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Friday, December 13, 2013

Festive Friday Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome back to another Festive Friday Blog Hop with your friendly CTMH consultants!

Our path is circular, so just follow the links.  If you should get lost, see the master list below.  You should have arrived here from Carol Loftus.


I thought I would show you the variation I did with the Advent Calendar that you can see in the Holiday Gift Guide on page 3.

I wanted to give the calendar a little more of an elegant feel, so I tied a bow with our Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, tucked in some silk holly leaves, and draped our beautiful Sparkles Flourishes here and there for a Wow! effect.

Quick, easy, and beautiful too!  

Supplies used to make the Advent Calendar:

Thanks for stopping in to see what I've been up to!  Now it's time to go see the lovely creation Jamie Barney has to show you!  Enjoy the rest of your "Hop"!



  1. Gorgeous! Love the ribbon/bow/sparkle addition! How long did it take to put this whole thing together?

    1. Thank you Carol and Mary Ellen! Carol, it DID take a while to make this. I embossed all the numbers, so stamping them and cutting them took some time, and then putting all the little boxes together took more time. I didn't time myself, but I did it while watching TV and I remember I went through several TV shows! :) (Got caught up with all the shows I had saved on the PVR!)

  2. I love what you did with the Designed Decor Black Frame. It makes a wonderful advent calendar

    Mary Ellen

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  4. This is so clever Linda! Beautifully embellished, love the big bow and sparkles.

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I too love the bow and details.

  6. Great minds think alike!! Lol
    Love your elegant bow!!

  7. Beautiful! Love the elegant sparkles and the holly leaves tucked into the bow!