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November 8, 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude

Filed under: Journal,my life — croptopia @ 3:04 pm

On November 1st, 2012 a friend of mine started a very interesting blog. It is entitled “An Attitude of Gratitude” Each day she publishes an inspirational message to encourage thanksgiving and creativity. A Bible verse and a technique are posted with each message. I have been following this although I got behind at the first. Today I will publish the first seven days now that I have completed them. I started by creating a 6 x 6 paper bag album. This is the cover that I made using papers from Canvas Corps.

Cover of journal

My challenge for Nov 1 was to use a colour that I didn’t usually use. I chose red which I incorporated into the background. I journaled about things that give me joy.

Nov 1

On Nov 2, I was challenged to make more of the moment and use circles or squares to create the page. I used circles and put a clock face on each one. To make the most of each moment we need to move slower and take a deep breath.

Nov 2

In Nov 3 we were encouraged to use free hand drawing to exemplify creativity. I started by decorating a pocket page. I answered questions about creativity on the backs of three tags and popped them into the pocket.

On the opposite page our challenge was to do a free hand drawing. I drew a picture of my hands working on a quilt. I thank God for the creativity He has put in me.

creativity 2

Nov 4 was a day to focus on the verse “A time to every purpose”. I used a tree stamp and stamped the tree in the four seasons. I used my pens to colour in the leaves, flowers and snow flakes.
Nov 4

Nov 5 For this page I used spray inks for the back ground and then stamped over with archival black ink. I then tried to use a wet brush to lift off the centre of the flowers. It didn’t work too well, so I painted in the petals and put Stickles in the middle. The verse reminds us to give thanks to the Lord.


Nov 6 We reminded to be thankful for the technology that makes out life so much easier. For the page, I started by spraying the background with green. The kraft paper already had words running across. Then I used a mask to over spray with red. While the mask was still wet, I turned it over and stamped the other side of the page. Then I put my message on craft paper and wrote the verse and title with white pen.

nov 6

I really enjoyed working on this project this week. Watch next Thursday for me to upload the next week. Please comment and let me know what you think of what I have done here.



  1. I love that album, especially now that it’s a gratitude journal! I’ll be posting some of mine on the 13th…

    Comment by Marjolaine Walker — November 8, 2012 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  2. This is really great. Well done

    Comment by Bernice — November 8, 2012 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  3. Susan – I love this! I did not know you were also a quilter! Glad I found this blog. I saw your posting to the Twelve Stones giveaway on Facebook, and then saw your comment – which led me to this. So lovely. This is my personal blog. I also have a challenge blog at: – another definitely PG website to play along with. Would love to see you and your daughter play along there sometime! Take care, friend!

    Comment by Anne Pennington — January 2, 2013 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

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