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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"RING MY BELL" HOME DECOR GIFT SET

Well, hello, to all my wonderful blogland family!!!  It's a beautiful day here in Chicago -- 68 degrees and sunny!  I hope it's pleasant wherever you are too!

Before I present my project for today, I'd like to welcome a new family member!  Thank you for joining me.  I know I have the greatest family here, so I know you should feel very at home here!

Another thing I'd like to do is to acknowledge and thank three (3) more dear friends for passing on to me the "Green Blend Award":

1.  Kristie
2.  Deborah
3.  Bobby and Jill

Thank you so very much and I love you all right back!  I'll be adding your names to this award, pictured on my sidebar, as appreciation!  Again, thank you so much!

Now I'd like to share with you all my project.  I really enjoyed doing this home decor bell item and gift card, and I am very pleased with how it turned out:



You can click on it for a better view, or maybe the picture below will give you a closer look:


So..., can you guess what I used to make it?!!!  LOL!  Well, think of Christmas...  Don't you ever see all those clear plastic bell containers in the craft stores for candy during the holidays?!!!  Yes, the ones like this:


I had several of these laying around without bottoms that I ran across and grabbed some paper from my Anna Griffin stash, along with some decoupage glue, and got busy!!!  After I the decoupage glue was dry, I added the ribbon bows, beads, flowers, and just a bit of bling!!!  I think this would look lovely on my mantle but I know I'm going to give it as a gift!!!  BUT..., before I have to give it up, you can ring my bell... lol!!!  Just let me know what you think!

Well, I was up for quite some time this morning dropping in on many of you, but I couldn't get to you all, so I'm still working on making the rounds!!!  If I haven't already, I should see you soon!

Hugs, and lots of love!!!



34 comments:

Pat said...

Wow so gorgeous!
Thank you for following my blog.
I love your work too.
Hugs xx

Lisa said...

Oh Audrey, this is so elegant and stunning!! Wow!! I love the beautiful embellishments you used!! Both the bell and card are just absolutely gorgeous :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrappin Sista said...

Oh My!!! This is just beautiful!! I love how you created this... It's just amazing!! You are just amazing my friend!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, i so wish i lived closer to you so i could pop over and watch you make these beautiful creations.. this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, i am always so impressed when i come by for a visit, you never cease to amaze me my dear friend. Beautiful, Beautiful and Beautiful... i am sure the receiver of this is going to treasure this.. hugs from ukiah

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is gorgeous! love your paper pattern and wow it looks awesome. TFS

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, wow! This is so gorgeous .. I am going to have to try something like that! You are so talented .. always thinking out of the box! Hugs!

DIANA L. said...

This is beautiful.
great AG colors.

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Pretty, so pretty!

Beth said...

This is beautiful Audrey. I wished I could get around to everyone's blog on a regular basis to leave comments. I feel like i miss so much.

Monique Barr said...

Love the paper, love the bell and love the crafter even more

girlia said...

Audrey I swear you are a super talented, creative lady. I love this. You just blow me away with your creations.

Debbie said...

So elegant and gorgeous! Love the Anna Griffin stash!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I thought you had a glass bell decorated. I have never seen these before but sure will be looking for them.
Ring, ring, ring! lol
Thanks for sharing

Cricut Couple said...

Audrey! This is STUNNING! Doin' the Audrey got into her Anna Stash Dance!!! YAY!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!

OmaGloria said...

Simply elegant and beautiful. How on earth did you get the paper laying so nicely around the curves. I have troubles on flat surfaces so any tricks would be wonderful. LOL

Precious Hugs

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for the inspiration. (now I am off to find something to decorate LOL)

Curt in Carmel said...

Wow! This is another awesome transformation from the mundane to gorgeous. I've never used decoupage before. But what an amazing project it makes! Glad to hear that you are well. It's so nice of you to be back to taking care of your Aunt. You are such a giving person. Hugs, Curt

Marlene said...

Hi Ms. Audrey, you always come up with the most creative projects. This is just beautiful, great idea.
xxx
Marlene

Jean said...

I love this!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Hi Audrey! Your bell looks beautiful!

Sixty-eight degrees, wow!

Have a wonderful day!

Rhonda Emery said...

what a beautiful make over I absoulety love your bell. hugs

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

what a clever idea! I love it, so elegant and pretty. Thanks for sharing my sweet friend!

Judy said...

My Dear Audrey, if we could see inside your head, it would be beautiful just like your awesome creations!
Hugs, Judy

Nicole said...

Beautiful!! Love it!

GabyCreates.com said...

Amazingly gorgeous my sweet friend!..and so talented!!!! You made me start singing the "ring my bell" song from the 70's-80's..oh yes, I am a Disco baby!!!

Sherrie K. said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I just love the embellishments you used! This would make such a beautiful gift!
Sherrie K
http;//sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Hey Audrey! Stopping by to share some love your way. Thats a beautiful bell and would make a fantastic wedding gift. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us all.

Sandy Ang said...

Such an amazing job with the altered glass bell. You are fantastic !

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

What a lovely bell. I am partial o bells, my grandmother had one and I loved it so much. She would let me come in and ring it once or twice, then I had to leave it alone. Such good memories, and now I have the bell. Your bell is lovely, as always! Great job Audrey!

Angi said...

Look at that gorgeous bell. Perfection!

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Audrey!! another one of your masterpieces!! I love this, and thank you for sharing such an elegant creation with us. I wish my mind could get jump-started...LOL!

Hugz,xoxo

The Archiving Angel said...

Magnificent as always. You are just something else!
Love you lady!!!!

Brenda said...

wow...sooo beautiful!!!
hugs
Brenda

Brenda Burfeind said...

That's is gorgeous...you never fail to amaze me