Saturday, November 27, 2010

ADVENT CALENDAR BLOG HOP !!

Hey All my Crafty Friends

Welcome to the Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Haven't you just been so inspired by all the other calendars along the way...
They are so amazing and each one of the talented ladies has given such great ideas.
If you have arrived from Mary's blog then your in the right place.... If you get lost along the way just click on the names below and it will take you back to the blogs.... I know I will be returning just so I can be inspired all over again...

Blog Hop Order:

Angelica http://www.handmadebyangelica.com/

Dawnica http://www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com/

Gale http://www.thehappystamper.com/

Janice http://www.typicalscrapbooker.blogspot.com/

Joanna http://www.scrap-making.blogspot.com/

Joy http://www.joyslife.com/

Mary http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/

(ME) http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://www.mumoftwo.blogspot.com/

Nicole http://www.primpedinpaper.wordpress.com/

Raven http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/

Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/

Yolie http://www.yoliebean.blogspot.com/

Denise http://www.cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Ruthie http://www.septemberninth,blogspot.com/


So on to my calendar....
When Ruthie first asked me to do this I was a little out of my comfort zone...I had seen many advent calendars, but for some reason I had never made one...So I put on the old crafting boots and got to work...

Calendar Materials:

Paper Doll Dress up ( Elf) cut @ 6 inches
Boy /Girl Hair layers (Misc through out the cartridge)
Santa cut @ 6 inches
Sweet Treats Tag cut @ 10 inches
Mini Monograms Scallop Circle cut @ 2 1/2 inches

Coordination Cardstock for all layers
Coordination Gemstone Cardstock for tags
Peachy Keen Everday Faces
Misc. Ribbon for Binding Ring
Binder Ring ( 3 inch)

I should warn you there are alot of pics to this calendar...each ELF has its own personality...and I think they are so stinkin cute !!!



























And No Advent Calendar would be complete without
Jolly Old St. Nick !!!


I hope you have enjoyed my calendar....
and I hope it inspires you to make one yourself.


No Blog Hop would be complete without a little BLOG CANDY

 In order to win this blog candy leave me a comment in this post and a way to get a hold of you.
You have until Sunday November 28, 2010 at 9 pm to enter for your chance to win!!


If you are not already a follower I would love for you to become one, so click the followers box on the right side of the page.... Some times it cool to BE A FOLLOWER !!!

Thanks for stopping by and on to my friend Michelle's blog

Just click here and your on your way



Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps

Melissa



152 comments:

Lisa Davis said...

Cute,cute,cute! I love that cartridge! tfs
Lisa Davis

csparky61 said...

25 different elves, oh my, and all so cute. Thanks for sharing.

supersmilermk said...

Hey!! Thanks so much for doing this blog hop its so generous and neat to see others work!!! I love your creativity with the different elves' personalities!! The gingerbread man stamp is adorable!!!! THanks for the awesome chance to win!

My email is: supersmilermk@aol.com

Susan said...

Hello...your advent calendar is just adorable. Very clean and simple...just the way I like it. TFS your wonderful talent.
Susan
susanpollock37 at yahoo dot com

Josie0602 said...

Adorable advent calendar! I love all the elves and Santa at the end!

jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Peggy said...

Love your elves and what a great idea. My daughter like elves. I like your idea TFS
red467atjunodotcom

GAscrappnGramma said...

That is so darn cute you can use them as a banner! I think its a great idea. GAscrappnGramma@gmail.com

Friday said...

Super duper cute calendar. I just love all the elves. so creative. TFS!!

mum of two said...

Hi Melissa, It's Michelle from the hop. I wanted to hop around and be inspired by everyone else's calender. This is so cute! I just love all the elves, they are adorable :) Thans for the inspiration - and congrats on the new grandbaby!

sophiesmama said...

Melissa, this is adorable...I love it! It's been so much fun hopping with you!
Hugs,
Mary

Emma said...

Such a cute idea, love it!

Craftyhomemade said...

Beautiful calendar.


