Saturday, November 27, 2010

Advent Blog Hop

Welcome to Ruthie's Advent Calender Blog Hop. Ruthie has assembled 16 crafters, and challenged each of us to come up with an advent calender. I was so thrilled and honored ot be asked - Thanks Ruthie :) If you came here from Melissa's beautiful blog, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon my blog, then you should start back with Angelica's, and feast your eyes on all the wonderful advent calenders we have for you.

So, confession time: I almost emailed Ruthie at 2 o'clock this morning to back out... Do you ever have an idea that seems amazing but when you come down to executing it - not so amazing. When Ruthie first asked me to be a part of this hop, I was so excited. I LOVE Christmas. When my sisters and I were little girls, my mum used to make an advent tree. She would get a branch and set it in plaster of paris, and wrap 24 little wooden ornaments. Each day, we would open an ornament and hang it on the tree. I decided to try to recreate that idea with paper. I thought it would look so cute. Here is what it looks like:



I made 2 seperate parts. One has 24 little numbered envelopes on it, and it houses the little ornaments before they are hung up. The other is the actual tree.



The tree is cut from Winter Frolic at 18 inches, which is as big as I could make it - which I thought would be big enough. I don't have a 12x24 mat, so the tree is actually cut in 2 pieces, on my 12x12 mat. I just changed the mat size on my Gypsy, and then cut out half of the tree at a time.



Each of my little ornaments were cut at 2.5 inches. I initially tried to make my ornaments smaller, but the pieces were so miniscule, I couldn't get them to cut properly. This was the size that worked best - unfortunately they are a bit too big for the tree...



The idea is, that each day the kids will take a decoration out of the envelope for that day, and hang it on the tree, counting down till Christmas. Santa and Baby Jesus are saved for last.



The envelopes completely filled... which is how my children will see it in the morning when they wake up. Hmm... I had better put the dot on the I before they wake up. My son will notice that immediately :)



You can see the blank tree here. I used mini brads as ornament hangers. They are only pushed in half way to the paper and then opened. I taped down the back of the brad, so that it stuck out from the paper a little and wouldn't move, making it much easier hange the ornaments off it.

It looks a bit like how I imagined, just more cluttered. Tree to small - ornaments too big - strings to long, or too short - you get the idea. I had my little pity party, after hours of trying to get the ornaments to hang right, and look the way I had envisioned. Like I said, I first considered backing out of the hop, and then thought about taking the pictures and throwing it all in the garbage. During said pity party, my husband came up and asked how it was going. I told him I was really unhappy, that it didn't look at all how it had in my head. My husband looked at it, and said to me "Well the kids will love it". He's right. They will, and that is all that really matters :)

So on to my blog candy... I am giving away this cute little winter stamp set:



How do you win this adorable stamp set? It is so easy!

1) Follow my blog (if you don't already)
2) Leave me a comment on this post - You have until midnight on Monday November 29th to leave a comment.
3) Check back on Tuesday to see if you have won! My last blog hop, a winner did not contact me, so I will be redrawing that on Tuesday too!

I had a really pretty "next blog button", but my computer skills leave something to be desired, and I could NOT get the the button to work, so NICOLE is the next stop along the way. Thanks for visiting today!

Here is a list of all the participants in today's hop, just in case you get lost:

Angelica http://handmadebyangelica.com/
Dawnica http://dawnicakorner.blogspot.com/
Gale http://www.thehappystamper.com/
Janie http://www.typicalscrapbooker.blogspot.com/
Joanna http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/
Joy http://joyslife.com/
Mary http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
Melissa http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/ - you are here
Nicole http://primpedinpaper.wordpress.com/
Raven http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/
Yolie http://yoliebean.blogspot.com/
Denise http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/
Ruthie http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/

** Edited to add** I forgot to list my supplies - sorry :) I am not home right now, but here is what I remember, I will update later:
Gypsy
Alphalicious
Winter Frolic
Christmas Cheer
Joys of the Season
Doodle Charms
Lots of paper, including K and Co, Stampin Up, and various tings from my scrap box.

