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Friday, October 12, 2012

October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our October 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 October unique holidays are:

October Holidays:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lynne
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Anita
National Pizza Month:
National Popcorn Popping Month: Lucy
Week 1: Get Organized Week:
Week 2: Fire Prevention Week: Kimberly
1: World Vegetarian Day - Miriam
4: National Golf Day - Kimberly
6: Mad Hatter Day - Jearise
6: World Card Making Day - Lucy
7: Bald and Free Day -
7: World Smile Day - Miriam
8: Canadian Thanksgiving -
8: Columbus Day - Janet
11: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lisa
16: National Boss Day -
19: National Mammography Day - Lynne
21: Sweetest Day - Lucy
21: Count Your Button Day - Lynne
25: Pink for a Day Day ~Lucy
25: National Pasta Day - Maria Matter
28: National Plush Animal Day - Jearise
30: National Candy Corn Day - Janet
31: Halloween - Lisa

The hop starts with Lynne ~ (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com). You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

I chose Columbus Day and National Candy Corn Day

To create this card I used my Gypsy and a digital file from CCR ( Cricut Craft Room ) called Classroom October and November. I cut the ship at 3 inches  I used dark brown cs for the top layer, white cs for the sails and a dark grey for the shadow layer The title was also part of the file and was cut at just under 1 inc from red cs the shadow was cut from the same dark grey cs and the little ship on the title was cut in black cs
I embossed the base of the sip with forest branches to give it some depth. The patterned paper for both my projects were from digital paper file "Vintage Summer" from My Memories created by Mel Hains Designs.  that I printed for my cards. added a bit of twine a torn blue strip for the water and some red glitter glue.

My second card is for National Candy Corn Day

I cut the candy corn image from "Smiley Card" from some very shiny orange cs and embossed it with a new Cuttle bug folder from the Midnight Haunting set. it was cut at 3.5 inches and the layers were cut from white and yellow cs the shadow layer was cut in brown.cs The title i found on the Mini monster cartridge ans cut it at Just a little larger than 1.5 inches the mat papers are from the same digital file as the first card added a little inking, stickles and a brown ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my creations and it is time to head  on over to Lisa Peters  to see what she has created for today!  Don't forget to leave some bloggy love if you would like a chance at the blog candy!

The line-up for October includes:

Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Anita: http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Lucy: http://www.love2createitall.com
Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lisa Peters: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Maria: http://Joyfulstamper.blogspot.com

We have some unusual blog candy today. If you happen to notice that Lynne has Count Your Button Day for October 21, 2012. The one closest to guessing how many buttons are on Lynne's card will win some buttons. Now, how kewl is that??

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!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 10, 2012, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by and look forward to reading your comments!!!
Big Blog Hugs. Janet


Lucy Kelleher said...

I love both of your cards Janet! The candy corn is really cute - I like that you embossed the middle section of the candy corn. TFS :)


Camille Short said...

Thank you for sharing your talent...both projects are adorable...the candy corn card is especially fun! :D

Marianne said...

Who knew there were so many important days to remember? Love both projects. Your talent shows. Thanks for sharing

Maria Matter said...

these are awesome Janet, love the colors & cuts you've used on both!!
great hopping through the calendar with you!

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