Sunday, December 5, 2010

Counting Down The Days...

So far these holidays, the kids have decorated, and redecorated the tree about 3 times. The lights on our tree are the musical ones, and yes...the kids like them on all day long! They are loving their advent calendars too, especially this one that I made for the Imaginisce 12 Days of Christmas...



It took me longer than I thought it would, and I only got this completely finished today, but the kids have been watching me every step of the way. I love how it turned out!


I've been waiting to make up this Kaisercraft Advent Calendar, and I was so excited when I got the Imaginisce Cottage Christmas range. I knew it would be perfect for it! I love how the papers are the traditional red and green, but with touches of blue, orange and pink too. It's one of my favourite Christmas ranges ever!!


I had originally planned to have those 3 accordian flower "decorations" hanging from the top, but they wouldn't sit right, so I just stuck them down. Probably less likely to break from too much kid handling that way anyway!


See the brads I made with the I-top, for the "decoration" centres? I love that Rudolph one...


For the other two, I used my I-Rock to bling it up a little bit...



**Now, how would you like to win a great prize?? How does the ENTIRE Imaginisce Christmas Cottage collection sound? If you think that sounds pretty great, then make sure you pop over to the Imaginisce Blog, to find out how YOU could win! **

Hope you have a great week!

99 comments:

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...this is stunning. Love it

craftymom205 said...

Love the advent calendar. Love the colors.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

beadz said...

I love your rosettes!
hugs,
Gini

JennyKozar said...

Love your advent calendar!

jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

Glora said...

This advent calendar is so pretty. Amazing job! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

Kathy said...

I love your advent calendar! The papers are beautiful and I love the "ornaments" in the center. I really need to make some for decorations this year! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

mommyof5kidz said...

LOVE your Advent! Super cue! Thanks for sharing ans the opportunity to win!

Glynis said...

I just love those accordian flowers with those itop centers. This advent calendar is fabulous, and lovin' that cottage christmas collection! Thanks for sharing :O)

Court said...

Very sweet! I LOVE this advent calendar!! !:)

Nadia's World said...

Amazing!! Love all the detail on the flowers!!

TFS!!

Nicole
niclax13@gmail.com

HeatherC said...

Gorgeous Sam!!!

Denise said...

Your advent calendar is beautiful Sam!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This turned out so adorable! I love the little ornaments you made. The punch detail at the edges is beautiful! I also adore the Rudolph brad! Soooo cute! TFS :)

pdrnc said...

I absolutely adore this. I really like the pinwheel decorations.

tonny said...

I love your work ,this adventcalendar is awesome.

Toucan Scraps said...

this is so incredibly creative

Deb Long said...

Gorgeous work - love your iTop centers!!!

Arjanne said...

That's a great one!

aud1inok said...

GORGEOUS! What a great looking piece you can pull out year after year.

Sophia said...

This is beautiful...

ruth said...

I really need to get my I Top & I Rock out and make those rosettes. Super cute!

perezmom said...

Very pretty!

-Kristin

Jean said...

Such gorgeous flowers! Love this.
mjmarmo@comcast.net

Paper Dolls said...

This is very cute and I love the center medallions you created!! Love it!

Brett said...

I love the flowers! So pretty! Very cute calendar

Pixichick said...

The flowers are awesome and I love the Rudolph center!

Karen L said...

Love your advent calendar, especially the accordion flowers. I can see so many uses for those!

LisaM said...

Beautiful work! Love the flowers with the ITop brads! So cool!

chipndalefan said...

Love the flowers with the ITop brads! Would love to win the Christmas Cottage collection!

Brittney said...

Love your brads - cute advent!

Μυρτώ said...

The best advent calendar for this year! Congrats!

Bobbi said...

This is beautiful. I have been looking for this calendar and everyone is out of it. TFS

Dawn said...

Fantastic, love the rosettes in the center. Thanks for the inspiration!

sucor said...

You did an awesome job! It's so beautiful! I love the brads and rosettes you made!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

LOVE the time and the LOVE you put into this advent calendar...
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nadine said...

I love the rudolf too!!! Adorable advent calandar.

Denise said...

Love this! The rosettes are FAB!
DeniseB

Tabitha said...

Super cute. Love the flower with the reindeer in the center. Very cute. The paper you used is lovely and look great all together. Thanks for sharing.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Darla said...

LOVE the accordian flowers on your advent calendar, just beautiful!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic project...love the center as much as the boxes on the outside!!

Kim said...

So pretty, I especially like the pleated circles!

Reneeleeak said...

What a great calendar. The colors of the papers are so pretty.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so great! Love all the papers!

joybear said...

This is awesome, I know they will enjoy it!!

Kim said...

stunning sam

Lisa said...

