I made this calendar for my Mom for Christmas from pictures from our Mother/Daughter summer vacation this past summer. I made her (and the rest of the family) a calendar last year with 3-D scrapbook pieces with scenes from 'life as a family' pictures and the post is here.
This year I wanted to make her another calendar, but I'm completely backed up with scrapbook projects, so I decided to dip my toe into the world of digital scrapbooking. I'm usually a 3-D scrapbook sort of gal. I like to be able to manipulate things....don't read into that too far. BUT...for a calendar, this was really easy to put together, and personal. I have no loyalty to Shutterfly, it's just the first photo company I thought of when I put this together. I'm sure any service would do, unless Shutterfly wants to provide me with incentive, and then....I'm sure NOBODY could do this excellent of a job. ;o). It's a simple process, I pulled pics from each location we visited on our trip around the Great Lakes, and made a page in honor of each spot. There are a bunch of different 'backdrop decorations' you could manipulate, and a million doo dads that can make someone look like an....ummm....professional calendar maker-person, BUT I'm OK with keeping it simple, it still was fun. It was about 20 bucks. I googled "Shutterfly Coupons"...there were a ton, and I found one for free shipping at that time. It took them less than a week to get it to me. Now, I need to tell my Mom to stay away from my blog b/c this is her Christmas gift, but....I thought I'd post just because a horse is a horse, of course of course, unless you can talk to the horse of course. That's as good of a reason as anything else. Here are the pages.