Tuesday, December 24, 2013

For to Us a Child is Born

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6

In celebration of our Savior's Birth - I wanted to share some of the Nativity sets I've collected over the years.

I bought this one in Nairobi, Kenya - when Kent and I went there on Safari in 1998.  It's made of corn husks, cloth and twine.
The wooden Nativity on the left was purchased somewhere in Europe by my world traveling Aunt Helen and given to our family when I was young.  I picked up the others in various shops over the years. The colorful wooden one was made in Poland, the clay leaf one was made in Venezuela.
My sister made me this sweet Nativity when she took a painting class years ago.
The lovely peach with Madonna and Child inside is all made of wax - another gift from Aunt Helen - when she traveled to Italy.
"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;  he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."  Luke 2:10-12

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas!

The Star
Stamps: Silent Night - PTI
Paper: Off White Bazzill, DP Country Boutique/Fancy Pants
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Old Paper
Accessories: 3D star die - Savvy Dies, sticky half pearls - Michaels, black/kraft twine - Timeless Twine, foam dots

Glory to the New Born King
Stamps:  Heirloom Patterns, Seasonal Flourish - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, brushed gold - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, gold half pearls - Michaels, heat gun.

Joy to the World
Stamps:  snowflakes from Around Christmastime, Sentiment from Seasonal Flourish - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White -  PTI, snowflake DP - Paper Pizazz, light blue DP - Me and My Big Ideas
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Memento Bahama Blue
Accessories:  circle Nestabilities, 1 3/4" circle punch - EK Success, Stitched Mat Rectangles Die - Lil' Inker Designs, foam dots, enamel dots - My Mind's Eye.


Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What incredible projects! Your sister is just as talented as you are! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Just popping by to say Merry Christmas! I wish you lots of peace, love and happiness in company of all your family!
Thinking on all my blog friends like YOU on this day! Yours Bibiana
PS: very happy and surprised to see that you share ANOTHER passion with me...I have being collecting nativities from around the world over many years I have now 150!! I display them in a whole room, and have like a "tour" over the holidays for friends and family to see them...I will have to figure out how to show it to you...HUGS bibiana

LeAnne said...

These are lovely Nativity sets...and lovely cards! Merry Christmas my friend!

Miriam Prantner said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful nativity sets as well as your tree! Wonderful cards, I hope that you have a joyous Christmas!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful post for Christmas. Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas.