Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Daily Bread designs Nov. Release Blog Hop and Challenge!



Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs November Release Blog Hop!  If you came here from Silke's Blog, you are in the right place!  If you happened on my blog but did not start at the ODBD Blog, you really should go there and start from there!  The reason is that there are secret words hidden along the hop which you need to collect along with the name of each Designer.  Then you will return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment that you have visited all the blogs and  a special email address will be given to you so you can email me with the secret words you found in the correct order.  That's all you have to do for the chance to win the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE this month!  That's three GREAT new sets that will help you with all your card making needs just in time for Christmas!!!

Now... on to my project for today!  I made this card and ornament set using "Blessed Christmas".   Our Design Team Challenge this month was to make a Holiday Card and make it Shimmer!  Unfortunately shimmer isn't always easy to photograph, but let me tell you, ODBD owner, Kelley Holland sent us all some GREAT designer papers that have shimmer, PLUS we each got a bottle of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, so these projects shimmer all over the place!!!


 I stamped my sentiment once and  image three times with VersaMark and heat embossed with Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger.  I watercolored with Real Red SU! Marker and Our Daily Bread designs Olive.  I sponged around my panels with Chocolate Chip and spritzed with Honey Dew Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.  LOVE this stuff and you are going to see a lot of it today!!!  Then I painted on Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist with a paint brush, being careful to stir it up with each "dip" so that I got the glimmer!  Next I cut out two of my poinsettia images with varying petals and popped them up with dimensionals.  My main panel is a Spellbinder's Label 4 and the sentiment is on a SB Ribbon Trio #2 die cut, off of which I cut the ribbon slits.  I decorated the inside of the card with the DP and EK Success punched edge.

Card Details:
Card Stock: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, Brushed Gold - The Paper Co.
Designer Paper: S.E.I. Peppermint Bark
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lattice Pendant element plus the negative parts, Spellbinder's Label #4,Spellbinder's Ribbon Trio#2,  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, EK Success Edge Punch, Memory Box Gold Beads, Gold Metallic Rub Ons, Glimmer Mist 


Now I decided that this designer paper and stamp set were so pretty I wanted to make an ornament with them as well.  So here is what I came up with:



 
I bought a simple cardboard type oval ornament at Hobby Lobby and covered it with the same papers I used on the card.  I cut out a lot of the vines and leaves to attach it to a Label #4 and popped up all the layers of the Poinsettia the same way.  The side is a strip of the designer paper which I punched a tiny hole in for the gold cording to pass through.  On the back is a little something fun we do in our family on Christmas.  Every year we wait until everyone has opened everything they have... sometimes we go eat dinner and play for a while... but then one of us will say... "you know... I think there was one more thing...".  Thus begins the "hunt" tradition that  they still love no matter what age!  The hunt usually starts with a clue hidden somewhere in the tree.  Every year I have to come up with some new idea on how to hide it.  So this year I made a little pocket on the back of this where a clue or even a nice crisp $$ Bill could be tucked!


 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project! Now from here you need to go visit Connie.    Before you go... my secret word is "born". Be sure you are keeping a list of all the DT Names so you can write their secret word next to them and email that to me at the address given on the ODBD Blog at the end of the hunt!  You have until 8 PM EST on Tues. Nov. 3rd to email me the secret word/words each designer had!  Remember...One LUCKY WINNER will win the entire release!
One More Chance to Win...

Please be sure to check out the ODBD Blog post  "November Design Team Challenge... "Show Us the Shimmer to join our Design Team in this month's Challenge!  The challenge this month is to make a Holiday Card and make it SHIMMER!  There are many ways you can do that... so this is easy enough for all to play along!  You might use Shimmery Designer Paper, Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, Twinkling H2O's, etc.  Just show us the shimmer so fitting to the Christmas season!

Everyone is invited to play along!  You DO NOT have to use Our Daily Bread designs stamps to win, but if you have them, we LOVE to see them!!!  Link your card to the November Design Team Challenge Thread on the ODBD Blog by Nov. 15th by 8 PM EST.  There will be a $30.00 Store Credit given to the winner of this challenge!  Come on...Show us the Shimmer!!!

