Saturday, November 26, 2011

Welcome to the Calendar Blog Hop

(If you wish to go to Tanya's Surprise Blog Hop, which goes through this weekend, please scroll down to the next posting and check out Kim's Not-So-Mini Album - there's a few special blog prizes there too!)
Welcome to the Calendar Blog Hop, hosted by Zeni, a true gem of a crafter and friend.  This hop will go from November 26-27 so we at LoveBug Creations hope you take the time to check out the amazing crafters who have donated their time and talent to participate.  The blog order is as follows:

Mama LoveBug is flying solo for this hop due to an impending birth of baby *** Cremar; Kimi sends her love to all…………………..

When our crafty friend Zeni invited me to participate in her Calendar Blog Hop, I was very honored to design something with the theme of “calendar”.  I wanted to create a piece of wearable art (aka brooch) that would coordinate with a calendar.  At first I thought about making a brooch from an old calendar, which would have worked except I didn’t have any interesting old calendars that I wanted to use.  So I searched the Internet and found a very intricate and ancient calendar used by the Mayan culture. The ancient Mayas invented a calendar of remarkable accuracy and complexity; it's one of the oldest!  Think about how vital your calendar is to keep you organized and engaged in each day’s events.  What would we do without a calendar in terms of knowing when major life events will occur?  There is a plethora of information on this culture and its calendar, which you can find at: 

So with that in mind I took a picture of the calendar, designed some paper from it, and created a Mayan calendar brooch, which I would say is unique on several levels. 

The Mayan Calendar Paper

Two shots of the finished project

This wearable art could be worn as a brooch, pinned to a scarf or purse, or threaded on a chain for a stunning pendant!

And what's a blog hop without some sweet, sweet, candy???  Here's what I have to offer - a cute stamp, a pack of flower embellies, and some darling Stampin' Up fabric. Think of the projects you could make with these!!

1. Become a follower of our blog; if you're already one - tell me!
2. Leave a comment, answer the question - "what's your favorite month and why",  and a way to get ahold of you.
3. We love all our fans but sad to say our blog candy must stay in the USA.

On Monday, November 28, a winner will be drawn by Kim (if she's not in the hospital yet.....LOL) and we'll post info. 
Thanks for hopping by, and make sure you check out the next blog hop spot with Gloria - 

Cyber hugs to all........Mama LoveBug



Christy said...

Great job what an awesome idea I love the idea of wearable art. Its awesome thanks so much and I am inspired.. Favorite Month December not for Christmas but its the day my Husband said I do 21 years ago :)

Luanne said...

Great project! your'e very creative.
My favorite Month(s) are Jan/March/May my husband's birthday, my birthday and my son's birthday.
Glad to hop and see your great project, I pass on your giveaway - not US. :)


Zeni said...

Mom! I so loved that you were original with this brooch and used something that is so historical. Thank you so much for joining me in this hop! It really meant a lot to me!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Month is Feb it when I met my fiance 7yrs ago..... such a pretty project

Jessica said...

Hi Pam, what a unique idea and I love the history of the Mayans! Your brooch is gorgeous. Have you ever watched Ancient Aliens? They talk a lot about the Mayan culture...just thought I would share.
Happy to be joining the hop and I am now a new follower!
My favorite month is February. February is quite BIRTHDAYlicious in my family. I get to share and celebrate my birthday with my twin sister. My hubby's birthday is the day after mine. My son's birthday is 2 days before mine. My youngest daughter's birthday is 2 days before Valentines Day. Of course, the LOVE holiday is also this month. My brother and sister's (the other set of twins) birthday is on the 16th. My oldest sister and her husband also celebrate their birthdays in this month. Other birthdays include a great niece and a great nephew. So to sum it up, February is special to me as it celebrates the births of many important people in my life!!!

Jani said...

Very creative project. My favorite month is October because there are several family birthdays in Oct. including my son's.


jrhod711 said...

Very clever!

Tanya said...

WOWZERS!!! another amazing brooch!! You ROCK!! My fav month is May. No clue why really.. maybe the start of pretty flowers.. all the bright cheery colors.. the bright sun shining down brighter and warmer..


lindaplus3 said...

that is such an amazing project,,,, great idea and great favorite month is Aug because that is the month i got married ,,21 yrs ago ... . :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

craftymom205 said...

My favorite month is December because I love decorating and spending time with family.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

jrugg said...

What a great idea! My favorite month is December-i love the holidays!

Amanda Villarreal said...

What a unique idea! Very cool looking too. I am one of your newest followers and my favorite month is May! It was when my first daughter was born and when the weather finally becomes bearable again!

teachU14 said...

What a great idea! I love that it's so versatile. My favorite month is October since both of my baby girls were born in October and I just love fall.

I'm a new follower =D

Lots of love,

Lovebug Creations said...

Love love love the brooch, Mom! So creative making your own paper! And I'm thinking as of now I'll be here to pick that winner afterall! You got me thinking....favorite month...hmmmm...I've always loved April...around the 10th is just a lovely time of year! ;)

Love ya,

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

That is a great brooch! Love your inspiration! My Favorite Month is November because it is the nicest month for weather in AZ! Already a follower! TFS!

jessica said...

