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.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Scrapbooking Inspiration Books

Just this week I finished reading through three of my new scrapbooking inspiration books.

The Ultimate Practical Guide to Scrapbooking was full of ideas. Robbie picked this book up for me from the bargain book table at our local Borders. It was actually published in the UK, so it included all the measurements in cm (and then inches in parentheses) and several examples were on A4 paper which is a little longer than our letter size but not quite as long as our legal size. It was filled with lots of page and project ideas, many with step-by-step directions. I've already created two layouts that were inspired by ones in this book.

The Scrapbook Embellishment Handbook had ideas for using 17 different types of embellishments with lots of gorgeous sample pages and step-by-step directions for some of the ideas. I especially enjoyed seeing some of Nic Howard's layouts in the book since I'm currently taking her Dimensional Details class.

Sharing Your Story: Recording Life's Details with Mini Books by Ali Edwards was filled with ideas for creating mini scrapbooks. I've had in my mind for a while now a mini scrapbook about "Games We Play," and reading this book really got me inspired. I have started gathering my supplies and photos for this little project and they are scattered all over my craft table right now.


I love having all these books handy for inspiration and ideas. These are the books in my craft room, however I still have several new books in my waiting-to-be-read pile beside the bed!

1 comment:

RebeccaMom said...

I'm growing a collection of these too! I saw your blog at BPS in our text class and thought I would stop by :) hope you are having a fantastic day!