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♥ day 12

Today's artist is wabbit and the show is Stranger Things. No, she hasn't given up on the X-Files but she assures me that any fan of The X-Files will also love Stranger Things. A few years ago she told me that I'd love the show Firefly ... she wasn't wrong then so I tend to believe what she tells me. :) Enjoy!

♥ day 11

I thought I'd start the completed calendar a little early cuz they're just too cool to look at. I'll post it once every 5 days until the calendar ends... then I'll put it on its own page. You'd think by now that I'd be an expert in figuring out the correct sizes but I had to increase the size of this one 3x before I got it right. Go figure, huh? The only days not taken are the 3 blank squares but I'm waiting for more artists to contribute their art. Today's artist is wabbit and the show is Stranger Things. Enjoy everyone!

♥ day 10

So, beginning on Dec. 1st, I start listening to my Christmas list in iTunes... there's 85 songs in it that last 4 hrs and 26 min. with artists from Alabama to Kenny G to Vince Gill. I think that's the reason that I wake up with various songs running through my head... the other day it was Christmas Like A Lullaby by John Denver and yesterday it was Auld Lang Syne by Colbie Caillat. But today... today it was yogurt, lol, and that's not even a song. Anyone else have weird things in their heads when they wake up? Today's artist is our very own Red and I know you'll love it!

♥ day 9

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la; Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la ... yeah, my brain is mush today and no thoughts are inside to share so I'm typing lyrics, lol. Did you sing along though? ;) Well, then I'm not so crazy after all, am I? And now that you're in the proper holiday mood, today's artist is Ally. Enjoy!

♥ day 8

So before tonite's update I went X-Files browsing... I knew the show was coming back soon and I had already seen the new trailer on tv. Was I excited by the trailer? Oh yeah, and even more so by what I found tonite. I've watched a lot of tv shows/series and I can tell you this... none of them has a hold on you like the X-Files does. Less than 4 weeks to go... but today we're doing an Advent Calendar and your artist is Red who will always put a smile on your face. Enjoy!

♥ day 7

Today's image is from someone who is joining our Calendar for the very first time... her name is Ally and I know you're going to love her work as much as I do. I try very hard not to give any clues at all in the little thumbnails that I create... would you like to open see-through presents? lol, I thought not... where's the fun in that? So as much as possible, there won't be any hints just so you'll be as surprised as I was when I received the images in my email. Enjoy everyone!

♥ day 6

Last one from me for a while... aw c'mon, don't all clap at once lol! It's just a little weird one for a Wednesday, a very cold Wednesday, I might add. 26 degrees outside and too cold for me! We get to go food shopping later today cuz our new frig arrived and it's awesome cuz it actually works! My only worry now is that hubby will want to buy out the store.

♥ day 5

Good morning and Happy Tuesday everyone! Why happy, you ask? Well, to make a long and frustrating story short, we've been without a working refrigerator since the 2nd of October and today our brand new one gets delivered. Cause for celebration? You better believe it, lol. And today we're taking a break from the X-Files... my pic today is from another tv show, one that is currently in its 15th season, and yes, I've watched it since the beginning. Some of the people in the image are no longer on the show, but they were my favorites so *had* to be included. Other fans will know who I mean.

♥ day 4

As promised, your smaller collage today is again from me. Hope you enjoy! We also have a brand new artist coming to the Calendar this year... you'll be seeing some of her artwork in a few days. I hope you'll join me in giving a very warm welcome to Ally who is one very talented lady!

♥ day 3

Time is flying by too fast... it seems like I was just here and look, I'm back already. ;) It's another collage from me today with two different sizes again, so click on the little image for the smaller one, and here's the original size as well. Of the six collages that I've made for the calendar so far, this is by far my favorite. Sometimes I get lucky... it doesn't take me as long to make a collage as it used to way back when, I have no idea why. I've been making collages for this calendar for 17 years, and the hardest part is still coming up with a fresh idea.

Christmas is my favorite time of year... I love everything about it, and no, it's not just cuz I was born in December, lol. As John Denver so eloquently put it, "Christmas, like a lullaby, steals across the land." It's a feeling that encompasses your soul. And the Calendar is part of that too... every year I hope there'll be more artists that will return, but they're getting fewer and fewer. And that's ok... people have lives to live, right? Everyone isn't as lucky as I am to have all the time I need to do whatever I want. You see, I'm going to let you guys in on a couple of secrets, just in case the Calendar doesn't return next year. First, my real name is Carolyn... and second, I'm a retired little old lady, lol. Yes, I am... on the 19th of this month I will turn 69 yrs old and I'm barely 5 ft. 2 in. in my stocking feet. So while most of you started with the X-Files in your early teens or younger, I started when I was 52 in the year 2000. Shocking, isn't it, lol? But it just goes to show you, age is all in your mind... you're as young or as old as you want to be. I may be older than dirt, lol, but I still like to have fun and I love sharing that fun with friends. So come on back tomorrow and I'll have another little goodie for you. And I promise, tomorrow's won't be a big one. ;)

♥ day 2

A little nostalgia, a little then and now for you today from me. You'll be stuck with me for a few more days as the first week is always the hardest to fill and I had the time, so I created. Not as big as yesterday, lol!

♥ day 1

Welcome to the 2017 Advent Calendar! I hope we can bring some cheer to your Holiday season! There won't be an actual calendar page so all collages will be linked from the little images each day... just click on them and voila! Today's collage is a little bit of craziness from me... after all these years, it's hard to come up with new ideas. I hope you enjoy it. I still haven't quite got the hang of working in PS at a screen res of 2560x1440. For some reason, the images don't look that large until I've completed them and opened them in a browser. Then it's like, whoa!, that's too big, lol. So for those of you with really large screens like me, here's the original size.

♥ 27 nov

This year's Advent Calendar will open in 4 days. The layout here is very simple this time... since we're very low on artists, I thought I'd spend my time trying to create collages, lol. If anyone wants to join us in creating, please send me an email. Everyone is welcome... every fandom is welcome. This is our special time of the year where we all come together to have some fun and enjoy the Holiday season. The link is and whether you participate or not, we all hope you'll enjoy the ♥ 2017 Calendar ♥