Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs Dec release Blog Hop

Silver-Ornament-Set

Hello everyone! Welcome to the December Our Daily Bread designs Release Blog Hop! If you came from Angie's Blog, you are in the right place, but if you just happened on my blog you should go to the ODBD Blog and start from there, and if along the way any links are broken simply return to the ODBD blog where the entire list will be listed in order. You can always go on to the next person and check back later for the missing one. The Hop will run from 8am Eastern Dec. 1 to 8pm Dec 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Dec. 3. There will be 4 prizes. Kelley has very generously offered to give Three prizes of Choice of One set, and One GRAND PRIZE of the December Bread Basket Bundle!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! The prizes are hidden on various blogs along the hop, so it is important that you visit and comment on each one!

All you have to do to be eligible to win one of these great prizes is comment on each blog on the hop, then return to the ODBD Blog and leave us a comment there:
1. Telling us you completed the hop and noting any blogs you could not comment on
2. Answer the question that is posted on the ODBD Blog post for this hop.
3. Cross your lucky fingers and toes and hope that one of the bloggers who have the hidden prizes pick YOU! Be sure to check the ODBD Blog on Dec 3rd to see if you won! :)


Silver-Ornament-set2

Now on to my project! I decided to make some ornaments with the new set, "Ornaments". As I'm sure you know... ODBD is so pleased to have been chosen a Spellbinder's Preferred company, and this set is our first custom made set to fit the Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornament Die set. I have loved using this stamp to make cards but for something different, I stamped with Stazon Silver Ink onto acetate and they stamped like a dream!!! I then used the largest and second largest Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die to cut out and emboss my brushed silver cs from Hobby Lobby, making a frame for the acetate. I strung some beads onto a thin wire and secured that to the inside of the bottom of the ornament, and then I secured a ribbon loop to the top. Then I sandwiched the acetate between two silver borders and glued together. Since I don't have my Christmas tree up yet, I decided to tape these to my window to show you how they look hanging... and it gave me an idea! My DMIL is in a nursing home and can't have a tree in her room, but still enjoys a little decoration during the holidays, so she does have a large window, and how pretty would these look as sun catchers in her window!?

Silver-Ornaments-in-window

So that gave me the next idea... to make a gift box to send them in. I used my Cricut and my "Boxes, Bags and Tags" cartridge to cut the box out, using the same silver cs. Once cut I centered my largest ornament die cut on the box top and cut and embossed it. using the die as a template, I hand drew a 1/4" smaller one from this pretty patterned silver and white cs (also Hobby Lobby) and cut that out. I stamped another ornament on acetate and attached to the back of the cover, along with the silver and white mat I had cut. The border on the box is simply four Spellbinders corner dies and little strips to fit behind them to give just a little more interest to the box. I tied it all up with a May Arts Sheer Ribbon and done. I hope these will put a smile on my elderly Mother in Law's face to have some pretty decorations in her room this Christmas!

Silver-Ornament-Box

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! From here, hop on over to Becca's Blog for some GREAT inspiration from one talented lady!!!

I am entering this in the Shabby Tea Room Get in Shape challenge.

Be blessed, and have a wonderful Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Savior!

160 comments:

Debi said...

Grace this is the most amazing set! I love everything about it.

Olga said...

these are absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Becca Feeken said...

Grace, this takes my breath away! What an amazing project - pure perfection :-) I keep coming back to look!! If this doesn't go on your tree, it would be a heart stopping gift!!

Dawn said...

AMAZING... over-the-top AMAZING! can you tell I love what you did?! LOL!!!

Davi said...

Fabulous job I bet your MIL will love the beautiful ornament sun catchers.

Kyle E. said...

WOW!! These ornaments are spectacular!! What a wonderful gift for someone!

Joyce across the Pond said...

