Thursday, September 1, 2011

September Release Blog Hop!!!

Sunflower-arrangement

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs September release blog hop! This month's release is super fun!! I just love all these sets with a plant and seeds theme!!!  I also love the versatility of the seed packet!  I see lots of stamp interchangeability  with this one!!! :)

If you came here from the oh so  talented Becca's blog, you are in the right place, if not, you may want to start at the beginning for a chance to win one of several prizes and receive lots of inspiration along the way!!


Here are the hop details:

The Hop will run 8am EDT September 1 til 8pm EDT September 2.
The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on September 3.
There will be FIVE  prizes! 
Five blessed people will win $15.00 Gift Certificates for the purchase of any stamps in the ODBD Store. 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 in your comment on the ODBD blog

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    For my project today, I wanted to show a little different idea of how this fabulous Seed Packet could be used, as well as the Garden Tag Set!  I had purchased this picket fence container several months ago from a thrift store, as I knew I would give it a purpose one day! I then bought an inexpensive bunch of silk sunflowers from Michael's, cut and arranged them in my container, leaving room for my Seed Packet, to which I attached  a wood floral pick.  I added the gingham ribbon from my stash, and then tied on the tag with some raffia, also from my stash.  The sets I used are:  Seed Packet, Garden Tag, and  one of last fall's release, Harvest Blessings.  I also cut my sunflowers out in a flash with the Large Sunflower die made exclusively for this set.   All images are stamped with Memento, colored with Copics, sponged with T Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss and Antique Linen, and  the seed packet was spritzed with water after sponging. 

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    I hope you enjoyed my project! 

    From here, you will hop to  sweet and so talented Sabrina's Blog!   Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of the hop!



    106 comments:

    Monica said...

    cute! thanks for the opportunity to win

    Becky said...

    Good morning Grace! What a gorgeous tag and card, love how you used those sunflowers with this new set..Bet you thought I didn't notice :).
    Hugs

    Dawn said...

    oh, how I love this, Grace!! Clever you!! what a fab gift!!!

    Irene said...

    So clever!!! Your project makes me want that seed packet stamp all the more! Thanks for sharing your talents!

    Aunt Bea's Treasures said...

    I love sunflowers and you made them twinkle! I love the way you made them talk and tell a loving story. thanks for sharing.

    Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

    This is stunning Grace! I just love the sunflowers with your green tones. So clever and gorgeous with the seed packet and tag!! Fun basket!! You are a creative genous my dear friend.
    hugs,
    Chris

    ♥ Marlou ♥ said...

    Grace this is totally stunning, I love it!! thanks for sharing your inspiration :) x

    Jonia said...

    Grace what an awesome basket you put together. I just love the tag for it. Beautiful!

    Debbie said...

    a gift anyone would love - the sunflowers really pop.

    Leah said...

    Being an avid gardener, this set will be a fav for me. Love the sunflowers of course and your gift idea is so cute.

    Deb said...

    Grace - Love that you used my State Flower in your presentation. What a beautiful tag. This would also could be used as a witnessing tool. Love it.

    Sandee said...

    OMGoodness Grace this is phenomenal! Love the sunflower theme!!!

    Kelly Sas said...

    What a beautiful clever gift set. Your card and tag are prettier than the flowers!

    kendell said...

    The sunflowers look wonderful and also your card and tag make a wonderful gift. Thanks for sharing your project. Kindest regards

    Carol E said...

    Love your project, thanks for the idea it's wonderful.

    Anonymous said...

    A great idea. Make a wonderful gift. Love sunflowers. Great coloring.
    Vicky Schmidt

    bartlettpair said...

    Such a super job!! Thanks so very much for sharing!! It is such a gift to get to glean from you:) Huge hugs and blessings:) bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

    Santaread said...

    Cute Gift!

    Anna Villano said...

    Grace sunflowers are my favorite, they are so bright and they bring a smile to my face when I am challenged. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project.

    Connie M. said...

    What an adorable project, Grace! I love how you added the sunflowers to the seed packet image!! Hugs!

    nancy p said...

    This is lovely. Such a gift would make anyone happy.

    An'Jenic Scrapbooking and Cards said...

    What a beautiful project. Love the tag. And the colors are pretty.

    sandee said...

    What a beautiful gift this will make for someone special :) Love the tag, it turned out so pretty :)

    Sherry Kushibab said...