161 comments:

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Grace, what an eye full!! These are all breathtaking!
--Hugs Becca

Dawn said...

yes, ditto Becca! I'm running out of adjectives for this release!! they're just over the top!!

Sandee said...

Oh my Grace! Your card and ornament are both just fabulous! I love the gold embossing and pretty red poinsettias! And the little secret pocket in the ornament is genius!

Karen W said...

These are both just gorgeous!! I really like that paper also, better add that to my list.

SHARLENE LEBLANC said...

GRACE I LOVE HOW YOU USED THE STRIPED PAPER FOR THE BACKGROUND VERY NICE CARD

Laura.K said...

Beautiful card.

Whimcees said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

Sandydee said...

Lovely cards.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - WOW - WOW - Grace!!! Your gold embossed card is FABULOUS and the ornament is WOW too!!! Love both projects!!! Hugs ~S~

Connie M. said...

So beautiful and shimmery, Grace!! Love the matching card and ornament...the back of your ornament is very clever too! Hugs!!

Mary said...

Love your card....your gift card ornament is wonderful. What a sweet idea. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Love the card, and as for the ornaments--WOWZERS! Love all the sparkle and shimmer.

Dianne said...

Beautiful card! What a great idea to use for gift cards. I give a lot of gift cards to grandchildren at Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Chris said...

truly stunning both of them, Christine x

Sunshine said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely projects with us. This is truly an inspirational blog hop. Thanks for making my Sunday! :)

Lenoria said...

Wow! The farther down the list I go the more awed I am that this team is so filled with an overabundance of talent! I love your card and the ornament (especially the ornament). I also like your blog info and your beautiful sunset. Thank you for sharing all these things.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Bee-yoo-tee-full creations!!!

thinker said...

wow... Grace your cards & projects are always so drop-dead gorgeous! Love them ALL!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous card & I love the ornament.

Shawna said...

Striking card. Love the gold embossing. And your ornaments are very nice!

leenda said...

Lovely card! Your ornament is a knock-out!! What a fun family tradition w/the ornament!

Anita Hovey said...

The gold accents on these projects are just divine! And what a clever little place to hide a gift.

Deborah Saaranen said...

I just love these Grace...I think that they are my all time faves for this release! Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

These are both very lovely. I especially like the glimmer of the gold embossing powder. What a beautiful card. I think I'll case your decoration idea too!
TFS
Beth Greco

Faye said...

This is very classy looking! I love how you did the layers.

Wanda Thomas said...

This is the most talented and inspirational group of designers. Congrats on being one of them. The card is amazing but the ornament/gift card was truly unique. What a great idea!

Renée said...

what fabulous projects!!

StampinCathy said...

Your projects are just amazing and so inspiring. Thanks for the great tutorials on all the projects.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fantastic card and ornament. Loving the blog hop too and seeing great ideas for this new set! Would love to win it.

hope_in_grace said...

The card is very pretty, but I really like the ornament.

Brenda said...

Great card. What a fun tradition you have. I just love the idea of the clue in the ornament. Surely your family reads your blog though and will know your secret!!!

MiamiKel said...

Such a lovely and beautiful holiday card - such stunning detail. NIcely done! T FS!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, I am at awe on how beautiful your card and that ornament/money holder are!!! STUNNING, just swtunning!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

LaToya said...

Thank you for sharing a wonderful card with us.

Nena said...

I love the ornaments; what a fantastic idea. Thank you so much
for the details of your wonderful
creations.

faith said...

Great work! Such beautiful colors chosen.

jeanna said...

Love your works! very pretty!

Laurie said...

Another great card, Grace! Those stripes really make your main image pop....love it.

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Grace absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Pattyjo said...

Very pretty poinsettia card! I especially love the gold edging around the card and poinsettia, leaves and vine. I also like the beads you added in the center of you poinsettia and on the ivy edges. Then you made an extra pretty gold bottom border on your card. You really put a lot of time into your pretty card and it is so beautiful!
Thank you so much for your sharing and the fun blog hop!
Pattyjo

veesknees said...

This card is very remenicent of cards I used to collect many years ago I am in Love and those tree ornaments well ab. fab. :) Vera

Peggy said...

Very beautiful card and ornaments. Well done. God bless!

andrea said...

is it real gold there is blinging, wow what a rich card it is.
love it , and the ornament too
hugs from andrea

Angela Fehr said...

