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December 28, 2010

Let's Hop Girlfriends!

WELCOME to the Calendar Blog Hop! I am number 14 on the stops so if you just cruised by today be sure to look at the following list for #1 and start leaving comments at each blog for your chance at a Cricut Cartridge, Designer's Calendar! Every blogger will have completed a calendar page aiming to inspire you to create your own for 2011! Someone will receive the Cricut cartridge simply by becoming a follower on the blogs and leaving a comment for each. Easy right! Let us know how we have done :)

P.S. Karel at the Flamingo blog (stop #4) will be choosing the winner after collecting comments so please leave your email address kinda like this groovydebatyahoodotcom on your comments to make life easier for her when searching out the winner. This way we can keep robots from stealing our groovy data too!

p.p.s. There is still time to complete the Dictionary Challenge for this month here on IIG for a prize too! Complete a lo using a word of the day or just open a dictionary and use the word you point to. It's fun so we hope you have fun! We Luv Ya and appreciate you coming over to play in all of the challenges we participate in as well as our own on IIG!!!

Now Let me tell you a little about my calendar. We were asked to make two pagers, leaving room for photos. I decided to cut holes in my barn door and inset tags which will hold my pics. I Stickled every apple I found to add some glitz to the paper.

We were also asked to include holidays. Since I signed up for September there are a few that stick out in my mind: My friend and sorority sister's birthday one week before my own, 9/11 to honor the fallen here in America, and World Peace Day on September 21. I added each of those and carried the embellishment of Stickles to the calendar too by using some on the important dates, Stamp Pressed my acrylic peace sign after I let me numbers dry, then covered a few weekends in September with Fall stickers to remind me it is pumpkin time in my part of the SE so I will get pumpkins BEFORE October!!! No plans on those weekends now other than that!

I am showing the few steps it took to make mine. If you envision the bottom two side by side that's how I am actually keeping them in my album as you may see in the little pic clip below :)

Thanks for coming, enjoy the hop and don't forget to spread the luv and follow for your chance at the cartridge. If you don't have a Cricut I bet you know someone who does who would love that sweet gift next Christmas. Come on and play along!

1. January and April: Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly at

2. January and September: Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper

3. February: Christel at Scrappin' Sista

4. February and March: Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity

5. March and July: Diane at Crafting This Moment

6. April: Bonnie at A Scrap Above

7. May: Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs

8. May: Natalie (Groovy Chick!) at Timeless Legacy Designs

9. June: Lisa at Lisa's Paper Butterflies

10. June: Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!

11. July: Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries

12. August: Denise at Starlight Scrapper

13. August: Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping

14. September: If It's Groovy

15. October: Rebecca at Creations with Becka

16 . October: Lora at Notes From The Scrapbook

17. November: Belinda at Queen Bee's Musings

18. November and December : Col at Col's Creative Corner at

19. December: Deb at Tidbit's Place


  1. Love the new blog layout!!! Your calendar is amazing (as I knew it would be!) Thanks so much for hopping with me! I'm so happy to be your blog buddy! Karelj

  2. Love the farm theme, so bright and colorful!


  3. Looks like you really enjoyed creating this calendar. I bet all the other months are just as great.

    Happy New Year,
    coachfans at cox dot net

  4. I love your layout and calender, I am a teacher so I love this calender. September is also my birthday so I love this month as well! Thank you so much for shareing!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing blog candy! Happy New Year!
    New Blog:

  5. love the back to school, starting of fall feel to your calendar!! Thanks for joining in on the hop!!!

  6. I love this one too! September always makes me think of back to school and apples and I think your page brings that all together wonderfully!

  7. Love your calendar.
    Joan Fiskateer#808

  8. Oh wow what a great idea... I will really need to get me one of those clear boards... Your calendar is fabulous.... Hugggs... I am now a follower of your blog

  9. Really Great idea with using the barn to hold your photo's! Thanks for joining us on this great hop!

  10. SOO cute, I really like the tag idea!!

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

  12. This is adorable Deb! I love the apples and the way you labeled the special days! Sandy
    fiskateer1781 at gmail dot com

  13. So the barn theme! Totally awesome.

  14. Great LOs! I love your take on it.

  15. Love it! Definitely says FALL.

  16. So cute!! Very Fall-y colors!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  17. Cool Theme! Can you tell me what the grid thing is? Ive never used anything like that- What does it do?

