Monday, August 1, 2011

August ODBD Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends of ODBD! Welcome to the August release blog hop!  If you got here from Sabrina's awesome blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog where you will see the entire list with links just in case any are broken along the way!

The Hop will run 8am EDT Aug 1 til 8pm EDT Aug 2.
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Aug 3.

There will be FIVE great prizes!
Five blessed people will win $20.00 gift certificates for ODBD STAMPS!  
These certificates will be good for 6 months!!!

Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:

  • Hop to each designer's blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Answer the question on the ODBD blog in your comment on the ODBD blog (not all the designers blogs)
I have to just tell you that this month's release is huge, and it's my all time favorite!  As a quilter and sewer, I connect with these in so many ways!  The sentiments are fantastic and cover friends AND family!  I know you are here for the hop so I'll stop rambling and get right to my project details:


I made a shadow box wall hanging, using Sew Special (stamped twice and popped up), and the Pincushion Tag Set for my sentiment.  I used Memento Ink and colored with Copics and Prisma Pencils. 

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The base paper is Papertrey, and I matted with SU! Old Olive.  Everything is sponged with T Holtz Antique Linen.  The background for my image is a chenille scrap from a discontinued interior decorator's book that I thought looked like quilted squares.  It adds lots of texture to the wall hanging.  You look at everything differently when you paper craft... because so many different things can be used in your art!  I got mine from my dear friend at Terryfic Times (my lss), but if you visit furniture stores and ask, they often have discontinued fabric as well as wall paper, both of which work wonderfully with paper crafts!


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I pierced my borders with an Ornare Piercing template and piercer.  I tried to replicate some of the quilt patterns I have used in the past when quilting for the border.  The little additions to the box include many little family treasures like the tatted lace, an old English thimble, and an old pack of needles.  In my sewing basket I found the label from an old tatting spool, and I layered it with several layers of card stock, punched holes, heat embossed several times with UTEE and made a faux button with it.

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I hope you have enjoyed my shadow box.... but there's so many wonderful ideas to see, so I will sent you on your way.....

From here... you will hop to the talented and sweet BECCA to be amazed!

Thanks for stopping!

139 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous! I love all the additional sewing items, along with the crochet and tatted elements.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Way too clever and way too gorgeous, Grace!!! You have totally rocked my world with this one, although you know I love everything you create!! Love and hugs, Angie

Basslady said...

my goodness!

what an awesome and smashing creation!

you did a GREAT job, hon!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous shadow box Grace!! I just love the fabric squares with all the texture, your sewing details and your stunning coloring!! What an awesome and creative gift idea!! I wish I had your creative mind!!
hugs,
Chris

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I would have never guessed it was a fake button! Time to get my melting pot out and dust it off.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful framed shadow box, wonderful color! Love all the added sewing embellies!

Lucy said...

Very well done; nice touch with the quilt squares bordering the main design.

Tami B. said...

I would love to have this hanging in my house. You did an excellent job on it. I really like the fabric squares as the background.

Dawn said...

totally awesome, Grace!!! love every little detail!
interior decorator samples... I have several of those, WHY didn't I think of that! LOL

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful textures...truly a work of art! ;)

Amy said...

Gorgeous wall hanging!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Grace :) this is just a total work of art, it made me smile and thank you for sharing your talents with us, total perfection :) x

Lori said...

Fantastic Grace!!! The details are awesome. The rug looks so fuzzy, how perfect.

Kathy Serrahn said...

awesome creation

christi said...

wow, i love the shadowbox. as i kept looking at it i saw more and more things to admire. the closeup really shows the texture in the background paper/material, and all of the little embelishments along the corners are great, just llike it use to be when you sewed. just a great piece. thanks for sharing with us.

Bonita said...

All the elements of your shadow box fit together perfectly. So pretty. Thanks

chaun said...

Lovely! But I have to be truthful.
I really don't like music on websites, so at the first sound of a note, I turn off the volume on my computer. I just find it annoying.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, oh my word, this is absolutely breathtaking!! You have the most amazing ideas and when I grow up I want to be just like you! :D That decorator fabric truly is perfect for this wonderful shadow box and those Vintage touches, wow, they make this masterpiece even more special!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Rosemary said...

oh golly grace... your shadow box is absolutely amazing! love the fabric background. and i agree with sabrina... you have the most amazing ideas!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Creative and lovely. So many precious details in the lace, thread, thimble and buttons!!!Piercing is fabulous and the chair over that chenille, over that DP - perfection. Never disappointed when I visit your blog - Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Lou said...

