Thursday, October 7, 2010

Step by Step Thursday with Chic Calendar

Hey Chickies,

How are you doing today? It's Step by Step Thursday with me Neeti. And I bring along with me a different project today. No, its not a goodie-bag or basket... not a scrapbook page too... and absolutely no card for today :).

I created a digi Calendar using some gorgeous stamps and DP from Blackleaf Studio. I used this wonderful & colorful clip art set of Vintage Clocks and a beautiful beautiful DP from Spa Clipart Set

Aren't these sets such a chicks. You can get them from the Blackleaf Studio. They are so versatile. And here is what I created mixing them both :)

(Click on the image to get a better view)
Since 2010 is waving us goodbye, and we are ushering into new year 2011. I decided to create a calendar for 2011, hoping it will bring along peace and prosper time for everyone. That is why I used so many clocks..lolzz

Now, the deets for this project. Believe me, you don't have to be a pro or technically sound to create this calendar. I just used Word doc for this creation and its way too simple. Here are the steps:

1. Open a new Word document. Insert background PP/picture from the folder (from where you have stored the image) by using INSERT tab -> Pictures. Drag the corners for the background paper so that it covers all the white area.
** Note for each picture you need to wrap the image as square, otherwise they wont shift from their place. And I am using MS Office 2010.

2. Again Insert picture of a calendar. I got these monthly calendar from some website. I am so sorry, I was not able to note down the website name while saving them on my PC. Will try to search again for the name. Otherwise you will get lots of free downloadable Calendars while googling :). 

3. I added the border and shadow affect to all the months. You can do that by selecting the image. In the FORMAT tab, click on the Picture Effect -> in the drop down menu, you get plenty of options to play with :). I used GLOW and SOFT EDGES. However, you can experiment with any combinations of your likings.

4. Now the fun part. I inserted the clocks, resize them and place them on different positions over the months. 

As simple as 1-2-3-4. Although, its a bit time taking, but I had real fun setting, aligning, playing, coloring with the images. Don't you think its worth the labor. You get your own creative calendar for your desktop that reflects your personality :). I will surely going to make this as my wallpaper :). Would you be doing too?

If you have any questions regarding this project, drop me a line. I will get back to you :).

Have a lovely day and don't forget to come tomorrow for a Freebie Friday.


  1. It is beautiful..... Loved it.... One can even take a colored printout & paste it up your wall.... Totally personalized for your wall... I would love to try one ASAP..... :)


  2. Absolutely amazing! Very creative!