Friday, November 15, 2013

Let the countdown begin!

Howdy-ho folks!  It is Friday, wahoo!  So how's about we have another Cut-it-up Challenge?!  

We are gearing up for the holidays over at CIU!  To celebrate, we decided to work on either a count down or advent calendar.  We invite you to come and play in the challenge with us! 

You know the rules by now, but just in case, here they are: 

1. Follow the CIU blog.2.  Create a *new* project based on the them and use die cuts (any die cut)3.  Link it up to the blog. (Check out the full rules on the CIU blog if you like)

We've got some pretty cool prizes this round.  First we have a $10.00 Kadoodle Bug Designs.  AND we have a $25 gift Certificate to Pez-A-Doodle Designs.  A little bit of that lovin' will sure start your holidays off right wouldn't it?! :)

Need a little something to get your mind moving?  Well here is what I made for this challenge.  I altered this craft board that I got at my local craft store.  I covered it in a variety of fabulous paper.  The words, which say "days 'til Christmas" are done in some Amy Tangerine stickers and I brushed them with a darker brown to make them stand out.  The die cut frames are from Stampin' Up! and the numbers are Quickcutz.  I made a double series of the numbers and stored them in that kraft and red striped behind the frames. The numbers are tacked up with some miniature clips (also from SU!).  Finally, I dug up all those tiny various colors or ribbon scraps that I saved and used them all up!  Here are a couple of pics to give you a little better idea of what it looks like close up.  

So won't you pop on over to the Cut-it-up Challenge blog and check it out? 

I am also linking up to the Ribbon Carousel Blog Challenge for holiday creations since might have noticed a whole heck of a lot of ribbon here and I do not yet have a carousel!  Definitely need one! :)

I know I haven't been blogging a lot lately, but I am getting close to the end of my class and will be doing more very soon.  The Question of the Day today is- do you miss the question of the day?  I am wondering if folks like this feature or if it gets too repetitive and boring for folks?  Thanks for letting me know, I do appreciate it!

PS- I'll announce the blog candy winner from this post the next time I put a card up and it will be soon!


Tracey McNeely said...

This is fabulous Katie, so fun and festive!

C Wu said...

awesome project. Love the texture.

Creative M said...

This is just GORGEOUS! I love it!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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Anonymous said...

What a great way to use up all your scraps. They look really nice together. I love the die cut that the numbers are on.


cm said...

OMGreatness here, Katie! What a fabulous peek of your calendar! Bright, festive, and so pretty! I'm putting some finishing touches on my niece's Advent calendar! Excited to share at Cut It Up!! Thanks for sharing this; I'm heading back for another look!

cm said...

Me again: Love the question of the day, and hope your class is going well! You've been missed!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Crazy creative Katie! I love this and the papers are fabulous!!

Have fabulous day!!


~amy~ said...

Hey, that's a great countdown calendar...super idea!

I like the Questions :)

Rose said...

beautiful and i love the way you have the numbers clipped on!!!

Cindy said...

Cool project! Love all the papers you used and the ribbons. So much fun!