KEEPING CHRISTMAS October 2018 Inspirational Blog Hop!

Good morning! First of all let me say it is such an honor to be a guest here today with all of you doing Keeping Christmas!!  I am SUPER thrilled to be able to show you my countdown to Keeping Christmas project!

On the 25th of each month the team is excited to show all of you the projects they made to inspire you to get started on your Christmas creating!

Our host each month is Kelly Lunceford, the creator of Keeping Christmas!

I can hardly control my EXCITEMENT so lets get comfy and I hope you enjoy my countdown!

I have always wanted to make a countdown to Christmas so I finally made some time to do it and I enjoyed it SO much!!

Here is an overall view.

I started with 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of cardstock and then added some designer paper from Betsy Veldman Tinsel and Tags Collection.

Next I chose coordinating cardstock and inks using Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Weathervane and some Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet and Ripe Avocado.  The stamps, dies and papers are from Papertrey Ink, with an exception of glitter paper on the reindeer and the doily with the coffee/tea pots.

I used clear embossing powder with Versafine ink, lots of glitter and xmas red sticklers.

Of course I had to use a Santa face for the 25th!:)

On the back of each page I placed another piece of coordinating cardstock which I will be placing a picture of what happened on that day with my family.

Here are a few close-ups. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment area, I will be happy to answer them.

I hope this has inspired you and thank you for hanging in there with such a long post.

Please stop by and visit all of the team members and give them a happy comment!

                                            Kelly Lunceford (creator)

                                            Anita Madden

                                            Broni Holcombe

                                            Claire Broadwater

                                            Julee Tilman

                                            Kim Heggins

                                             Lori Tecler

                                             Nance Salkeld

                                             Nina Forsyth

                                             Rachel Bergfeld

                                             Vicki Finger

                                             Nancy Guse (guest you are here)

Enjoy the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!!

Your comments are greatly appreciated!

Have a great day!




  1. Your projects are absolutely stunning! I just love this idea and plan to try to squeeze something similar in with my grandkids. What Fun!

    1. Thank you! It was so fun to make and I would love to see yours!

  2. This is so unbelievably gorgeous! Your attention to detail is incredible! The entire thing is a visual treat with so many heartwarming touches! Thank you for sharing your talent!❤❤❤

  3. Oh my...I'm still picking up my jaw off the floor Nancy! This is incredibly FABULOUS!! What a labor of love!! The colors got to me first...perfection together!! And then all the detail in every single day...I am just blown away!! I see beautiful things in blogland every day, but this totally takes the cake...absolutely STUNNING Nancy and what a treasure it will be to look back at year after year!! :0)

    1. Marcia, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lovely comment! I had so much fun making this and I just could not stop!

  4. I am a lover of PTI product and this is an amazing coordination of their history! Absolutely wonderful designs, from the color combo to the scale, everything works well with each other! As Marcia said, this is a great treasure! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you Jan, your comment means a lot! It makes me happy that you enjoyed my PTI countdown!

  5. Saw your IG post about a card give away and just had to come leave a comment! I can't tell you how many times I've been back to this post just to gaze at all your loveliness and watching for the individual days on IG too! You have been blessed with such talent Nancy and I just love seeing all your creativity!! 😊♥️♥️♥️🌲

  6. Beautiful creations Nancy! I love the color theme that you chose and what a great way to document Christmas and the month of December. I also love to see what others have made with PTI products- very inspiring!

  7. These are so amazing! So many fabulous details.


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