Saturday, August 10, 2013

Calendar Girls blog hop August 10, 2013

Welcome to our August 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" - "August, when you're on the beach, you steal the show!"

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

August Monthly Holidays, Special and Wacky:
  • Family Fun Month ~ Jearise
  • National Eye Exam Month - Lucy 
  • Peach Month~ Michele
  • National Picnic Month ~ Laura

August, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

3 National Watermelon Day ~ Edwina
4 Friendship Day ~ Edwina
4 Sisters Day ~ Janet
7 National Lighthouse Day ~ Lucy 
9 Book Lover's Day ~ Christine
10 Lazy Day ~
10 National S'mores Day ~ Christine
11 Son and Daughter Day ~
12 Middle Child's Day ~
13 Left Hander's Day ~ Jearise
15 Relaxation Day - now this one's for me! ~Edwina
16 National Tell a Joke Day ~ Laura
18 Bad Poetry Day ~ Jearise
19 Aviation Day ~ Lynne & Edwina
20 National Radio Day ~ Sandy
21 Senior Citizen's Day ~ Janet
22 Be an Angel Day ~ Laura
22 National Tooth Fairy Day ~ Sandy
23 Ride the Wind Day ~
26 Women's Equality Day ~
27 Just Because Day ~ Jearise
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse" ~
30 Frankenstein Day ~ Sandy
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day ~ Vicky

I have 4 cards and a tag to share with you today. The first card and the last card and tag have a digi by Create With TLC You can find them here
The second card has a digi called Besties and the 3rd card has a digi called "Relax" by Fresh Brewed Designs. You can find them here

                              My first card is for National Watermelon Day. It is on August 3rd.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, YR21, YR23, Y21- blond hair, E33, E37, E95- red hair, E15, E43, E44- different browns on hair, (YR02, YR07, YR27- oranges, Y04, Y13, Y15, Y17- yellows, B02, B01, B05, B97- blues, YG61, YG63, YG67- greens, E41, E43- browns)- clothing, YR21, Y21, Y00- hats, YG03, YG01, G03, G05- grass, BV01- flowers, R22, R29, R35, G05, YG41- watermelon.

The dots are paper Candi by Craftworks.

The watermelon slice is hand cut and inked on the edges. The seeds are drawn with black Gelly Roll pen.  The sentiment is on a 1.5"circle punched out with a punch by Fiskars. I pop dotted the sentiment up.

The papers are by Recollections- red, green, Georgia Pacific- white..

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

                         My next card is for Friendship Day. It is on August 4th.

Copics used are E000, E00, E01,E02- skin, E43, E44, E47, E49, E31, e33, E57, E59- hair, B21, B23, B24, B26, B29- blue clothing, V01, V04, V06, V09- purple clothing.

The headband was colored with purple stardust gelly Roll pen. The shoes and gloves were colored with Copics then I used clear stardust Gelly Roll pen on top of them.

The papers are by Recollections- purple, kraft paper, Nicole crafts- flecked vellum, Georgia Pacific- white, The border paper I got wrapped around a bottle swap 2 years ago. I was saving it for something special. I think a friend is special so it was time to use it.

The pearls are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find them here

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Relaxation day is August 15th. I am using "Relax" by Fresh Brewed Designs for this card.
Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, C1, C3, C5, RV02, RV06, RV09- chair, YG93, YG95, YG97- plant, E13, E15, E17, E18, E33, E37- pot, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18- water, W00, W1, W3- sand, Y04, Y13, Y15, Y17- sun, BG000, BG01- sky, E02, E11, E13, E15- tile, B60, B63, B66- book, C1, C3, C5- sidewalk.

Gelly Roll pens used are Green Metallic, Green Stardust- greenery around palm, Blue Metallic, Pink Metallic, and Purple Metallic-pot.

The Ribbon flowers are by Offray. The leaves are hand cut.

The papers are by Recollections- pinks, green, and blue, Georgia Pacific- white, the floral print was in my scraps.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

                         Aviation Day is August 19th. I have a card and tag to share with you.

Copics used on both the card and tag are YR24, Y13, Y15, Y17- yellows, BG000- clouds, C00, C1, C3, C5- planes, B21, B23, B12- sky.

Papers are by Recollections- yellow, cobalt blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Bazzill- blue on card.

The dots are paper Candi by Craftworks.

The ribbon is by Celebrate It.

We are offering some fabulous blog 
candy to a lucky winners - 
Sandy from Scrapbook Blessings will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package. 
Laura will also be giving one lucky winner her favorite image from The Stamping Chef.. She is a new release so you will have to wait and see her... (She will be in this hop on my blog)
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls.

The next stop on the hop is Janet  Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on September 14, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


Laura said...

All I can say is wow wow wow... I love them all but I really love the relaxation card... great job!!!
great hopping with you..
Laura D.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW you have been one busy bee! Love all the cards and the tag that you have created. Awesome hoping with you!

Iris said...

Love all your cards but my favorite is the watermelon one. Great coloring job. Also love the airplane card and tag.

Jennifer Swandells said...

Just started the hop and all I can say is absolutely awesome cards on your blog. Favourite card is definately the watermelon one, but the rest are all coming a close second. lol Hugs, Jen x Well, I'm on my way again!!!
Krafty Keepsakes

Sandy Hentzel said...

Great digi cards! I love that relaxation one, gonna have to look for it.

Christine Jones said...

all of your cards were wonderfully colored but my favorite was the relaxation Day! It was so soothing!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Man, you were a busy bee this month creating cards for the hop. I was just by Vicky's blog and noticed your name in the list. So this was the perfect time to pop over and catch up a bit and to see what wacky days you covered. A great round up of cards. How perfect is Heather's image for relaxing day! Great timing for the Aug release to coincide with the hop. Talking about hopping, I'm off to check out some of your other posts. See you momentarily.