A la prochaine...

148 comments:

Lisa Davis said...

Very creative! Your kids are going to love decorating their paper tree!
Lisa Davis

csparky61 said...

What a cute idea,I love the idea of using the daily "treat" for decorating a tree. Thanks for sharing.

supersmilermk said...

Hey I loved your calendar great idea!!!!! And thanks fo the great chance to win! :)

sucor said...

I love it and your husband is right! The kids will really love it!

doulanana said...

Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win! This hoppin' is fun!

Josie0602 said...

I think your advent calendar is wonderful and I know your children will love it! I am already a follower!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Trisha said...

I think your advent calendar came out great--in fact I want to make one like it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Trisha
patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

Peggy said...

Wow every idea gets better and better. Love this idea. TFS
red467atjunodotcom

Emma said...

I think the tree is a wonderful idea and the execution is great. Fantastic job :)

Friday said...

Wow, this calendar is soooo cool. So interactive. I love it. TFS!!

Craftyhomemade said...

It's a pretty calendar. Thanks for share it.



Indira

craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Theresa said...

Well I loved it...I don't think it's too cluttered at all. In fact I think that adds to the charm:)
firelass51@aol.com

ladybugstamper said...

You calendar is great. It looks like it was made with love and it shows. Kids will love it, it's very similar to the one I have at my house made out of felt years and years ago. My kids, 22, 19 & 13 still love it and won't let me make something more "professional". Thanks for sharing your calendar, I like it.

TYJ419 said...

OMG I love your calendar. The details on the ornaments are fantastic! Your kids will LOVE it.

Cindylu2u said...

I think it looks fantastic and super cute!!

MenanBerretts said...

I am glad that you didn't back out. Darling calendar. Thanks.

Chris R. said...

Awesome advent calendar! Thanks so much for sharing. I love it!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Great idea! Very cute!

Geekay said...

your advent calendar is wonderful.
pkanchana8@hotmail.com

craftymom205 said...

Very cute advent calendar. Love the idea of putting the ornaments on the tree. I am a follower.

Toni said...

Super cute calendar. TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Robin said...

I'm glad you didn't back out, now I have another great blog to follow. I love the calendar and think it is a really fun idea to let the kids be able to trim the tree with your wonderful ornaments. Great job!

sharmel@telus.net said...

I'm sure glad you kept going. Your tree is gorgeous! I was thinking of buying that cart, so I was very happy to see all the detail you put into each piece. I will buy it now for sure. Thanks for all your hard work, it was well worth it. :)

searchingfortruth said...

Amazing! I loved it very much! Thanks for sharing how you did it!


sbwoodring@att.net

Suzy said...

I love all the ornaments you made! So cute! Happy Holidays!
-Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Missy said...

I am glad you didn't back out, what an awesome idea. TFS and doing the BH.

Missy
kalittadog@yahoo.com
http://messymissyscraps.blogspot.com/

- - Sheryl - - said...

I am a new follower - I am so glad you did not back out - this is exactly what I was looking for to make!!!!! thanks Sheryl
luv2scrap44 at yahoo for com

Brigitte said...

Michelle, this is awesome!!! If you think that the ornaments are too big or the tree too small, just put the ornaments on one of those small Christmas tree. They're dirt cheap and you will have more room to put them! I love it the way it is, but you seem so down about it, :(
Hugs,
Brigitte

- - Sheryl - - said...

sorry - I typed my email wrong above
thanks Sheryl
luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

Carren & Scott said...

I love this, and think it looks great just the way it is!! I'm glad you took part in the blog hop! Which carts did you use for everything?

Also..where in Nova Scotia are you? I grew up in Portuguese Cove, outside of Halifax, on the way to Sambro. (Crystal Crescent Beach??) I live in the US now, but it was so neat to see that you were from beautiful Nova Scotia!

Thanks for sharing!
Carren

CyndiU said...

