Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Calendar Girls

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Welcome to our February 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 occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "February, you'll be my valentine".

The hop starts with Kimberly at KP Kr8tions. You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for February includes:

Kimberly - KP Kr8tions
Edwina - Edwina's Creations
Janet -  LadyLuvBug
Miriam - Today I Created
Vicky - Crafting Vicky
Lynne - Her Craftiness
Lucy - Love 2 Create
Tabetha - Tabetha's Creations
Jearise - Lorby's World

February Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • American Heart Month - Kimberly  
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • National Cherry Month - Edwina
  • National Children's Dental Health Month - Janet

2 Ground Hog Day - Edwina
4 Thank a Mailman Day - Miriam
5 National Weatherman's Day
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day - Kimberly
8 Boy Scout Day - Vicky
10 Umbrella Day - Lynne
11 Make a Friend Day - Lucy
14 Ferris Wheel Day - Janet
16 Do A Grouch a Favor Day
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day - Miriam
20 Love Your Pet Day - Jearise
22 Walking the Dog Day
26 Carnival Day - Tabetha
26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
28 National Tooth Fairy Day - Lynne

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winners choice who comment on the Design Team Blog at The Stamping Chef become a follower.

I decided to create a two-page layout for "Make a Friend Day".  I was inspired by the layout in the Close to My Heart Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book that also used the Claire paper pack - you can find the original layout on page 43.  I liked it for its simplicity.  I have a tendency to want to add too many things to my creations, so I am using the "clean and simple" approach to my layout:

The pattern or blueprint for the layouts came from our Reflections Scrapbook Program.  I used the Keepsake Alphabet stamp set for the sentiment "friends".  I stamped it using Outdoor Denim ink.   I used the zip strips from the tops of the papers on the 2nd page of the layout. 

The flower in the middle of the 2nd page was cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.   You can find the flower image on page 29, A9, Shift, < Flower6 > cut at 1 1/4" and 1 1/2".  I also put a little bling in the center from the Sparkles Assortment.

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Claire paper pack (X7166B)
Reflections Scrapbook Program (9037)
Keepsake Alphabet (E1024)
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2140)
Sparkles Assortment - Round, Black and Grey (Z1754)

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Tabetha of  Tabetha's Creations. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on March 9, 2013 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Totally awesome layout! Wow all ready for some pictures ;)

  2. Lucy, Your layouts are very pretty. I love the word friends. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. Gorgeous colors and elegant styling.

  4. awesome creation...



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