Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hand made Advent Calendar (Countdown to Christmas)

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know we did. We had the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving twice this year. The 1st dinner was with Grandma and Grandpa Foster and family in Wheat field, IN and then we celebrated Thanksgiving at home in our apartment with my mom, brother in-law and his girlfriend. It was the 1st time that my husband and I had ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner and it was a great success! We had never cooked a Turkey before and we were a little nervous about it but it turned out perfect and everyone enjoyed it. Anyways, enough blabber LOL! On to the project! Today I would like to share a project with you that I started a few weeks ago and finished today. It is an Advent Calendar. I made it using a kit that I bought at Joann's Fabric. The kit is made by DCWV and it cost around 10$ but included all the supplies needed to make a very cute advent calendar. The only thing you need is glue or some type of adhesive. The kit offers suggestions on how to put the calendar together but you can create your calendar any way you want. I love love love how mine turned out! It is absolutely adorable! Unfortunately, the pictures do not do it justice. It is really colorful and full of glitter and texture. This weekend, I am decorating for Christmas so I will be hanging it up for all to see. Thank you for stopping by and hope this inspires you to not just buy Christmas decor this year but make some of your own. It is so much fun and does not have to be expensive. It allows you to put your own personal touch on the Holidays and can help create new traditions and some amazing memories.

Have a wonderful evening!

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge ! (Make Anything with a Turkey)

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for a challenge hosted by Momo of Every Tuesday Momo hosts a challenge for us to participate in and it is always a fun way to demonstrate our creative abilities. Todays challenge was to incorporate a turkey into a project of your choice. I decided to make a card. I did not use my Cricut to complete this project, Instead, I used die cut stickers to make my card. I had some Thanksgiving Day stickers that I had won at a crop back in September and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to use these stickers to make a card. This card confirms that you do not need a Cricut or the latest technology to make a cute card. All I used was card stock, patterned paper, adhesive, and stickers in this project. I love how this card turned out! It is so cute! I hope you have been inspired!

Thank You for Stopping By!

Happy Crafting!