WOW, it's AWESOME, don't know why you worried about it, but that's what us crafters do. The kiddos will love it. TFS. Now I just need to quite blog hopping and get to my craft table and start crafting. lol
cureta2@yahoo.com

Cathie w said...

very cute love this one

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Linda said...

Oh what a great idea! It will be so much fun to use.
Thanks for all the info on how to make it.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Glora said...

Your kids will LOVE it even if you are not completely happy with the sizes. It turned out darling and they will be happy to have something fun like this to do. Great job!

goldyfish said...

Cute idea. Your kids are bound to have fun. Guess I need to get busy and make an advent calendar for my son. TYFS. Best Wishes Lucinda

lucindascherer@gmail.com

Ashleigh said...

Very cute tfs

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

teachdanz said...

great hubby!!! he spoke words of wisdom and now we get to see your awesome project!!

Jessica said...

What a great idea!!! I do have the big mats, I just don't have any of the larger paper! silly me. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Michelle, boy am I glad you didn't back out of this blog. YOUR beautiful advent calender for your kids is exactly what they will try to recreate for their kids years down the road. Love the brad hanger idea. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Brenda said...

Great project. I love the ornaments

Peggy said...

This is a very cute project. You are very creative. Love it! {Hugs} Peggy Stampnmore at aol dot com

Jamie said...

very cute love the tree what a nice touch. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

Well I love it!! And I may actually attempt it! Although I might just use a real little tabletop tree instead of cutting out a tree. But I love all the little ornaments. And how fun for them to see each day what the next ornament is. TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

TheFishie said...

I'm so glad you didn't toss your project. What a great idea! I love all the detail you put in the ornaments. If you're really unhappy that the tree is smaller than you envisioned, you could free-hand cut a simpler, more triangular one out of cardstock. Thanks for sharing.

Cricut Chick said...

Well...I for one love this calendar. I think it turned out perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Cricut Chick
cricutchick@rocketmail.com
www.cricutchick.com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I just love your project... I too have doubt sometime about what I doing (even my own advent calendar) but I kept doing it and it always comes out perfect... at least in the eyes of all who see it... so with my eyes your project is adorable cute and perfect...And it is all about the kids and your project will ROCK their world because it was made with LOVE...
Thank you for sharing your talent with us all..
The Scrapbooking Queen approves...

Tonia said...

I love the tree!!! Great job!!!!!!

Ruthie said...

I LOVE IT TOO! Great job Michelle! Even if it didn't turn out as you envisioned it. :)

Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Ruthie :)

Denise said...

Michelle,

It turned out fabulous. I know how it feels to be disappointed, but it is still wonderful.

I would save all the parts for next year and try to free hand or get a hold of a bigger mat and then hopefully you will be happier with the tree presentation. Unless you plan to make a new one each year.

None the less, it still is one of my favorite ideas I have seen yet and I am so glad you didn't drop out of the hop.

Denise from the hop

debpaint16 said...

You are much to hard on yourself, girl! This turned out Amazing & your kids WILL Love It!!!
I am already a happy follower!!! TFS!!!

debpaint16@aol.com

Simply AJ said...

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself... I love it and I am sure the kids loved it!! Your concept is spot on and each little ornament is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing! AJ
aj_822@yahoo.com

Liset said...

Michelle,
So far this is my fave!! I think you did an amazing job with this advent calendar. Youre kids will love it. Its a very beautiful tradition to have.

thanks for sharing,
Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Carol said...

This is very cute, it turned out great. I appreciate you sharing your talents with us. chale@gci.net

Sandy said...

I love the concept you came up with. I think the scale is great for kids. thanks for sharing :)

Savahanna said...

Great idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Staying Crafty said...

This is awesome! I just got Winter Frolic and now I'm feeling very inspired :)

Teribelle8 said...

waaaaaaaaay too cute michelle! love it!
tfs! :) teri

disneynut4life said...

Awesome project I just love it!!! Thank you for sharing:) disneynut4life22 at yahoo dotcom

SherriC. said...
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SherriC. said...

This is GREAT, your kids will have a blast decorating there own little tree counting down the days til Santa comes!!!! I love this, TFS!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

shanna13 said...

