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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sian's Card

Remember that card Sian sent with the Radio Times? I cut the card front off, then carefully removed the number stickers so I could use it as an embellishment on a layout about our stateroom on the Mariner of the Seas cruise ship.

I put new numbers on the card (our stateroom number) along with three little dots and the memories word sticker before adding it to this layout.

I included other photos with us in our stateroom and on the balcony in a divided page protector.

I consider this a two-page layout. Here's how the pages look together.

Of course, this left me with the back of the divided page protector to fill in. I chose photos on the deck of the ship. This side of the divided page protector will go across from the On Deck layout in our cruise album.

All this creativity inspired by a happy mail package and a card front turned into the perfect embellishment! (Thanks Sian!!) Anyone else use card fronts as embellishments?

10 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job. I have used hand made Christmas cards on my Christmas pages, when I needed a fresh embellishment.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Love how Sian's card inspired you.

Barbara Eads said...

OMG! Melissa---that is the ship I'm on right this minute!! It's called the Regeant Seven Seas Mariner! We're finishing our cruise today in Istanbul. Great layout and I love how you used Sian's card!

Sian said...

Love it! Last night we booked our Silver wedding cruise for the summer, so I have cruising on my mind this morning and this added to those happy thoughts!

Karen said...

I love this. It was a perfect embellishment! Great photos of your cruise as well.

Jane said...

what a lovely trip you had and a perfect embellishment for it.

Sue Althouse said...

Wonderful way to re-use a pretty card. So much better than tossing it. Love the way you used the divided page protector!

S said...

Great pages, Melissa. Yes, I too have been known to disassemble a card on occasion to use it on a page. In fact, I am seriously considering snatching back the card I made my son for his birthday, to use it on a page about his day.

alexa said...

This is such a great use for that lovely card - and your photos and page tell such a good story too. I do like two pagers ...

Missus Wookie said...

Great use of the card and your cruise does look like so much fun.

I have to confess to creating cards that I know will then go into the scrapbook as am embellishment, I like using them as journaling cards or pockets. Have dd's b'day card ready to do that once I get the photos printed.