21 October 2011

MCT's October Stamp Release BLOG HOP

by Veronica

It's Grande Finale Day here on VK Create! I have had so much fun Guest Designing for My Creative Time and want to thank Emma and the Design Team for letting me join in on the celebration this week! Today I am showcasing XL Label Borders (my FAVORITE from this release). This set coordinates perfectly with MCT's XL Label Die and is a MUST-HAVE!

***GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For my giveaway today, I am giving away this beautiful set I'm showcasing: XL Label Borders! All you have to do is leave me a comment here & you will have until Sunday @ midnight to do so!  EASY PEASY and GOOD LUCK!!!

I have been wanting to create a Christmas Countdown Calendar for awhile now, but just never sat down to do it. I was lucky enough to attend a 12-Hour Crop last Saturday with my SIL and spent the ENTIRE time working on this little gem!

Using 4" x 4" coasters (you know the cheapy chipboard kind?), I covered them with pattern paper and punched holes in the top with my Crop-a-Dile. I used LOTS of My Creative Time product to complete my calendar. Flipping through all of the pages, you'd find that I used XL Label Borders, Whimsical Calendar Days, All Around Birthday Time, Small Talk {pause for breath...}, XL Label Die, Curly Label Die, Stitched Oval Die, and Build-A-Banner Kit. Phew! Oh, and of course a TON of pop-dots for dimension!

I kept the pages pretty simple, letting the 'countdown' be the spotlight. I hand-wrote "days 'til Christmas" on each page (not a fan of my handwriting... but at least that makes it personal). Every other page uses either the XL Label Die or the dotted square from Small Talk to border the date. A couple pieces of ribbon tied in knots keeps the whole thing together. I only used 13 coasters for the 25 days. Once you get to 13 days remaining, you spin the calendar around for the next day (the remaining days are on the backs of the first half of the countdown).

This calendar would make a great gift, but I just so happened to create it using the SAME colors I use to decorate my home for Christmas (whaddya know? *wink*). And after spending my entire 12-Hour Crop completing this baby, it'll be showcased in my house for many, many Christmases to come!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my FINAL project as My Creative Time's 11th Edition Guest Designer! If you haven't seen the other DT member's projects, I've linked them all up below!

Be sure to come back next week as I take you on a tour of my 2011 Halloween Decor! I have LOTS in store for you! If you'd like to stay updated when I post, you can subscribe as a Follower or sign up to receive my updates via email on the right!

Have a fabulous weekend!

- Veronica

My Creative Time Design Team

Emma - My Creative Time
Nikki - Scrappin' Navy Wife
Katie - Crafting with Katie
Glora - Glora's Crafts
Leanne - Created by Leanne
Cathryn - In the Pink
Jen - Simply Chic Designs by Jen
Kate - Scrapper's Creative Corner
Ruthie - September Ninth
Shar - Scrapendipity
Cindy - I Scrap My Way
Liz - Liz's Paper Loft
Me - VK Create

108 comments :

  1. What a fabulous idea! Cograts on being the guest designer for this release. You did a great job!

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  2. WOW Veronica, this is AMAZING!!!! I love this idea and I think your handwriting looks great. This is definitely a Christmas decor item that will be cherished for years to come! I LOVE the colors too. Hugs- Glora

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  3. This is such a great idea!! Love that you used so many of Emma's stamps!! Great job as guest designer!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  4. so nice! and I like your handwriting.. what a great idea, love the stamps

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  5. How neat. It looks like you put a lot of time an effort into this project.

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  6. Wow ... this is beautiful and what a great idea. TFS!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  7. AWESOME job!! I love love love your calendar!!
    Thanks for a great week of sneaks!! I love all your projects!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  8. what a great idea! I love it!! the colors are very nice! thanks for sharing with us all week!!

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  9. LOVE your countdown calendar! Clever idea!! TFS

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  10. What a great idea! And your handwriting is really good I thought it was a stamp. Great Job, thanks imamom88@hotmail.com

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  11. What a great calendar! I want it! YOu are so cute, it just happens to be inthe same colors as you decorate for Christmas, huh! You brought a great big smile to my face this early morning!

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  12. Veonica, i have enjoyed following your blog all week long. Your projects have all wowed me. Great job all week long. This is a wonderful Idea, and I will have to give it a try. TFS! Thank you for ll your hard work and for the chance to win.
    pattig161@hotmail.com

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  13. This is gorgeous!!! I'm sure you will have it for many years!!! You have made awesome projects this week Veronica, great job!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  14. awesome - I must say!! beautiful colors :) you did awesome as a GD!! can't wait to see more :) Doris
    parkernana5 @ cox.net

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  15. OMG! You did a wonderful job on your countdown calendar. So pretty and such a neat idea. Thanks for the chance to win a set of Emma's stamps--Pat N.

