Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today Blog Design Team member, Sharon Harnist has created an adorably frosty calendar page as she looks out on the new year that is almost upon us! Check it out below…

Now let’s hear from Sharon about her project…

A new year is often times about opening new chapters in our
lives. I had gotten away from making my monthly calendars this past year (which
had been my tradition since 2007!), but with Taylored Expressions’ introduction
of these sweet new Calendar Critters last month, I thought it
was time for some more calendars!

I guess I have to start by explaining the whimsical touch of the palm trees!
This is what the scene would look like if we were to get snow down in south
coastal Texas where I live! (If you didn’t know, we have lots of palms down
here and I several in my yard!)

The TE store has several calendar options for you: I prefer the
6×6 Calendars (a quick and easy download from the TE store,
which I printed onto white cardstock). I display the calendars in 6×6 Page
on the Frame Your Imagination Vertical
(I painted mine white):

I thought these adorable penguins would be cute playing in the snow, so I
used Build a Scene-Rolling Hills to create snow hills/drifts
for them to frolic through!  The snow hills were topped with Clear Wink
of Stella and Copic BG0000 was used to color behind
the top snow drift layer, to help distinguish it. 

The background is a 6-inch piece of Sprinkles cardstock,
embossed with the Winter Flurry Embossing Folder. The
snowflakes were sponged with white pigment ink help them pop off the blue

The penguins were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto
white cardstock, then colored with Copic markers. Their hat
trim and pompoms were also glittered with Wink of Stella and
they were popped up with foam tape.
Finally, the Coconut Cove palm trees were stamped, colored
with Copic markers, hand trimmed, then added with foam tape.  I hope you will
stay warm in the coming winter months! What does January look like in your
part of the country?

Thank you, Sharon for sharing this darling calendar page with us today. Please visit Sharon on her blog, PaperFections, for more of her wonderful work.