Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ann Schach CASE - The reveal!

Welcome back! If you were here yesterday, it's good to "see" you again - LOL! I know you're here for the card you peeked at yesterday, so here you go:


I stamped the trees in Black Staz-On because I used my blender pen and inks to colour in the trees. The Black Staz-On means the ink won't run!

I used Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and More Mustard to colour the trees. The sentiment was stamped using the direct to rubber technique (that's where you use markers to colour directly onto the stamp - it allows you to use different colours on the same image).

I used the same mattes as Ann, but I opted for a Lucky Limeade card base instead of the white.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Polar Party, Season of Joy
INK: Black Staz-On, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
PAPERS: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
ACCESSORIES: Blender Pens, Markers, Punch, Basic Pearls

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An Ann Schach CASE - but only a peek!

Today's card comes courtesy of the lovely and talented Ann Schach. She has a relatively new feature on her blog in which she creates a card in under 45 minutes. She calls it "From me to you in..." and the number of minutes it took to create the card. Earlier this week, she created this card and I knew I would have to CASE it (that's Copy And Share Everything to the uninitiated). I've CASE'd a couple of Ann's cards. Can't help it!

Here's a little peek my version:



It's almost EXACTLY the same except that I forgot to use Stampin' Dimensionals on the image panel (OOPS!) and I didn't have the same sentiment, so I went with the one from Season of Joy instead.

Would you like to see the REST of the card? I WAS going to post it JUST to my Canadian Blossoms blog (my team blog), but I think I'll be nice to you - LOL!

Come back tomorrow for the full reveal! My downline Diana is having HER first downline meeting and this is the swap card everyone will be receiving. I don't want to ruin the surprise!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 28, 2011

TIME'S UP!!!

Well...maybe not QUITE yet, but it's getting down to the wire!

Today is October 28th. That means that counting today you only have FOUR. MORE. DAYS. to take advantage of the Stampin' UP! AMAZING October promotion.



If you join my team between now and Monday at 6:00 PM EST, not only will you get the AMAZING starter kit which is valued at $425 for the low, low, bargain basement price of $215, you'll ALSO get a BIG SHOT. FOR. FREE. Yes...FREE!!!! If you already HAVE a Big Shot, that's not a problem, because Stampin' UP! will let you choose $125 in FREE product instead!

And...as an added bonus, I'll GIVE you the die that created this little gem:



That means that your $215 (no tax OR shipping) will now get you almost $600 worth of stamping goodness!! And you'll have a die with which you can start creating RIGHT AWAY.

But WAIT! There's more!!! Let's say you LOVE the idea of getting all that stamping goodness, but don't want to do this as a business the way I do. No problem! I'll buy your business supplies back from you for the equivalent of $30 in merchandise that I'll order for you.

Sound too good to be true? It's not!  There are NO stamping police. No one will come to your house and repossess your stamping goodies if you don't place another order, no one will call you bad names because you don't want to make a business of this...NONE of that will happen!

What WILL happen is that you'll be joining an amazing team of demonstrators who love and support each other. You'll receive a handstamped card from me EVERY month that you remain active as a demonstrator (that means placing a $400 order every three months to renew your demonstrator benefits). You'll get to attend Canadians, INK! team meetings and see NEW products before any customers. You'll also get to attend convention and other Stampin' UP! events if you choose.

So, really...it's a win/win situation. What are you waiting for? There's less than 96 hours left in this AWESOME deal! I can't WAIT till you join my team!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Stepped Up ATC

With Leadership just 82 sleeps away (I KNOW!), I've decided to get to work on some of my swaps. Now, I realize that you think 82 sleeps is quite a long time (I mean, it's almost 3 months!), but if you saw my calendar, you'd understand. It's pretty much packed between now and Christmas. So far, I have three craft fairs, 4 classes and two workshops booked. Yeah...

Of course, this is all GREAT for business...not so great on trying to squeeze in time to prepare for events!

And, just because I'm nuts, I've signed up for the San Antonio Regionals which will be happening right after Leadership. You know what that means? MORE swaps to prepare...and they have to be DIFFERENT than Leadership swaps.

