Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blog Hop and December Releases from ODBD!

Where did November go?! It's December first already and that means new stamps and ODBD Blog Hop!!! Once again, Kelley has thrilled us with two new beautiful sets this month, just in time for those winter and holiday projects! The first set is "His Gift"....thank you to Dina Kowal for such a gorgeous poinsettia image!! The second, used for my project below, is "Peace and Joy"....aren't these the coolest snowflakes?

As soon as I saw these snowflakes, I KNEW I had to break out the Polyshrink!! I won't bore you with all of the photos, but here are some quick instructions on how to use Polyshrink to make plastic charms, etc. Polyshrink comes in 8 1/2 x 11 clear sheets....use a sanding block across and up & down on the surface....marring the surface helps the ink to adhere. I used Olive Green Stazon to stamp the small and large snowflakes onto the Polyshrink. After cutting out the flakes, small circles were punched where the cord will be tied.
Once your cut pieces are ready, either bake them in a 350 oven for a few minutes, or use a heat tool. Each piece will shrink approximately 40% of its original size....the punched holes will remain after shrinking. The two larger snowflakes fit together perfectly (I got lucky at guessing the size of the cut-outs!!)and the small snowflakes were hung using silver cord which was unbraided.

Now, on to the hop!! If you have hopped here from Deb's blog, you're in the right place. If you here by chance, please go to the ODBD blog for the starting point. Kelley has generously offered to give TWO lucky winners the stamp set of their choice. To be eligible, visit each design team member's blogs, leave a comment, collect each "secret word" along with the DT member's name, return to the ODBD blog to let us know you have finished, then email the secret message to Grace, our wonderful DT Coordinator. You have until 8PM EST on Dec 2nd to send your entry to Grace for a chance to win.
My secret word is: THE
Your next hopping point is Becca's Blog. Betcha can't wait to see what she has in store for you!!

Happy hopping and have a blessed day!!!

98 comments:

Debi said...

Love it!!! So very clever!

Beth Ann said...

Another great idea for these beautiful stamps.

Liz Williams said...

Love how you made this dimensional. Beautiful work.

mom2h said...

I've been looking for something to hang from my dining room chandelier...I think I found it! I always forget the shrink plastic!

Connie M. said...

You totally ROCK, Ang!! This is just out of this world stunning!! My hand hurts just looking at all that cutting! LOL!!

Theresa said...

This is fantastic Angela!!! I love the shrinkies!!

Chris said...

What a great idea! Thanks for your sharing your creativity.

Dawn said...

OMGosh!!! you know I actually thought about doing this!!!! but LAZY ME...all that cutting changed my mind...

ANG...THIS IS FABULOUS!!! two words for you SUBMIT IT!!!

christi said...

i just love 3d effects and this is great. i haven't played with shriny dinks in a long time and never thought of using them with stamps. thanks.

Wanda Thomas said...

Great use of these stamps and beautiful work; thanks for sharing.

JanD said...

Gorgeous snowflakes...thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

Another awesome cutting project for you. Has the carpal tunnel kicked in yet? LOL!! Really amazing, awesome work here, Ang!!!

ensign39 said...

WOW! Didn't know polyshrink (which I've never used) could become something so attractive. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

What a unique idea. I love polyshrink. Thank you for sharing. God bless!

Grace said...

Oh wow Angie.... YOU my dear are my hero!!!I love your snowflake mobile!!!! This is gorgeous!!!

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Thanks for sharing.. I love the use of polyshrink.

Christy said...

That snowflake mobile would look great in my dining room wingow. That was a very creative idea!
Christy Hawkins

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, Angella, what a super cool idea!!!! I love, love, love your mobile!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Randi said...

Hey GF! you are amazing. Way to think out of the box. I want to see earrings next. ;D giggle

Marg said...

What a wonderful idea. Just a perfect decoration!

jdmommy said...

Angella, this is such an amazing decoration!! You are awesome, girl!! TFS!

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful snowflake mobile, Angella. Brillant idea too for using the new stamp set. Thanks for sharing. Phyllis M.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are amazing Angie!! I love the colors and design!! What a lot of cutting!! Love your mobile!! Stunning my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Kris said...

that would look so gorgeous over a doorway! beautiful creation!!! awesome color! hugs, kris

connie said...

This is so pretty!

Tanya said...

Beautiful work!

Judy said...

What a great way to use the stamps - can't wait to try it!

candy61429 said...

WOW! I love your snowflake mobile! Beautiful!

Kathy O said...

Angie, your snowflake mobile is Amazing! I have some polyshrink that I haven't tried but you have inspired me! Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!--Kathy O

akagreenhouse said...

What a great project! I'm going to try this one! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous snowflake mobil... I just love the great idea... and those snowflakes are perfect! TFS!

Natalie said...

That mobile is so clever!! The snowflakes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!! Have a wonderful day Angella!!

Gretchen said...

All I can say is WOW! How creative!

Dani said...

ooooh! I love this!!! :)

Teresa, Chowbaby said...

love the bling! thx for the idea

sandyh said...

love the mobile! i haven't used polyshrink for a long time. this is a good inspiration to get back to it!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Maria Matter said...

