Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pinterest CASE x 2 - One for me and one for YOU!

This is post #1000!!!!!

Seems appropriate then that today is also an anniversary! It's not the anniversary of when I joined Stampin' UP! or even the anniversary of when I started my blog. Nope!

It's my wedding anniversary!

Today, my hubby and I celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. Now, I know you find that hard to believe since I seem so young and all that, but it's true! :)

I found the *perfect* card for him on Pinterest. It was created by the lovely and talented Yvette Ashe and when I saw it, I just knew it was the "one". Kind of like ALL those years ago when I first saw my husband.

Here's the card:


I started off with a base of Pool Party which I ran through the Big Shot, but only part way. The place I stopped is hidden by the next layer. You can see it from the inside of the card, but not on the front. If you wanted to hide it on the inside, you could add a layer, but with everything going on on the front and the (I'm sure) mush on the inside, the intended recipient will likely not notice.

My Designer Series Paper is from the Flower Pot pack which, despite its name, has some "masculine" papers in the set.

There's LOTS of layers and Stampin' Dimensionals in this one, so you'll want to hand deliver it as putting it in the post will likely cost you a small fortune.

Now, since the title of this post is "one for me and one for you", you OBVIOUSLY need to know how to get your hands on one of these cards!
  • Step 1: Go to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart)
  • Step 2: If you haven't already, like the page
  • Step 3: Leave a comment on the card post telling me what you think and that you'd like to receive the card
  • Step 4: SHARE the post on your wall
Easy peasy, right? You have ONE WEEK. I'll do a random draw of everyone that followed all the steps and then contact the winner and put the card in the mail.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 29, 2014

OOPS! That doesn't go there!


If you've discovered a passion for Stampin' Blendabilities you'll want to get your hands on the Color Lifter marker.

The Color Lifter is an optional, but fun addition to your Stampin' Blendabilities collection. It pushes color to move it (not erase it) so you can quickly and easily create highlights on colored images and even repair a bit of "coloring outside the lines.

 Order your Color Lifter today and see what a highlight it can be to your Stampin' Blendabilities colouring!

Tip: The effect of the Color Lifter changes as it dries. Allow area highlighted to dry and then color over it again if you want more color moved for a brighter highlight.

If you've got Blendabilities, the colour lifter should be the next purchase you make.

You can order it online HERE.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello

I've loved all the typewriter sets over the years, but the set in the 2014-2015 catalogue is by far my favourite. I hope you like it too, because you'll probably be seeing a LOT of it! :)

Today's card for the Paper Craft Crew was perfect to showcase this set. Check it out:




I pretty much LOVE all the paper in the Moonlight DSP stack (I'm on my second one!), and this one was just the ticket to showcase the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. It was also light enough for me to stamp the "Hello" sentiment from "Four You" right onto it without the need for another layer of cardstock.

Do you see the punched piece just under the ribbon? I created it with the Spiral Border Punch. It was kinda fun to carry the "paper" theme through out the whole card.

I used my Big Shot to die cut the oval and then added the fussy cut typewriter to it with Stampin' Dimensionals. See the sentiment on the typewriter? It was perfectly placed with the help of the Stamp-a-majig.

I couldn't leave the inside of the card naked:


I inked up the image and stamped it three times without reinking.

You can check out what the rest of the crew has been up to HERE.


What do you think?

STAMPS: Four You, Tap Tap, Tap
INK: Basic Grey, Island Indigo
PAPERS: Basic Grey and Whisper White Cardstock; Moonlight DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Die, Punch, Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hello? Is it me you're looking for?

Well, you found me! I'm glad you're here! Today's card is simple, yet effective. I was a little puzzled at the colours, I have to admit because Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler are both Regals and Marina Mist is a subtle. But! I forged ahead! Aren't you glad I did?

Check it out:


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Catalogue CASE x 2 - One for me and one for YOU!

Today's card features a set that's been around for a few years, but that's SO versatile, you really SHOULD have it in your stamping arsenal. The set is Happy Hour! It's good for Christmas, cheering someone on, wishing them a happy birthday and telling them how much you appreciate them.

You can see today's card on page 135 of the 2014-2015 Catalogue and mine is here:



I started of with Whisper White base in a full size A2 card. The card in the catalogue is square, but as I mentioned last week, it doesn't have to be EXACT to be awesome. Use what you have and make it work for you. The point is to create and have FUN!

