Friday, March 8, 2013

March Calendar Girls

Welcome to our March Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its 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" - "March, gonna march you down the aisle".

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Janet at The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness!!!!

You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

March Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • National Woman's History Month -  Janet
  • Irish American Month - Lisa
  • National Craft Month - Miriam

1 National Pig Day - Jearise
1 Peanut Butter Lovers Day - Amanda
3 National Anthem Day - Edwina
3 Peach Blossom Day -Anita
4 Hug a GI Day  - Janet
11 Johnny Appleseed Day - michele
12 Girl Scouts Day
12 Plant a Flower Day - Kimberly
13 Ear Muff Day -
14 Learn About Butterflies Day ~ Amanda
14 Popcorn Lovers Day - Lisa
15 Incredible Kid Day - Lisa
16 National Quilting Day - Lisa
17 St. Patrick's Day - Kimberly
18 Goddess of Fertility Day - Miriam
20 International Earth Day -
22 National Goof Off Day - Vicky
23 National Chip and Dip Day -
25 Waffle Day -Anita
26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day - Lisa
28 Something on a Stick Day - Jearise
30 National Take a Walk in the Park Day -
31 Easter - Amanda, Kimberly, Lisa, Vicky

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants. 

 I had fun with both my celebrations and there are stories behind each one.

National Pig Day

I have always loved piglets and always wanted one as a child. I think it had to do something with my mother reading me the story of Charlotte's Web and then seeing the animated movie. I cried when Charlotte died and I felt so sad for little Wilbert. I still love pigs but reality set in as I grew up and they don't stay small and cute they get BIG so I'll just look at cute pictures of them and visit the pig barn at the local county fair now.

I used the Animal Kingdom Cartridge and my Cricut to make bookmarks for my youngest two children. They have to read at least 10 minutes every night and this is a nice way to mark their spots in the books they are reading since they are starting to read chapter books.

I used scraps and the bookmarks are reversible.
I cut the bookmark out twice, once backwards, so I could glue the paper together to make it stronger. I then cut my pink piggie a little bigger than the piggie that is part of the bookmark. I had to cut the tail off the piggie underneath so it wouldn't show through.

Now for my other fun project that was just perfect for me. I swear my oldest son invented this day - National Something on a Stick day.

When my eldest son was a teenager, he use to joke that instead of having hotdogs on a stick (corndogs) they should put chicken on a stick. It was our inside joke when we would go to eat so in honor of him and his 28th birthday that was February 20th, I designed and made him this special card.

I made this picture large so you could read the outside of the card and after I finished the card I discovered I made a mistake. Can you find it? Oh well, just one more thing for us to laugh at.

Now the inside...
I created the chicken file and cut it out with my Eclips.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Lynne. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on April 13, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


  1. What a fun post!!!! I love both your projects and laughed so hard at the card and the story behind it...brilliant and no! I can't find the mistake! I have to make some of these bookmarks, they are fabulous... I cried for Wilbert when Charlotte sad!! Thanks for a very entertaining post. I just noticed your comment from Anonymous, it is spam and once you start publishing them it eventually gets out of hand to the point of having to delete the post... I learned from hard experience... I would delete it right away sweetie..I got ur back! lol

  2. That is just awesome!!!!! Totally love the bookmarks how awesome. I'm going to have to try to make some of those!!! And really love the card what a special one for your son!

  3. Great projects! I love the adorable bookmarks you made your kids. The sentiment on your sons card is great. I love the outside of it. Edwina Brown

  4. what super cute projects and creativity!!!!! the bookmarks are adorable and sew creative!!! now, the chicken on the stick it totally outrageous!!!!!!!! always, truly a pleasure hopping with you!!!
    much love, hugs and friendship

  5. Love your card. Chicken-on-a-stick... don't share with too many, they might steal the idea.

  6. Love your bookmarks the arereally adorable! and your card is too much fun Love that chicken on a stick I was not expecting that I can think of a few people that I'd send that one to!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  7. love the piggy book mark so cute

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