I'm glad you didn't toss your project in the garbage, I think it turned out great! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

Heidi said...

What a fun project and I love that they can have the fun of an advent calendar without extra chocolate! Great job. The stamp set is adorable too....love the snowman and the penguin. Cute cute. TFS! (I'm alredy a follower).

Angie said...

I think the calendar is great! So cute. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the chance to win!

Angie.pfleiderer@gmail.com

buglvr2010 said...

I'm so glad you did not throw it away...it is beautiful and I love it. If you're not happy with your paper tree you get always get a tiny artificial tree and put the ornaments on that. A lot of work went into cutting those and your kids will love this.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue said...

Oh my gosh, I love this. I had one made from felt when I was a child. This is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing and for bringing back wonderful memories.
Sue

mamawcindy said...

Love your Advent Calendar.Your kids are going to love it. I made a couple of Calendars last year for my Grandchildren. They loved them. Would love to win the Winter Stamp Set. Thanks for the chance. :0)

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so cute! I love the idea of ornaments instead of candy. I may have to try to duplicate this one :)

swtdrm3 said...

Your kids are going to love it
Perderg@q.com

Shawnee said...

What a cute idea! I love daily decorating the tree. Beautiful!

Alex said...

TOO CUTE !

HUGS :)
Alex
thecondes@gmail.com

at the Blue Barn said...

Your kids will love this for many years to come!!!
Happy Christmas!!
Jennifer McIntyre
@atthebluebarn

Aimee said...

Very cute idea! I've been a follower of yours for some time!

karen In Houston said...

Love your tree and ornaments, so darn cute.
I just became a follower so happy to join your blog. BTW it is really pretty.....
Karensneedle@sbcglobal.net

jenni said...

I think it is adorable and very similar to the advent calendar that I grew up with! I even bought the winter frolic cartridge because of you!
Thanks for sharing.
jpshirley@ymail.com

Heather said...

This is adorable Michelle. I can feel your frustration about it not being what you envisioned but I like how it turned out. I hope your kids loved it as well.

{{{{HUGS}}}},
Heather at princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

mbchoj said...

Reminds me of what I had as a kid. Thanks for sharing,
mbchoj at aol dot com

aprilann07082 said...

I can't believe you would even consider throwing this out, it's wonderful! I love that it's not food oriented as there is so much around for the holidays anyway. Also, this will be easy to store away for next year! Thanks for sharing!
-April
aprilann07082@aol.com

jennyplace2 said...

Love your advent calendar, oh so much work but well worth it! TFS.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Auntie Em said...

How sweet! I love having something the kids can get involved in actually doing. Even little ones not counting yet can understand this concept!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Leanne said...

I love how this turned out Michelle! Lots of work but oh so worth it in the end!!
Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

HappyMom2010 said...

Michelle: If you are going to toss this calendar please PLEASE let me know BEFORE YOU DO IT. I will pay the postage from Canada to USA and I'm not kidding...I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, L O V E I T !!!

Gina Lindsey
agsainz at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Love your idea and your finished project Michelle!

I'm already a follower!
Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Minta's Creations said...

Love your project! it is so cute...
I became a follower and would love for you to check out my blog.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Janice W. said...

This is adorable! I love all the tags and pockets! So cute!!

Anna said...

Well I'm like the kids...I love it. I think you did an awesome job.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Scrappy said...

I absolutely love this! And love your hubby said> I have been in the same position as you and then along comes my hubby with some great advice or just a random comment and turns it all around! I can't wait to see how much your kids will love it! GREAT JOB!

Melissa said...

Hey Michelle
Its Melissa from the hop...Girl don't ever second guess your designs...This calendar ROCKS !!! Brillant concept and executed perfectly...don't change a thing... LOVE IT...Did I say I LOVE IT? Awesome job... Thanks for hopping with me today...

Hugs & Scraps

Melissa

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing I like looking at others projects for inspiration.
kbd1@sfu.ca

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is a great project! Thanks for sharing!