What a stunning set of ornaments and the box is just great...beautiful creative goodness.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh yes, I think you will be seeing the word "amazing" quite a bit here today! Your ornaments are so awesome, Grace! I love the window photo....the details of the ornaments really stand out! Have a blessed day, sweetie!!

Tami B. said...

Beautiful!!! I especially love the ornaments.

Karen W said...

Wow what a fabulous idea, I have lots of clear cardstock, I think maybe I need to try this. Gorgeous!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Grace! I love the stained glass look~ Stunning box too. You are such an inspiration my friend.
hugs,
Chris

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My Grace, these are just stunning. You've done it again. Just stunning.

blessings,

Deb

Marlena M. said...

Ok, you really make me want to get this set...these are breathtaking!!! I love it~

Anonymous said...

These ornaments are stunning! Thank you for sharing.

Kelly Sas said...

Oh my Grace! Your ornaments have convinced me I have to get this die and stamp!!! Your DMIL is going to love these in her window.

ladybugg61 said...

My mouth dropped open when I saw those lovely ornaments! Absolutely LOVE the bling hanging from them - definitely treasures to be enjoyed for many Holidays to come!

GHall said...

Oh, my goodness I love the ornaments and box. Christmas is one of favorite times of the year.
God Bless

Kay M said...

Oh my stars, what gorgeous ornaments!! And I love the box you made with this!

Judy Covey said...

Oh Grace, your ornaments are "over the top" gorgeous! Love how you stamped on transparencies for the center of the ornament and then used the corresponding Spellbinders ornament die to cut it all out. Oh geez, I think that I'm going to have to do some more internet shopping!

Becky said...

OH MY Word Grace you have out done your self! These are stunning. And the box is stunning. Love the idea of this on acetate.

Anonymous said...

You always blow my mind away with your creations. I've never became a follower but I am always checking out what you have done.
Kathy

Linda said...

What a great idea! I love the window sun catcher idea and the gift box. What a great gift for someone who still loves Christmas but can't have a tree.

Deb30906 said...

My gosh! These are absolutely beautiful and what a wonderful idea.

Anonymous said...

Stunning...gorgeous...wow! They will be beautiful in a window or anywhere!!!
betty.chet@gmail.com

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Those are amazing! Picture them on a tree with lights behind them. Then after Christmas, putting them away in that beautiful box. Very lovely. hop...hop.....

marshmallow12 said...

Wow! I would never have thought to do this. They are amazing. I see I will have to get some metalic stazon inks, as I can think of zillions of uses just from your idea. Have a blessed Christmas!

Penny said...

I LOVE your idea to make ornaments with the clear center! What a creative idea!
Penny

Nancy S. said...

Oh wow - I love the idea of using acetate! What a great idea!

Clare said...

What awesome ornaments and gift box, Grace! Absolutely breathtaking!

Fonda Totten said...

Oh my gosh...this is stunning! I love the idea of using the acetate sandwiched between two pieces of cardstock. Love your project!

Cheryl Winget said...

Your DMIL is going to love this and appreciate all the love that went into these stunning ornaments!

di said...

What a great idea for someone who is in the hospital or nursing home.

SavedbyGrace said...

How beautiful!! My favorite Christmas memory is coming to Tennessee from Chicago to be at my
Granny's house. It was always full of love , laughter, family and wonderful smells coming from the kitchen.

Carole said...

This is my first journey to all of the designers and all I can say is:
"WOW!" Thanks

Deb said...

Wow! Amazingly beautiful.
My greatest Christmas Memory is the first Christmas without my Mother. I was only 6 years old. With Mom dying in November and Christmas being the next month, sure we were sad, but my Dad, being the father that he was, did all he could do to make sure his 4 girls were happy. We didn't have a lot of money, but that's not what Christmas is all about. All we wanted for Christmas was the doll house fully furnished, that we saw in the Sears Catalog and Only the doll house and we had to share it, but my sisters and I to this day (now 50 years ago) remember how special that Christmas was.

Kathryn said...

