Friday, July 30, 2010

ISS Blog Hop ~ Christmas Countdown

Welcome to the InStyle Stamps blog hop.  I am sad to say that this is my last post as a Design Team Member for InStyle Stamps.  I have really enjoyed the past 9 months I have been on the team, but decided that I needed to take a little break (you will see me back as a Guest Designer though).  You should have arrived here from Raquel's blog, but if not, please head over to the InStyle Stamps blog and start from the beginning.  When you have completed the entire hop, you should end up back at InStyle Stamps where we would like you to vote for your favorite project.......which would be mine right?!?!  ;)  The DT member that receives the most votes will win a prize AND just for voting you also have the chance to win a prize too! 

This month our theme for the hop is CHRISTMAS and here is my project:

I was going through my "things to alter" cabinet and came across this wooden plaque so I decided to make a Christmas Countdown wall hanging.  I used Christmas Tree Chloe (yep, I just love that girl, as if you couldn't tell).  I colored the image with copics and added some Flower Soft to the pot the tree is in, some stickles to the trim on Chloe's hat and top as well as the star and then "decorated" the tree with some mini pearls and a bow.  I created the countdown panel on the computer.  All of the papers, aside from the solid cardstock, have been sponged with ink.  Instead of using ribbon for the "hanger" I used some hemp twine and added two wooden beads (courtesy of my daughter's beading kit since I don't have any beads other than micro beads or small seed beads).   I took a pretty pink colored pencil from my box of Crayola pencils and added that to the side so the days could be crossed off.  I am really happy with how this turned out and think that perhaps this may be a project for one of my Scout troops.

For my Christmas Countdown I used the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You
I am also entering the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Choose your own Christmas Sentiment
Dutch Dare - "Anything Goes"
Paper Play - "Anything Goes"
Fab n' Funky - "Buttons and Bows"
Gingersnap Creations - Spicy Supply Challenge GC62 - Markers
Little Red Wagon - "Christmas in July"
Digital Tuesdays - "Dazzle Me" - glitter, sparkle or bling
Tuesday Taggers - "Christmas in July"
The Shabby Tea Room - 1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons, 3 Punches/Dies
Wild Orchid Flowers - "Lovely Lace" - either real lace or punched lace (mine is punched)
Cowgirl's - "Anything Goes"
Creative Inspirations - "Anything Goes"
Stamptacular - "Christmas in July"
Stamp Something - "Christmas Somethings" 
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - "Use a digi image"
Practical Scrappers - "Use 7 or more different items" 
AI Factory - "Christmas in July" 
Digi Doodles - "Punch or Cut Me"
The Creative Cottage - "Touchy Feely" - many textures
Sweet Stampin Challenge - "Vintage"
The Crafty Pad - "Vintage Theme"
Crafty Angels - "Something old and or Something new" - old - DP new - image





Remember....to receive an automatic 5% discount on your purchases, please be sure to go through this link InStyle Stamps.  

Well, your next stop on the hop is Genevieve and I'm sure she has something amazing to share with you.  

Have a wonderful day :) 



61 comments:

Taylor said...

Girl, this is amazing!! I love it! Thanks for being such an awesome part of ISS - I'll miss you!

wendyp said...

this is so CUTE!!! I want to make one now! Love how you used the sketch for it!

Tina Gilliland said...

What a FABULOUS idea!! I LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Axa said...

Ooh! I love it! Very cool and useful too!

ScrapinShana said...

Wow Jodi! This is amazing! Love it!

Simone P. said...

Clever calendar! Very cute

Janelle said...

Such a great countdown calendar! I'll miss you and all your talent on the ISS challenges, but I've got you on my Reader so you won't be more than a click away. Many wishes and blessings for you next endeavor,

Hugs,

Janelle

Nicole said...

Great Christmas countdown! Love the image and the color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Sue said...

Hi Jodi
aww what a great idea for a Christmas countdown,gorgeous project, great image & colouring, thank you for joining us at Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Kimme said...

What a great project. Sad to see you go. It's been fun working with you this month.

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

I really like this wall hanging as an alternative advent calendar, thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Bee xx

Poppet said...

Great project Jodi, the image is gorgeous and I love the Christmas Countdown. It looks like a great project for the Scout Troop. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week. :-) xx

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your altered plaque using the sketch is wonderful! Best wishes in your new adventures!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love how you've colored the image. TFS.

