Tuesday, December 05, 2006

{Day 5} and Winter Wishes



It seems that baking tray advent calendars were all the rage this year. After seeing Teresa's in person at Silver Bella, I had to give it a try (left). Today's topic for Shimelle's Journal your Christmas class is Countdown for Christmas. I adore the advent calendar we had as a child. I included a picture of it on my layout and my mom still uses it to this day. I anxiously awaited unveiling a little felt sequenced ornament hid away in a pocket and pinning it on the tree each day. It was simple and delightful! I still have a love of the retro style felt and sequins Christmas decor, because it always reminds me of this wonderful holiday tradition:)


I made this fun little collage for a swap I'm in. Was so glad to be able to use some wonderful vintage wallpaper I had, also vintage stamp, and cloth ring. I added the clasp, because it reminded me so much of clasping your mittens to your coat so you won't lose them in the winter. Winter Wishes!

Also, thanks so much for all the well wishes. I'm feeling better today:)

15 comments:

Amy Mowbray said...

Love today's page. Super cool.
That's great that your mom still had the advent calender.

Anonymous said...

Love the mix of old and new!!!!

Lilli said...

We used to love our advent calendars too when we were kids. Every year my mom would go to the local European deli and get those advent calendars that have chocolates in them. What I really loved about them was the incredible painting on the front, though.

These baking tray calendars are so Fab. I'll undoubtedly try making one someday.

The clasp and fuzzy rings on your collage are quite fetching :)

Kathy f said...

Great page. Love the new advent calendar!

Anonymous said...

Love your page. The advent calender was awsome, and the bling-title was so cool. Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Love this! I have fond memories of the tree calendar my mom made also!

nat said...

Love your entry - wonderful and I also love your collage!

BonnieRose said...

wow.... I love your style Kari.. we need to sb together one of these days! I wud love it!

Anonymous said...

Great entry! Love the glitter title!

Anonymous said...

Love your advent calendar! Fabulous page!

la vie en rose said...

i STILL haven't finished my calendar. we're using it but it's not finished yet...

stephanie said...

Cool advent page!

jenny holiday said...

Loving this page! Looks awesome!

The cookie sheet calendars are reeeeally fabulous! I hope to do one over the summer for next Christmas! I have to hunt around for some fun bits and bobs! I always do some Christmas in July crafting! : )

Love that your Mom still has hers!
so cool!

xoxo Jenny

jenny holiday said...

ps..Your "Winter Wishes" collage is really really lovely! Loving the fashion inspiration!

xoxo Jenny

Anonymous said...

Love your page on this!! Great that you were about to take the advent calender home!