I love the idea of stamping on acetate for the ornaments. Great gift idea!!

ArmyMedicMom7132 said...

Now I can't wait to go home and play. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project.

Kay said...

WOW !!! So Amazing....I will have to have this set. You did a beautiful job.

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness! These are absolutely stunning. I love the silver, the beads, the the stamps, the......! Would make a wonderful gift.

Kris said...

Amazing...love them hanging in the window! My favorite Christmas memory is opening up gifts late Christmas Eve and then jumping into the car Christmas morning for the long trip to Grandma's house...loved her to pieces and those are precious memories.

Tracy J said...

Stunning! I will be trying this!

Chris said...

Grace this is a amazing set and so is the lady that made it.


Your Sister in Christ

Christine

Debby said...

Wow....this is amazing Grace. Very very regal ornaments. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Grace! The acetate is such a perfect way to go. They look like silver and glass. I'm definitely going to try this. Gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

hi grace!! all i can say is WOW!!! outstanding projects! the ornaments are GORGEOUS!

Allie Gower said...

Precious. Such wonderful ideas.

Judy said...

What a great idea to stamp on acetate and create such awesome ornaments! Love the beautiful gift box, too! Thanks for sharing!

joni said...

I'm in awe of your ornaments! Wow...these are really stunning! I love that you used acetate...really really beautiful! And the box is awesome too! sThanks so much for sharing how you did these!
Hugs,
Joni

Theresa said...

Your creations are stunning. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beautiful gift.
Theresa in Kitimat

Patty said...

This is such a wonderful set. What a great gift it would make for someone. I can't wait to go play with my dies now. This would also make a chrming gift to keep on hand. I love all your work but this is special!

Janaria said...

Oh Grace, these are stunningly beautiful! What a breathtaking gift for your mother-in-law. They are so beatuiful and packages so nicely. Wow, I'm still picking my self off the floor. Wonderful work! Jan E. "Janaria"

Annette said...

These are the nicest tree decorations I have seen they are beautiful. You are so creative.

Robert said...

This is the most beautiful set. The stained glass ornaments are breath taking. What a great present to give to someone you love this Christmas.

On another note I enjoyed the music... would you pleases email me with the name of the CD, I would like to purchase it.

Thank you so much. My email is lucy.rob.sanders@gmail.com.

much hugs,

Lucy

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my but these projects are just stunning~~ beautiful!!!

Frea said...

That is just sooooo beautiful!! Stunning!! Greetz, Frea

Yvonne said...

Wow! I guess that says it all.

dmbennett said...

Wow, beautiful. I love the ornaments and the box. I've never used acetate this way, so I may have to try it. Thanks for sharing..

Jessica said...

Astonishing-simply beautiful!

Cook22 said...

Those are so creative! I think most of us don't often enough use the Nestablities nested. Well, I know I don't, I tend to use them as layers and rarely cut two nested together. And the acetate looks wonderful in them - what a special gift for some lucky person.

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful ornaments and love the gift box too for them. Thanks for sharing.

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow!! Just gorgeous!! TFS!

Patter Cross said...

Wow, this is just a stunning set! Amazing and beautiful! Thanks for always leaving such sweet words on my blog. Your comments alway touch me. Have a blessed day dear friend!

Lenoria said...

These are so beautiful, I love the ornaments!

Diane said...

Love the sun catcher idea.

Nancy Curtis said...

These ornaments are soooooo very beautiful!!! The entire set makes for a fabulous gift-the box makes for such elegant presentation. Love it.

Sharon said...

So stunning. Fabulous for a gift box or a tree.

Connie M. said...

Grace, thse are just stunning! I so love the image on the velum...I bet they look so lovely on the tree too! Hugs!!

marie in connecticut said...

ornaments are beautiful. The beads add such a great touch

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

GASP.......Grace, these ornaments are amazing and the box to hold them is WOW too!!! I'll have to find some of that silver StazOn ink, it sure looks amazing on acetate! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

maryr917 said...

these ornaments are breath taking beautiful grace-love how you stamped them in acetate-this die & stamp set is on my wish list for sure

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

GOrgeous... Oh Grace these are wonderful!