One of the swaps I joined is Barb Welch's ATC swap. Now, you'll need to be a registered demonstrator to see that link within SplitCoast Stampers. All you need to do is put in a request with your demo id #. The directions to join the "demo side" are very easy to follow.

Anyway...here is the ATC I created for the swap:


An ATC is an Artist Trading Card. There are NO rules in creating these except that the finished size can be no bigger than 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".

So, I started off with a base of Basic Grey and then added a layer of Pool Party and Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper. My next layer is a folded piece of Whisper White on which I wrote my Nanny's shortbread recipe. Want it? You'll have to join Barb's swap!

My very top layer is another piece of Whisper White stamped with the A la Carte Now You're Cookin' stamp. I edged the Whisper White by rubbing it on the Calypso Coral Ink Pad and attached to the front using Stampin' Dimensionals. A little piece of ribbon adds just the right finishing touch.

What do you think?

INK: Calypso Coral
PAPERS: Basic Grey, Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock; Domestic Goddess DSP
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Glue Dots, Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Wednesday! That must mean STAMPIN' QUEENS!

Happy Wednesday friends! What's on tap for you today? Will you have time for some stamping fun? I sure hope so!

Here's today's Stampin' Queens card:


Do you love it??

I had some leftover 3 x 3 Love Notes from a pack that is a few years old...no, I don't remember how old - OOPS! It had some Rose Red Love Notes in it, so that was my jumping off point. Next, I consulted my Colour Coach (WHAT? You DON'T have one? Contact me today and we'll take of that!) and matched up my Rose Red with Not Quite Navy and River Rock.

I stamped the Eiffel Tower image from Artistic Etchings onto Very Vanilla Cardstock after stamping it off (I wanted a lighter image) and layered all my pieces before tying the Very Vanilla Taffeta bow around them all. I then added the stack to the card base.

I stamped the sentiment in Not Quite Navy onto Very Vanilla and punched it out using the large oval punch. It was then matted onto a piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock, punched with the scallop oval punch. I adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals and added Basic Pearls for the finishing touch.

I stamped the Eiffel Tower in Rose Red on the envelope so that it would match the card.

Here's the sketch on which the card was based:


I hope you'll play along with us this week! We'd LOVE to see your work!

What do you think?


STAMPS: Artistic Etchings, Occasions Alphabet
INK: Rose Red, Not Quite Navy
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, River Rock and Not Quite Navy Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Punches, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A peek at the Stampin' Queens

It's Tuesday and that means sneak peek day for the Stampin' Queens!


I am SO excited about this one since it's my 3 x 3 swap card for San Antonio Leadership!

Come back for another visit tomorrow and see the full card...AND envelope! I just KNOW you're going to love it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Down to the wire for Freshly Made Sketches

It would seem that I like cutting things close - LOL!

Today is the last day in which to participate in this week's Freshly Made Sketches. I would have done it earlier, but my Caroline and I were busy at the Creativ Festival all weekend! Did we see YOU there? If so, leave a comment and say hi!

Here's today's card:



It's for a VERY special friend of mine who is once again in hospital. It just breaks my heart, especially since she JUST. GOT. OUT.

She was admitted a few minutes before her 6th birthday on Saturday night (her birthday was Sunday), so this is a little late. I know she'll love it because her mom says these are her favourite colours and she likes sparkle!

I started off with a Pretty in Pink base and added a piece of Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper. Next was a piece of Whisper White (I'm no longer out - LOL!) and a piece of Wisteria Wonder on which I stamped "It's your day" from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess Set. The sentiment was stamped using Wisteria Wonder on Whisper White and punched out using the wide oval punch. I adhered it using dimensionals and then added some sparkle with Silver Glimmer Paper and Basic Rhinestones.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Happiest Birthday Wishes
INK: Wisteria Wonder
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Wisteria Wonder Cardstock; Pretty in Pink DSP; Silver Glimmer Paper
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's Wednesday! That must mean STAMPIN' QUEENS!

Good morning friends! This week's card is SPECIAL because it's actually going in the mail - LOL! Cristena's (THE Stampin' Queen) birthday is this week and one of our designers asked if we could make our cards this week as birthday cards for Cristena. No easy task I tell you as I am in FULL ON Christmas mode with still FOUR more Christmas classes to teach and THREE craft fairs in which to participate in the next 9 weeks - YIKES!

