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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winners & Guest Post {Shannah from Just Us Four}

Are you excited to see if you won a {Cut It Out} Frame!?!?!

I think the best part is that not just one but  
3 Lucky blog friend and followers of 
Crafty Scrappy Happy an 8 x 10 frame!!!
Soooo here they are:

Comment # 103, 23 and 105 as selected by

Lyndsey said...

I follow your blog!What a fun giveaway :)
tweetyscute said...
I like Crafty Scrappy Happy on FB!

Amy said...

I follow you!

HI everyone! I'm Shannah from Just Us Four and I am so excited to be guest posting here with Jaime.  Crafty, Scrappy, Happy was one of the first blogs I started reading and that turned into visiting pretty much daily.  I also consider her one of my first blog friends too because I've been so fortunate to have some great comment/email conversations with her!

Today, I wanted to share with you a recent project that I worked on: my Advent calendar.  I'll be honest with you though and tell you that this is definitely round 2 of the Advent calendar.  I started with grand plans and UPS got in the way by delivering my Silhouette over two weeks late.  So, making an advent calendar with this beautiful printers tray went out the window since I literally had 1 day to turn it around.

Yep, you read that day!  UPS delivered my Silhouette on November 30th!  Since I have a day job + 2 kids, I knew there was no way I would be able to pull that craft off.  Not to be deterred though, I hopped onto Pinterest and searched for some ideas.  This one from Martha Stewart caught my eye immediately.
[Martha Stewart via Pinterest]

I didn't have that many extra socks though {I guess our dryer hasn't been very hungry!} so I decided to make it out of scrapbook paper instead.  I ran down to the basement and grabbed my entire supply and headed up to the computer for some cutting on the CAMEO.

Using one of the templates that comes with the design software, I cut out 25 little gift tags in red and green paper.  On the back of each one, I glued an activity for our family to do on a given day.

The activities range from the simple (i.e. sing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) to things that require a little more time (i.e. make a gingerbread house which my daughter ended up doing with her grandma!).

On the front of the cards, I added the numbers, which were cut out of white linen scrapbook paper, and various decorations like ribbon, snowflakes and glitter.

While my cards dried, I headed downstairs to the kitchen to tie my ribbon.  I simply stretched mine across the top of our sliding glass door because it is right next to our kitchen table.  I used the screws on the back of our curtain rod to keep it pulled tight.

Then, I used some little clothespins to attach the cards to the ribbon.

I did a pattern of the clothespins all the way down: Santa, Gingerbread Man, Snowflake, Candy...repeat until all the cards were up on the ribbon.

It's a little too long to get a complete picture but here are some more detail shots of some of the cards.

My daughter, H, has been having so much fun with it!  Each day, she comes home from preschool and begs to check what is on the back of the card!  Even though it wasn't what I had originally envisioned, I guess I'll call this one a craft success.

Thanks again, Jaime, for letting me share my little project here on Crafty, Scrappy, Happy!  I hope all you great readers will stop by to visit me on Just Us Four!



Blogger Unknown said...

So cute! Great job on the calendar! I haven't made one, but I'm impressed with all of the different ones I've seen.

December 13, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Love Sweet Love said...

That advent is SO cute, she did a great job-so creative!!

December 13, 2011 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cute calendar! I like where it is displayed...great idea!

December 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

This Advent calendar is so cute. I miss the days when my kids were little and loved things like this. So sweet.

Jamie~love that sweet little table with the stencil. It's beautiful.


December 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous amy@one artsy mama said...

Woohoo! I'm so excited to be a winner! What do I need to do now?

December 15, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

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