Saturday, December 14, 2013

Calendar Girls December Blog Hop

Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "December, you’re the present ‘neath my Christmas tree!!"

Our hop begins Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all theholidaze and craziness with decorating, shopping, wrapping, and getting ready for Santa and I know you won’t want to miss a single stop along the way! I know you wouldn't want to miss any of the cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:

Lynne ~
Edwina ~
Sandy ~
Laura -
Jearise ~

The Blog Candy being offered this month is amachine-embroidered angel which can be used as a bookmark or an early start todecorate your Christmas Tree!!!! Winner gets to chose the color of her angel from pink, white, ivory, or gold.

Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month

December, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 Eat a Red Apple Day
4 Santas' List Day -we hope you are on the "Nice" list ~ Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day 
6 St. Nicholas Day - Lynne
6 Mitten Tree Day - Lynne
7 Pearl Harbor Day
8 International Children's Day
8 National Brownie Day ~ Jearise
9 Christmas Card Day ~ Sandy
12 Poinsettia Day    Laura, Edwina
18 Bake Cookies Day- Edwina
19 Look for an Evergreen Day Sandy
20  Go Caroling Day Sandy
21  Humbug Day 
21  National Flashlight Day 
21  Look on the Bright Side Day 
23  Festivus  - Lynne
24  National Chocolate Day 
25  Christmas Day  -Laura, 
26  Boxing Day
27  Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day 
28  Card Playing Day 
31  New Year's Eve 

Santa's List Day - December 4th

I made these cards to send out to friends and family this year. I love this old world stamp. Santa doesn't have a list but he does have an arm full of toys.
I colored his suit with red chalk and the border and windowpane is a file I created a cut out in svg format.  If you would like this file for the background and windowpane, please let me know in your comment and add your email address and I would be happy to send it to you. The background is embossed using my Big Shot. I used some Tim Holz distress ink on the windowpane.

National Brownie Day - December 8th

Last year I showed a brownie box I created and this year I made brownie using one of my favorite recipes. The problem is that we ate up the brownies and I forgot to take a picture but I'm still posting the recipe because it is so yummy!


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, margarine (butter), vanilla and eggs, Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased square pan, 8x8x2 inches.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center coumes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes; cool. Cut into about 2-inch squares. 16 brownies; 160 calories per brownie.

Taken from the Better Crocker's Cookbook; 1989 version.

I am last on the hop list so I will wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and may blessing abound in 2014.


  1. Love this card and your Santa is really awesome!!!! It was one very fun hop!

  2. hi Jearise, I love your card. The brownie recipe sounds goo9d. I love brownies. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. love that card... that recipe looks yummy!!!
    Laura D
    have a safe and happy holiday!

  4. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

    too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  5. What a beautiful card my friend and of course I want a copy of the design!!!! It has been a pleasure hopping with you my friend!!!!!
    As always, much love, hugs, and friendship

  6. Your card is so cute - love the Santa.
    isoscia at aol dto com


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