Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blog Hop ~ Our Daily Bread designs December release and PRIZES!H


Peace and Joy Gift Set
 
Hello everyone!  Can you believe it?  It's December!  Christmas is just around the corner and Our Daily Bread designs is going to help you get the last of your Christmas cards done with two more great sets and lots of wonderful sentiments and verses! Today is the release of these new sets and to celebrate we have a blog hop for you to enjoy, be inspired by, and have a chance to WIN ONE Set of  your choice!!!

If you arrived here from Dawn's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you happened on my blog, you will want to go to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start the hop from there.  You will be collecting secret words from each of the design team's blogs, leaving a comment for each designer,  returning to the Our Daily Bread designs blog, leaving a message that says you have visited each designer and left a comment, then you will email me at the link given there, giving me the  list of the designers names with their secret words.  You will want to collect these in order because they spell out a special message to you from us!  All the designer's will be listed on the ODBD blog with links, so if you get lost along the way, simply return there for the next link.  To keep track of the names of each designer, it might be easiest to just copy the list right from the ODBD blog and then as you collect the secret words you can just fill them in next to the designer's name.  You have until 8:00 PM EST Dec 2 to complete the requirements!  So quick and easy... who wouldn't want to try?  This month Kelley, the owner of Our Daily Bread designs has generously offered TWO prizes.... so TWO lucky hoppers will be chosen by random to receive the set of THEIR choice!!! How fun is that?!!

Also, just a reminder that starting in January, Our Daily Bread designs will be hosting a monthly Design Team Challenge, and you all are invited to play along!  There will be awards and PRIZES... so lots of fun and extra chances to win coming up in the new year!!! 

Now on to my projects using one of the new release sets, Peace and Joy.



This card was made using a Trapeze Template.  It is  a brass template with piercing holes and there were pattern books available giving you lots of different options for patterns to "sew" and bead if desired.  I do not have and cannot find the book... so I cased an idea by Beverly Terry who owns Terryfic Times, where I bought the template. I just had to figure out a sizing that worked for me.  This is what the template looks like:
I cut a square of paper the size of the template, pierced the holes I wanted to use and strung my beads on silver thread.  After my pattern was made I cut the tiny supports, leaving just the outter border and the inner square, held together by the beads.  It is a fun way to pack a wow factor into a card.  For my card itself I cut out the "window" so that you could see through the beaded part to the inside and made a card within a card so that the pretty green background and snowflake image from the ODBD set, Peace and Joy would show through, but when you lift that panel, there is the sentiment inside that.  The snowflakes are stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver embossing powder.  The large one is hand cut, the small one is actually stamped on a Spellbinder's Die Cut (Create a Flake) sent to me by my great friend Chris. Thank you Chris!!!  The white one is covered in Dazzling Diamonds, not so visible on this dark day.


Here are the insides of the card... the lift up flap and inside that, the message:




...And here are the Ornament and Candle

 


I made a gift set using these images.... so perfect for an inexpensive but special gift that says you care!  The ornament has the large snowflake stamped on Acetate and embossed in silver and then inserted into the glass ornament.  On the outside I added another white SB die cut with the small snowflake embossed on it and added some bling from Memory Box.  A silver ribbon and fibers finish it off. I used an assortment of die cuts from Spellbinders and Sizzix to layer my snowflakes on the candle, then mounted them on a Spellbinder's Label 6 which I sponged with Olive Ink from Our Daily Bread designs.  The belly band is made with a Martha Stewart edge punch, a Cuttlebug embossed snowflake edge and some light sponging.

Project Details:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Peace and Joy

Card Stock: Papertrey White, Basic Black

Designer Paper: Chatter Box Holiday Holly, Brushed Silver from The Paper Co.
Accessories:  Trapeze Piercing Template, Silver Thread, White beads, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Die Cuts: Label 6, Create a Flake, Fancy Tags, Ribbon, Crystal Snowflakes- Memory Box, Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Punch

Now to continue on the hop from here, go visit Deb for more great inspiration!  My secret word is STICKS.
Have fun and good luck in the drawing!  God bless and thanks for stopping by!




114 comments:

Dawn B. said...

You really packed a WOW into this ensemble.. What a beautiful gift set.. I love the way you added the beads.. this is terrific Grace.. Super job.

Beth Ann said...

Love the ornament. Antoher great card & idea for the stamps

Debi said...

Wow Grace they are all amazing. Thanks for explaining about the template you used, I had been wondering.

Liz Williams said...

I am always blessed when I visit here. You and Chris Tomlin just made my morning special.

Chris said...

Your ideas are great and I love the ornament. Thanks!!

mom2h said...

I want to try an ornament like this!

Connie M. said...

Such amazing creations, Grace! ANYONE would be OVERJOYED to get these!!! Stunning!!

Theresa said...

You continue to amaze us with your talent!! Thanks for sharing about the template!

MargieP said...

Amazing work! Love the candle and ornament. Thanks for sharing them with us

Dawn said...