B-Jo said...

I think your tree and ornaments is darling and you are right, so long as the kids love it that is all that matters. BTDT with the way something looks in my head and the way it turns out... Good job thought, I really like it!

betsyfmkg said...
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betsyfmkg said...

Love this project! Thanks for sharing!

Haidee said...

This makes each and every day to look forward to.

Very cool idea!

New here and now following.

created2bunique at ymail dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your advent calendar. Great job! It reminds me of one I had as a child! Similar tree and ideas! Thank you for being part of this hop... a lot of work! But you did a great job! Thank you! pjritsema at gmail dot com

My Crafting Time said...

=) Awesome job on your advent calendar. That tree is awesome! I am already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Heather said...

Love your ornaments! They are so cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Patti said...

I think your advent christmas tree came out very cute. I love it.

Patti
bbitster@windstream.net

Dana said...

I really love the ornament idea! Thanks for sharing.

danadbrown at hotmail dot com

craftaholic said...

It's a very Pretty Calender!! TFS!!!
I have been a follower for a while now and enjoy your blog!!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Stephanie said...

I think it's a great idea and it turned out really cute. My grandsons would love it too. I am a follower and thanks for the chance to win.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Dawnica said...

Aloha Michelle-
Love all the cute cut outs. They are so adorable.
I had lots of fun being in this hop with such lovely ladies.

Roni said...

I like that it is interactive! Great way to get the kids involved!

scraphappy55 said...

Great job I like them both

Ryansmaama said...

I think your calendar is a wonderful idea and your kids will love it.I have become a follower and look forward to more of your creativity.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

A Scrap Above said...

Michelle~
Girl, I am SO glad you did not back out, I love your calendar, and the whole idea to recreate what you did as a child is WONDERFUL!
I am already a follower of your blog.
see ya on Tuesday!
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

mamascrapper69 said...

what a cute advent calendar. i love the tree and the ornaments on it. love it. tfs too many ideas in my head lol

Hugs
Stephanie Collins
stephanoid69@msn.com
stephanoid69-YT

iluvmybugs said...

Michelle...your advent calendar came out great!!! I bet your children will be thrilled with it!!! TFS
~Terry~

scrappymama said...

I really like this one. My kids would love this too! TFS.

scrappymama said...

I've become a follower.

Scrappin Melissa said...

This is very detailed and very cute!

Maureen Reiss said...

This is really cute!! Love the tree!! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Melissa M said...

I think this is really cute! Sorry it didn't turn out how you imagined. I get frustrated when that happens too. But like your husband said the kids will love it. I know mine would!

Sharon said...

Love your Christmas Tree Advent Calendar! It's really really sweet.

beam4him at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

Oh Michelle! I think it turned out wonderfully!
I love the idea of the different ornaments! And your tree is just great! I love it all!!!
:)

Ola said...

I think this turned out stunning... and your children are going to love it!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Barb said...

I just ordered the Winter Frolic cartridge last night. After seeing your project, I am even more excited for it to come :)

KraftyKatsy said...

I love your tree Michelle. We are our own worst critics at times I think! I see a coffee cup on that tree yummmmm :) Great job. If your'e ever having another said pity party make sure to eat some chocolate ice-cream & if you need help eating it and someone to yak to call me :)

Janie said...

Hi Michelle, Janie from the hop ! I think your Calendar turned out really nice , and I think you are being too hard on yourself ! I dont know why we are our own worst critic ! I am so very guilty of this myself , its teriable I face it every time I sit down to craft when I should just do it and be proud that I finished something ! Because I swear there is so much in my scrapbook albums I am behind in because I keep telling myself its not going to look right ! I so need God to get me out of this mind set ! I think you should be proud , it looks great and you did not quit !! TFS ! And for sharring your heartache too I am so there with you 90% of the time !
HUGS,JANIE

Live Love and Scrap said...

