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Saturday, July 13, 2013

July Calendar Girls

Welcome to our July 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" - "July like a firecracker all aglow!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at http://lorbysorld.blogspot.com. 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 July includes:

Anita Cannon -  http://www.anitaandbugs.com

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for July are:
National Hot Dog Month: Jearise
National Ice Cream Month: Laura

July 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days Include:

1 Build A Scarecrow Day ~ Lynne
1 Canada Day ~ Laura
2 World UFO Day ~Anita Cannon
4 Independence Day ~Janet
7 Chocolate Day ~ 
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day ~Janet
8 Video Games Day ~  Vicky
9 National Sugar Cookie Day ~ 
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day ~ Lynne
15 Cow Appreciation Day - Go out and give a cow a hug ~ Sandy
17 Yellow Pig Day ~ Sandy
19 National Raspberry Cake Day ~ 
20 Moon Day ~ Anita Cannon
21 National Ice Cream Day  ~ Edwina
23 National Hot Dog Day ~ Jearise
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day ~ 
24 Amelia Earhart Day ~  Sandy
25 Threading the Needle Day ~ Lynne
26 Aunt and Uncle Day ~   Anita
28 Parent's Day ~Edwina
30 Father-in-Law Day ~ 
31 Mutt's Day ~ 

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 2 lucky winners:

The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog 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.

First and foremost, I need to apologize to everyone. I started my projects but due to the recent storms we had in Pennsylvania, the basement flooded where I am living and I spent Wednesday and Thursday cleaning and moving things along with washing what needed washing. My body had informed me on Friday it was on strike and refused to do anything due to extreme pain. I have my projects started and hopefully, body cooperating, I will finish and post later in the day!

For my projects today, I chose: 

July 1st  which is Build a Scarecrow Day

For my project, I decided to create my scarecrow as a plant poke and used the Simply Scarecrow Cricut Cartridge and enlarged it to be 10 inches tall and 7 inches wide using Recollection Card Stock in various colors along with pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies  with faux stitching done with black gelly pen and all edges chalked. She was coated with ModPodge to seal her to use in  my plant. 

July 10th  is Teddy Bear Picnic Day 

which is a lay-out for Lily. My picnic table was cut using Cricut Block Party Cartridge. " Picnic at the Park" was cut using Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge. Background paper was a fabulous find at our local Pat Catan's for a whopping 10 cents a sheet and is a Karen Foster's Design. Teddy Bears were cut using Treasure Box Designs Trio of Bears with Life's Little Occasions by K&Co providing the little "glitz" stickers. Another reason why July 10th is an important date for me as it was my grandmother's birthday!!! She loved picnics and she would always hold picnics in her back yard with the grape arbors and apple trees. Lots of fond memories. My grandmother was someone who was very dear to me and my role model growing up.

July 25th is Threading the Needle Day which is near and dear to my heart as I had been a seamstress in a previous life as some of you already know. 

I hope you were able to visualize my projects until the real things get posted. Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Janet. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on August 10, 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. OMGoodness - you poor Girl :-( I hope you get to feeling better really quick and I will be back later to see the 'real thing' and compare it to the pics in my mind's eye :-D
    Hugz and healing vibes

    IKE xxx

  2. lol yes I visualized them up and look forward to seeing the actual ones!

  3. Hi Lynne, I hope you get to finish your projects. I hope you get to feeling better too. Take care of yourself. Edwina Brown

  4. These are great projects! I love the layout you made for Lily. It is so adorable. You put a lot of work in on it. Your scarecrow is cute in bright pink. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  5. You already know I love these. I can get a better look now and love them. They are so darn cute.

  6. I love your projects.. the scarecrow is amazing... love the layout.. can't wait to see the rest!!]
    Great hopping with you..
    Laura D.

  7. Your scarecrow is adorable! And your Teddy Bear layout is perfect! Hope you're feeling better too!

    Question: I sort of poked around your blog to see if I could find the winner of the June Calendar Girls Blog Hop but I couldn't find it. I hope you don't mind me asking. I'll pop back later and maybe you could reply below so I can cross this one off my list.

    Thanks for the July Calendar Girls blog hop! It's fun to get some new inspiration!

  8. Just popping back to see if there is any update to my question above. No problem - I'll check back again later. Or if it wouldn't be too terribly inconvenient, could you possibly send me a quick email at fitkitty1 at gmail dot com or comment on my blog:


    Thanks - really appreciate it. I do enjoy your blog hops!
    KT Fit Kitty

  9. Hi there - just thought I would check your blog again for the June blog hop winners... I'll check again when you have your August blog hop. Thanks!

    KT Fit Kitty
    P.S. I have candy on my blog.


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