Monday, September 5, 2011

110 days til Xmas

Hi!  So I spent most of this long weekend working on one project to enter in TGF's Farm Fresh Friday--By the Numbers challenge.  I wasn't sure what to make until I saw my calendar and was inspired to make a countdown calendar.  My kids love counting down to Xmas.

It took me a while to make this because I had to figure out the dimensions and what not, and I had a couple different layouts in mind but finally went with the simplest one.  This stamp is from TGF's Xmas Sweeties.  The numbers are die cut with PTI's numbers die set and the sentiment was made with PTI's Simple Alphabet set. 

My kids love counting down to other occasions too so I included New Year's Day,

Easter (digis are hard for me to color.  They don't dry well even when I heat set them so there are some smudges here and there),

my son's birthday,

my son's birthday,

my daughter's birthday,

first day back to school,

and Halloween!

I used my Cinch to bind it all together and made an easel like backing so it can stand.

My kids love it so the long hours crafting was worth it.  And I guess we have to decide what occasion to count down to.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!


Cheryl said...

How fun for your kids! Holy cow, though, that is a lot of images to color and cut! And lining up the simple alphabet, yikes! Everything is soooo cute! Lovely colored hair!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow Great work,Eva!Love it !

Lorraine said...

OMG, woman, you are crazy, lol! That's a lot of work! It's beautiful and such a cool thing for your kids to have and use. So creative!

Lola Azul said...

Eva, it's lovely!!. Not only a great idea but also very beautiful and cute. I love the details you've used thinking in your son, daugther and so on. Fantastic!!