Great advent calender love the colors. I just love the Christmas Cottage collection. Thank you so much for sharing.
Lisa
honeybearz2002@yahoo.com

Cynthia B. said...

I just came over from the Imaginisce blog...you calendar is wonderful! Love how you did the rosettes, and you're right - Cottage Christmas really is the perfect holiday line for this project. Hope you and your family will enjoy this calendar for a long time!

Melanie said...

Absolutely adorable!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so great. I love your ornaments. TFS.

Tracie said...

Awwww! I love it!!

Sandra said...

Love it!
Sandra

Nitasha said...

This is so cute! love the handmade flowers/pinwheels!

kendra_kenny_2000 said...

I love the reindeer one too! The flowers are awesome! What do you put in each drawer?

Sarah said...

so so cute! love the pretty flowers you created

AmyJRockstar said...

Oops, I tried to post so if it comes up twice, sorry. I love what you did with this line! I've never wanted an advent calendar til now. So pretty!
XO ~ Amy Jo
amyjrockstar@gmail dot com

paperpapier said...

the accordian flowers are awesome!

Kimberli said...

I love what you did with your Advent calendar - the colors in the paper are great!! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

I love your advent calendar - the accordion flowers add a nice touch!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE it! The flowers with the buttons are so cute!

Lindy said...

I absolutely love your advent calendar. Love your accordion flowers...and buttons are my fav. Hugs~Lindy

Steff said...

Love the flower ornaments! They are so pretty!

Ann Edwards said...

Such a beautiful Advent calendar! Love the flowers and the i-rock details.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love this project and the accordian flowers are perfect

Ava said...

I love everything about this! Great job!

Katy Young said...

It's amazing! I love it! I know you and your kids will enjoy it for Christmas' to come!

-jen said...

Super duper cute!!! :)

Iris said...

Your Advent calendar is so pretty. Love the flowers. Iris Soscia

alwayscharlie said...

Very very pretty! It may have taken lots of time but I think the outcome was perfect!

HeidiK said...

Every year I tell myself I am going to make an advent calendar. Thank you for the inspiration!

fairey101 said...

I love it. The flowers are perfect.

Tracy Pea said...

I love your calendar it's gorgeous!

tampatha said...

I love the rich colors of this line! Your calendar is fantastic! thanks for sharing it with us
-Tammy
tealeaf at shaw.ca

Amy said...

So cute! I love the paper you used and those accordion "flowers"!

Brooke said...

beautiful calendar

Chris C said...

This is fabulous - I love that you used traditional colours and I love the flowers especially the centres. Great job.

connie said...

This is beautiful. Love how you made the ornaments.

Jessica said...

I love, love, love the flowers, especially that you used your itop and Irock to create it! The entire thing is just adorable.

Gwendolyn said...

Your calander is great too! It is really adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs Gwendolyn

Jodi said...

I love your advent calendar! For me it's the flowers that really add the final touch to it. Love those flowers!

CuteCuteWorld said...

this is soo pretty! i love it!
Jordan
jordanoo@live.ca

Erika said...

Gorgeous calendar. Love the rosettes.

Kathy said...

I am SO loving this idea, Sam! I especially love those flowers. This paper line is just too stinking cute.....I don't think I can get this made for this year, but it will def. go into my project file for 2011. Thanks so much for sharing!

cindy said...

I just adore your "ornaments". I wish I could get mine to look like that. I just need to get of the computer and practice more. Fabulous calendar. I have been looking at your blog and everything on here is amazing. You have much to be proud of:)

doverdi said...

Love the advent calendar & the little details you did with the i-rock & i-top. Such a cute paper line too. Hopefully I'll get my advent calendar done for next Christmas. lol

laterg8r said...

this is absolutely divine - love how you outlined everything in black too - beautiful :D

b.c. Gurl said...

this is simply gorgeous! TFS

pebblesjns said...

Love how you made the flowers look like ornaments! Great job!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your calendar, it's wonderful!! TFS :)

dilsaverdesigns @ yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

You did an awesome job on your advent calendar!!

Pamk said...

great advent calender

PamS said...

You have made a wonderful advent calendar. It is really beautiful.

pattyb said...

I really love the flowers in the middle...I need to make one of these calendars one day.

Melissa said...

I love, love, love this! What a gorgeous calendar! I just became your newest follower!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Lori C. said...

This is so detailed and beautiful. I love it!!!

My Serendipity said...

I love the flowers! Very beautiful work!
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Moira said...

Gorgeous!

Snips and Snails said...

Cute calendar! I love the flowers.

Bev said...

this is beautiful .. amazing job.. congrats

Wirg's Creative World said...

I'm such a fan of Kaiser Craft. Even though there's no kids in my house anymore, I recon I need to make me one of these advent calendars for the future. Thanks for sharing!

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