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, June 17, 2010

Vacation Layouts

I've completed a few layouts with photos from our May Texas Road Trip. Robbie and I both agree that this was one of our best vacations ever. I'm having fun re-living it as I scrap the photos.

This first layout shows us at Padre Island National Seashore. I actually created the background "paper" out of six photos that Robbie took with his film camera. They were a little more washed out than the digital photos, so I created the background then added little seashells for embellishments. In the BPS Dimensional Details workshop, there was a thread on the message board about what types of embellishments to use on beach pages and that's what inspired me to complete this layout. I had the cute little flip flop buttons in my stash and was excited to find a ribbon (in my recently organized drawers!) that had both orange and yellow and looked like twine - perfect for a beach layout.


This next layout uses some great new Bo Bunny papers that Robbie had picked out for me before our trip. I thought they went well with this photo of us at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. It's one of those photos they take while you are strolling around and then they give you a number and when you go to look at your photo it is so nice that you just HAVE to buy it. :>) I picked up the patch while we were there with the idea that I would use it on a layout. 


This last layout shows us on the Discovery Tour at the Natural Bridge Caverns. This was not a planned stop on our trip; we just noticed the signs pointing the way while we were driving to Stonewall. It was definitely worth the side trip to see the caverns. I used a sketch I found at this website for this layout and also included our ticket stubs for the tour as embellishments.



1 comment:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Hope you enjoy the Blogging for Scrapbookers class. You have a great blog - love the look and the content. Looks like you are humming right along with it!