Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Release! Our Daily Bread designs

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May 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 Our Daily Bread designs Blog and start from the beginning. If you get lost along the way, simply return there, where the entire hop is listed with links.

Now, here are the Hop Details:
The Hop will run 8am EST May 1 until 8pm EST May 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on May 3. Three hoppers will be randomly selected to win ONE FREE SET of CHOICE, and One blessed hopper will win this month’s BREAD BASKET BUNDLE!!!

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 when you leave your comment.

I had the pleasure of working the Adventures in Stamping show with Kelley and the crew over the weekend! It’s always fun, but the highlight of this show… Becca was going to be there demoing her Bow Maker!!! I’ve known her for a few years (online), I was so tickled I finally got to meet her! What a sweetheart!!!

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I had a card made before going up for the show but wasn’t sure I wanted to use it for the hop. On my way home I stopped to stretch my legs, and walked around a Goodwill for a bit… I found this frame and couldn’t wait to get home to put my project together!

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I used Happy Retirement and Count the Waves.
{don’t forget, you can right click on a picture to view it larger in another window}

The frame was meant to stand up, but I thought it worked perfectly sideways! This image colors up so quickly, I just sponged the edges of the sentiments with Distress inks and popped it all in! I lightly sanded the frame to distress it and added some Mudd Puddles sand and shells and a twine sailor’s knot. All done in about 30minutes!!

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The breadsticks have done some awesome things with this release… now it’s time to hop to Julie’s and be amazed!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

145 comments :

Suzanne C said...

What a great find at the thrift store! Fabulous layout and the twine tied across the top along with the sand and seashells along the bottom make the perfect accents to a gorgeous wall hanging!

Sandee said...

Can you say AWESOME?!!!! Great way to update an old frame! And what a great photo of the three of you! I know y'all had a great time!!!

Ellie said...

LOVE your project!

Linda R. said...

Oh what a beautiful project. You've put together a beautiful work of art. All your touches are just perfect. LOVE the seashells. The sunset your made is just stunning!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Dawn, that frame is perfect!! Only you could find that at Goodwill... Love your design!! The images and sentiments pop!
hugs,
Chris

Becky said...

Absolutely stunning! I love this so much....what a fabulous creation!!!

Grace said...

Dawn this is so awesome!!! LOVE this Goodwill find! This frame is just perfect to showcase these sets and I'm in awe!!! You rocked this one for sure!!!
hugs,
Grace

CraftyJo said...

Great re-purposing of a Goodwill item, I love it.

Cathy U. said...

Awesome framing. And a wonderful way to reuse something.

Martha said...

One of my favorite things is to repurpose frames what an awesome Idea.

Shona Erlenborn said...

You were lucky to pick up the frame, it goes perfectly with your sayings and the image.

Loretta O. said...

Very cute idea. What a great home decor item!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea

Caryn S said...

Neat use of the frame! I like that you turned it sideways, it gives it a different perspective.

Irma said...

Very nice. Uniquely done

Sherry Kushibab said...

You have colored the image so well it looks like a photo...great idea framing it with these fab sentiments. Great pic of three talented ladies as well....always fun to hang out with Kelley and the team, know you had fun.

Becky said...

wow.. This is gorgeous. That image is colored beautifully and love the sentiments are so perfect on each side.

Becky Green said...

OK!!!!!!! I NEEEEEED that piece you made for a decorator piece in my home!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND there's our SWEET Becca!!!!!!!!! :)

Lil said...

This is a great idea for a center piece. Love the colors you chose.

Divinity said...

this is awesome! i love this! gonna be on the lookout for similar type of photo frames...so i can make my own version! love it! :)

Rhonda said...

WOW great find and idea

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome love the colors Both are beautiful love the added shells cool Idea for altering the /frames. love the Distressed look like its been aged. thanks for sharing

Susan Wagley Batson said...

Cool idea to use frame. I love the colors. Thanks for inspiring!

Sue said...

What a great find, it hs made a beautiful project.

Janice said...

