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Friday, May 18, 2012

Calendar Girls ~ MAY 2012

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 - Angie (ME)
  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!!! 

For this hop, I've made two cards. I love using frogs in cards. They're so cute and whimsical. In this first one, I used a digi stamp that I printed on white paper...cut it out and then just added it to my card. The colors are difficult to see in this photo, but the card is a greenish blue that ties with the striped accent paper. I cut a burgundy red circle that ties in with the striped paper. I received these really cool "rain drop" stickers as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness). I applied these to the right side of the card. I love the water drop effect it had on my card. Using my favorite Stickles, I created a "fly" ... On the inside, I added a cute sentiment: "Frogs have it made...They just eat what bugs them!" This could be a cute card for someone who is going through a challenging time.
For the second card, I made an easel card for my new FB friend (who also happens to be my blog hop neighbor, Edwina). She is awesome and sweet...I love easel cards, because they display the cover and sentiment at the same time.  Here's a side view of my second card...

Using my favorite Cricut cartridge, Create A Critter, I cut out a frog and added some googly eyes. Also, I incorporated one of Edwina's favorite colors, turquoise, and added a little friend for the frog, dragon fly...also a fave of Edwina. Hope you like it, girlfriend! :)  
Don't you love the ribbon I used for this card? If you do, please add a comment that includes your favorite critter to add to cards. I will tally up all the entries and using, I will choose a winner....
Good luck and enjoy all the posts along the way!!!

The line-up for May includes:
Laura: (You should have come from here...)
Angie: (You are here...)

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!


Pamela Horton said...

I love love love frogs! Great job!!!

Miriam said...

These cards are sooo cute. Frogs are so much fun and I really need to use them in card making. You are so talented. My favorite critter is a toss up between owls and butterflies. I think they have different functions.... soo.... can't decide.

ScrapFromScratch said...

adorable cards. I love frogs. I would have had a lot of fun with challenge as I'm sure you did.

Janet said...

So love your froggies they are both too cute Love the design of the cards lots of fun papers and embellishments!pping along with you!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Laura said...

oh.. I love both cards but the first one i just love love love...
the raindrops are amazing..

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

What great cards!!! I am loving both of them ... Edwina will truly love her card!!! My favorite critter, I guess would be either a cat or an owl. I love the owl and the eyes and how he can turn his head. Now, as for the cat, I have 2 Maine Coon cats that have the look of an "owl" with how they can turn their head almost totally around!
It i truly a pleasure hopping with you my new friend and I am sew enjoying all your creativity and hopping to hop in more hops with you!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness