Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ODBD December Scrapbook Challenge

Hi everyone!!  We're into week 2 of the Our Daily Bread Designs December Scrapbook Challenge.  Because December is a busy time of year and sketches are so easy and fun, we decided to challenge you to another sketch challenge this month! So your scrapbook challenge for December is to: create a layout of any size using ODBD stamps and the sketch below. Have fun with it! Turn it, add more than two photos, make a journaling box, etc. There are lots of fun things you can do with a sketch.

This month I decided to do an 8x8  heritage layout.  After my mom passed away, I found a small photo album that belonged to her mother.  The album is falling apart and I don't know who a lot of the people in the photos are, but I decided to scrapbook the photos to preserve a piece of my past.  This photo is of my grandmother, Ida B,  probably taken in the late 1920's.  The writing on the photo is hers.

I stamped my sentiment with a stamp from the new Little Things stamp set, part of the ODBD Blessings Collection.  The lace is actually a border stamp from the Serve the Lord set, cut out with the coordinating Crocheted Border die.  The coordinating dies make using stamped images on your layouts so easy.  Just stamp the image on a separate piece of cardstock, cut it out using the coordinating die and use it on your layout just like a die cut.  The doily was diecut using the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die and the patterned paper is from the Prima Printery 6x6 paper pad.  I inked the patterned paper a bit using Tim Holtz Distress and Colorbox Chalk Inks to add a little color.

ODBD Little Things and Serve the Lord stamp sets
ODBD Crocheted Border Die
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doiy Die
Prima Printery 6x6 Paper Pad
Prima Printery Jardinere and Avon Rose Flowers
Recollections Gem Flourish
Tim Holtz Distress and Colorbox Chalk Ink
Fiskars Scallop Border Punch

To see all the challenge guidelines and how you can win a $20 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs store click here.  The challenge runs through Saturday December 31st, 6:00 PM EST.

I hope you decide to join in this challenge. I can't wait to see what you create


  1. Gemiel, everything on this page goes SO perfectly together. Love every bit of it, and love your take on the sketch! Have a blessed day!

  2. Your pages are always so beautiful Gemiel!! This one is perfect!

  3. Gemiel, I cannot remember the right english word to use to describe how unique and beautiful the colours you used in the LO. Beautiful, love it.

  4. Gemiel, this is beautiful. It's so vintage, which I love!! I especially love the photo of your Grandmother. I love looking at old photos and thinking about what their life was like, back in the day. Thank you for sharing.