Friday, June 1, 2012

June Release Blog Hop!



 Hello friends!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs June Release Blog Hop!

If you got here from  Dawn's Fabulous Blog, you are in the right place!  If not you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from there so you don't miss any chances to win free stamps!!!

All the sticks in the bread basket have been having soooo much fun with all the fantastic new sets!!!  If you have not had a chance to see the release, you can see it HERE.  This month's release is one of my all time favorite releases... I think you'll agree when you see all the inspiration on this hop!


Here are the basics of the hop:

  • Hop will run from 8:00 am EDT June 1  to  8:00 pm June 2 
  • Winners will be announced  on June 3 on the ODBD Blog

 The prizes this month will be done a little differently!
  • There will be three prizes of $20.00 Gift Certificates to the ODBD store for stamps, hidden on three different blogs along the hop.  No one will know where they are!  The winners will be randomly chosen from the COMMENTERS on these three blogs!
  • The GRAND PRIZE of the entire Bread Basket Bundle will be drawn from the comments left here on this post, from all who tell us they completed the hop and which set is their most favorite! 
Now... on to the the details of my project.

I wanted to play along in the Moxie Fab World Gingham Challenge, hence my gingham ribbon!
 
I created a gift set including a card I gave a sneak peek of (one post below), and then I altered a little wicker picnic basket I purchased at Michael's.



The basket was sponged lightly with THoltz distress inks in Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage.  The sentiment, little picnic basket image and inside decorative element are from the Thank You Sentiments set.  I also stamped one of the pretty borders from a past release, Fleur de Lis Borders on the top of the lid.  Outside this border I sponged with Scattered Straw Distress Ink, and inside I used Bundled Sage.  The sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders Tags 5 and sponged with distress inks, then tied on to the handle of the basket with bakers twine.  The image was stamped with Memento ink, then colored with Copics and  cut out, and adhered to the center of the frame. To add a little decoration to the basket I added a Spellbinder's Lace Doily Accents border.



 On the inside of the cover is one of the pretty little decorative elements in the Thank You Sentiments set.  With some yummy strawberry candies inside, this will make a fun little gift.



Briefly, in case you didn't catch my sneak peek post, the card used the Thank You set for the image, and the Thank You Sentiments set for the sentiment.  The image was colored with copics, and the red dotted panel is actually 100% cotton fabric which I cut with a Spellbinders Lacey Rectangle die, using my Grand Calibur.  It cut like butter!  Card base is Gina K, Black mat is SU!, Designer Paper is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Rosy.  The gingham ribbon for both projects is from Hobby Lobby.  The doily border is the Spellbinders Lacy Doily Accents set.

Now, from here hop to the sweet and talented  Angie!
Blessings,

 

114 comments:

Sandee said...

Absolutely fantastic Grace!!! Love the little picnic basket!!!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Girl, you never cease to amaze me!! LOVE the pic-a-nic basket...too clever! Gorgeous card too! Blessings, Angie

Anonymous said...

Looks good enough to eat, Grace. Perfect coordination between the basket and the card. And how did you ever think to edge the basket with the lace? How sweet! Leigh

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! Love the basket!

Lynne said...

Grace what a lovely gift you made. That picnic basket is just so sweet - such a great thank you gift. Thanks for sharing.

Tami B. said...

How adorable! What is it about red gingham that evokes such a happy feeling?

Pat M. said...

I love what you did with this beautiful set. What a fabulous idea to give a gift in this adorable picnic basket.
Your card, basket, and presentation of this set is beyond awesome.

Beth Ann said...

I love, love, love this gift idea. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Patti said...

I love this set you have created...so so cute!!!!

Gail Spence said...

Your card was so bright and beautiful, it made me smile! I love the basket too. I am VERY impressed! God bless!

Diana said...

I love the saying about writing your sorrows in the sand, it has such a strong meaning to me. I love your designs, they are all so calming. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Dawn said...

So creatively awesome, Grace!!! and a great combo of sets too!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How gorgeous Grace!! I just love the bright colors on the card with the material and your basket is just too cute!! The die cut border, the gingham and your coloring are stunning!!

Praying you feel better!! Have a great time with the family.
hugs,
Chris

Sue D said...

Very cute--I really like your altered picnic basket.

Becky said...

Grace, as always your creations are jaw-dropping gorgeous! I love the basket idea...such a creative thing to do and fill with those luscious strawberry candies!!!

Karen W said...

Oh Wow these are fantastic, I love the basket!! Great sets and so much to do with these.

Linda H said...

The picnic basket is over the top. What a great idea - I wioll definitely be using that one!! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Nan G said...

Loved the summery card when it was your sneak peek! The basket is adorable!

F said...

What gorgeous projects...amazing work!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a wonderful gift set, Grace! LOVE that sweet little basket!

Debbie said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Patti J said...

Oh, Grace...once again, you have left me speechless with your beautiful project! Love it, my friend! You are amazing.