I tend to just think cards but love your creativity. This is perfect, just perfect for that set.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this unique frame using the new images! The sailor's knot and the shells are the perfect embellishments!

Dorothy said...

What a great idea. I love the frame and the inspirational stamps. Thank you. I would love to meet Becca in person as well. Maybe some day. Blessings

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a fabulous idea, Dawn! I love your frame and added shells and knot. I feel like I'm sitting in a beach house looking out the door.

Kathy O said...

This is truly lovely and a great idea! I have a friend in Ft Myers, Fl who would just love this! Hope you don't mind if I "borrow" your idea!

kathi17 said...

You turned the stamps into a real work of art. Just beautiful, and a wonderful inspiration for all of us!

Rebecca Slocum said...

A truly great idea.

loftylass said...

Great idea Dawn and what a fabulous gift and a keepsake to treasure. tfs
Heather (UK)

Welsh Annie said...

A great project, love the way you have incorporated the knot and shells. Anne

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Dawn, oh my goodness, what an absolutely AMAZING find at Goodwill!! I totally understand that you had to put it to use right away.....it is perfect for those stamps. I LOVE the added sand and shells on the bottom..such and awesome touch!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lois Kennedy said...

What a great way to update an old frame! Love the colors, the embellishments, the nautical knot, EVERYTHING!!!

KVencel said...

Love seeing how others think outside the box. I LOVE using the frame sideways to showcase the wonderful ocean and beautiful sentiments. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Kelley said...

30 minutes for the WHOLE thing? No way, Jose!!! Whatever, it is AWESOME!!!!! Yes, I am shouting!!!

Anne said...

I wish I had the ability to see things in thrift stores in a new light. You have done an awesome job on this and in 30 minutes!! WOW

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow it is like that frame was made for these stamps, what a great find and terrific coloring and decorating of the frame!

Dianne said...

What a gorgeous project. You are so creative and that frame is just perfect.

Hugs,
Dianne

Primitive Seasons said...

Great find at GW and you made the most of it. Lovely soft beachy colors!

Mary

Kim Rudisill said...

Very cute and what a great idea. I think the ocean appeals to most people so the shells at the bottom were a nice touch. Thanks.

Judy said...

What an amazing project! Love your beautiful coloring, the sentiments, and the way you altered that frame!

magdalena fernandez said...

what a great way to up date a frame! x great

Anonymous said...

I love using things from the thrift shop.The colors, the sentiments and the embelishments of sand, shells and twine were perfect.

Dottie said...

How cool is this card! With that wonderful frame I would say your card is kicking! Awesome.

Cynthia Xavier said...

What a fantastic idea. Anyone would be proud to display your card.

Olga said...

this is absolutley gorgeous and a fantastic picture!!!!

Pattie J. said...

A super idea to place on a desk in the office, with wonderful thoughts for the day. the image for peace as well. love it, love it.......hugs and smiles.

Sheila said...

This is awesome ideal makes me want to run out to the Goodwill. It was amazing how to put it together.

MsCraftlife said...

i would place this on my mantle... llove it

god bless

JKB said...

Terrific idea for home decor! Really fantastic!

Penny said...

What a great project!

Gail said...

Awesome creation!
Love the knot!
My son's in the Navy...I always notice sea & ocean stuff!!!

sdoll said...

I love to make frames and this is such a great one. These retirement stamps are just great.

gardener said...

How clever of you. Great project.

Leigh Scherzer said...

Evokes the seaside! And what an ingenious usage of a "found" piece. New and innovative way to display what traditionally would have been a card. Kudos! - Leigh

Lisa said...

That is just the perfect set of stamps to use with that image and the collating of the frame and embellishments!! WOW!! So inspirational:D
Lisa R
x

Christy Davidson said...

What a fantastic find and it looks great! Love everything about it.

Pati said...

Very cool! What a great find and creative use, love the finished product! I like the colors, distressing, and that twine sailor's knot. 30 min, that's less time than it takes me to make a card! : )

Nan G said...

Fabulous altered frame! What a great gift for a retiree!

Annette S said...

