Saturday, May 19, 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:

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!

   May Blog Date: May 19, 2012
  1. May is National Salad Month -
  2. May is National Hamburger Month: Anita 
  3. May is Bike Month: Pamela
  4. May 1st: Mother Goose Day -
  5. May 4: International Space Day: Lisa W ~
  6. May 5: Cinco DeMayo: Jearise:
  7. May 6: Beverage Day: Kimberly
  8. May 6th: National No Diet Day -
  9. May 7 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week:
  10. May 13: Mother's Day: Laura ~
  11. May 13th Frog Jumping Day -
  12. May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day: Edwina
  13. May 19: Armed Forces Day -
  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 - 

I did National Chocolate Chip Day. It is May 15th. I can't think of a better way to celebrate it than with some good cookies, with chocolate chips in them. I made two 8 1/2" x 11" layouts. They are going into a binder with plastic sleeves to protect the recipes. It is for my oldest niece. She has asked that I write down all my recipes. This will take a while to do, so I thought i would start with these two recipes.

                                              Double page layout for Recipe book.

                                                                  Close ups of pages.

The digis are by Clear Dollar Stamps- cookies and milk it is a digi stamp called We go together like... You can find it here. The other digi of the boy reaching for a cookie while looking back is a freebie by Two For Tuesday. You can find it here.

Copics used on the Milk and cookies are R29, R35, R59, B01, B05, B29, E00, E11, E33, E37, E57,

The cookies are cut out using Cricut From My Kitchen cartridge row 4 button 8 at 2". It is 2 cookies together a chocolate chip cookie and gingerbread man. I put the gingerbread man in a baggie to save for Christmas. I did the layers and shadow cuts. The fold of the carton of milk was done using colored Prisma Colored Pencils. I forgot to write down what I used.

Copics used on the boy reaching for cookies are E000, E00, E01, E02-skin, BG01, BG05, B97-clothing, E33, E57-shoes, Plate and bowl- Y17, Y21, YR23, cookies on plate- E11, E31 and brown gelly roll pen for chips, table- E11, E33, E57, E59, floor- Y21, Y31, wall- YG61, hair-E15.

The pile of chocolate chips is hand drawn by myself and colored with Copics E31, E29, E57, E59, C7There was a lot of layering done on them.

The tags are a Cuttlebug die/embossing folder called Embossed Tags. The words Chocolate Chips are wrote with Copics R31 and E59.

The brown cardstock chips are hand cut. This is where I wish I had drawn them first.

The papers are by Recollections-browns and tan, Georgia Pacific-white, and DCWV Stack 7 print.

Here is the complete lineup.

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!


Pamela Horton said...

Yummmmm! I'm going to have to make some of these! you did so good on the coloring! I'm praying that you get well soon!


Miriam said...

Wonderful work. I searched and searched on the Two for Tuesday site and couldn't find that little boy :( I found lots of other cool stuff though! Thanks for sharing.

ScrapFromScratch said...

What a great idea making it into a recipe. Very cute.

TuttleTime said...

Ok, now my stomach is growling! I love chocolate chip cookies. I love your project. As usual, it is thoughtful and sweet...just like you! I hope you feel better. So glad we met through RAK and are able to participate in the hop together.

Janet said...

Love your pages very cute! Love the idea of the book of special recepies. Nice hopping with you today, Hope you get the answers you need this week!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Laura said...

Love the pages... choc chips are my fav!