Friday, October 7, 2011



It's a beautiful fall day in NorthCarolina,  sweater weather is what I call it.  Nice and crisp in the mornings and warmer as the day progresses.  I am originally from the mountains and the beautiful colors of the leaves, the smell of raked leaves burning and fireplace smoke makes my heart happy.  In the North Carolina Mountains they have a Woolly Worm Festival.  For those of you not familiar with woolly worms they are the fuzzy caterpillars that are found in abundance in the Fall.  According to myth the winter weather can be predicted by the colors of the woolly worms.  ( They are usually shades of brown, rust and black).  One of the activities at the festival is a woolly worm race; they race them up a piece of glass.  What Fun!

You are almost 1/4 of the way there!  By the end of October your calendar can be finished.  I have seen a few other ways of doing the Advent Calendar I thought I would share with you.  One unique method used the chunky calendar that is on sale in the clearance rack.  The middle of the frame was used for a family picture with a "door" made out of red cardstock you can open to view the picture.  The days were used around the outside of the picture door.  The "door" had the felt wreath on it that is on Page 30 of the mini catalog.  Another suggestion was putting the days on little boxes attached to a frame.  When opened there was a treat in the box.  I have not seen this pictured and am trying to figure out a way to do this.

Now, on to Day 6.  Today you have one view as the peek-a-boo window is not used.
  1. Using chocolate chip ink, stamp the image from day 6 onto Whisper White card stock
  2. Punch out image with 1 inch square punch
  3. Mount on piece of 1 1/4 inch square of Garden Green card stock
  4. Mount this on a Square scallop of Cherry Cobbler card stock
  5. Attach ribbon and mini jingle bell 
Hint for threading your jingle bell:  Use a dental floss threader which can be found with the dental floss.  Works great!

You will need the following supplies to complete day 6:
25 & Counting stamp set  123794 ( I prefer the clear mount)
Whisper White Card Stock  100730  
Chocolate Chip Ink Pad 100908 ( you can also use a marker 100071 for a stamp this small)
Garden Green Card Stock 102584
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock  119685
Stampin' Dimensionals  104430 
1" Square Punch 124094 
Ribbon of choice
Jingle Bell 124116

Additional items you might need include snail or adhesive of choice, scissors or snips.

Thanks for looking,

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