Nenane said...

Love the calendar! Great job. We will miss you!

TinaB said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad xx

Sandra said...

What a clever idea!!
And it is so gorgeous aswell!

S

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable calendar and your coloring is just wonderful. Thanks for playing along in the Tea Room!

Julie said...

Great idea and so cute! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Lori said...

Love your idea. Cute, cute,cute

KymKreates said...

Your project is just awe-inspiring! Thank you for getting Punched and or Cut up with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

KymKreates
DT Coordinator

Scrappychick said...

Such a sweet calendar! Have a great break, we will miss you :(

Robin McK said...

Love your calendar Jodi! Great colouring!

Jane Wetzel said...

so cute and your coloring is spectacular! :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Jodi,
This is spectacular! I love the idea and might have to "case" it! It would be perfect for your scout troop too! Glad to see you have been super busy since our days at Modern Sugar Blvd! Thanks for playing with AiFactory this week... Your project is amazing girl!!!!

Courtney said...

Wow! This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Stampin! Good Luck!

~Courtney~
SS DT

Audrey Pettit said...

What a sweet project this is! Not only is your Christmas countdown calendar adorable, but it's such a usual little cutie, too. That image you used is super sweet. Love your coloring job and all the extra detail you've added with the flower soft, glitter, pearls and bow. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Kerry said...

Jodi, this is gorgeous!!! We'll sure miss you! Hugs!

cgl1539 said...

You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your creation at CSSC!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is brilliant I am impressed with this altered wooden plaque and how you have totally changed it to look something quite beautiful love the theme and image fabulous work thank you for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVIN this!!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful project Jodi! I love your design and details! Gorgeous colouring too! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Margreet said...

Fabulous.......great inspirational card!
xxx Margreet

Tracy said...

wow this is so great and such a good idea, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Paul said...

Liking the calendar a lot. The image has been coloured wonderfully.
Right, time to hop on...
TFS
Paul

Claire said...

Wow, gorgeous wall hanging - love the image!!
Thanks for joining us at CSSC, hope to see you again next week
Claire xx

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely a great card and thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best....

Harriet

Judy said...

Awww Jodi this is precious. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

MrsK said...

This is one super sweet wall hanging totally fab! Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Pad this week! xx

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

I like your Christmas Countdown wall. It's just great! I like the colors, the papers and the punch border you use.

Great Job!

gobeagirl said...

WOW, great project. I really love it. Hugs, Lisa G

SuzanneK said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea. Love your creation!! Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

SuzanneK said...

I have had a wonder around your blog and your work is beautiful.
I would love to see you at Let's Ink It Up. Why not check it out here
Cheers

Cheryl said...

oh this is such a great idea love it bless you for playing at creative inspiration,s this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

Lil Sis said...

What a lovely creation thanks for joining us at CSSC hope to see you next week.
Beccy x

AmandaB said...

Wow, what a super cute project.. I just love it.. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrapper..

Amanda:0)

Karen said...

Great idea, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

You should get an award just for finding that many challenges and incorporating them into your project! Great job. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week!

Michelle said...

A lovely Christmas card and a great entry for this weeks challenge at TT
x Michelle

Leonie said...

O supewr cute Cristmas countdown and a great idea! thanks for joining in with us at SSC
Hug s Leonie
(I apologise for my late comment, Its been one of those weeks...eek!)

Debbie said...

What an adorable little wall hanging! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Dena said...

Very nice project!
Thanks for joining the Wild Orchids Challenge!
Hugs, Dena

jillyscreations said...

Waht a brilliant idea i love it. Thank you for taking part at fab n funky this week

Anneke said...

Great card!
Thank you for playing along with us at digital Tuesday!
Greetings Anneke

Andrea said...

Hi there!! Great card. :) Thanks for joining the Stamp Something Challenge this week!
Hugs~
Andrea

blackdragon said...

What a brilliant idea. Thanks for joining in with us at Tuesday taggers this week.
lynx

Emma and Susan said...

Gorgeous card, lovely details. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Good luck!
Love Emma and Susan
xxx

Rosanne said...

What a great idea, this is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs
Amber

Liz said...

Wonderful project love the layout great work, thanks for joining paperplay this week

Liz x

Paperplay DT

 
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