Saturday, March 10, 2012

Calendar Girls March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Calendar Girls March Blog Hop!!

Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine is our inspiration for these monthly hops which  became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique celebratory days!!! These unique days are our inspiration. The March days being featured on this hop are:

  1. March 2: Read Across America Day -
  2. March 4: National Grammar and Punctuation Day
  3. March 12: 100 Years of Girl Scouting
  4. March 14: PI Day
  5. March 17: St. Patricks' Day
  6. March 17: National Quilting Day
  7. March 20: Spring Begins
  8. March 23: Mustache March 

You won't want to miss a single occasion!!!  

The hop starts HERE with Read Across America Day!!!

Read Across America Day just happens to coincide with Dr. Suess' birthday.  Who doesn't love a good Dr. Suess book???  My little girl loves them!  As such, my original plan for this hop was a scrapbook layout featuring my now 4 year old sitting cross legged on the floor "reading" a Dr. Suess book to her stuffed animals.  Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted all the photos on my cell phone, including the aforementioned photo.  Instead I made this plaque which I will give to my daughter's pre-K teacher at the end of the school year.

 I started with an unfinished wood piece purchased at my local AC Moore.  I stained it with Antique Linen Distress Stain.  I used my Cuttin' Up cricut cartridge for the letters at 2 1/2 inches, and A Child's Year for the focal image at 4 inches.  I used Oh My Crafts vinyl for it all.  I wanted to put books on each corner, but have thus far been unhappy with the results of all book images that I have tried so far, so I've left it plain.

"Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is YOUer than you!."  Dr. Suess

The full line-up for March is:

Darlene:   << YOU ARE HERE
Kimberly -

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!!!!!  Laura is next 

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 April 14th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

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  1. Cute! I am sure she will love it. New follower!
    Barbara B.

  2. This is a great plaque! I love the name. It would be a great name for a book store. I love the image you used on it too. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  3. Darlene,

    Oh how sweet! I sometimes forget there are other mediums other than paper! Thanks for the memory jog!
    The teacher should love this plaque.

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    1. Great Job, Darlene! What a Great Idea!! TFS!

      Many Blessings,

  5. This is so neat... love it!!

  6. Great plaque and super teacher gift! Love the design1 So sorry you lost your photos!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  7. Love this!!! It would be perfect in my little office/library. However, I don't have near as many books in my Library since my hubby bought me Nook.


  8. Your daughter's teacher will love this -- such a thoughtful gift :)


  9. What a great project!!! This would be a delightful and much appreciated gift for your daughter's teacher or even in the corner of her room where her book shelf is!!! Thank you sew much for participating in the Calendar Girls Hops!!! As always, a pleasure hopping with you!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness


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