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.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Robbie's Florida Trip Photo Album Scrapbook

Recently found two very small photo albums with pictures from Robbie's 1984 trip to Florida to visit Grandma & Grandpa Aubele. It was the year after Robbie graduated from high school, and he flew down to visit them for a week. Grandma had labeled most of the photos on the back and I had Robbie tell me about the trip. I copied Grandma's notes on the pages with the photos and included Robbie's memories on separate 4x6 inserts to complete a Photo Album Scrapbook in this nice leather-like photo album that Robbie received as a college graduation gift a few years ago. I didn't really do a lot of scrappy stuff, just typed a few pages and added some vacation packing-tape-like sticker borders as embellishment, however I enjoyed making this album as a gift for Robbie. We both enjoyed going through all these photos and reading Grandma's notes.




Maureen said...

love this book, love the colors they really compliment the tone of the photos. What a great book to look back on. Well done.

SabineH said...

Love this idea... I'm going to make one of the trip to California my friend and I took in 1975 when we were all of 19yrs old. The photos are faded and not very good - but thats okay. Mostly, I want to record the memories of that trip before they fade as well. Thanks for the inspiration Melissa... I was thinking I should do something more current for this weeks PAS challenge - but these are the photos that speak to me right now so that's what I'll do... after all FPF is about inspiration so I'm gonna go for it.