Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspired By... #52!

I can't believe I have had this challenge blog for one year already!  I have loved seeing what everyone has created with my Inspirations and it has also pushed me to step out of my own box at times too!  I am looking forward to the next year.


Now with Christmas coming up very quickly and my love for Santa... I had to have some sort of Santa Inspiration ;)  Love this cute little guy.

What will you do with this inspiration?  I see it as a great sketch, vintage, colors, Santa, Christmas, Text...

I pulled out the colors and went with a Christmas project.  I upcycled a couple of wooden garage sale plaques into an Activity Advent Calendar.  One December activity to be done per day as a lead up to Christmas.  I created one last year and my oldest daughter loved it so much I had to do another on. Inside the pockets are tags with an activity printed on them.  

I used my Lawn Fawn Fa-La-La collection as the colors and feel of these papers were perfect!  I have also used a lot of bits and pieces from the Be Merry products by Elle's Studio.  Finally I tied on some Peppermint Divine Twine.  







This is for the Lawnscaping Challenge


Now since it is the one year anniversary of Inspired By there will be a random prize draw for one lucky participant.  The winner will receive some Elle's Studio Be Merry goodies!!!



I can't wait to see what you create this week!

Rules for Playing:

Create a NEW project for this challenge.
Be sure to link your blog with a direct link to the post you would like me to visit.
Please put a link on your post to this challenge.
Create a project with no more than 5 challenges including this challenge.
Feel free to use any crafting products you have!








12 comments:

Piali said...

Congrats Laurel!
Great inspiration pics always!

LeAnne said...

You are a generous soul! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Santa! I think I can come up with something from this cute inspiration piece!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow wow wow!! This is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeee it!!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh wow! This is incredible! I LOVE it! :)

Brenda said...

Laurel this is just wonderful!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Totally stunning advent, Laurel! I cannot tell you enough how much I LOVE this!

Rose said...

woothoot for a fantastic first year girlfriend :)
i LOVE your project!!!!

Cathy said...

love this so much!

lauren bergold said...

congratulations and also ♥THANK YOU♥ for a year of the most wonderful inspiration! here's to many, MANY more years of fun!!! ♥♥♥

lauren bergold said...

oof! i got so excited about the anniversary i forgot to say how much i love♥LOVE♥love that gorgeous advent calendar! what a beautiful AND practical project!!!!

Casandra Bennett said...

Thanks for a fun challenge. I enjoyed this cute inspiration photo! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!

momruncraft said...

Your advent calendar is absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing!!