This is the most beautiful picture shadowbox I have ever seen. Wonderful job, I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love this wall hanging all the dimension is great. Kay

Karen said...

This is really wonderful! It just reminds you of home.

Phyllis S said...

The shadowbox is wonderful and all the little extras add so much! Thanks for sharing!

rush said...

i love the little vignette in the bottom left hand corner. "sew" special.

connie said...

I love this! What a great idea.

Karen Wedding said...

Love your wall hanging. I like how you used the scrap from an interior decorator's book. Great idea.

Connie M. said...

Oh Grace! What an amzaing keepsake you have created here! I so love all the amazing details!! WOW!!

Anonymous said...

Grace,I just love this project. The background paper looks just like a quilt. The objects added are just perfect.Love it all!!
Charlene

Jan Marie said...

I knew before I clicked on the link to your page that I'd best sit down. . .and I thankful I did! This about knocked me off my chair as it was! Beautiful work! Love that swatch of chenille along with everything else. Gorgeous shadow box in every little detail! Blessings!

Charlotte said...

WOW! What a gorgeous shadow box! So much detail. Love the fabric background, the piercing, and the embellishments in the corner are great! And, a perfect sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

madoke said...

I just love, love, love this shadow box and may have to copy it. Thank you so much for sharing it and the chance to win.

Luanne said...

This is beyond special! I just love how creative it is, down to that chennille background! Totally Awesome!

Deneen said...

I love your shadowbox and all the little details. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Becky said...

This is just stunning Grace!! I just love this rocking chair and this shadow box is so awesome with these squares. I sure do hope I win :) because you know I will be ordering from this new release :)..

Gabriela said...

Oh Grace, you simply "rocked" this Blog Hop with your exquisite shadow box. What a wonderful creation.

meemee48 said...

What an adorable, notalgic addition this would be to someone's sewing room!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just fabulous, Grace! I love your framed beauty! The little additions of wooden spool, needles and lace are wonderful and perfect.

Beth Ann said...

I love this shadow box. Great way to create your own art to decorate ones home. Thanks for sharing & the idea.

Diana Nguyen said...

Oh, my goodness, the details on this just blows my mind! Everything is just wonderful.

jan farnworth said...

love it very sweet makes me want to curl up with a nice warm blanket.

Lynn said...

I love shadow boxes - such a nice way to display special momentoes. You put everything together so nicely. TFS

Mary Jo Peterson said...

love your shadow box...esp the tatting and the buttons

Jeannine said...

Love this so very much. The mix of fabric and paper--a true work of art.

bethann said...

love all the tiny details, it really makes a differnece

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful shadow box frame with all the little details. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Robitaille said...

Okay-- this is my favourite project and just an amazing shadowbox idea!! All of the details and the way you used the stamped sentiment. Thinking out of the box and it did give me a warm and fuzzy feeling about the way I feel about my own family - my husband and boys (men now) and their growing families now.. the circle of life and more... thanks k

janey said...

I love the shadowbox idea....and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely Stunning! Love all the detail!!!
Jan

Anonymous said...

This is just such a wonderful project! I've never tried a shadow box---but you've inspired me to try one! I am also a sewer & quilter, so I love this stamps set too! Thanks! Kathy M

Deb said...

Very nicely done! I like all the old extras you added.

Betty said...

This is a wonderful project, Grace, so much detail. The sentiment and all the texture you used add so much.

BarbaraW said...

Fab wall hanging. The background is perfect. Love how you added the embellishments.

Sherry said...

what a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS WALL HANGING!!! love all the little details you added and the fabric squares and cool too!!

April said...

Your shadow box is beautiful! I love the colors and all the wonderful elements. I am loving these stamps!

Irene said...

Oooooh! This is so clever; so many wonderful details! Love the tip about getting scraps of fabric and wallpaper! Thanks as always for sharing your talent and creativity!!!

Hellma said...

Love your card

Gemiel said...

