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Saturday, October 12, 2013

October Calendar Girls

Welcome to our October 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" - "Romeo and Juliet on Halloween!!"

Our hop begins today with me. 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!!!! 

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:

Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Sandy ~ http://aworkingmomsjoy.blogspot.com
Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
Christine - http://www.creativelivingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Laura - http://www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com

October, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Lynne
Clergy Appreciation Month

1 - National Lace Day -Janet
2 - Guardian Angels Day - Laura
5 - World Card Making Day - Sandy
6 - Mad Hatter Day - Lynne
7 - World Smile Day - 
9 - Fire Prevention Day- Sandy
11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lucy 
11 - World Egg Day
14 - Columbus Day - Lynne
14 - Be Bald and Free Day - Jearise
16 - Dictionary Day
19 - Sweetest Day- Sandy
21 - Count Your Buttons Day - Sandy
25 - Frankenstein Friday - Jearise, Lynne
27 - National Tell a Story Day (in Scotland and the UK)
28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - 
30 - National Candy Corn Day - Sandy
30 - Mischief Night - Janet
31 - Halloween - Christine

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

Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors or Halloween. Also, Lynne is 
offering a breast cancer awareness bracelet to one lucky winner.

October is Breast cancer awareness means a lot to me . . . several years ago, I was diagnosed with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and need to have mammograms twice a year as it affects the milk ducts of my breast. My card is a repeat as it is a card which I love how it turned out and hope you agree . . . make a card to bring breast cancer awareness and mail to a friend . . . .

  • Fidget's Hope designed by Heather Valentin which I colored using my Prisma Spectrum Noir Markers, glitzed with glitter and accented with gel pens
  • stick pin made using a breast cancer awareness ribbon, stick pin and beads from scrap bin
  • ribbon Darice organza tied in a bow
  • sentiment from Create with TLC

For my next card is for October 6th for Mad Hatter Day . . . NOW, if you know me you know how I love love love Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter is my favorite!!!!

  • card was cut using A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge on page 57 cut as a 5-inch card using Recollections Animal Printed
  • digi is Create with TLC Mad Hatter Twinkle Twinkle . . . NOW, I do need to let you know that Create with TLC offers freebies on a daily basis and all she asks for is a comment . . . this had been a "freebie" but it had retired early as there were 63 downloads BUT no comment . . . I'm hoping that you would give a comment as there is no charge and to continue offering these at no charge, offering a comment is just courtesy . . . ok, I'm off my soapbox for NOW!!!
  • stick pin was made using beads, feather from my stash as I always considered the Mad Hatter rather flamboyant!!!!
  • digi was colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma colored pencils, accented with gel pens
  • copper toned table-setting charm is tied with bakery twine  

October 14th is Columbus Day . . . now, with Lily going to a pre-school, they celebrate the holidaze. With that being said, I thought I would make Lily a card and send it to her as she loves cards and keeps them in a little pursse that grandma has made her . . . this will be going to Lily to take to school for Columbus Day . . . .

  • card was cut 4.25 x 11 inches and folded in half using Darice Patterned Kraft Cardstock
  • lace on front was cut using Martha Stewart Eyelet border punch and edged with a blue ribbon
  • front ship was cut using Designer Calendar Cricut Cartridge cut at 3-inches with Columbus Day cut at 2.25 inches both of which are on page 47
  • inside ship is from Create with TLC - Fairy Tale Ship

My final day I chose is Frankenstein Friday which is October 25th. I know Jearise is also doing this date but Create with TLC had a Halloween Frankenstein Collage which I just had to and wanted to use . . . sew, shhhhhh don't tell Jearise please . . . .

  • card was cut 4.25 x 11 inches using black Recollection and then folded in half
  • Create with TLC Halloween Frankenstein Collage which was chalked
  • background paper is from Tsunami Rose Halloween 2012
  • ribbon on the right side and tied into a bow is Darice Halloween Fun

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Sandy. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 9, 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. I love your cards and all the details! I can't wait to see the rest of the hop! nclights7@yahoo.com

  2. Great cards, I love how you flipped the border punch to make the water!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  3. What a fun blog hop! So glad you invited my on FB. Great and fun cards! ~ Marilyn

  4. I just love all of your cards! You were a busy bee! I'm sooo impressed!

  5. I love all your cards and am not mad at your Frankenstein card but only because it turned out so darn cute! Hugs dear friend.

  6. Beautiful collection! Love the Mad Hatter and, of course, Frankenstein!!!

  7. wow those are all so fabulous!!! Love the great cards. You really have showcase TLC well. Love how you have done the shape for the teacup! ;o) Fun to be on the outside this time blog hopping along.

  8. Lynne All your projects are amazing...
    love that Frankenstein... also didn't know about TLC freebies.. will have to check it out..
    Laura D.

  9. What fun cards! I especially like the breast cancer awareness card. It's adorable.


  10. All your cards turned out fabulously~! I especially love how the Frankie card is colored.

  11. All of your cards are beautiful thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week

  12. Great creativity and variety! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  13. Beautiful set of cards on your blog today, and fab use of chalk in old frankie!! Thank you for joining us this month at Chalk N Stock and good luck



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