Monday, March 11, 2013

March is here…

…and this year is just flying by!  I was looking at some of the holidays and happenings of the month as I usually do, and thought about an article in the news early this year about a 14 year old equality activist named Malala Yousafzai in Swat, Pakistan who was shot in the neck and head by a Taliban assassin for wanting an education! I then thought that it is sad to see education being misused, unused and taken for granted!  All this should make us more mindful of the fact that there are STILL people, both here in the U.S. and all over the world that are mistreated in so many ways.  Educate yourselves! Take that step forward to achieve more…and BE MORE! That is, for your health, mind, relationships AND education!  It’s never too late!  Glad to see she is doing better and is moving forward in her education! 

March 8th was International Women’s Day and I created a layout in honor of her and Women everywhere who want more for themselves:

Digitally designed using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Digital Elements: Shmoozy journaling stamp by Nancie Rowe Janitz; Patterned paper, believe in yourself and flourish stamps by Katie Pertiet; Banner by Karen Henderson.

For the Month of March I challenge you to choose a holiday or happening, heck, go ahead and choose more than one, (some are provided in the listings below) and create a scrap layout, card,  jewelry or whatever inspires you and don't forget to post a comment with a link to your creation.

Oh, almost forgot, here’s a Fun Fact:
Did you know: March was named for the Roman God, Mars?

What other fun facts do you know about March?  What’s your favorite March Holiday or happening?
Don’t forget to leave your comments below and have fun with the challenge and remember to…

Let MARCH Inspire YOU!

 Holidays & Happenings in March:
8 International Women's Day
10 Daylight Savings Begins at 2:00 a.m.
15 Ides of March
17 St. Patrick's Day
20 Spring (Vernal) Equinox
20 International Earth Day - also called Sun-Earth Day
23 Purim begins at sundown
24 Palm Sunday
25 Feast of the Annunciation
25 Passover begins at sundown, lasts 8 days.
29 Good Friday
31 Easter Sunday
  • Irish American Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995.
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Social Workers Month


  1. What a beautiful and inspiring LO, thank you for sharing the dates and facts!

  2. I like this idea a lot - I used to scrapbook about world events more, before I knew about "designer" scrapbooking (using embellishments, mixed media, etc).

    I'd clip out articles and make my own notes about them... This is almost like a refresher, except I'm combining my "old" way of scrapbooking, with my new way. :)

  3. Thank you Treva! Me to, Kerry! And combining the two is what we now call "smash booking", am I right?

  4. Great post! I love the idea of "message" scrapbooking and honoring people who inspire us...even it we do not know them personally!

  5. Wonderful post & layout Karen, thanks for sharing the list of holidays & happenings.



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