Thursday, September 29, 2011

My favorite Wall Art Calendar!

It's that time of year again: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fall leaves, boots, scarves and the new PS Wall Art Calendar!! You would think I am getting a free calendar for as much as I continue to profess my love for them year after year. Unfortunately I do not, and that's ok. To me its worth the $29.50 to have a beautiful, recycled paper (100% recycled material, 30% post consume) calendar while at work and also completely reusable (templates on the back of each month); it's a no brainer for this tree hugging, paper lover.
2012 Paper Source Wall Art Calendar

As you can see, the 2012 calendar does not disappoint! I especially love June's sea theme, July's gray and green, September's owls (Ash!) and the Aspen trees in November.

Before I allowed myself to buy the 2012 calendar for my future workspace, I made a deal with myself to use all of the old calendars I had on hand. You may remember I did this last year as part of the challenge (see here). So why would I have extra calendar pages to use? Well my friend/coworker fell in love with the calendar and bought one for herself. She's not extremely crafty so she gave me her calendar at the end of the year. 

In the spirit of sharing is caring, a commonly used line by said friend/coworker, I decided to make all the cards, gift tags, pillow and square boxes to give back to her. I spent about two hours in front of the tv cutting, folding and gluing them all together.

Once they were dry I stacked them together and wrapped them with gray twine to look like gifts
I left them on her work chair first thing in the morning. She was so surprised I still had them and then proceeded to cry. I got teary eyed too, beautiful paper can do that! Ok, its actually because I'm leaving in a few days. I will miss her dearly and am so happy I was able to make her day by regifting her own calendar, in gift box form. Like paper, friendship is a beautiful thing.

Purchase your very own Paper Source Wall Art Calendar here. You're welcome ;) 

This post is part of my September Creative Challenge. Thanks for following along as Inspired Honey Bee and I do something creative Monday - Friday all this month.

1 comment:

kaci j said...

You are such a good friend! This post explains all the reasons why. LOVE YOU! Good work. Now I am envying a PS calendar :) ESP since july matches SOMEONES wedding colors.... :)