July 26, 2013

SOC Christmas in July Blog Hop!



Welcome to the SOC Christmas in July Blog Hop! I am joining a group of very talented crafters to deck the halls with Christmas themed projects! Christmas is the season for giving, and this blog hop is no exception.

There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop -- including this one!  Plus, there will be a SOC Blog Hop Gift awaiting one visitor. To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all of the blogs by 11:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 28. One lucky reader will be randomly drawn and the winner of the SOC Blog Hop Gift will be posted Wednesday, July 31.

For my Christmas in July project, I created this wooden tree advent calendar.


Supplies: Fancy Pants - Home for Christmas; Kaisercraft - 'Tis the Season; 
Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paint - Traditional Tan; Kylon - 18kt Gold Leafing pen

BLOG CANDY: 12 Tim Holtz Distress Markers that were just released at Connect-and-Create (aka CHA). Yes, the whole set! 

To be eligible simply leave a comment on my blog by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 28. The Blog Candy winner's name will be randomly selected and posted on this blog on Tuesday, July 30. Good luck!

Be sure to visit all of the SOC Christmas in July Blog Hop sites and leave comments to be entered to win SOC Blog Hop Gift.

Here's a list of everyone in the hop:

Michelle - that's me!

39 comments:

Treva said...

Love your advent calendar, great detail!

Debra Blake said...

Beautiful! Great job!!

Dakota Bear said...

Fantastic!!!

Mary J Scrapper said...

This is really beautiful and I know it took some work.

ScrappinChick said...

Michelle, you did your thing on this.

Ronald Avery said...

Gyrl you out did yourself with this. I would love to make one. Just Beautiful. tfs

Confiseries Papier said...

AWESOME!

The Purple Loft Creations said...

AWESOME! You did an incredible job. tfs

Sharon Sutton said...

Cool beans. This will be quite the treat for the little one who gets to open each drawer. Very inviting.

Scrappin Sista said...

Very nice!!! Love your blog!!

monkeybizness said...

That is the cutest calendar. It makes it easy to keep things for future scrapbooks. Thanks for a chance to win.

Helena Davis-Brown said...

What a pretty Advent calendar
I am now a follower. Come over and visit me at www.craftingwithhelena.com

Angi Barrs said...

Your advent calendar is super gorgeous!

Donna Idlet said...

Michelle, this is beautiful! TFS

COUSINS said...

I love creative people, creative blogs! :)

Mz. Lela said...

Whew... this wooden tree advent calendar is loaded with beautiful details!

Melissa W said...

This advent tree looks like a big job.

Sheila H said...

This is absolutely stunning! The papers and details are so eye catching :)

JustMaxine55 said...

Wow! That is an incredible piece of art!

Frndly1 said...

Great Job on your Advent Calendar

Classygirl said...

How creative! The colors are wonderful. I'll take those markers! LOL!

rettaescape said...

Great advent calendar! How did you do it?

Papercrafting Princess said...

WOW the whole set of markers! Awesome prize. I keep looking at the Kaisercraft storage I purchased over a year ago. You've inspired me to pull it out!

Candyj said...

Now you went and did it! You rocked this out of the ball park! What beautiful work! WOW!

Susan D said...

All I can say is AMAZING! Love your blog site also...I'm now a follower.

Mandy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project! This is amazing...WOW!

earlybird1 said...

Love the advent calendar. And now I'm going to explore your blog...so much craftiness

Beebeebabs said...

Awesome you did a great job!!!

Mz. Lela said...

Oh my! Now that's a nice set of markers ;-)

Audrey Sandra said...

Very Very nice you did a beautiful job,

Shanta said...

Oh my what an awesome advent calendar!! Love it!! The colors are so amazing!!

Michelle Vocke said...

Thank you all for the WONDERFUL comments! I really had fun making this project.

rettaescape: It really was not hard to make this project. I painted the wood, decorated the drawers, colored the knobs, cut numbers & adhered, and cut strips of paper to glue on the sides. Super easy!

Michelle Vocke said...

Audrey Sandra - I bought the Tree Advent Calendar at Michael's about a year ago. My Michael's didn't have them, but there is a larger Michael's where my friend lives and they had it.

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carolyn graham said...

This is too nice to make and give away.

kate blue said...

Definitely not a super easy project! I love it! My daughter always begs for an advent calendar filled with candy but her lazy mom hasn't done one yet lol!!!

Trina said...

Looks great! Maybe when I have a kid I'll think about something like this...

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

That is a simply gorgeous advent calendar.

NC Peach said...

As my uncle would say, you put your foot in/on this!! Simply stunning!!