Friday, April 1, 2011

ODBD April New Release Blog Hop!!

Happy April 1st, everyone! Hope you make it through the day without any April Fool's tricks!!! No tricks around here.....it's time for the Our Daily Bread designs April New Release Blog Hop....yay!!!! Make sure you check out the New Release post HERE to see all of the new sets, plus a new custom cutting die!!! For my sample today, I have used a fabulous new set, designed by our DT sister, Dawn Lusk, called "Bird and Butterfly Labels". There are four images in this set, which all coordinate with the Spellbinders Labels 18 dies....how cool is that? The designer paper is Memory Box "Frond", the satin ribbon is from Michael's and was tied with a Bow Easy. The cardstock is SU Early Espresso (Brown), the pearls are Zva Creative, and there are several layers of my fave "Pearl" Glimmer Mist. The "Mother" sentiment is from another new April new release, "Mother's Day". Here is a close up which shows off the shimmer from the "Pearl" Glimmer Mist over the panel which was stamped in Stazon Timber Brown and colored with a sponge dauber and Certainly Celery ink pad! My second project was featured on the Our Daily Bread designs blog on Thursday for a "Time With" segment....this time it was my turn! Some of you have already seen the transformation of the $2.50 birdhouse from Target, but if you would like to see the before & afters plus more views, please check out this post. I wanted to share it here today since I used three new ODBD sets on it, "Bird Border and Corners", "Mother's Day", and "Bird and Butterfly Labels". Now, the moment you've been waiting for......on with the Blog Hop!! All of the details and the complete hop order are listed HERE on the ODBD blog! If you have hopped here from Debi's blog (isn't her sample amazing?!), you are in the right place! If you stopped here by chance, make sure you head over to the ODBD blog and start at the beginning....we don't want you to miss a thing!! The hop will run from Friday, April 1st at 8 am EDT until Saturday, April 2nd 8pm EDT. There will be three winners of one set of choice and one lucky winner of three sets of choice...woo hoo!!! The winners will be announced on the ODBD blog on Sunday. Your next stop today is Chris Olsen's blog......you are absolutely going to love the eye candy there!!! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog, then head back to the ODBD blog and answer "the question" in your comment there. Good luck and happy hopping!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!

197 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow girl!! Stunning creations. Such elegance. I adore the simple elegance of the card with the gorgeous bow, colors, and the embossing. The birdhouse is just wow! You are amazing!
hugs,
Chris

Have a great day!

Grace said...

Angie you really are my hero!I love your glimmered card with all it's details and that project just really blew me away!!! I LOVE it!!! You totally rock my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

Kay said...

Two beautiful projects, love the color of the card and also the bird and butterfly labels. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Margarita said...

Very, very lovely cards. you are inspired and inspiring. thanks for sharing your heart. We are the richer.

Tami B. said...

Your birdhouse is fantastic. I think we'll be seeing this one copied a lot in the coming days.

Francie G. said...

Outstanding, Angie! Love the card with the glimmer mist (you have got me hooked on that). The bird house is amazing. Nothing but beauty here! Hugs to you, 38!

Mrs Ham said...

Wow!! what a stunning bird house. Your card is simply elegant. Great use of the stamps.

Beth Norman said...

What lovely work. Your white card with the pop of colour is so appealing. Very unique too.

Rachel Brooks said...

Love your card, and what an inspiration your birdhouse is! I've got to get at least one of those to play with!

workofheart said...

Love the card and the birdhouse - such pretty greens, just perfect for spring.

Phyllis Schaffer said...

Both the card and the birdhouse are great samples to get our creative juices going and I've got to get the stamps and glimmer mist. It really makes the card!

perennial-mommy said...

Oh, how lovely! The embossing and the shimmer are stunning! Love the design!

Joyce said...

I love the way you use piercing and texture. The birdhouse is just incredible!

Anonymous said...

These projects are just beautiful- love the shimmer on the card and crazy for the birdhouse. It is amazing and must have taken hours to make- perfect gift.
Charlene

Wanda Thomas said...

