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, June 17, 2014

Scrapping 5x7 and 8x10 Photos

I have a three-ring binder with page protectors to hold photos that are 5x7 and 8x10, and recently I've been enjoying getting some of those larger photos on layouts. I actually created this first layout a couple of months ago in response to the challenge in the Stashbusters Anonymous  workshop to use large metal embellishments. Yes, that's me as a one-year-old.


This next layout showcases a photo of me and my sisters when I was about nine-years-old. I just had to use that cute little tag with the three girls on it as an embellishment!


And here's one with a photo of the now sixteen-year-old Pun'kin Natashia!

Journaling reads: When Brenda told me the name they had picked out for the baby, I thought it was too big of a name for a baby & decided I would call her Natty. But when I met her, I knew she was my Pun'kin.

Have you scrapped any larger photos lately?

11 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

So cute! I love all of your patterned paper combinations.

Sian said...

That smile has stayed the same!

I love big photos on a layout and feel like I should be experimenting with them a bit more

Ellyn said...

what a cute baby you were!

Becky said...

What FUN layouts and you were very cute! I haven't scrapped any larger photos lately, but looking at these layouts makes me want to!

Tammy said...

These are great! Love the gold flowers on the first layout. I have a stack of portraits of the family over the years. Have only scrapped a few. I definitely need to do more. :)

Debbie P said...

Love these! So adorable & so pretty!

Karen said...

I haven't done a traditional layout in a long time! And I'm definitely behind on Project Life. I love the way you've scrapped these photos---your patterned paper choices are just perfect!

Sandra said...

It's funny how we have certain fads , a few years ago, all I really ever scrapped where large photos, but more recently it's been small ones. You've made me want to get out some large photo paper :)

alexa said...

Aren't you lovely? And what a sweet romper suit in the top photo (at least that's what we called them over here ). You have made gorgeous pages with these - I do love a big photo ...

Cheryl M said...

Love these 3 adorable layouts Melissa! I can't remember the last time I scrapped a large photo. This post was a good reminder for me.
Great job on busting your stash and completing some adorable layouts!

S said...

Wonderful pages. I've seen lots of gals scrapping larger pictures lately, and your examples are fabulous. Loving the floral papers!