Saturday, October 13, 2012

October Calendar Girls

Welcome to our October 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 October unique holidays are:

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 October includes:

Lynne ~
Kimberly -
Miriam -
Jearise -
Lisa Peters:

October Holidays:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lynne
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Anita
National Pizza Month:
National Popcorn Popping Month: Lucy
Week 1: Get Organized Week:
Week 2: Fire Prevention Week: Kimberly
1: World Vegetarian Day - Miriam
4: National Golf Day - Kimberly
6: Mad Hatter Day - Jearise
6: World Card Making Day - Lucy
7: Bald and Free Day -
7: World Smile Day - Miriam
8: Canadian Thanksgiving -
8: Columbus Day - Janet
11: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lisa
16: National Boss Day -
19: National Mammography Day - Lynne
21: Sweetest Day - Lucy
21: Count Your Button Day - Lynne
25: Pink for a Day Day ~Lucy
25: National Pasta Day - Maria Matter
28: National Plush Animal Day - Jearise
30: National Candy Corn Day - Janet
31: Halloween - Lisa

We have some unusual blog candy today. If you happen to notice that Lynne has Count Your Button Day for October 21, 2012. The one closest to guessing how many buttons are on Lynne's card will win some buttons. Now, how kewl is that??


I had "Mad Hatter Day" and "Plush Animal Day" this month. I got so creative with my Mad Hatter project that I didn't get my plush animal project done and now it the beginning of the hop and I need to show you what I've made. I will try to finish the plush animal idea and post later today or on Monday.

Here's my Mad Hatter project: Instead of making a hat, which I've done before, I decided to create the bottles that Alice drank.
 I put paper I found in my stacks that made me thing of Alice in Wonderland on a serving tray.
This multipurpose bottle can be used like I did or even for a perfume bottle in a project. The cover comes off.
This bottle was inspired by the flat medicine bottles you use to see in at the pharmacist.  I had to add my bling to the "Drink Me."
 This box is made from two simple Origami paper boxes.

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 10, 2012, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Please continue on to Janet's Blog.


  1. What a great idea to create the bottles! I can't wait to see what you create for "Plush Animal Day". TFS :)


  2. Great idea...the bottles! My daughter-in-law's bridal shower used a Mad Hatter theme, so I made well over 100 themed cards for shower I know exactly what you mean by having fun with the Mad Hatter theme! I was having a ball...and although 100 cards may have been overdoing it...I was having way too much fun. If you get a chance, check out my blog to see some samples. Looking forward to seeing your plush animal project!

  3. i like your mad hatter projects, but am looking forward to your plush animal project. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your Mad Hatter project - sew talented and can't wait to see your finished bear project!
    Much Love and Hugs

  5. Great project! So many fun pieces, they would make great props for a scavenger hunt tea party.

  6. omgosh, your mad hatter projects are FABULOUS!!! so creative, I love this!!
    Always a pleasure hopping here to see what you've made Jearise!!

    Joyful Stamper
    Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes


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