Pati said...

WOW Grace! These are so cool!! Wow, silver stazon on acetate with the silver frame, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!

Carol said...

The ornament "sun catchers" are sooooo beautiful, lacy and almost ethereal and the box to keep them in is wonderful as well. Your DMIL is one lucky lady to such a caring and loving DIL

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Just gorgeous, I like how you used the acetate and about hanging them in a window.

marcelle schauer said...

What a wonderful project Grace. I love the use of accetate, I would never think about that, wow.

BYingst said...

Amazing - doesn't even look like it's made out of paper.

Jessica said...

WOW!!! that's the first word that comes to mind. Then Gorgeous, then beautiful then...well you get the idea. Thanks for sharing these.

Liz Whitty said...

okay this was a WOW project!!! LOVE IT!!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Holly said...

Wow! You are amazingly talented!! Your ornaments are gorgeous as is the box! Thanks for sharing.

PatS said...

What beauty beholds the looker. Love your ideas for your mother in law, how sweet. How creative you are, Grace!

Liz Williams said...

Oh, my goodness, I thought I had entered a jewelry shop blog when these beautiful ornaments came popping up. They are AWEsome. Great work, Grace. I always love seeing your lovely creations.

jean wilson said...

I'm sure your Mother-in-Law will truly be blessed with your thoughtfulness...these are so great! Thanks for sharing!

WJ said...

WOW!!! What wonderful ornaments and box. I love this idea!! TFS

peacefulgardens said...

What beautiful ornament ideas for these projects. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

April said...

These are fabulous! Such a great idea to put them in a beautiful box too! Love it!

Newbie said...

Fabulous set! The ornaments are beautiful, and then the gift box for them! They are just beautiful! But more beautiful is the thought of your mother in law and giving her some happiness! Beautiful heart to match the awesome set!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*THUD* Grace as always you have made the most STUNNING creations and these are *clearly* gorgeous!!! What a wonderful idea!!! {hugs}

Lynne M. said...

Such beautiful designs!
My favourite Christmas memory ...difficult question as many to choose from. One favourite, my Dad set up the card table in front of our beautifully decorated Christmas tree, and we had homemade meat pie followed by Christmas pudding or cookies (cookies were my choice as I don't like pudding). After, we would head off to church for the service where many Christmas hymns were sung -- my favourite, Silent Night.

Kelli B said...

WOW! is all I can say- I love the idea and how you used it on the window. Your mother in law will be so happy to receive this!

Bee Jay said...

Awesome! thanks for sharing it. Favourite Christmas memory - huge dinner with the family - very special! Blessings!

Jellebean said...

WoW!! you make me want the die set this instant so I can try my hand at making beautiful ornaments like you did!!!!

Lori said...

Oh, Grace, this is a most elegant project. Would take me days to make 3 or 4 ornaments and box. Blessings on you for thinking of your DMIL, I'll bet she will fall in love with these in her window. Spectacular!!!

Sandydee said...

I am in love with this set - and your's are so beautiful

Jean said...

This is gorgeous! The ornaments and the box. Your mother-in-law will be so happy! Thanks for showing us this project. Jean

Pat Jandacek said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I couldn't wait to read how you created these beauties. And what a truly fine gift they'll make.

Sarah said...

Your ornaments are just stunning!

cdjcape521 said...

Beautiful card!!!!!!!!!!!

imastampin said...

Grace, your project is absolutely inspiring. Wow!

My favorite Christmas memory is hand knitted sweaters. My Mother often made all of us a beautiful new sweater for Christmas. I'm sure it took her months to get them all done. I wish I still had them.

Jan Castle said...

Oh my! Love the see thru look - absolutely beautiful!

