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Saturday, June 8, 2013

June Calendar Girls Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "June, they’ll let me take you to the Junior Prom”. Ahhh, yes, remember those prom days, let alone the prom pictures?? I remember my Senior Prom – went with one guy and came home with another!!! I wasn’t a very nice person and some say still not!

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Vicky at http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/   The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for June includes:

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for June are:

Aquarium Month- Lisa

1 Flip a Coin Day ~
4 Hug Your Cat Day - Vicky
5 World Environment Day ~
6 National Yo-Yo Day ~ Sandy
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day ~ Janet
8 Best Friends Day---Anita, Lisa, Kimberly
9 Donald Duck Day- Lisa
10 Iced Tea Day - Laura
12 Red Rose Day ~ Janet
13 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
14 Flag Day ~ Christine
15 Smile Power Day ~ Sandy
16 Father's Day - Miriam, Kimberly
18 Fishing Day ~ Lynne, Christine
21 First Day of Summer- Laura
23 National Pink Day ~ Sandy
23 Take Your Dog to Work Day ~
26 Beautician's Day ~ Anita
27 Sun Glasses Day - Miriam
28 Camera Day ~ Jearise , Lynne 

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

Miriam's Crafting Supplies is offering ten (10) sets of pearls to one lucky winner by becoming a fan on her new blog, Miriams's Crafting Blog, http://miriamscraftingblog.com/. Please, comment on Miriam's blog, http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com/, that you have become a follower of her new blog. 

The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least 1 of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSCRecipes/, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants on your worst prom memory.

I chose three (3) dates this month to celebrate with the first being June 13, 2013, as Sewing Machine Day. In a previous life, I was a seamstress which some of you may know. I have quilted, did alterations, along with making wedding gowns, curtains, and priest vestments. 

RECIPE for Sewing Machine Card:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board using DCWV The Crafty Stack
  • corners were rounded and edged were inked
  • sentiment, "Sewing mends the soul" was a freebie from Create with TLC; corners were rounded, chalked and embossed using Cuttlebug Sewing Borders
  • treadle sewing machine image was a freebie from Free Vintage Digital Stamps; corners were rounded and chalked along with embossed on the one side using Cuttlebug Sewing Borders
June 18, 2013, is Fishing Day. My boyfriend is a bass fisherman and I enjoy going with him. I have tried casting but with my current situation with my broken foot, I haven't done any actual fishing. I do, however, take pictures of his catch!!! On a recent trip to his cabin at Pymatuning which is in Linesville, Pennsylvania, he caught several bass and just needed to make a lay-out to show off his "catch".

RECIPE for Catch of the Day Lay-Out:
  • Live for Fishing from Stamping Station background for 12x12 lay-out
  • Catch of the Day from Treasure Box Designs
  • pieces are from my wonderful stash and scrap collection
  • say "Hello" to my fisherman, Bob
My final card is for Camera Day which is June 28, 2013. I'm always the person behind the camera taking the pictures and this date just had my name written all over it. As the kids call me, I'm the "Crazy Camera Lady"!

RECIPE for Camera Card:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board using DCWV Main Street Stack
  • filmstrip was cut at 3.25 inches using Cricut Mickey and Friends Cartridge using black Recollection card stock
  • Bronze-tone Camera Charm is from Miriam's Crafting Supplies and makes a wonderful addition to my card!
  • sentiments, "And then I snapped" and "Have a picture perfect day" were freebies from Create with TLC; corners were rounded and chalked 
  • Say Cheese from The Stamping Chef was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Markers with hi-lights using gelly pens
  • the scraps from cutting out my film strip were added along the right side and on my sentiments
  • picture inside is of Bob and I on one of our Sunday day trips
  • "I love you" was hand-written using a Sakura Micron size 3 pen which gives the illusion of calligraphy
Your next stop along the way of the calendar is the lovely and talented Christine. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on July 13, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .

Much love, hugs, and friendship



  1. wow these are all fabulous!!!! Just adore the little fisherman. He's so very cute! So fun how all your cards all have totally different styles!

  2. Wow - some great cards here! I especially love the sewing machine one. Thanks for the blog hop and all the inspiration! KT

  3. Love the layouts Lynne and the fisherman is adorable.I'm a crazy camera lady to. Great job

  4. Lynne, I love your cards. and the fishing layout.. I love that bear with the fish..
    great hopping with you..
    Laura D.

  5. Terrific cards! Love the sewing machine reminds me of my Grandma and my first sewing lesson!! The fisher man layout is too darn cute, great design and wonderful fun memories, and the camera day card is perfect Love that image and the adorable inside finished off to perfection!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  6. I love your cards but I really love that layout! I have a passion for teddy bears! Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to hop with you and by the way,My worst prom memory is having to take a bus into NYC while wearing my gown because my date didn't want to drive his parents's car! Can you say NERD! LOL

  7. Forgot to comment on my worst prom memory: I didn't even go to my prom! KT

  8. They are all great, but the sewing card is definitely my favorite. You did an awesome job with the coloring and the inking. Looks amazing!

  9. what an awesome creations... love it... worse prom memory... mother picked out the dress... and never made it...LOL


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