To my card base, I added a layer of Soft Sky Cardstock that I stamped with Soft Sky Ink. I used the tall glass image and my Stamp-a-Majig was INVALUABLE in getting them all lined up. If you don't have one yet, I highly recommend making the investment!

I angled the strip across the card base and trimmed it to fit. I then added a thin strip of Chocolate Chip Cardstock just above it and left some space for the Old Olive Bakers Twine, which was wrapped around and tied in a bow.

The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive Ink and I used my Stamp-a-majig again to get it in JUST the right spot!

Now, since the title of this post is "one for me and one for you", you OBVIOUSLY need to know how to get your hands on one of these cards!
  • Step 1: Go to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart)
  • Step 2: If you haven't already, like the page
  • Step 3: Leave a comment on the card post telling me what you think and that you'd like to receive the card
  • Step 4: SHARE the post on your wall
Easy peasy, right? You have ONE WEEK. I'll do a random draw of everyone that followed all the steps and then contact the winner and put the card in the mail.


What do you think?

STAMPS: Happy Hour
INK: Soft Sky, Old Olive
PAPERS: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES: Bakers Twine, Stamp-a-majig

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Let's get blending!

If you're like many of my customers you've been curious about alcohol markers but hesitant to try them because of expense and complicated color systems. Stampin' Up! has seen the need and a simple and affordable alternative is the newly released Stampin' Blendabilities alcohol markers. I am so excited to share them with you! 



Alcohol markers are popular for their vibrant colors and the ability to blend and shade without the streaking you can get with traditional markers. Other brands offer quality and variety, but can be frustrating to use and too costly for paper crafters. Stampin' Blendabilities come in sets of 3 pre-coordinated (light, medium, and dark) shades of the same color instead of complicated scheme that take time to learn. The colors coordinate with all our products, making it easy for you to coordinate your coloring with cardstock, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.

These markers don't require expensive paper to look good, I recommend our Whisper White cardstock. Let me show you how you can use these markers on more than just paper.


To get started with Stampin' Blendabilities alcohol markers you'll only need a few items. 
  • A set of Stampin' Blendabilities (or more than one set if you want more colors).
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad that is designed so it doesn't smear when colored with alcohol markers.
  • A line art stamp set to stamp and color. There are quite a few shown on pages 166-173 of the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog, plus many more throughout the catalog.
  • A package of Whisper White cardstock (#124302), Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases (#135804), or Note Cards (#131527)
  • Optional - The Color Lifter is a fun, addition. It pushes color to move it (not erase it) so you can create highlights on colored images and even repair a bit of "coloring outside the lines"
I'm excited to share the vibrant colours and techniques of Stampin' Blendabilities with you! All you need to do is purchase a set of Blendabilities markers and you'll receive a tutorial to create your own projects! Already ordered them from me? Just let me know and tutorial is YOURS!

You can order them directly online HERE.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Because I said SO!



If you have children, you probably say it more often than you think. :)

Today's card is a just because card, because really...you shouldn't need a REASON to send a card, right? You're a stamper, just send it!


I started off with a square (5x5) Blackberry Bliss base and added a layer of Park Lane Designer Series Paper. I just love that paper! It's big and bold but not totally in your face. Does that even make sense?

Next piece up is Whisper White stamped with Gorgeous Grunge in Hello Honey Ink. I love that stamp set! You can use if for ANYTHING!

I then added layers of Moonlight DSP and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock. The sentiment was stamped using Blackberry Bliss Ink with the aid of my Stamp-a-majig to get it in JUST the right place.

I added flowers using matching cardstock/DSP and the punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

The flowers were added to the inside too (along with some sponging and doodling):


You can check out what the rest of the crew has been up to HERE.


What do you think?

STAMPS: A Dozen Thoughts, Gorgeous Grunge
INK: Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey
PAPERS: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey Cardstock; Park Lane and Moonlight DSP
ACCESSORIES: Stamp-a-majig, Punches, Sponges, Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stop me if you've heard this one before...

