22 December 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello, friends:)
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!! 

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
I created a fun time-laspe video for 3 different holiday cards that I'm entering into the Paper Smooches December challenge (read more about it and link up your creations HERE). 
The challenge is to create a "winter-holiday-Hanukkah-New Year's" creation---- and there's an extra challenge for me! I challenged myself to create 15 projects; so far I have 10 done!!!  Here's a closer look at my cards! 

This card was inspired by a gift card with a dachshund dog with a scarf wrapped around his belly! 
Toooo cute! 
I share my baby powder technique with washi tape for the scarf in the video! This is one of my favorite techniques to use! ALSO--- I don't normally send out Christmas/Holiday cards... but this year I might send this card to a special friend:) 
Trav really loves this card- esp the sparkly snow! 

DON'T FORGET: there's a prize up for grabs from a special sponsor! Please be sure to show our sponsors some love, as they have been very generous in giving their support and time to this event

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [my favorite] Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! 

DON'T FORGET: to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter. 

The Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas
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191 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! These are all ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeeeeee that doggy and the snowman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love that snowman die!

Jenny D said...

These cards are so cute! I love the little doggy and the snowman upside down is such a great idea!

Hussena said...

Totally adorable and fun cards .That upside down snow man card is my fave... Love the idea .

Kristie Goulet said...

Super fun cards! Love all of them!

Shameless Sweets said...

These are adorable.Thank you for your generosity and posting THREE cards. They are each so fun but I love the doxie best.

CathyL said...

Fun cards! Love the cactus with a scarf!

sammi said...

Great cards! Such fun and clever ideas! I especially love the doggy card - I have a dog just like it so this one especially speaks to me!

Sammibug in Ohio

Nox said...

These are wonderfully fun cards - love the warmly wrapped wiener dog the most!

Unknown said...

Three really cute cards, but the dachshund wins my heart. Ingrid

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These are all just THE cutest cards, Savannah! I had to save your post so I can look at your video later ... have to go to work! And
then it's crunch time for me. lol Merry Christmas!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Really really cute...all of them but I love the little wiener dog the best! Cheers.

M R Leech said...

How fun and festive! Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

Darling card. Love the little doggie card-soooo cute!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love all three super cute Christmas cards, the wiener dog is my fave though!

joy said...

Three adorable cards! So whimsical and cute.

Linda Droege said...

Clever, clever, clever! Such adorable cards. Thanks for generously sharing 3 great ideas.

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun and clever! Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are all sooo fun and cute!!

barbara macaskill said...

Such an awesome trio of cards!! When I saw the picture of the three cards together I thought that it WAS a picture of the actual card and thought how cool it was! Then I scrolled down and saw them each on their own and realized my mistake!! It would be super cool to do a card like that though! I think I might give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration and Merry Christmas!

Christine Canfield said...

these are so simple and funny!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

So much cuteness. Awesome cards.

Deb said...

Your cards are so cute! I really like the upside down snowman! :)

Barb said...

Fun cards!

Abby said...

Very fun and quirky!

A Crafty Person said...

So very adorably cute! I love the snowmadoing a handstand.

Janet said...

Super cute!!!

cghundley said...

Really cute and fun
cards. I love the
Dachshund with the
scarf! Merry Christmas.
Carla from Utah

BunnyD said...

The whimsy in your card designs is fabulous! Each one is great and then there is that scarf. It seems to be magic for you. Wrapped around the dog, flapping loose around a cactus, blowing wild and free on a snowman doing tricks. It's your final flourish! Fabulous!

bev p said...

Thanks so much for the absolutely happy-making break from paying bills! All three are adorable; each one made me smile and ooooh and aahhhh, but I gotta say the googly eyes on the snowman totally took it way over the top! I laughed out loud, and I am still smiling. Thank you again. Merry Christmas.

Greta said...

They're all super clever & cute, but the doggy steals my heart! Good luck in the challenge!

Barbara said...

Your cards are all festive and fun. Really love the snowman doing a hand stand! just so much cuteness! :)

Glenna said...

Oh these are great!!! love the dog and the snowman! the expressions are great on both.
Merry Christmas!

Denise Bryant said...

Such fun cards! The snowman is a favorite! PS has such delightful stamps and dies!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are adorable!

Natalie Winterstein said...

So cute and fun! Love the snowman on his head! Lol.