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Grace, how wonderful an idea! Window ornaments. such a thoghtful gift. Lots of people are pressed for space and still like to decorate some, these take "no room at all". They are so elegant who wouldn't want some on a window or on the windows of a hutch or a mirror....very cool!! Blessings to you and your family, Thank you fr sharing.

Miesje said...

That is incredible! I have never stamped on acetate - something else to try! My stamps came today - can't wait to play with them!

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful, I appreciate the thought and time it took.

Mary Jo said...

What an amazing gift. These are so perfect. Just lovely

Cindy Lou said...

Absolutely incredible! This is so beautiful on acetate and surrounded by silver. And who would have thought of a suncatcher! Great job and thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It amazes me how many gifted
people GOD created you are at top of
list with me . MERRY CHRISTMAS

Suzi said...

Stamping on the acetate gave a terrific look! Wow! TFS!

bwgayoso said...

Oh wow! I would have never thought of stamping this on acetate! It looks awesome!!

Rosie said...

Just absolutely awesome, love the silver and acetate and the very lacy look you gave it.

Sandee said...

Grace I am speechless!!! This is an amazing set!!!! WOW!!!

Fernanda said...

Beautiful stamping on acetate!

Mickie said...

Grace these are gorgeous and the box too, your MIL will love them. Girl you just continue to out do yourself!

Clickersister said...

These are just breathtaking! They are gorgeous!

Becky Dunham said...

These are absolutely stunning! They look like they are cute out of silver - I love them! You are so sweet to think of your MIL - I am sure she will love them and everyone else who visits her will get to enjoy them too!

Lillian Child said...

Simply gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

At first I thought they were laser cut. These ornaments are so BEAUTIFUL!! What a fabulous idea!!

Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration.
Carol Froehlich

craftymom205 said...

Love the ornaments and the box.

Teresa said...

These would make beautiful sun catchers. So very pretty.

Sherry said...

WOW! your DMIL is so going to love these. They are simply stunning!

Cathy U. said...

What beautiful ornaments. The box is awesome, also. I love this set.

Francie G. said...

Grace, these are amazing! Wow! Over the top gorgeous!

Candy Meyers said...

I love handmade ornaments and have many of them. Hard to come up with a favorite.
Candy Meyers

Anonymous said...

Wow your ornaments are gorgeous.
What a great idea to make a beautiful box for them
Vicky Schmidt

Miss G said...

Oh my goodness I love the box and the ornaments and would have thought to use them as sun catchers but what ever they are used for the are beautiful

Stephanie said...

WOWWWW!!!!! This is amazing! Gorgeous doesn't even begin to cover it!! Your mil will be thrilled!!

Anonymous said...

W O W !!!!!
Silver Stazon on acetate. What a wonderful idea and beautiful. The ornaments are beautiful esp. in the window. Also a wonderful idea gift for your mother-in-law.
Jean McGee

Kelley said...

Grace, such a STUNNING project!! Truly one of the most awesome things I'v seen you do!!

Ratty Hugs said...

WHOOO HOOO!! You deserve a large shout out for such a lovely set of ornaments with the coordinating storage box for them. I bow to your talent.
~C8>

Lorelie Kim said...

**THUD** Smelling salt, please!! Grace...these are MAGNIFICIENT!! I love your use of acetate for your ornaments!! I will be CASEing these for sure!!

ScoobyinWY said...

Oh my!! I love it! Just think of how wonderful it would be to receive that beautiful ornament inside your Christmas card. Just wonderful!!! :o)

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, gorgeous!! They a fantastic Grace!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

these are absolutely fabulous. they do look like they have been laser-cut. one of my favorite Christmas memories was the year i discovered santa claus was really just my dad. i had gotten up to go potty in the wee hours and there was my dad in the living room working furiously trying to put the finishing touches on the handmade barbie doll cases for his four daughters. it was really rather bitter-sweet. michelle frasher

Linda R. said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, awesome!! What a wonderful gift idea. The ornaments used in the window will be something that can be enjoyed for a long time. Love it all.