Indira
craftyhomemade7atgmaildotcom

Theresa said...

Adorable calendar..love all your elves.

TYJ419 said...

How stink'in cute is that. You did a fantastic job! Lot of work though with having to change the papers for the different outfits.
Tracey J.

ladybugstamper said...

What an amazing idea. This is the perfect idea for my niece who is away at college and doesn't have room for a large Advent Calendar. Thanks for sharing, your work is beautiful. I love the elf's they have such personality. Thanks

Lawyers Scrap Too! said...

Very cute idea. Love the elves!

Debbie Kissel said...

Oh so much fun! The elves could go on and on and on!

kissall@bellsouth.net

Cindylu2u said...

This is Soo cute, all your little elves look great and Santa for the Finale, great job!!

MenanBerretts said...

What a great advent calendar. I have that cart and definitely would like to make one of these. Thanks so much.

crafty queen said...

This is adorable, much work but I'm personally glad you dit. It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
gdobberteen at yahoo dot com

sharmel@telus.net said...

I'm so glad I found this hop. Your calendar idea is so fantastic, and the kids will love it. I have both the paper doll carts, and want to copy your idea. My daughter is busy making cards using the elf. He just so cute!
Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. said...

Such a cute advent calendar! Thanks for sharing!

Geekay said...

Adorable calendar. tfs
pkanchana8@hotmail.com

Toni said...

Simply adorable! TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Robin said...

Awesome job. I just love the little elves, and who could forget jolly old St. Nick. He is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

Very cute, Santa is my favorite :D

searchingfortruth said...

Super Cute! I think that #16 was my favorite little elf. it might be because she was dressed in my favorite color! You did a wonderful job! keep up the good work!

searchingfortruth said...

I think that I forgot to leave a contact for the blog candy.. oops! sbwoodring@att.net

Leanne said...

Wow! This is adorable and I know you put lots of love and time into it! TFS!
Tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

Suzy said...

The paper dolls turned out GREAT! Love the Santa at the end. Happy Holidays!
-Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - you spent a lot of time - those paper dolls take some time to create! I love that it does not take up too much room - we have a small house - and I like the flip over idea.

thanks - Sheryl
luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

Missy said...

That is so cute. I just bought a Sizzix mini album template, so I might just have to use it today. TFS and doing the BH. I added you as a friend on FB.

Missy
kalittadog@yahoo.com
http://messymissyscraps.blogspot.com/

Carren & Scott said...

This is so cute! My girls would love dressing up all those elves! :) Thanks for sharing!
~Carren
scottandcarr@yahoo.com

CyndiU said...

Darling elves! TFS and being part of the hop.
cureta2@yahoo.com

Cathie w said...

cute cute cute
....


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Linda said...

So cute! I love the elves. It will be so much fun to use.

Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Ashleigh said...

Awesome Idea!

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

goldyfish said...

Cute calendar. Your elves are so stinking cute. TYFS. Best Wishes Lucinda

lucindascherer@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Oh my, how super stinking cute. I love each and everyone. Great job

Cathy said...

Melissa there was alot of Cricut cutting going on at your place...and you are right each elf does beam its own personality. Great job!
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Christine said...

Adorable! Love this idea. I am a new follower.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

Raven B said...

I think this is adorable Michelle!
Hugs,
Raven

Peggy said...

OMG You out did yourself with the color coordinated elf suits. I had to giggle when I got to the Santa. Adorable, Cute, Clever, Fantastic, etc. etc. {Hugs} Peggy Stampnmore at aol dot com

Denise said...

I love those elfs. Each one is so unique and cute. What a great countdown.

Denise from the hop

Pat said...

You are right, they all have their own little personalities, how cute!
Great work!

pmcc6051 at yahoo dot com

Jamie said...

love this so cute! and so different than anything ive seen for a calender. thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

LOL! Now that was different! How cute. Never thought to do a calendar that way! TFS

darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Tricia said...

O this is so cute love all the elvs.
Thanks for sharing.
Tricia

Tricias66@gmail.com

Cricut Chick said...