You have such an eye for elegance. There are terrific!

Phyllis M. said...

Wonderful card and love the birdhouse. Great new stamp sets too. Thanks for sharing.

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Love the birdhouse and the card, great ideas. So creative.

Beth Ann said...

I love the card & the bird house. Great job. Thanks for sharing

Deborah said...

The tiles on your birdhouse were inspired. Thanks for sharing the how on everything.

cyndie2010 said...

You are truly amazing. Love your work. The bird house is so pretty. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win

Marlena M. said...

I enjoyed your birdhouse, and your card is amazing. All the textures and layers are lovely.

Becky said...

Angella, this bird house is awesome girl! And the card is just as stunning.

NANCY P said...

Darling card and birdhouse. Love the special effects. They really make the card.

Sarah Raines said...

Oh Angella, your creations are just beautiful! I'm in love with your little birdhouse. And what a neat idea to use scallops on the roof and the little picket fence die. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

WOW! I like this concept. I guess because I have most of the supplies. :)
I will use it for many ideas, not for Mother's Day as I am an old lady and Mother has been a memory of many happy times for awhile. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs, Jeanielou in PA

Anna said...

I really like the elegance of black and white with just a touch of color and this card is so, so pretty. Thanks!

schnurse2004 said...

lovely card and the birdhouse is beautiful.. headed to target to find one..

TFS

Becca Feeken said...

Oh my word!! I love your birdhouse!! Girl, you are sooooo clever. As I look over the details of your rich card, filled with texture . . . I spy the embossing plate with the little birds. Like I said, clever and stunning too!

Amanda said...

Uh! I'm stunned, just stunned at your birdhouse sample!!! I am in awe of your cards and love them all!!! :)

bethann said...

both are beautiful, i need a Mothers Day inspiration and this is it. love that birdhouse

Dawn said...

I love the simple elegance of you card...beautiful!
and that bird house is to die for!! awesome job!!

cdjcape521 said...

Very simple, yet stunning!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the glimmer mist!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome projects!!!

Evette K. said...

Oh my gosh did you ever create two marvelous project. Have to say that birdhouse is just to die for. Great job.

NancyD said...

Angie,

I loved your birdhouse the minute I saw it. Perfect choices of paper and design. I am curious about the background technique you used for the card, you may have to do a tutorial - really beautiful work.

Rosemary said...

absolutely love your card and that birdhouse is just too cute!

Candy Meyers said...

Your card and birdhouse are adorable. I know my Mother would have liked both of them. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Candy Meyers

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wow, Angie! Love your elegant card w/ it's wonderful colors and texture, but that birdhouse is outta sight! Love the picket fence and scalloped roof tiles. Can I send my birds over to check it out? I think they'd be so impressed, lol!

Catherine said...

The birdhouse is just totally WOW! I could look at it all day long. Gorgeous!
I love the green sponging and shimmer on the card - wonderful touch of color and sparkle!

Laura /sandytoz art said...

Very nice card! I like the birdhouse too!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and birdhouse.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love that glimmer mist!!! Great card like how you used the dabber with the celery ink to create such a natural looking background.....and that birdhouse is a fabulously creative idea. TFS

Linda said...

I love the Mother's Day stamps! Beautiful card. Thank you.

BuzzyBee said...

Love the birdhouse. Simply beautiful.

Chris R. said...

the birdhouse is awesome. I love the card too.

Becky E. said...

Angie, love the shimmer. Can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Sheila said...

I love the birdhouse--my living room is my birdhouse showcase--may have to make a trip to Target. Just beautiful.

madmummy said...

the pearly shimmer is just lovely.
jo

NanL said...

Love, love, love the birdhouse. Can't believe how good the background of birds goes with the birds and butterflies stamp set.

Charlotte said...

Love all the embossing on your card, along with the piercing and the pearls. It really sets off that wonderful image from the Birds & Butterflies label set (love that)! And, your birdhouse is stunning! What creativity!

Jennifer L said...

