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Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Calendar Girls

Our hop begins today with me, sew you are at the correct spot! 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:

November, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days::

Aviation History Month ~ Lynne
National Model Railroad Month ~ Lynne
Native American Heritage Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month ~  Edwina

2 Book Lovers Day - Vicky
2 Deviled Egg Day
3 Housewife's Day
3 Sandwich Day
4 King Tut Day
6 Saxophone Day ~
7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
8 Dunce Day 
9 Chaos Never Dies Day  - you've got that right
10  Forget-Me-Not Day ~ Edwina
10 USMC Day 
11  Veteran's Day - Jearise
12  Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - Jearise
12  Young Reader's Day  ~ Jearise
13  Sadie Hawkins Day 
13  World Kindness Day ~ Sandy
14  Operating Room Nurse Day 
15  Clean Your Refrigerator Day 
15  America Recycles Day~ Lucy 
16  Button Day ~ Lynne 
16  Have a Party With Your Bear Day ~ Christine
17  Electronic Greeting Card Day  - now who do you think created this day!?
17  Homemade Bread Day ~ Lynne
17  Take A Hike Day- Laura
17  World Peace Day ~ Lucy 
18  Occult Day ~
19  Have a Bad Day Day ~ Lynne 
20  Absurdity Day -Laura
20  Beautiful Day -Laura
20  Universal Children's Day - Laura
21  Great American Smokeout  - 
21  World Hello Day ~ Lynne 
22  Go For a Ride Day ~ Sandy
23  Eat a Cranberry Day 
25  National Parfait Day   
26  Shopping Reminder Day  - Vicky
27  Pins and Needles Day ~ Lynne
28  Red Planet Day 
28  Thanksgiving  -Eat, drink, and be thankful. ~ Sandy
29  Black Friday ~  Christine
29  You're Welcome Day  - Sandy

The Blog Candy being offered this month is a machine-embroidered angel which can be used as a bookmark or an early start to decorate your Christmas Tree!!!! Winner gets to chose the color of her angel from pink, white, ivory, or gold.

Lucy Kellher is offering a $10 Gift Certificate to Close to My Heart Website!!!! Wowsers, that's a super wonderful prize to one lucky winner!

Your next stop along the way is . Don't forget to stop back next month on December 14th for the last Calendar Girls Day of the Year . . . .

For my Holidaze/Occasions, I chose several but was only able to complete a few of them due to Physical Therapy, my friend was in the hospital, doctor appointments for both of us, and my surgery is going to be scheduled sooner than later!!!

Let the party begin . . . . 
November is National Aviation Month which I'm very proud to say that my father was in the Air Corp and flew in a B29. This occasion means a great deal to me and my card is dedicated to my dad . . . 

  • card was cut 5.5 x 11 using a lilac Recollection Card Stock and then folded in half
  • scrap paper background was cut 5.25 x 5.25 inches
  • antique aircraft is scraps from Tsunami Rose Printable Vintage Airplanes Paper, which I was unable to find in her store and not sure if she still carries it - the pieces are cut and arranged and chalked around the edges
  • the beautiful vintage "postcard" is Create with TLC Travel Collages which was colored with Prisma Colored Pencils and chalked
  • bling was found at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts in the Clearance Section- Studio G     
MEMO: when using things from "Clearance" use additional glue to hold the gems on
  • sentiment, "Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith" is also from Create with TLC
November is also National Model Railroad Month. This also has a lot of fond memories as my daddy loved to play with trains and I have many memories of him and his dad, then my brother (Wayne) and Daddy and then to complete the generation my Daddy, Wayne and Wayne's son, Wayne. Also, when I was born, my Pap, bought a tin Lionel train for my first Christmas, which I still have in my possession.

  • card was cut 6 x 11 and then folded in half using a Recollection Christmas card stock which was purchased after Christmas last year
  • digital design is from Create with TLC Christmas, Get to be a  Kid which reminds me of all those generations playing with trains; this was colored with Prisma Color Pencils with chalked background and edges
  • sentiment, Christmas is a family affair, is also from Create with TLC which was from her recent Winter Collection and I thought this was the purrfect sentiment!!!
  • ribbon is a red check which was wrapped around the card and completed with a little bow from my stash of ribbon
November 19th is Have a Bad Day Day . . . what first came to mind is the cartoon with the character that always has a black cloud over his head and viola, I created this using Make the Cut

  • card was made using Make the Cut and welding two (2) clouds together for the card using grey Recollection card stock which were inked around the edges
  • another cloud was made with edit - copy - paste in place and then downsized just a bit with scrap grey card stock which was also chalked around the edges
  • bolt of lightening was created using Make the Cut and chalked around the edges, glued to the back of the smaller cloud
  • smaller cloud was attached to the front of the card using a wobble just to add that special dimension and show "bad day"
  • inside of the card has a sun with a grey cloud, also created using Make the Cut and chalked around the edges - grey cloud was puff-dotted onto card
  • sentiment, You sure BRIGHTENED UP my day",  on the inside of the card is a Create with TLC
November 21st is World Hello Day --- WELLLLL, when I think of "hello" all I can think of those stupid name tags people give us to wear sew everyone knows our name . . . . well, I created one using Make the Cut

  • with Make the Cut, I made a 6 x 3 inch oval and then did a copy, edit, paste in place
  • with the copy, I welded the two together to make my card using white Recollection card stock
  • I then did another paste in place making to make the blue border by adding another paste-in-place and downsizing to give about a 1/2-inch border using blue Recollection card stock - the inside of the oval became the back of my "hello"
  • using whatever font you wish, create the word "HELLO" and do a mirror of the word on the top portion of the card that when it is folded down, it appears correctly 
  • select the white card with the word "HELLO" centered on the top and do an edit - join to have the letters cut out
  • the inside of the oval that is the blue gets glued behind the word "HELLO"
I'm hoping you enjoyed my creativity this month and don't forget to leave some "bloggie" love. Also, I know that I owe you a few more cards and expect to see later this month: Button Day, Homemade Bread Day and Pins and Needles Day. Your next stop along the way is the super beautiful and talented Vicky

Mark your calendars for next month Calendar Girls on December 14th. 
Much love, hugs, and friendship

cards have been entered in the following challenges: 
November Chalk 'N Stock Challenge Anything Goes


  1. wow these are all totally awesome creations!!! Love them. Especially the 1st one with the vintage look.

  2. Super cute cards.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. Love your cards and tag. I especially like the aviation and railroad cards. They are so wonderful. I love trains and always have. My brother Tim had one for several years as a child. Thanks for sharing my friend. Edwina Brown

  4. HELLO!!!! These are all fab. I can't even pick one that I would like better, lol. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  5. Lynne, all your cards are amazing.. I love them all...
    Laura D.


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