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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Its a Two for One Special as I have not only Calendar Girls but Combined with I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose!!!

Welcome, sit back and check out our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. 

Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The September unique holidays are:

September is National Sewing Month - Lynne
September is Classical Music Month - Lisa Woodward
September is National Blueberry Popsicle Month - Lisa Peters
September 3: Labor Day - Janet
September 5: Cheese Pizza Day - Miriam
September 6: Fight Procrastination Day – our mystery crafter is still procrastinating making their card … giggle giggle
September 6: Read a Book Day ~ Lucy
September 9: National Grandparent's Day - Kimberly
September 11: Patriot Day - Janet
September 12: National Day of Encouragement - Anita  
September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day - Anita
September 13: National Fortune Cookie Day - Jearise
September 15: Make a Hat Day – the hat got too big and covered their eyes and our mystery crafter couldn’t see to finish her card
September 16: National Playdoh Day - Lisa Peters
September 16: National Neighborhood Day – our mystery crafter went to see Mr. Rogers and couldn’t get over the beautiful day in the neighborhood!
September 18: National Cheeseburger Day -Lisa Woodward
September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day ~ Lucy
September 21: International Peace Day - Jearise and Miriam
September 22: Autumn Begins - Janet
September 22: Elephant Appreciation Day - Kimberly
September 22: Oktoberfest - Lynne
September 25: National Comic Book Day - Miriam
September 28: Ask a Stupid Question Day - Laura

The hop starts with me; but you won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!! 

The line-up for September includes:

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

For my cards today, I thought I would give you a double your pleasure by combining my two cards (National Sewing Month and Oktoberfest) with my I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose as I am on her Design Team . . . what a challenge, but I feel I met the requirements for both and hope you think sew also!!!

National Sewing Month is a natural for me as sewing was my first love until papercrafting found me! LOL 

Recipe for my National Sewing Month card:
  • I love Sketches by Tsunami Rose Sketch #22 for September 2012
  • card was cut as a 5.50 x 5.50 using my DCWV The Crafty Stack
  • background was cut 5 x 5 inches using one of my wonderful scraps from Rachelle Larsen
  • Hero Art Sew Stylish stamp for pattern lady
  • Close to My Heart Simple Stitches for sentiment and "zig zag" faux stitching
  • Close to My Heart Tailor Made for sewing machine
  • sewing machine charm purchased through DK Crafts
  • yellow ribbon
  • faux white stitching around perimeter of card
  • EK border punch binding edge
My second card is for Oktoberfest -- its all abut beer isn't it??

Recipe for my Oktoberfest card:
  • I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose Sketch #15 for September 2012
  • card was cut 6 x 6 inches using my DCWV La Creme' Stack
  • background was cut 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  • sentiment is quotes from Victor Borge, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people" and another sentiment with Katherine Hepburn, "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" stamped on white Recollection cardstock
  • red gingham ribbon in a wonderful "happy mail" box from Rachelle Larsen
  • wonderful buxom "Fraulein" is a digi by Heather Valentin named Heidi which was coloring with my Prisma colored pencils
  • bling bling is a package of rhinestones from my granddaughter Sasha
  • wish I had my Glossy Accents where I'm at for the froth of the beer but will add that when I get my Glossy Accents
Hope you enjoy our hop and I will have some goodies from my "mystery stash box" for one lucky follower and commenter which will be selected by Random Generator ... leave some good comments and let's see what the winner will get!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 13, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


  1. I love your cards.. gotta check out these digis by Heather... great sketch..
    great hopping with you...
    Hugs Laura

  2. Awesome job as usual my dear! I'm so glad you were able to use the stamp set I sent to you! Love that big gingham bow (and the digi of course).

  3. Lynne, I love your cards! The sewing one is just….sew perfect! I love the Oktoberfest one also. The digi is fantastic! Thanks for having me along for the ride my friend!

  4. Your cards are adorable Lynne, very nice job. TFS.

  5. Lover you cards. You can tell you really like to sew and drink beer. Well at least sew. Love them to pieces and hugs to you.

  6. Love both your cards they are great. I especially like the sewing one I too used to be an avid sewer, not so much now. Hope you are having a great day Love you my riend!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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