Friday, August 9, 2013

Calendar Girls - August

Welcome to our August Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s 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" - "August, when you're on the beach, you steal the show!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at Lorby's World.  The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for August includes:

Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Edwina ~ Edwina's Creations
Janet ~ Lady LuvBug
Laura ~ LauraLee's Dream
Lynne ~ Her Craftiness
Sandy ~ Scrapbook Blessings
Vicky ~ Crafting Vicky 
Christine ~ Creative Living with Christine
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Jear Michele ~ Scrapy Taz

August Monthly Holidays, Special and Wacky:

August, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

3 National Watermelon Day ~ Edwina
4 Friendship Day ~ Edwina
4 Sisters Day ~ Janet
7 National Lighthouse Day
9 Book Lover's Day ~ Christine
10 Lazy Day ~
10 National S'mores Day ~ Christine
11 Son and Daughter Day ~
12 Middle Child's Day ~
13 Left Hander's Day ~ Jearise
15 Relaxation Day ~ Edwina
16 National Tell a Joke Day ~ Laura
18 Bad Poetry Day ~ Jearise
19 Aviation Day ~ Lynne and Edwina
20 National Radio Day ~ Sandy
21 Senior Citizen's Day ~ Janet
22 Be an Angel Day ~ Laura
22 National Tooth Fairy Day ~ Sandy
23 Ride the Wind Day ~
26 Women's Equality Day ~
27 Just Because Day ~ Jearise
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse" ~
30 Frankenstein Day ~ Sandy
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day ~ Vicky

I originally had signed up for 2 holidays:  National Eye Exam Month AND National Lighthouse Day.  Unfortunately, you will only be seeing a project for National Eye Exam Month.  I broke a crafting "rule" of mine and had a soda on my craft table.  Before I had a chance to photograph my card for National Lighthouse Day - yes - I SPILLED my soda all over the card!  Argghhh!!

So I give to you my cards for National Eye Exam Month:

I thought that the stamp set Card Chatter - Focus on the Little Things was PERFECT for this holiday.  Don't you??

The tag card was made using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  You can find the image on page 60, D10, < Tag4 > and was cut at 4 1/2" and 5 1/2".  I used a paper pack called Sarita for the card. The sentiments were stamped with Goldrush and Cotton Candy inks.

Art Philosophy Cricut catridge (Z1686)
Sarita paper (X7171B)
Card Chatter - Focus on the Little Things (A1137)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2123)
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 9Z2193)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winner - Sandy from Scrapbook Blessings will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package.

Laura will also be giving one lucky winner her favorite image from The Stamping Chef.. She is a new release so you will have to wait and see her.  Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Michele of Scrapy Taz.

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on September 14, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Love this... sorry about your lighthouse card...
    great hopping with you ..
    Laura D.

  2. These are really fabulous. I'm really sorry about your other card... it really sucks when that happens and somehow we all do it one day or another... :(

  3. Love the eye chart sentiment on your cute card. Sorry your lighthouse card got zapped by the soda. I have had the same thing happen to me so now I have a couple of those double walled plastic glasses with a straw and screw on cap.

  4. Awesome, great sentiment design, TFS

  5. Sorry to hear about your other card, but your eye chart card is absolutely brilliant. I love it, I only have juice on my table if it has the 'sooky' part at the top. lol On my way again, hopping. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  6. I simply love this card!! And I am so sorry about the loss of your lighthouse! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great card for Eye Exam Month. I wish your lighthouse card was not ruined. I love lighthouses. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown


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