Thursday, November 29, 2012

Advent Countdown

 I have been scrambling the last few days to complete the Karen Foster Advent Calendar I purchased last year after Christmas. Since I was going to be babysitting my granddaughters today I needed to have it done so they can begin using it on Saturday, December 1st.
I read that it takes about 5 hrs to do. I think it took me a wee bit longer.

  The paper is from MME collection "Merry". I just love the pastel colors and thought this would be perfect for two little girls.  Each box is 1.5" by 1.5".

 Here are some close up shots with some embellishments.


  Of course I had to top it off with some frill.
 Inside each box there is a chocolate goodie



or a slip of cardstock (I used the Christmas Label die; forgot to take a picture) with an activity on it. Some activity examples are: Read a Christmas picture book, find a red kettle and donate the enclosed money, make a gingerbread hous with grandma. And for Christmas Day: "Sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus".
When I took the calendar over to them today, Olivia, the oldest was so excited that she wanted to open the first box right then and there. I told her she had two more sleeps before she could do so.

Not sure if this counts towards CASology's Challenge, but it's worth a shot. After all, it's about time:



Now it's back to finishing my Christmas cards.
Thanks for taking a peek.

12 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

This is really beautiful. So much work - great effort. TFS.

Ardyth said...

This is a wonderful keepsake! Thanks so much for taking TIME to play along with CASology this week!

Tracy said...

your calendar came out wonderful! What a fun Gma you are! It's funny but last week I put together my Making Memories Advent Calendar someone had given me last year and I'd never had a chance to make it :-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol of course an advent caqlendar, especially this time of the year! Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASology@!

Rosemary said...

what a great way to use the cue word... the advent calendar is wonderful! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

mypapercraftworld said...

This is just lovely ... imagine having this for always, what lucky little girls! Anita in France :)

Marybeth said...

Oh Carol what a wonderful advent calendar! Of course it counts as time…. in my book anyway. Its beautiful I am sure your grandchildren are going to have so much fun. I love the soft paper you used. Love this!

Kim said...

Fabulous calendar, the colors are so festive. Your grandchildren will love this so much.

Terri said...

Great advent calendar. I bet your grandchildren will love it.

Nancy Guse said...

Carol, I love your advent calender! You can hide some special treats in there. Great choice of papers!

Inkyfingers said...

Oh Carol this is just gorgeous and I bet it is getting some great use in the run up to Christmas. I love the idea of the notes you put in as well as the choccies!

craftmates said...

This is gorgeous, Carol. I'm sure the girls would love it.- Irma