Monday, July 22, 2013

Cruise Countdown Calendar


I was so inspired by the roadtrip countdown calendar posted by Elizabeth at 217 Creations (click the link to see her calendar) that I decided to make one for our family vacation. It took me several months but the kids and I made it today and it came out super cute!! I did all the cutting and my daughter did all the adhesive and assembly. My son supported us by keeping us company, watching and cheering for Cricut, peeling off the larger pieces of cardstock from the mat and helping to place embellishments.


Supplies:

  • Pack your Bags Cricut cart - ship and layers p. 24 cut at 5.25" and Family vacation title pg. 33 cut @ 2.50"
  • Xyron 5.5", 2.5", 1"
  • Base - Bazzill light blue cardstock -  I cut a few inches off the top of a 12 x 12 sheet, inked with Tim Holtz distress ink - Faded Jeans
  • Blue layer of the boat - Core'dinations sanded with Tim Holtz sanding tool and inked with Tim Holtz distress ink - Faded Jeans
  • Beige and magenta layers - Bazzill
  • Yellow glitter layers - DCWV
  • Black layer, DCWV all chalked up (neutrals) chalkboard mat stack. I had to place almost 2 full sheets on the mat to get the whole cut.  
My daughter had a great idea to use a black Zig writer to color the seam between the two pieces of cardstock which lies right before the y in Days. Genius!! I didn't even think of that! I taught her soooo well!
Here's the finished project and it's designers!! Love, Love LOVE my kids and how this came out! My daughter is now the time keeper... counting down to the big day!!






Challenges:
D.L Art - Summer
Great Impressions - Anything goes
D.L Art - Anything goes
Pin and Tack - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes
Heck of a Challenge - The Sea
The Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
Hiding in My Craftroom - Freestyle
CAS-ual Fridays - Use a number(s) in your project
Sarah Hamer Designs - Link up Tuesday (anything - even non-craft related - goes)

La-Vie and family!

24 comments:

  1. This is lots of fun, La-Vie!!! What a cute way to count down to the big day! Wish I had my bags packed and was going with you all...

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

      La-Vie

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  2. This is so great. Love the chalkboard bottom of the boat. 21 days...oh I wish I was that close to vacation...enjoy!!

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

      La-Vie

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  3. What a great family project! It is a wonderful memory working with your children to create something special together.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited! Both my kids love when they get to craft with me. definitely special family time.

      La-Vie

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  4. Bet they had lots of fun... can see it in their little cute happy faces... Hope you enjoy your cruise and bring back great memories... Thanks for stopping by my blog... HUGS...SK :)

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    1. Thanks. They really enjoyed it and It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

      La-Vie

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  5. Awesome cruise ship!Love it!Great family vacation!!!Beautiful children!

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    1. Thanks so much. They are my pride and joy. The countdown calendar really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

      La-Vie

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  6. Fabulous idea. Such creativity.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

    Huggsss, Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

      La-Vie

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  7. Great idea and your kids are lovely! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: The Sea
    Hugs
    Dewi

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

      La-Vie

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  8. Fantastic way to do the count down, La-Vie! I'm just tickled that you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck in the challenge.
    NanaConnie DT
    P.S. What terrific kids. :-D

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited! Thanks for complimenting me on my young-ins!

      La-Vie

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  9. Ooops, wrong DT hat. Sorry. Glad you joined us at The Crafter's Cafe. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

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    1. thanks for telling me about 613 Avenue Create challenges! I'll check it out!

      La-Vie

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  10. Beautiful! Hope you guys have a fun vacation! Thanks for playing at Hiding in my Craft Room!

    lovies, =o) kel
    HIMCR DT

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    1. Thanks. It really keeps the 'when are we going' questions at bay. We're so excited!

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  11. I think it is so wonderful that your project was a family effort! It turned out beautifully! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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    1. Thanks so much Leigh Ann!! My daughter is keeping up with changing the days too! The excitement is building and she never asks me when... jackpot!!

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