Friday, December 9, 2011

lawnscaping blog hop!

it's time for the 2nd lawnscaping blog hop! *squeal*






and this time, the theme this time is the color RED!





if you arrived here from the amazing Shein Shein's blog, then you're on the right track! if not, head over the lawnscaping blog and see what it's all about!


the hop runs from friday, december 9th - sunday, december 11th! make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! all the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page (http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com).

the hop is being sponsored by some amazing companies. Lawn Fawn, Mold Muse and Whiskers Graphics!


everyone will have until sunday, december 11, 2011, 11:59 pm EST, to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize! the winners will be announced on monday, december 12th.



so here's my project - i'll try to keep it short since i know there's a TON of amazing blogs to see!



i made an advent calendar!!

(i'm sorry - it was super hard to photograph!)


the banners were cut on the cricut and then i sewed them together to make little pockets! i used twine to connect the banners and then adhered them to a poster-sized picture frame so that i can keep it for years to come!


i made a list of activities for us to do each day, and when mr mann wakes up in the morning, we find the day and read our activity!



i used pretty much all of the lawn fawn christmas stamp sets! (pa-rum-pa-pum-pum, cozy christmas, bows & holly, and frosties) as well as harold's abc's.





i decided to keep one of the banner's pretty simple (it reminded me of rudolph!!), and others i just embellished randomly with various paper-pieced stamps from lawn fawn (and ribbon)!




so that's my project!


next up is the uber, amazingly talented Christy Rueling!

If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize information!

enjoy!

84 comments:

  1. This is such a cool project, Samantha! Wow, I love how unique and different each banner is. And I think it's a brilliant idea to do a fun activity for each day, rather than the typical candy or cheap toys that will most likely get thrown out or lost later anyway. I just might have to steal this idea for next year. ;o)

    Thanks for the inspiration and the sweet lead-in to my blog! :o)

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  2. such a fun idea...I'm sure your little man LOVES waking up each day to find out what's in the pockets. My kids are enjoying their advent countdown too... :)

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  3. oh this is a fun but big project! It seems your son is enjoying it! :-) Great idea! :)

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  4. Such a fab Idea of making a Advent calendar..Love all the Details ...TFS!!

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  5. Wow..this is brilliant idea, Samantha!Love this!

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  6. Great job on the advent calendar. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. this is just wonderful Samantha..
    supercute idea!!!

    Hugs,
    Riti

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  8. Wow well done! This is really lively!

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  9. Oh wow, this is such a creative way to use Lawn Fawn stamps, looks like it's being enjoyed already!
    TFS
    Jenny x

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  10. Samantha, this is amazing project! Love your creative idea!

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  11. Tis the season to be creative ,I think we are all more creative at this time of year ,such fab colours and shapes to work with.Love it.

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  12. two of my very most favorite things - banners and advent calendar - how could you miss? This is adorable and I'm going to have to try it to gift for use next year!

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  13. So beautiful picture of your son reading the calendar... I have 2 boys and next year this could be a great project for them insted of buying little toys... any ideas about activities that liked to make?

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  14. Cute! cute! I love it! Another fabulous advent calendar that I have seen this year. I like that your is a banner with pockets! I would make one myself but it would just me eating the candy or doing the activities :)

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  15. What a cute idea. I love advent calendars, I just wish I still had little ones around to use them.

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  16. aww this is so fun...
    thanks for sharing..

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  17. wow... very interesting daily calendar... I think I will make one and put it on my working area... thank you for the idea...

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  18. What an amazing Advent Calendar...it came out great!!!

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  19. How freaking cute and clever is this! You are the banner queen I tell you! These are amazing. WOuld love to know some of the fun activities you have on your calendar! What a great idea!!!!!!

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  20. I love your advent calendar! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great idea! I have always wanted to make my own, but haven't gotten around to it.

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  22. Wow--talk about a labor of love! This is wonderful. I love advent calendars and yours is fantastic. I bet your little man loves it! What activities do you put in the calendar?

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  23. what a darling idea! Very unique!!

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  24. this is such a cute project !

    Marsha Reitsma, The Netherlands

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  25. Wow! Great project! It must have taken you a long time, but I bet it was worth it! Looks amazing!

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  26. How fun! A unique twist on an age old tradition. I love it!

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  27. I love your advent calendar to every bit of its detail showing here! beautiful!

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  28. Very cool idea. You did a great job.

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  29. What kind of activity do you guys do? Are they all Christmas themed? Great idea!

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  30. What a great project! I love all of the stamped images you put on each day! So cute! THanks for the idea!

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  31. Aww what an adorable advent calender! Love it!!

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  32. Love it! Pinned it on Pinterest.com. The idea could be adapted easily for a monthly calendar as well.

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  33. Thanks for the idea! I've always though about making my own advent calendars and now I can!

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  34. Great idea; I love advent calendars!

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  35. how creative!!! love your project.

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  36. What a great idea. this could be adapted for any season. so inspiring.

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  37. Wow - this was a lot of work - it's beautiful!!

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  38. What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. This is so cute. What a great idea!

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  40. What a fun project for your family to enjoy for many years. Well done! :)

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  41. Awesome project! What a fun way to start off your day! Enjoy this lovely today, and for many years from now! TFS!

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  42. I really like the Advent calendar that you made.

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  43. Wow! That is amazing! And what a great idea, to have activities! Great memories for sure!

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  44. fantastic and beautiful. Think I'll have to make a calendar for next christmas....

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  45. How cute-- i love anything Lawn Fawn. Confession is that I don't even know *exactly* what an advent calendar is (I don't celebrate Christmas)- off to google. Good job!

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  46. Love your take on the Advent calendar. So fun to have an activity to do every day. : )

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  47. Such a great Advent calendar. I love that you made it fun and added activity's to do every day!! That's awesome!!

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  48. wow, very creative!! I love your advent calender
    TFS xx

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  49. Hilde van RijnsoeverDecember 10, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Cool idea!!

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  50. This is really cute !!!
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  51. I bet your kids love the new addition to the holiday. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Super cute! I did something similar for my son this year! What a great idea to use the banners for the pockets.

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  53. What a great idea! I'm sure your little man is having the best time ever with it. Nice job.

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  54. What a great idea to put activities on your advent calendar! Better than candy ;-)

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  55. This is just adorable and so well worth the amount of time it looks like you put into it. The picture of your little boy is precious!

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  56. this is phenomenal work!!! wow! i LOVE how you used the milk and cookies images for the 24th...what a great idea. interactive projects are great for kids... and fun for adults to make too! ;)

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  57. Great! I love how you did this calendar!

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  58. Great idea. TFS this creative project.

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  59. Oh my gosh Sam this is AMAZING! I love how cute and fabulous this idea is -- I'm sure your son LOVED this! =D

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  60. What a brilliant idea to come up with an advent calendar. Your son will surely love this.

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  61. This is a wonderful idea! Your son looks like he is loving it too!

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  62. Well you know why I am the last to comment since I slept through the hop! I love love love little Mann with the Advent Calender! I hope he has so much fun doing all the tasks!

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