Thursday, September 6, 2012

Time to Give Thanks!

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Good Morning!  It has been a while since posting and I so appreciate you visiting Explore.Dream.Discover. that I decided today's creation will be up for grabs!  That is correct, one lucky reader will win the entire set of six small gourds, embellished and ready for the autumn season!   All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  And this Sunday, September 9, at 9pm EST I will post here on my blog the individual who I will be sending these off to! Please leave your email address so I will be able to notify who wins!  

This idea came to me when I saw the bag of small plastic gourds from Michaels.  They are Michael's Ashland brand.  I knew Tim Holtz Memo Pins would easily hold a sentiment and embellishments to create a darling table place setting!  As I was creating, I thought why not create a set...There are still several gourds left too!    

Hope you have a great Autumn Day where ever you are!  I appreciate you stopping by today, I give thanks for all of you who frequent my blog, you are such a blessing to me!  Here are all the items for today's creation.  Clink on the "HERE" links to take you to The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store to see all the items in detail!  

  • Tim Holtz Memo Pins are found HERE.  There are 30 pins in a package and were easy peasy to push into the gourds. They also come in three finishes, ten of each color!
  • HERE is My Minds Eye Lost & Found Sunshine Designer Paper.  I always have been fond of this paper, it is what I stamped on and die cut the labels from.  
  • Suede Leaves are HERE. What can I say, I LOVE these leaves and have for years.  They are soft, come in various colors and did I say I LOVE using them?
  • Candy Gems - Caramel Apple are located HERE. I separated these beauties and used a couple of the gems on each gourd.  A wonderful value! 
  • JR Antique Autumn Tags One are HERE.  These stamps are so much more than just an autumn set.  I will use many of these sentiments throughout the entire year! (it is the very first set pictured in this link)
  • JR Antique Tags One DIES are HERE.  How wonderful it is to have coordinating dies, you gotta the simplicity of this!
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink is what I used for some of the stamping and is found HERE.
  • Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Inks are HERE.  What would I do without these inks?  I especially love them for shading my stamped items.  There is nothing better and they come in so many colors!
  • Seam Binding is HERE.  Sigh, I could sit and stare at my basket of seam binding!  Well, I admit I do just sit and stare at my basket of loveliness!  

70 comments:

Sharon Johnson said...

These are SO beautiful, Barb -- just LOVE them and they are giving me SO many ideas!

Bev J. said...

Love the different gourds-made wonderful decorations! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! So pretty!

Carla S. said...

Wow! These altered gourds are absolutely gorgeous, Barb! What a wonderful idea for fall decorations!

Sharon said...

I adore these gourds! I'm definately going to make some for my own home! Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Perfect favors at each place setting for Thanksgiving!

Sherry said...

OH, how I love these. Hope I win them!!! They are just so abolutely gorgeous!!! How much fun they would be to make too!!! Thanks for sharing!

Queen Mary said...

These are definitely cute! I need some!
hmmm, I think my email comes up, but if not, it's marydelreyatmsndotcom

Karen McAlpine said...

What a great collection of decorated gourds!! Love all the beautiful ribbons. What a cute idea to stick the labels into the gourds!!

Sue D said...

These are gorgeous and perfect for Thanksgiving. I like all the products you used.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Penny said...

These are gorgeous! Love the vintage look.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

What a clever and creative lady you are! I love these and would love to win them... just in case that doesn't work out, I think I'll head over to Michaels and see if there are any of those left!! If I don't need them, my sister surely will love to have them to create some of her own. My email is gotchaz45@gmail.com. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Lynn said...

I can almost ignore our 100+ temperatures. Your embellished gourds make a fall statement. Beautifullly done!

Diana N. said...

Your gourds are charming! So clever of you to combine paper craft supplies with home decor. I hope you have a reason to contact me at lidinewman@aol.com

lisa808 said...

These are gorgeous!

Love the stamping and embellishments. They will be so beautiful on a Thanksgiving dinner table.

Thanks so much for the chance to win your fabulous creations.

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

StampnInkLady said...

Awe Barb! These are so stinkin adorable! I would love to have them on my table for Thanksgiving! You are so creative!
Thanks for offering this great candy & the chance to win.
Hugs Lori
stamper572000@yahoo.com

Sandy Leinhase said...

You are so talented Barb ~ these are so cute!

Lydia Madara said...

Once again I am blown away! They are beautiful decorations with so many possibilities!

Rebecca Johnson said...

These are perfectly beautiful Autumnal decorations. Such nice work. You should be proud.
Becky Johnson

Sara said...

These are beautiful..just giving me more ideas..how about big shinney apples in red or granny smith apples in bright yellow to decorate the table with?? Thanks for sharing.

Laraine R said...

Wow!! These are just gorgeous!! Please pick me!! I would love to win these! Thanks for the chance to win!

rush said...

i may not be ready for fall, but these are gorgeous! thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win them! rush88888 at gmail dot com

kathy s said...

Barb these are so sweet and would make great place markers for an autumn table

Ellen said...

I just love the set!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

These are just lovely! Thanks for offering us a chance at them.

ajost said...

