Double your pleasure, double your fun . . .

Double your pleasure, double your fun . . .

as going through this year’s Blotter Calendar — you know how the paper is really nice and heavy and there’s nothing on the back of each page? So, I was looking at it closer, then I got out my trusty scissors and LOOK at all the fun things I cut out ….

….to use for bookmarks, scrapbook embellishments (all the names of the months are there!) and gift cards! And that was without really trying! So when I designed this year’s Blotter (coming in Aug.) I thought about that and, besides all the things that naturally happen in the design of the calendar, I put in an actual bookmark and some tags for your food gifts over the holidays. Doubling the worth of calendar, is what I think. Don’t throw out your old calendar!

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9 Responses to Double your pleasure, double your fun . . .

  1. Michele Gavaletz says:

    That’s what I have been doing with the calendar – it was tooooooo pretty to throw out so I had to think of uses for it! Can’t wait to order the next one!

  2. Carol McCabe says:

    I did that about 4 years ago…just couldn’t throw them away!!

  3. Thea says:

    Susan, I think that unmarked plant is bacopa – which is one of my favorite container and flowerbox plants because it’s so ‘drippy’ – i love the white, pink and purple colors. this year the brachiwhateveritiscalled is my fav container star. i called it million bells because it blooms so profusely and i don’t have to deadhead it like petunias (not that i would ever criticize petunias – some girls just need more haircuts than others) Love your gardens, milady! and best wishes on your blog. t

  4. Susan L says:

    I do the same thing with my blotter! It is much too pretty to throw away! Thank you Susan for making this with the heavier weight paper so we can all “recycle” your beautiful creations and keep them forever! 🙂

  5. Kathie says:

    Lovely! I am so happy to have stumbled across your blog! I have been using your recipe books for years and I find your work to be so beautiful! Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself and letting us peek into your creative life!

  6. I’ve been waiting for your blog….just wonderful!!! I’ve been an admirer for years.
    Love it, Love it, Love it.


  7. Gumbo Lily says:

    I have repurposed your calendars and others through the years, cutting out special little things for “stickers” or bookmarks or to make new greeting cards. Such fun to cut and paste.


  8. Jeanne says:

    I cut up my calendar every year and use all the pieces for scrapbooking & things for friends, but my favorite thing is to use the pieces in my travel journal- I’ve kept a travel journal since my daughter was little & we love to go back & read the entries- especially on repeat trips. THANK YOU Susan Branch for being my FAVORITE artist AND for making all my days more beautiful because of your art. When I get to heaven I hope to be able to be as creative as you!

  9. Jeanne says:

    I forgot- I have to comment on your “useful” quote…. That quote & a beautiful shaker home photo was on the last page of one of my Country Home magazines. I always share those with my mom & dad. That particular magazine came back with a post-it note on the last page. I looked and my dad had written, “does that mean I have to leave?” I ripped that page out, and along with his handwritten note it went into my scrapbook! I can feel your love for your dad Susan- as my dad is the best thing in my whole life also! 🙂

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