Life happens, so we weren't able to get together to work on the project until this week. But finally the project is complete and I love it as much now as when I first saw it. The base is an acrylic stand that comes with 12 chipboard "pages." I think it was maybe intended as a calendar, but it could easily be used for addresses or even a mini album with photos. I like that it is freestanding.
Here is the front of the calendar on the stand. The only thing I would do differently would be to stagger the calendars on both sides of the chipboard piece so all the embellishments wouldn't end up on the right side. It's a bit "fat" on that side and lopsided. I bought the cardstock calendar pieces at the convention and liked that they are vintagey, but then I noticed that they aren't "real" as each month starts on Tuesday. I was going to print a real 2010 calendar and insert the pages on each month, but now I think I will leave it as is. I like the look and I doubt I will use it as a functional calendar anyway.
Below are the first four months. I like that the designer didn't make the pages too "themey" for each month. I much prefer letting these gorgeous papers take the stage!
Here are May through August. I am missing one thing - a black rhinestone oval to surround the woman on the June page. My friend located some, so I'm just waiting to get it from her. We didn't have the black glittery stars which were on the original July page so we embossed some black art metal with the new star Cuttlebug folder, cut out the stars and sanded them. They look even better!
And the last four months. I couldn't find a suitable clock or compass for September, so made one with a compass stamp, a small round gold frame, Glossy Accents and a tiny Tim Holtz spinner. The "diamond" accent on the December page is a vintage button from my button box.