Saturday, August 11, 2012

August Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our August Calendar Girls' Blog Hop!!  Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine is our inspiration for these monthly hops which has now become 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 August unique holidays are:

Admit You're Happy Month - Lynne First week of August: International Clown Week - Lynne
1st: National Girlfriend Day - Kimberly
3rd: National Watermelon Day - Lisa Peters
5th: Sister's Day - Kimberly
5th: International Forgiveness Day - Lisa Woodward
7th: National Lighthouse Day - Edwina
9th: Book Lover's Day - Lisa Peters
10th: Lazy Day - Janet
11th: National Son and Daughter Day - Angie
13th: Left-Hander's Day - Anita
15th: Relaxation Day - Laura
16th: National Tell a Joke Day - Lucy
17th: National Thriftshop Day - Kari
22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day - Janet
26th National Dog Day - Lisa Peters
27th: Just Because Day - Kimberly

The hop starts with Lynne of Her Craftiness. You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!! 

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!!!!!

We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!  I am also offering my own personal blog candy for this hop! I am giving away two Monogram Letter stamps -- one for your first name and one for your second name.  Here's a picture of a couple of the Monogram stamp sets that represent my name:  Lucy Kelleher.

Monogram L

Monogram K

Aren't they just too cute?  So one person will win their initials - first and last name.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post AND become a follower.  If you are already a follower, just let me know in your comment.

My holiday was National Tell a Joke Day!!  Love it!  I decided to make another children's card telling a joke.  Here's my card:

So, here's my joke in case you can't read it:

"What was Beethoven's favorite fruit?"

Ha!  Get it?  "BANANANAAAAAA".  I am chuckling as I write this.

I used our new paper Moonlight to make this card.  To cut out the shape of this card I used our fabulous, exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge:  page 21, A2, Card < 2 > cut at 4" and 4 1/4".  The speech blurb on the front of the card was also cut using the Artiste:  page 65, D5, Accent 2 < 6 > cut at 1 1/4".  I edged it using Smokey Plum ink pad.

The adorable little birds came from 3 Birds on Parade.  They were on page 48, C1, < Bird2 > cut at 2 1/2".

The musical symbols on the inside of the card came from a stamp set called "A Melody".  I stamped the images using Autumn Terracotta and Sweet Leaf ink pads.

Supplies Used
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790)
Moonlight Paper Pack (Z7161B)
A Melody Stamp Set (A1116)
Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2147)
Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2101)
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2153)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my project for National Tell a Joke Day.  Can't wait to read your comments.

The line-up for August includes:

Lynne ~
Lisa Peters:
Kimberly -
Lisa Woodward:
Kari ~

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on September 8, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Lucy I too am having a chuckle.. thanks for my cheer up for today... I love those monogram stamps... I am a follower.. love the new paper too.... I see all the new CTMH paper in my future... will have to get a second job..hahahaa

  2. You did a great job on your card. This has been a fun hop. TFS

  3. OMG - - that card is just to cute Lucy! Simply adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win two great Monogram stamps. Imagine the possibilities you have with them.


  4. Love your card. It was funny. I love those kind of jokes. thanks for making me smile.
    I love the monograms. They are beautiful. I am already a follower. Edwina Brown

  5. Love your card Perfect for the day! all of your creations are awesome! Thanks for the extra blog candy offer those Monograms are beautiful. I have CTMH's square set which i love.
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  6. Always love your stuff! I am a follower.

  7. That card is too cute! I saw in on FB in Lynne's group and just had to venture over to find the answer. Love it! I also think the initials are beautiful.

  8. So cute! Love the card. :) Thanks for sharing.

  9. I know it's Sunday when I am slow at getting it!!! But, I DID! Super cute...TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.


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