11/25/2007

Advent Calendar

While blog surfing this morning, I came across a post on of cats and cardstock blog titled "One more reason to go to Starbucks." I was already leaning toward a stop by Starbucks anyhow (a little caffeine comes in handy when chasing - I mean teaching ;) - three to six year olds during Sunday School) and seeing her beautiful altered advent calendar solidified it. Off I went for a cup of iced Mocha (yes, iced - that Sunday School classroom is HOT) and an advent calendar.

After lunch, I pulled out lots of fun scraps & stash to begin altering it. Flipped the XM Radio on our satellite to Holiday Traditions to help get into the Christmas spirit. And a bit later I had my own altered calendar.

Here are photos of the results. It's now proudly sitting on the top of the entertainment center in our living room.

Supplies: Autumn Leaves Foof-a-La, Chatterbox, Cosmo Cricket, Paper Salon, Provo Craft and Scenic Route patterned papers; QuicKutz Moxie, Sunshine and Tangerine fonts; Jolee's Boutique sticker; Making Memories metal charms, brads, eyelets, rub-ons, cardboard stickers, TinyAlpha stickers, wordfetti; Li'l Davis rub-ons; silver stamp ink pad from Target $ spot; Uniball Signo silver pen; Die Cuts with a View adhesive backed cardstock; KI Memories present sticker; rub-ons; snowflake punches.

10 comments:

  1. YAY!!! It turned out sooooo cute! Isn't it fun to make these? Makes me want to do another one! It would make a fun gift, and goodness knows I have enough scraps!! :-) Thanks so much for your kind words! Janet

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is adorable. I have been trying to resist buying one but now I might have to re-consider it:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome! I picked up 2 the other day - they were on sale for $9.99!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ooooohhh Sarah! This is so cute and now I might have to go get one! You enabler you!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. LOL at the enabler comment. :D That's what I told Janet on her blog. This really is a fun and inexpensive little holiday craft. Awesome use of scraps too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my goodness this is so great !! I love it...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sarah,

    Where did you learn about putting up a custom banner? I want to change mine around, and need some help!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Really pretty Sarah. Also a great card, tell your brother happy birthday from me too. Won't he love getting a birthday wish from an imaginary friend.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a comment! I enjoy reading them all. :)