Friday, May 18, 2012

Calendar Girls Blog Hop ~ May

Welcome to our May Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The May unique holidays are:

May Blog Date: May 19, 2012
  1. May is National Salad Month - Lynne 
  2. May is National Hamburger Month:  Anita    
  3. May is Bike Month:  Pamela 
  4. May 1st: Mother Goose Day - Lisa Peters 
  5. May 4: International Space Day:  Lynne
  6. May 5: Cinco DeMayo:  Jearise
  7. May 6: Beverage Day:  Kimberly  
  8. May 6th: National No Diet Day - Laura  
  9. May 7 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week:  Lisa Peters  
  10. May 13: Mother's Day:  Laura  
  11. May 13th Frog Jumping Day - Angela  
  12. May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day:  Edwina   
  13. May 19: Armed Forces Day -  Janet 
  14. May 21: National Memo Day:  Pamela  
  15. May 23: Lucky Penny Day:  Kimberly 
  16. May 25: Nerd Pride Day:  Miriam Meserve  
  17. May 31st: World No Tobacco Day - Lynne

The hop starts with Lynne ( You won't want to miss a single occasion!!! 

This month I am doing two cards for this hop. I have had a busy couple of days so once again you get to see the more simplistic side of my artistic talents. My first card is for May 6th, National Beverage Day, so I went with something that my husband and I both drink, I the hot chocolate, and he the coffee, and tea.

I used my colored pencils and blending stick to add the color to this card, and a simple sentiment of thanks in the center. It seems people always gather for a good cup of coffee and a chat, so I thought this would be a good way to show appreciation for the drinks.

My second card is for Lucky Penny Day on May 23rd. This card has spoken to me several times this week. My husband and I walk daily, (to and from the post office) and on at least three occasions this week I have stopped to pic up a penny in the street. Who remembers the saying, "Find A Penny, Pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck". For that very reason, I have done my card with a penny background and the saying, "Find A Penny".

The line-up for May includes:

Lisa Peters: (Lisa may be up late due to a family emergency)

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on June 9th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


  1. Very nice, I will have to look into a blending tool. I love the way it makes the colors look. Amazing job finding penny paper, looks so cool.

  2. very cute! Where do you find that penny background?

  3. Do you use odorless mineral spirits with your blending tool? Cool penny card.

  4. I just love your penny card. Where'd you find penny paper?! Cool. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. Great cards! I love the penny paper one is it photograph it looks great. Nice hopping with you again
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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