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, September 29, 2010

Color Tags & DIY Mini-Album

I am excited that Nic Howard will be teaching another class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. This new workshop is called Colour! Or Is It Color? It is a 6-week workshop beginning October 28.  (Registration is still open if you're looking for a great class for the fall!) For the pre-class assignment, we received instructions to make six color tags - one for each color of the rainbow that we will be studying during the workshop. These tags were fun to make and I'm looking forward to learning how to better use color in my scrapbooking when the workshop starts next month.

Listening to an episode of the Paperclipping Roundtable a few days ago, I was inspired to start a mini-album documenting our Do-It-Yourself projects. I purchased a denium covered 8x8 Paper Studio post bound album to house these layouts and plan to embellish the cover. I am going to include two-page spreads highlighting items that Robbie and I have made or frequently make. Here is my first layout, highlighting the diaper cakes that I make for baby shower gifts. I used DCWV Matchmakers Scalloped cardstock for the background, cut my letters using the Makin' the Grade Cricut cartridge, copied and reduced the diaper cake "recipe" and added a journaling block.

 I'm off now to browse a few blogs and scrapbook galleries in search of inspiration for my next layout!


S said...

I didn't even make it to the last day of my current Big Picture class before I signed up for Nic's. So I'll be seeing you there. Cute tags!

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

I'll be signing up for the Color Class, too. Now that I see the pre-class assignment, I better do it soon!