Saturday, August 11, 2012

Calendar Girls' August Blog Hop

Welcome to our August 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 August unique holidays are:

Admit You're Happy Month - Lynne

First week of August: International Clown Week - Lynne

1st: National Girlfriend Day - Kimberly

3rd: National Watermelon Day - Lisa Peters

5th: Sister's Day - Kimberly

5th: International Forgiveness Day - Lisa Woodward

7th: National Lighthouse Day- Edwina

9th: Book Lover's Day - Lisa Peters

10th: Lazy Day - Janet

11th: National Son and Daughter Day - Angie

13th: Left-Hander's Day ~ Anita

15th: Relaxation Day - Laura

16th: National Tell a Joke Day - Lucy

17th: National Thriftshop Day - Kari

22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day - Janet
26th National Dog Day - Lisa Peters

27th: Just Because Day - Kimberly
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 August includes: 
For my holiday, International Forgiveness Day, I was a little stumped.  I’d never seen a card for the purpose of forgiving someone.  Then, I did a little research, and discovered that it’s customary to actually apologize on International Forgiveness Day, as it is, well….the International Day of Forgiveness.  So, I made an apology card.  First, I started with my stamp selection.  I used this image from “Country Companions” by DoCrafts.  This set was actually an enclosure to a previous edition of “Papercraft Inspirations”  I stamped in Chocolate Brown and embossed with black embossing powder.  I then colored him with markers and blended.  The image was cut out of the original card stock.  The base of the card was actually made with watercolor paper.  I like the texture, and it’s much less expensive to use than buying textured cream/offwhite stock.  I printed a sentiment on water color paper and layered with coordinating papers from my stash.  I embellished with baker’s twine and light green half pearls.  I think this card is very suited for it’s purpose, and the little bunny is just so cute, how could you NOT forgive them?
Stop by and check out my blog shop sisters’ 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 September 8, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Until Next Time~


  1. You did a great job. The little mouse looks so sad, how could you not forgive him. TFS

  2. how adorable! I love the image and the saying. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. Your little critter is simply adorable. You did a fantastic job on coloring him and added the perfect sentiment. Love the addition of the half pearls!

    Kimberly 8^)

  4. Love the card what a perfect image for the day You are a marvelous colorist and the sentiment is perfect!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet


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