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December 1, 2014

Counting Down To Christmas

Its 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party with Unruly PaperArts. From Dec 1st thru Dec 12th. Create a Christmas project and link it up, then be sure to go and spread some love to the link before your project and the two links right after your link.
For my project I made a Christmas Countdown Calender using a cookie sheet. This was such a fun project... If you have a ton of little embellishments sitting around your craft room, like bells, flowers, snowflakes etc... this is a great project to put them to use.  I saw this project done years ago at a scrapbook store that I worked at and fell in love with it. So this is my version.  
I embroidered "December" for the top banner, the main portion of the cookie sheet was covered with chalkboard paint and once dried I used white ink to draw the grid blocks.
 Using small squares of wood for the base, I painted and then made little themed collages for each day of December. Little magnets were then glued to the back of each square which will hold perfectly on your metal cookie sheet.  At the top of the cookie sheet I used my crop a dial and punched two holes then ran ribbon through it, tied a bow and now it's ready to hang on your wall. It's so much fun thinking of ideas for each day. This is a gift for a special friend to enjoy with her grandchildren.
To view more up close pics of the collages check out my YouTube video. Hope you come and party with us at Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas... Merry Christmas !
I am also entering this in 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Celebrate the Season
Altered Eclectics - Countdown To Christmas
The Mirror Crack'd - Christmas Decorations
Country View Challenge - Nostalgic Christmas 
Eclectic Ellapu - Christmas But Not a Card

Thank you to my brother, Tracy G, for the great rendition of "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things"

23 comments:

Creative said...

This is a unique beauty to me! Absolutely perfectly! I love it!

Julie Short said...

This is extraordinary Toni such a lot of work but so effective. Totally love!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! What a fabulous project! So creative with such fun details. Love it! xxD

2amscrapper said...

This is soooo fabulous! Thanks for sharing it at the Unruly Paper Arts Link Up Party. Helene, UPA columnist

lost coast scrapper said...

Love this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

Sue said...

WOW Toni what an amazing project, I love how you've embroidered the month, and all the other wonderful details. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

Danie May said...

Toni your attention to detail is just exquisite, this is truly wonderful! It's a pleasure having you as part of the Unruly Team and being able to share your beautiful work. Danie xx

Angela Radford said...

What a great idea for using up little embellishments. Thanks for joining in the challenge at TMC.
Angela R. x

Christy Butters said...

What a fantastic piece. Love it.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Sharon said...

Love your countdown calendar - clever idea! Lots of detail & love all the elements! Visiting you from the Unruly 12 Days of Christmas. Sharon Columnist @ Unruly Paperarts

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful Christmas project. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectrics this month. Hope you will join us again in 2015.

Retta said...

What a great project and video! Thanks for sharing on Craft Hoarders Anon.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Such a beautiful and creative project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so darn clever! I love that you painted a cookie sheet and turned it into a calendar! Wow! So many wonderful details are tucked in here..I had to enlarge the photo so I could really take it all in. It's just wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Fabulous project! Just love every detail. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

crafty creations said...

Brilliant project

Thanks for sharing with Altered eclectics this month

x Hilda DT

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

OH WOW! I absolutely love this project, what a brilliant idea to alter a cookie sheet! Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics challenge blog!
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com
DominoARTblog.blogspot.com

Pammejo said...

Beautiful Altered Project, wonderful video...Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog....

Barbara Rankin said...

This is just wonderful. I love your project!

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Toni!! Absolutely Fabulous Christmas Countdown Calendar!! Love your clever use of the cookie sheet as your base!! Each and every square/day of this calendar is a feast for the eyes and fingers :) So much texture and just so much fun!! Thank You sooo much for joining the Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team challenge--this is definitely 'Not A Card' :) XOXO-Shari

Gloria Stengel said...

This is the perfect use for those bits and bobs. I made one of these in a similar fashion a few years ago. It is great fun! Yours is over the top wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

wendipooh13 said...

great project, love the countdown and stitching at the top!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Kami-koneko said...

this looks awesome! i absoutely love all your little details, awessome job!! thank you for joining Eclectic Ellapu!
hugs, Laila (dt)

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