Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ODBD March Scrapbook Challenge

Hi Everyone!!!  It's time for the March Our Daily Bread Designs Scrapbook Challenge!!  This month is ODBD's 4th Anniversary so there will be lots of fun things going on at ODBD all month.  If you're not already a subscriber to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog you should sign up and become a follower here  so you won't miss out on any of the anniversary fun and lots of chances to win prizes.

Now for the scrapbook challenge....The traditional gifts for a 4th anniversary include fruit or flowers. So your challenge for March is to: create a layout of any size using fruit or flowers and ODBD stamps on your page. Use fruit or flowers as your embellishments, your patterned paper, your stamped images, etc. Think about something fun to do and have enjoy creating your page or pages.

For my layout I used a stamp set from the new March release, Sweet Friendship.  I also used the flower image from the Grow in Grace set.  The photo is of my son and his friends at our neighborhood's last day of school party in 2008. The boys are all now in high school and my son and the boy next to him are still the best of friends.

I had lots of fun creating this layout and pulled out some some supplies I hadn't used in a while...paint, corrugated cardboard, copic markers, and a corner punch.  The little blue flowers were stamped from the flower stamp in the Grow in Grace set.  I colored them with copics, cut them out, bent the petals a bit, and added some distress stickles to the centers.   I die cut the large flower from corrugated cardboard,  peeled off the top layer and painted it with white acrylic paint. I used the same technique for the mat behind the framed scripture.  Here are a couple of close up photos of my embellishments.

Bo Bunny and Flair Designs Patterned Paper
ODBD Sweet Friendship Stamp Set
ODBD Grow in Grace Flower Stamp
Versa Fine Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles
Copic Markers
Ranger Acrylic Paint
Button, Gem, Twine, Cardboard
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
Stampin' Up Corner Punch

To see all the challenge guidelines and how you can win a $15 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs store click here. Also be sure to check out Patter Cross' inspiration for this challenge in her blog post here. The challenge runs through Saturday March 31st, 6:00 PM EST.

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


  1. Gemial.. I love the bright happy colors on your layout which works so well with the sweet picture of your son with his friends! perfect compliment with the lovely ODBD sentiment!

  2. Love the colors and textures on your page! The cardboard is perfect! And the two ODBD sets are just a wonderful choice for your great page! Love it Gemiel! Have a blessed day!

  3. Beautiful page, Gemiel! Really like the technique you used on the cardboard!...Nancy :o)

  4. This is going to be a great "find" someday when your son recalls these friends and maybe even shows this page to his own kids. How creative; I'm going to look up those verses and share with my daughter who is experiencing some friendship challenges at the tender age of seven.
    Thanks--Jennifer in Ohio

  5. Fabulous page, Gemiel - love the flowers that don't look out of place on such a masculine page.