Thought it was about time to get back into blogging, since I haven't posted in FOREVER!!! Life does get in the way, sometimes!
Anyway, I love the season of Advent! Preparing for Jesus' coming... Celebrating His historic debut AND looking forward to His return to reign!
With that in mind, I just finished a project that my family and I can enjoy for years to come... I was inspired by an advent calendar posted last year by a talented paper-crafter -- Sharon Harnist! She used an MDF kit by Kaisercraft to make her own calendar and I loved it so much, I had to buy one, too!
I've been collecting little pretties for this for over a year now, and I think it came together nicely... But, I have to say, it is IMPOSSIBLE to find any beautiful scrapbooking paper that has sacred images on it. SO, I made do with a set of background papers by Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby brand) and then found a GREAT nativity pop-up card and some paper "scraps" at D. Blumchen Co. for the centerpiece! LOVE DBC!!! They have some wonderful German crafting things, including the old-style lametta tinsel, glass glitter, Dresdens, etc.!
Without futher ado, here are some pix of the finished product -- hope you like it! To quote my eldest son, "there's a lot going on" here, but that's what makes it fun, eh? :)
Blessings to you and yours, this Advent season and at Christmas!