Sunday, December 1, 2013

Countdown Begins

December first!  WOW!  If you haven't started your holiday shopping, you better get a move on!  Black Friday is behind us, and Cyber Monday is quickly approaching!  Ugh, tomorrow!  So, this will obviously be short.
If you are new to my little space in blog-land, then let me start by saying, 'I love paper.'  All paper.  Pattern, solid, printed, digital, water colored: all of it!  I love to make things from paper, with paper, and add paper embellishments.  
I also love creating for holidays.  Christmas is my number one holiday, that I craft for.  Valentines Day is second.  But lets stick with Christmas.
A very sweet, and wonderfully talented lady teaches paper crafting at a local craft store, in Albuquerque, NM.  We have been friends for over 4 years now.  And I love her like a sister.  She is super funny, a great listener, very crafty, super easy to talk to, and we always have a blast together.  Anyways, she taught a class last month on creating a 'countdown calendar' of sorts.  I took the class to  support her, spend time with her, and to make a countdown calendar.    Everyone in the class was able to select their paper and ribbon, to create our own beautiful 'count down' calendar.  
Anyways, I want to share what I made, basically because I love how wonderful it turned out.  But also, because I need a bit of motivation to finish my holiday shopping {smile}.

the numbers flip to countdown the days

Now, for those who know me, I have an infinity for pink.  So, they will be shocked that I created something so 'dark' and totally LOVE it!  But, it is my 'style':  a bit shabby, a bit sweet, and a bit girl-y.  Just no pink {frown}.  It lives on our mantel in the living room.  So the colors work wonderfully with our space, and I have to say, I really do love it, even though it's not pink.  I am really happy with how the green and grey work so well together.  Anyways I digress.  No advent calendar.  But, a super creative way to countdown till Christmas!   
Let me know how you 'countdown' to Christmas.  I'd love to hear about you {smile}.

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