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Saturday, May 5, 2012

ODBDSLC107 - Let's Scrap!!

Hey there!!  Its Saturday and that means time for a new Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!  Today is National Scrapbooking Day and in honor of that day the challenge this week is to create a scrapbook page.  Okay... now I will admit this was a bit of a challenge for me, too!   I have made plenty of scrapbook pages, but it has been quite sometime since I created the last one.  My biggest challenge was finding the mojo to create a page and for that I turned to PageMaps for help with layouts.  If you have never checked out PageMaps, you really should because not only does Becky Fleck create amazing scrapbook layouts she also creates fabulous sketches for cards.   And did you know that Our Daily Bread Designs has a scrapbook challenge?  Well, they do and it is called Let Your Light Shine.  If this week's challenge gets you excited to scrapbook, then you need to check out that challenge, too!


The first page I'm going to share is of my two boys, Levi and Gabriel, and was taken last summer on a little day trip we took to local tourist attraction, Snoqualmie Falls.  It was one of those moments when the two of them were actually getting along and behaving for the camera!  If you are wondering, there is a 7 1/2 year age difference between the two... makes for interesting times!!  The stamps I used for the layout come from the ODBD sets Never Give Up and Sweet Friendship.  I cannot take credit for coming up with the layout... for that I turned to PageMaps because Becky Fleck has some of the best scrapbook layouts to be found.   The papers are from a really, really old BasicGrey paper line called Archaic.  I was so thankful I had those papers because it made putting the layout together so much easier that I had needed to dig around for matching items.

The second page I'm sharing I actually made before I made the one of the boys and I was going to stop with just that page, but I just wasn't happy with it and so I decided to make the second one.  The layout for this page is also based on a PageMaps layout.  The subject is my kitty, Cleo, and I used the recently released Cat Sympathy set on the layout.   I think I'm mainly dissatisfied with this layout because I placed the two photos and the sentiment too far up on the page and I don't like where I ended up putting the journaling.  This page was also created using a older line of BasicGrey papers called Periphery.  The papers are really beautiful and I know I'm going to figure out another page to make with them.   I'm a bit rusty in the scrapbook department, but I this challenge has gotten me thinking that maybe I need to create some more scrapbook pages.   Now... on to the details of the challenge.


We will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced  next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries that are made without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on nor will they qualify for prizes. While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC107. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by... please take some time to check out the beautiful projects created by my fellow "sticks" LoriJan MarieJanDebiKathy, Chris and Sabrina! To join in the fun, please click here.


Supplies:  Cardstock:  Bazzill; PP:  Basic Grey; Stamps:  ODBD; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & VersaFine Vintage Sepia; Twine:  May Arts; Charm:  Ebay; Dies:  Spellbinders; Chipboard Alpha stickers

11 comments:

Catherine said...

Gorgeous layouts, love them both...

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Each and every one of you are blowing me away with your lay outs for this week. You all took something that was a challenge or something you were not used to making and created a piece of art!! Both of your lay outs are beautiful Rosemary!! The designs and how you placed your pictures and details are perfect!! I will have to check out Pagemaps the next time I make a layout. Thanks for the tip!! Your boys are so handsome!!
Have a great weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Kathy said...

I love them both, Rosemary! Now you have 2 pages made! I have those page maps too!
Too funny, my dearest friend lives in Snoqualmie and I went to the Falls a couple of times while visiting the past couple of years...beautiful!
Have a wonderfun weekend! Blessings! Kathy

Cards By Jan said...

Wow Rosemary...I love your pages...what sweet little boys you have...love your cat page too, both are Wonderful!!
Blessings & Hugs

Christine said...

Great lay-out! Nice pictures and you did it so good!
hug
Christine

Saints Rule! said...

These are both darling Rosemary! There are like Lays Potato Chips... you can't just have one!!! :-) Each are so special in their own way. I love how you journaled about Cleo and I enjoyed seeing the linear design of the boys! Each is perfect! Thanks for sharing your talents! Blessings...

Brenda said...

Nice to see some scrap pages from you Rosemary! Gorgeous boy and cutie pie of a cat! Love your layouts and yes, Pagemaps is an awesome resource!

Greta said...

Well, I'm not a scrapbooker, but if I was, I'd make pages like this--I think they're great! I like that the pictures aren't overwhelmed by embellishments. The one of Levi & Gabriel is a treasure!

Jan Marie said...

Love these layouts!! Both of them are fantastic. . one more CAS than the other, but both the work of an artist! Great subjects, too!! Sweet how the heart charm matches the heart from the ODBD stamp set!! Great job!

Michelle said...

lovely layouts! I never heard of pagemaps...need to check it out!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Rosemary, I love both of your layouts!! The one of your handsome little men is priceless. The one of your kitty is so sweet! Sorry, I am so very late commenting this week. I have lits going on at school with the end of the school year almost beign here, please forgive me! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina