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Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 2012 Calendar Girls

Welcome to our October 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 October unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lynne ~ (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com). 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 October includes:

October Holidays:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lynne
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Anita
National Pizza Month:
National Popcorn Popping Month: Lucy
Week 1: Get Organized Week: Sorry, no one was organized to make a card for this Holiday 
Week 2: Fire Prevention Week: Kimberly
1: World Vegetarian Day - Miriam
4: National Golf Day - Kimberly
6: Mad Hatter Day - Jearise
6: World Card Making Day - Lucy
7: Bald and Free Day -
7: World Smile Day - Miriam
8: Canadian Thanksgiving -
8: Columbus Day - Janet
11: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lisa
16: National Boss Day -
19: National Mammography Day - Lynne
21: Sweetest Day - Lucy
21: Count Your Button Day - Lynne
25: Pink for a Day Day ~Lucy
25: National Pasta Day - Maria Matter
28: National Plush Animal Day - Jearise
30: National Candy Corn Day - Janet
31: Halloween - Lisa

We have some unusual blog candy today. If you happen to notice that Lynne has Count Your Button Day for October 21, 2012. The one closest to guessing how many buttons are on Lynne's card will win some buttons. Now, how kewl is that??

For my projects today, I have chosen several "Calendar Days". The first being is that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a personal cause for me as a lump was found on my right breast Christmas Eve 2010 with them making an appointment for a biopsy January 3, 2011. What a way to start the holiday season and to be "merry". Now, my story has a happy ending, sew to speak, as I have atypical ductal hyperplasia which is basically pre-cancer cells found in the milk ducts which makes me a high-risk for breast cancer. I need to go twice a year for mammograms and examination to ensure that it doesn't develop further. I'm a lucky one but scheduling your yearly mammogram and self-examination is NOTHING that need to be put off. The atypical ductal hyperplasia is something that can only be found through a mammogram!!! Alright, I'll step-down from my soap box, for now at least! 

For my card, I have duplicated one of my favorite T-shirts "I wear pink for me!" This card was made as a note card with a matching butterfly on the inside as well.


  • My Scrap Chick Shape Cards 2 (T-shirt was used) cut to make a 6-inch card
  • Butterfly was cut using Cricut Stamping Cartridge
  • scraps from my stash

October 19th is National Mammogram Day. I made a special card to send as a notecard to a friend to remind her to get her mammogram. This card is an awareness ribbon as the center of my butterfly set on a white background.

Now, October 21st is Count Your Button Day . . . now this is a holiday and recognition day after my own heart as I have tins and tins of buttons that I just love looking through and hearing the wonderful sound of the buttons. 


  • My Scrap Chick Shape Cards 2 (Gift Jar was used)
  • Now, how many buttons are in my gift jar?
  • Vellum sewn on to the card to hold the buttons
  • scraps from my stash

Your next stop along the way is Anita to showcase her cards for this month.

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!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 10, 2012, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

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


  1. It's great to see a blog of this quality. I learned a lot of new things and I'm looking forward to see more like this. Thank you.personalised teddy bear

  2. Love the butterfly card...as well as your other projects.

  3. i love, love, love the butterfly card! Your other projects are super great, too. Thanks for sharing


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