Debbie A Smith said...

I love your wiener dog but we have one of course it is my fave! And your snowman is so funny. Thanks for the tip of using scrap bits for stamping - great idea.

Amy Ames said...

I love love love these cards!!! They are all so adorable and fun. 😊

Colleen said...

Awesome cards, but the upside down snowman is my favorite!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

These cards are awesome! Wonderful use of the Paper Smooches products...the upside-down snowman is a hoot!

Sue LD said...

These are all so cute. My favorite is the one with the dog.

Jan Clothier said...

Very sweet, all of them but my favourite is the snowman. It's quirky and funny and I really like the colours.

Amy C. said...

Oh, I just love the weiner dog...he's the cutest! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

Sabine Edelmannn said...

So much fun are your cards!!! Love,love and love them!

NanW said...

Three super cute cards and everyone got to wear a scarf!

Lindsay S said...

Love the upside-down snowman card!

Patricia Mello said...

The snowman was so unexpected...it made me smile. Such nice cards, all of them.

Memories by Manda said...

Love the common theme of scarves. The dachshund looks so cute wrapped up in his scarf.

vicenta ghylin said...

Super cute cards. Love the dog wrapped with a scarf. Thank you for sharing.

Betty said...

So stinkin' cute!!! Love the dachshund card since I have a little doxie of my own!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Super cute and totally fun cards!!!

Dana & Glen said...

So fun! What sweet and fun cards. Love the felt ears on the dog.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, these cards are just delightful. Thanks for sharing them:)

Moosisk said...

Always love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Zina said...

Such fun cards I really like the upside down snowman the best

QuilterLaura said...

Your cards are so cute, they made me smile!

Kleri F said...

Very cute creations!Thank you for the ideas!

Cindy said...

Cute cards!

Jean Bullock said...

Very cute and funny cards. That snowman is kind of a show off, isn't he? LOL

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute cards love the upside down snowman.

Mary W said...

ADORABLE cards and a video? WOW You went all the way. My favorite is that oh so cute wiener dog with a long scarf. Makes me smile to see it.

Debbie Selby said...

The weiner dog scarf is just so awesome.

Cheryl said...

So cute!

Char K said...

so cute, love the snowman!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Look at all that CUTENESS!!!!

Sabrina said...

Such stinkin' cute and very funny cards!!

Laura Peddicord said...

Wow! Three of your cards at one stop! They are all wonderful, but because I absolutely love snowmen I would have to select the snowman standing in his head. That's a great idea. I truly love the other two also. Can't wait to start making cards for next year! Thank you for sharing.

Teri W said...

Love the snowman!,,,

Sharron said...

Goodness, total cuteness!! Love these whimsical cards! The snowman is such fun and I love your scarves!!

Melissa Bi. said...

Such clever cards!!

Lisa said...

What cute cards Sav!! The little weenie dog wrapped up in his scarf is too much fun!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

Rose W said...

Great cards. I really like your snowman and the sparkly snow.

Isabel Z said...

Your little "wraps" are very clever.

Brithzi said...

Extremely cute cards! Love the cactus.

Teresa Doyle said...

Seriously adorable Savannah, a great tutorial on the process!

Margaret said...

Love these fun and cute cards!

Lynn Hardy said...

Three very different and really fun cards!

Rae Dalphine said...

Amazing cards! Love the upside down snowman ⛄️

StampinLouie said...

Thanks for sharing the video and your cute cards, I really enjoyed it!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

What fun and cute cards!!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love your snowman doing cartwheels.
Who doesn't love Christmas?

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards, especially the upside down snowman!

Quiltin Kat said...

OH my gosh, what's cuter that doggies at Christmas, snowmen too! So colorful and merry, sure to brighten anyone's holiday!

Chris Handy said...

Cute fun cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You are so industrious with 3 cards! Love that the red striped scarf is wrapped around the cutest little Paper Smooches dachshund!! And the Christmas cactus in the cup is adorbs!! Upside down snowman goes to that special friend that will get a terrific laugh out it!! LOL!! He knows who he is!!

Cheryl B said...

Love the little dog with the scarf!

happyscrap said...

Very clever and oh so witty! I will subscribe to your blog and look forward to seeing more cards! Thank you.

mandalj said...

Love the scarves on each of your cards - they are all so cute!

