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Friday, October 11, 2013

October Calendar Girls Blog Hop


Welcome to our October 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" - "Octoberr, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. 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!!!! 

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:

October, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 
Clergy Appreciation Month

1 - National Lace Day -Janet
2 - Guardian Angels Day Laura
5 - World Card Making Day - Sandy
6 - Mad Hatter Day - Lynne
7 - World Smile Day - 
9 - Fire Prevention Day- Sandy
11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lucy 
11 - World Egg Day
14 - Columbus Day - Lynne
14 - Be Bald and Free Day - Jearise
16 - Dictionary Day
19 - Sweetest Day- Sandy
21 - Count Your Buttons Day - Sandy
25 - Frankenstein Friday - Jearise
27 - National Tell a Story Day (in Scotland and the UK)
28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - 
30 - National Candy Corn Day - Sandy
30 - Mischief Night - Janet
31 - Halloween - Christine

For my first day I chose National Lace Day. I have lots of fond memories of My Grandmother sitting in the rocking chair crocheting away her favorite thing was lace edgings on hand kerchiefs. She had all the stitch patterns in her head I never saw her use a pattern ever. ( she sewed the same way no patterns) So in honor of my grandma ( we called her Memer) here is my card:

I am going to share a couple pictures of her sampler book that she created it is about 100 years olf tatered and much loved.

For my second card I chose Mischief Night the night before Halloween. I never knew that it existed until noe so ere is a little History  followed by my card

Mischief Night (also known as Devil's NightHell Night Cabbage NightGate NightMizzy Night  Miggy Night or Goosing Night ) is an annual tradition in parts of the United Kingdom,Canada, and the United States when people (primarily teenagers and preteens) take a degree of license to play pranks and do mischief in their neighbourhoods. The most common date for Mischief Night in England and North Americas October 30, the day before Halloween.

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 2 lucky winners - 

Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors or Halloween.
Also, Lynne is offering a breast cancer awareness bracelet to one lucky winner.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Jearise. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
Hope you enjoyed your vist Thanks again for stopping by
Big Blog hugs, Janet


Sandy Hentzel said...

Love the sampler book page!!! That is awesome that you still have it! What a treasure.
Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Both your cards are fantastic. I especially love the lace card - so beautiful. And I bet you feel so blessed and grateful to have the sampler book page - a really keepsake and treasure! ~ Marilyn

Christine Jones said...

Love your cards! And what a treasure to have your grandma's sampler! You have such talent! I knew of Mischief night but was never allowed to participate while growing up! Darn!

Lynne - Her Craftiness said...

What fabulous cards... thanks for sharing your Meme's lace - it is beautiful!!!! Your cards are amazing as usual and its truly a pleasure hopping with you as usual my dear friend!!!
much love, hugs, and friendship

lorby said...

First card is beautiful and love the story of your grandma. What she did is a lost art and so sad. I'm glad you're keeping her memory alive and sharing her beautiful talent. Second card, so cute! I love the way you put the embossing behind with the gate in front.

Camille Short said...

Lovely creations.....thanks for sharing!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow she was quite talented your grandma! And it passed down to you!!! Love your cards. So different in style ;o)

Caforestdweller said...

Wonderful cards. I love the first one especially. I am mad about lace!

In my town October 30th is known as "Gate Night". Supposedly kids used to steal gates from houses.


Amanda said...

I love your cards! Beautiful lace and I love the embossing on the Mischief card! nclights7 at yahoo dot com

Lissa Marie said...

spooky halloween card! Love it!

Laura said...

Wow... love all your projects... love the halloween card and the gate ..
the lace is beautiful..
Laura D.