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.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Don't Gamble With Communication Skills - Not-My-Typical-12x12 Week
Today's layout is an 8 1/2 x 11 page about our trip to Nashville, Tennessee in March of 2007. I've actually created several pages about this trip showcasing photos of our tour of the Grand Ole Opry, our visit to Cooter's Place, a nice dinner out, and documenting a fun Minnie Pearl story from my high school years. However, I had not yet documented WHY we were in Nashville to begin with.
I included a printout of the opening slide of our presentation, which provides all the relevant information about the presentation - title, authors, the university we represented, and the conference & location. We had used Kenny Roger's The Gambler song as inspiration for the points we wanted to make in our presentation about communication skills, thus the title Don't Gamble with Communication Skills. I had a few dice and poker chip embellishments that worked perfect on this layout. The photo was actually one taken of me in the ABC office (not in Nashville), and I thought there was too much white space, so I added a few of those fun candi dots to fill it in a little.
I like the way the 8 1/2 x 11 size worked perfect for this layout, leaving plenty of room for journaling and a few embellishments. Have you created any 8 1/2 x 11 layouts lately?