Saturday, December 14, 2013

Calendar Girls December Blog Hop 12/14/2013

Welcome to our December 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" - "December, you’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree!!"

Our hop begins Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness with decorating, shopping, wrapping, and getting ready for Santa and I know you won’t want to miss a single stop along the way! I know you wouldn't want to miss any of the cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:

Lynne ~
Edwina ~  you are here
Sandy ~
Laura -
Jearise ~

The Blog Candy being offered this month is a machine-embroidered angel which can be used as a bookmark or an early start to decorate your Christmas Tree!!!! Winner gets to chose the color of her angel from pink, white, ivory, or gold.

Bingo Month
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December, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 Eat a Red Apple Day
4 Santas' List Day -we hope you are on the "Nice" list ~ Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day ~ Sandy
6 St. Nicholas Day - Lynne
6 Mitten Tree Day - Lynne
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 International Children's Day
8 National Brownie Day ~ Jearise
9 Christmas Card Day ~ Sandy
12 Poinsettia Day ~ Edwina,  Laura,
18 Bake Cookies Day- Edwina
19 Look for an Evergreen Day 
20  Go Caroling Day 
21  Humbug Day 
21  National Flashlight Day ~ Sandy
21  Look on the Bright Side Day 
23  Festivus  -
24  National Chocolate Day 
25  Christmas Day  -Laura, Sandy
26  Boxing Day
27  Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day ~ Sandy
28  Card Playing Day 
31  New Year's Eve 
                                      National Poinsettia day is December 12th.  I made 3 items for this day. A tag, card, and 6" x 6" scrapbook layout.
The tag is 4 1/4' x 2 1/4"
                                                           The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

                                                         6" x 6" scrapbook page.

The Poinsettia digi is by Imagine That on all 3 projects. You can find it here .

The tag was cut by hand. The ribbon is by The American Ribbon Company. The vine is done using Green Metallic Gelly Roll pen.

The card: I used a  Darice embossing folder called Seasonal 3 pack. I then colored the holly with Green Metallic Gelly Roll pen and the berries with Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen. The vine was drawn with Green Metallic Gelly Roll pen. The papers are by Recollections- red, green, white card base, Georgia Pacific- white for digis.

Scrapbook layout: The doily was made using a Martha Steward Doily Maker. I hand cut out the red plaid and white circles for where the photo goes. The faux stitching was done using Green Stardust Gelly Roll pen. The papers are by Recollections- green, Georgia Pacific- white, the plaid was in my scraps.

National Bake a Cookie Day is December 18th.
Hello, Today I am using Cutout Cookie Toodle by Broken Box Stock. You can find it here .

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, E33, E37, E95- hair, E04- lips, RV10, RV13- shirt, B21, B23, B26, B28- bowl, plate, Oven mitt, BG000, BG01, BG05, R29- canisters, E000, E00, E01- icing bag, Y000- cookies on pan, C00, C1, C3, C5- pan, RV02, RV04, RV06- icing, R24, E31, E00- rolling pin, R29- spatula, RV000- wall, Y0000, Y000- dough, E41, E43, E44, E47- table.

Gelly Roll pens used are Rose Stardust, Green Stardust, Orange Stardust, Blue Stardust, Silver Metallic, Clear Stardust.

The ribbon is by Celebrate It Christmas Collection.

The button was in my stash of old buttons.

The sentiment is pop dotted up.

The papers are by Recollections- deep pink, pink, light pink, print, Bazzill- blue, Georgia Pacific- white.

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

Thanks for hopping with us. The next stop on the hop is Sandy Have a wonderful day. Edwina


Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous creation!!!! Love them and that backing card is so very yummy!

lorby said...

You are so talented. I love all your projects.

Lynne said...

What great cards and talent you possess!!!! I wish we lived closer as I would love to sit down with you and craft and learn from you my dear friend!!!!
Much love, hugs, and friendship

Laura said...

I love your pointsettia projects.. amazing... and I love your Cookie day project... very cute..
Laura D.
Have a safe and happy holiday!!!

Iris said...

Love all those poinsettias.
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