But, for Cristena, I took a break from Christmas and created this:


On the left hand side, I was going for the faux vellum technique. I'm not quite sure I mastered it, but I like the look. You can't REALLY see the stamp on the right as I used Pool Party and stamped off before stamping on the card. I used the "En Français" stamp (one of my FAVOURITE background stamps!)

For the focal image, I used the large flower from Array of Sunshine and stamped it three times, cutting out each "layer" and adhering them with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I'm still LOVING the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper so I had to use it - LOL! Just a small piece though...it's only available till January 3rd, so I plan on ordering more and HOARDING IT!!!

The sentiment was stamped using Island Indigo.

I added a ribbon down the left hand side, like in the sketch:


What do you think?

STAMPS: Bring on the Cake, Array of Sunshine (Hostess Set), En Français
INK: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo
PAPERS: Very Vanilla Cardstock and Spice Cake DSP
ACCESSORIES: Sponges, Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Peek at the Stampin' Queens

Can you believe it's TUESDAY again already?? Time for a peek at the Stampin' Queens!

I took a break from Christmas cards this week to make a special BIRTHDAY card for someone.


Come back tomorrow to see the whole card and to whom the card will be mailed.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Christmas Cards - FREE Cutting Service

Here's the deal: From now until November 15th when you order ALL of the supplies from ME needed to create a Christmas Card you've seen on my blog, I'll save you the task of cutting the cardstock and Designer Series Paper.

When I deliver your order, all of your cardstock and paper from your chosen card design will be ready to assemble, cut to size.

Here's just one choice:


I saw this card on Pinterest and I'm pretty sure the original designer was Janine Tinkleberg. I loved it so MUCH, I had to CASE it. Now...I didn't have ALL of the colours Janine used (because I'd already used them up for OTHER cards that we'll be making this weekend), so I had to modify the design just a bit.

This card uses a Cherry Cobbler base with a Marina Mist layer. The Designer Series Paper comes from the Frostwood Lodge pack found in the Holiday Mini.

After weaving and attaching the paper, I stamped the stocking from Stitched Stockings and punched it out. I also stamped the toe, heel and top of the stocking, punched them out and adhered them to the stocking base using glue dots. The stocking builder punch makes it SO easy!

The next step was the jingle bell - no small feat! If you're coming to class on Saturday (that's TOMORROW!), I'll have them already strung for you - PHEW! After stringing the jingle bell, I punched a small hole in the stocking and put the string through that before tying the knot.

I tied a bow using the Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon and attached it using a glue dot. The stocking was adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Stitched Stockings, Sincere Salutations
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
PAPERS: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist Cardstock; Frostwood Lodge DSP
ACCESSORIES: Quilted Ribbon, Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Baker's Twine

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

FREE BIG SHOT!!!

Yes, you read that right! Stampin' UP! is giving YOU a FREE BIG SHOT when you join my team this month! This truly IS the BEST month to join Stampin' UP!

What can the big shot do? Well...it slices, it dices, it purees...

Ummm...nevermind. It does, however cut and...


Emboss! See those snowflakes running along the bottom and up the right hand side? I ran the Very Vanilla cardstock layer through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. PHEW! That's a lot of words for something that in the end = CUTE!

The card above is one I found on the internet, but I can't remember where. If it's yours, PLEASE let me know so I can give you proper credit!

After embossing the Very Vanilla Cardstock, I used Crumb Cake Ink to stamp two of the snowflakes in the top left corner.

The tree was stamped in Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla and matted on a piece of Crumb Cake before being attached to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Snow Swirled
INK: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Embossing Folder, Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's Wednesday! That must mean STAMPIN' QUEENS!

Did you like my sneak peek from yesterday? If you did, you're going to LOVE the full card. Even my hubby liked it! LOL!

But first, the sketch:


I was a bit baffled at first, because it didn't seem like there was meant to be a focal image of sorts. But, since I still had my Christmas Lodge set out from Monday's card, I decided to go with that.