  18. great layout .love the barn . thanks

  19. This is a lovely page! Bit busy for my taste but everyone's taste is different. What fun would it be if we were all cookie cutters of each other! there would be no creativity at all!

    Heidi Browning aka Liadan

  20. Love the LO and calendar page.
    bhoward at kci dot net

  21. Great job! Love it.... or

  22. I love the stickled apples and the chubby scarecrow!!! The paper you chose for the layout is perfect.

    Thanks for hopping with us again,


  23. Ok first what a brilliant way to get all of your numbers nice and straight!!! I would have never thought of that!!! Second love the fall harvest-y feel of your layout! I have some cute pictures of a field trip to the farm to pick pumpkins that would look great on this!
    Thanks so much for sharing, and for hopping along with us!

  24. great job - love the barn

  25. groovy pages/calendar! tfs!
    esigmon at cox dot net

  26. Loving the LO! TFS, Deb.

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  28. I love your farm scene, it is breathtakingly beautiful.

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  29. Very very cute. Love the farm.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  30. Great Hop! Really like the Calendar pages.

  31. Wonderful job!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  32. Love this layout and it's colors. This is such a great blog hop and I love these pages! TFS them :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  33. Love the LO...the harvest colors and theme are just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!

  34. O MY GOSH O MY GOSH.. My Birthday is SEPT 1 and my Kitchen is apples My sister painted me a Apple tree Muriel on my wall... This is Just GREAT GREAT GREAT!! Thank U This Made my day I LOVE IT

  35. This is just such a adorable calendar page you did. TFS

  36. Very nice job..TFS!

  37. Great job! I like how you stamped all the numbers on very clever

  38. Very cool Calendar and fun blog!

    Happy New Year!

  39. Hey girl you did a great job on this. Thanks for the heads up on the blog hop. All this crafty goodness is making me wanna call it a day and go home and scrap :)as always XoXo Niki_Ray Happy New Year!!

  40. oh wow! this is really amazing! I love all the detail you put on this calendar!!

  41. What great pages! It looks professionally done like you would buy in a store!


  42. Deb
    I love it!!! That paper is just perfect! I love the added stamping that you did. Fabulous!

  43. I love the farm theme very nice

  44. Cute layout! It definitely has the feel of fall!

  45. Very very nice. Love the photo mats behind the barn. Also, it's so cool that you stamped everything. TFS!

    Blog Hop Sista

  46. Very cute DEB!! You are so creative with your things!! Amazing that you did all that stamping!!

  47. Groovy Deb! I love this calendar lo!!!! It totally makes me feel like fall! So cute my friend! Thanks for letting me know about this hop! Love ya bloggy buddy!

  48. fantastic calender page!

  49. What a great autumn LO. Love it!

    Keltonsmom at gmail dot com

  50. Love your theme! Great layout.
    Happy New Year!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

  51. As always, you have done a great job! I love the tags behind the barn.

    Thanks for all of the inspirational things you do!

  52. I like the bling for the apple trees and the tags coming out of the barn are really neat:) Good job! ~Vanessa W
    baboo7192 at gmail dot com

  53. 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

  54. Very artistic layout - it looks awesome!

  55. This is a really great page!!!
    thatsmerb at gmail dot com

  56. Wow - I love everything about this!! The barn and the tags.... so cute!!!

  57. Everthting is sooooo super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  58. This farm scene is so adorable! I love the stickled apples! and the tags to place hidden pictures.

    Thanks so much for sharing and joining this blog hop

  59. I really love the style of this layout! FANTABULOUS!! TFS :)

  60. Deb,

    What great calendar pages!!! :) And I like the idea of your Dictionary Challenge...too bad my craft room hasn't been set up yet (I unpacked it after we moved in just to pack it up again for painting)! Do you do that every month?!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com


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