Jean said...

Such delightful cards. Love them all.

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the scarfs and the upside down snowman cracks me up.

judy said...

I love your fun and playful cards, especially the dog!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Just adore the snowman card, it is sweet and silly and funny - well done!

Lisa Gross said...

OMG this are to cute my favorite is the snowman.

Trina said...

The cards are so cute. I love the dog card and the snowman upside down is so clever.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Adorable cards!!!

Kristen Olsen said...

You always have such a wonderfully inventive take with your creations! Love all of these and especially the dachshund...too cute!

Me said...

Love all these super cute cards!

Rose said...

Love your handstand snowman! These are all such cute cards!

Rowena Miniaci said...

Your cards are so much fun and very cute

Sabrina said...

OH MY.... The weinerdog and the upside down snowman is absolutely way to cute!!

Nives K said...

Amazing cards.

Irene said...

What fun cards! Love the dog with his scarf...so clever!

Roberta said...

Cute whimsical cards. Thank you for sharing.

luvhymns said...

So much fun with a scarf wrapped hot dog and then your upside down snow man is hilarious. All in the fun filled art of PS. LOVE IT!

Anita in France said...

Completely adorable and so clever, Savannah ... I especially love that acrobatic snowman ... so cute! Anita :)

Jenny Colacicco said...

These are so clever I love that snowman so much!! It looks like he's handstanding in a breeze!!

Christy Q said...

Love the common thread of scarves among all three of your adorable cards!! My favorite is your doxie with the scarf wrapped all around her - so adorable!!!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Wow, you were busy creating! LOVE all three, but the snowman on his head, is my favorite....makes me smile and chuckle - it's perfect!

richardbreaks said...

These are fantastic! The scarf on that dog made me LOL!!

Judie said...

Super cute and adorable cards!!!

~amy~ said...

SAV!!!!! Oh my goodness, ALL of your cards are ABsolutely ADORABLE.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Such fun cards!!! I just love that upside down snowman!!! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face and joy to my day! Have a Merry Christmas! (Peg)

Heather DePasquale said...

Your cards are so much fun and creative! Love what you did with the ribbon and tape. Absolutely love the upside down snowman. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so sweet! Love the ribbons!

Lisa Buchanan said...

Love the dachshund, cute cards!

Lori Kobular said...

How cute your cards are! I love the cactus in the coffee mug! Who doesn't love a sweet daschshund! Your cards make me smile!

Lori Kobular said...

All three of your cards are so much fun! Love the cactus in the mug, the sweet dachshund and that upside down snowman!

cheryltownley said...

Wow, I just love the way that you have incorporated different kinds of scarves into these really quirky cards. Thanks for the tip with the washi, too.

Janelle said...

Wow! You are so creative. Your creations are just Darling...made me smile!

Aileene Fitzpatrick said...

These are just adorable Christmas greeting cards. You are so talented. The the card design is simple yet speaks loudly of the holidays.

Maureen Reiss said...

Super FUN and Adorable cards!!

Marianne said...

Such fun designs. Especially love the dachshund.

Samantha Mann said...

you're projects are the BEST!!! and your video was 'Savannah awesome'!! love it!

Lynne in NI said...

Heee these are great fun! LOVE your snowman doing a handstand!

graham Brand said...

Love all these fun cards! They are awesome!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!! These are so amazing and adorable!! I especially love the little dog card!!

Anna Natalia said...

I love the card with the dog!

Shanna said...

Love the cards!

Shanna said...

Love the cards!

Joyce said...

What adorable cards but that upside down snowman made my day! thanks!!

Mary-Anne V said...

These are all so fun and jolly!

Martha Harris said...

Love your cute cards, especially the scarves!

Rema said...

Sweet cards!

jengd said...

Cute cards! I love your variety of scarves, especially with the dog!

Denise Gutshall said...

Such whimsical, fun holiday cards! I love all the extra touches like the ribbon scarf on the dog! Thanks for the inspiration!

Annheidel said...

Cute cards! I love the scarf wrapped around the dog.

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Your cards are so adorable. Thank you for sharing

Irene Grau said...

These are all great cards. Being in So Cal, I'm particularly partial to the cactus. :-)

Indy's Designs said...

These are just adorable! Love that extra long scarf!! Merry Christmas!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Savannah. I love the doggy and his loooong scarf and the clever creative upside down snowman.

