Friday, April 12, 2013

April Calendar Girls

Welcome to our April 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" - "April, you're the Easter bunny when you smile".  Yes, I know that Easter came early this year, in March actually, but Neil Sedaka sings with April as the Easter Bunny ...... can't blame the lyrics!!

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Kimberly at KP Kre8tions.  The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness!!!!

You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for April includes:

Kimberly ~ KP Kre8tions
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Sandy ~ Scrapbook Blessings
Janet ~ LadyLuvBug
Vicky ~ Crafting Vicky
Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Lynne ~ Her Craftiness
Laura ~ LauraLeesDream
Amanda ~ The Scrapoholic Candy Shop
Anita ~ Anita and Bugs

April Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • National Autism Month ~ Kimberly 
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Lawn and Garden Month 

1 April Fool's Day ~ Lucy
1 International Tatting Day
2 Children's Book Day ~ Sandy ~ Lucy
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day ~ Janet
3 Tweed Day
7 No Housework Day ~ Jearise  ~ Vicky
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day ~ Janet
11 National Submarine Day ~ Jearise
13 Scrabble Day ~ Lynne
14 Look Up at The Sky Day ~ Laura
15 Titanic Remembrance Day ~ Amanda ~ Anita
18 International Juggler's Day ~ Lynne
22 National Jelly Bean Day ~ Sandy
23 Lover's Day ~ Lynne
25 World Penguin Day ~ Kimberly
26 National Pretzel Day
27 Tell a Story Day ~ Sandy
29 Greenery Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day ~ Amanda

Here are my projects!  The first is for April Fool's Day:

Tee hee - see what I did there?

I made this 3" x 3" mini card using paper from Close to My Heart called Claire.  The images on the front of the card come from a stamp set called Hello Blooms.  I stamped the musical image using Sunset ink and the little bird using the Outdoor Denim ink. The sentiment on the inside came from adhesive letters in our Keyboard Kraft Alphabet

My next holiday is Children's Book Day and here is what I created:

I am just so into 3" x 3" cards right now.  I thought these would be perfect to give to a child or friend with a reading goal to either encourage or congratulation on their reading efforts and goals.  I cut the image using the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridgge.  You can find the image on page 51, C4, Icon, < Image24 > cut at 2 3/4".  I used our Tommy paper from Close to My Heart.  They were quick and easy to make!

Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Z1790)
Art Philosophy Cricut Catridge (Z1686)
Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge
Claire paper pack (X7166B)
Tommy paper pack (X7169B)
Hello Blooms stamp set(C1540)
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2140)
Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2191)
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151)

 The Stamping Chef is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed two of the images that have been used in today's hop.  She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her facebook page,, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Sandy of Scrapbook Blessings.  Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on May 11, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. These are great cards! I love the inside backwards words, very cute and unexpected. And thanks for sharing that second cut. I didn't know it was on that cart! Great hopping with you.

  2. Lucy... haha.. I thought the aprils fool's was the bird and music... because its not been spring yet here much ..alot of snow at the first of the month... love your 3x3 card and the sentiment the way its done... your next card is awesome too.. didn't even realize GS had that the image I will be using that one.. thanks again.
    hugs. Laura

  3. That's sooo cool how you have put the sentiment backwards in the card. Love it!!!

  4. super cute cards my friend - a pleasure as always hopping with you!!!!! I think I'm going to try a 3x3 card with my next set of cards!!!!

  5. Both projects are really cute. The inside of that card is wonderful - writing it backwards. I like the simplicity of your second card. It's a clean looking card and I like that. Nice job.

  6. Love your cards! The bird is adorable and I love the backward sentiment very creativeand the reading one is a great idea!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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