As you may have heard, every June,  I host Stampin' Extravaganza! It's an all-day stamping event where we create 10 cards, donate cards to Ronald McDonald House Charities and generally have an AWESOME time! The food is INSANE (my daughter bakes!) and the company is AMAZING! This past June was my third annual event. Next year is #4 - you should come!

Anyway...each year I choose a stamp set for the event. I can assure you, this is no easy task! It has to have variety, be with a certain price range, be versatile, etc.

This year, I chose Honeycomb Hello. It's SO cute and tiny! How cute and tiny is it? SO cute and tiny that the WOOD mount set fits in a ½ size wood mount case. That FIFTEEN images in a ½ size case. That's SERIOUSLY cute and tiny! The best part? Everyone who came to Stampin' Extravaganza as a customer got to KEEP the stamp set!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pinterest CASE x 2 - One for me and one for YOU!

In an effort to "switch it up a bit", I decided on a Pinterest CASE for today's card. I have seen SO many amazing cards on Pinterest that I couldn't possibly create all of them, but this one just struck me and since I *just* got the set, I just had to! Bonus? It's also the MOJO Monday sketch for this week - WINNING!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tap, Tap, Tap

Oh man! I just KNEW when I saw this set in the catalogue that I would just HAVE to have it! AND that I'd use it too - not one of those sets you "have to have" and then sits on the shelf unused till it retires (raise your hand if you have any of THOSE).


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Oh how I love note cards!

Have you seen them? The note cards? They're often overlooked in the catalogue, but they're one of the BEST deals going! For just $7.50, you not only get 20 pre-scored AND pre-folded cards, but you ALSO get 20 envelopes! You really can't beat it!

Today's card feature Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo. Check it out:



My base is the NEW Crumb Cake Note Cards which I'm thrilled Stampin' UP! is now carrying! To my base I added a layer of Whisper White Cardstock onto which I stamped my images and added my butterfly.

The Crushed Curry Flower is from the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch. If you've not tried Photopolymer stamps, I urge you to take them for a test run! They're not the stuff you saw in the early days of acrylic stamps. Obviously, I'm a bit biased because I represent Stampin' UP!, but I can tell you from past experience (before I became a demonstrator) that the quality of the Stampin' UP! Photopolymer stamps is AWESOME!!

The sentiments were stamped in Melon Mambo and they're from the "Really Good Greetings" Stamp set.

I punched out butterflies using the small butterfly punch and added them to the card fronts using Tombo glue. The finishing touch was Basic Rhinestones.

You can see what the rest of the Divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Flower Patch, Really Good Greetings
PAPERS: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Cardstock
INK: Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo
ACCESSORIES: Punch, Glue, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'!


P.S. I'm in Paris this week and will be documenting our journey with Project Life! Don't forget to check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart to keep track of where we're at!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Catalogue CASE x 2 - One for me and one for YOU!



So, what did you think?

Did you like last week's feature? I sure hope so, because I had fun reading the comments and seeing what you thought!

This week's card is on page 108 of the 2014-2015 Catalogue and you can see mine here:


I started off with a Baked Brown Sugar Base and added pieces of Cardstock and Designer Series Paper from the Lullaby Paper Pack. I didn't have the paper in the catalogue sample, so I used what I had. You can do that too. It doesn't have to be EXACTLY the same to be awesome. :)

I stamped the sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts onto Whisper White Cardstock using Baked Brown Sugar Ink. I notched one end and attached a clip from Essentials Hardware Clips tied with Whisper White Bakers Twine to the other end. Because of the way I added adhesive to the top DSP strip, the clip is actually functional (though I did attach the other end of the sentiments with a Stampin' Dimensional).

Now, since the title of this post is "one for me and one for you", you OBVIOUSLY need to know how to get your hands on one of these cards!

  • Step 1: Go to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart)
  • Step 2: If you haven't already, like the page
  • Step 3: Leave a comment on the card post telling me what you think and that you'd like to receive the card
  • Step 4: SHARE the post on your wall

Easy peasy, right? You have ONE WEEK. I'll do a random draw of everyone that followed all the steps and then contact the winner and put the card in the mail.


What do you think?

STAMPS: A Dozen Thoughts
INK: Baked Brown Sugar
PAPERS: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey Cardstock; Lullaby DSP
ACCESSORIES: Essentials Hardware Clips, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!


