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Friday, May 18, 2012

May Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our May 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 May unique holidays are:

May Blog Date: May 19, 2012
  1. May is National Salad Month - Lynne
  2. May is National Hamburger Month: Anita
  3. May is Bike Month: Pamela
  4. May 1st: Mother Goose Day - Lisa Peters
  5. May 4: International Space Day:
  6. May 5: Cinco DeMayo: Lynne
  7. May 6: Beverage Day: Kimberly
  8. May 6th: National No Diet Day - Laura
  9. May 7 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week: Lisa Peters
  10. May 13: Mother's Day: Laura
  11. May 13th Frog Jumping Day - Angela
  12. May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day: Edwina
  13. May 19: Armed Forces Day - Janet
  14. May 21: National Memo Day: Pamela
  15. May 23: Lucky Penny Day: Kimberly
  16. May 25: Nerd Pride Day: Miriam Meserve
  17. May 31st: World No Tobacco Day - Lynne and Pamela

The hop starts with Lynne (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/). You won't want to miss a single occasion!!!
For my project I chose "Armed Forces Day" ! Here is a brief History of it's inception.
 President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. 

The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

 For my project I created a layout to celebrate my families Service to the country. It is not quite finished I am missing photos of both my grandfathers who served during WWI. I have been wanting to do this layout for a very long time. Both my parents served during WWII and I was in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era!

I used Creative Memories "Storybook creator" software to create this page. The background paper is from "TLC Creations" and the embellishment are from a number of different digital files I have From Creative Memories , My Memories and other sources.
I have a second project which is actually an old one and the very first post I ever made to my blog but it is quite appropriate for this day!

The line-up for May includes:

Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Anita: http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Pamela: http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com/
Lisa Peters: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jearise: http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Laura: http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com
Angie: http://atuttletime.blogspot.com/
Edwina: http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Miriam: http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com/

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

We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on June 9th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Hope you enjoyed your visit Your next stop is the very talented   Miriam !!
Thanks for stopping by !!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet


Pamela Horton said...

I like it! Great job!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful project. Such sentiment and a beautiful way to display it. Thanks.

ScrapFromScratch said...

What a touching piece. Great job.

TuttleTime said...

I love this idea. My dad retired from the Army, and I have never made him an Army album. Great idea and very memorable. :) Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

great projects are amazing..