Saturday, September 14, 2013

Calendar girls - Confucius day

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

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!!!!

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:

Jearise ~

Janet ~

Lynne ~

Sandy ~

Edwina ~


Laura -

Christine ~

September, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Classical Music Month ~ Jearise
Fall Hat Month ~
Baby Safety Month ~
Self Improvement Month ~

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator ~ Lynne
2 Labor Day ~ Janet
2 National Beheading Day ~
3 Happy Birthday Janet Smith ~ Lynne
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
6 Read a Book Day ~ Laura
8 Grandparent's Day ~ Sandy
9 Teddy Bear Day ~ Lynne, Sandy
10 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
11 911 Remembrance ~
11 Make Your Bed Day ~
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day ~ Edwina
12 National Video Games Day ~ Sandy
13 Blame Someone Else Day ~
13 Defy Superstition Day ~
13 Fortune Cookie Day ~
13 National Peanut Day ~
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813 ~
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day ~ Christine
15 Make a Hat Day ~
15 National Women's Friendship Day ~
16 Mayflower Day ~
16 National Play Doh Day ~ Lynne
17 Citizenship Day ~
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day ~ Sandy
21 International Peace Day ~
21 Oktoberfest ~ Lynne
22 Elephant Appreciation Day ~ Janet
23 Checkers Day ~ Christine
25 National Comic Book Day ~
26 Johnny Appleseed Day ~ Jearise
27 Native American Day ~ Edwina
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) ~
28 National Good Neighbor Day ~
29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie ~ Vicky

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a 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, butterflies, or apples. Shown is the butterfly fabric. 

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is the awesome Laura. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Ok so for my project I decided to go with Confucius Day because I had just the perfect sentiment that I have been meaning to use in like forever (as my teenagers would say) ;o)   I just find this sooooo funny!  Hope you think so too!

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For this card I used paper from Prima - Life time collection. I really love the masculine look of this paper.  And it's such an awesome pack because there are lots for a pretty good price!  I used my deckled rectangles from spellbinder.  I added some ribbon and a charm from my stash.

I colored the awesome Gus from Gus birthday - Old fart set by Bugaboo - this is the actual stamp and if I'm not mistaken it was made by Stampendous.  I have had this stamp for awhile way back when I didn't use digis... so very happy to be using it for this ;o)  I colored Gus with my copics and added some glossy accent to his glasses.  The fabulous sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I really love that sentiment and find it so funny
So what do you think?!?  Is old age like underwear?!?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Chocolate coffee cards - anything goes
  2. Crafty catz weekly challenge - Man/boy cards 
  3. Daring card makers - Signature style - yup I tend to do the same layout over and over again if I'm not following a sketch... I think I much prefer your way of calling it also signature style sounds much better lol
  4. Polkadoodle - One for the boys
  5. Totally papercrafts - Birthday boys - for the older boys in the group lol
  6. Crafty creations challenges - Kraft - used kraft cardstock
  7. Pennys challenges - anything goes

Hope you have a fabulous Saturday!  I will be back later with another post... hope you come and check it out.

I'm having a giveaway to celebrate the fact that I have reached 400 followers!!! WOW so if you want to enter it's here:



  1. What a cut card.

  2. Love the image and your design. Thanks for joining at CCCC: Anything Goes

  3. Great card, love Gus he's so great to use for a male card and always has amusing sentiments. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week :) xx

  4. What a great card~! that it is for a male.
    Perfectly laid out.

  5. What a great fun card. Love the sentiment. Matches image perfectly. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  6. Awesome card I just love the image and the sentiment is spot on It certainly does creep up on you LOL.
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  7. Very cute card... Love Confucius says...

  8. Very funny card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. Just love Bugaboo! Fun card!

  10. That's a funny card! Well done.

  11. Fabulous card, Vicky! Love your colours and design, and I am still giggling at the sentiment...

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  12. Ha! fab card. Made me giggle. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi x

  13. hahaha Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations.

  14. Love the card and I must say you are an inspiration!!! How you juggle sew many balls without dropping a one!!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship


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