P.S. I'm in Paris this week and will be documenting our journey with Project Life! Don't forget to check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart to keep track of where we're at!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Banner Birthday!

Do you ever see a sketch and just KNOW the perfect stamp set and EXACTLY what you're going to do? And then, does it turn out just the way it looked in your head?

That's what happened with today's card and I couldn't be happier! Check it out:



I knew I wanted something bright and cheery and I knew I wanted to use Endless Birthday Wishes (LOVE this photopolymer set!)

I stamped cake image onto my Whisper White Cardstock using Memento Black Ink (perfect for Blendabilities) and coloured it in using my Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate Blendabilities. It was matted on Tempting Turquoise.

Then I stamped some dots and added the banners and bakers twine bows.

I stamped the inside too:


Just perfect for a bright and cheery birthday card! It can be yours! I sell all the cards on my blog for $4 + shipping to you.

You can check out what the rest of the crew has been up to HERE.


STAMPS: Endless Birthday Wishes
INK: Memento Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
PAPERS: Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Bakers Twine, Blendabilities Markers, Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Dimensionals


P.S. I'm in Paris this week and will be documenting our journey with Project Life! Don't forget to check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart to keep track of where we're at!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I'm all out? What do you mean I'm all out?


When I went to pull the cardstock for today's card, I was FLOORED to discover that I was all out of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock. Not even any SCRAPS! WHAT? How is that even a thing? So, I ordered that right quick and then got to creating!

Check it out:


I had SO much fun with this! I was looking for some Designer Series Paper that had some of this week's colours in it (Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry), but I had none, so I set to making my own. To do this, I used the giant swirly stamp from Everything Eleanor and stamped it off before stamping the colour onto my piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from Four You in Tempting Turquoise, the large flower from Flower Shop in Rich Razzleberry and the small flower from Petite Petals in Pear Pizzazz. I matted the "hello" sentiment onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and stacked the flowers using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The finishing touch was a Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot.

And of course, I had to add some stamping on the inside too:


You can see what the rest of the Divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Everything Eleanor, Four You, Petite Petals and Flower Shop
INK: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'


P.S. I'm in Paris this week and will be documenting our journey with Project Life! Don't forget to check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart to keep track of where we're at!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Buy a Big Shot, Get a Bundle!

WOW! Stampin' UP! has an AMAZING promotion going on for the WHOLE month of August!


If you already HAVE a Big Shot, you can still save! Get 15% off the bundles!


Go ahead and click on the top image in this post to start your shopping! Use hostess code: TS62X26Z while I'm in Paris and you'll get the opportunity to win a SECOND bundle of your choice when I return!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Catalogue CASE x 2 - One for me and One for YOU!


I thought I'd try something new today! If it works, this feature will be ongoing - YAY!

Today's card is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from the annual 2014-2015 Stampin' UP! Catalogue. You can check out the original on page 67. And here's mine:


I started off with a Pool Party base and then stamped the World Map image (the original card uses the Dictionary Background Stamp) onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I then stamped several flowers from Flower Shop and punched them out using the coordinating punch.

A thin piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock was added to the top of the map image piece and a length of Venetian Crochet Trim (by far the PRETTIEST ribbon in the catalogue) was added just above it.

The Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake flowers were adhered to the map image and the Linen Thread was tied around it. Finally, the Pool Party flower was adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional and the whole panel was added to the card front using even MORE Stampin' Dimensionals!

The last piece of the puzzle is the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I love this versatile set! There's a sentiment in there for just about EVERYTHING!

Now, since the title of this post is "one for me and one for you", you OBVIOUSLY need to know how to get your hands on one of these cards!

  • Step 1: Go to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/handstampedfromtheheart)
  • Step 2: If you haven't already, like the page
  • Step 3: Leave a comment on the card post telling me what you think and that you'd like to receive the card
  • Step 4: SHARE the post on your wall

Easy peasy, right? You have ONE WEEK. I'll do a random draw of everyone that followed all the steps and then contact the winner and put the card in the mail.

What do you think?

STAMPS: World Map, Flower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
PAPERS: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake and Pool Party Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Venetian Crochet Trim, Punch, Linen Thread, Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Get your STAMP ON!