You were right about them all having their own personality:) How Cute! Thank you for this idea and for putting in all the work to bring it to us.

Cricut Chick
cricutchick@rocketmail.com
www.cricutchick.com

Anonymous said...

How cute is this? And each one is different. Where were all these ideas when my children were young ones????

mj

jiggles51 at aol dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Love your advent calendar it came out so adorable cute... Each one own their day on the calendar
Thank you so much for hopping along with us and for sharing your talent...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Tonia said...

This is so cute! TFS!!!!

Ruthie said...

It turned out so cute Melissa! Your grandson is going to love it!

Thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

Ruthie :)

Simply AJ said...

You are right... the little Elves are so stinkin' cute!!!! Thanks for sharing such an great inspiring idea. I always enjoy your work. AJ aj_822@yahoo.com

Liset said...

Very cute, thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Savahanna said...

Wow soo many elves. I can't believe how cute they all came out. And I love the way you finished it with santa. Super cute.

debpaint16 said...

You were right....each elf is so stinkin cute & so is Santa!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I am also a Follower!!!

debpaint16@aol.com

Carol said...

This is very cute, I love each cut. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. chale@gci.net

Sandy said...

WOW! A lot of cuts and hard work into this one :) Thanks for sharing, you did a great job on this!

Bonnie said...

Love this idea, I love the paper doll dress up cartridge. I just made indians and pilgrims for Thanksgiving. TFS

Teribelle8 said...

your advent calendar is so awesome! love all the elves and it is so cute in light of how popular the Elf on a Shelf is! So cute!
TFS!

disneynut4life said...

Super cute project:) Thank you for sharing! disneynut4life22 at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

Your calendar is great!! Each elf has its own personality! Cute!

angie.pfleiderer@gmail.com

SimpleScrappin said...

Your calendar is sooo cute! Paper Dolls is definately the next cart on my list. TFS!
Hugs
Nikki
simple.scrappin at yahoo dot com

SherriC. said...

This is soooo cute!!! TFS!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

shanna13 said...

Your calendar is soooo stinking cute! I love the Paper Doll Dress up cartridge. TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

joni said...

OMG...this is wonderful!!!! I just love your lil elves....toooooo cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing...now to get some of those cute faces stamps! I'm a new follower too...
Hugs,
Joni
Arcocha@yahoo.com

Sue said...

Just awesome Melissa. Love it. TFS
Sue

Manhattan Mandie said...

Super cute elves :) Love this idea!!! My e-dress is in my blogger profile!

mamawcindy said...

This is Adorable!!!! My Grandchildren would love this. Great Job. TFS Would love to win some blog Candy.Thanks for the chance.
cindymarshall63@hotmail.com

MeMe said...

WOW--so cute.
plweir@satx.rr.com

Alex said...

My grandson would love something like this :)TFS :)

HUGS :)
Alex
thecondes@gmail.com

tianat said...

Great project, this gives me more ideas for my pddu cart!

mrstianat at gmail dot come

lklCarrino said...

This is so cute thanks for sharing.

Carrino@aol.com

at the Blue Barn said...

Very colourful!! and a great way to countdown to Christmas!
Happy Christmas!!
Jennifer McIntyre
@atthebluebarn

HappyMom2010 said...

WOW! Your paper dolls are so super cute!!!!!!
What a great calendar you are have here... thanks for sharing.

Gina Lindsey
agsainz at gmail dot com

Kards by Kathi said...

Cute, cute, cute. This is such a great idea. I made a advent calendar for my granddaughter some time ago using 1" square boxes and filled them with little toys when she was young and now that she is 15 I fill it mostly with money. Thanks for a great project and your talent.

Aimee said...

This is such a great idea! I love all the cute elves! I've been a follower for some time now. Love your blog!

karen In Houston said...

What a great idea and your elves are so stinkin cute,outstanding job.
I became a follower and my email address is:
karensneedle@sbcglobal.net

jenni said...