What a beautiful shadowbox!! Love the texture of your background and all your vintage elements.

Clare said...

Beautiful work, Grace! Love the colors!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

This is a stunning shadow box.

stampencamper said...

this should be framed, it's adorable, thanks for a fun blog hop

SusanHnSC said...

Wow - love the shadow box!! It's beautiful!!

Peggy said...

Love the shadow box wall hanging. The colors are great and love the embellishments.
God bless,
PeggyS

lynn said...

beautiful work,thanks for sharing

wendy2512 said...

coooool...love how you framed it. the colors are so fresh and right on Dp...the sentiment is super too...TFS...:0)

cdjcape521 said...

Your artistry is phenomenol! I'm always inspired by your cards! TFS

Carmen said...

Really nice! I love the added 3D embellies! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work and love the colours. Dianne

Linda said...

I sure do love this rocking chair and quilt. I love the application too. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Sensational idea -- love the music background as a very special treat!! Thanks for this lovely touch. And, now to figure out how to find decorator samples!!! Had not thought of this as a "supply source!!"
Sherry

Mary Ann L said...

Wow there is such talent. the ideas are great. Just beautiful

itzamitzi said...

Oh, goodness, that's gorgeous! I just went to a warehouse frame sale with 3 friends this weekend where we could stuff a box for $20. I chose a couple deep ones, now I wish I had more. Thanks for some great inspiration.
Mitzi

Susan said...

What a stunning shadowbox Grace. The sentiment is so perfect for this framed masterpiece.

Sandydee said...

Oh My! This is just georgeous. Love it.

Trish. said...

Grace just love your sentiment and how true it is. your work is exceptional.
Hugs Trish.

Vickie Merrick said...

Fabulous shadowbox!!! I love all the layers and textures you used and the way you colored the stamped image of the quilt/rug/rocking chair.

I'm totally inspired to make my own shadowbox now, thanks to your creativity!

Becca Feeken said...

Oh my word Grace, this is magnificent!! What a stunningly beautiful keepsake you've created, my friend! Your sweet talent knows NO bounds!!

Sharon Peele said...

Grace this is absolutely beautiful!! Where do you come up with such wonderful ideas!!! I want some!! I love everything about your project!!

Vic said...

I loved all the colors and the chenelle background.

Juna said...

I am just stunned by your LO Grace, being new to scrapebooking, I have no word to use other than fabulous. God bless.

CARLA PREDIGER said...

wow!!! this is really gorgeous! A art piece!

An'Jenic Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love your framed box. Love the colors and buttons your used. I like how you add real sewing items.

Anonymous said...

I loved your shadow box. All the embellies were just the right touch.
carol b

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Great shadowbox... so dimensional and heart warming! Christmas Carols are my warm fuzzy!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Grace this is absolutely stunning. I love the vintage sewing items and the idea of a shadow box. I love to sew and am really excited about this set. Thanks for sharing this clever idea with us. ~ Abby

Anonymous said...

oh, this is such a wonderful "picture" and would look so lovely in my sewing/craft room. i almost never leave a comment on your blog but your cards/creations are always fabulous. and i always appreciate your devotionals. thanx.
michelle f.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mathilda M said...

Awesome creation Grace ... oved the shadow box. TFS

Judy said...

Wonderful shadowbox! What a great way to display those special little family treasures!

jeaninparadise said...

What a beautiful work of art. So many details, you can look at it again and again and find something new.

Barbara said...

The quilt and the background are perfect!

Kelly Sas said...

Goodness, your shadowbox is a work of art!!! I love that you mix fabric and paper together. I am a quilter, sewer and paper crafter. I find it so interesting how these passions work so well together. Thats for the amazing inspiration today!

Miesje said...

Oh for goodness sake! This is amazing! Did it take you weeks to make? Grace - you never cease to amaze me! Beautiful!

Sandee said...

Grace this is amazing! I am loving that chenille background and your sewing notions!!! LOVE this!

Tameko said...

Wow, such a neat project. Love all the embellishments!

EllenaElizabeth said...

What a great idea for using a shadow box frame. So much detail and so much work, it's just so lovely.

peacefulgardens said...

Your creativity is beautiful. It makes me want every stamp. Their all so beautiful.

Penny Reed said...

What a great idea to make a shadow box! You always have such lovely ideas! TFS!

