countdown to Christmas blocks & a blog award

This past Saturday night was "Craft Night" for anyone on my side of the family that wanted to make one of these:

It was a fabulous night of visiting with my sisters, sisters-in-law, and my mom. We all brought some yummy food and just enjoyed some time to craft and hang out. My husband, my mom, and one of my brothers were busy with the kids for most of the time.

My brother was kind enough to cut all the blocks for us. We just Mod Podged on different Christmas-themed patterned papers. Then added the numbers (cut out of black cardstock) with Mog Podge. The words on the large bottom block was simply printed out on the paper.

I'm happy with how it turned out. If I was to do it over, I would probably paint the blocks white before adding on the paper. But I kind of like them plain, too!

I used a punch to round the corners, then inked the edges with some distressing ink. The project would have been even easier if one of us had owned a machine to cut the numbers out of vinyl, but our way worked well!

{This project was featured at Santa's Gift Shoppe~Year Round.}

Thanks so much to Jennifer from The Life of Jennifer Dawn for passing the "Stylish Blogger Award" to me.
The rules for accepting this award are:
1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass it along to 7 other stylishly great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Here are 7 things about me:
  1. my favorite color is pink.
  2. I make my bed ever day, and the kids' beds too.
  3. I love how pretty the snow outside looks, but hate the cold that winter brings.
  4. listening to The Killers motivates me when cleaning or crafting.
  5. I love listening to Christmas music.
  6. my poor fingers have been burned a few times this week from my glue gun.
  7. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!

I'm passing this award on to these blogs:

  1. Young and Crafty
  2. Kitty Cats and Airplanes
  3. The Multi-Purpose Life
  4. Scrappy Gifts
  5. Life with the Lebedas
  6. Better Life Bags
  7. Green Submarine


  1. Your blocks turned out great! How'd you do the numbers?

    Thanks for the blog award and for linking up to SS!!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  2. Awww thank you so much Sarah!!!


    you blog is a gem and i am totally flattered that you thought of me!

  4. I love love love the blocks! Very cute!

    Yea! I'm super excited about the award. Thank You So Much!! :D I haven't gotten this one. Congrats on your award and thanks again!


  5. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...

  6. One of my favorites!! Thanks for linking this up -- and i haven't forgotten about the award, i promise!! We have Christmas early this year so i'm on overload trying to get my house back in order while the hubby is still remodeling and i'm drowning trying to keep up with the things i have to post but i promise to get it posted because I TRULY APPRECIATE IT!! :D


  7. Glad you had fun! Love all the different papers; yet they're still cohesive. So cute! Wish I had a cool machine too like the Silhouette - it would totally help!
    Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

    Thanks for the blog award too - it's been so busy, I haven't had a chance to post it yet =D


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