July 1, 2011

ODBD July Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs July Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from The Connie's Blog, you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog and hop from there so you have a chance to win one of the FOUR fabulous prizes!  The Hop will run from 8am EDT July 1 until 8pm EDT July 2. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on July 3. For all the hop details, be sure to check out the ODBD blog

I created an 8" x 8" scrapbook page of my grandfather using images from Not Forgotten and the Old Flag Background.  I stamped the Old Flag Background on Vanilla card stock and colored using Staedtler Pencils and Gamsol, distressing the card stock with Old Paper and Walnut Stain Distress.  The sentiment is stamped on a leftover panel of the flag and cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One.  I embossed the panel under the photo using Core'dinations paper, then lightly sanded and added distress inks for an aged look.

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I happen to have the newspaper from 1945 that has an article about my grandfather and Uncle, so made a partial copy of that page, and stamped the solider image in Pumice Stone over the text, again distressing and inking the edges.



Details: (8" x 8" page)
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Not Forgotten, Old Flag Background
Card Stock - Black, Red, Navy, Vanilla, Core'dinations
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Distress Inks Pumice, Walnut Stain, Old Paper
Other - Gamsol, Stubs, Distress Tool, Craft Mat, Ink Blending Tool, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, Stars, EK Success Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Rectangle Dies, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One, Staedtler Pencils, Staedtler Pigment Liner, Spiral Punch, Sanding Block, Tim Holtz Hammer, Stars Cuttlebug Folder, Big Shot, Piercing Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by, your next stop on the hop is Sabrina Jackson's Blog!  Remember,  to be entered into the drawing you need to leave comments on each designers blog, then return to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment, letting them know you completed the hop and noting any blogs you were unable to comment on.  (Please note, I moderate my comments to avoid SPAM, so they will not show up right away)

122 comments :

Suzanne C said...

Love that picture of your grandfather! His smile lights up the picture and I can see a family resemblance. Lovely layout!

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness, girl, this is so fabulous!!! I love, love, love this page! What a great pic of your grandfather and what a fantastic page to surround him with!! So good to have you on the team...welcome home!! Angie

Basslady said...

my goodness! this is so personal and touching...love the photo of your grand-dad...

GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Rachel Brooks said...

Thank you for doing a page. Love the cards, but pages are also an inspiration. Lovely work.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, Ahhhhhhhhh, amazing pages in time, how fitting for this weekend too! Grandpa is looking down and so proud of you!

habarijoy said...

I love your layout. Your grandfather had a beautiful smile. Looks like he enjoyed life.

Dawn said...

OMGoodness... how special is this!! it brought tears to my eyes! what a fabulous page, Lisa!!

Dina K. said...

I love this, Lisa! What a special tribute to your grandfather, and I love that the stamps for this month were so fitting! The soldier image over the newspaper clipping is super cool.

Marlena M. said...

This is priceless...with that article and photo. What a keepsake for your family! ;)

Sandee said...

OMGoodness Lisa! This is incredible! What an amazing tribute to your grandfather!

Colleen said...

What a lovely page layout and such a tribute and reminder to us all who are serving in the military.
Thank U 4 sharing
ColleenB.

Kelley said...

Lisa, GASP!! Awesome page!! I am speachless (and you know that sure dont happen much...LOL!) So fun to have you on ODBD!

stampencamper said...

what a great keepsake scrapped page, images are perfect for that use

Brenda Evans said...

Very creative - great job!

Santaread said...

Great layout you should be very proud.

Kim said...

Love the use of stamps on a SB page!
Kim Sottung
Kasot@aol.com

Sherry Kushibab said...

Fabulous keepsake and tribute to your grandfather...love how you used the flag for the background of the picture and how neat that you had an article to copy and use!! God bless.

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hello Lisa, beautiful card using the pic of your grandfather. Love it! Happy 4th July USA.
EllenaElizabeth, Australia

madoke said...

Love the scrapbook page, it's just wonderful. Thank you for sharing it.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A wonderful way to pay tribute to those who've served. How special to even have a newsprint. Your page is a beautiful layout. Enjoy the festivities and God Bless America

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautifully created layout Lisa!! I just love how you cut apart one of the verses for your layout!! What a priceless memory of your grandfather!! Have a great holiday weekend!!
hugs,
Chris

Primitive Seasons said...

Hey girlfriend! Great projects. Your family should be so proud. You did a great job.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

What an awesome scrapbook page! That's so cool that you have the newspaper clipping. Love how you've designed the page. Hugs, Sarah

Jessica said...

Thanks so much Lisa, for sharing this layout that is very special to your family. It's just beautiful! TFS
Hugs, Jessica

christi said...

how wonderful a tribute for your family. it's amazing how something as small as a pic and a newspaper article can be transformed into a memory that will last forever. beautiful job.

