Saturday, December 4, 2010

Welcome Helmar Blog Hoppers!

Welcome Holiday Hoppers! You should be here after visiting the amazing Laura Achilles blog (lauraachilles1.wordpress.com)

Well, I know you have already seen a lot of incredible projects in this blog hop, here is my holiday inspiration....my own version of the 12 days of Christmas ( a mini advent calendar) ...12 days of activities that mean something to our famliy.

I stapled chicken wire to a frame to create my bullentin board. (After the holidays, this will serve as a daily bullentin board)

Plastic name badges became my calendar "pages" and the badges are stuck to my bulletin board using silver clothes pins from Canvas Home Basics.

I used Elles Studio Holiday Numbers adhered to the plastic name badges with Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

I used Best Creations Glitterd Cardstock (have you worked with this glittered cardstock? IT IS A-MAZING!) and on the back side of the glittered cardstock, I adhered regular white cardstock with my 12 days of Christmas activities (using Helmar Acid Free).

From here, you should be hopping on over and being really inspired by our own Amy Teets - She always rocks my scrappy world!

Thanks for stopping by today!

If you leave a comment, please leave a note about your own family traditions during the holidays!

Shelly

140 comments:

Scrapware said...

I Love the chicken wire on the frame, what a fabbo way to create a bulletin board!!!

Ange Connolly

Leeann Pearce said...

ditto... about the chicken wire awesome!!!
and i adore elle's tags!!!

StampinCathy said...

I just love this project. Love how you framed the chicken wire too. Thanks for a great & inspiring idea.

Luecki said...

hi,

great idea, very good!

for christmas I'm going to go eat with my beautiful family. I'm really looking forward.

have a nice day!

Lydell said...

Such a cool idea Shelly! Looks great and lots of fun!!!

... said...

great idea! very nice!
so much work!
very inspired!

thanks!

the comment before that one of me.
But it is my old blog to see. sorry!

have a nice day!

Colleen said...

What a great idea, who knew that old chicken wire could be used for so many things.

Leah said...

What an awesome idea! Love the chicken wire!

My Mum's Polish, and we have a traditional Polish Christmas feast on Christmas Eve with lots of yummy food and great company.

Ange Connolly said...

What a fab idea...

Janet said...

Awesome calender! Our familt tradition is to drive around and look at all the beautiful Christmas lights!

creative patti said...

Great project. Love the vintage feel and i'm crazy about chicken wire! For Chirstmas we stay home and open gifts watch old christmas movies all day long and drink lots and lots of hot coco. Thanks for sharing.
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kathlee said...

What a unique idea! That is great. TFS and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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Cathy said...

You Rock!!!
This is simply stunning.

csparky61 said...

The chicken wire frame is a great idea, and being able to repurpose it is even better! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring my creativity.

Tonya said...

So cute!!! And goes to show even chicken wire can be used for a variety of craft ideas!!!!

Our family tradition is pj's. Every Christmas eve we get to open one gift and in it was new pj's and a book......my grandma started it with her kids and then my mom and now me. I know it's because there are tons of pics the next morning but I love finding the perfect and special book for each of my four kids....... It's my favorite gift to shop for!

ScrappyGirl said...

Great idea! Love the chicken wire :)

ruth said...

So cute!

One of our family traditions is that each of my boys (now grown) have their own box of ornaments....either from a trip, or some significant thing from the year, or one they made in school. They will get their box when they get married.

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful project - love how you used the tags. We love to have a present treasure hunt every year

jennifer mitten said...

What a great idea- very cute.

Nancy said...

What a new way of seeing chicken wire! :D And your tags are cute.

floridagirl said...

Hi Shelly - love the idea for a bulletin board...and 12 days of Holiday activities sounds wonderful!!

Kristina said...

What an awesome idea for a bulletin board!
We don't really have any sort of traditions in our family, just everyone comes to our house on Christmas day (because that's where the grand kids live) and we exchange gifts and then eat-all day long lol

Hugs,
Kristina

Sophia said...
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Sophia said...

Love your project so cool with the chicken wire...

