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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Happy Saturday all!! I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your weekend!!  Today is my dear husband's birthday!! Happy Birthday Scott!! will be all about him and what he would like to do on his special day.  It should be a fun day to spend together.  Tomorrow we have some family coming to celebrate with us.  That should be fun as well!! I am popping in to share this week's Shining the Light challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!

This week's challenge: 
Since today is National Scrapbooking Day, we want to see you make a scrapbook layout (any size).

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Friday, May 11th at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

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 three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, 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.

Now on to my take on the second layout ever!!!

The pictures are of my dear daughter, Nicki, on her sixth grade graduation last year at church Sunday School.  All the sentiments and quotes are from the Dreams stamp set at Our Daily Bread Designs.  The designer paper is Prima Meadow Lark.  I just love the lavender and pinks in this paper.  It is  my dear daughter's favorite color. The images are framed with the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles and Classic Rectangles.  The "You did it!" and the border are from the Spellbinders Persian Accents.  The flowers are recycled OLD prima flowers that I crunched and remolded.  The leaves are made with Martha Stewart Twig Punches and Spellbinders Itty bitty blooms. The caps are Jolee Success Stickers. I did lots of sewing which you can see if you open the photo in a new tab.  The stitching was done on my new sewing machine.  Yeah!!!

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.

Challenges I am entering my creation in:
Fussy and Fancy -  Butterflies, Ribbons & Punches (punched butterfly, ribbon around diploma, punched twigs)Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything GoesPhindy’s Place VintagePoodles Parlour -Anything GoesScrapbookaholic by Abby - Use black on your layout4 Crafty Chicks - Favorite embellishmentAudSentiments Challenge Anything goesPaper Crafting Journey - VintageRainbow Lady's MemoriesPixie Dust Studio -  FlowersSassy Studio Designs -Add a frameSouthern Girls -  Get your girly onLittle Red Wagon - #131 stitchingLittle Darlings Challenges -#22 flowersStampin' Royalty -   #122 scrapbookingMake it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge. We can't wait to see your creation!!



Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous layout Chris! Beautiful pics of your beautiful daughter, love those pretty papers and wavy stitching! Happy Birthday Scott have a wonderful weekend celebrating, take careX:)

Thea said...

Hello Chris,
First Happy Birthday to your husband Scott! The layout you have made with pictures of your daughter is beautiful.
Wish you a happy celebrating weekend!

Hugs Thea

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful page. Love the flower clusters and colors.

Kathy said...

Your page is GORGEOUS, Chris! I love the papers and colors and flowers! What a cute little diploma! Beautiful picture of your daughter...she must be excited you made this! Now you'll have to make one for your other daughter I bet! Have fun this weekend celebrating Scott's Birthday! Blessings! Kathy

Cards By Jan said...

Whoo Hoo also created an AWESOME beautiful page!! I love your, what a sweet little girl you have there, love your page hun!!
Blessings & Hugs

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word I don't believe this is only your second layout!!!
You are amazing girl this is so beautiful and adorable pictures

Sylvia x said...

Your page is just so pretty... what a fantastic colour scheme and LO thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlours

Good luck

Sylvia xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is WOW, the LO, die cuts, colour and embellishments look so very beautiful.
Lorraine x

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby Scott today! Chris, your layout is gorgeous! I love all the detail you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge


Saints Rule! said...

This is absolutely beautiful Chris! I love all the purple and the frills! Just lovely! Have a great weekend!

Danielle said...

This LO is great! I love the border punch! Thanks for playing with Fussy & Fancy!

Jan Marie said...

What a sweet, sweet layout. . .that little diploma is the perfect finishing touch to a superb layout! Love, love, love the colors and the bouquet of flowers.. . contrasts perfectly with the B&W photos!! Gorgeous and your daughter is beautiful!

Jan Marie said...

P.S. Love the stitching!! And thanks for the prompt to up the insurance on our goods that left today with the movers!! :D

Chrissy said...

Beautiful layout the papers and colours...the flowers and die cuts are gorgeous..fabulous photos and sentiment too..

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Loz said...

Fantastic Layout. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Louise said...

Hiya gorgeous!
Your second layout ever!!? WOW, Chris! It´s absolutely breathtaking! Stuning papers, amazing photos and such a lush layout and placing of all elements!

Your´re so talanted!
Hope everything is alright and that you and your lovely family is doing great!

Diane J said...

Such a beautiful scrapbook page to record a special moment. You've used gorgeous papers, die cuts and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR 'Anything Goes' challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Diane xx

Lisa xx said...

oh wow, this is gorgeous! thank you for joining us at aud sentiments xx

Joanne said...

Such a beautiful page! I love all your details. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Fantastic, Chris. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Cindy Haffner said...


Elke said...

What a beautiful scrapbook page. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Good luck.

Elke XX

Kate said...

Wow! Absolutely Gorgeous LO. Love the punches that you used and those flowers.


Rosemary said...

your layout is just fabulous chris... hard for me to believe it is only the second one you have created!! hope to see you make more!! hugs!

Beryl said...

This is such a beautiful page. Is it really only your second! Wow.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Beryl xx

starcyl said...

Super page, love the detail and the colour, you're a natural.
Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady this week.
Jenny x

Nicola said...

Wow Chris, such a gorgeous layout with a stunning design, beautiful piccies and perfect details!
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Favorite Embellishment challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Claire said...

Beautiful layout, the pics are gorgeous and those flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous layout Chris!! Your dear daughter is beautiful!! I just love the lavender and all the flowers and dies used.

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Fabulous Scrapbook page! I love the punches you used. It is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Studio Designs Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge this week.

-Lori SSD DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous scrapbook page you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hey girl, I am so sorry I am so very late commenting. Lots of stuff going on with this school year coming to an end. Your layut of Nicki is absolutely AMAZING!! I love the purples and your sweet layout of it all. The pictures of Nicki are awesome in the b/w!! Again, I am sorry for being so late!! Hugs my friend, Sabrina

Christine said...

Great layout and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge xx

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