Great display with the new stamp sets! I love the simple elegance of the card and the birdhouse is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Elena C said...

Angie, what a beautiful, serene card...and the birdhouse, I love it!!! Great stuff!!!

Karen Wedding said...

Very nice card and birdhouse. I like that you embossed both background.

Judy said...

Beautiful work! Love the glimmer and pearls on your card and every detail of that awesome birdhouse!

June Pegram said...

My absolute fav color scheme. The birdhouse idea is Genius!

Lucy said...

How cute! Love the way you used the same layout on the bird house! I appreciate seeing an alternative way to use the products! Thanks so much!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Angela your card is stunning. I'm loving that new set. Your bow is gorgeous and what an elegance the glimmer mist adds to the overall beauty of this card. It's so great to see the versatility of this set the way you've used it on your adorable birdhouse. So creative.

Taylor U. said...

Angie, I'm speechless!! These are both so pretty!

Toucan Scraps said...

wonderfully elegant card, and the birdhouse is absolutely amazing

Jan said...

Awesome, Angie! Love everything about your card. . .the colors, the textures, the layers, the shimmer (it wasn't camera shy this time!) The embossing folder is the perfect background compliment. You are a blessing! Jan E. (Janaria)

TN Granny said...

Wow oh Wow that birdhouse is to die for how amazing are you? God has given you a gift and your sharing it with us is awesome.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Anonymous said...

The card colors are unexpected for a Mothers Day card but to truly bring out the beauty in Nature for Mothers Day they are perfect! The sparkle and shimmer is wonderful.
Your bird house is adorable too!
Cindy C

Bobbi said...

These projects are fabulous. The bird house is terrific

sandyh said...

your card is beautiful and love the birdhouse! especially the "shingled" roof!
sandyh

Barb P. said...

Beautiful projects, Angie. The card is so elegant, and as you said, the birdhouse is fun. Love your choice of colours.

bernietom47 said...

Wow you knock my sox off! The card is stunning, ever so elegant and the bird house is amazing and adorable!
Blessings Bernie

Cheryl Winget said...

I love, love, love your card. I am always amazed at the professional results from the coordinated dies and stamps. TFS

PatS said...

I am so excited. I just bought the Labels 18 die and can't wait to use it. So many wonderful examples on this blog. I love your card and the glimmer mist treatment. I loved your tutorial on how to the bird house this week.

Mari K. said...

Such a wonderful card, all the little details really look great, and that bow is so pretty! ( I have bow envy. lol. Mine never come out that good)

Judy said...

Very sweet and I love the bird house.

stampencamper said...

Angella, as always, this card and birdhouse are such great creations. I'm lovin the new
silhouette images, also

christi said...

the birdhouse is just too cute. i love the scalloped roofing tiles. can you swing by and do my real house ... please. your card is so cute. i had to really look at it to see if the holes were pierced or stamped and i love the bow.

Sharlene L. said...

Great cards. Love the color combinations on them.

Kathy B said...

Pretty card and the birdhouse is adorable. Thanks for sharing

Kathryn said...

Very nice card. The birdhouse is phenomenal! Lovely!

JR Swoboda said...

Great work. Love the colors.

Dani said...

These are completely and utterly fabulous!!! Love them!!

Keeping it Simple Cards said...

I wish my bows came out as nice as your's using a Bowdabra, but they don't. You have a special touch with everything. I love the spray mist you put on the card.

Jan Castle said...

Your card is wonderful and the bird house is 'over the top cute'!
Jan

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card and the birdhouse is wonderful.
Mary L Schreiber

Donna D said...

Love the card and the birdhouse! Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy Kulm said...

Love the stamps with that cuttle bug embossing folder.

Wendy G said...

Such amazing details on your card. I love how you used stamps, embossing, die cuts and paper piercing. They all add up to a beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is doing such a great job, all so beautiful...barb f

Lynne said...

Angie - Love both of your projects. Love the new stamps and you showcase them very well. Thanks for sharing.

Carpenters said...

