12x12 framed art, Christmas

Advent Calendar Project

Two years ago I took a class with one of my wonderful uplines (Deb Valder) and made an awesome Advent Calendar. Several people asked me to have a class and I attempted to do so at least 3 times in the past 2 years…. health issues and time/prep/materials were barriers. About a month ago, my friend Elizabeth asked if I could PLEASE do the advent calendar while her mom was up from Florida, and she invited another dear friend, Linda too. So Saturday I found my advent calendar and prepped all the big shot pieces, cut all the paper and packed my boxes and bags. I was so happy to go up north and have a fun stamping day yesterday with these awesome ladies, but I was also glad to finally honor a “commitment”, when I say I’ll do something, I try to do it. I don’t make commitments lightly. Because 90% of the materials used for this advent calendar are retired now, I will not be offering this as a class.  But I thought you might enjoy seeing how we spent our afternoon yesterday (stamping, punching, glueing and assembling).

advent eliz



advent 2

What do you think? It was truly a labor of love. Some people may think I’m “rushing things” by starting to post pictures of the holidays… but really it is a time of year when hand-made gifts are so special- why not get started in the summer, when you have a little more time?

Have a wonderful day, I hope you do something crafty!!

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

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