Friday, May 4, 2012

May Gems of Inspiration Challenge

Happy Friday!!! It's the first Friday in May and time for a new Gems of Inspiration scrapbook challenge on the Our Daily Bread Designs Forum.

Tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day, a manmade holiday that was started by Creative Memories Consultants in 1995. It started as a day to work on your scrapbooks while celebrating the fun of connecting with others. It has now evolved into “big business” . Almost every scrapbook store is offering some type of NSD sale and you can find NSD retreats and crops popping up everywhere.

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, this month’s challenge is simple…Just scrapbook!!!! Anything and everything… there is no required theme, no color scheme, no sketch…anything goes!!!!  And what’s a celebration without a prize?? At the end of the month, one random follower will be blessed with a surprise package of goodies from me.

For my layout, I used a photo of my son and me on Mother’s Day 2011. I used the ODBD Happy Mother's Day set, which complemented the photo perfectly.

Here's a close up of the stamped images and scripture:

My Minds Eye Lost and Found II Patterned Paper
ODBD Happy Mother's Day Stamp Set
Prima & Petaloo Flowers
Creative Imaginations Flower Brad
Jenni Bowlin Label Sticker
Spectrum Noir Markers

I challenge you to play along this month. I’d love to see your layouts. If you are using ODBD stamps, please upload your pages to the Scrapbook Pages Category in the ODBD gallery. If you aren't yet registered in the gallery, sign up only takes a couple of minutes. If you do not use ODBD stamps, then you can post to your blog or another publicly viewable online gallery and share the link here in the comment section.
To be eligible to win the surprize package you must be a follower of my blog and create a scrapbook page in May.  On May 31st I will draw the winner of the surprise package from all the layouts that have been posted during the month in the ODBD Gallery or posted elsewhere and linked in the comment section to this post. The more layouts you post, the more chances you have to win. The winner will be announced on the June Gems of Inspiration challenge post.
Please use the keywords ODBDGI06 (with no spaces) when uploading your layouts to public galleries and be sure and come back here and paste a link in the comments so we can see your beautiful work!

Looking for more scrapbook challenges??? Check out the monthly Let Your Light Shine Scrapbook Challenge on the ODBD blog!


  1. You look so pretty! TJ is getting so tall!

  2. nice post thanks for sharing...looking for to visit more...blessings

  3. What a great layout, Gemiel! I haven't done a layout for a little bit...I'll have to consider participating!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment! I'm always happy to hear from you! Hope your day is full of BLESSINGS!...Nancy :o)

  4. This is so beautiful Gemiel. Love TJ smile :)