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Monday, December 27, 2010

!!!!! December Calendar Blog Hop !!!!!

This is my first ever blog hop and I am excited to participate. If you are a blog follower, did you start at the beginning of the hop? If not and you want to participate in the full hop, here is the link to get started: Touched by a Butterfly.

If you visit each blog, you will end up with ideas to create a 2 page calendar layout for each month of the new year - TIMES 2 - yes, that's right - there are 2 offerings for each month! Also, if you visit and comment on each blog, there is some nice blog candy being given away: “The Grand Prize Blog Candy is a brand-new Designer’s Calendar Cartridge, donated by Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity. In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way for her to contact you. She will choose a winner by random.org on the 31st and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.”

I am also offering a small prize package here on my blog (a set of Month/year acrylic stamps and some small packages of gems and pearls to add a little bling to your layouts/cards/etc.). Leave a comment with a valid email for me to contact you, and I will choose a winner via random.org and post at the end of the hop! If you become a blog follower (or already are), mention this in your comment, and you'll have 2 chances to win.

Not sure if I did this right or not - this is my first ever calendar layout. So, without further ado, here is my October 2011 layout:

Here's a list of supplies used and some explanation of what I did:

Papers used include 3 different patterned cardstocks from GCD Studios Autumn Afternoon stack, 2 colors of Bazzill cardstock and various scraps from my scrap bin. I used a Tim Holtz distress ink pad- tea dye, a couple of different pens and markers, liquid glue and some foam dots. All cuts were made using the Cricut Expression and Sure Cuts A Lot. I created .svg files for use with SCAL2 to cut all of my calendar/layout components. I set each file up in SCAL2 as I cut it and the files are available for download via my 4shared account here. (password is "touaccepted")

My calendar page is constructed without a lot of tedious gluing of numbers/squares. I used the black cardstock as the base layer, cut all of my numbers out of a full sheet of green cardstock, then cut my "grid" into the top patterned paper layer. The only thing I had to glue was the centers of the various numbers/letters.

I made mini icons for several of the holidays/celebration days that occur in October - (National Golf Day, International Smile Day, National Fire Prevention Day, Columbus Day, Sweetest Day, Boss's Day, Make a Difference Day, United Nations Day, and Halloween) - you can use any combination that would apply for your layouts.

I purposely left the negative space at the beginning and end of the calendar - this space could be used for small photos or for recording notes about your monthly activities.

Here is the list of all of the participants
- your next stop should be Belinda at Queen Bee's Musings www.queenbeesmusings.blogspot.com

1. January and April: Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly at http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/

2. January and September: Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper www.overjoyedscrapper.blogspot.com

3. February: Christel at Scrappin' Sista http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

4. February and March: Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com

5. March and July: Diane at Crafting This Moment http://www.craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/

6. April: Bonnie at A Scrap Above http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com

7. May: Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/

8. May: Natalie at Timeless Legacy Designs http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

9. June: Lisa at Lisa's Paper Butterflies http://lisaspaperbutterflies.blogspot.com

10. June: Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! http://jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/

11. July: Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com

12. August: Denise at Starlight Scrapper http://starlightscrapper.blogspot.com

13. August: Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/

14. September: Deb at If It's Groovy http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com

15. October: Rebecca at Creations with Becka www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com

16 . October: Lora at Notes From The Scrapbook Lady YOU ARE HERE

17. November: Belinda at Queen Bee's Musings www.queenbeesmusings.blogspot.com

18. November and December : Col at Col's Creative Corner at www.scrappycol.blogspot.com

19. December: Deb at Tidbit's Place http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com


Roni said...

such a cute calendar!

Karelj said...

What an absolutely darling layout! The details are wonderful...Thanks so much for hopping with me. I'm so happy to be a follower and blog buddy! Karelj

Amy said...

Great LO Lora! I always like your work! Thanks for sharing!

Coachfans said...

October is one of the best months. I love the colors you used. Earth towns are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Happy New Year,
coachfans at cox dot net

Angela R said...

Oh how cute I love that little ghost! Great job on the layout and calender! Thank you so much for sharing!Glad I became a follower, your very taleneted!
Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing blog candy! Happy New Year!
Email: arebori0204@gmail.com
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Josie0602 said...

Super cute calendar page! I love fall colors and your page looks so cute with the little ghost!

Anonymous said...

girl your calendar is perfect....love it
Great candy you are giving away as well.... Huggs. You know I am a follower...

Jennifer said...

how cute it the ghost, and I love the paper. Thanks for joining in on the hop!!!

Summer said...

Very cute and I love the background paper too! Thanks for joining us on this great hop!

doverdi said...

Great job on your calendar. I love your ghost. It's so interesting seeing everyones take on creating these calendar pages. Thanks for sharing yours.

Lindy said...

Absolutely adorable layout....thanks for sharing.

Denise From Boca said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas





Jessica said...

Thank you for sharing!

shakyteach said...

Very cute. Love the ghost.

Queen Bee said...


Jo Ann V said...

your calender is great.thanks for sharing. i'm a follower.

GreenScrap said...

Really nice!! So cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

GreenScrap said...

I forgot to say I am a new follower :)
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

McVic said...

Cute layout!

McVic said...

Im a new follower! woo Hoo!

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful page. I'm part & partial to the month of October. Thank you for sharing!

new follower to your blog!

