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.
Monday, January 13, 2014
A Start On Daddy's Childhood Album
One of the groups of photos includes Daddy's childhood portraits and school pictures. I decided to make an 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook with photos from Daddy's childhood and these photos seemed the perfect (and easiest) ones to start with. To make it simple, I decided to use primarily black, blue, and red cardstock for this album. I'll add in a few patterned papers in these colors as well as some themed embellishments along the way.
First, I did these simple pages with the 8x10 portraits. In the old albums, Grandma had taken a permanent marker & labeled a lot of the photos by writing on the plastic cover. (Which is such a blessing!) I wanted to preserve some of Grandma's handwriting, so I cut pieces of the plastic and included them on a few of these pages.
I created a simple timeline layout with smaller school photos - unfortunately, I'm missing a couple of years.
I also put together three pages with photos from his high school graduation.
I added a journaling block to the Graduate page as a place to list Daddy's graduation gifts (which are shown in the photos). He says he has the list written down somewhere in his memorabilia - now if I can just get him to find it for me! :>)
BTW - I'm headed out tomorrow for the BPC Play! in Anaheim event, so I'm not sure if I'll have much time on the Internet for the rest of the week. I may try to pop in if I get a chance, otherwise I'll be around to visit everyone next week.