28 November 2013

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop--Day 4

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!  This hop will take place November 25 through December 6, adn the new postings each day will be posted by 8 am Eastern Standard Time.  This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all those beautiful Christmas projects.  This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop.  Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit.  Lisa, our hostess, will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from the amazing sponsors that we have for this hop.  Lisa will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 10.  Everyone has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors.  At the end of each post we will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop; all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites.  We want to thank each and every one of the sponsors for their generosity!  It has been greatly appreciated!

You should have come to my blog from Lisa.  I'm honored to be the Guest Designer today, and I'll be the Guest Designer again on Saturday, when I'll be back with another project.  Here's my project for today:

This is an advent calendar that my friend, Suzanne, sent me as part of a prize package about a year ago.  I'd been hoarding it, I guess waiting for the right time to make it.  Well, the right time finally presented itself!  I went to the CKC Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, back in October and stayed with my friend, Barbara, from the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin'.  We had a GREAT time, and it was a lot of fun to scrap with a friend.  

The advent calendar is pretty neat, as it's made up of little boxes, so you can put things inside and open them each day.  The kit came with a topper for the "tree," but I don't really like it, so I'm still trying to decide what I want to use for the tree topper.  I can't WAIT to start decorating for Christmas and find a place to display this.  I think my boys are really going to enjoy it!

Here's a complete list of the sponsors:

Teresa Russell - $10 Gift Card from her Facebook group Scrapping for Less

Pazzles - Two digital download gift cards for a Cutting Collection of choice

Kathy's Cozies - A custom Cozy for an Expression, Expression 2, Cricut Create, Cricut Mini, or Silhouette Cameo.  Whoever wins can pick their own fabric.

Paper Sweeties - $10 Gift Card

ScrappyDew - $20 Gift Card

My Creative Time - Stamp Set

Paper Creations by Mindy - $15 Gift Certificate

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - $15 Gift Certificate

Xyron - 2 Teresa Collins Adhesive Kits

Joys Life - "Oh Christmas Puns" stamps

Timeless Twine - $15 Gift Certificate

Too Cute by Jessica - $25 Gift Card

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 Gift Certificate

LoveBug Creations - $15 Gift Certificate

The Paper Parade - $40 Gift Certificate

The Paper Nest Dolls - $25 Gift Certificate

Jessica Douglass Wilson - $10 to her Close To My Heart store

Lettering Delights - a gift valued at $10

Scrapping Bug Designs - $50 gift certificate (excludes sale prices)

3 Girl Jam - $10 Gift Certificate

SVG Attic - $25 Gift Certificate

Pinque Peacock - $10 Gift Certificate

SVG Cuts - $20 Gift Certificate

Blue Moon Creations - 12 digital images

Sherri Baldy Stamps - $15 Gift Certificate for digi stamps

Your next stop on the hop is Pam.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to hop back by on Saturday when I'll be back with another project (and possibly a giveaway!).  Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Happy scrapping, everyone!


Heather said...

I wish that I could have seen you make this! it's SO awesome!

Iris said...

Your Advent calendar is adorable.
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lindaplus3 said...

That is a beautiful Advent calendar,,,, and i love your Gobble Wobble :)

Pamela Lash said...

What a super idea and sooooo colorful - TFS and just became a fan!

Ladybug said...

Ashley, welcome as a guest designer on this blog hop. It's awesome, eh?

Firstly, love your "talk turkey" heading. Cute! I'm your newest follower so looking forward to stoppin' back, after this hop! :-)

Your Advent Tree is adorable. Becuz I'm traditional for toppers, I could totally see an angel on the top! :-)

Beth said...

Neat advent calendar. It's so fun when we get to meet our crafting friends & even better when you can craft with them or shop too!

I'm already a follower & can't wait to see what you have this weekend. =)


Carla said...

Your Advent Calendar is adorable!! I'm sure your children will love this!! You did a great job. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas either, Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Cissy Shields said...

love it! What a great idea - I know it took a lot of work. Thanks for sharing!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful project!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

what a wonderful project! happy thanksgiving!

Connie G said...

Love your project.

Madge Gillen said...

So freakin cute!!! i love this!! Thanks so much for being a guest designer on this hop!!! loves-Scrappin Madge

Madge Gillen said...

So freakin cute!!! i love this!! Thanks so much for being a guest designer on this hop!!! loves-Scrappin Madge

Anonymous said...

I love advent caledars! Love this project!
Midge :)

Gail said...

HI Ashley - I am liking your blog banner and of course the lovely advent calendar you created - congrats for being a Guest Designer have a lovely week! Gail utb01 @ att dot net - email no spaces

Lori Apgar said...

Wow!!! What a project!! Looks great and very fun for kids of all ages :)

Glad you joined us today!!

Debbie Rodgerson said...

love this advent calendar!!!

silvia said...

LOVE the advent calender!!