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The 2012 Calendar: An Awesome Print Trend

The 2012 Calendar: An Awesome Print Trend


Finding great calendars can sometimes be a challenge! So many people resort to the cute little cuddly cat or puppy calendars you find at the local store. While those calendars may be cute, they lack sophistication, and lets face it... style!

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When I was younger, and when I say that I mean, before I had kids, I carried a beautiful Franklin Covey planner. It was pink leather, and I had a messenger bag to match. In my previous life I was the marketing director for a travel company. I had meetings and weekly conference calls, I was, important. When I had kids I found it difficult to justify my beautiful Frankly Covey planner to schedule play dates and carpools! That's when I found Brenda. She created these beautiful pages, that are so fresh and clean.

Printed Calendar|Downloadable Calendar

While this calendar is from 2010, Brenda offers other downloadable and printable pages like:  things to do, shopping, scrap/card sketch, notes etc. and they all coordinate with the calendar pages. Each month is embellished with a gorgeous tree on the bottom corner of each page. Notice how the leaves on the tree change to coordinate with the season? I love the clean and simple design. It's too bad Brenda decided against making a calendar for 2012.

2012 Mustache Calendar by Two Pooch Paperie at Papernstich

Moustache_Calendars

Who doesn't like the latest mustache trend? People are using them in so many differnt applications, why not in a calendar!?

printable 2012 Doodle Calendar with Notes by lemonadepaperie on Etsy

Printable calendars are all the rage - simply buy and print at home for instant gratification. This adorable doodle calendar should make you smile all throughout the year with a simplistic image for each month and laid back font.

Survival Guide set by Mommy Tracked (free printables)

As a part of the mommy survival guide, Mommy Tracked is offering some freebie downloads to help mom's control their chaos. This is somewhat the ultimate in calendaring from Meal Planning, Party Planning, To Do's, To Do: To Delegate, Weekly Family Calendar, etc... all color coordinated and ready to help you organize things down to a T.

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 2012 Printable Desk Calendar by type wink on Etsy 

A fun 2012  printable calendar that will sure to make your loved one laugh each day of the year. Possibly even a great gift for Valentines Day coming up real soon!

2012 Mini Desk Calendars by MissyMinszy

Hand drawn whimsical illustrations all throughout the year. She sold out of these for the 2011 series and now you can get your hot little hands on the 2012 version. Each month is hand cut by the author and fits in to a nifty CD case holder.

2012 Mini Calendar by Two Pooch Paperie on Papernstich

If you like clean and simple, you'll love this organic, simplistic design and color palette to head in to 2012 with.

 2012 Vintage Luggage Tag Mini Calendar with Gift Tin by girlingearstudio on Etsy

Wow talk about a great gift for that person who loves to travel, loves the idea of traveling, travels a lot and can appreciate some great vintage design work.

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2012 Calendar "Take me to Venice" by magnesia on Etsy

This gorgeous calendar was created especially for the Italy Lovers, globetrotters, travelers and Europe admirers. Who wouldn't want to admire these beautiful pieces of art all year long?

Mustcahe Gallery 2012 Calendar by happy landings on Etsy

Oh and here we are again with some fantastic mustache art! This piece comes as a 13x19 Art Print. Doubles as useful piece of artwork!

Be YOU 2012 4x6 Calendar by blushface on Etsy

Surrounding yourself in positivity can't be a bad thing. This is a fabulously designed piece with a lot to offer all year long.


There are so many calendars out there with all types of themes. We are working hard to get the first annual 2012 COLOURlovers calendar put together for printable (free) download next week. Some of you have already been contacted for this but we are still filling in some months, so if you have a month-appropriate pattern template you would like submitted or you would like to recommend another COLOURlover's work, please do so here in the comments or contact mollybermea.

Happy 2012! Party safe!


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sundancer

My favorite calender/planner/agenda is made by BoyGirlParty but for some reason, I think she sold out because there are currently none in her shop.