Flo said...

Love your cards. They are all so whimsical.

Laurie Liebich said...

OMGosh, so adorable!

Sissyc said...

So cute! I love the weenie dog.

Jackie said...

Cute cards!! The little-known dog with the scarf is definitely my favourite but all 3 are really quite fabulous!!

Tracy said...

These cards are adorable, I love the little dog!

Daria Z. said...

These cards are just adorable! Love the scarf wrapped around the dog.

Patt H. said...

So cute! Love the upside down snowman & the dog wrapped in the scarf is adorable!!

Anna C said...

Oh my goodness!!!! These are sooooooo cute! I love the upside down snowman! I would've never thought of that! Thanks for sharing!!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! Awesome job on all your cards.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Barbie said...

So cute, but the cactus is awesome since I live in the desert!! Peace and Happiness to all

Carissa said...

well gee these are also just darn cute. The scarf wrapping around the doggie - genius. cheart13@aol.com

Wilma said...

I'm always looking for ribbon ideas that don't add knots or bows to a card. These are great, and easy to mail.

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic, fun cards! So much whimsy!

Helen F. said...

Savannah, all of your cards are simply the cutest!! Love the snowman HA HA!

Laraine R said...

Adorable cards! Love them all!

Mirella said...

Hehehe, how cute are all these critters with their scarves! And that snowman is so fun! Merry Christmas!

Tracy Lustick said...

Love , Love LOVE !

My Paper Epiphany said...

Your cards will put a smile on the recipients faces! Such original and fun designs!

Lisa A creations said...

Super cute cards! I love the doggy! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

Oliev said...

Great and fun cards, loving that crazy snowman:-)

CORNISH said...

Three very cute cards. Very whimsical with that snowman upside down.
DebbieC

CORNISH said...

Three fun cards. Love the dies.
DebbieC

mgpm said...

so sweet and whimsical!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Very cute cards.

Sandra Carroll said...

Very inventive use of ribbon! Love the snowman doing a handstand!

Laura Miller said...

I like the dog and scarf. Actually - I really like the plid paper used on dog and cactus cards - - great accent.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Adorable cards! I love the dimension you added! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

D.Ann C said...

Oh thank you, for each one of these brought a smile to my face! LOVE how you wrapped the pup in his 'scarf' The cactus 'hot tub' and the cartwheeling snowman.... all so fun!

Marcia said...

Cute and fun!! Such vibrant colors!!

LC Lamothe said...

Such a sweet trio of cards! So creative and fun! Each one put a huge smile on my face :)

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome cards! Love the snowman! 🙂

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! These cards are simply adorable!

Karine said...

Those cards are awesome. So much cuteness!!!!!

Jen W. said...

Savannah, all three of these card are BRILLIANT! Your wiener dog with his full body scarf is so adorable. Your Christmas cactus is awesome and that snowman just makes me smile. :)

CraftyPaws said...

Awww adorable! I especially love the little doggy!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are so cute! I love all the scarves you created for your characters and the snowman doing the cartwheel/handstand is just so fun!

Love2papercraft said...

These are absolutely stinking adorable! So cute I can hardly stand it lol! Loved all of them! I wish I could work at the same speed of the time lapse video lol-I could get a lot more accomplished :)
So fun, thanks for bringing a smile to my face and inspiration to my brain!

Hannah said...

Hahaha oh my goodness sooooooo fun and adorable! This made me smile. Thank you!

Robin Platt said...

Very fun cards. Love all three.

Laurie said...

Wow!! Your cards are so cute! Love them all!!

Anita said...

What fun cards I love them

Kelly said...

Your cards are simply adorable!!! LOVE the upside down snowman too!

Preety said...

Super cute cards. Love the adorable snowman. Thanks for sharing :)
Cheers and happy new year
preety

Karen B. said...

Oh goodness these are all ridiculously cute!

trishden said...

These are all so nice, love your use of scarves, very clever. Thanks for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us 3 whimsical Christmas cards.

Naama said...

These are so so cute! My fave is the upside-down snowman though - adding the googly eyes was just brilliant, really give the impression he's jumping around :) Thank so much and happy new year! xx

Alaska .Kris said...

That dachshund is adorable! And the snowman... what a hoot!

pcm said...

i love all those fun scarves!