Friday, December 14, 2012

Guest Designer, Zeni!

Hi Everyone! Zeni here. I'm so excited to be able to participate in the Jaded Blossom Birthday Celebration and being a guest designer!!! Jaded Blossom is one of my favorite stamp companies, not to mention that Candace and Michelle are great crafting friends as well and a lot of fun to learn from.  For my project I created an advent calendar.  I've never done one and decided to do one with different activities for my kids to do throughout the Christmas season.  WARNING!!! A LITTLE PICTURE HEAVY BELOW! :)

here's a full view
Each pocket has one of activity for the day.  Out of the 24 activities, 
6 of them are RACKs (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness). Every night we pick out the next day activities and if it's a RACK tag, we come up with something to do to make a difference.

Here is a closer view of the different sections of the calendar:

title
I used Jaded Blossom's Christmas Wishes, Christmas Candy and Alphabet Candy 
to make the banner heading and to add the cute little Christmas designs around the calendar.
top
middle
bottom

I used the Lovebug Creations rumple ribbon Christmas Joy collection (Christmas Present) to divide the sections and hang them together.


samples of tags

 The tags I made using the print and cut feature on my cameo along with Pretty Paper Graphics Christmas Brights Chevron and Strips and Christmas Brights Circles and Spots digital paper.    

On the middle section of the calendar, I attached this cute little bag so that everyday the tags can get placed in there.

Materials:
Lovebug Creations Christmas Present rumple ribbon
DCWV Evergreen Stack and Merry Christmas Stack

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave some love each day for the guest designers.  There will be a  random winner chosen to win the whole entire January collection, but you must comment everyday on the guest designer's blog. 

Have a great day!

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47 comments:

Janice said...

This is beautiful! I love advent calendars!! I love that you included racks in there too!! Great job! I hope everyone's enjoying it!

jessica said...

This is awesome Zeni!! LOVE all the attention to details...the fun stamps and the GREAT overall project!!
TFS and happy Friday!

Becky said...

What a great advent calendar! I love the idea of having the little bag to store the tags in once they've been pulled. Super cute!

antdoda said...

Wow this is super adorable!! I love that you added random acts this is just awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

Tracy said...

O I loveeeeeeeeeee it =)

Karen said...

Super cute! So much better then just getting a piece of gross candy everyday. I love the RACK's idea too! Thanks for sharing it with us =)

Jovan said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Jessica Wilson said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL project!!! Very pretty!!!

Crafty Hugs,
Jessica
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

Brandi L said...

Wowww this is so nice

Trixie said...

WOW!! This is AWESOME!!

Crafting on Caffeine said...

This is such a great idea. so awesome!!!

Candace Pelfrey said...

This is amazing Zeni! I love how you used the alphabet candies!

Melisa Alzammar said...

What an amazing calendar Zeni! I love all the details you put into it. Great job!
Melisa Alzammar

Jamie said...

So awesome! Love it!

Cricut Chick said...

WOW Zeni...this is a GREAT calendar...Awesome job:)

Julie
Cricut Chick

Princess Cricut Cutz said...

Great job Zeni!! I've never done one of these either...thanks for sharing I will have to try it!!

Kim Ricketts said...

Amazing!!! Love it!

Kate said...

Amazing Creation, these really look great.

Madison said...

What a great idea! You ROCKED it. TFS and thanks for being a guest designer.
~Madison funkycards @ charter . net

KendraD said...

This is awesome! Such a cute idea.. :)

Dottie =) said...

What a great idea! Totally making one of these next year!! :)

Kathy said...

Wow! What a beautiful calendar and great idea for getting everyone involved. Love that you included RACKs!

Karen said...

Zeni, your project is so awesome. What a great way to start a family tradiion. I really love how you included the gift of giving to others (RAKS), so that your children can learn giving, kindness, thoughtfulness, sharing, caring, etc... My son's are grown adults now, and I have no grandchildren yet, but this may be a great thing for my hubby and I to do for the month of December. Thanks for inspiring.

Homespun Hurricaine said...

This is awesome & as some others have stated very inspiring

Shannon said...

Zen this is stunning!!! Just beautiful!!

3crazymonkeys.com said...

Wonderful calendar Zeni! I love that little bag for all the tags to go in!

Krystle said...

Beautiful calendar Zeni!!! (:

Ashley Nicole said...

This is amazing just a beautiful calendar.
Ashley

callyannc said...

Oh my freakin stinkin cuteness!!!!!! CallyAnn

Sarah Wells said...

wow... such a great idea. I love all the details you have in it. Great great great project! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

WOW - awesome projects! Love the calendar.

Jaymie said...

This is awesome! Such a great idea!

Sue D said...

Very cute and I like the idea of the RACKs.

shelly said...

wow what a wonderful project and idea. way to go :)

Gaylynn said...

Super detail. Love the alpha candies with this project.
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Margaret said...

Just love this. This would help my kids remember the reason for the season.

Margaret
mspeppers@windstream.net

scrapperbecka said...

love your advent calendar I have been wanting to make one, just haven't found the time yet

Creative Craft Corner said...

Zeni this is awesome!!! Great idea!

Karey

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

I love it! Great job!

Heather Quinn said...

I love the advent calendar! Super cute!

stampinscrapinT said...

What fun!

Stefani said...

this is so adobable and very detailed! I've never had an advent calendar, but I think I need to make one next year! Thank you for the inspiration! www.stylesbystefani.blogspot.com

JeNn said...

i need to make one this is super super cute

crazyaboutcricut said...

Zeni, this is GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jenny – Jaded Blossom DT :)

Debbie said...

I just love this I have to say I have never made or tried to make one of these calendars maybe I will give it a try next yr thanks for sharing
Hugs
Debbie
DDsCrafts

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness...is this gorgeous or what?! I love everything about it!! Thanks for sharing such great crafty talent with us!!

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Keep Calm and Scrap On said...

i love this. great job.
Valerie