    God has really gifted you with creativity and I love how you used it today....the Sunflower die makes the flowers pop on the seed packet just perfectly and I love the garden sentiment tag. Can't believe you got the beginnings of this from a thrift store, lovely!

    Marsha said...

    How cute !!! Love the idea of making your own floral arrangement. So pretty.

    Nancy said...

    Pretty! So bright and cheery! You can send these to me any time! :)

    Maureen R said...

    Wonderful project! I love sunflowers and it warmed my heart to see them :-)
    Hugs,
    Maureen

    maryr917 said...

    this is so on my wish list-love the seed packet stamp and the hanpicked sentiment-I am always giving people cut flowers from our gardens-this would be perfect

    Sonia said...

    I love this project! Such a cute way of using the stamps. It is always good to see different ideas.

    meemee48 said...

    Sunflowers. My favorite! Who wouldn't want this lovely arrangement so tastefully done!

    Evette K. said...

    Your project is so cool. Love flowers and especially sunflowers. Could not have done any more on this to make it anymore Fantastic!!!
    ekciampo@yahoo.com

    Amanda said...

    What a pretty card! And what a creative idea :) I love those sunflowers!

    Jan Marie said...

    LOVE THIS! What a great gift idea or centerpiece or accent piece! It;s just wonderful! Blessings!

    Charlotte Zweigoron said...

    Again, a sweet rendition of fall color. What a thoughtful and lovely gift.

    Anonymous said...

    Absolutely breath-taking! So perfect for a home-warming gift or a hospital visit.
    Kay

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful card, beautiful gift.
    mary l.

    Cheri said...

    This is gorgeous! I love this stamp set.

    Terry said...

    Wonderful use of the stamps...Love it.

    Caitiumom said...

    I always love your ideas. i think this was a great way to use the basket.

    Basslady said...

    grace, this is simply magnificent!

    such a beautiful idea!

    thanx a lot for this inspiration!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

    Ginny said...

    The seed packet is the greatest. So much you can do with it.

    Leanne said...

    Beautiful idea! Love the tag.

    Debbie Brackett said...

    Oh my word are you talented or what! Gorgeous coloring!

    Luv 2 Create said...

    Grace - Your project design is simply gorgeous. Love the fall release.
    Marcie

    Rosemary said...

    absolutely stunning project, grace!! i love how you combined the seed packet with the sunflowers!

    Trish. said...

    Grace this is just lovely and those seed packets are great. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.
    Hugs Trish.

    Anonymous said...

    What a beautiful presentation. The sunflowers are colored beautifully.
    Sharon L

    Anonymous said...

    This would make an impressive inexpensive gift that anyone would love to get. Great idea.

    Antiqueladyplayingwithpaper

    Betty said...

    What a wonderful project. Each time I visit your site, I have to scroll back to see all you've been creating. Delightful!!!

    Juna Christian said...

    Very much at home thought Grace, Thank you for sharing. Love the verse. Hugs

    Francie G. said...

    Gorgeous, Grace! Fabulous idea!

    Lorraine said...

    What a beautiful idea. Anyone would love to get this gift pack

    Beth Ann said...

    Beautiful Gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Susan said...

    Grace -- your sunny basket of sunflowers coupled with the seed packet and tag are wonderful!

    Sherry said...

    what a gorgeous set!! I love it!!

    PJ said...

    What a cute idea. I love these new releases. As a gardener who shares flower bouquets, this new release will give me lots of ideas for tags and notes. ps Grace... since following these ODBD blog hops I am adding your blog to my favourites. It is wonderful!

    DottyA Cards & Things said...

    Oh I can't wait to see this stamp set.... You did a beautiful job!!!

    Anonymous said...

    wow, you really pulled all these elements together for a successful project. lovely!
    linda patti tpatti at windstream.net

    craftymom205 said...

    Love your card and tag.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

    ecclesp said...

    Oh Grace, now you have made me want to buy this! and the tag! Now if I could just grow anything to give away! Beautiful work!

    crazyoldsyd said...

    What a great idea! Such a nice gift or decoration for you! Love your stuff always!

    Love,
    SYD
    sydegan@hotmail.com

    Melody said...

    Completly darling project!!

    Sarah said...

    Grace, your projects are always so inspiring! Hugs, Sarah

    Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

    Grace, goodness gracious, what a fabulous project!! YOu are so very creative and when I think it can't get any better, you create another masterpiece!!! WOW, I really love this one!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

    E. Marie said...

    Grace, you always have such wonderful projects and I really love this one. Great combination of stamps and I am now truly ready for Fall!!

