Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More Advent Calendar - Pages 11 - 15!

Good morning everyone! Are you ready for the next installment of these pages?! I've gotten lots of fun feedback about this project and I want to encourage you to purchase the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit and make your own. If you are going to save it for next year, you will only need one kit for this project - there is plenty of supplies left over for more crafting. I've made 6 cards and a card box as well as my Stamping 411 card last Saturday from my leftovers. And there is still more to work with. I hadn't worked with the Simply Scrappin' kits in a while (even though I own plenty of them!) and had forgotten how generous they are. You really do get your $19.99 worth and then some!

Anyway, on to today's pages! Above is a picture of Day 11 - nothing fancy here, just sponging with Chocolate Chip ink.

On day 12 I stamped the reindeer again across the page, and you could substitute Dasher if you don't have the Winter Post stamp set that I used. But I have to ask, if you don't have Winter Post, why not? It is honestly one of my top 5 stamp sets EVER and is more versatile than you would think. And I'm not just saying that because there are ice skaters in it! But, well, it helps! :)
Day 12 also has 3 pieces of ribbon, I just layered the top two to make the background more interesting at the top.

More stamping in the background on day 13 and the funniest quote in the whole batch. I just love Dave Barry, don't you?

Day 12 is my beautiful daughter's birthday, so I included a quote from her favorite Christmas Special - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Did you know that you can read the whole script for that show online? Amazing what you can find on the internet!
I loved this quote because it is the beginning of Rudolph realizing his value in the world. Something we all need to know about ourselves.....

And day 15, more simple sponging and a brad added to stacked sticky die cuts. Nothing fancy, the dsp makes this page special.

Again, this advent calendar was originally created by demo Karin Warner - I saw this project at Founder's Circle - someone had brought it to share - and I just fell in love with it! So I used photos of her project as my starting point to create my version. So if you know Karin, please thank her for me - I love this idea!

Happy stamping everyone - check back tomorrow for pages 16 - 20. On Friday I'll have 21 - 24 posted for you along with photos of the stand that my hubby created.

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to let you know your advent calander scrapbook is one of the neatest ideas I've seen this year! I'm thinking I want to start one of these for next year, but incorporate pictures of all the holiday things our family does to prepare (wrapping presents, decorating the tree, making cookies and gingerbread houses, etc). Thank you for the inspiration!


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