Your card and birdhouse are gorgeous! I will have to check out the Bow Easy because your bow is tied superbly. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy said...

Your work is simply outstanding! The altered art birdhouse is just amazing especially in the way you chose to show off these wonderful products...thanks!

Mary said...

Beautifully elegant..the Pearl Mist was a perfect touch..thanks for sharing

snowbear said...

The birdhouse is so cute... LOVE your mother's day card.. the glimmer mist makes everything so beautiful!!!

normajeanr50 said...

How fantastic! Angella, I absolutely love your techniques and the delightful birdhouse. The layers you achieved with ink and masking is so pretty!

Brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful projects! I first saw the Mother's Day card and was so impressed - but then I scrolled on down to the birdhouse - and all I can say is "WOW"!

Santaread said...

The card is beautiful. The birdhouse is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Love both of your creations.
Have a great weekend.

Passioknitgirl said...

I love the card! The embossed dots make it look like it made of steel! Impressive. And, no words can describe the fabulous birdhouse. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Sherry said...

your card is beautiful!!! and I love love love that bird house so much I went and got some today, lol!!!

Wendy Ogden West said...

Love your birdhouse!!!

Judi said...

Great layout and choice of decor, a little darker in color then I would use for Mom, but very beautiful job.

Susan said...

My goodness -- you have created two beautiful projects. I love the soft colours of your card and the way the cuttlebug background with the flowers and birds works so well with your little bird image. Your transformed birdhouse is awesome. Love it!

Peachy Wessels said...

Oh, I love your cute little birdhouse! Fun!

Anonymous said...

Precious.

Anonymous said...

WOW I love your card, bird house and so many of your cards! I took time to look at all of your blog! What talent you have. Thanks for sharing
Diana Walsh
earthdiana@hotmail

jean wilson said...

Both the Mother's Day card and the birdhouse are so cool! Love the sparkle on the label!

Barbie D. said...

Love the sparkle of your card and the birdhouse is a WOW. Both are amazing.

schmidtrv said...

The card is beautful. The birdhouse is amazing. Love your work.
Vicky Schmidt

Marthamh2 said...

Both of your projects are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Fonda said...

Stunning color selections. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Angie, just wonderful and what a birdhouse. I want one too.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Card! I love the texture and how the black makes it look formal, and the green/celery highlights make it look more casual.

Babs Y. said...

Lovely. The colors are stunning.

Judy A said...

The birdhouse is awesome!!! I love the stamped image on the card
and how you layed it on top of the
bird & swirls embossed paper.
Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Very lovely card and the bird house is magnificent!

Cindy Lou said...

Very elegant job on the bird house, and the card is beautiful as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

SavedbyGrace said...

How creative you are!!! I love all the details on the birdhouse. Those "shingles" are too cute! Good job!! Iris, Saved by Grace

Elizabeth said...

Angie, I love your 'mother' card! Not the traditional colors for a mom card, but you have done a fantastic job of creating a beautifully elegant card!

Karen said...

I love the simplicity of your Card!!!

MaxineD said...

love your birdhouse, Angela, but the card is an absolute stunner - the eye goes straight to the centre piece every time I look at it!!

Jan said...

What an awesome birdhouse!!! I love the soft spring colours, along with your card.Wow! JanK

Sharon Peele said...

Angie, your card is sooo elegant!! and the birdhouse is absolutely beautiful, I would love to have that for Mothers Day!! You did an awesome job!!

Kath said...

nice card and a FABULOUS Bird house

Susan said...

Your card is great but the bird house is spectacular - WOW!

Anne said...

There is such a sweet softness to your card. My Mom is 102 and it looks like her. The birdhouse is just too, too cute.

Bertha W said...

Angie, Love your color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy said...

Beautiful card. Love the piercing, pearl glimmer mist, embossing and ODBD images. The birdhouse is just adorable.
God bless,
PeggyS

Robyn said...

love he white on white
thanks for sharing

Mary Roberson said...

