Friday, September 7, 2012

September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our September 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 September unique holidays are:

National Sewing Month - Lynne
Classical Music Month - Lisa Woodward
National Blueberry Popsicle Month - Lisa Peters
3: Labor Day - Janet
5: Cheese Pizza Day - Miriam
6: Fight Procrastination Day -
6: Read a Book Day ~ Lucy
9: National Grandparent's Day - Kimberly
11: Patriot Day - Janet
12: National Day of Encouragement  - Anita
12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day - Anita
13: National Fortune Cookie Day - Jearise
15: Make a Hat Day -
16: National Playdoh Day - Lisa Peters
16: National Neighborhood Day -
18: National Cheeseburger Day -Lisa Woodward
19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day ~ Lucy
21: International Peace Day - Jearise and Miriam
22: Autumn Begins - Janet
22: Elephant Appreciation Day - Kimberly
22: Okoberfest - Lynne
25: National Comic Book Day - Miriam
28: Ask a Stupid Question Day - Laura

 The hop starts with Lynne. You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

The line-up for September includes:

Lynne ~
Lisa Woodward:
Lisa Peters:
Miriam -
Kimberly -
Jearise -
Laura -

Here are the two cards that I created for this months Calendar Girls blog hop.

The first of my two  cards is for Grandparent's Day.  I really like this style of card, and even though it looks like it might take some time to do, I find them very fast and very easy to make.  I think they are very elegant looking.

For my second card is for Elephant Appreciation Day.  Who even knew there was such a thing as Elephant Appreciation Day?  Well, either did I, but as soon as I saw this day on the calendar, I knew I had to do because I had the perfect paper piecing pattern to honor this intriguing day.  Here is my card.

The pattern for this card came from Paper Piecing by Nikki and can be found at this link.  I included the circus themed paper on the inside because no one appreciates and elephant more than the people in the circus.

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!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 13, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


  1. I love your accordian fold card.. it is so elegant... and THAT elephant.. he is a must have... oh my goodness...
    great hopping with you..
    hugs. Laura

  2. Kimberly, both cards are absolutely lovely and show your wonderfully versatile talent! Great hopping with you!

  3. Great cards. I will have to look up that diagonal cut one.... Such elegant paper. Super cute piecing!

  4. Your cards are so cute. I love the z card also. Your paper piecing turned out so cute. TFS.

  5. Love both your projects and No, I didn't know there was elephant appreciation day but I do appreciate elephants all year long. I never want to get one mad and have it sit on me.

  6. What great and purrfect cards to celebrate these wonderful holidaze which I will be sure to celebrate with pink elephants dancing in a chorus line (oops isn't that Oktoberfest?) It is always and truly a pleasure hopping with you my dear, dear, dear friend!!!
    Much Love, Hugs, and Creative Pixie Dust

  7. Oh My your cards are wonderful! the first so elegant and beautifu!I love the fold will have to try it . The elephant is so darn cute I love her ears! I also love how you finish off the inside !
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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