Good morning! We are so glad you've joined us! We are halfway through our annual "12 days of holiday giving!" and the fun is continuing on friends!!! Today designer Lisa Dickinson is here along with an outstanding prize packge from our friends at BasicGrey and Taylored Expression! A perfect trio wouldn't you say? We are too excited to wait any longer so let's get started!
"My kids always look forward to our annual Advent calendar that kicks off December and ensures we celebrate each day leading up to Christmas. Though we’ve used store-bought calendars before, I love coming up with my own crafty ideas for this tradition! This year, I created numbered tags to attach to small treats and gifts to be opened each day. These were easy to make with the Christmas Countdown stamp set from Taylored Expressions, which includes the numbers 1-24 in a variety of fun and festive fonts.
After stamping some of the frames + numbers on solid cardstock, I used scraps of patterned papers from the My Mind’s Eye Sleigh Bells Ring collection to add color and pattern to the tags. With the addition of some simple embellishments and twine, the tags are ready to attach to holiday ornaments, treats, and small treasures.
In addition to the numbered tags counting down the days til Crhistmas, on the back of each tag, I included a holiday activity for that day. These range from simple (walk around the neighborhood to look at lights!) to more complex (donate toys and food to a local charity) but always help bring the spirit of the holidays to life.
Here’s a few more of our holiday prompts, but you can customize your activities to fit your family and the season!
• Cut out paper snowflakes to decorate your windows
• Take a family photo by the Christmas tree
• Donate old blankets to an animal shelter
• Take a hot cocoa break
• Write a letter to Santa
• Share your 5 favorite memories from the year
• Put out winter food for the birds
• Make breakfast for dinner (and eat it in your pjs!)
• Watch a favorite holiday movie together
• Donate or volunteer at a local charity
• Send a letter to someone you love who’s far away
Thank you for joining us today and be sure to enter this amazing day of giveaways below!" ~ Lisa Dickinson
DAY SEVEN GIVEAWAY!!!
Are you ready for what our amazing partners have in store for you today? Get ready to squeal just a little. First up, from our friends at BasicGrey…
Celebrate the holidays with BasicGrey’s beautiful, spirited Evergreen collection! A whisper of fresh fallen snow gently blankets all of the papers and embellishments in Evergreen, creating a soft blend of watercolor texture across each pattern. In a sophisticated twist on the traditional holiday palette, Evergreen boasts deep shades of pinecone brown, juniper green, and candy cane red, offset with a warm candle yellow and ballet pink, then enhanced with a brilliant shade of aquamarine and luminous gold. After the December festivities, jump right into BasicGrey’s 2015 Calendar kit and showcase your favorite photos throughout the year!
Next we have this amazing prize from our friends at Taylored Expressions…
This beautiful prize package from Taylored Expressions includes the Christmas Countdown stamp set, Winter Flurry Embossing Folder, Little Bits — Mittens, Christmas Tree, Holly, and Present dies! Imagine all the possibilities with these stamps and dies.
These wonderful prizes can be yours! For an opportunity to win, please leave a comment below by 6:00 pm EST on Sunday, December 21st. All prizes will be announced right here and on Facebook at noon on December 23rd! Good luck everyone!
We have been hearing how much our sponsors are LOVING the SCT readers for sharing love on their Facebook pages for these prizes! Thank you for taking the time to do that. For today's sponsors, please visit them on Facebook here:
Each day we have offered even more chances to win and love to see all the entries each day! Enter here…
Tomorrow designer Kimber McGray join us with a great mixed media project you don't want to miss! We also have three more prizes to giveaway! Enjoy your Sunday!