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Admit You’re Happy Month
American Adventure Month
American Artist Appreciation Month
American History Essay Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Bystander Awareness Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Celery, Fennel, and Cactus Month
Child Support Awareness Month
Children’s Vision and Learning Month
Eye Injury Prevention Month
Family Fun Month
Foot Health Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
Home Business Month
May Reading Be Your Haven Month
Medic Alert Month
Motorsports Awareness Month
Mushroom and Onion Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Catfish Month
National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month
National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Golf Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Inventors Month
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Pain Awareness Month
National Panini Month
National Picnic Month
National Peach Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Orange and Papaya Month
Pedestrian Safety Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month
Tomboy Tools Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
1st Week
International Clown Week
International Simplify Your Life Week
International Tree Climbing Days
World Breastfeeding Week

2nd Week
Assistance Dog Week
Exercise With Your Child Week
Exhibitor Appreciation Week
Knights of Columbus Family Week
National Bargain Hunter’s Week
National Farmer’s Market Week
National Fraud Awareness Week
National Health Care Center Week
National Hobo Week
National Smile Week
Old Fiddler’s Week
Psychic Week
Rock for Life Week
Single Working Women’s Week
Stop on Red Week
Sturgis Rally

3rd Week
Air-Conditioning Appreciation Week
American Dance Week
Elvis Week
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
Little League Baseball World Series
National Aviation Week
National Friendship Week
National Resurrect Romance Week
National Scrabble Week
Weird Contest Week
World Money Week

4th Week
Minority Enterprise Development Week

5th Week
Be Kind to Humankind Week
National Safe at Home Week

August 1st
Anne Frank’s Last Journal Entry (1944)
Braham Pie Day
Francis Scott Key’s Birthday (1779)
Gail Gibbons’ Birthday (1944)
Girlfriend’s Day
Herman Melville’s Birthday(1891)
International Beer Day
International Forgiveness Day
Jerry Garcia (1942)
Lughnasa
MTV Debuted (1981)
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Respect for Parents’ Day
Spiderman Day
Sports Day
Sweet Corn Day
Switzerland Founded (1291)
Tomboy Tools Day
Twins Day
US Air Force Day
William Clark (1770)
Work Like a Dog Day
World Lung Cancer Day
World Scout Scarf Day
World Wide Web Day
Yves St. Laurent’s Birthday (1936)

August 2nd
Betsy Bloomingdale’s Birthday (1926)
First Income Tax-Congress enacts first income tax (1861)
First Lincoln Penny Issued (1909)
International Hangover Day
Isabel Allende’s Birthday (1942)
Laura Bennett’s Birthday (1963) – Project Runway
Naitonal Beer Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Mustard Day
Official Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Birthday (1754)
Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day

August 3rd
American Family Day
Anne Klein’s Birthday (1923)
Columbus Set Sail on His 1st Voyage (1492)
International Tree Climbing Day
John Landis’ Birthday (1950)
Leon Uris’ Birthday (1924)
Martha Stewart’s Birthday (1941)
National Doll Day
National Kids’ Day
National Park Day
National Watermelon Day
Sister’s Day
Tony Bennett’s Birthday (1926)
Victoria Jackson’s Birthday (1958)

August 4th
Assistance Dog Day
Champagne Day
Friendship Day
Louis Armstrong’s Birthday (1901)
Louis Vuitton’s Birthday (1821)
My Sister Margie Schiller’s Birthday
National Chocolate Chip Day
Percy Shelley’s Birthday (1792)
Queen Elizabeth I (1900)
Single Working Woman’s Day
Social Security Day
U.S. Coast Guard Day (Established 1790)

August 5th
Half of Summer Day
John Huston’s Birthday (1906)
Maureen McCormick’s Birthday (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!)
National Night Out
National Oyster Day
National Underwear Day
National Waffle Day
Neil Armstrong’s Birthday (1930)

August 6th
Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Birthday (1809)
Andy Warhol’s Birthday (1928)
Hiroshima Day
Lucille Ball’s Birthday (1911)
National Fresh Breath Day
National Root Beer Float Day
Peace Day
Peter Bonerz’ Birthday (1938)
Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7th
Betsy Byar’s Birthday (1928)
Garrison Keillor’s Birthday (1942)
National Lighthouse Day
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
Professional Speakers Day
Purple Heart Established (1782)
Sea Serpent Day