Amazing! Love the set and what you've done with it!

seamom said...

Very nice card and ornamentt, and thank your for the fun idea of a family search for that "one more thing"! I was drawn to the striped paper on the card, especially the way it peeks through the punched border near the bottom. Well done!

Val W said...

Lovely card and ornament. It's really fun to see what all the bloggers are doing with the new releases on their shimmery mission.

dmorgan said...

Love your card and your ornament! Very elegant.

angelhs said...
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angelhs said...

Lovely card and ornament. I love the little pocket in the ornament.

Gina said...

Love the story of your holiday tradition! The poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous! I love all your projects here.

Julie said...

The gold is amazing! I love the detail.

Traci M said...

Grace, it is always so fun to get to know you better, and the holiday tradition at your home made me smile!! I love the idea of the hidden pocket on the back of the ornament...
and your card and ornament are both lovely in every way!

ldavies said...

Wow, I would never have thought to paint with Glimmer Mists. Thanks for the idea!

Lynne Davies

Little GTO said...

I like the clue search in the tree.
I like all the filgreework on your art. Ricky needs a tummy rub.
Sharon L

Eli said...

I love the rich and elegant card you created. Your stamping and embossing is so beautiful. Thanks.

CraftinGranny said...

Both projects are absolutely georgous Grace and I so appreciate the instrutions for each. The "hunt" is a very clever idea and one I'm sure my grown children and grandchildren will enjoy. Maybe we'll start a new family tradition. Thanks so much for the hop introducing the new sets. I can't wait to get them.
"Hugs" Granny

Elaine said...

Love the card and what a great family tradition.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and GREAT ornament !-Barbara

Diane said...

These are beautiful projects, Grace, in perfect keeping with your constant style...elegant, graceful and oozing with artistic talent. Love the blog hop "game!" Very creative. Wonderful stamp sets.

JKB said...

Great card and wonderful projects. Thanks.

Shawnee Stamper said...

This blog hop just gets better and better. Love the different ideas each designer has come up with!

You card is beautiful then I saw the ornament. Oh that is so gorgeous and a gift holder as well!

Thank you for sharing these ideas!

Therese

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh Grace I just adore your ornament! Such a fabulous design! And your card is wonderful with all that glorious gold!

Patricia said...

I love how you used gold on your card, very beautiful. I love the ornament and the idea about placing money or a clue on the back, how clever.

Patricia S
razstamp@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I have enjoyed the hop to your blog Grace. Your description about you touched my heart. Loved the lattice and paper you used on the card and the ornament!!

Cassie said...

your ornament is gorgeous!

Cassie said...

your ornament is gorgeous!

Cassandra said...

FANTASTIC Grace! You can definitely see the Shimmer! Your Poinsettias are just wonderful and so colorful. They just leap off my screen. I love the paper, the border and just everything about the card! I really love the tag and how you showed it could also be a gift card holder. This is why I love visiting blog sites! I get such wonderful ideas from talented ladies like yourself to get me motivated for the holidays! Thank you so very much for sharing ideas from your heart with us!
Hugs!
Cassandra

nancywolff said...

Your card and ornament are both just beautiful! I have seen so many ways to use the poinsettias. Love the secret pocket in the ornament.

Gloria Westerman said...

Grace, This is really pretty. I love your tip one "the Hunt". What a great tradition for your family. I might just try that myself. Thank you for sharing with us.

Miriam said...

Your card and ornament are both spectacular! The shimmer is wonderful as are your designs! Thank you for blessing us with your creative ideas!

Randi said...

Great job Grace! Your card is beautiful!

Mary said...

beautiful card and ornament.

hugs
Mary

Annette said...

Just love those poinsettias, so beautifully made, very Christmassy. Love all the detail on both the card and ornament. Sounds like lots of fun in your house at Christmas. Take CareX:)

Lynne Phelps said...

I loved the story about the "one more thing..." and think the pocket on the back of the ornament is very clever!

Alicia said...

Love the ornaments.

EFY said...

Wow! Beautiful glitz and beautiful filigree. I need to imitate this! Blessings

Nicky Hsu said...

What a pretty card. So classic.

MrsRandMrR said...

