Wednesday, November 02, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS.....

I know! I know! We just finished Halloween (which I promise to post about soon!) and I'm skipping entire months here by saying this...but Christmas is FAST approaching (excuse me while I go stick my head in the sand in denial). To help me get into the spirit (and pull my head back up), the wonderful people at Silhouette America were kind enough to send me their beautiful Limited Edition Advent calendar to play with.

I have to say, I LOVE advent calendars but have never owned one. I've been on the hunt for many years to find just "the" one. Now I have it. I absolutely adore this wonderful white shadow box frame and its deep cubbies. It's couldn't be more perfect for my decor AND it's large enough to stash all kinds of goodies and surprises!

The download card that comes with the calendar gives you the option of either boxes or drawers to fill your calendar spaces. And since I can never make a decision (hence the reason I never had a calendar before!) so I chose to do BOTH and mixed up both the drawers and adorable boxes for my own custom look. All the papers and embellishments here are from BasicGrey's JOVIAL line - perhaps my favorite holiday line ever and on sale now at (at little enabling there) - with just a little hint of some cardstock and BASICS paper.
Supplies: BasicGrey's Jovial - patterned paper, stitched brads, glazed brads, alpha stickers (micro & mini), die-cut pieces, rub-ons, Small Details; BasicGrey Basics Paper; BasicGrey Origins, Basics and Studio Calico exclusive alphas
Other: BoBunny cardstock, Fiskars punches, McGill punches

I'm already on the hunt for wonderful things to fill it and I'm not quite sure I can wait until the holidays to hang it up!

I absolutely love the way it turned out! You can make one too AND right now Silhouette is offering this limited edition advent calendar for $29.99 (regular price is $39.99!!) now through November 11th. Just click THIS LINK and enter promo code BASIC to receive the discount.

And finally for the winner of the Bazzill goodies giveaway:

Congratulations to JENNIFER COWAN!! Please email me at kelly(dot)goree(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

Have a wonderful day! I'm off to celebrate my birthday (but not getting older! ;))


Michelle said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day of not getting older! ;)
What a fun calendar!!! I love it! I really like how you mixed the boxes and drawers. And of course, the Jovial line is so pretty!! It would be fun to make, but unfortunately, I don't own a Silhouette.

Anna said...

What a beautiful calendar!! Oh my gosh!!

Aurelie said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with that calendar!! And the Jovial line works so perfectly with it!! It's one of my favourites, too! I wish I had the Silhouette, now... ;)