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  16. Beautiful calendar and after spending 12 hours on it, it deserves to be in your home, tfs

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  17. Really cool calendar- great gift idea!!! :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so cute! I love the idea of a countdown calendar, and yours is so pretty!

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  19. Emma really kept you busy this week didn't she and you did a fabulous job on all of your projects. This little calendar is great.

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  20. HI Veronica, you're amazing! love the calendar you made so pretty.
    TFS and glad to hop.

    Luanne
    myfootahead(at)gmail(dot)com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  21. Great idea and sooo cute!!!

    Amanda F

    afrye@knology.net

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  22. What a great idea. Can't wait to make this!

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  23. This is Fabulous! Now I want one. Beautifully done. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. Very cool!! I see more and more ways to use the "Label Borders" set!! and I think a count-down of some type is in my near future!!

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  25. What a fantastic Idea I love it Veronica. :)

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  26. Veronica ... WOW ... very impressive ... that you actually finished something at a crop!!! hahaha ... all I ever get done is a lot of chatting! Your project is impressive too and VERY creative!!! LOVE the colors you used!!

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  27. I absolutely LOVE your calendar. I have always wanted to do a calendar, but I never thought of the 25 days before Christmas - such an awesome idea!! (And I want to see every page!!) ;-)

    ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

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  28. Wow! I absolutely love you project! Truly amazing job showcasing so many of Emmas stamps and dies.

    Debbie H.

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  29. This is AWESOME! I love this idea! I love your creations blog too!

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  30. Great idea- This would be a great gift :)

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  31. What a great project.

    Gabriela

    Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  32. This ia such a great idea. loved all your creations this week and we were so glad to have you!

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  33. Wow I love it!! Im a new follower.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  34. What an AWESOME finale!! Such a great project..I may have to scraplift that idea :)
    Thanks for all the inspiration this week...I will definitely be back!

    cassandracaubleatyahoodotcom
    www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com

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  35. super cute project
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  36. What a great idea! I love it and love that you combined projects!

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  37. Veronia, Now this is a wonderful countdown calendar to Christmas. I must make one of this. Could use this concept for countdowns to numberous special days. Using the die and border stamp makes your job easier, but it looks like it took a lot of time--nobody has to know. You've done a wonderful job this week as guest designer.

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  38. What a great idea and gift! I love it!!!


    Shawn Spencer
    golfwidow@frontiernet.net

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  39. What a unique idea! Thanks for sharing. dstardrive@aol.com

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  40. Hello Veronica- this is dynamite! What a great use of all of those Emma products. You really did a bang up job, brilliant indeed.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia
    archivingangel@yahoo.com

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  41. cute idea...that is really fun.
    Valarie
    snowboundstamper@yahoo.com

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  42. Wow, this is beautiful Veronica. It will look amazing with your holiday decorations I'm sure.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  43. Wow, amazing project. What a fabulous idea. You showcased so many of Emma's stamps so well. Great job.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  44. Wonderful idea - the holiday countdown calendar! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  45. Your count down calendar is beautiful! I love the colors used! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  46. great job love the idea and colors you used! rhodes.lisa1@gmail.com

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  47. Ohm I love this idea!!! I have boxes of thoswe coasters and I think I will have to put them to use! Thanks for sharing!!

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  48. Simply beautiful :) TFS!

    Sarah

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  49. What a great idea!!! TFS!!

    Karey

    creativecraftcorner@rogers.com
    www.creativecraftcorner.com

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  50. Great idea, Nice job. TFS!
    pdela-torre@wavecable.com

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  51. Very impressive. A keepsake to treasure for many years.
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  52. Love your calendar. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Oh my what a marvelous project. I love Christmas countdown calendars and projects. I've never seen anything like this. It sure got me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. I enjoyed your posts this week. Today was such a clever idea...and you used so many stamps and die to make it. People at the crop must have wondered about these great products. Super job on your countdown calendar...I love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  55. I love what you did with the coasters. Thanks for sharing.
    Jessiknuckles at yahoo dot com

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  56. I adore your calendar! What a great use of her stamps! Wow! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  57. Love this idea...such a super cute way to count down to Christmas. I can't believe it's right around the corner. TFS!
    Jen
    ranneyj08@gmail.com

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  58. I LOVE this countdown calendar!! That would be a great gift!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  59. Fantastic job! It's nice how all the pages coordinate with each other. Loved checking out all your creations this week =D

    www.shortycreations.com

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  60. Wow...great job! You make it look so easy!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  61. WOW Veronica, your calendar is beautiful. What a great idea.