I was at Michael's last night, wish I would have picked those up to make these! Love them!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! These are fabulous! I just love fall!

Lisa said...

Your fall decor is lovely! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful..and I just love fall...what a beautiful idea. Thank you!
Patti C
ultrab719@aol.com

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea! I love it!

Lynne said...

Any hostess would love these to decorate her Thanksgiving table, or any fall get-to-gether. You come up with the most clever ideas that stretch creativity to a new level.

marilynwillauer said...

Adorable! Love what you have done!!!

Colleen said...
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Colleen said...

I love these gourds and how wonderful these would look down the center of my Thanksgiving table along with the other table decor.
They are Absolutely stunning.
Thank you for this giveaway opportunity
ColleenB.
ckb_49@yahoo.com

Linda Carlson said...

You're very creative! I enjoy seeing your altered projects! :)

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful fall creations! I love autumn...the colors, the smell in the air...the holidays that are coming! I would love to own these works of art.
medeitrick@excite.com

Pat said...

Wow...what wonderful fall decor/gift idea. So many inspirational ideas are floating around in my mind using this idea for the Fall/Thanksgiving season. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a terrific fall idea for decorating the table! Thank you for an opportunity to win...and even if I don't, I'm printing ut your idea for my folder.
sheridangal@yahoo.com

Bobbi Miller said...

One of the great things about your blog is you show us other things besides cards! Not that I don't love cards, I do, but I've been a crafter for years, and getting to see your other creations just makes me smile! These are gorgeous! What a great idea for the Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the chance to win, but if not, I still have a super idea and all the places I need to buy the items to re-create these lovely gourds! :-)

Sandy Young said...

How sweet of you. These are absolutely beautiful.

Naomi said...

These are wonderful! I'm going to make some for my place cards for my Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Anonymous said...

Barb,
Your gourds are gorgeous. They would be beautiful for a fall tea I'm planning. Thanks for providing the details and the links to the products.
judyinukai@att.net

Charlene said...

Very cute idea! Many, many applications for this one - thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Wow, Barb, you are certainly "on the ball" for decorating for fall season. Love that tag set and they really look great on the gourds. So pretty for place settings for the thanksgiving table.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!
Sharon aka celticrafter

Lynda said...

Beautiful, Barb! Love the fall...

Sherry said...

These are adorable. I came to this page because of Pinterest and the cute candy cane bottles. Love your blog.

Sherry said...

These are adorable. I came to this page because of Pinterest and the cute candy cane bottles. Love your blog.

Rebecca Ednie said...

These are beautiful! Lovely fall decor.

Robyn said...

What a great idea! I love anything fall - these are awesome! If I don't win them I'll have to make them!

Linda said...

Barb, these little decorations are so very elegant and pretty. thanks for sharing. I sure would like to win them

Denise Bryant said...

These are gorgeous! I would be thrilled to win them!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

rlovew said...

What a fun project- so beautiful for fall. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

Janet L. said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, Barb. I'm so ready for the fall season and these would be perfect in my dining room! Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet L. said...

Yikes, forgot my email: leachm8@aol.com

Faye said...

Wonderful idea and SO cute!!! I would love to win them. fayehutch@gmail.com

CardsbyJo said...

These are so beautiful. I love your style Barb! Thanks gor the chance to win. marcelis3@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

These are stunning!

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity. These little gourds will make great place cards for festive fall meals.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow these are gorgeous and would make a beautiful center piece for a Thanksgiving table . I just love visiting your blog and admiring your projects . Thanks for a chance to win
Marilyn

Pamela A said...

These are sooo beautiful. They would be perfect to add to the table as a little take along gift for a girls luncheon. Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent and the chance to win-I would love them!

Nancy said...

What a great idea! So glad you listed where you got all your supplies! Love the different gourds and how you decorated them!

Rita said...

I lone fall! so does me daughtervin law. I would give them tonher. but ifvwe don't win, I eill makes some. thanks!

Anonymous said...

These little gourds are so colorful and perfect for an autumn-theme table. Not only are they adorable, they seem easy to make. So I went out last night and purchased the bag of gourds and TIm Holtz's memo pins. I have ribbon and other embellishments on hand so I can get start right away. Thank you for sharing this great idea! maryfran1211@yahoo.com

Traci M said...

You have made a gorgeous table place settings! Such a beautifully creative idea...and gorgeous fall colors!! I love all the designer embellishments tucked in here and there! I've always been a fan of the ribbon at Sharon 's store, and you've shown me some new products I love. Thamks so much for the opportunity to win!

Gailanne said...

Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner...these pretty favours would be just perfect for my holiday table. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration, Barb!

Lorraine G. said...


these are just lovely, Barb!!

reeree62 said...

Oh, my goodness... I just LOVE these!!! You did a beautiful job, Barb! Gourd-jus!! hahaha ;o)

Rosie said...

These gourdes are so neat - love to decorate with them this time of the year and you did such a great job.

Kelly Sas said...

What a fun new classy way to decorate gourdes! I would be honored to have/win them and display them.

mommyroo said...

Those are lovely!