Friday, July 6, 2012

ODBD July Gems of Inspiration Challenge

Happy Friday!!!  It's the first Friday in July, and time for a new Gems of Inspiration scrapbook challenge. 

When I think of July, I immediately think of the 4th, one of our nation’s most important holidays, as it
is the day we celebrate our nation declaring its independence from Great Britain.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth- 
Psalm 33:12-14

Our founding fathers included the phrase “One nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.   That was included for a reason.  God is looking down on our nation.  Is He pleased with all that He sees???  We will be held accountable…

This month’s challenge is in honor of our country.  Your challenge is to create a layout about something that represents the United States.   There are so many things that represent the US…baseball and apple pie, red, white and blue, the flag, a national landmark or treasure, the military… this challenge can be as broad as your imagination takes you.

For my layout, I used photos that I took on a trip to Washington DC in April 2009.   I used the ODBD God Bless America stamp set which contains the US flag image stamp and several quotes.  I used the quote by George Washington which I mounted on the flag image with pop dots.

Stampin' Station and Reminisce Patterned Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Paper Studio and EK Success Stickers
My Mind's Eye Transparency Frame
ODBD God Bless America Stamp Set
K & Co. Gems
Copic & Spectrum Noir Markers
Tim Holtz Staples

I challenge you to play along this month.  I’d love to see your layouts.  You are not required to use ODBD stamps for this challenge, but if you do, 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,  post your layout to your blog or another publicly viewable online gallery and share the link here.
Please use the keywords ODBDGI08 (with no spaces) when uploading your layouts to public galleries and be sure and come back here and paste a link to let us know so we can see your beautiful work!


  1. Another beautiful layout, Gemiel! What a wonderful background paper! Thank you for the Scripture verses!...Nancy :o)

  2. What a wonderful layout and fabulous inspiration from this Scripture!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments!! ~ Blessings