And here's what I came up with:


My jumping off point (oddly enough) was a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock. I know...weird. But, I had a small stack of pre-cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Always Artichoke card bases sitting around and I can't for the life of me remember why I had them. So, I decided to use them for the layer under the Very Vanilla and on top of my Cherry Cobbler card base. These two colours together make for such a classic Christmas combination, don't you think?

I stamped the main image on Very Vanilla and then spirtzed it with my Spritzer Tool (thanks Ann!) using my Always Artichoke marker.

I then added a layer of Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler which I first punched using the Scallop Border Punch. I added a piece of Always Artichoke Seam Binding and adhered the layers to the card base.

To finish things off, I stamped the the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and hand cut it out before adhering it to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (of course!)

What do you think? If you LOVE this card, we'll be making it on Saturday at my 10 card Christmas class. There's still space! For just $30, you'll create 10 unique Christmas cards.

STAMPS: Christmas Lodge
INK: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Colour Spritzer

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Peek at the Stampin' Queens

It's Tuesday again! WHERE does the time go? Before you know it, Christmas will be here!

Today's sneak peek features the same stamp set I used yesterday in CASEing the talented Ann Schach.

Here you go:



Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the FULL reveal and to participate in the sketch challenge. I can't WAIT to see what YOU create!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Christmas Lodge CASE

When I saw this card by the lovely and talented Ann Schach, I just KNEW that I would have to CASE it. I mean, it's GORGEOUS! How could you NOT? Ann's blog is one I stalk regularly...probably just as often as I stalk Patty Bennett - LOL! I just had to wait for my Christmas Lodge set to arrive so I could get to work!

Here's my version of Ann's card:


I started off with the same base and even used all the same layers! I don't have the Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (YET!), so I just went with my Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink. I even took out my Colour Spritzer, in a classic Ann way, and went to town. Now I know why Ann likes her Colour Spritzer tool SO much - what a fabulous effect!!

I chose a different sentiment (mine is from Teeny Tiny Wishes) and added a pearl before adding it to the front of the card.

Check out those LAYERS!!! Layers add SO much to a card and they're SO easy to do! For the layers under the main image, I used Early Espresso, Brushed Gold and Cherry Cobbler.

LOVE this card? I'm all out of Early Espresso cardstock at the moment and won't be able to order any in time for this Saturday's class, so look for this card in my November 10 Card Christmas Class + Card Keeper on November 26th beginning at 3 p.m. This is one class you WON'T want to miss!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Christmas Lodge. Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Soft Suede
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Brushed Gold Cardstock.
ACCESSORIES: Soft Suede Marker, Colour Spritzer, Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Simply Sent is the Simple Way to Start Stamping!

And for the month of October whenever you purchase any TWO Simply Sent Kits, you'll be able to choose a FREE stamp set from the ones listed below.



Page
Item
Description
Price
192
122375
Simply Sent Great Day
$15.95
193
122377
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
$14.95
193
122376
Simply Sent Sweet Moments
$16.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

Page
Item
Description
Price
192
123682
It's Your Day
$10.95
192
124685
Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)
$10.95
192
124800
C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)
$10.95
193
123686
Everyday Wishes
$11.95
193
123684
You're Cherished
$10.95
193
124865
Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)
$10.95


It's time to get stamping! What are YOU waiting for?



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Merry MOJO Monday on a Thursday!

Say THAT ten times fast - LOL!

As you may have noticed, this week I've been playing with Pennant Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red. Today is no exception.

Today is also:

  • Bald and Free Day
  • Come and Take It Day
  • Ecological Debt Day
  • Mad Hatter Day
  • National German-American Day
  • Physicians Assistant Day
And you thought you had nothing to celebrate!


Here's my Merry MOJO card:


Though the photo may indicate otherwise, I can assure the you that the "red" DSP is indeed Riding Hood Red and that the "green" DSP is indeed Pear Pizzazz. It's that darn iPhone camera again!

I started off with a Riding Hood Red base and added a piece of polka-dot Riding Hood Red DSP over a layer of Whisper White. Next came the layer of Pear Pizzazz DSP with the scalloped border of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. ANOTHER layer of Riding Hood Red DSP atop a piece of Whisper White is the centre panel.