Heidi Browning aka Liadan

Heather said...

Great calendar page and LO. TFS
bhoward at kci dot net

Groovy Deborah said...

Congrats on your first blog! You should be just about addicted by now lol! Your calendar turned out very well! So cute!

Michelle said...

What a cute layout. You did a great job. Thanks for hopping with us. I'm a new follower of your blog.



Michelle said...

Not sure if I was supposed to leave a second comment letting you know that I was a new follower or not. If not you can just delete this post.

thanks again,


Groovy Deborah said...

Hi! Already a follower ")

So your calendar turned out great! I know what you mean about tedious, but it as worth it because it is a fun looking calendar. Really love your ghostie!!!


Gina Thornton said...

Congrats on your first hop!!! I love your fall layout! And love that you left the space for notes and such!
Thanks for hopping along with us!

Reddy said...

Great job - love the ghost & SCAL2
I do alot with that program

Jennifer said...

Great pages, Lora! What a great idea to cut your numbers and such so that you can put a color behind it and not have to do all that tiny, tedious gluing!!!!


Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your calendar layout for October.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

Lisa said...

Love your LO. This was my first time participating in a hop as well. It has been fun! paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Anna said...

Lovely layout/calendar!!! Great job. I am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

great job on your layout/clanedar pages!!!
I have become a follower too!
esigmon at cox dot net

BunnyFreak said...

Great Hop! Really like the Calendar pages.

Tanya said...

Great job!! I'm a new follower :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

SueNJ said...

I am now a follower and I love the calendar cuts. Amazing! This is such a great blog hop and I love these pages! TFS them :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B


Theresa said...

Great LO..love the little ghost. Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

New follower too!

JustYolie said...

Great calendar layout! :)

jennyplace2 said...

Great job on Oct. TFS I am now a follower and hope you will do the same.

country grammie said...

very nice!


country grammie said...

I became a follower and I hope you will too!


scrapperbecka said...

Very cute layout!

Kristin said...

I think this looks Great! I love it!

Happy New Year!

Bass Family said...

Spooky :) Wonderful LO!! Hope you and yours have a Happy New Year!! I am now a follower of you awesome blog :) XoXo Niki_Ray

A Scrap Above said...

WOW!! I love your calendar, and your Ghost is adorable spooky!! I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
ascrapabove at aol dot com

MaryNSC said...

LOVE it.. I am going to have to come back later I LOVE SVG ... I M a NEWBIE to it.. I M Loving it tho..I Love this blog hoppping Hope to see U real soon again...:O)

cdm317 said...

Great pages! It's been a blast hopping with you! your page is scary good!
Col from col's creative corner

Melissa said...

Very cute!


Melissa said...

I just became your newest follower! Would love to have you stop by my blog too!


Tina said...

Very nice work sweetie you did a great job

Lori said...

Very nice layout. I like the ghost. I am a new follower.

Stephenie said...

Cute layout!! Ghosts also are necessary for an October layout!


Scrappin' Sista said...

Cute layout. I like how you included little known holidays. TFS!

Blog Hop Sista

AmyJRockstar said...

I think you did a great job with this! I am a new follower as of now. :0) Please swing by my blog as I will be giving away candy once I hit 75 followers at http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the 2 chances to win!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Natalie M said...

You did a fine job, missy! Now you'll get the blog hop bug and be entering them all the time!!!! The comments get addictive! Great job! Nice meeting ya and blog hopping with you!
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

9kids said...

Great job, as always. Congrats on your first hop. I've been a follower for a long time and I would love to win!

Keltonsmom at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Such great pages!

I am following your blog too! Very cute, you all have put so much work into these calendars. Great job!! Deb and Natalie sent me so I am going to hop all through now!!

Reneeleeak said...

Your calendar layout is so cute! I love the places to put pictures in.

I just became a new follower!

Happy New Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

v said...

Great! This is my first blog hop and I'm having fun! Best to you:) ~Vanessa W
baboo7192 at gmail dot com

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

You did a great job! I really like your LO! Thank you for being part of this inspirational hop!
mariannebrinkley at msn dot com

Karelj said...

I just wanted to stop by to thank you for hopping in the Calendar Blog Hop. I've had such a good time! I hope you've had tons of fun, gotten some new followers and found wonderful ideas for your 2011Calendar. Don't forget to hop through yourself, and leave comments, so you could maybe win the Designer's Calendar! Thanks again! karelj

Raven B said...

October is my favorite month. This is fabulous LOVE IT.
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

ScrappingDeb said...

Isn't the hop fun?!? I love your ghost and the black mats - perfectly appropriate for Halloween!

Jamie said...

October is a favorite month of mine and I love all things Halloween. I love that you didn't stick to traditional Halloween orange/black/lime/purple. This is a great layout.

Thanks for sharing

Denni said...

CUTE layout!! Great job on your first calendar page :D

denni515 *at* charter *dot* net

Denni said...

I just finished peeking through some of your blog posts and you have some incredible cut files!! WOW! I'm a follower now and am heading back to see more!! ;)

Jennifer said...


It certainly seems like you did it right to me! Great job on your October calendar pages!!! :) I am so excited...I love this idea! The calendar would come in handy (& I'd love looking at it for the month) and then I would be ahead in my scrapping! I'm going to have to try this...

Thank you so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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