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.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
This page showcases screenshots I took of our twin nieces opening their birthday cards & gifts. I included two doily dresses to match the ones on their cards. This layout is based on a sketch from the old BPC 28 Days of Sketches class. As part of my goal to review these old classes, I printed a copy of all 28 sketches and am using them for INSPIRATION.
In April, I completed one more layout, which I shared HERE. I spent today celebrating interNational Scrapbook Day here at home, scrapbooking the remaining photos and stories. I used this Scrapbook & Cards Today 2-page sketch as INSPIRATION for a layout about the Fresh Grounded Faith event.
I took several liberties with the sketch as I had more photos. I cut the title and other labels from the brochure I received at the event and added in a little handwritten journaling.
The one-page layout about the DIY Cardmaking class I taught at the library is also based on a sketch from the old BPC 28 Days of Sketches class.
Of course, I had to use another doily dress on this layout since I taught that FUN technique to the ladies in this class.
I used a 6-pocket divided page protector for the next two layouts. The front has journaling about Robbie being really sick at the beginning of the month and his boss bringing by ingredients for chicken soup. The other photos depict some of the meals we had at home and out during the month.
The back side of that page protector holds various photos of life around here in February.
And, finally, my favorite layout of the day is all about books. I started with a wonderful piece of patterned paper covered with book spines.
This was a FUN layout to put together with a photo of us at a bookstore, Robbie's continually growing to-read pile, a couple of books I received in the mail, and lots of bits & pieces for embellishments.
Mama & my friend Michelle joined me for the day, and they each completed quite a few layouts, also.
How did you celebrate interNational Scrapbook Day this year?