Friday, September 26, 2008

We're Back & Nativity Blocks

Hello Everyone!  Sorry I haven't posted in so long.  Being pregnant with #4 has been exhausting!  Anyway, I've had lots of people email hoping for more posts on this blog and just wanted to let you know that I'd love to post more ideas as the holidays are right around the corner.  I also know lots of church groups have Super Saturdays and craft days in the fall and there are plenty of great ideas to be had there as well.  So follow the directions on the sidebar and email your ideas, I'll be happy to post them and we can all enjoy!   I will also try to answer the questions you have emailed me over the past while.

Okay, one really fun item of business to start things off is that a fellow blogger found a site where you can print off the MAMBI clip art that was used to make the Nativity Blocks shared by Hilary last year.  The clip art costs $5 to download and you can find it at pccrafter.com.  The stickers have been discontinued but you can print the clip art on adhesive paper and viola you've got stickers.  So, a big huge thanks to Sanders Family (sorry I don't know your first name) for this awesome find!  

Here is the original post submitted by Hilary:


This is a fun idea for nieces, nephews and even your own kids. I saw this on a message board and asked the girl if I could share.

Paint blocks with a few coats of paint. Then apply the stickers. Ink or sand the edges to distress. Then put a coat of Mod Podge on them to seal in the stickers. Let dry.

This particular set of stickers is by Me & My Big Ideas (MAMBI). They are no longer made, so if you like this set you just have to hope a craft or scrapbook store still carries this line. I've done extensive searches online and they are hard to find! However, there are other brands of Nativity stickers. You could probably even find cute nativity clipart.

5 comments:

MaryRuth said...

YAY!! I'm so happy you're back.. I've missed the fun ideas!

And thanks for the link to the nativity clip art! I was feeling sad that I couldn't find the stickers... downloads will work great!

thanks so much!

Hope you're feeling better soon (maybe in November??)

Shepherd Family ACAL said...

You could probably Modge-podge too right? We have those blocks we got them for Christmas about 4 years ago and we love them and so do our kids, actually they never get put away, they stay out all year..
So glad your back! I am pregnant with #3 and that is kicking my bum so I feel ya! Hang in there!

sheena said...

I have been checking your blog here and there.

I was so excited when i saw your post.... All i can say is I LOVE YOU!! I have been looking for these stickers (clipart will do) for the past TWO years! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Shanna said...

These are darling! I actually bought the stickers last year after I saw these on your blog but never made them. Do you have the dimensions for the blocks?! Did you use 3x3 wood to cut them from? Thanks!

Trisha said...

I know this is late, but you can get cute nativity clip art, including one similar to this, on pccrafter.com They cost 4.95 per set. I've also seen this done with a stable as well. So cute!