Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Countdown to Christmas Day 1

Welcome to DAY 1 of my countdown to Christmas where I will be featuring Christmas and Holiday projects from now until December 25th! Visit me daily for ideas and inspiration. Consider it your very own crafting Advent Calendar. For even more content sign-up to receive my newsletter (click the newsletter link on my blog).

I can't believe that it is December already. And what do you know, but we were graced with a fine layer of snow on the ground this morning. It has all melted away now but I am sure it will be back again soon!

On the topic of Advent calendars, I thought I would share with you the Advent Calendar that I made for my children. There is a little box for each day under my little tree. Each box is labeled with a number and tied with a bow. Inside are all sorts of little goodies. Sometimes they get a little present of sorts (thanks to the Dollar store) or sometimes it is a goodie to eat! They just never know until they open it! As I kid I LOVED my advent calendar and it was just one of those cheesy chocolate ones. I know my KIDS adore this one!

And now I will leave you with a card idea. Don't forget to send your Xmas cards soon. Here is the Canada Post Suggested mailing dates:


I'm ready early... Took me longer than I thought... I'm at last minute...
Mailing to... Letter-post Air Parcel XpresspostTM PriorityTM Worldwide
Africa November 23 November 23 December 1 December 16
Asia December 1 December 1 December 7 December 18
Australia December 1 - December 7 December 17
Caribbean December 1 December 1 December 7 December 18
Central/South America November 23 November 23 December 1 December 18
Europe December 1 December 1 December 7 December 19
Middle East December 1 December 1 December 7 December 18
New Zealand December 1
December 7 December 17
USA December 14 December 4** December 14 December 21
Local delivery Within my province Outside my province I want the most economical service
Regular Parcel
Took me longer than I thought
I'm at the last minute
Priority™ Next A.M.*
December 18 December 17 December 16 December 11 December 22 December 23

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Jolliest Time of the Year" stamp set, "Season of Joy" stamp set, "Many Merry Messages" stamp set
Stampin' Up Card stock- Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue.
Stampin' Up Ink- Basic Black and various other Stamp pads to colour (Real Red, Brocade Blue, etc).
Accessories: Aquapainter Versamark pad, paper piercer & mat pack, Boho Blossom punch, Pretties kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, corner rounder punch.


1 comment:

Kathy said...

I love that card! He's so cute!


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