Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Advent is a time for preparation...

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!




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1 comment:

Sienna said...

I do like your choice of Advent Calendars, all the more special, as you have crafted it.
I do not do Quilling, but it is a magnificent paper craft which I have collected a few pieces for myself, but also purchased for myself.
Keep on blogging!