Saturday, July 13, 2013

Calendar Girls Blog Hop July 13, 2013

Welcome to our July 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" - "July like a firecracker all aglow!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at 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 July includes:

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for July are:
  • National Hot Dog Month: Jearise
  • National Ice Cream Month: Laura

July 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days Include:

1 Build A Scarecrow Day ~ Lynne
1 Canada Day ~ Laura
2 World UFO Day ~Anita Cannon
4 Independence Day ~Janet
7 Chocolate Day
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day ~Janet
8 Video Games Day ~  Vicky
9 National Sugar Cookie Day
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day ~ Lynne, 
15 Cow Appreciation Day - Go out and give a cow a hug ~ Sandy
17 Yellow Pig Day ~ Sandy
19 National Raspberry Cake Day ~ 
20 Moon Day ~ Anita Cannon
21 National Ice Cream Day  ~ Edwina
23 National Hot Dog Day ~ Jearise
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day ~ 
24 Amelia Earhart Day ~  Sandy
25 Threading the Needle Day ~ Lynne
26 Aunt and Uncle Day ~   Anita
28 Parent's Day ~Edwina
30 Father-in-Law Day ~ 
31 Mutt's Day ~ 

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

The Stamping Chef,, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least ?? of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her facebook page,, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants.

Today I have four cards for you. The first 2 cards have digis by Fresh Brewed Designs. The first one is called Owl Share My ice cream and the next one is called Ice Cream Cone.You can find them here

The last 2 cards are using the same digi called Nan and Granddad on Sofa. It is by Jellypark. You can find it here

The next 2 projects are for National Ice Cream Day. National ice cream day is on July 21st.

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You
In July, we celebrate National Ice Cream Month. From Italian Spumoni to Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, see what your favorite ice cream flavor says about you.

Chocolate is for the young at heart who speak their mind freely with enthusiasm and honesty. Creativity and talent are often the first traits others notice about chocolate ice cream fans.

Just because you like Vanilla does not mean you are ordinary. You are daring but calculating and experimental and you take risks and set high goals for yourself.

Strawberry ice cream enthusiasts tend to be shy, cautious, traditional and committed when in relationships. While you’re a good friend, it may take a while to get close to someone.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is reserved for indulgent party-animals. You do what you want to do – even if it interferes with work!

Butter Pecan lovers tend to be old-fashioned, hard-working and detail oriented. So you are all about business, but know how to kick back and relax.

With Spumoni or Neopolitan, it may be obvious but favoring these ice cream flavors says you can be slightly indecisive. If you’re ever unsure, always pick dessert first!

Chocolate Chip ice cream fans love fun, sports and competition. You have a good sense of humor and are easy to laugh – and you’re a complete extrovert. Some might say you’re the life of the party.

Which ice cream flavor are you? What other flavors do you love?  Don’t forget that National Ice Cream Day is the July 21st.

 Copics used  are B00, B02, B05- blues, YG00,YG01, YG03, YG93, YG95- greens, Y04, Y13, Y17- beak and feet, E33, E37- cone, R56, RV06, RV09- syrup, R29, R24, R22- cherry, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09- strawberry ice cream, E0000, E000, E00- vanilla ice cream.

The dots are paper Candi by Craftworks.

The papers for this card are by Colobok- prints, Georgia Pacific- white, Recollections- solid blue.

The card is 4 1/4" x 6 7/8".

The next project is a pocket tag. it is 4" x 6 1/2". It will hold a gift card or other tags to give someone.

Copics used are E31, E33, E37, E59- cone, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02- ice cream, R56, RV13, RV09, RV06- syrup, R24, R27, R56- cherry.

The white embossed paper is made scoring the paper every 1/4".
I rounded the corners with an old pair of corner scissors by Fiskars.

The next 2 cards are for Parents day. I have 2 sets of parents. My Mom and Pop and my real Dad and Doris-step-mom. Parents Day is July 28th.

 Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin,C00, C1, C3, C5, W00, W1, W3, W5- hair, E31, E33, E57, E59- sofa, R22, R29, R35, R59- pillows, E41, E43, E44, E47- pants, B93, B95, B97- man's sweater and shoes, B21, B24, B26, B29- dress, R20, R22, R24- Nan's sweater and slippers.

The doily is cut using a Martha steward doily punch. The frame for the sentiment is made using a Fiskars Corner punch.

The papers are by DCWV- brown, Georgia Pacific- white, 7 gypsies- stripe.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Copics used for this card are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, C00, C1, C3, C5, W00, W1, W3, W5- hair, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49- sofa, B60, B63, B66, B69- pillows, B21, B24, B26, B29- dress, R20, R22, R24- Nan's sweater and slippers, B93, B95, B97- sweater, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49- pants and shoes.

The plant and pot are hand cut. I did not have a pattern for them.

The papers are by DCWV- dark blue, 7 gypsies- stripe, Recollections- red, green, and kraft paper, Georgia pacific- white.

The card is 4 1/4' x 6 1/2".

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Anita Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on August 10, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


VanessaB said...

all super cute and fun cards! great job! :)

ike said...

Wonderful creations and such gorgeous colouring on your images :-) I LUV the owls one best. Thank you for this great Hop :-)

IKE xxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh wow those are some fabulous projects!!! Love it.

Camille Short said...

Soooooo cute! I love the couple.

lorby said...

Wow! You were busy dear. I love all your creations. You are so talented.

Laura said...

Hey I love them!!! The owls are amazing..
Great hopping with you..
Laura D.

Fit Kitty said...

Wow these are great! For the ice cream card - one word - YUM! Great colours! And I especially love both your little scenes in the Parents Day cards - I was not aware of Parents Day - and your colouring is perfect! Thanks for the Calendar Girls blog hop! It's fun to get some new inspiration!