Great idea nad I LOVE the elves!
jpshirley@ymail.com

mbchoj said...

The elves are super cute! What a lot of work! love them!
mbchoj at aol dot com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Each each and evey one is so stinkin cute! So much work, but worth it! Love it and TFS>
jennyplace26@gmail.com

aprilann07082 said...

Love the elves and especially Santa at the end...perfect. Thanks so much for all the hard work, getting lots of great ideas today!
-April
aprilann07082@aol.com

madewithlovemmdo112800 said...

This is a wonderful idea. I don;t think I left my e-mail address early. madewithlove01@gamil.com

Auntie Em said...

Your elves are so cute! And I love how they are all different. Lots of imagination.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Melissa said...

Wow! That's a lot of work! Turned out super cute!

I just became a follower of your blog! Would love to have you stop by mine! From one Melissa to another! :)

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Minta's Creations said...

Those elves are just adorable!
Also, I'm your newest follower..
Would love for you to check out my blog.
Minta

Thanks for the chance to win!

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Janice W. said...

Such cute elves! Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

How super cute!!! Great job!!! And congrats on your beautiful little granddaughter. She is a cutie.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Carrie K said...

What cute little paper dolls!! Adorable- I love it!!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Beckie said...

oh my....so cute!! and I even have that cartridge so I think I may just try doing that for my nieces and nephews!!!

beckie.kellett@yahoo.com

B-Jo said...

these are cute, I love their little elf shoes

Haidee said...

Super duper cute calendar.

Thanks for sharing.

New here & now following. :)

created2bunique at ymail dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

Great job! I love that cart too! The characters are just too cute! I love the idea of the advent calendar being a flip one! Thanks for being part of this hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Patti said...

That is the cutest stinkin thing I have ever seen. I have got to make one. I love it!

Heather said...

So cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

craftaholic said...

Hi and thanks for being part of a Great Hop!!! Very sweet Project you made!! TFS!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Dana said...

Elves! I LOVE elves!

Great calendar!

danadbrown at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

That's so cute. That's a lot of time to make 25 different little elves. Adorable. Hope I win.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

terrie said...

How cute are those characters...awesome work and great idea...
zullu26@aol.com

Dawnica said...

Each elf is very cute! Love it!
I loved your project and had fun being in this hop with all the other ladies.

Roni said...

PK stamps make paper dolls perfect!
Thanks for a great project!
embellishartist@gmail.com

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Melissa~
I love love love your calendar! and each one is very festive!
I am already a follower of your blog.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Ryansmaama said...

Love your elves.I have become a follower and look forward to more of your creativity.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

mamascrapper69 said...

omgosh. i just posted that i was going to try an advent calendar using the Paper Doll Dress up Cartridge. flowing with ideas!!! after tonight i may have to make me one and post it!!!. Tfs

Hugs
Stephanie Collins
stephanoid69@msn.com
stephanoid69-YT

Sharon said...

Great way to make your calendar!
beam4him at gmail dot com

iluvmybugs said...

Melissa this is just an adorable advent calendar!!! TFS
~Terry~

Dana said...

your calender is sooo cute! i love little elves. i tried to become a follower but it wasn't working:(
thanks for the chance to win.
dana

scrappymama said...

too cute!! love the elves! TFS!

Jen said...

cute idea!

Scrappin Melissa said...

Very very cute. Love those elves!

Maureen Reiss said...

Very cute calender!! Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10@aol.com

Melissa M said...

Thank you for sharing your advent idea! I really like your elves!
mmiranda74 at q dot com

scrapperbecka said...

WOW! Great calendar you really put a lot of work into those cute elves!

Sharon said...

Awesome!!! Love all the different Elves! So super cute!!! :)
anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

Ola said...

This is so cute... I love how each cute elf is different! And of course Santa is the bomb (my youngest son just added that, lol)!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Barb said...

Wow! That must have taken a long time to put together, and a lot of creativity to make so many different elves!

KraftyKatsy said...