Faeleia

These are so etsy and so beautiful, sometimes I wish I had the creativity to design and print these cards myself :)

MissGibbon

So pretty!!...and timely, I was just making a yearly photo calender for myself! :)
Team

mollybermea

@sundancer looks like I found another favorite Etsy shop, thanks for the share. :)

@Fae have you also checked out Papernstitch? some of those are from there and I'm fast falling in love with the work coming from the designers there.

@gibbygirl what kind of photos are you using for your photo calendar? A theme?

glindathegoodwitch

oh my ....LOVE THIS. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BLOG TOPIC YET. I love paper products. I am making a calendar right now. That is so true that it's a challenge to find the perfect calendar or planner. I am 40 and I don't think I have ever found the oh wow...it has everything planner or calendar. I cannot wait to check out the websites you mentioned. Great job.
Team

mollybermea

I'd love to see everyone's favorite calendar styles! Do share?!

sundancer

Here is the calender that I had last year:
My Calender I Custom Made @ Arts Cow<-- Click the link to see all the months!

I decorated it with our favorite photos from our wedding. :-) It turned out really well and it will be a treasured keepsake.

glindathegoodwitch

sundancer wrote:
Here is the calender that I had last year:
My Calender I Custom Made @ Arts Cow<-- Click the link to see all the months!

I decorated it with our favorite photos from our wedding. :-) It turned out really well and it will be a treasured keepsake.


oh ...sundancer...totally awesome. I suppose maybe that is you...unless you are like me and buy a picture frame and forget to change the pic out.Or get them as a gift and set them out to remember to put a pic in it....and as time will pass I have these totally cool pic frames that look so nice with people in them I have not a clue who they were. Right after I married I bet I received 50 pic frames24 of them came in this through the years hand designed frames that should last you until 25 years and then a larger one for the 25th.. Now I got married in June...and in December when my husbands employees came to my house for their Christmas Party....One of the execs just went on about these frames. Finally he asked me who they were? and believe it or not I actually made up very elaborate story about the different people (their were probably at least 12 different people)...then I felt bad so the next year when we had them over.there they sat. But that year I finally told him the truth...and we all had a good laugh. So word of advice...if you buy a pic frame for someone ...make sure the person in the frame that comes with it...are nice looking...who knows you may give the gift to someone like me. :)

Any way.,....sorry about that but if you did just recently marry you can probably understand ...that is a wonderful book and thanks for sharing.

glindathegoodwitch

@ Molly. this is an example of my online agenda blog side bar calendar for April. Every month I loaded a new home page small event calendar...and I am working on my 2012 online blog planner...and as soon as I get it finished I will link it


took one of my current april patterns and downloaded it and cut out the sections and pasted them on the format and saved it as a jpg where i could load it like a picture. I did not need clickable numbers on this one...i had a little writing area under it.
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mollybermea

@glindathegoodwitch what a beautiful calendar! love it!! I especially love this color scheme and that pattern! can you link the pattern too?

Anyone else making calendars with their COLOURlovers works of art?

senseability

thanks for helping me discover boygirl party!

sundancer wrote:
My favorite calender/planner/agenda is made by BoyGirlParty but for some reason, I think she sold out because there are currently none in her shop.
Team

mollybermea

@sundancer me too! I am really liking boygirl party stuff on Etsy! :)

sundancer

glindathegoodwitch wrote:
I suppose maybe that is you...unless you are like me and buy a picture frame and forget to change the pic out.Or get them as a gift and set them out to remember to put a pic in it....and as time will pass I have these totally cool pic frames that look so nice with people in them I have not a clue who they were.

HAHAHA that is sooo funny!!! I made that calender myself and it took a few hours but all the pictures are my husband and me. I got married 2 1/2 years ago but when I made the calender I had been married for a year and a half.

