Saturday, September 8, 2012

September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

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Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop!

Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became 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 September unique holidays are:

National Sewing Month - Lynne
Classical Music Month - Lisa Woodward
National Blueberry Popsicle Month - Lisa Peters

3: Labor Day - Janet
5: Cheese Pizza Day - Miriam
6: Fight Procrastination Day -
6: Read a Book Day ~ Lucy
9: National Grandparent's Day - Kimberly
11: Patriot Day - Janet
12: National Day of Encouragement - Anita  
12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day - Anita
13: National Fortune Cookie Day - Jearise
15: Make a Hat Day -
16: National Playdoh Day - Lisa Peters
16: National Neighborhood Day -
18: National Cheeseburger Day -Lisa Woodward
19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day ~ Lucy
21: International Peace Day - Jearise and Miriam
22: Autumn Begins - Janet
22: Elephant Appreciation Day - Kimberly
22: Okoberfest - Lynne
25: National Comic Book Day - Miriam
28: Ask a Stupid Question Day - Laura

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!!!! 

The line-up for September includes:

Lynne ~ Her Craftiness
Lisa Woodward ~ My Crafty Spaces
Lisa Peters ~ Handmade With Love
Janet ~ LadyLuvBug
Miriam ~ Today I Created
Lucy: Love 2 Create
Kimberly ~ KP Kr8tions - Bringing Memories to Life
Anita ~ Anita and Bugs
Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Laura ~ LaurLees Dream

As you can see from the list above, I chose two holidays for this month:  Read a Book Day and International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Read a Book Day is September 6 - I create a couple of cards:


I used the Scholastic paper pack from Close to My Heart.  I really love the quote I used from Dr. Seuss:

"The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.”

I cut the tag using our Artiste Cricut cartridge - page 39, A9, Card, < 9 > cut at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" using Champagne cardstock.

To stamp the word "READ", I used a stamp set called "Friendship Alphabet Small".  This stamp set is retired and no longer available -- sorry - I really love using it.


SUPPLIES USED
Scholastic Paper Pack (X7159B)
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790)
Champagne Cardstock (X5931) 
Friendship Alphabet Small (C1401)


For my next holiday, I chose International Talk Like a Pirate Day which is held on September 19.  I decided to make a Halloween card using a pirate theme:



 
I used the Moonlight paper pack again -- just love this paper!  The Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge was perfect for this card.  The pirate girl was just adorable.  I cut her at 2 3/4".  You can find her on page 44.  I used another retired stamp set called "Ahoy Matey" for the pirate "talk":  "Yo Ho", "Ahoy", "Matey", and "Arr".

SUPPLIES USED
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Moonlight Paper Pack (X7161B)
Ahoy Matey Stamp Set (C1273)
Sweet Leaf Cardstock (X5639)


Stop by and check out all the holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 13, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Lucy

7 comments:

  1. Lucy.. what great cards... I love that saying also.... need to make some book marks and that is perfect.. great hopping with you..
    hugs.. Laura

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  2. Lucy, love the cards! The reading one is fabulous! I love that quote as well. …and talk like a Pirate Day, well, it's been one of my favorite days of the year for …..arrrrrggghhhh, years matey! Great hopping with your!

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  3. Gotta stop using retired stamp sets, it makes me jealous ;) Great cards! Two of my favorite holidays. Thanks!

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  4. I love your cards. The pirate one is just perfect with the great sayings. TFS.

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  5. Both your cards are awesome and I love the saying on the pirate card. I also am a HUGE Dr. Seuss fan and love that poem too.

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  6. Both of your cards are absolutely fantastically phenomenal and have I mentioned that I love them?? Thank you ever sew much for being part of my Calendar Girls. As always, it is truly a pleasure hopping with you my dear friend
    Much Love, Hugs, and Creative Pixie Dust - as if you need it!
    Lynne

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  7. Love your cards That is a great quote from DR S
    and the pirate is adorable!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

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