Friday, January 11, 2013

January Calendar Girls

Welcome to our January Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occassions throughout the yea!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "January you start the year out fine".

The hop starts with Edwina at Edwina's Creations . You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for January includes:

Miriam - Today I Created
Janet - LadyLuvBug
Kimberly - KP Kr8tions
Jearise - Lorby's World

January Occasions We Wish to Share:

  • Hot Tea Month:  Edwina
  • National Oatmeal Month:  Miriam
  • National Soup Month

3 Festival of Sleep Day: Vicky
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
5 National Bird Day:  Lucy
6 Cuddle Up Day: Janet
8 Bubble Bath Day: Kimberly
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day:  Tanya
12 National Pharmacist Day: Lynne
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day: Anita
15 National Hat Day: Jearise
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day: Tabetha
18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne: Lynne
20 Penguin Awareness Day: Anita
21 National Hugging Day: Jearise
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day: Tabetha
23 National Pie Day: Miriam
27 Chocolate Cake Day: Lucy
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day: Lucy
29 National Cornchip Day: Janet
31 Backward Day

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef,, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winners choice.

My first project is for National Bird Day which is celebrated on January 5th:

As you can see, my bird is the owl.  I made this cute card using Avonlea paper.  I cut the card shape using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The card shape can be found on page 31, B1, Card, < Circle2 > cut at 4 1/2".  The 2 layers were cut from the image on page 31, B1, < Circle2 > cut at 3 3/4" and 4 1/4".  The branch was also cut using the Art Philosophy from page 35, B5, Shift, Layer, < Branch2 > cut at 2 1/4".  Finally, the word bubble was cutting using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  It can be found on page 65, D5, Shift, Accent 2, < B > cut at 1". The sentiment came from a stamp set called "For Every Occasion".  The cute little owls came from the stamp set in our Whoo's Your Valentine Kit only available until the end of the month while supplies last. I stamped them and the image using Chocolate ink.

My second project is for Chocolate Cake Day.  This day is celebrated on January 27.  I don't know about you, but I just love me some chocolate cake!  I especially love it on my birthday, sooooo, I made a slice of chocolate birthday cake!

Doesn't it look yummy?  Just chocolate!  I made the slice of cake using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  You can find this image on page 70, D10, 3D Object, < HppyBday > and Shift, 3D Object, < HppyBday > cut at 6".  I used Chocolate cardstock -- how appropriate!  The sentiment was also cut using the Artiste cartridge - it's on page 70, D10, < HppyBday > and was cut at 2 1/2" and 3" using Smoothie cardstock.  I used the same cardstock to cut my birthday candles.  For the flame on the candles, I actually used a heart image from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It's on page 69, E9, < Heart3 > cut at 3/4" using Creme Brulee cardstock.

For my final project is for National Puzzle Day which is celebrated on January 29th.

I decided to make a cute little puzzle card for Valentine's day.  I'm not sure if you can tell or not but the heart shape with the word "Love" inside is made of interlocking puzzle pieces.  This shape was cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The image can be found on page 57, Accent 2, < j > cut at 2 1/4". What's great is that this stamp set coordinates with the Artiste, so I didn't have to hand cut it!  The stamp set is called "Love" and I used Ruby ink to stamp it.  I also random stamped the Ruby cardstock with the same stamp set to give it some "texture".  The sentiments on the bottom of these cards came from our Whoo's Your Valentine kit. 

Well, those are my projects -- I hope you enjoyed them!       
Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Janet of Lady LuvBug.  Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on February 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Lucy, your projects are absolutely amazing, wonderful, stunning, creative and I am drooling over really wanting that cartridge for its versatility along with your creativity!!!
    It is always, truly, a pleasure hopping with you!!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship
    Lynne Kirsch

  2. Wow those are some fabulous project. I'm always impressed with boxes! And that cake one really looks yummy and it's a great idea for a nice little gift! Awesome!

  3. Love the decorative slice of cake!

  4. I always love to view your projects Lucy! They always inspire me to do more with my own crafting. thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

  5. I loved all your projects but the puzzle is way cool. It's 11:41 p.m. and for some reason I want a piece of chocolate cake all of a sudden. :)

  6. Love all your projects they turned out great I especially love hte owl card One od=f my favorite birds!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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