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  62. What a beautiful calender project! TFS

    Crafty hugs,
    Leah

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  63. Great work this week...love your projects. Barbara (sieving@att dot net)

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  64. What a great idea! I just may have to scraplift this one! cmlorenz1@shaw.ca

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  65. What a great idea for a calendar! I love it!

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  66. This is an adorable idea! Excellent job!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  67. What a great way to use this stamp...it's beautiful!

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  68. Beautiful job!! Would love to win these.

    Kellie nicurnkellie@yahoo

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  69. Beautiful calendar Veronica! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  70. WOW! This is so cute! Great, great idea! I LOVE IT!

    www.scrapsandscarves.blogspot.com

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  71. Adorable gift, very original. Great gift for my sis's birthday next month. Nice job!

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  72. What a great idea! Your count down calendar is gorgeous and what a fantastic gift! TFS

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  73. Such a clever idea! Just love it and I am inspired to make one, too.

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  74. Fabulous idea to make a Christmas countdown calendar!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  75. Love the idea sweetie super cute! ;) Hugs x

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  76. Great idea for a countdown to X-mas. One thing is for sure, you have spent your 12 hours very well, with a great result, 10+ points, LOL.

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  77. Wow, what a pretty count-down calendar. I wouldn't have thought to use cardboard coasters for a stunningly beautiful project like this. I'm a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration!

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  78. I love this and my kids would get a kick out of helping with it. Thanks for sharing.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  79. Oh, What a Great Idea! Love your Calendar. Your right this would be a Great Gift! I'm already a follower of yours. Thank You for the chance to win. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  80. Great idea to make a Christmas countdown calendar. The stamp and die look great on this. Now I want to do something similar for our home. New follower on gfc.
    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  81. Wow, so very pretty! And a what a great idea! Love the coloring and those stamps worked perfectly, thank you so much!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche@gmail.com

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  82. What a fantastic idea!! I love the colors & think your handwriting is goregous. I actually thought it was a stamp until I read that you wrote. :-)

    Alisha S
    jascheide at msn dot com

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  83. I flippin LOVE it!!! I dont blame you for keeping it =) That is alot of work and soooo worth it....it came out GREAT!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  84. Love the countdown calender idea!! Great job! TFS!

    julieschoonoverwfgatyahoodotcom

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  85. What a perfect use for those stamps! Your calendar is beautiful... I really love it! I am your newest follower. :)
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dot com

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  86. WOW!!! Love this countdown calendar idea. You've done an outstanding job this week. Thanks for participating and sharing your creative ideas.

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  87. Great idea!! Super cute,

    Denise

    morenosna@aol.com

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  88. What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

    Sue

    shannegan 16 @ att .net

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  89. Much Time well spent! You did a awesome job on your calendar! Great use of Emma's new releases! TFS!
    ash2jay@aol.com

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  90. What a stinkin cute idea! OMG! I wish I had the time to do this for my grandkids! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  91. The calendar was adorable! Thanks for the idea and a chance to win
    owllet at comcast dot net

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  92. wow! What a ton of hard work! Its super cute!! love the colors you chose!
    kacee

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  93. I just love this idea. The colors are great. Thanks for the great inspiration and giveaway. My blog is Loving Scrapper 101.

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  94. what a great idea and it turned out just gorgeous. I am a new follower.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a giveaway on my blog

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  95. What a great idea-the kids would love this!

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  96. OMG! Veronica this project is simply fabulous! You are so super talented! I love your new blog, too! TFS:-)

    ~ Tammy S
    Tammy dot schmitt at Mac dot com

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  97. WOW VERONICA, I may have to scraplift this idea!! I LOVE how you even incorporated "Small Talk" in your calendar as well!!! I LOVE IT!! GREAT JOB Missy & THANK YOU for being the BEST guest designer EVER for me this week!;)
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    Emma;)

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  98. Love, Love, Love your countdown to Christmas calendar. I would love to make one. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  99. What a wonderful job you did on your Countdown to Christmas calendar. Love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  100. Sooo PRETTY Veronica!!! What a FABULOUS idea!!!
    Soo glad you put up the subscribe button! I've really enjoyed seeing the crafty Veronica!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!!!
    Puppy Hugs!

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  101. What an awesome project...Coasters make nice gifts too!!

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  102. Really cute calendar! Thanks for sharing your talent this week!!

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  103. Wow amazing job. I love this idea. I just might have to "steal" this idea from you. Wonderful job!

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  104. This is a sophisticated version of the advent calendar. This is also my Christmas color scheme. You wouldn't feel like making another, would you?

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  105. Love all your cute ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.. hidalgo67@sbcglobal.net

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  106. Hi Veronica!
    Great Idea for a countdown to Christmas! I've been wanting to make one as well ...thank you for the inspiration ... And Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas throughout the sneak peek week! :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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