Grace...I'm speechless... this is just phenomenal!! oh my... gorgeous work! that template is super interesting...hmmmm, another wish list item! beautiful girlfriend, beautiful!

christi said...

wow, what a great coordinated gift set this makes. love the ornament and the beading tecnique.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Grace!!!!! Phenominal! Stunning! Love that elegant ornament and that candle! Amazing as always! You can send this set my way....Tee hee!
hugs,
Chris

Wanda Thomas said...

What a great way to use all this for more than a card; I'm so impressed!

JanD said...

Gorgeous card & gift set. Can't pick which one I like the best. Thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

Grace, now this is over the top fabulous, even more than usual!! LOL!!! Stunning card, ornament and candle!!!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card, ornament and candle. I have never seen the Trapeze Template before. That is very interesting. Thank you for sharing. God bless!

ensign39 said...

These cards/projects are just so beautiful. I enjoyed looking.

Christy said...

The ornament and candle are great ideas!
Christy Hawkins

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Good Lord, Grace....this gift set could not be any more AMAZING and breathtaking!!! Aboslutely GORGEOUS!!!! Yes, I am speechless!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Randi said...

Grace the beading is extraordinair! Your card is so detailed and I hope whomever receives this will frame it!!

Phyllis M. said...

Awesome gift set you have made with the new stamp set. It is really beautiful and what a lovely creation. Thanks for sharing them and great idea. Phyllis M.

Marg said...

What a wonderful gift package. The ornament is wonderful. What a great idea for the insert.

Tanya said...

Omg! Gorgeous!!! I love it!

candy61429 said...

Grace, your cards and ornament and candle are gorgeous!!!

Becky said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kris said...

Stunning projects!!! you really brought out Christmas with the ornament and candle!!! very precious and beautiful! hugs, Kris

connie said...

I love the beading on the card and LOVE the ornament. BEAUTIFUL!

Kathy O said...

Grace, What a beautiful set! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this gift set! The silver and green are just stunning together. Thank you so much and have a wonderful Christmas!-Kathy O

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous set! Love the matching snowflakes and the great card with the flip... TFS!

akagreenhouse said...

These are gorgeous projects! I would love to be on your Christmas list! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Beverly T. Bolding said...

Truly beautiful, loved them all

Gretchen said...

What a gorgeous gift set! Absolutely stunning!

Dani said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely projects!! :)

Teresa, Chowbaby said...

thx for the info on the candle and ornament - great ideas

sandyh said...

what a nice set! love the beading!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Love the ornaments. Thank you for sharing

Debbie

Maria Matter said...

so very beautiful Grace! love all the sparkle and shine!!
Blessings, Maria

BeckyE said...

Great work, Grace. Love the candle idea.
BeckyE

Diane said...

Oh, my! Another dazzling display of your talents, Grace. I can't do the blog hop right now as my plate is too full to enjoy drooling over everyone's creations...just stopped in to say "hi." But this ensemble is absolutely stunning. You are sooo talented. ODBD is beyond blessed to have you!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh my goodness Grace, these are just stunning. Love all of it. Your talents are amazing. Thank you for sharing with us.

lconner said...

You made those snowflakes look amazing. And I've never seen a trapeze card. I think I need to check into that idea. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work.

dlmgibson said...

Grace,
Wow...I'm speachless. These are simply awesome! I've go to try this. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Donna

loftylass said...

Oh my word Grace this is a stunning, stunning project - I knew I liked the snowflake stamp but you have taken it to a new level. Tfs.
HW

AndreaA said...

Wow!!!! These are amazing.
Love the card and ornament and candle.
They all are beautiful. TFS

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Beautiful I love silver

Jacki Randolph said...

Your gift is set is wonderful! Love all the detail. TFS

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and candle.Love the snowflake. Thanks for sharing. Mary L Schreiber

JKB said...

WOWSES!!! Grat idea.

Dawn said...

AMAZING!! I would love to be the reciever of these gorgeous gifts! You are very gifted.

Maggie said...

What a wonderful gift this will make. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Grace - I love that you call this an inexpensive gift set....that is the complete opposite of what the recipient will think. It is absolutely breathtaking!! I love love love that ornament...it's the first stamped ornament that I've been able to say that about :)

JssMcr said...

Hi Grace
I am so glad I get a chance to leave you a comment on the beautiful candle. Thank you for sharing.
Jessie

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp! What a dramatic, striking card, Grace. Love that beadwork!! Beautiful ornament, too!

Crystal said...

WOW Grace STUNNING creations!!!! LOVE LOVE all your projects!

Cheryl Walker said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE the set you designed with the new sets!!!! Beautiful job!!!! I love all the ODBD stamps they are all soooo very BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

frodz said...

Very nive gift set for xmas. Thanks.

li-bee-ti said...

Your work is simply amazing!
thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I love all the textures in your designs! TFS Lynn

Stampin_melissa said...

Such elegant gifts! So much detail, WOW!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, you are my HERO!! Everything you make is wow, wow, wow!!! God Bless you!!!!

Lenoria said...

Wow! These are all beautiful and I love the ornament!

leenda said...

Gorgeous, fabulous, stunning & beautiful projects!

