Friday, August 10, 2012

Calendar Girls Blog Hop 8/11/2012

Welcome to our August 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 August unique holidays are:

August 11, 2012
Admit You're Happy Month -
First week of August: International Clown Week - Lynne
1st: National Girlfriend Day - Kimberly
3rd: National Watermelon Day - Lisa Peters
5th: Sister's Day - Kimberly
5th: International Forgiveness Day - Lisa Woodward
7th: National Lighthouse Day- Edwina
9th: Book Lover's Day - Lisa Peters
10th: Lazy Day - Janet
11th: National Son and Daughter Day - Angie
13th: Left-Hander's Day ~ Anita
15th: Relaxation Day - Laura
16th: National Tell a Joke Day - Lucy
17th: National Thriftshop Day - Kari
22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day - Janet
26th National Dog Day - Lisa Peters
27th: Just Because Day - Kimberly

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 August includes:

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!!!!!

We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

My three cards:

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on September 8, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

All About Me Blog Hop 8/11/2012

Welcome to Memories in Tyme Blog Anniversary Event day 11 - in celebration of the wonderful people who started my blog hops a year ago!  I really have had fun this past year with the hops I have had - and the ideas I have gotten because of those hops!  Plus the friendships I have obtained from the hops I have been in and hosted have been more than I could have asked for.  From that blogger blog then - to the format I am on now, where I can now get my jumbled up thoughts out of my head and create a site and business in which will be easy to learn how to create!

So, the challenges are designed to get your creative juices started - whether you make a card, a layout - or something else entirely different is up to you!  Please make sure you share with me your creation - I will be picking a few of my favorite projects and asking you to not only guest design, but also pick the project we will all be working on!  Let’s get started on the first challenge!

Today’s challenge is All About ME!!! When you look at your photos, normally it is you behind the camera, or making the preparations, but normally not in the photos themselves!  So, with this link up party and challenge - you will get a bit of both worlds, link up your projects that you have done AND a challenge to start your own album!  Memories in Tyme will have WEEKLY challenges for your All About Me album to get you started on your journey celebrating YOU!

Make sure you share with us your creations, next up on your list is Lisa at and then you will go to Lori after that!  But here is all three of us and the links if you need them!

 1. Lynda Jeffs -

My projects are digital layouts I have done with Me, my husband Shawn, my four children, Eric, Sara, Rachael, and Rebecca. I also have layouts that include my first and only grandchild Maxwell and my hairy kids named Pugsley and Tabby.

This digital layout was done by someone for my birthday.

 Make sure you share with us via the links below so we can see what you have all been doing!!!  And we have a few giveaways scheduled for the whole two weeks of challenges, so check back on the very last day for a fun list of what we are giving away! Now - your challenge is to create or share with us one of your favorite All About Me layouts!   You will get an extra submission if, you used everything from your supply and didn't spend money on this layout!  I love doing my "All About Me" album, and I hope you guys will learn to love them just as much!  Now, go check out these two projects...I know I'm excited to see what everyone has done

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Garfield and Odie Blog Hop 8/9/2012

garfield and odie
Welcome to our Garfield and Odie Blog Hop. Who doesn't love Garfield, our lasagna eating favorite fat cat and Odie with that super tongue to lick anything and everything in site! Garfield is pushy and bossy except of course when it comes to his Pookie. Odie, on the other hand is loveable and just expresses his love by licking and slurping everything in site!!!!

With our cast of characters, we also have another cast of characters with a very talented line-up! I hope you have arrived from Lynne ~ I know and appreciate that you like to visit me but I wouldn't want you to miss a single piece of lasagna in our hop!!! Our hop starts with Lynne at

I have listed the complete line-up for you just in case all the slurps from Odie is blocking your vision.

  1. Lynne ~  You came from here!!!
  2. Lisa ~  You are here!!!
  3. Kimberly ~  You go here next!!!
  4. Edwina~
  5. Jenny~
  6. Anita~ 

My project is a one page layout.

Thank you to Lisa Peters from Scrapping With Lisa Designs for sponsoring the hop with $20 in free files from her store.   To be eligible for the prize,  please visit each blog and leave a comment.   You must also become a follower of Lisa’s blog at and her Design Team  blog at

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting and checking out what Garfield is doing on the comic strip and I must send you on your way to Kimberly ~ to see what is happening there! Please stop back again real soon.

National Polka Dot Day Blog Hop 8/9/2012

Umpa. Umpa. Umpa. We are celebrating national polka day but adding a twist. Polka is to music and to DOT so we have created things that have POLKA DOTS on them. How fun! Instead of making Polka music our talented crafters have made things with dots on them.

Start with Lorby's World ( and don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower of hers because she's giving away something or other.

Here are my polka dots...
My project is a pumpkin popcorn box that I designed and have for sale in my store at Hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and please continue on to Maria -


Lissa Marie
Robin - You came from here!!!
Maria - You go here next!!!