Judi said...

Such bright summery colours. That little basket is just too danged cute. Way to go.

Teresa said...

These are beautiful!! I especially love the basket.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love that green with the vibrant red, what an adorable basket.....makes me want to pack mine up and head to the park. Just lovely.

Yolanda said...

Your colors are so rich! I have several of those little baskets and never would have thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marina said...

I just love your basket! Actually both card and basket are so beautiful, vibrant colors and 'home-y' feel.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the "sweet" picnic basket. How clever to decorate it! I am inspired to try one too. Thanks for sharing this lovely project!

Elizabeth said...

These are adorable, Grace! I love the country summery colors. And the basket! Wow! You've dressed it up so nicely!

Kathy said...

Grace, this is SO beautiful! I love the vibrant red and the light green and all the dots and checks! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! This is such an adorable gift...I may have to go get one of those baskets! Have a wonderful time with your family! Blessings! Kathy

Mary said...

Grace, you are so talented. Your cards are so special. I like your site, too!

NJMullins said...

These are just adorable! I love your strawberry themed basket :)

merrymstamper said...

your basket is adorable!!! love the candies and paper, they coordinate so perfect!

Ellie B. said...

What beautiful work.

Debbie Brackett said...

I really love the basket stamp set it is really versitile. Great job!

Beth E said...

Such a great idea! The little basket is a treat for the eyes as well as the tummy.

Becky said...

wow Grace, what gorgeous creations, I love that cute basket and beautiful card. Love how you matched the checkers.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Grace! Love the little basket and your card is fabulous w/ the colors and polka dots. Wonderful projects!

Sarah said...

So pretty and summery.

papernut@industryinet.com said...

Lovely basket and card. The basket would be a great last min. gift if they were made and kept for just that purpose.

Marjorie Watson said...

Lovely projects it will be a very lucky person who receives these

Barb said...

Oh My--your projects are awesome. So Creative too--love the details!

Pattie J. said...

Just beautiful and so country, with that homey feeling.....thanks for sharing.....hugs.

Ellen said...

What a lovely idea for a gift!

Tammy said...

Grace!!!!
WOW!!! I love how you combined the red/white gingham and polka dots with this stamp release!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW You colored the stamps so very beautifully!!! And I LOVE the idea of the little picnic basket filled with candies as a little token of thankfulness;) But June's stamp release is over the top AND to the moon and back:) thank you so very much for being the anointed woman of God that you are and allowing me to glean from you AND your crafting:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Tammy said...

Grace!!!!
WOW!!! I love how you combined the red/white gingham and polka dots with this stamp release!!! WOWOWOWOWOWOW You colored the stamps so very beautifully!!! And I LOVE the idea of the little picnic basket filled with candies as a little token of thankfulness;) But June's stamp release is over the top AND to the moon and back:) thank you so very much for being the anointed woman of God that you are and allowing me to glean from you AND your crafting:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, sweet Grace, you have done it again!! That picnic basket you found at M's is AMAZING. Love the way you have even incorporated the small design stamp on the inside lid of the basket...so fabulous! I love the idea of this gorgeous gift set. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers, Sabrina

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous little gift basket and card, Grace! You did a marvelous job with these! Such wonderful details! Sending hugs! Will catch up soon!

Anonymous said...

A stunning basket and card love the way you have stamped the basket lid.
A lovely gift idea thanks for sharing
Rizwana

CCC said...

What a gorgeous remake of the little picnic basket gift. THe sentiment is so sweet.

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous set, grace... the little basket is just adorable and i love the CAS style of your card!!

Melody said...

That little basket is just darling!!

Sharon said...

What a great idea! The combination of the little picnic basket and card! Makes me want to go on a picnic!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Grace....AWESOME!! I love you little basket, love your colour combos, and colouring...great set hun!!
Hugs.

Karen Wedding said...

I love, love, love that little picnic basket. Oh, and the stamp too. Ha,ha,ha. Great little set.

Rachel Brooks said...

Would love to be the recipient of the adorable basket. What a great idea. It a very nice package of ideas.

Anonymous said...

The strawberries are in season, what wonderful cards.

Cheryl L :) said...

Grace this a beautiful project.Love the "country" feel it has...and the picnic basket is gorgeous...both of them...

annieb said...

Your basket idea is clever and cute. Makes you want to pact a basket and head for beautiful picnic spot where it is cool and quiet. TFS

Queen Mary said...

Grace I'm sure there will be run on those little wicker baskets! Beautiful project and your papers are perfect for the picnic basket! thanks for sharing your artistic eye!

Fran L said...

I aboslutely love what you did with the picnic basket. What a fun way to use the stamp set. So creative!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness! That basket & card are amazing! LOVE them!

Jennifer said...

Your card and basket are just wonderful! I'm loving the sets you've used!

Ann said...

First time to your blog. I'll be back, really like it. Love the picnic basket. TFS>
Ann

Christine said...