Karen Linarez said...

What a wonderful thought for your DMIL. This is a stunning set, which I'm sure would make anyone feel special to receive. I love the box as much (maybe more, haha) than the ornaments themselves. Truly, it is all fabulous, love the color, the shape, the stamping on acetate (great idea)!

Natalie said...

What a beautiful set!! I would never guess you had stamped on acetate! The silver is so gorgeous! What a thoughtful gift for your dmil!! Blessings!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Love the way these turned out! I'm leaving a second comment because I don't think the first one came through!

Kittie said...

This is a gorgeous set, Grace!

EM Cameron said...

Oh the talent you were given to share!!! The ornaments are beautiful and I love the silver shimmer. Any hostess would be thrilled to receive these as a thank you gift. Even our shut-ins or hospitalized friends would be thrilled to own these

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Grace.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Oh my word! These are gorgeous! How creative indeed. I love them. Wonderful inspiration. TFS
Beth Greco

janey said...

The ornaments are wonderful. What a neat idea to use acetate. Love the window photo.

Amy said...

Okay, I am in awe. These ornaments are simply stunning!

Luv 2 Create said...

Grace, Look at all these fabulous projects that you have put together! Wow!!! These are all so strikingly beautiful. You amaze me with your talent. Just love this stamp set. Wonderful release!
Marcie

Amber (bambi64) said...

Simply stunning. I would keep those up all year long as they are too pretty to be put away.

Rose said...

WOW! I don't know how you all come up with the ideas that you do but I'm SO glad you do! These are stunning! Another 'Must Do'
TFS-

Chrissy D said...

Oh My Word - absolutely BRILLIANT idea and BEAUTIFUL! Love this! Thank you for all of your help. You are always such a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Stamping on acetate is the ultimate for the ornament design!
Fabulous!
Margie

Amanda said...

AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!!!!! I too stamp on Acetate and never thought of this idea!!! Great job, I'm so in love with these ideas and your DMIL idea. My FIL is sick and I think he would love something like this too. Thank you for the great idea, I hope you don't mind if I copy it for him :)

Bette said...

Your ornaments are absolutely beautiful. I just got some Acetate and now I know how to use it. Thanks. By the way, I love the music on your blog. Bless you.

Dani said...

Such lovely Holiday inspiration!! Thank you!! :)

FM said...

Your ornament are simply breathtaking! I love the box, too! Thanks for sharing!

Traci S. said...

Wow! Grace these are stunning! What a beautiful way to make these ornaments. How wonderful that they cut so well! They look stunning against that beautiful sky that He put there just for you, for that photo shoot!

Your MIL will love them. They are incredible. Blessings, my friend.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Julia said...

Stunning. Great imagination!!!

Randi said...

Grace, these are so amazing! I want to make a few myself and give them to my kids! these are one of my favorites ever! Thanks for the super inspiration.

Becky Green said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! These are BEAUTIFUL!!! You've shown me JUST HOW VERSITILE these stamps are!!!! SUPER JOB!!!!

My favorite Christmas memory---When we moved to the country in the mountains! I made gingerbread waffles with lemon sauce! The house smelled WONDERFUL & everyone was pleased!!! AND THE VIEW!!!! MAGNIFICENT!!!! :)

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous, I love how you did this with the acetate!

Debbie said...

A truly elegant and stunning gift set, Grace ... thanks for sharing it with us this week in the Tea Room :)

cbuswell said...

Wow, stunning set! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Star Ark Creativity said...

Becca at AmazingpaperGrace.com is Sharing the comment wealth and I picked you and I love the work you do. Thank you for sharing.
Delama :)

Lori Turner said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful project! I have the supplies but have been struggling with the creative spark! God bless! Lori
lori082259@yahoo.com