My image is done just like yesterday's! I stamped the tree base in Soft Suede on Whisper White and punched it out using my 1 3/4" circle punch then stamped, punched out and adhered the tree image using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment also copies yesterday's. I figure, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" and it's working for me!

Tomorrow is another day and I still have all that stamping goodness out on my table. I'm debating using it AGAIN. Or should I change things up?

What do you think?

STAMPS: Pennant Parade
INKS: Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red Cardstock; Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red DSP
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's time for another Stampin' Queen's Sketch!

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for this week's Stampin' Queens Sketch? We'd all LOVE for you to play along with us!

Here's our sketch for the week:


And here's my take on it:


I had my Pennant Parade as well as Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzazz out on the table from the card I did on Monday, so I decided to just keep playing with that.

I started off with a Riding Hood Red base and added a layer of Whisper White on which I sponged some Riding Hood Red Ink because the white was just too stark for my liking.  I added a piece of Riding Hood Red Designer Series Paper to that and then moved on to the Pear Pizzazz.

I used a piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock which I punched using the Scallop Border Punch and added a piece of Pear Pizzazz DSP on top. I adhered the Pear Pizzazz goodness to the Riding Hood Red and then tied the ribbons around before adding it all to the card base with a WHOLE BUNCH of Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the focal image, I stamped the tree base on Whisper White and then punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch. I also used a sponge with Riding Hood Red Ink on this piece.

I stamped the tree in Pear Pizzazz and punched it out, then adhered it to the circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added the circle to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock punched with the large (2 3/8") scalloped circle punch and then adhered it all to the card front using MORE Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede and punched it out using the Jewelry Tag Punch. After adding a piece of Baker's Twine, I attached it to the front of the card using a glue dot.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Pennant Parade
INKS: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red Cardstock; Pear Pizzazz and Riding Hood Red DSP
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Baker's Twine, Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A peek at the Stampin' Queens

Happy Tuesday Friends! It's time for the Stampin' Queens Sneak Peak:


You're just going to LOVE this week's sketch!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the full reveal!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Procrastination is an art form...

If that's true, I must be an artistic genius - LOL! I guess it's not so much procrastination as not enough hours in the day. Of course, if I'm REALLY honest it's TOO many hours spent surfing stamping sites and not enough time creating. That's THE real culprit - LOL!

Anyway, today is the last day for Freshly Made Sketches - Week 4:


When I first saw the sketch, I had a BASIC idea of what I wanted to do. That all got tossed out the window when I went to help my downline Diana with her VERY well attended Stamp-a-Stack. She had 17 (!) people there and they all made 12 cards. Her organization was AMAZING. I think she just missed me...she didn't REALLY need the help!

It's all good though...we just ate and chatted - LOL!

Diana's Stamp-a-Stack featured Christmas cards and while the card below isn't one the ladies made, I decided to go with a Christmas theme. You'll probably see a LOT of that coming up as I have no less than FOUR Christmas card/project classes and THREE craft fairs in which I'll be participating between now and the second week of December. Can you say BUSY?

Here's my take on the sketch:


I started off with the tag since that was the focal image of the sketch (at least it was to me!) and took out my Pennant Parade Stamp Set. I just love how versatile this set is - so many options! The tree base is stamped in Soft Suede and the top is stamped in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White and punched out using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch. It was adhered to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.

To the tag I added a double layer of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding tied with a length of  White Bakers Twine.

I then chose a green button from the Holly Berry Bouquet button collection which can be found in the Holiday Mini and attached a jewelry tag stamped with Merry to it using White Bakers Twine. It was adhered to the card using a glue dot.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Pennant Parade
INKS: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Soft Suede
PAPERS: Whisper White and Riding Hood Red Cardstock; Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzazz DSP
ACCESSORIES: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, White Bakers Twine, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Fun Reasons to Stamps!



MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month
American Pharmacist Month
Anti-Depressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Jack Month
Bat Appreciation
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celebrate the Bilingual Child Month
Children's Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign
Church Library Month
Church Safety & Security Month
Class Reunion Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Computer Learning Month
Cookie Month
Co-op Awareness Month
Country Music Month
Crime Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Dinosaur Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Eat Country Ham Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Emotional Intelligence Month
Fair Trade Month
Family History Month
Financial Planning Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham Month
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
International Drum Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
Long-Term Care Planning Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Magazine Month
Month of the Free Thought
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Animal and Safety Protection Month
National Apple Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Caramel Month
National Car Care Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Clock Month
National Cosmetology Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education Awareness Month
National Dessert Month
National Diabetes Month
National Disability Employee Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month
National Family Health Month
National Gain the Inside Advantage Month
National Go on a Field Trip Day
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Kitchen and Bath Month
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pickled Pepper Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Popping Month
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
National Pretzel Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National Sarcastics Month
National Seafood Month
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Sudden Infant Death Awareness Month
National Vegetarian Month
National Window Covering Safety Month
National Work & Family Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pasta Month
Pear and Pineapple Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American History Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month
Rhubarb Month
Right Brainers Rule Month
Sausage Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month
Sun Dried Tomatoes Month
Tackling Hunger Month
UNICEF MONTH
Vegetarian Awareness Month
Wishbones for Pets Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
World Menopause Month
World Origami Days
Women's Small Business Month
 
WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
1st Week
Customer Service Week
Drive Safely Work Week
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
Get Organized Week
Great Books Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Minority Enterprise Week
Mystery Series Week
National Character Counts Week
National Physician's Assistant Week
No Salt Week
Nuclear Medicine Week
Spinning and Weaving Week
UN World Space Week
Universal Children’s Week
 
2nd Week
Build Your Business with Business Cards Week
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week
Drive Safely to Work Week
Emergency Nurses Week
Financial Planning Week
Hearing id Awareness Week
Home-Based Business Week
Improve Your Home Office Week
Kid's Goal-Setting Week
National Carry a Tune Week
National Chestnut Week
National Fire Prevention Week
National Metric Week
National Newspapers Week
National Save for Retirement Week
National School Lunch Week
National Work From Home Week
Nurse Midwifery Week
Pet Peeve Week
Teller Week
World Rainforest Week
 
3rd Week
American Association of Medical Assistants Week
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
Fall Astronomy Week
Food & Drug Interaction Education Week
Freedom from Bullies Week
Freedom of Speech Week
Getting the World to Beat the Path to our Door Week
Infection Protection Week
International Credit Union Week
Kids Care Week
Lead Poisoning Awareness Week
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
National Character Counts Week
National Chemistry Week
National Food Bank Week
National Forest Products Week
National Pharmacy Week
National School Bus Safety Week
National Veterinary Technician Week
Pastoral Care Week
Teen Read Week
Wolf Awareness Week
YWCA Week Without Violence
 
4th Week
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Disarmament Week
International Magic Week
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
National Businesswomen's Week
National Drug-Free Work Week
National Health Education Week
National Infertility Awareness Week
National Massage Therapy Week
National Respiratory Care Week
Pastoral Care Week
Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week
Red Ribbon Week
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week
 
5th Week
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
 
October 1st
Annie Leibovitz’ Birthday (1949)
Balloons Around the World Day
Child Health Day
Fall Astronomy Day
Fire Pup Day
First Ford Model T on Sale (1908)
Homemade Cookies Day
International Day of Older Persons
Julie Andrews' Birthday (1935)
National Lace Day
UN National Day of Older Persons
Vladamir Horowitz's Birthday (1904)
World Card-Making Day
World Smile Day
World Vegetarian Day
 
October 2nd
California Redwood National Park Established (1968)
Change a Light Day
Donna Karan's Birthday (1948)
Guardian Angels Day
International Day of Nonviolence
International Frugal Fun Day
Lorraine Bracco's Birthday (1955)
Mahatma Ghandi's Birthday (1869)
Name Your Car Day
National Custodial Workers Day
National Denim Day
National Fallen Firefighters Weekend
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Sting's Birthday (1951)
Techies Day
World Communion Day
World Farm Animals Day
 
October 3rd
Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day
Captain Kangaroo Day (First aired in 1955)
Change a Light Day
Child Health Day
Gore Vidal's Birthday (1925)
Gwen Stefani’s Birthday (1969)
Intergeneration Day
James Herriott's Birthday (1916)
Lindsey Buckingham’s Birthday (1944)
Name Your Car Day
National Fallen Firefighters Weekend
Virus Appreciation Day
World Habitat Day
 