...Tara... said...

what a neat idea!!

MrsETaylor said...

Oh EM GEE Shelly, This is precious. Super wonderful idea. YOu always inspire me. Hugs and Happy Holidays

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful project and I also love the chicken wire. Thanks for the inspiration

sandee said...

I love Best Creations glittered paper too!! :)

Nancy B said...

Cute! I happen to have a bulletin board just sitting around, I'll have to give this a try!

Tracy Pea said...

LOVE this project!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kelly Rae said...

Our family always comes together on Christmas Day. We arrange all the presents under the tree, take pictures and then its time to eat dinner. Yes, we eat dinner first before digging into all the goodies under the tree! Sometimes, I tell you, its a fastly-eaten meal. We love to be together all day long! Like this idea as its totally cool! Kelly

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

Awesome board. Thanks for sharing. For christmas we do the 25 days of Movies on Tv or our own favorites on blu ray. After dinner we get together and watch a christmas movie and sunggle up on the couch and eat popcorn. I'm not sure how many more years we can get away with it, it's hard keeping my 11 yr old into the whole idea.

Pammejo said...

Love the idea of Chicken Wire in your project. Great idea

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a great project. We let the girls open one small gift from eachother on xmas eve.

Auntie Ang said...

These blog hops are not successful without the wonderful creators of the projects
thanks for the fun, inspiration and chance to win.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

what a great idea chicken wire to a frame to create my bullentin board
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Cowgirlpal said...

Hop Hop Hop! Fun Fun Fun! Thank you!

Monica said...

I did a double take.. who knew chicken wire could come in handy for scrapbooking!!! Way cool.
Family traditions hmmm well sometimes we do the standard open ONE present on christmas eve night. lol
All the best.
Monica

JPScraps said...

Great idea. We really don't have any traditions except what we make for dinner!

Tanya said...

Oh I love this, and I actually have chicken wire! And love that it can be used all year, thanks so much for the inspiration!!! Family traditions... we always put up the tree on Thanksgiving, we make great-great grandma's sugar cookies, and we always drive and look for Christmas lights.

luv2scrapinmt said...

I love the numbered cards. I have a wire frame that I change with the seasons with old cards or tickets to upcoming events. I love your idea and will use it! Thank You

Jean said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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debpaint16 said...

What a clever idea! I love the fact that you can use it again for everyday life after the holidays!!! Great idea, thanks!!
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dahlhousedesigns said...

Very rustic and very fun! Love this.

lisa arana

silvia said...

Great bulletin board!!

margie c said...

How awesome that you used chicken wire! I love these tags! Beautiful piece of art :)
hugs, margie

Mary B. said...

I love this project!

Sherry said...

Wow what a cool bulletin board I want one!!! Thanks for sharing your idea

Michelle said...

Very creative! Loving it! My family tradition is hanging a new ornament for each person on our tree on Christmas eve!

McStamper said...

What a creative idea!

Erika M. said...

What an awesome idea!

Melodie said...

We always bake tons of different kinds cookies and give them out to all the neighbors! My 15 yr old son is having surgery this yr right before Christmas so not sure if we are going to get this task accomplished this yr or not!
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Donna said...

How different--great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous idea! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

Our family tradition is Christmas breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and egg casserole and then onto the opening of our STOCKINGS!

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Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a cute idea Shelly to use Chicken wire and clothespins.

doris said...

Fantastic project. I love that you can use it all year long, not just around the holidays! We don't have many traditions, but one is that the kids scrap their own projects (usually with cut out shapes and construction paper) and those are our family Christmas cards.

mrich2500 said...

FAb...going on my list of Helmar and misc,

stampjourney said...

Too cute! Love the chicken wire! My holiday traditions always center around music and other plays. It's a busy, but very fun season!

EstherT said...

cute ... and those decorated clothespins you can get at the dollar store would work wonderfully, too!

Most of our traditions have to do with our faith. We just got home from the kids Sunday School concert where the little angels and shepherds stole everyone's hearts, as usual!

Cheryl said...

Very cool idea with the chicken wire on the frame. Love it!

