Friday, October 12, 2012

Calendar girls blog hop for October 2012!

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

I did projects for World Vegetarian Day and World Smile Day. Apparently I am very worldly this month!

I had to choose World Vegetarian Day because my mother is a vegetarian and I grew up in a household where no meat was allowed. I am now an omnivore, but I do have empathy for those that live that healthy lifestyle. I made a six by six card that portrays some fruits and veggies protesting. I'm not quite sure why they are protesting, but it seemed like a fun image to me! Their signs say, "Peel back the love", "Listen to out a-peel", "Root for fruit", and "More than a truffle".  They were all made using the Create a Critter Cricut cart. The signs were from scraps. 

I'm a child of the 80's, so smiles make me think of that bright yellow face. I found an png file of it on wikipedia and converted it to an svg in Inkscape. Then, I cut it out at six inches. I also made a circular card which I did by welding two six inch circles together in SCAL. I found some shiny black paper in my scraps that was big enough to show through all the negative spaces and, "Voila" a card was born! The sentiment is "Sending a Smile".

I am thinking that I should make a bunch of little faces to hand out to people. If you handed someone a smile, they would have to smile back!


  1. Love your projects Miriam! I didn't realize that a banana was a veggie - so in addition to being inspired by your creations I learned something :) TFS


  2. Love your projects...really, Bananas are veggies and tomatoes are fruit? weird. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love both your card but am partial to the smiley face. It brings back cool memories from my childhood. :)

  4. these are fabulous Miriam! I always think of Smiley too, he's a classic! :)

    Joyful Stamper
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