|Cover made using Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Papers and KBS numbers|
|I stamped on this Office Depot transparency with a circle stamp and white acrylic paint.|
|On this transparency, I used white Staz On ink and a snowflake stamp. Once dry, I added a dot of red Stickles in the center of each snowflake. Once the photos are placed on the page behind the overlay, the snowflakes will pop right out!|
|Overlay embellished with Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas cardstock stickers.|
|This transparency overlay is by the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby.|
|I really like this Tim Holtz tissue tape!|
|One last closeup of the foundation pages. Some have the journaling boxes at the top and some at the bottom. The colors of the pages alternate.|
This year, I also made a countdown calendar for the kids. I purchased the calendar undecorated from Hobby Lobby. It was so much fun to use some of my old Christmas paper stash and supplies to decorate this. I covered the front of each drawer with coordinating papers, distressed the edges, added the numbers and them embellished each box in some way. Each day we will fill the box with a small paper with the daily advent scripture rolled up and tied with bakers twine. The kids will love opening the papers and reading the scripture together as a family. With Advent being a time of anticipation of the coming Saviour, we will remember the anticipation and celebration of his birth while we look forward to His second coming. (I will also be recording the daily scriptures in my album.) We also plan to put some special tiny treat for each child in the box as an extra surprise. I may even do a scavenger hunt with clues that lead to a bigger prize that may not fit in the tiny box.