Nie Niez 1702

Great Calender! It Make My Want To Do My Own Calender As Soon As Possible... ...

glindathegoodwitch

I have already taken last years calendars down but I went back and pulled a couple of them out to show you how i did it and where it came from. I cannot get to them and searched last night. I did them under my other name before I closed it. Although I downloaded them these particular ones I cut into pieces. I am attaching the pieces. found the palette in my work and the name of it was Something to Believe in 2 ...but it was without the blue. I suppose the Something to Believe in 1 has the blue. The circular pattern is a Ifollow the rabbit (I think) not sure about the busy floral daisy..but I did the single daisy as shown here in this. I also attached a copy of last years April to show how I cut it individually. I do a lot of stuff in picasa first and then I upload it to picnic. They are partners now and it will load from the desktop picasa. I really like picnic and it offers a great deal of things you can use to edit and use the effects that are free. I know the I assembled it by collage in picasa and put the turquose frame on it from the collage section.





blogger_theme

I just went to the search in the copaso program and was able to locate it and recreate it for you. I was pretty close in the one above...but these are the exact colors for that theme.
Something_to_believe
mollybermea wrote:
@glindathegoodwitch what a beautiful calendar! love it!! I especially love this color scheme and that pattern! can you link the pattern too?

Anyone else making calendars with their COLOURlovers works of art?

glindathegoodwitch

This is also one from another wordpress one i had for the baseball moms. I may use portions of this in different colors. This is the 12 month mom...journaling to sanity.


I took the seamless pattern and cut out a square of it. Like the daisy below. I did the mounting on black in picasa and now I can use this as a whole page calendar. I found a free calender online and laid it on top of it before I created it ....Since it''s not linkable because I formatted it...the note section might be better off left off and added in a post section below.


Again I made all of these in colour lovers. I think the mom attachement at the top can be found by searching mom and if it's not in the whimsical..it's in the camo section.
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glindathegoodwitch

here are a couple of other simple calendars I like that any of you can experiment with. These came from a web site that allowed you to down load and use them ...so they should be ok.


I thought this was instant cute ...kinda crafty new trend like.

glindathegoodwitch

i found the pattern template for this one

daily_mom
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canyoupixelthis

Oh, I love her recipe cards! The owl is adorable!

sundancer wrote:
My favorite calender/planner/agenda is made by BoyGirlParty but for some reason, I think she sold out because there are currently none in her shop.

kimberly-ann

If you want to swoon over some beautifully designed calendars, search google images for 'typography calendar' - amazing typography + great colour choices = hours of design inspiration (like the Letterpress Calendar). Hold onto your wallet though!
Team

canyoupixelthis

What is the perfect calendar/planner? What do you look for? I have to have a notes section, a place to write where I can keep all my notes, because I'm rather forgetful. I have a lot to manage on a daily basis, and if I don't write it down, actually write it down- I'll forget. I have a smartphone, but just can't seem to get into using it as my day runner.

glindathegoodwitch wrote:
oh my ....LOVE THIS. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BLOG TOPIC YET. I love paper products. I am making a calendar right now. That is so true that it's a challenge to find the perfect calendar or planner. I am 40 and I don't think I have ever found the oh wow...it has everything planner or calendar. I cannot wait to check out the websites you mentioned. Great job.
Team

canyoupixelthis

Your calendar is beautiful!

sundancer wrote:
Here is the calender that I had last year:
My Calender I Custom Made @ Arts Cow<-- Click the link to see all the months!

I decorated it with our favorite photos from our wedding. :-) It turned out really well and it will be a treasured keepsake.
Team

canyoupixelthis

I love that calendar, it seems to take hours to make the perfect calendar, doesn't it? With patterns we love, and of course, sticking with holidays like St Pattys Day!! lol.

glindathegoodwitch wrote:
I have already taken last years calendars down but I went back and pulled a couple of them out to show you how i did it and where it came from. I cannot get to them and searched last night. I did them under my other name before I closed it. Although I downloaded them these particular ones I cut into pieces. I am attaching the pieces. found the palette in my work and the name of it was Something to Believe in 2 ...but it was without the blue. I suppose the Something to Believe in 1 has the blue. The circular pattern is a Ifollow the rabbit (I think) not sure about the busy floral daisy..but I did the single daisy as shown here in this. I also attached a copy of last years April to show how I cut it individually. I do a lot of stuff in picasa first and then I upload it to picnic. They are partners now and it will load from the desktop picasa. I really like picnic and it offers a great deal of things you can use to edit and use the effects that are free. I know the I assembled it by collage in picasa and put the turquose frame on it from the collage section.





