Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Calendar girls blog hop

Welcome to our November 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" - "November, I'll give thanks that you belong to me!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented 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 as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

Lynne ~

Vicky ~

Jearise ~

Sandy ~

Christine ~

Edwina ~

Lucy ~

Laura -

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 marvellous Calendar Girls:

Aviation History Month ~ Lynne

National Model Railroad Month ~ Lynne

Native American Heritage Month

Peanut Butter Lovers Month ~ Edwina

November, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

2 Book Lovers Day - Vicky

2 Deviled Egg Day

3 Housewife's Day

3 Sandwich Day

4 King Tut Day

6 Saxophone Day

7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

8 Dunce Day

9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right

10 Forget-Me-Not Day ~ Edwina

10 USMC Day

11 Veteran's Day - Jearise

12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - Jearise

12 Young Reader's Day ~ Jearise

13 Sadie Hawkins Day

13 World Kindness Day ~ Sandy

14 Operating Room Nurse Day

15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day

15 America Recycles Day~ Lucy

16 Button Day ~ Lynne

16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day ~ Christine

17 Electronic Greeting Card Day - now who do you think created this day!?

17 Homemade Bread Day ~ Lynne

17 Take A Hike Day- Laura

17 World Peace Day ~ Lucy

18 Occult Day ~ Janet

19 Have a Bad Day Day ~ Lynne

20 Absurdity Day -Laura

20 Beautiful Day -Laura

20 Universal Children's Day - Laura

21 Great American Smokeout -

21 World Hello Day ~ Lynne

22 Go For a Ride Day ~ Sandy

23 Eat a Cranberry Day

25 National Parfait Day

26 Shopping Reminder Day - Vicky

27 Pins and Needles Day ~ Lynne

28 Red Planet Day

28 Thanksgiving -Eat, drink, and be thankful. ~ Sandy

29 Black Friday ~ Christine

29 You're Welcome Day - Sandy

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.

Ok so for my 1st creation of the day I made a bookmark!  I'm doing book lover day after all.  I figured this would be a great gift to a special someone in my life for Christmas... hope she's not reading this or not understanding the English lol.  So I know she loves coffee... so this digi was just perfect and what's better than coffee and a book... well other than wine... rofl.

The digi is from Mi Ran you can find it here and it's only 2$ how fabulous right?!?  She's also having a FB giveaway here so check it out.

Ok so since this is a bookmark I was able to use all scraps!!! Love doing that.  Even the embossed part was a little leftover.  That really shows that you can keep and reuse all the tiny parts you have... the bad thing is that my bin is overflowing with the tiny parts lol  The bookmark itself was made using my Cameo and I added some ribbons from my stash.

I used lavender and purple shades... she seemed to call for those.  I just had soooo much fun coloring this image up with my copics.  It was colored last weekend while I was with friends see my WOYWW post of this week for the details. The 2 sentiments are from Create with TLC and they seemed to just call to be there!
The next date that I was covering was Shopping reminder day... but I really don't need any reminding of shopping... lol And what is more perfect than an image related to Christmas?!?  Don't we have looooots of shopping to do for Christmas?  So this is again another great digi from Mi Ran that you can find here.  I brought this one to work and it was grabbed already lol but got to admit this digi is just stunning.... well as all her digis are... and did I tell you I have the pleasure of designing for her?!?  She was looking for 5 designers and I lucked out!!!!  wooohooo... so you will be seeing lots more of her fabulous work on this blog stay tuned.

So for this card I used papers from Pebbles - Welcome Christmas.  I used my grand square, my grand scallop square and my label 14 all from Spellbinder.  I also used my memory box snowflake corner.  I added a lot of little pearls on that die cut.  The ribbon is from the Dollarstore.  I need to go and find some more red... I have a feeling I will be running out soon.... lol

Here's a closer look at the digi colored with my copics.  I added a bunch of stickles to the hat.  Love the effect.  I also added a sentiment from Create with TLC.  It was part of the great club for Christmas!!!!  If you were not part of it you really missed out on lots of fabulous sentiments.  I was sooooo happy with this French one!  Just perfect for all my upcoming cards.  BTW there's a new club out and you get to give one out to a friend.  Check it out here.  It really doesn't get much better than this. 
Your next stop along the way is the fabulous Jearise . Don't forget to stop back next month on December 14th for the last Calendar Girls Day of the Year.

I'm entering my bookmark in the following challenges:

  1. Brown sugar challenge - Anything goes
  2. Crafts 4 eternity - Anything but a card
  3. Scrapping 4 fun challenges - Anything goes
  4. Charisma cardz - Anything goes
I'm entering my little Christmas card in the following challenges:
  1. Jingle belles rock - Holiday traditions - I just adore Christmas.  My favorite tradition is the day before we leave to go to my family Santa has come and put lots of goodies in the stockings and some little gifts for each of the kids (pretty much like she's carying) under the tree.  And the kids open those up while wearing the brand new pyjama that Santa's elves left them the night before on their bed.
  2. Holly jolly christmas challenge - Traditional Christmas colors
  3. C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
  4. Crafty little fairies challenge - Christmas
I have another post coming up so I hope that you will be back for it later.  And I really hope you get to have fun crafting this weekend!!!  That's what got me through the week lol

Oh and while you are here... why don't you check this out.  I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in



  1. Beautiful bookmark, lovely image and I love the colors!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  2. lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

  3. Super cute projects.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. Hi Vicky, I love your bookmark and card. Those images are so cute. I Love the papers and the ribbon on the card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  5. New Pajamas are such a fun way to celebrate ... so glad you shared your Holiday Tradition with us at Jingle Belles.

  6. PHENOMENAL!!!!! I absolutely love your creativity AND hopping with you!!! Much love, hugs, and friendship

  7. Cute bookmark. I'm sure your friend will love it. One can never have too many bookmarks. I also love your Christmas card and especially that snowflake corner. That is just fabulous.
    Congrats on the new position although I have no idea how you are fitting it in with everything on your plate these days. I'm looking forward to seeing more creations from this designer from you. I'm unfamiliar with her work.


  8. Great projects. Love the bookmarker idea. With tablets and Nooks, its nice to see bookmarkers making a come back. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  9. Lovely card and image. Thank you for playing at Crafty Little Fairies xxx

  10. love your tag and cards.. love love love..
    Laura D.

  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  12. More fabulous creations.........they look wonderful.

  13. what a sweet & adorable holiday card, and YES, that is the perfect sentiment! thank you for sharing your wonderful christmas traditions with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

  14. Beautiful and cute card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  15. I just love your bookmark Vicky. Such a cute image...and the vibrant colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week.

    Lynn, DT BSCB

  16. Great card andf I love how you have matched the flowers on your image to the backing paper.

    Thanks for sharing at CLF.

    Sharon x

  17. Fabulous bookmark! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x (love the card too :) )


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