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April Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our April Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "April, you're the Easter bunny when you smile". Yes, I know that Easter came early this year, in March actually, but Neil Sedaka sings with April as the Easter Bunny ...... can't blame the lyrics!!
The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Kimberly .  
April Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • National Autism Month ~ Kimberly 
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Lawn and Garden Month 

1 April Fool's Day ~ Lucy
1 International Tatting Day
2 Children's Book Day ~ Sandy ~ Lucy
2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day ~ Janet
3 Tweed Day
7 No Housework Day ~ Jearise  ~ Vicky
8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day ~ Janet
11 National Submarine Day ~ Jearise
13 Scrabble Day ~ Lynne
14 Look Up at The Sky Day ~ Laura
15 Titanic Remembrance Day ~ Amanda ~ Anita
18 International Juggler's Day ~ Lynne
22 National Jelly Bean Day ~ Sandy
23 Lover's Day ~ Lynne
25 World Penguin Day ~ Kimberly
26 National Pretzel Day
27 Tell a Story Day ~ Sandy
29 Greenery Day
30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day ~ Amanda

For this month, I have 3 days that I picked. I went with easy to do projects ranging from 5 to 15 mins.

2 Children's Book Day- Sandy- Book markers
Very quick run through on how to make these... Start with 4x4 square, measure down 2" and score diagonally
 Fold down on score lines and tape together
 place a scrap piece of card stock over tape and adhere and then cut away excess
When you turn it over this is what it is going to look like
Then go ahead and decorate
(Only 5 min to do)
22 National Jelly Bean Day- Sandy- Candy Favor Boxes
Quick box...I found this tutorial HERE
The only difference it that I punched a scallop circle on the front to make it see through
(10 mins to do)

27 Tell a Story Day - Sandy- Mini story book
Here is a little book that I made to celebrate the 27th...
The inside story I made up as I went and the images are just various stamps that I had to go along with the story and then quickly colored. In all, this took a quick 15-20 min to make.
She absolutely loves it and carries it around in her play purse.

I hope you liked the projects I made to celebrate these days!

The Stamping Chef is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least three of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her Facebook page,, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls. 

The Stamping Chef is also currently having a special free with purchase that you wouldn't want to miss

AND Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is JANET. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on May 11, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness!!!! You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for April includes:
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. Super Super Super cute projects Sandy!!! Pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Much love, hugs, and friend ship

  2. ohhhh those are sooo sweet projects! Love how you made that story book. What a precious gift. I need to try doing those little favor boxes as well...

  3. OMG Sandy! You ROCK! I love the book mark.. doesn't look like it took only a couple of minutes to make.. I have a feeling my oldest grandddaughter would love to make this... and the candy bag is adorable... love it.. and the little fold out book .. you have inspired.. I am going to do one like that for my second youngest granddaughter with her helping .. she will love that.. woohoo crafts to do with my grandchildren today.. thanks so much..

  4. Love alll your creations and they are so very quick to put together gotta love that. I have 3 grand kids that might love a little story about them as well Thanks for the great ideas! nice to be hopping with you too!
    Big Blog hugs, Janet

  5. I love all your projects and your tutorials to go along with them. You are one creative lady and I think I will do one or two with my daughter right now. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great projects Sandy -- I love that you gave the instructions and links -- TFS :)



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