Outstanding work, as always. How wonderful that you found a little basket to alter after stamping such cute ones on your set of cards!

Susan said...

This is so cute. Love the card and then how you incorporated the theme (including color combination) into the picnic basket.

carmen said...

This is a fantastic blog hop!!!! The basket and card are just precious!!! Love the colors.... thank you so much for sharing!!!!
massey1982@aol.com

Crystal said...

So different what a wonderful gift idea just perfect so talented

britgirl58 said...

I love the little basket, who wouldn't want to receive that?
TFS

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the card paired with the basket...they just go together perfectly!

Lisa said...

Love how you made the matching card and basket. Lovely~

TrinaM said...

What a beautiful gift basket and matching card. TFS.

LMKENNEDY said...

This ODBD set is perfect for your project. I love what you have done with the picnic basket.

E. Marie said...

Grace, what a fantastic display of your projects. Great card and the little basket is adorable!! Wonderful idea!!

Yvonne W said...

What a beautiful basket and matching card. Would love to receive it.

Candy Meyers said...

What a neat and brightly colored idea. Thanks for sharing it.
Candy Meyers

Anonymous said...

Grace: I love this gift set. The use of the fabric on your card is beautiful. I love the colors that you picked. Your picnic basket is a lovely creation. Great work. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Margie F.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is so pretty!!

Tricia

Heather said...

How cute is that basket???!!!! Great idea to decorate it with stamping.

Becca Feeken said...

Your little basket is the perfect gift item Grace! Love the red and white theme and your ensemble is amazing!

lynda said...

Amazing card and I adore the little basket! Those are my favorite candies, too! Who wouldn't want one of these!

kathi17 said...

Your set is really lovely. I especially love the way you decorated your basket!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Grace, this is so beautiful! I love the basket...matter of fact I have those too! You just inspired me to dig them out! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs ~S~

Denise Phil 4:13 said...

Greetings!!
The colors for your basket and basket card are just beautiful. I'm a basket lover.... the person recieving that as a gift, will really enjoy it I'm sure!!
Keep on Stampin for Him!!
Denise from Ohio

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

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Mary B. said...

This is so adorable. Its a great idea and you made it sound so easy.I cant wait to try this.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful gift set - love how you altered the basket from Michaels!

Reny said...

Just gorgeous! Love the card and matching little basket! TFS1

Kelly L said...

I simply adore little wicker baskets. I have a few here and there around the house. What a lovely set!! I will have to check out this set st ODBD for sure!! Hugs, Kelly :)

Sherry said...

Wow!! love that altered picnic basket!! and the matching card also!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Your set is just darling. Love how you've coordinated the card and the basket for a gift giving event.So Sweet!!

Leanne said...

I love the way you did this. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Wright said...

Love you card, and adore the red and white gingham. It reminds me of picnics when I was a child...

Pati said...

Cute projects! Love the picnic basket and theme, and that gingham ribbon!

Tanja said...

Lovely picnic basket, you have put a lot of effort and detail into this.

TLady said...

OH MY!!!!!! Grace this is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It just POPS!!!!!!!!! LOVE the little strawberry candies & the influence....WHAT A LOVELY SUMMERY GIFT for someone SPECIAL!!!!! (AND the person receiving WOULD KNOW! ) :)

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with the basket. Great idea. The card was very nice as well.

Holly Paulson

Caitiumom said...

The basket is darling.

Cheryl S. said...

Awesome project! I really like the card and the basket is terrific. What a nice gift set!

Jbradyreed said...

What a great gift idea! I love the use of fabric and Spellbinder Lacey Rectangle die. I would never have thought of that! Thanks for sharing

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS set Grace!!! I love it all, down to the little strawberry candies ~ how perfect!

glenda kerr said...

WOW!!!

Lynn said...

Grace, you did a fabulous job! The altered basket is just adorable, and the card is lovely. Every detail is just perfect (as usual!) Thank you for sharing!

Lynne said...

Love the basket stamps. wonderful project.

JANIS said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR CARDS. IT IS SO FAB. THE BASKET IS AMAZING. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

Karen said...

Just love the contrast between the green and red. Gorgeous effect.

Crafting With Friends said...

Grace this has to be my favorite by far!!!! I LOVE the "country" feel of this card and basket!!!! You did a wonderful job!

BarbaraW said...

Adorable thank you set. Love the basket on the basket lid.

FM said...

Adorable!! Sure makes me feel like summer has arrived!

Marie D. said...

Ms. Grace,

This is just over the top!!!!! What a gorgeous prezzie for someone special. Love it!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Your pieces are absolutely beautiful they way you colored them and set up the coordinating papers..lovely.lovely.lovey.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

How summery and fresh; I really like this combination and would love to be the one on the receiving end. You've showcased ODBD stamps beautifully!

Riet said...

What a wonderful set Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Saints Rule! said...

Love it! That picnic basket is darling!