Super cute advent!! I think 4 & 6 and santa too of course are my favs in it. Thanks for sharing it :)

Janie said...

Hi Melissa, Janie from the hop ! What a wonderful and very cute Calendar you made ! I love all the elves and Santa too ! Cute cute and I love the colors you chose for their clothing ! TFS !
HUGS,JANIE

SpantastiKreations said...

LOVE the elves. They really do have their own personalities.

TFS,
Erin
Spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hi Melissa!
I LOVE your little elves...each one is soooo cute!!! I LOVE that you put Santa on the 25th...very clever!!!

Thanks for doing the hop...CUTE stamps for your giveaway!!!

hugs,
Sarah
liveloveandSCRAP.blogspot.com

sucor said...

I love your adorable and creative Advent calendar! You did an awesome job! The elves and Santa are so cute!
sucor_2@hotmail.com

GreenScrap said...

I love all the elves!! So cute!! I have an award for you!! You can pick it up @ my blog!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Carla said...

That is such a cute calendar. I love the little elves they are adorable!!



GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

Valerie said...

All I have to say is..."OH MY CUTENESS!!! SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!
Valerie Martin
jeffnval@hotmail.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I'm already a follower come and visit me
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Adorable advent calendar! I love all the elves and Santa at the end! Thanks for a change to win the blog candy too!
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

SUper cute!!!! TFS:)

Natalie M said...

Very cute! The #2 elf reminds me of Hermie off of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer of Rankin-Bass. I can hear him say, "I want to be a dentist!" LOL!
Merry Christmas!
mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Santa is the one I liked the most! So cute! :)
j.lanvu at gmail dot com

Luv 2 Create said...

These little paper dolls are just the cutest. I love how your calendar doesn't take up a lot of room. TFS\
Marcie

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Great Job and tyty for sharing!!! It is a great cartridge !!

Claudia said...

Very unique advent calendar! Love it.

Lesley from WI said...

Oh my gosh these elves are too stinking cute! This project is adorable and I love how Santa is added in with the elves. Cute!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Tina M said...

These are so ADORABLE!!! what a neat idea the Elves and Santa's are precious!

Maggie said...

oh gosh this so stinkin cute, lots of great details on the dolls.
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

juelt said...

Well - too cute - i have today and tomorrow to make an advent - too much to do - just not gonna happen - maybe i'll try to get one done for next year - love the idea!

Kim. said...

What a really cute advent, love all the individuality of the characters. I am now a follower and can't wait to see what's next.
kimthompson68 (at) sky (dot) com
Kim xXx

quilt4fun2 said...

Very cute idea for your advent calendar! Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

ladydi47 said...

The elves are adorable..thanks for all the work you put into this project..I love each photo!
Diana B.
crb_deb@bellsouth.net

scrapaholicjen said...

Love all the adorable little elves - that must have taken a long time! Thanks for sharing with us!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Julie's Craft Room said...

How cute!! All you ladies have done such a wonderful job. I became a follower, I can't wait to see more of your work.

Julie

missyvonne67@yahoo.com

aremus said...

This is so cute. I love all of the little people. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

cute advent calender.The stamp set is cute also.My e mail address is joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

Mary said...

Very cute. I love this calendar. Perfect for kids!

Charlene said...

Very cute idea. TFS!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

donna habbibi said...

its so cute! what super idea loved it!
habis1088@gmail.com

MaryNSC said...

O MY GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I LOVE THEM!! Thanks for sharing..
I M Late But I still wanted to POST and tell U O MY GOODNESSS I LOVE IT!!

Jennifer said...

Melissa,

Your advent calendar is unbelievable adorable!!! :) I can't imagine how long it took you to cut out all those adorable elves (& Santa)!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love the calender!!!!Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Erika said...

Love it. Great idea. So creative.

erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

ScrappinCricut said...

Melissa,
How adorable! I just love it!

primpedinpaper said...

Hi, It's Nicole from the Hop. Your advent calendar is so cute. All those elves and Santa are super adorable. Great job!

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