August 8th
Admit You’re Happy Day
Assistance Dog Day
Bonza Bottler Day (eighth day of the eighth month)
Dave “the Edge Evans’ Birthday (1961)
Dollar Day
Dustin Hoffman’s Birthday (1937)
Eleanor Roosevelt Day
Esther Williams’ Birthday (1923)
Happiness Happens Day
International Cat Day
Kool-Aid Day
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Birthday (1896)
Odie Day
Sneak Some Zucchini on Neighbor’s Porch Night
The Date to Create Day
Worldwide Art Day

August 9th
Betty Boop’s Birthday (1930)
Book Lovers Day
Dance a Polka Day
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
John Dryden’s Birthday (1631)
Michael Kors’ Birthday (1959)
Nagasaki Day
National Bowling Day
National Garage Sale Day
National Rice Pudding Day
VEEP Day

August 10th
Betsy Johnson’s Birthday (1942)
First Steam Locomotive
Herbert Hoover’s Birthday (1874)
Lazy Day
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
National S’Mores Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Skyscraper Appreciation Day
Smithsonian Day
Take an Aspirin Day

August 11th
Alex Haley’s Birthday (1921)
Cherry Popsicle Day
Don Freeman’s Birthday (1908)
Ingersoll Day
Joe Jackson’s Birthday (1955)
Play in the Sand Day
Presidential Joke Day
Sons and Daughters Day

August 12th
Cecil B. DeMille’s Birthday (1881)
IBM PC Announced (1981)
International Youth Day
James (Diamond Jim) Brady’s Birthday (1856)
Middle Children’s Day
Sewing Machine Day
Truck Driver’s Day
UN International Youth Day
Vinyl Record Day
World Elephant Day

August 13th
Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday (1899)
Annie Oakley’s Birthday (1860)
Blame Someone Else Day
Dan Fogelberg’s Birthday (1951)
Don Ho’s Birthday (1930)
International Left-Handers Day
National Filet Mignon Day
Trail Mix Day

August 14th
Gary Larson’s Birthday (1950)
Healthy Feet Day
National Creamsicle Day
National Navajo Code Talkers Day
Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
Sarah Brightman’s Birthday (1960)
Steve Martin’s Birthday (1945)
VJ Day

August 15th
Angel Food Cake Day
Best Friends Day
Check the Chip Day
Julia Child’s Birthday (1912)
Men’s Grooming Day
Napoleon Bonaparte’s Birthday (1769)
National Failures Day
National Relaxation Day
Rose Marie’s Birthday (1925)
Sir Walter Scott’s Birthday (1771)
Tom Colicchio’s Birthday (1962)

August 16th
Bratwurst Festival Day
Chinese Valentine’s Day
Elvis Memorial Day
International Geocaching Day
International Homeless Animals Day
Joe Miller’s Joke Day
National Airborne Day
National Tell a Joke Day
Roller Coaster Day (Patented in 1898)
Sandcastle Day
Steve Carell’s Birthday (1946)
T. E. Lawrence Birthday (1888)
Vanessa Carlton’s Birthday (1980)
World Honeybee Day

August 17th
#2 Pencil Day
Archeology Day
Belinda Carlisle’s Birthday (1958)
Black Cat Appreciation Day
Davy Crockett’s Birthday (1786)
First TransAtlantic Balloon Trip (1978)
Maureen O’Hara’s Birthday (1920)
National Thrift Shop Day
Robert DeNiro’s Birthday (1943)
Samuel Goldwyn’s Birthday (1882)

August 18th
Bad Poetry Day
Cupcake Day
God’s Preeminence Day
Mail Order Catalog Day
Max Factor’s Birthday (1904)
Merriweather Lewis’ Birthday (1774)
Moot Point Day
National Personal Chef Day
19th Amendment Ratified-Women’s Right to Vote (1920)
Paula Danzinger’s Birthday (1944)
Robert Redford’s Birthday (1937)
Serendipity Day
Wizard of Oz Premiered (1939)

August 19th
Black Cow-Root Beer Float Anniversary Day
Coco Chanel’s Birthday (1883)
Kyra Sedgwick’s Birthday (1965)
Malcolm Forbes’ Birthday (1919)
National Aviation Day
Ogden Nash’s Birthday (1902)
Orville Wright’s Birthday (1871)
Peter Gallagher’s Birthday (1955)
Potato Day
Spicy Food Day
Stay At Home With Your Kids Day
World Humanitarian Day