Dawn

This is an amazing project. Its a really creative use of the frame it would look fantastic in anyones house.
Thank you

Ratty Hugs said...

What a super project, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

ScrapMyWay said...

This is another wonderful use of a simple frame! 30 minutes...WOW!!! It will make a great retirement gift.
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

christi said...

what a great find. such a beautiful way to re-purpose something, too. just beautiful. how nice that you got to meet becca also. would love to meet her myself sometime. becca if your reading this the ckc convention is in charlotte in aug. head on down! oh, bad me.

Queen Mary said...

Dawn I love what you've done here! It's incredible! thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece of art with us!

mamaduck said...

You are so creative, you just never know where an inspiration will come from. Your project is great!

Marie D. said...

What a fantastic find! You did a magnificent job on your project. It's it great when a plan comes together.
As far as Ms Becca, how I wish I was there to meet this beautiful human being.

kathy serrahn said...

great project

Anonymous said...

All the elements fit so well together

E. Marie said...

Dawn, this is so creative. Great use of the frame. Love it!!

FM said...

Love this idea and both of the stamp sets!!

barbiwire said...

I came home from Cape May, NJ last year with a bag full of shells both picked and purchased and still haven't made anything. Well now I have a wonderful idea, THANK YOU! I LOVE this!

TrinaM said...

Such an amazing project. Great way to repurpose a frame and a fantastic way to use the stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

occasionali said...

How clever. Great project. I think we all have collected shells when beach walking but never know how to use them. Now we have some inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Truly a lovely use for an old frame, a collection of shells, and the new stamps---wonderful!

pegphillips said...

This is fabulous; what a great use of a frame.

Vee Ramsden said...

What an amazing project, well done!

wilber said...

Your project is amazing!! Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Billings said...

This is so nice...great way to use an old frame and I like how you laid it on it's side.

Cheryl Winget said...

This is a fantastic 30-minute project. Not sure I could do it in that time, but I sure would love to try.

Designing with Debbie said...

WOWm how beautiful. Isn't it amazing how one man's trash is another man's treasure. I bet if they were to see the frame now they would want it back.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Dawn, your frame is way too cool!!!! What a brilliant idea! thanks for sharing the show photo too! Blessings, Angie

scrapperme said...

Very elegant, nautical and masculine. Love it.

Rosa Ann Whitehorn Smith said...

I loved the use of the blues. Great ideas.

Yvonne W said...

Love what you did with the frame. Great find.

Rachel Brooks said...

Wow! What a perfect find with that frame. Beautiful. Anyone would love to have that on their mantel!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful piece of art...thank you

Anonymous said...

I love that you used "found art". Very nice.

Shelia said...

oh wow, this is fantastic!! Love the framed scene with the inspiring quotes.

Becca Feeken said...

Sweet Dawn, you were so on my mind when you were on your way back. How wonderful that you found just the right thing to polish off your creation! This is amazing project and I'll say the frame you found is just right for your stunning project! I'm so thankful to have met you in person, I feel like I've know you all my life!! What a blessed weekend!!

Sue D said...

Great framed piece!!

Melody said...

Such a gorgeous frame!!

rlovew said...

Beautiful artwork!

craftymom205 said...

Love your project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sue K (Australia) said...

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC - LOVE IT.

Babs Y. said...

I love the frame -what a unique way to use the stamps.

Anonymous said...

nice

Francie G. said...

Dawn, you clever girl! This is amazing! Just beautiful! Fabulous detsils!

Debbie said...

Beautiful project!

Donna said...

Great! Love seeing repurposed items. Thanks for sharing with us.

Becky Dunham said...

Love this project Dawn! Isn't it fun finding something at Goodwill that you can repurpose and make into something gorgeous? I am so jealous that you got to meet Becca in person :) I would love to have met you all in Ohio, just a little far for me to travel lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

Colleen said...

WOW!!! Beautiful framed project, and great find at the goodwill :)

Alicia said...

Great upcycle very creative

Carol P said...

What a perfect gift and use of a recyled frame and perfect for all parts and shells!

