Monday, April 6, 2009

Not Notebooks!

I know you are pleased to see this is not another notebook post! Incidentally, I will disclose my 'source' for the kraft notebooks...drum roll please...the 100 yen store! That place rocks! I am sure going to miss it when we move...

Alright, on to the projects. Traditionally when the squadrons deploy, the spouses put together a deployment calendar. Each day, one page goes up at the Operations Desk. The military members really like it, as it brings a touch of home to a far away place. I made two pages for the calendar; one for DH from the kids and one generic layout for the squadron.

You will notice this page is very similar to the card I made here, but I thought it was so cute! And, the squadron colors are red and black, so how could I pass it up?

Now is the generic squadron version.

I actually cut the panther out on my own so I could give it some dimension with foam tape! I have blogged previously about my inability to cut things, thinking I should have to go back to kindergarten, but I actually did OK! No whiskers were lost in the adventure! I was wondering if the guys would think the panther was too blingy. I wanted to make it look fierce. I thought some fire in the eye would do it...and really shimmery teeth! Good ol' Stickles. Hopefully they won't see it as a drag queen panther!!

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25 comments:

gale said...

Wow that panther came out amazing!! Great job cutting! Love the calendar pages.

fishlips said...

Im speachless the Panther is Fantastic...Wow oh wow so unique too!!!!!

Holly said...

Siobhan, these are great! I LOVE the fingerprint themed page AND the card you did that inspired it! So clever! And I also love the "generic page" (although, I wouldn't call it that!) :) That panther is fierce - I think the guys would dig it - fantastic! I had to LOL with your cutting comment - I think I'm probably cutting challenged also...

peggysue said...

The 100 yen store is going to be a tough place for me to visit, I don't think its close by. And the panther is amazing, you did a fab job!

Jen said...

That panther is very cool!!!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! that Pnather is AMAZING!!!

Louise Forsyth said...

These are fantastic!!! The layouts with the squad colours are awesome.

Dell Richards said...

Great scrapbook pages. You did a superb job with the Panther.

Grace said...

Wow oh wow!!! You did a fantastic job on these pages! Love what you did with the panther! It's perfect!!! Love the special dh one too!

Gina said...

Great layouts. What a great tradition to be a part of too. Love the panther!

kat9 said...

I love the panther. I am sure it will be a big hit. I like the clean simple design. Wonderful pages.

Kim said...

These pages are really great. The panther is definitely not "drag" looking! I am sure the guys will love it.

thescrapmaster said...

These are really pretty!! I love the reds.

laos348 said...

What a wonderful idea - these look fantastic! And great job on the cutting of the Panther!

jennifer said...

These are awesome!! I remember that card you made, I loved it, so it's great to see the theme re-used :) Beautiful job, it must make them so happy!

katiesniche said...

Oh I miss the 100 Yen stores!
We just finished making our calendar pages too! Yours came out beautifully!

scrappinmominky said...

Wow, great job cutting out the panter. I am not great at cutting things either. These pages are great. I know the men and women that are deployed will love them.

Traci said...

These are great! I love the panther and you did a great job cutting him out! Love both pages they will love looking at them.

Kay said...

Great pages and, like evryone else, I love the Panther. Cutting out is always a challenge - glad to hear all the whiskers remained intact!

Diane said...

Great job on the panther. Fabulous pages here. Love the layouts. Need to do some scrapbooking soooon. Thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa said...

I love your pages! The look so good. I am sure your men will love them and cherish them!

Heather said...

Wow That panther is awesome! I could never have cut that out! Your pages are great!

Sankari W. said...

what a great idea and your panther came out fantasticallllllllly!!! the colors coordinate perfectly!!! totally lovely! I was totally cracking up at your cutting challenged story!!! ha!!! lol!! I kind know what you mean!!! sending you big hugs!
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CathyRose said...

What a great job you did on this! It looks terrific. Those colors really pop off the page! Nice work on the panther too.

Naomi said...

The panther is very macho indeed! This looks great!