially love the pumpkins in the photos…did you make them?!?!

    • I am rearranging my posting schedule to include three pages each week to show all the calendar pages. Yes I did make the photo prop pumpkins a couple of years ago. Punch about a dozen shapes, fold in center and hot glue. The stem is a piece of Soft Suede rolled up and the leaves are embossed and cut with Vintage Leaves Framelits. Thanks for stopping by…B!

  3. Love how you said “daughter-in-love” back there. Was it deliberate or a typo. I’m thinking it was deliberate. I really admire your work and have been watching for a

    • It was very deliberate Jane…she’s definitely a “keeper”! I’m so glad you are stopping by and hope you always find inspiration!…B!

  4. These are beautiful and I think I’m going to have to find time to make some for Christmas presents! Could you share or email me details of the calendar stand you use to display them? Thank you x

    • The stand in the photo is one I keep as a photo prop in my studio (and I’ve had it so long that I have no idea where it came from). The stand that comes with the calendars is Lucite and holds the calendar upright…B!