Charlotte Ann said...

Fantastic project! Love how you recyled the frame!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Dawn, this is stunning! Beautiful design and home decor project! Awesome look!

Rosemary said...

holey moley!!! your decor piece is absolutely GORGEOUS, dawn!!! (and i love your new blog design, too!)

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Dawn!! This is so GORGEOUS!! I love it!! love your shells(beach scene)adds so much to your card!!
Hugs

Susan said...

You have "up-cycled" this frame in a wonderful way. I just love it when you can find something used and make it even better!
Your stamping and colouring are wonderful and the addition of the sailors knot, seashells, and sanded edges just completes your project!

crimsonowlcreations said...

Using a recycled frame is a great idea to showcase your work! Im going to have to try this myself!

Frann said...

This is beautiful!!! I love your colors, the two quotes and the way you embellished with twine and shells.

Sherry said...

O, Dawn!! that is beyond gorgeous!! You really hit paydirt with that one!!

Christine said...

What a blessing! It is SO much fun to find and update a bargain purchase in a special way. Your project is wonderful!

Fernanda said...

I am speechless.........This is an awesome idea and makes for such a wonderful gift. The shells are so appropiately used with the wonderful sentiments!

Greta said...

Oh what a wonderful project! Love it!

Lynn said...

What a fabulous project!! I love to find old frames and see what I can make with them. You have really inspired me! You did a wonderful job coloring the image and putting the whole project together. I'm really impressed! Thanks so much for sharing!

Hettie said...

Oh yes, this is really a great idea. Love the sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

That is something so differant to cards,beautiful.

Tanja said...

Gorgeous frame- great idea!

Marie-Louise said...

Fabulous idea. Great project. Love the colours.

Anonymous said...

nice to see something other than a card.

Gail Binette said...

I love seeing other than card projects on these hops. Yours is a beautiful work of art. Great Job!

Clickersister said...

I love it! I will need to make something like this for my family room. It's perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Konnie with a K said...

So creative! What a great use for an old/underused frame. I am sure that we all have a few of these in our "junk closet" and I am sure that they will be dusted off and repurposed thanks to your gorgeous project.

Edie Vatamaniuck said...

That is amazing. What a great project. Inspiring for sure.

stampencamper said...

this project deserves to be framed; how wonderfully created, love these images, and especially the sentiments

JoanneO said...

Love how you "recycled" that frame! Great project.

Marina said...

Beautiful project! 30 minutes?? I wish I didn't know that :) now I feel like the sloooowest turtle :) :)
Very nice color combo, and treatment.
Excellent job!

Paula Magnus (Pages with Paula) said...

I love the way your project turned out. Those two sets go together so nicely. I love ideas that I can use in my home. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Love your project...and how it came about!

LaDawn said...

This is great. Love the way you used a recycled piece. Your talent is amazing. Thanks

Gemiel said...

Wow, wow, wow, I would never believe that this is a Goodwill frame!!!! So awesome and in under 30 minutes..incredible!!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is wonderful. I just love this. You are a very talented lady.

Vail said...

Great project, the frame is perfect.

Sandy said...

frame is great ideea

Jan Garber said...

God bless Goodwill! I love to go rooting around there! You really took something common and made a very special display!

Louise said...

I love the unique knot at the top of the frame. Great use of the frame. Very nice detail. TFS.

Laureen said...

What a beautiful job you did. The knot and shells are perfect and you recycled the frame, that makes it even better. Lucky you getting to meet Becca.

Mary C said...

This would be a perfect gift for someone retiring. I usually do cards but I think I might have to make this.

JD said...

How lovely! What a "Forever" treasured gift this would make. So beautifully done!

Pam D said...

Wow, great project, TFS!

Jo4Him said...

Love your project; very creative. thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wright said...

What a great find, Dawn. Aren't you glad you needed to stretch your legs?

I love what you've done with. Your image is gorgeous - beautifully coloured and presented.

Anonymous said...

Dawn - What a stunning project! I love what you were able to do with the recycled frame. Well Done!

-dlm.