The glimmer mist is such an added bonus, it is just kind of hiding there and peeking out. Pretty use of colors and love the addition of the bow.
hmheartfelt(at)yahoo.com

Ona said...

It's wonderful to see the new companion stamp for the #18 dies...love the color combination of your card and bird house.

Kathy Billings said...

Gorgeous card and birdhouse!!! I love them both.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome. I love the little birdhouse.

Anonymous said...

I love using Glimmer Mist and your card is so pretty with it. I fell in love with your birdhouse. Wow!

Sandy Duley

Betty said...

Love the birdhouse! You always do amazing work!

kurlygirl said...

Wow, gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing!

Debi said...

Angie both your card and you birdhouse are fabulous! Love how you used the bird background behind the label.

craftymom205 said...

Love your projects. The birdhouse is great.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sue D said...

Fabulous card and birdhouse. Love the glimmer on the card.

gram cheryl said...

Your birdhouse is wonderful...inspires me for Mother's Day! Thank you!

Rachel said...

these colors are spectacular!!! I love the birdie house!

wendy2512 said...

Is that ever the cutest little house.....love it!!!...your little pictures sure work perfect for the nestie you chose..and lvoe the little picket fence and especially the glimmer mist...I am a glitter nut, its hard for me to make a card without some kind of glitter...:0)TFS

cvrdhinlo@yahoo.com said...

Angella, I have been blessed indeed by the inspiration of your creations. It must take an enormous amount of time to create such wonderful art. Thank you so much.
LOretta

Anonymous said...

W O W ! ! ! WHAT a birdhouse....and that picket fence...WHOA!!!!!!!!
I like your card and that stamp set also.
Jean McGee

Georgee said...

Love your card! Really love the little bird house! Must get one of these & try it ! Looks like a blast of fun. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Jay said...

Your card is very elegant. I love the Birds and Butterflies labels

Connie M. said...

Wowzers, Ang! Your card is so beautiful...and the bird house is just out of this world AMAZING!! Stunning!!

janey said...

Ahhh - stunning is the word for both of your projects!! I'll be back!

Kelli B said...

Stunning work! I love the color choices, that stamp set is lovely

kngwd89 said...

Your card is lovely and that birdhouse just begs to be looked at and looked at and looked at yet again! What a fun project! LeAnn

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I love the tiles on the roof! What a brilliant idea. Both projects are beautiful!

luvthatstampin said...

Both projects are very stunning! I've always wanted to try a bird house, but I'm intimidated! Maybe one day.

ca428e66-359b-11e0-b541-000bcdcb471e said...

What a beautiful way to display the stamps, a bird house. Thanks so much for sharing.

E. Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love how you used the cute bird embossing folder to bring out the image on the card. You birdhouse is fantastic. So pretty and adding the little fence was just perfect.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

I love the birdhouse. You did such a great job on both of them.

Casmiles said...

What a beautiful card. I love the label image and the glimmer mist. And omg, the birdhouse is wonderful! I especially love the white picket fence with it. Perfect touch!

Natalie said...

Fabulous, Angie FABULOUS!!! Beautiful cards and your birdhouse is adorable!!

Vickie Merrick said...

O.K. -- It's official. I have to get a Bow Easy! Your card and birdhouse are absolutely adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love all the embosing on your card and the birdhouse is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Carol Froehlich

rush said...

i love a card with a go-with, like this cute little bird house.

Linda said...

Linda F.

What beautiful creations. Your card is simple elegance! I just love glimmer mist too. Any bird would be happy to call your birdhouse home, truly awesome!

BurningRubber said...

Oh WOW! Your projects are awsome!!!

Tina said...

Thank you for sharing. I love, love, love the bird house. I embossing one the card is lovely. Thanks!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh my Angie, Your work is exquisite.
I just love your birdhouse. Very creative and you card is lovely as well.

Hugs, Deb

Sheila said...

Love the elegance of the card. The shimmer added that extra touch.

Tanja said...

This is such an elegant card with so much texture and lovely embossing!

Auntie Em said...

