Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hoppity Hop Hop HOP!!!

Today is a really special day for our Design Team at Thoughts2Paper, it is our very first Blog Hop!!!  You should have arrived to my blog from the ever inspiring Jan

It's back to school time already and you know what that means...  the holidays will be fast upon us!  When we decided to have a Christmas in August event, I knew what I was going to do for my project.  This awesome Kaisercraft Advent Calendar from the Thoughts2Paper store was just the perfect project for me to create for my little boys!
To start, I painted the base coat with Folk Art Christmas Red acrylic paint.  On top of that I added Helmar Crackle Medium 2 step process to give my project an aged effect.  The next step was to assemble the frame, and then start covering and assembling the drawers.  For those steps I used Helmar Craft Glue

The center red background paper on here is My Mind's Eye "So Sophie" and the other papers are Bo Bunny's "A Gift of Love", aren't they fun?  I also added some Graphic 45 little postage stamp accents from their "Christmas Past Collection" that I had in my handy arsenal. 
The cute little numbers on the drawers are Maya Road's Bingo Numbers and I just knew the moment I saw those in the store what I wanted to use them for!  Do you like Santa's belt buckle?  That was an old earring that I found while at a garage sale.  I added Helmar Textured Effects to Santa's beard, hair and trim for fun, then sprinkled some floral soft on his beard for a little added dimension and texture. 

Other Ingredients:
Floral Soft, Polar White on Santa's beard (my stash)
Plastic snowflake accents (my stash)
Sentiment blocks are Spellbinder's Labels Four, but Labels 10 or 11 would be smashing too! 
Rub-on star accents and the sentiment are Kaisercraft (my stash)
Pointsettia's and leaf are Prima, sugar coated brads by Doodlebug (my stash)
Tim Holtz hitches for stocking hangers (my stash)
Jenni Bowlin Journaling Card for Santa's List. (my stash)
Ribbon on Santa's list from the Store.

I have to share with you how super excited I am to have this project ready for the holidays!  Last year I could not get my hands on one of these anywhere.  Don't wait if you want to get one, order your calendar now.  It's a super fun project!!!  Oh...  and Thoughts 2 Paper is also have a 40% off sale!  Visit the online store and use this code CHAROOM to receive your 40% now through August 28th!

Now for the good stuff -- PRIZES!...  I'm going to have a little CHA celebration giveaway, if you leave a comment and you are a follower of my blog and the Thoughts2Paper's blog...  I'm going to give out a SIGNED set of Tim Holtz Texture Fade embossing folders.  (oh... and if my blog goes over 75 followers....  I'll do 2 different RAK's!!!)

Are you ready to see what else is going on?  Don't forget to make sure you leave a comment on every blog and then finish up at the Thoughts2Paper Blog for your chance at a yummy $40 gift certificate to the Thoughts2Paper store!!!

Your next stop on the Hop is the super fabulous...  Liz!!! 
Come on, you know you want to click me!!!

32 comments:

Liz said...

This is so stinking cute the kids are gonna love it...

CraftyJan's Creations said...

really cool, love kaiser product

Little Miss said...

Wow. That is absolutely beautiful.

craft-princess said...

WOW!!! This advent calendar is fab!! I love it!

Sarah said...

holy cow what a COOL calender! Must have one!

jeannine said...

Beautiful calendar, love the Santa beard and buckle and the dimension of the list, great project!!

jennyplace2 said...

Oh my! The work that you put into this project! but it was well worth it, it turned out so beautiful. A family treasure thats for sure! Thanks for the chance at the extra blog candy, I am now a follower and hope you will pop over to visit my blog some day.

Dayna said...

Wowzers Rhonda this is just jaw dropping gorgeous!!! I love the vintage santa and how you used an old earing the for the buckle *genius*!! I'm already a follower of your amazing blog :)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a superb job you did on that Advent calendar. I love all the fussy cutting you did and I absolutely love the bingo numbers. I need to go get me some.

Vicki said...

Awesome project. Even my teenage grandsons would love this. Thanks for sharing how to make this.

Scrapenabler said...

What a cute Advent calendar! You did such a great job with it.

Michelle said...

Very pretty!!
Love all the details!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

WOW!! this is beautiful, I love it!! :)

Julie said...

your work is always beautiful, thanks for sharing your masterpiece

Pinky said...

OMG Rhonda you rocked it!!!!!!!!!!!

April Hall said...

WOW, this came out great!

just lisa said...

I love this!! Beautiful!! you make me want to make one!! These papers look great and I love how you used the big Santa!!

meluv2scrap said...

Rhonda that advent calendar is awesome!!! WTG!!

Becky said...

beautiful!!!!!

Laurajean said...

OMG Rhonda...that advent calendar is gorgeous...LOVE it ;) I'm so excited to be designing with you again girl...Love your work :)

Donna said...

THIS is fantastic!! You are ultra creative!!

Peggy said...

WOW! That calendar ROCKS OUT LOUD! It is amazing!

nanapuddin said...

Rhonda! That advent calendar is just gorgeous! Love your blog! I'm now a happy follower!

MeganLynn said...

Wow from the first glimpse of this it was an i have to make moment! Beyond inspiring, cant wait to try and make this thanks!

christys_scrappin said...

Love it!

*BJ* said...

Great blog. Love your advent calendar. tfs

Cheryl said...

Fantastic project! LOVE, love, love Santa's belt buckle. Thanks for sharing.

pattyk said...

really cute- your kids will love it thanks

descrain said...

OMG - I am in LOVE with this....I want one! So stinking adorable, as usual!

Kelly Massman said...

Love your advent calendar!! I'm already a follower and became one of Thoughts2Paper's blog! Thanks for a chance to win!

Amanda said...

I love your calendar!

Susan said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I REALLY want to do one for my grandchildren this year. I must pick one up on my next order at Thought 2 Paper!!