I love this beautiful card! I especially love the gold on the poinsettia.

JPScraps said...

The cards and ornament are beautiful!

sherlinger said...

Love your card and ornament, especially the gold. Thanks for sharing your Christmas tradition, what I fun idea!

ashjoy said...

Beautiful card and great ornaments.

Chrisd said...

What wonderful work and I love that ornament idea.

Nellie said...

Love the ornament very much! Hugs, Nellie.

Judy Jackson said...

Such a lovely card- and lovely ornaments! Thanks for this Blog hop!

Judy Jackson

Lisa Lynne said...

Beautiful details in your work! Thanks for sharing.

maiahs_momma said...

Love the ornament and the card you made using the new sets :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Dani said...

I love the card and the ornament is just perfect!!

Only by His Grace said...

Hello Grace!
Your card is so beautiful. I love it and the ornament is gorgeous.
I love your blog.
hugs marion

Lori Halt said...

ok so I am running out of things to say about this Christmas set its simply beautiful....I loved your ornament too!

Cheri Howard said...

How beautiful! The gold really makes your card & ornament pop!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Grace your card and ornament are so pretty I love them. TFS with us
Hugs

MaxineD said...

Grace your work is fabulous... it leaves me breathless at the simple elegance and beauty of it all. In fact I think I am turning a slght shade of green.... :-( Bless you for blessing us with your inspiration.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous projects. I really like the ornament with the little pocket. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Your card and ornament are beautiful ...thanks for sharing
I love these blog hops

Estelle in Hernado MS

Anonymous said...

So lovely

mypaperpleasure said...

I love your idea of the ornament,in our culture,we give "Red Pocket" during the celebration of New Year,same idea as yours. It is a traditional fun.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Grace this is gorgeous.

Peg said...

Grace, thanks so much for sharing these lovely projects. The poinsettia is just so gorgeous.

valken said...

Ok I liked the stripes and your layering,not sure how you did that. Your ornament was nice but I especially liked the back. Nice idea.

anita.holden said...

I love the ornament! What a great idea! Thanks

anita.holden said...

I love the ornament! What a great idea! Thanks

Mary Lou said...

Oh my Grace~~~ absolutely wonderful!!!!! Love the shimmer and glimmer~~you got it!! The traditional christmas tree hunt~~love this idea--I may steal it from you~~hope that is ok :-)
Thanks and blessings
Mary Lou

Rebecca said...

Very beautiful card & ornament!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Grace!!!! I just love your gold embossing with the red poinsettia!! You ornament is breathtaking. What a lot of beautiful cut work and that pocket is over the top creative and clever my friend. Awesome job on the shimmer challenge and the blog post my friend. Thanks for helping me out today!! You are the sweetest and best!!
hugs,
Chris

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh, Oh, Oh - I am speechless!!! Wonderful colors and Gold embossing, I can just see it shimmer and Oh - PERFECT Grace. It's awesome, what a fabulous card you created. Thanks

AndreaA said...

Love the card and ornament.Great idea to add the little pocket on the back.

Dacia Smith said...

What a beautiful ornament and card! Well done Grace!

Dacia Smith said...

What a beautiful ornament and card! Well done Grace!

windycindy said...

Your ornament with the pocket is fabulous. What a wonderful keepsake!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both your card and ornament are beautiful Grace!! I LOVE your sweet little gift pocket in the back of the ornament! What a sweet surprise!

Shirl said...

Grace such a vibrant card and so easy on the eye. Love the striped background paper and the poinsettia colouring matches perfectly.
Shirl

Donna said...

Grace,
What a treat--2 projects! I love the SU Real Red color. Beautiful job.

Barbara said...

The card is lovely, and the ornameant is fabualous!!
Barbara

Carol said...

Grace this is stunning work. I love your ornament too! Great gift idea for those of us who give gift cards. The gold embossing is impressive, I love how it sparkles right across the internet into my home!!! Absolutely exquisite!!!

Carol
chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

The card is beautiful and so are is your ornament. Would love to win these stamp sets.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

I just love all of your projects! Beautiful paper, image, and design work!

kimkraft said...

Beautiful card and ornament too! Love the hidden idea.

Diane said...