Shirley said...

Love it!

Sherry said...

Your project is great. In my family we have "Holy Supper" on Christmas Eve and the food is all polish. We then hang out and sing Christmas carols and have fun just being together.

ntsisterz said...

Imitation will be my flattery to you!

Casey said...

Great use of chicken wire-it has a great pattern!

Denise said...

What a great idea for a mini calendar. It looks great and I'm sure your family loves it.

Mirja said...

thanks for the crate project idea..:D

Rhonda V. said...

What a creative use for chicken wire! I love your project Shelly!!! I need to get some of those tags too!

Favorite holiday traditions at our house are getting our Hallmark ornament for the year and then trimming it on the tree on Christmas Eve. The kids now get one too and it's so fun!

Teri A said...

I really love you frame it is wonderful and would add to anyones home and would make a great gift
Our family tradition well they are changing now my oldest son got married last year and we are having to adjust and learn to share but we always get up early and open gifts and have cinnimon rolls for breakfast
Thanks,
Teri
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Lisa said...

What an incredibly cool idea!

Kim said...

Very cute project! One of our traditions is that my Dad reads Twas the Night before Christmas to the grandkids on Christmas Eve. He started reading it to me and my brother when we were babies!!

scrapinmo said...

Your project is so creative and adorable.

scrapinmo said...

Your project is so creative and adorable.

Lisa J said...

This is such an ingenious idea! And I love how it can be used AFTER the Holidays!

TFS!!
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anazelia said...

what a great idea to use chicken wire. family tradition- me and my girls (ages 2 and 4) make ornaments for our tree. so fun.

scrappergirlie said...

The chicken wire was a great touch!!! This will be easily usable at any time during the year. :) Our family traditions usually revolve around cooking food together. We all have our job in making a dish which makes it even more special when we sit down to share it together. Happy Holidays!

Sarah said...

seriously cool Shelly!

Gail said...

Great bulletin board!
We have to have apple cider.....just when you think the kids are big and don't care.....it's a must have!

ShoppingTamii said...

the chicken wire is awesome! Our tradition is the Christmas eve present, which is pj's for everyone to wear :)

Southernbelle said...

Oh my! How adorable is this! I love the use of chicken wire! And what a great way to make a Christmas item into an everyday use! Fabulous idea!!!

Patricia said...

What a great idea for a bulletin board/advent calendar! I am really enjoying this blog hop. Christmas traditions for us are few...we tend to take the holidays slowly and allow less stress. One thing we have been doing is getting new pjs on Christmas eve and then all 4 (me, dh, and 2 ds's) watch the updates on Santa from Norac Tracks Santa site. The kids look forward to that every year!

NanaBeth said...

Awesome bulletin board-and it truly fits my "style". Even though all my boys are grown-their stockings are the best part of Christmas.

Kim K. said...

Love it - great idea!!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great and fun way to display a countdown.

jodimcox said...

We watch our kids open their presents & then I make breakfast. My parents & in-laws come over for a big Christmas meal & then enjoy watching the kids play with their new stuff.

Simply AJ said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Happy Holidays! aj
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jmahugger said...

Cool Idea~ Love your projects

Carol said...

Beautiful project!

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LynneForsythe said...

FABULOUS project.....TFS

Lori said...

Cute project! Family traditions... Each year the children and I create some type of handmade Christmas decoration. Our children also receive a dated ornament each year. Our other tradition - hosting Christmas dinner with extended family - won't happen this year since we've recently moved to another state, but we're hoping to start some new traditions this year, too.

Bogner's said...

I love the chicken wire frame. Fabulous Bulletin board! And the tags are adorable!

BishopsMommie said...

Too flippin cute!!

Mary Jean said...

ohhhhhh I love your bulletin board idea! It would be perfect for my kitchen!

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea. I wonder if we have any chicken wire.

Angela R said...

So cute and clever! One of my traditions at home is to always make a huge mess baking christmas cookies!
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Kathy said...

Cute advent calendar! Thanks for sharing!
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cowchipper said...

great project, thanks for sharing!

Nitasha said...