Grace said...

Lisa this is one amazing layout! LOVE the pic of your grandfather and how you copied the article and overstamped with the image! A wonderful tribute to him and a great use for this set! So glad to have you hop with us this month!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
hugs,
Grace

Crafty Girl said...

This is great to have the memories of your grandfather. This is why we do scrapbooking to capture great memeories. I meant you at the ODBD booth at the Scrapbook Convention in Chantilly!! Love their products. TFS

shelleyjwilliams said...

Great page layout! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lesli said...

Love your card and layout! Great way to personalize with a family photo. Thanks.

Antonia said...

What a wonderful way to honour your grandfather. :)

bethann said...

great LO, i am going to lift parts of this to scrap my dad's Navy pic

Jonia said...

What a great scrapbook page for your grandfather! Love how you used the new set! Wonderful tribute!

Debi said...

Lisa this page is stunning and a grand tribute to your grandfather's service!

Terry said...

I always feel if you are going to use a phote image, have it be someone in your life! Such a wonderful and amazing tribute to your Grandfather and he would be so proud! Love every little detail! Have a wonderful 4th!

Patter Cross said...

Love, love, love how you used this set for your 8x8 page! Just perfection! Love everything about it! So glad you could join in on the hop and have you joining the ODBD scrapbook team! Yeah!!!!!!! Have a blessed weekend!

Adair said...

This is a beautiful tribute, Lisa!

joanieg said...

Your scrapbook page is awesome and how terrific is that , that you have the newspaper about your grandfather and uncle! It really added so much to your beautiful page! Thank you for sharing.

KatieBar said...

Your card is absolutely perfect for my grandfather! He was a sailor in 1945 and still talks about his war service (he received a purple heart for combat injuries). I'm going to use your design to make a similar card for him. Thank you so much.

Joyce said...

Great job and wonderful tribute to your grandfather and uncle.

Lori said...

What a wonderful page, Lisa. It is so nice to capture your family history like this. I aspire to your style of scrapping.

Sandra Stephens said...

Everything on this lo just works together so well....and is very personal and precious...lovely work. xxxx

Theresa said...

What a fun and inspiring page! It is so neat that you had the newspaper clipping to add to it.

Leigh M said...

What a great tribute. Thank you for sharing that with us!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! You grandfathers smile is infectious too!

Kelly G said...

What a great page! That picture is awesome. Love the newspaper article also

Sue D said...

Perfect stamps for this scrapbook page!

Cheryl said...

Oh my...this is just a beautiful layout!

Judi Szyndrowski said...

This is a wonderful way to use these stamps in a personal way. Great job.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great page layout! Fantastic use of the set too!

Marg said...

What a wonderful page. You did a fantastic job.

Jan Marie said...

Nice! Great use of the stamps and images on a scrapbook page and what a sweet tribute to your grandfather. Nice work!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

This is such a lovely page. You did a wonderful job.

Judy said...

Awesome page! Love your newspaper background for the soldier image!

Penny Reed said...

What a beautiful tribute to your grandfather and a great use of the ODBD stamps! TFS!

Clare said...

Awesome card, Lisa! Neat photo, and cool way to use it! Happy 4th!

Melody said...

Such a great page!! Thanks for sharing!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a wonderful page and loving tribute to you grandfather. How special to have the newspaper article too. A lot of love went into this!!

Netty said...

A wonderful and special project Lisa. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Becky said...

Gorgeous page Lisa, wonderful tribute to your grandfather, and such a good idea.

mamaduck said...

Great Page.

JKB said...

Terrific scrapbook page.

Velta said...

What a great tribute to your grandfather Lisa! Love the vintage look of this page! Good looking guy too! I see some of him in you! That is a compliment girl! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Jane said...

Lisa, this is a stunning card and must hold a tremendous amount of meaning to you.
Thank you for sharing and creating it.

seamom said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful way to use these new stamps as a family keepsake honoring your grandfather! Each element is a perfect part of the whole presentation and so very creative.
VERY nice!

cdjcape521 said...

OK, this was amazing! It brought tears to my eyes, what a fabulous tribute! TFS

Judy McMullen said...

Lisa, what a beautiful page you've created to honor your grandfather! Love how you used the ODBD images to enhance the theme of this page! Great job!!!

Thea said...

I love what you did with this layout! So inspiring. So Cheerful!

Shabby Pati said...

Love the picture of your grandfather. He looks like a real lovable character! Love the page too and the patriotic stamps. TFS

Colorado Crafter said...

Great scrapbook page!! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs Ham said...

This is a great LO. I love how you used the stamps on the wonderful page.

Kelli B said...

terrific layout! Your grandfather would be so happy how you honored him!

Dani said...

