Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scrapbooking with Divided Page Protectors

Several months ago I purchased a package of 12x12 divided page protectors to use when I wanted to create a quick layout with several 4x6 photos. Yesterday I was inspired by this blog post on Sue's Life & Memories blog about divided page protectors and decided it was time to break open the package.

I chose photos from our meal at Rose Hill Manor back in May when we were on our Texas Road Trip. We had a delicious four course dinner, and I took pictures of most of the food. I used nine photos, two postcards, a copy of the menu, one piece of patterned paper, one piece of tan cardstock, and some chalk ink for this layout.

For the left page, I used the Rose Hill Manor postcard and three photos. Then I copied (and reduced the size) of the menu onto a piece of cardstock. I also cut out the Rose Hill Manor's description from the back of a second postcard and added a small handwritten journaling block. I chalked around the menu, postcard and journal block and mounted them on 4x6 pieces of patterned paper and cardstock.

On the right page, I used five photos. Since one of the photos was portrait instead of landscape, I used two 4x6  pieces of  patterned paper in two slots, then cut the photo in half and mounted it to the paper. The patterned paper helps "tie" the two pages together.

Here's the final two-page layout. It only took about 30 minutes to put this entire layout together!

Since I chose to do this layout as a two-page spread, I have the front of one page protector empty and the back of the other one - I'll be browsing my storage binders this week to find photos to create layouts for those empty pages before adding these two pages to my Places We've Been scrapbook.


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Thanks so much for the link to my blog on your post! I love how your pages came out - especially cropping the vertical 4x6. I love my Divided Page Protectors!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your blog and I have an award for you to pick up on my blog- so when you get a chance go check it out.