blogger_theme

I just went to the search in the copaso program and was able to locate it and recreate it for you. I was pretty close in the one above...but these are the exact colors for that theme.
Something_to_believe
mollybermea wrote:
@glindathegoodwitch what a beautiful calendar! love it!! I especially love this color scheme and that pattern! can you link the pattern too?Anyone else making calendars with their COLOURlovers works of art?

glindathegoodwitch

i TOTALLYagree on the electronic calendars. To me a planner is pages that you can flip back and forth..job notes. ETC. When I was in college I learned how to utilize them and make them work (that is after I took this class called project management ....and keeping a planner was 80 percent of our grade.) It had to hold every detail of our life from birthday parties to class test, and so on. This man...I can still remember Mr. Campbell taught me a lot about organizational skills and I find it takes me more time to get my organizer ready and set up.I started using the Franklin planners because at the time it was the only mix and mingle, pick and select the certain sections. For me ....planner was always a bit bulky to some degree but I usually set it up like this...
I had the 12 month...one month in view (the traditional block type) but for each month I had the day or week not planner behind it. For example. Jan month in view followed by the appointment and day scheduler behind it for all the days. At the end of the months I had 2 sets of address inserts. One for personal and one for business. Behind the business I had the business card holder(and i used this a ton...it also worked good to organize commercial contacts and or business calls. After that I did a divider and did a funky cute calendar with the 1 week in view for my kids school projects and mommy things. I found in my type line of work ...I kept it seperate from the professional notes. That way I could keep them all in one. Some years I ended up with the notebook size planner but most of the time I used the typical size. I always bought the to do and note list and put a few behind each week. Matter of fact I used to call it my brain..and could not function without it. I still to this day do not keep anything in my phone or hand held...too many places I would worry about it getting compromised. It was a liability waiting to happen in the financial world when i was there. They are more secure now. My phone honestly gets about 2 -3 calls a day and the only texts really I send is my kids. It would be ok with me if I could find a phone that did nothing but call..no camera, internet, or anything.I hate the phone. But as far as buying one that is made and ready to go..they never were functional to me.
canyoupixelthis wrote:
What is the perfect calendar/planner? What do you look for? I have to have a notes section, a place to write where I can keep all my notes, because I'm rather forgetful. I have a lot to manage on a daily basis, and if I don't write it down, actually write it down- I'll forget. I have a smartphone, but just can't seem to get into using it as my day runner.

glindathegoodwitch wrote:

oh my ....LOVE THIS. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BLOG TOPIC YET. I love paper products. I am making a calendar right now. That is so true that it's a challenge to find the perfect calendar or planner. I am 40 and I don't think I have ever found the oh wow...it has everything planner or calendar. I cannot wait to check out the websites you mentioned. Great job.

haft2



Haft2 Inc. is so proud to introduce The Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project. This 2012 printed calendar highlights 11 initiatives from across our past and present not-for-profit client base, in the hopes of raising their awareness and revenue. We work with a number of very talented designers, so we invited each of them to submit artwork for a given month of the calendar. Armed with only a colour and specific month that we determined, each designer came back with his or her own beautiful and original work. The result is truly stunning. Read more about it here.

Calendars are $30 CAD (plus shipping and handling) and can be ordered by emailing us at hello@haft2.com.

You can learn more about The Haft2COLOUR Calendar Project in a story that Design Edge Canada recently did, now posted on their homepage.

We always welcome new subscribers to our blog too, where monthly digital desktop versions of our calendar will be available for download. It's called Haft2Know.com.

Happy New Year, everyone.
Happy 2012.

Jason Allen
Haft2 Inc.

Wspmphsgal

Many thanks for sharing this post! I have particularly enjoyed the comment section this time:) This community continues to amaze me with the wealth of knowledge, creative talent and LOVE that it so freely shares and embraces. I don't really have anything 'useful' to add on the topic, but I really LOVE the CL Calendar idea that Glenda shared! ...Now that could be an epic contest:)

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