I am just in love with these stamps and the layout you created! Thank you for your inspiration!

mareda said...

What a nice tribute to your grandfather. A treasure forever

seau said...

Wow what a great layout and a very creative way to use the different elements. You grandfather would loved the way you honored him. TFS Eunice B.

April said...

I love your page. The layout is fab. Your grandfather looks like a very jolly fellow.

Caitiumom said...

i love this as a scrapbook page

Saints Rule! said...

Wow, Lisa! I love, love, love the idea of using this set for a page. The set works perfectly with your grandfather's photo. Fabbo idea! [[hugs]] Lori

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Lisa,
I love the personal touch you have put on this card. such a lovely keepsake. super way you have put it all together.
hug Maz

Bonita said...

Super layout with the personal touches about your GF and Uncle. Thanks

Robyn said...

What a super wonderful tribute to your gradfather. Your work is so well done!

Fernanda said...

what a beautiful tribute to your grandfather-it's obvious you put your heart and soul in this piece.It looks like it was really made years ago-love it!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow What an awesome job on your layout!! I love the idea of stamping the light emage on the article about your grandfather and Uncle!!

Anita Kehn said...

What a lovely tribute to your Grandfather. Love your page.

E. Marie said...

Lisa, what a great tribute to your grandfather. This is a stunning page and so much detail!!

Barbara said...

What a great L/O. Fabulous use of the stamps to pay tribute to your grandfather

inga said...

What a wonderful card as a rememberance to your grandfather.

Julie said...

Lisa, what a great idea! I think I may borrow part of it. My father was in the Navy. My family would love a card similar to your layout. Thanks!

Lillian Child said...

This is so fabulous!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a wonderful page, Lisa! Your pics are terrific and perfect for your page.

Carole said...

Very nostalgic an patriotic. Well done

craftymom205 said...

Great layout.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Gemiel said...

What an amazing layout. Love how you stamped the image over the journaling.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful page. Love it.

SamsMom said...

Nice page! I really like the colors complement the picture of your grandfather.

Sherry said...

that is so cool how you stamped over the words!! very cool layout!!

Pearl said...

such a great vintage touch to the layout ! wonderful tribute indeed!

Trisha said...

What a truly special card for the upcoming July 4th celebration. Great job!!
Hugs,

Pati said...

Great project & use of this stamp set, wonderful picture of your grandfather! Thanks for sharing!!

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

I love your layout... love, love, love it! And I'm not a scrapbooker! But you definely inspire me to try it again!

Rhonda AKA Thisgal said...

What a wonderful way to showcase your family photos! Love it

th4eachday said...

Very creative!

Cheryl said...

Love your scrapbook page!! Gives me an idea to do one for my Grandfather.So patriotic!!

America said...

SUCH beautiful use of stamps, wonderful layout! VERY TOUCHING!!!!

Kelley said...

What a great layout. I just got a picture of a great-great uncle in his Civil War uniform. I'll have to do a page similar to yours.

Debra Travis-Pound said...

This brought back some special memories to me of my dad and uncle who also served in the navy. What a nice way to honor a special man!

maryr917 said...

this is a great layout with this new patriotic set-love it!! quite a way to honor your grandfather

CCC said...

What a wonderful tribute! Love the total look of it.

Deneen said...

Great layout, what a lovely tribute.

Judy Jackson said...

Great card, Lisa!

crazyoldsyd said...

Such a great keepsake and this stamp set made it all possible. Love it and love the fact that you showed how to use it in Scrapbooking a page! Super job

Helen Dooley said...

This is gorgeous. Such a great way to pay honor and remember such great people in our lives. TFS

Basement Stamper said...

Lisa, your page is fantastic!!! Phenomenal job, love the picture of your grandfather and the partial article is the perfect touch!

Evette K. said...

What a honor you did for your Grandpa with this fantastic 8x8 page. It is so patriotic and just so touching. Ty.

Scrapmaniac 247 said...

Lisa, honoring our ancestors is such a show of love for our heritage, your card and your scrapbook page are a perfect testimony of that love.

CCC said...

What a great tribute to your family! Love the layout.

Tameko said...

Such a nice tribute to your grandfather. Nice design.

meemee48 said...

Wht a beautiful way to preserve someone's memories. My father was in the navy too!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Lisa what a fabulous page to pay tribute to your grand daddy! I love all of the stunning ways you have used the stamp sets...just wonderful!! I am looking forward to be working with you! Have a blessed holiday weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Laurie said...

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your grandfather with us. I love how you highlighted his image on the page. What a great smile!

Vail said...

Great layout, a wonderful tribute to your grandfather.

Vickie Merrick said...

Fantastic layout and use of the stamps!

Designing with Debbie said...

I just love your page layout. What a great tribute.

 
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