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, July 20, 2010

Perspective Layout, Story Cards & Inspiration

During the LOM workshop earlier this year, I put together supplies to create Story Cards - index cards, punched tabs, pens, stapler. These supplies allow me to quickly and easily jot down an idea for a layout or story I want to scrap. I created a few Story Cards during the workshop, ideas for layouts that I wanted to create eventually. One of those cards I titled Perspective and listed four photos that I wanted to use. I then filed the card away in my Category Drawers.

This week as I scrolled back through the Inspiration Emails from the Dimensional Details workshop, I came across a layout that inspired me. I printed the email and pulled my Story Card along with the photos I had listed. I then flipped through my storage binders to see if there were any additional photos that would go along with this theme.


With these two items on my craft table, I began pulling supplies for a layout - kraft cardstock, patterned paper scraps, ribbon, buttons, etc. The result is this layout.


This is the first time I've actually created a layout based on an idea from one of my Story Cards. It is a great way to keep track of layout ideas and easy to pull when I have some time to create! I have a few layout ideas that I've scribbled down in a journal: I think today I will create Story Cards for those ideas and file them in my Category Drawers.

1 comment:

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

Love the colors, the notebook style paper, and is that red mesh I spy? I have a boatload of that stuff that needs to be used! Great layout!