Friday, November 2, 2012

November Gems of Inspiration

It’s the first Friday in November and I’m back with the monthly Our Daily Bread Designs Forum Gems of Inspiration Scrapbook Challenge.

 Autumn is in full swing and we’re rapidly approaching the start of the holiday season.   Yes, Thanksgiving is just 3 weeks away.  Thanksgiving brings a season of gratitude as people reflect on their lives and the things that they’re thankful for.  As Christians, every day for us should be Thanksgiving Day.   We have so much to be thankful for, God has blessed each and every one of us and He has shown us unmerited favor.  That alone is more than enough reason to give thanks.
Thanksgiving is our inspiration for November…counting our blessings and being grateful.  The challenge is  this… create a layout about one of your blessings or something you are grateful for.

For my layout today, I used some photos from our trip to the summit of Pikes Peak, taken during our summer road trip across the U.S.  I am so grateful that we were able to take that family vacation with my Dad and my brother and his family.   When the idea of the trip first came up, I wasn’t sure that it would actually happen because there were a few obstacles in the way, but God worked everything out and we had the best time.

The ODBD Keep Climbing stamp set was perfect for my photos.  I used the mountain range plus several other stamps from the set on my layout.

Little Yellow Bicycle Patterned Paper
Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts
ODBD Keep Climbing Stamp Set
ODBD Fleur De Lis Borders Stamp
TPC Studios Metal Accents
Recollections Gems and Tickets
QuicKutz Font
Twine, Ink

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 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, you can post to your blog or another publicly viewable online gallery (keyword ODBDGI11).  Be sure to come back and post the link here so we can see your beautiful work.
Thanks for stopping by!!  And remember….In everything and for everything give thanks!!!



  1. Wow, Gemiel, what an awesome layout! I used the word "awesome" because that is what God is!!! His handy-work is amazing and you have captured it beautifully! Love your page!! Blessings, Angie

  2. Fantastic layout, you have been truly been blessed with a gift! Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Beautiful multi photo layout! Have a good weekend!

  4. Beautiful LO showcasing these wonderful photos!! ~ Blessings, Tracey