Monday, November 10, 2008

Countdown Calendar

I was flipping through one of my craft magazines recently and literally stopped in my tracks when I saw an advertisement for Karen Foster's new Countdown Calendar. I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I checked out a couple LSSs but struck out. I searched online until I finally managed to find one here. It looks like they are currently out of stock but are expecting more soon.

When the package arrived, that's when the fun began! It was both a pleasure and a challenge to decide how to decorate each little box. I used a combination of various Christmas patterned papers, stamps, tons of rub-ons and as much bling as I could muster. Here's my finished project. I can't wait to fill it with little goodies for my grandson Ivan! Have any great ideas? I'd love it if you would share them with me.

This is one that needs a closer look. Just click the image to enlarge.




It's all about the details:
Card stock: SU
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, KI Memories, Three Bugs in a Rug, Anna Griffin
Stamps: Storage Units, Ink & More, Taylored Expressions, Basic Grey, Inkadinkado
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, crystals, various bling
Tools: Copic Markers, punches

7 comments:

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG! Wow, what a wonderful project and you did a fabulous job with it. Your Grandson is a lucky boy.

Jennifer Love said...

How awesome is this?! I'm totally keeping an eye on that store for these. TOO cute!

Cynde said...

Your Calendar is so Great!! Your little Ivan is going to just love it!! Thanks for the heads up as to where to get the blank starter calendar. Your choices are so cute..

Carolina said...

Eeek! I've been looking for one of these, thanks ever so much for the link and love, love, love what you've done with it!

Vansmom said...

I know that he is going to love it! Now, where to hang it....

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Kathie, this is so cool! I love all the bling and embellishments! IF they weren't sold out before they would be after everyone sees this!!

Leigh O'Brien said...

This is truly amazing, Kathie! You are sooooooooooo creative. Let me know if you need my address. I think this needs to live with me. I might have to fight Alma for it! ha ha