Hello and welcome to the Songs of Christmas Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends!
You should have arrived here from the lovely Tracy's blog, who I know had a wonderful project for you to feast your eyes upon.
As I'm sure you're aware by now, our Blog Hop is all about the Songs of Christmas so the inspiration for my project comes from the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas".
Now I'll admit I'm using a loose interpretation of the song, as my creation is more like the '24 days of Christmas', but as there is no festive jingle of that title that I'm aware of, this is close enough!
Yes you may have guessed, my project is an Advent Calendar of sorts........a flip chart countdown to 'the Big Day' if you will!
I was fortunate enough to be re-gifted one of those ornate scrapbook display frames by my girlfriend Carola (she will definitely have something to say if I don't get the obligatory mention in there!), which coincided with me trying to recreate this 'Advent' idea.............a project is born!
A trip into the Two Scrapbook Friends store found me the perfect Christmas papers........Nordic Pines from Bazzill.......non-traditional, a touch of black, a little Kraft........what more could a girl want?
An evening (or two!) of thinking, measuring, re-thinking, re-measuring and more embossing powder than I have used in the last 10 years finally got me to this point.
I liked the idea of a chalkboard background as it is for my kiddo's after all, so I used a white embossing powder to create a chalk-like effect with various glue pens and stamps.
The scrabble letters (never a disappointment!) received a little TLC from various Distress inks and Liquid Applique.
No Christmas project is complete without an appearance from the Jolly Old Elf himself..........
and I used a 'pearl' embossing powder and a steady hand to create the subtle graffiti background.
As far as the 'flip tags' go we started at 24 of course on the 1st of December, are at 19 right now (just in case you weren't aware of that!) and will work our way down to one more day to go.......Christmas Eve!
A little burlap and ribbon finished things nicely and I think that just about covers everything.
Hopefully you've been inspired to run out and create your own Christmas project, or maybe just finish the 101 tasks you have left to do in the remaining 19 days!
Either way, you'll have some wonderful ideas and a few Christmas songs in your head to put a skip in your step.
It's been a pleasure as always, but just a few important tidbits before you leave:
In order to be entered to win the special prize all you have to do is hop from Blog to Blog, and leave a comment on each as you go. Simply check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on December 10th to see if you are the lucky winner!
Here are the featured blogs in our Blog Hop:
Jayne - that's me!
As you can see from the list, your next stop will be with Darcy who I'm sure has a fabulously festive creation in store.
Have fun hopping and I'll be seeing you again soon,