Oh Michelle...how I can relate to you!!! So many times I start a project and it doesnt look the way it did in my head and I get so frusterated and never finish it! Hats off to you my friend for finishing...You should be so proud of yourself. I LOVE your calender...I love that you were inspired by your Mom...I love that your husband pointed out that your kids will love it...thats all that matters =)

Try not to be so hard on yourself. You are very creative. You put sooo much work into it...and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

YOU DID IT!!!!

hugs,
Sarah
liveloveandSCRAP.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Very creative! Love the tree with the ornaments hanging what a cute idea.
angel hugs
Debby

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm already a follower
Your advent calendar came out great--in fact I want to make one like it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG this project is so CUTE i love it!!!! I'm already a follower:)

Elaine said...

LOVE IT. It is a fabulous idea, it came out wonderful. Funny how we only see the flaws in what we make, but others really do see the beauty. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Natalie M said...

This was great! Thanks for sticking in there! I would love this in my home!
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Cute idea !! tyvm for sharing, i added you to my read list, nice blog....the blog candy is adorable

Lesley from WI said...

This is a wonderful idea. I love the tree and getting the kids involved in decorating! Cute.

Kim. said...

I hate it when something just doesn't look how you wanted it too but I love this idea, seeing the tree fill up each day is brilliant. I am sure I was already a follower but I did not show up so linked again!!
kimthompson68 (at) sky (dot) com
Kim xXx

GreenScrap said...

Love the idea!!! Super cute and festive!! I have the small bug so I couldn't do a tree this big :( But is great inspiration!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Julie's Craft Room said...

Too cute!! I LOVED your Advent Calendar, you did a great job. I'm inspired for next year. I'll be back to look at more of your work.

Julie

missyvonne67@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

This is similar to the calendar I had as a child. I love this! Thank you for sharing.
Shannon
slbradle at aol dot com

aremus said...

What a great advent calendar. I love the tree. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

Love the idea with the calendar and tree decorations. Have you considered cutting two more like your bottom section to make one larger section with all three and would make the whole tree larger. Just an idea. Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Mary said...

I absolutely love this advent calendar. What a cute idea for all ages!!

CAM said...

I think this turned out very cute! I love your idea of putting ornaments on a tree. I'm sure your children will love it. TFS!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

donna habbibi said...

cute calendar!loved your project!
habis1088@gmail.com

MaryNSC said...

I M so glad U HUNG In.. Because it sure is PRETTY!!! They will have a fit..
Thanks for sharing..

Luv 2 Create said...

Michelle,
Your idea was adorable and even thou you were not happy with the outcome, I love it. I think this is great fun for the kids. Adding an ornament a day gives them some reflection on what Christmas is about. I think your tree is adorable and so are all the ornaments. Great project Michelle.
Marcie

Gwen said...

I just became a follower, I love your blog! You have such fun ideas. I think the tree and ornaments are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer said...

Michelle,

I don't know what you're talking about! I love your advent calendar!!! :) Your idea is so clever and each of the ornaments is so beautiful! I am so glad that you didn't back out.

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

Your tree is way too cute! The ornaments are super cute. I want that cart now. hehe.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love the calender!!!!Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Erika said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! The tree is such a fabulous idea. Your calendar is great. Thanks for sharing.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

MommaMcVic said...

Im a follower cute project makes me want to make one!
kacee

Wendy said...

I love this idea, your little ornaments are way too cute along with the tree!
I became a follower and why wouldn't I!

wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Very very nice....happy to follow you ....love the calendar and tree....great ideas !!!
Thanks for the chance to win

AnnCarolW@aol.com

primpedinpaper said...

Hi Michelle,
It's Nicole from the Hop. I think you did an awesome job on your Advent Calendar. I think it was a sweet idea to recreate the advent from your childhood. I love the little ornaments. Your little ones will enjoy this so much! Hugs, Nicole

kathylee... said...

Love this project and your blog! I became a follower too! Come by my blog! I have bunches of fun stuff I made on it. Id love for you to be a follower too if you would like to.
Thanks!
kathy

myscrappycupcake.blogspot.com

Susan White said...

Michelle this is adorable. I think it is perfect just the way it is. You making me want a cricut badly!!