I was sitting here so impressed with the beautiful card and loving all the pretty details like the embossing and shimmer...gorgeous! Then I scroll down a little and WOW!!!! Your birdhouse is so amazing! I love the shingles and fence. The stamps and embellies are all so pretty!
Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!!! :)

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow love your card but the bird house is just amazing!!!

Deborah said...

Love the card. It would be a great 50th berthday gift on april 3.

Maryellen Webber said...

Wow, your Mother's Day projects
are so amazing. I love the techniques you used on the card and
the birdhouse is truly inspirational!
-Maryellen W

Luv 2 Create said...

Angie,
Love the card and your use of glimmer mist. But the birdhouse transformation is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
Marcie

Keene Kreations said...

The cards are very pretty but the birdhouse......BEAUTIFUL

Irene said...

Beautiful card and your birdhouse is soooo clever! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the color scheme that you used to display these wonderful stamps!

Designing with Debbie said...

beautiful creations. I love the bird house and can't wait to try it on my own. look forward to seeing more from you

Chrissy D said...

Love the shimmer. THe tiny details you added all pull together to create one big BEAUTY!

sillyoldgramma said...

That shimmer mist is beautiful! Gotta get me some..ha. And, the card is elegant!

Dee said...

I love your work!

Ratty Hugs said...

Simply elegant card & I adore the bird house.
~C8>

Marie D. said...

Wow, I am in love with the house. The card is gorgeous too. Great job!

GrannieR said...

The card is beautiful, but I absolutely adore the birdhouse!

Kim P said...

wow! Love the softness of your card...with that shimmer!

and your bird house is so cool! how do you come up with such great ideas?! ;-)

Sarah Stainback said...

Great cards. I love these new sets

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just got to try that Bird House.... Too Cute!! You did a beautiful job on it and the card too!

Anonymous said...

Just LOVED your birdhouse! How very clever of you and surely, a beautiful little bird would want to live there -- a Western Tanager perhaps? Or a Bluebird? Any bird, really!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful card Angella! Love the textures and the perfect bow. The birdhouse is adorable too. I was amazed when I saw all your steps on the ODBD blog. Amazing!

Liz said...

I love the way you used the embossing folder on your card and the bird house I saw and went right out to find one great ideal

LaDawn said...

You did it again. An amazing card for us to enjoy. I like all the texture in the card. Makes the card flow. Hugs

peacefulgardens said...

Beautiful projects. I love the bird house especially. Somebody's lucky Mother will recieve these two gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

very lovely subtle colors and the bird house is darling.

mamaduck said...

What a beautiful bird house. I never would have thought about using paper to decorate it.

Shelley said...

I absolutely love the birdhouse. I had not seen it before now. Great job!

chaun said...

Gorgeous!
Love the pearly glimmer!

April said...

Wonderful birdhouse and card! Your card is so elegant. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Everyone's ideas are amazing - love your designs.

Anonymous said...

Everyone's ideas are amazing - love your designs.

Traci S. said...

Hi Angie~

Wow, what to say! Stunning! Magnificent!

I love the card. It is so elegant, and for the first time I have seen the pearl mist on a card on camera! It is beautiful.

Onto the project...I couldn't believe it when I saw it the other day. It is magnificent! It must have taken so much time! It is beautiful. Who wouldn't love to have it in their home. The different stamps looks so pretty on this, as does your lovely paper. This is a one of a kind wonder!

Thank you for sharing both of these treasures with us!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

mom3 said...

Angie, I still want to be like you when I grow up!!

Karen Linarez said...

Your card is simply lovely! I absolutely adore your birdhouse. The way you used the medallions, especially for the little opening is so perfect! Stunning creation!

Sandee said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Angella your card is so elegant and gorgeous! And then the birdhouse you altered is amazing!!!! LOVE it!!!!

Pati said...

Very nice CAS card! Love the shimmer!

Betty Wright said...

Angie, the card is so beautifully elegant! Love the colors, textures, and design! The birdhouse design made me GASP! Stunning! Beautifully done!