    Jo4Him said...

    Very cute project; thanks for sharing.

    Gemiel said...

    Love this!!! What a beautiful gift!

    Heidi said...

    Grace, how fabulous is that : love this idea for alittle gift for someone special.

    Lorelie Kim said...

    This is simply AMAZING, Grace! The perfect little gift in a perfect little package!

    Yvonne said...

    Love your project!

    thefrashers said...

    what a great gift to someone who needs a pick-me-up because sunflowers always do it for me. love the sunflowers on the seed packet and how they stand out from it.

    christi said...

    wow, great coloring. i love uses for other than cards and you always do such a nice job.

    Clare Curcio said...

    Beautiful work, as always, Grace! I need to order these stamps!

    Cheryl said...

    So adorable! I am loving this release!

    Miriam said...

    What a wonderful gift! I love these new sets! The seed packet has so many uses and the phrases are great! I love the cheerful look of the sunflowers! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    Betty Wright said...

    Beautiful gift idea and design with the tag, Grace! Gorgeous as always.

    MimiPatty said...

    I just really like this. Your coloring is very nice. Great look and wonderful idea for a gift.

    Julie- justwritedesigns said...

    Terrific, Grace! Your flower pot is fabulous and the sunflowers were perfect to use on your seed packet. Wonderful job!

    Kathy in Idaho said...

    So cute. love seed packages.

    Nana said...

    Preciosos y bendiciones son tus trabajos.

    Kim H said...

    That would make a wonderful hostess gift for Thanksgiving and other autumn holiday events. I love the details on the tag. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Pati said...

    Very nice, fall centerpiece! I love the colors and the combo of stamp sets you used.

    Anonymous said...

    OMG my Dear Grace,
    You have done it again. I always love your cards you always post. And you didn't let me down on this cute basket with the very pretty sunflower's in it and your sunflower seed packet and that cute little tag you made and tied with the raffia very. Its hard for me to get in to Autumn with our teps being 105 to 108 here in Tucson AZ. Shirley Lacroix

    Tanja said...

    This is lovely Grace, we are coming into Spring in AU and it is lovely weather today so this creation is just right for the way I am feeling!

    Linda said...

    Oh Grace, this is such a cute idea. I love sunflowers! Thank you for sharing.

    Angella D. Crockett said...

    Grace, you are my hero! The Lord has blessed you with such a creative mind! Thanks for your constant inspiration! Love and hugs, Angie

    Adirondack Annie said...

    Was inspired by both you Sunflower & Faith Seed Packet Creations! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents w/ us!

    Rachel Brooks said...

    What a great idea! This colorful bouquet will make someone smile very broadly. Love it!

    Pamela said...

    What a great gift tag!
    Good luck to all the blog hoppers!

    Kathi said...

    What an awesome gift for someone! I love the card and gift tag, just beautiful! What a very clever idea!

    Sue D said...

    Fabulous project--I love sunflowers.

    Auntie Em said...

    Sweet fall arrangement! The seed packet tucked in with the blossoms and the little tag tied to the gingham ribbon are such a pretty use of the stamps. Love the techniques you used on the tags.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Brenda said...

    What a great gift idea - love it!

    Marlena M. said...

    I LOVE THIS! It is a beautiful centerpiece. ;)

    Reflections from Granny said...

    Wow! Grace, I can't think of one time that I've looked at your art work and didn't say WOW!

    Amazing talent from the heart and it show.

    Hugs and blessings, Lori m

    connie said...

    This is beautiful! love your project.

    Clare said...

    Grace, your creativity is awesome! I am so inspired by you! I ordered this stamp set yesterday! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!

    mamaduck said...

    love the colors of your project.

    Becca Feeken said...

    Grace this is a beautiful arrangement, the coloring is simply magnificent!!! Love, love the sunflowers!

    Mickie said...

    Awwww, that is soooo cute! You are one talented lady!

    Meg said...

    Very pretty, thanks for sharing.

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    amazing....wow

    Bobbkat said...

    Absolutely amazing, scrolled through your blog and simply love your work, I find my spirit uplifted visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    www.bobbkat.blogspot.com

    Anita Braddock said...

    Beautiful love the tag what a great idea. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
    abbraddock@msn.com

    Scrapthat said...

    I am LOVING that seed packet!! So beautiful! TFS!

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