SuperCute! We don't usually have an advent calendar although we need to do one since my son is constantly asking how many days until Christmas!

Shawna said...

Love the project!

We travel to visit family every year for christmas which i love

Lisa L. said...

Wow just gorgeous!

Debc06 said...

great ideas

whatspeaks2myheart said...

So cool! Just thinking what my grandparents would think to see chicken wire as a design element now. LOL TFS Paula

whatspeaks2myheart said...

One fun thing we did was that my Mom made stockings for my grandparents and Santa would fill them while we visited.
paula

Carisa said...

wow, this looks like so much fun!!!

Charity said...

Great project. Haven't done an advent calendar before, but like the idea of them; especially yours which isn't filled with candy.

Our family tradition is to get a new ornament each year.

Sherry's Creations said...

Great idea!!!

Cassie said...

love the chicken wire idea!

Anna said...

Awesome idea!!! Very creative.
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Vic said...

Wonderful! I like the bulletin board after Christmas idea.

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ScrapbookMary said...

What a creative idea, using chcken wire on the frame....just perfect! One of our holiday traditions is opening one present on Christmas Eve, after we get home from Church. My family always had the 1 present opening on Christmas Eve, as I was growing up, now I have grandchildren and they open one gift after church on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas! Mary

Michelle H. said...

What a clever idea!!
Love how this turned out!!
Very adorable & awesome!!
TFS!!

A Scrap Above said...

What a great idea!
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Adrienne said...

I love the look of the chicken wire in the frame, beautiful!

Adrienne said...

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Jennifer and Amy said...

Cute project! Our favorite tradition is to get our boys a new ornament each year that they will get to take with them when they have a Christmas tree of their own someday!

Peg said...

OMG I just made one of those too, aren't they great!

jenni said...

I want that darling bulletin for all year long, soooo cute! My favorite tradition is reading an inspirational story about giving every night in December!
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zendalina said...

nice ideas. thanks

Darrell said...

very interesting ideas.

Penny said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Happy hopping.

Lori said...

amazingly creative! I'm learning so much about Helmar! Thanks for sharing.

Romaine said...

I have actually been thinking of doing this as I have some old windows that I have already made into mirrors and headboards! I love elle's products!

Cin Cin said...

OMGosh! What a FAB IDEA! Love this!

Diana said...

WOW! never would have thought to use chicken wire on a project. Lovely

Ola said...

I LOVE how you used the chicken wire!!! This is so wonderful! One of our family traditions (since I was a child) that we carried on for our boys is a small gift everyday until Christmas.... it's not always a toy or anything like that... it might be a family movie night, baking cookies, etc.!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
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jonaks said...

don't you just love using the glitter cardstock. loved your idea to use the chicken wire.

TracyM #6773 said...

We have little cards made up to play our own version of Christmas Bingo with the kids :)

Thank you for sharing your project & tradition with us Shelly - I really love the idea of having 12 days of activities!!!

connie said...

this is so cute. One family tradition is making ginger bread houses with the grandkids.

marla said...

Nice job on a cute project. I really dont have any family traditions because we always do something different every year for the holidays!!

Minta's Creations said...

What a great project..
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Olivia said...

I love how you shortened the calendar to just 12 days. Great for little ones!
Every year the girls get together to make chocolates, cookies, caramels, fudge and all sorts of slimming delights ;) Two days, five women, and millions of dirty dishes.

Lindzie said...

Chicken wire has so many more uses than keeping chickens in :)

Larajc said...

love the chicken wire frame...very wonderful tags!

Tina said...

Shelly, this is adorable! Love the chicken wire!! :)

beadz said...

I love it! The chicken wire was a brilliant addition.
hugs,
Gini

Patti said...

Never would have thought of this idea. Thanks for sharing

The Trash Collector said...

thanks for sharing for another way of a bulletin board!!love it...

Nicole Brenna said...

I would love to try the glitter paper... how fun!

ellen s. said...

gorgeous! that chicken wire is fab!

Mieke said...

Looking good girly! Hugs!

Liz said...

Ok.... YOu need to update.... lol
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