Beautiful Holiday card....love the colors...the ornament is such a clever idea...so very "gorgeous", too...couldn't you just imagine a tree full of these...stunning!

candy61429 said...

Grace... Your card and ornament are both just beautiful!

Sue D said...

Great card and ornament--thanks for sharing your family tradition.

DZMania said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the shimmer!

QueenPam said...

I like how easily your designed turned into an ornament!

Donna said...

gorgeous

Sherry said...

Wowie, you can really see the shimmer on your card.. LOVE IT! How clever of you to alter the ornament you found to match your card! What a fun tradition your family has too and that you've added it to the back of the ornament, clever girl you! Both very lovely creations!

Beth Ann said...

I'm getting in the Christmas mood. What a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I especially like the ornament and what a clever idea to have a pocket on the back.

Mary

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Love the gold embossing on your poinsettia. TFS!

Teri said...

Your projects are all fantastic. I enjoy your blog so much!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Love the details and the shimmer!! Beautiful

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful card and ornament too, Grace. Love those new stamp sets and the pretty papers too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations. Phyllis M.

Gretchen said...

What striking colors! I love your family tradition too- what fun!!

Lori said...

What a fun family holiday tradition! Your samples are beautiful - love the layered poinsettia! Gorgeous!

Kermity said...

I lost my mom 2 years ago...her favorite flower was the poinsettia, this particular poinsettia stamp is one of the most beautiful I've seen so far. I definitely will get this stamp. I will have to make a card for my mom to leave at the mausoleum for her.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Roxx said...

STUNNING ORNAMENT! I JUST LOVE IT. I'D LIKE TO DO SOME FOR MY TREE! GREAT INSPIRATION.
THANKS

ROXX.T

Swr4him said...

I put my comment in the next post but I love the border punch and how you used them in the other project.
Great creativity!

craftieodamae said...

your cards are simply gorgeous!

Julie Overby said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Just spectacular!

theneon said...

Grace, you've taken this beautiful new release image to the limit! The card looks like it is sitting atop stained glass. Your tree ornament is so clever and will be a great treat for your family treasure hunt.

Kelley said...

Great idea Grace! Love both your card and the ornament!! So beautiful!!

Betty Benton said...

What an elegant card and ornament -- love them both!

Julia said...

OMG! I'm speechless....your card is so elegant. I love all the gold detail it really takes my breath away. Thanks!

Karen Arthur said...

What a lovely card and ornament. Great details on both projects.

beadz said...

I love your Christmas tradition of one more thing hunt. that sounds like so much fun, You are giving me ideas!

hugs,
Gini

Irene said...

Love your selection of papers and the ornament is very clever!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Beautiful work, as usual, Grace!!!! Love your attention to detail!!

Sheila said...

A beautiful card and ornament - love the hidden pocket.

quilter said...

Your design style really sells the ODB designs--so beautiful and I like the idea of making an ornament out of it too. I've been listening to your music while I quilt. Blessings

Susan said...

love the warmth in your work

YTET said...

OMG! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all the details.

Marsha said...

Each blog on this hop just keeps getting better. I'll be coming back to check your site out later !

YHess4 said...

I love the ornament! It looks so original and professional. The gift card holder is a great alternative to the store bought tins and holders. Also, it adds an element of putting more thought into gifting a gift card.

christi said...

wow such a stunning card. it is almost a just for men card.

Cheryl said...

What a great card - love the victorian feel of it.

Rosella said...

Beautiful!! Love your gold embossing! Such great detail!

Kathy O said...

Wonderful projects! And what precision in cutting the vines. Also what a wonderful family tradition you have!

Pati said...

Beautiful, victorian colors! Thanks for sharing a fun Christmas tradition and tying it to your craft. What a neat and fun idea!

Debora said...

Thanks for sharing, wonderful

Emily said...

Thanks for sharing! :)

Anna Matthews said...

Beautiful card and projects, very inspiring!

Mary said...

Beautiful Grace! I love the Dp that you used and the mixing of patterns!
Thank you for sharing!

Grace of Gracenotes4Today said...

Grace, what a beautiful job you have done on these pieces! The gold accents make everything shine, which is exactly the look I want for Christmas. But I have to tell you... your "hunt" idea is SO cute. What a fun tradition.