ChristineCreations said...

Now this is one gorgeous ensemble Grace! Beautiful craftsmanship!

Karen W said...

Wow Grace these are just amazing!!

Jane Jeffress said...

Great work!!!

jeannen2 said...

I love the matching candle and ornament along with the lovely card! Thanks for sharing the info about the trapeze card -- never heard of it before this!

Linda said...

Your snowflake with the beads is just beautiful! I am amazed at all the work in that card. The ornaments are wonderful!! I am in awe of your talent. Thanks for sharing.

Janice said...

Wow, I love it. The ornament is esquisite, what a special gift. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Gina said...

Wow what beautiful gifts. Wow.

frogers said...

What a beautiful set. Thanks for sharing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are fabulous.

Laura said...

The ornament is gorgeous.

Mary said...

Grace this set is AMAZING! You are one talented lady! The ornament is so gorgeous!

hugs
Mary

Sandra said...

Wow!
need I say more?
Sandra

ny2tx_patti said...

Grace, I loved seeing all your gorgeous creations and listening to the beautiful worship music that is playing right now.

Farmgirl said...

Grace,

You are one very talented lady. Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of us.

Pauline

mustangsarah said...

OMG, what a beautiful set.
Into my favs .
You are so talented.

Pati said...

Wow, what a gift set! Love that ornament, ok and the candle and the card!

Tami said...

SOOOOO pretty!

trish said...

You are an incredibly talented lady. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
Hugs,
Trish

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a stunning set of pure gorgeousness Grace!! From your creative beading, to your stunning ornament and candle!! You never cease to amaze me with your creations!

Marsha said...

All of these are so beautiful. I am in awe.

Shannon said...

Hi I love the gifts that you made. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Shannon

paperpapier said...

what an elegant beauty..

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous Set - Grace!!! You really made it look wonderful - I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

My Paper Adventures said...

Oh, WOWIE WOW WOWZERS, Grace!! Love them all, especially that ornament!! I'm getting so many wonderful ideas for gifts this year!!

Cheri Howard said...

Stunning set, Grace! TFS!

Irene said...

Beautiful card and I love the ornament!

marcelle schauer said...

beautiful color combination, love it.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the ornament and all your cards. Thanks for sharing. Love the hop, and a chance to win too!

Analuz said...

great ornament and I love the candel thank you

Die Cut Lady said...

The candle really caught my eye lovely! You have a great style!
Donna

Teri said...

Love all your projects. They are breathtaking. TFS!!

Brandi said...

What a fabulous gift set... gorgeous! :)

PatsyB said...

I am so excited I am not sure I can finish this blog hop!! I have boxes of those little candles and now I have Christmas presents for my Sunday school class!! Thanks so much!! This is so great!!

christy said...

Just beautiful Mom, I really love the silver snowflake ornament, so classy and beautiful! Great job!

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Grace,what a beautiful creations.

Hugs Riet.x

Sue D said...

Beautiful gift ensemble!

Angie said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

Jan Castle said...

FINALLY...was able to see your art work. It was well worth the 20 or more tries! I could get to your site but the blog/art work was blank. I was finally able to reach you and see the beautiful art work by going back to Dawn's blog and connecting that way! Signed up to 'follow you' so I won't ever have to go thru that again!!!!
Thanks for sharing your Georgeous Art!
Jan Castle

NYorker said...

Hmm...STICKS sure is a funny, puzzling "secret word". Beautiful work - I shall return!

Elena said...

Beautiful work! The candle and ornament are gorgeous!

AHadley said...

Wow, I'm in awe! I love all the silver, and that ornament is just gorgeous. Love everything you've done!

Donna said...

Beautiful ornament and cards. Great job.

Minerva said...

WOW!! Hat's off to you that card is a masterpiece!!! You should enter it in the Creative Home Arts contest, the project is a card this time. That had to take so long to make. Just stunning.

Sandee said...

I am blown away Grace!!! These projects are exquisite!!! I can't even speak! Amazing!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Frame It! sticks the storm at hand right in the flakes!! So Lovely! We need moisture; only 1/2" in NOV. Shivery coloration for our double sticks low temps tonight. Keep Looking UP! WW

Kim P said...

What a fantastic gift set! Love the olive with the silver!

Natalie said...

Hi Grace! Your card and your gift ideas are absolutely breathtaking!! Beautiful!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh Grace I just adore this whole lil' set you created here! Love the colors so much!! Hugs for a great week! :)
~Ang

Joy-N-Jesus said...

Grace your work is absolutely beautiful! I love what you did with the candle, ornament, and frame! I am so blessed by your comment on my blog, and so glad the Lord would use me! God is good and deserves all our praise! Thank you Jesus!

P.S. Love your music!

katiesniche said...

I always love your work, this is truely beautiful. What a wonderful set. So beautiful!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, Grace, these are jaw droppingly gorgeous!!! Your beautiful art is always amazing and inspirational!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

***THUD*** ---- that was my jaw hitting the floor!!!! OMGosh Grace this trio is sheer perfection!!!