Beautiful project!! Love the wearable art idea!
My favorite month is August....That is my wedding month and it always is so beautiful and warm that time of year!
Already a follower...thanks for the chance to win

PurpleFuntastick Creations said... are so creative and what fun to make your own wearable art! I been a follower of yours for a while...hehe..and my fave months are March and Oct...March because of both of my boys births and then Oct because of Fall ...thanks for sharing

Percilla G said...

Oh wow - what a fabulous idea
Very creative
Favorite Month - wow that is a hard question - I guess it would have to be January - the holidays are over and a whole new year begins and I can start fresh yet again.
one of your faithful followers

Linda Harris said...

Very unique!!! I love this brooch and the history with the calendar. My favorite month is June Not hot not cold but oh so right!!! Linda Harris Good luck to Kim!!!! And I follower too!!!

Patti B said...

Different brooch very unique. My favorite month is hard to say. I think Feb., June and August.
Feb is the month I married my one true love. Also my fathers and my B-day. June my oldest daughter was born. August my youngest daughter was born. My hubby was born on the same day as Hannah just 30 years earlier. And most of all my two beautiful twin grandbabies were born..

I am a new follower also.

Happyscrapin said...

AMAZING!!! I love it, I have never seen such a beautiful work of art like yours before! My favorite month is August, it is the month I married my husband. We were lucky enough to have 17yrs together.

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

CricutLvr!! said...

Wow, this is so clever and amazing!! I absolutely love this!!!
So happy to be on the hop with you 8)

Rosie said...

awesome project!!!!
Been a follower, october is my favorite month. That's the month i met my husband :)

OmaGloria said...

This is totally incredible. What an awesome idea. This is why I have been a follower for a while. You always have just great ideas.

WhichCraft-Liz said...

wow! This is awesome! I love how original this is. A Mayan never would have thought to make a brooch out of it. Way to think out of the box.


blsd2scrp said...

this is an awesome hop! thanks so much! my favorite month is december 'cos of my birthday and Christmas! I can be reached at tryX2again(at)yahoo(dot)com. Again thanks a bunch!

marg0006 said...

What an unusually creative and cool project. Thanks for your cretive talent.

marg0006 said...

Sorry, forgot to tell you my favorite month which is October(for 2 reasons). It's Halloween and I go visit my grandaughter to be with her for her B-Day.

ScrapMyWay said...

WOW!!!! This piece is not only unique, but beautifully crafted. I did once own a Mayan calendar in green stone and they are quite something so your replicating it is amazing! I'm a new follower & love this hop idea....very interesting. My fav month is April (my birthday) but I also think every month is SPECIAL since there is always something to celebrate!
Hope you can stop by as well to say HI,
Creative Wishes,

Clare D. said...

My kids love anything Mayian! Thanks for the chance to win Scrappy Zeni's prize! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Suzy said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. This hop is full of inspiration! :)

Laura (tweetyb) said...

This is beautiful!! My fav month is December! It is so festive & cheery! Also the cold weather is starting to set in! Hot chocolate, soups...
♥ Laura ♥

lovescrapreflect said...

this is a cool idea

Cathy said...

what a great project. Love wearable art. I am a follower too. My favorite month is July, cause that is when i married my true love and started a great life together.

Boni said...

wow you are so clever

Creative Diva said...

This is truly amazing. I love the paper. ALready a follower. My favorite month is June because it's the beginning of SUmmer and it's my birthday month.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Monica Flores said...

Wow this is beyond Fabulous I absolutely love this idea! You did and amazing job!

simplycricutting @gmail . com

AmyJRockstar said...

OMGosh this is incredible! Wow, I love the creative process it took to create this. You have a very clever mind! Love it! It's a work of art for sure. :0)

Hmmm... My favorite month is October because I just love everything Halloween... Mainly the product lines that come out at that time. LOL

TFS and for the chance to win! I'm a follower. :0)

Be sure to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

callyannc said...

Well this is genius! I love it! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
Come on over:)
Fav month is Oct! I love Halloween and Fall and the wonderful colors and smells!

Anonymous said...

Wow, this really was a great idea. Very pretty. I've been a follower for some time now. Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention- my favorite month is December because it's christmas time and I get two weeks off of work! :)


Melissa said...

Nicely done!

pruttybird said...

Great project and what a great idea!! I am already a follower and my favorite month is July becuase it's summer time and the weather is hot, hot, hot :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Jill Angel said...

Already a follower. August is my favorite month since most of my family's birthdays are then. A big month of celebrating!

smyiow said...

Wow! Very Creative!

lindaplus3 said...

day 2... great job.....:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Such a unique project, so creative!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

pattyk said...

WOW how talented you are. great job--June is my favorite month--my birthday!

McVic said...

oh so creative-and so cool!

tina said...

Very,very nice.


My Scrap Diary said...

Cool Brooch!
Jess M