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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cute Chickies Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Everyone!


I am a big fan of Denami Design’s rubber stamps, so I always enjoy participating in their blog hops, but I was especially excited when I heard about their Cute Chickies blog hop.
Here are the details for the hop.

When: The blog hop starts on February 12 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until February 13, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop.
If you started at the beginning of the hop you have arrived here from Karen McAlpine's incredibly creative blog at
If you get lost along the way you can always start at the beginning of the blog at
You are now at Carol Hartery's blog at http://www.carolhartery.blogspot.com/
I've already mentioned that I am a big fan of Denami Designs, but I especially LOVE their chickie stamps.
There are chickie stamps that can represent each month of the year so I decided to use some of those chickies to create a cute calendar that can be carried in a purse or displayed on a desk.  I found several types of business card holders in one of my desk drawers so I decided to create calendar pages that measured 2” x 3.5” which is the standard size for business cards. 
I found some free printable monthly calendars on Split Coast Stampers that were created by Cat. Here’s the link I used for this activity.

I printed the calendars and trimmed them so they’d fit on 2” x 3.5” patterned paper. I used my yellow oval Marvy Uchida paper punch to punch out 12 white ovals. I stamped a chickie onto each oval, adhered one to each of my calendar pages and used markers to color the stamped images.

I am positively thrilled with the results.  I want you to know that I have created other calendars, but this one was the fastest and easiest one I have ever made and the one I plan to create for stocking stuffers next Christmas.  Here are pictures to share with you!






The amazing folks at Denami Designs have created a Chickie Checklist for you.  You can use this checklist to keep track of the chickie stamps that you already have or to see which chickies you'd like to add to your collection.

I have created a list of chickies to help you plan a chickie calendar of your own.  I will publish that list tomorrow so that the post won't be confused with this post.

Now before you hop along to Rochelle Washington's awesome blog at
please leave a comment on my blog and possibly sign up to be a follower so you'll learn about some of my other creations. 

Have fun hopping through the blog and have a wonderful day!

Carol


43 comments:

Karen McAlpine said...

Chick-a-licious Calendar! This is such a great idea and so sweet.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!! I just love this project!!!

Christine Zani said...

oh. em. gee. This is quite a project!! Those chickies are so versatile!!

Andrea M said...

Carol, this completely and totally ROCKS!!! I LOVE that you made a calendar with all the chickies! Truly so creative and wonderful! WOWZAS!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

What a GREAT idea! Chickie of the month club here I come! HA!

Gail said...

How cute, and what a great idea!

designbydonna said...

Love it. What a fun way to use all your chickie stamps.

cheryl said...

What a great idea and use of the chickees.

Aunt Doe said...

This is such a awsome idea..can see myself making a few... love it

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Fantastic idea. I love the calendar.

Pam Wendt said...

What a darling project -
you have done a beautiful job with it, and I am thinking that I might have to copy you! :o)
And thank you for sharing the chickie check list - that's so helpful!

Amy Smidebush said...

These calendars are AMAAAAAAZING!!! WOW! I've been wanting to do a DeNami calendar for a while, but I find the time to do it. You just knocked this out of the ballpark! SO FABULOUS!!! I LOOOOVE it!

Barb said...

great idea! love these calendars :)

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness...this is so cute!!!
And what a great idea!!! Might have to make one of these myself.
Thanks for sharing your adorable project!

Annette Holleger said...

This is a great idea. This year I had a hard time picking between a scrapbook calendar and stamped calendar for my desk at work but you're inspiring me to make one for my work table in my little studio. Thank you for showing such a clever idea.

Sheryl said...

Oh. My. Gosh. LOVE this! I gave some easel calendars year before last, and sent refills this year for them. This coming Christmas I will have to make these for family/friends! They can retire the easel calendar they used for two years. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

I love love love this idea!! I just may have to "lift" this from you:-) I am already a follower!
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Heidi said...

Cute!!! Love the calendar project!!! So unique, and it turned out fantastic.

sharon g said...

Perfect use of them!

Tanya said...

Oh my heck...what an absolutely adorable project!!! One I may just have to CASE! I just love this!!!

Lisa said...

What a fun project...love this!!

Kimberly said...

Super cute! I love this! This would make a great gift. Might just have to do this! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

I love the chickie calendar! TOO CUTE! What an awesome idea!

The Wolverina /// said...

Awwww!! What adorable calendar pages!! Great job!

Lisa Petrella said...

WOW!!! Carol, this is TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! AWESOME in every way!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Carol, your chickie calendar is STUNNING!! What a super idea--so fun, so eye-catching, so easy. Thanks for the awesome idea. I love it!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super adorable calendar! ;o)

Denise Bryant said...

Oh my... a whole year full of chickies! What fun!
DeniseB

PBrown9624 said...

Great chickie project! Would make an awesome gift.

Michele Gross said...

Carol, this is really fabulous! Such a fun project!!

Rae Ann said...

What a great way to use so many chickie stamps! Love how versatile they can be.

Suzanne Bier said...

Super cute calendar, Carol! A great idea and it looks like a fun project to make!

laceyrane said...

OH I LOVE IT!!! Super great idea! Thank for shaing it with us!

Tina M said...

What a great project and totally CUTE to boot!!!

Nicki S said...

WOW! Such a creative idea for a calendar, Carol! I love it! Great job and thanks for sharing your ideas!

Scrappin4kim said...

This is so adorable, now I want at least 12 so I can do a calendar!! I have not yet started a chickie collection.

Karen said...

What a great idea! Very cute..great job.

HockeyScrap said...

Wow! The calendar is absolutely adorable. Really great. I can tell you have a passion for the chickie stamps!

Christy P said...

omg this is a brilliant idea, i LOVE this!!!

Jeanne said...

First, did you put your chick stamps in a heart shape on purpose. Secondly, love your calendar idea! Love it.

Jeanne said...

I love that you listed all the chicks by month :-)

jaylen watkins said...

Good activity. Its quite inspiring one.

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Dana said...

*thud* You have rendered me speechless Carol.
This is a brilliant and well done project. SO cool!