 
October 4th
Anne Rice's Birthday (1941)
Cinnamon Roll Day
Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day
Damon Runyon’s Birthday (1884)
Donald Sobol’s Birthday (1924)
Frederic Remington’s Birthday (1861)
Gregorian Calendar Took Effect (1582)
Hunter’s Moon
Improve Your Office Day
National Golf Day
National Frappe Day
Oktoberfest Ends
St. Francis Assisi Feast Day
Ten-Four Day
World Animal Day
 
October 5th
Balloons Around the World Day
Do Something Nice Day
Kate Winslet’s Birthday (1975)
Ray Kroc’s Birthday (1902)
World Teachers Day
 
October 6th
Bald & Free Day
Come & Take It Day
Ecological Debt Day
Mad Hatter Day
National German-American Day
Physician Assistant Day
 
October 7th
Desmond Tutu's Birthday (1931)
Johnny Appleseed Day
International Frugal Fun Day
Lee’s  National Denim Day
National Depression Screening Day
National Diversity Day
National Storytelling Day
World Smile Day
Yom Kippur
Yo-Yo Ma's Birthday (1955)
 
October 8th
American Touch Tag Day
Great Fire of Chicago (1871)
Indigenous People's Day
International Top Spinning Day
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
National Pierogi Day
Native American's Day
R.L. Stine's Birthday (1943)
Universal Music Day
 
October 9th
Clergy Appreciation Day
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day
Jackson Browne's Birthday (1948)
Johanna Hurwitz's Birthday (1937)
John Entwistle's Birthday (1944)
John Lennon's Birthday (1940)
Leif Erikson Day
Moldy Cheese Day
National Chess Day
National Depression Screening Day
National ProLife Cupcake Day
Steve (Blue’s Clues) Burns’ Birthday (1973)
Tony Shaloub's Birthday (1953)
World Post Day
World Sight Day
 
October 10th
Columbus Day
Double Tenth Day
Emergency Nurses Day
Guiseppe Verdi's Birthday (1813)
Helen Hayes’ Birthday (1900)
International Newspaper Carrier Day
International Top Spinning Day
James Marshall's Birthday (1942)
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Kick Butt Day
Native Americans Day
Naval Academy Day
World Mental Health Day
 
October 11th
Dawn French’s Birthday (1957)
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
It's My Party Day
Joan Cusack's Birthday (1962)
National Face Your Fears Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Universal Music Day
 
October 12th
Cookbook Launch Day
Emergency Nurses Day
Farmer's Day
Free Thought Day
Hugh Jackman’s Birthday (1968)
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
International Top Spinning Day
Luciano Pavarotti’s Birthday (1935)
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day
National Salesperson Day
World Egg Day
 
October 13th
English Language Day
International Skeptics Day
Ironman Competition
L.L. Bean's Birthday (1872)
Matastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Molly Pitcher’s Birthday (1754)
Navy Birthday
Paul Simon's Birthday (1941)
World Sight Day
 
October 14th
Alternative Fuel Day
Be Bald/Be Free Day
Chuck Yeager Broke Sound Barrier (1947)
e.e. cummings' Birthday (1894)
Isaac Mizrahi's Birthday (1961)
Lois Lenski's Birthday (1893)
National Dessert Day
Ralph Lauren's Birthday (1939)
Thomas Keller’s Birthday (1955)
William Penn’s Birthday (1644)
World Sight Day
 
October 15th
Bridge Day
Emeril Lagasse’s Birthday (1959)
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Birthday (1844)
Get Smart About Credit Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
International Day of Rural Women
Mammography Day
Mario Puzo's Birthday (1920)
National Grouch Day
National Poetry Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
Penny Marshall’s Birthday
Richard Carpenter’s Birthday (1946)
Sweetest Day
White Cane Safety Day
 
October 16th
Department Store Day
Dictionary Day
Eugene O'Neill's Birthday (1888)
Fall Astronomy Day
International Credit Union Day
John Mayer’s Birthday (1977)
National Feral Cat Day
Noah Webster’s Birthday (1758)
Oscar Wilde’s Birthday (1854)
Queen Marie Antoinette Beheaded (1793)
Sweetest Day
World Food Day
World Toy Camera Day
 
