Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 days of Christmas bloghop!





What's that- 2 bloghops in 1 week?  I know, crazy right?

I'm loving this- so here you are smack-dab in the middle of the blog hop.  Are you feeling the Christmasy goodness yet?  I sure am!  Lisa over at Honey Bearz Designs is so sweet and generous to be doing this, and there are some mega sponsors going on with the hop, so if you started with me, go over and check out Lisa in that link I just put above.  If you're here from DeDe's blog  then you're in the right spot.





So, Christmas will be here in 24 days!  Has anyone else gotten an uber SQUEE or is it just me?  I LOVE Christmas!  I love the sights, the scents, the sounds- all of it.

One tradition I'm starting this year is to make an advent calender for each of my children.  Here's how I did it:



You'll need:
24- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces of Christmas paper.
ATG gun or sticky strip- just STRONG adhesive.
paper crimper
cricut cartridges:  Lyrical Letters "Jumbo" numbers 1-24 and Mini Monograms- scalloped circle 1 1/4", RDS on.
tacky glue
1" circle punch

Here's how to assemble it:


Hope y'all enjoyed and now you're on to Robin's Blog and don't forget to comment!  I am having a blog candy give-away on December 5, for a subscriber to my blog who comments in my comments section with an answer to the daily question. (must answer all 5 questions and be a subscriber) Today's question is:  What is your favorite Christmas traditions that you do?  Mine:  each year we do a gingerbread decorating contest, and we go light-seeing and I make my homemade hot chocolate for it!    And I just started making an advent calender for each child for each year (I have 5 but the youngest two are 7 months at the writing of this, so I'm not doing it for them this year)

Merry Christmas count down day 1!!

22 comments:

  1. i love your project. Thanks for sharing, and for being a part of this hop today...that's how i found you.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

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    1. As we don't have any children in our household, we don't have any traditions we do. There's just my brother and sister and Mom and me...so we're really laid back. Years ago when my Grandparents were still alive all of us grandchildren had to learn a verse, poem or song and sing it for them, before we got our gifts (i think mine were usually handkerchiefs, i don't remember what the boys got)

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  2. Hi Heather. I think your Advent calendar idea rocks. Such a wonderful idea. I've honestly never made an Advent Calendar before I can't think of how I would make one so I cheat and go out every year and buy one.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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    1. My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering with the family at Christmas Eve and spending the evening at my mother-in-laws place.
      Hugs, Rosalee

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  3. What a great advent calendar.
    One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating Christmas cookies with my girls. They each decorate one individual ones for Santa and all the family members, including the grandparents.

    Melissa
    scraplady202@gmail.com

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  4. Super Cute! Great Idea for an Advent Calendar. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

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  5. Very cute project. I'm sure the kids love opening these.

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  6. wonderful advent idea and loooks oh so easy:) wish I had a crimper:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  7. My fave tradition is gong house to house (family) and trying everyone's meat pies.
    cathyplus5.blogsot.com

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  8. I like your advent calendar(s), how cute

    Our family likes to go to the boat parade we take a thermos of hot cocoa, but usually sit in the car to stay warm!

    http://kraftykonfetti.blogspot.com/

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  9. Cute, cute Advent project - thank you for being part of the hop - it has been a joy to see all of the creations - have a great week! Gail
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  10. I like this advent project...very creative. One of our traditions now is elf on a shelf.
    Kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  11. What a wonderful and cute calendar!

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  12. That's a really cool idea!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love that paper too!!!

    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  13. Great project!
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  14. So cute I always try to think of different ways to do the 12 days of Christmas for my Husband, because he is such a kid at heart!! What an Awesome idea. I think I will add to your idea and put them in a Christmas basket and put sweets and Love coupons, and such in them Thanks so much for the idea!!

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  15. I love this idea and your little treats are toooo cute! I might have to scraplift your project for a babyshower I am doing! Love them!!

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    1. Also, my favorite Christmas tradition we have is decorating the tree. I LOVE watching the kids put all the ornaments on and how they oh and awe over every detail!!

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  16. Hi Heather - nice Advent idea - I admire your patients on projects - I do not do many but your idea is inspiring - Have a great week and thanks for being on the hop! Enjoy your week!
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  17. Nice twist for an advent calendar. I'm sure your kids will love the little treats inside.

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