Creative and Beautiful Angella!
Blessings, Maria

Gloria Westerman said...

what a great idea. This would be so pretty for your home Christmas decoration. Thank you for sharing this idea with us.

lconner said...

Wow. That's a great idea. And I have shrink plastic too.

dlmgibson said...

Cool! I've got to go find my shrink plastic and try this. Thanks so much for the idea. I bet it would work for some great garland on a mini-tree, too!
Donna

loftylass said...

Wonderful idea Angela - this reminds me of a decoration we had when I was young (many moons ago!!) I might make one as a surprise for my sister. tfs
HW

Jacki Randolph said...

What a beautiful project, now to go find my polyshrink! TFS

JKB said...

What a great idea!!!! Glad to stop by to see your cretion.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh Angella, what a great idea! Love this!!

Maggie said...

Great Idea. Shrink plastice is like magic to children. This would even make a nice gift.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful job on this!!! Love how you thought outside of the box!!!! Wonderful project:) Thank you for sharing :)
Hugs,
Cheryl

Dawn said...

So clever and beeutiful!

frodz said...

Great idea! Loved it. Thanks.

li-bee-ti said...

So unique! thank you!

Lynn said...

I haven't done "Shrinky Dinks" since I was a kid. These are wonderful and much prettier than my youthful creations.

leenda said...

WOW! too cool!!

Lenoria said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I am going to try it with my granddaughters.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful project! I hadn't even considered Shrinky Dinks!

ChristineCreations said...

How pretty and inventive! What an awesome creation!

Jane Jeffress said...

Great work!!!

jeannen2 said...

I've had polyshrink in my craft room for 2 years and haven't done anything with it yet -- love your project!!

Linda said...

I love the idea of the "wind chime" made from the snowflakes. I will want to try that. I have never used the polyshrink before but this looks like the time to try it. Thanks for your insight and talent.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a fabulous mobile.

frogers said...

Wow what a wonderful idea.

Laura said...

Great work. What a wonderful gift idea.

Mary said...

What a great idea!!!
hugs
Mary

Sandra said...

how great is that! love it!
Sandra

ny2tx_patti said...

I love your snowflake mobile! Thanks for your tips on using the polyshrink material.

Farmgirl said...

Angella,

What a different project, and one that I wouldn't mind trying. Thanks so much for sharing.

Pauline

mustangsarah said...

gorgeous work.
I am in awe.

Tami said...

that is just too cool! great job!

Pati said...

Cool!!! I love snowflakes, I love shrinkies, what a great, creative combination. Thanks for the ideas!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How clever and gorgeous Angella!! LOVE your snowflake mobile!! Stunning!

Trish said...

I just love this idea, I've not tried shrink plastic yet as I'm a bit wary of it but this has inspired me to give it a try.
Hugs,
Trish

Marsha said...

These are so neat !

Jan Castle said...

Love it, love it, love it!
Jan Castle

Shannon said...

I LOVE IT!

Shannon

paperpapier said...

great job..so creatively done..

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this is WOW - Angella!! I totally love this...YOU ROCK!!! Hugs ~S~

My Paper Adventures said...

That is INSANELY gorgeous!! The large snowflake does lend itself nicely with shrink plastic, doesn't it? Your rock, Ang!!

Donna said...

Angella, what a lovely idea. I have not used shrink plastic in a while, so nice to see your snowflakes! Thanks for sharing.

Cheri Howard said...

How pretty, and what a unique idea!

Irene said...

Very clever use of the snowflake stamp!

marcelle schauer said...

Angella you never dissapoint us, great idea guess I had better get some new stamps.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Absolutely a great project! Love it. Thanks for sharing, and the chance to win. Love blog hops!

Nannieannie said...

Thank you for sharing your talent. I love the hangy downy thing.

Die Cut Lady said...

What a fun project love it!
Donna

Minerva said...

Another thing i have to try!! My daughter is going to LOVE this.

Teri said...

Wonderful work! TFS!

Brandi said...

Amazing project! :)

PatsyB said...

Wow!! What a beautiful and creative project!! I love it! Thanks for sharing your talent.

christy said...

What a cute idea, I love it!

Sue D said...

What a clever project!!

Angie said...

Very cool and pretty project. Great idea!

NYorker said...

Oh, how pretty - I can imagine the light catching on the glitter!

ebigmoney1 said...

Beverly T Bolding said...

Really cute snowflakes - will have to try this technique with my shrinkydinks

Elena said...

This is so cool! I never thought to use polyshrink to create this. What a wonderful idea - thanks for sharing.

AHadley said...

That is just a fantastic project! I love the idea, and the finished piece is so gorgeous.

Donna said...

Awesome but looks like a lot of work to me....

Sandee said...

Oh my goodness gracious alive! Angella this is extraordinary! Absolutely gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Did I say Gorgeous?!

**Milu** said...

got your cards
they are so cute
hey
did u forget the envelopes?
hahaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaa

Kim P said...

polyshrink! how cool is this project?!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Ang this is just the best! So very cool! Hugs for a great week! :)
~Ang