August 20th
Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day
Earth Over Shoot Day
Edgar Guest’s Birthday (1881)
Joan Allen’s Birthday (1956)
National Men’s Grooming Day
National Radio Day
Pony Express Day
Robert Plant’s Birthday (1948)
Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
Virtual Worlds Day

August 21st
Count Basie’s Birthday (1904)
Distilled Water Day
Dorothy Parker’s Birthday (1893)
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State (1959)
National Spumoni Ice Cream Day
Poet’s Day
Senior Citizens Day

August 22nd
Annie Proulx’s Birthday (1935)
Be An Angel Day
Claude Debussy’s Birthday (1862)
Eat a Peach Day
Giada de Laurentiis’ Birthday (1970)
Hug Your Boss Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Norman Schwarzkopf’s Birthday (1934)
Ray Bradbury’s Birthday (1920)
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
World Daffodil Day

August 23rd
Gene Kelly’s Birthday (1912)
Hair Dye Day
National Sponge Cake Day
Potato Feast Days
Ride the Wind Day
Valentino Day

August 24th
A S Byatt’s Birthday (1936)
Can Opener Day
Children’s Day
Go Topless Day
Knife Day
National Peach Pie Day
National Waffle Day
Pluto Demoted Day
Rupert Grint’s Birthday (1988)
Strange Music Day
Vesuvius Day
Wayzgoose Day

August 25th
Elvis Costello’s Birthday (1954)
Founder’s Day
Gene Simmons’ Birthday (1949)
Kiss and Make Up Day
Leonard Bernstein’s Birthday (1918)
National Banana Split Day
National Second Hand Wardrobe Day
National Whiskey Sour Day
Rachel Ray’s Birthday (1968)
Sean Connery’s Birthday (1930)
Soybean Day
St. Bartholomew’s Day
Tim Burton’s Birthday (1958)

August 26th
Albert Sabin’s Birthday (1906)
Christopher Isherwood’s Day (1904)
Horseshoe Day
Macaulay Culkin’s Birthday (1980)
National Cherry Popsicle Day
National Dog Day
Women’s Equality Day

August 27th
Banana Lovers Day
Confucius’ Birthday (551 BC)
Global Forgiveness Day
Just Because Day
Mother Teresa’s Birthday (1910)
Paul Reubens’ Birthday (1952)
Petroleum Day
The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day
Tug of War Day

August 28th
Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
Dream Day MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech (1963)
Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday (1774)
Jack Black’s Birthday (1969)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Birthday (1749)
Leo Tolstoy’s Birthday (1828)
National Cherry Turnover Day
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
Radio Commercials Day
Tall Building Day
Tasha Tudor’s Birthday (1915)
World Sauntering Day

August 29th
According to Hoyle Day
Charlie Bird Parker’s Birthday (1920)
Chop Suey Invented (1896)
First Scout Camp Opened (1934)
Individual Rights Day
Ingrid Bergman’s Birthday (1915)
International Bat Night
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
John Locke’s Birthday (1632)
Lea Michele’s Birthday (1986)
Lemon Juice Day
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
National College Colors Day
National Sarcordosis Awareness Day
Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Birthday (1809)
Todd English’s Birthday (1960)

August 30th
Bacon Day
Franchise Appreciation Day
Frankenstein Day
Fred MacMurray’s Birthday (1908)
Geoffrey Beene’s Birthday (1927)
Get a Slinky Day
International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance
International Whale Shark Day
Jean-Claude Kelly’s Birthday (1943)
Laurent de Brunhoff’s Birthday (1925)
Mary Shelley’s Birthday (1797)
National Buffalo Chicken Wings Day
National Holistic Pet Day
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Slumber Party Night
Virginia Lee Burton’s Birthday (1909)

August 31st
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Alan Jay Lerner’s Birthday (1918)
Eat Outside Day
International Overdose Awareness Day
Itzhak Perlman’s Birthday (1945)
Love Litigating Lawyers Day
Maria Montessori’s Birthday (1870)
National Trail Mix Day
Pony Express Day
Remember the Summer Day
Richard Gere’s Birthday (1949)
Van Morrison’s Birthday (1945)