Melody said...

Such a wonderful project!! Love the colors!

beadz said...

Grace, I love everything about this project. It looks awesome!
hugs,
gini

kelly said...

Grace,

Just beautiful! All the love and effort you put into your project really shows thru in your choice
on this release.

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning Shadow box, I love your quilt card,beautiful.

Blessings, Lori m

Queen Mary said...

Grace, this is an absolutely stunning shadow box project! Another excellent gift idea for me to make for a dear friend! Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talents with so many!

Peggie said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors and the quilt and rocking chair are great symbols of our past with great memories.

velta said...

I considered writing you an email, because I am so late in commenting Grace. Your card is especially an example of love and family to me. Oh my how you have captured the beauty of "home!" Thank you for sharing your special way of showing such a great feeling!

Sonia said...

I love this project!

Stephanie said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! What a treasure. Your coloring is superb and all the details you included in the box work together perfectly!

Cheryl B said...

How beautiful!

Cheryl B said...

How beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love your picture! The new ODBD sewing stamp & die set works great with the other elements you chose.

Heather said...

That thimble is turning my head! Such a lovely shadow box.

Karen Linarez said...

Wow, great project! I love the colors, and all the special embellishments, especially how you made that button. The background swatch is genious and fits perfectly...love the crochet and tatting, and the addition of the old items. Fabulous shadow box!

Pati said...

Wow! Pretty colors, love the theme, the embellishments and your use of the chenille scrap, very creative and pretty!!

Susan Harley said...

You are very creative, what a lot of good ideas! Thanks! May God Bless you!

Marsha said...

Grace, I am always blown away by your creativity and artistic ability. This is truly an amazing project.

Karen W said...

Beautiful card Grace, I love these new sets.

Teri said...

Beautiful!!

Judy Jackson said...

Gorgeous card, Grace!

Angela T said...

Wonderful shadow box. I love your site, Grace. Your cards and inspiration are always top notch.

Cheryl S. said...

What a very creative way to showcase these new terrific stamps.
Your shadow box is truly a work of art!

Jonia said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful is this framed art, and I just love this new stamp set! Gorgeous!

C.Good said...

Totally love the card and the colors are just beautiful. Also love the picture of your cat. I am a cat fan. Thanks for sharing.

jean w. said...

Oh Grace this is so special! Just love all the items you put together to make this! Really love these new items!!!!

Jean said...

This is a beautiful shadow box. Thank you for sharing!

Shabby Pati said...

Fantastic shadow box! Love those stamps...

Designing with Debbie said...

What a gorgeous shadow box. Love the colors.

E. Marie said...

Grace, this is just amazing. Wonderful use of these new sets and all the fabulous details you added make this so special.

Patricia said...

wow this just pops out at me. I love the colors and the embelishments. I might have to use this in my scrapbooking one day. I love these stamps.

Marilyn said...

I'm not a quilter, but my sister is. This is a very nice stamp set.

Lillian Child said...

Grace, this is AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE the chenille you've added and the entire project is sure to become a family keepsake!

PJ said...

Fantastic work. You are so right about using so many things in papercrafting. It really lets mixed media take over, and you think about including things you never dreamed of using before. You did a great job!

Linda F. said...

What a beautiful work of art! Nice detail. Thanks for shariing.

Mickie said...

Grace this is just fantastic. I am going to have to do this for one of the walls that I have all the family pics on. TFS

Anonymous said...

Beautiful use of the image. Tammie

PINAY said...

Totally love it! The more I see this stamp, the more I want to have it... to the max!

Anonymous said...

I love the use of the tatting piece! It adds a note of charm that makes this piece a real treasure. Jeneen

Anonymous said...

Oh Grace, how wonderful, that is a family keepsake forsure. I sew appreciate all your hard work, it worked on me. I use to sew all the time, and it made me realize how much I miss it. Those were happy days! I even worked at a fabric store in HS! Your work is super, thanks so much

In God's Love,
SYD EGAN
sydegan@hotmail.com

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Grace, I LOVE this shadow box. As someone that likes to sew and one that loves family it is a perfect gift for anyone that loves either or both!!!!

Caroljenks said...

WOW! What a wonderful work of art - all of that detail is awesome!

Carol x