October 17th
Arthur Miller’s Birthday (1915)
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
Black Poetry Day
Evil Knievel's Birthday (1938)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Mulligan Day
National Bosses Day
National Cake Decorating Day
National Clean Up Your Virtual Desktop Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day
 
October 18th
Dawn Wells’ Birthday (1938)
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
No Beard Day
ProLife Day of Silent Solidarity
St. Luke Feast Day
World Menopause Day
 
October 19th
Divine's Birthday (1945)
Evaluate Your Life Day
Hagfish Day
John Lithgow’s Birthday (1945)
Medical Assistants Recognition Day
Ty Pennington's Birthday (1965)
Yorktown Victory (1781)
 
October 20th
Bela Lugosi's Birthday (1882)
Brandied Fruit Day
Christopher Wren's Birthday (1632)
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Get Smart About Credit Day
Miss American Rose Day
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
Tom Petty's Birthday (1953)
World Osteoporosis Day
 
October 21st
Alfred Nobel's Birthday (1833)
Babbling Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Dizzy Gillespie's Birthday (1917)
Mammography Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Birthday (1772)
 
October 22nd
Annette Funicello’s Birthday (1942)
CAPS LOCK DAY
Christopher Lloyd’s Birthday (1938)
Deepak Chopra’s Birthday (1946)
Doris Lessing’s Birthday (1919)
Franz Liszt's Birthday (1811)
Hunter’s Moon
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Make a Difference Day
National Nut Day
Todd Oldham's Birthday (1961)
 
October 23rd
Alternative Fuel Day
IPod Day
Johnny Carson’s Birthday (1925)
Mother-In-Law Day
National Mole Day
TV Talk Show Host Day
Weird Al Yankovic’s Birthday (1959)
 
October 24th
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
International Bandana Day
Lung Health Day
National Bologna Day
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
Zac Posen's Birthday (1980)
 
October 25th
Anne Tyler's Birthday (1941)
Georges Bizet's Birthday (1838)
Pablo Picasso's Birthday (1881)
Punk for a Day
Saint Crispin’s Day
Sourest Day
World Pasta Day
 
October 26th
Erie Canal Opened (1825)
Howl at the Moon Day
Mule Day
Natalie Merchant's Birthday (1963)
National Mincemeat Day
Shoot Out at the OK Corral (1881)
 
October 27th
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Dylan Thomas' Birthday (1914)
Emily Post's Birthday (1872)
John Cleese's Birthday (1939)
Navy Day
New York City Subway Began Operating (1904)
Roy Lichenstein's Birthday (1923)
Theodore Roosevelt's Birthday (1858)
 
October 28th
Bill Gates' Birthday (1955)
Donner Party Left for California (1846)
Frankenstein Friday
Harvard University Founded (1636)
International Bandana Day
Jonas Salk's Birthday (1914)
National Breadsticks Day
National Chocolates Day
Plush Animal Lover's Day
Prohibition Started (1919)
St. Jude's Day
 
October 29th
Hermit Day
Internet Day
National Cat Day
National Forgiveness Day
Stock Market Crash (1929)
World Psoriasis Day
 
October 30th
Checklists Day
Create a Great Funeral Day
Devil’s Night
Ezra Pound's Birthday (1885)
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Birthday (1821)
Haunted Refrigerator Night
Henry Winkler’s Birthday (1945)
John Adams’ Birthday (1735)
Mischief Night
National Candy Corn Day
National Forgiveness Day
Reformation Sunday
War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)
 
October 31st
Beggar’s Night
Books for Treats Day
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday (1884)
Halloween
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
Jan Vermeer's Birthday (1632)
John Candy's Birthday (1950)
John Keats' Birthday (1795)
Juliette Gordon Lowe's Birthday – Started Girl Scouts in 1912
Michael Landon’s Birthday (1936)
Mount Rushmore Completed (1941)
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Joke Day
National Magic Day
National UNICEF Day

with special thanks once again to Jane Hignite