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.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Scraplifted & Inspired Layouts

I scraplifted the idea for this layout and the page design itself from Sue's Tall Ships layout. I love the way her layout looks and it reminded me of the photos I took in 2001 when I took each of my nieces and my nephew on separate trips to Galveston, Texas. I made the trip three times and enjoyed each one immensely. I purposely tried to take similar photos of each of the kids, although I don't have nearly as many photos as I wish from those trips - I was still using a film camera at the time. Isn't it amazing how many more photos we take now with our digital cameras!

This next layout was inspired by this Sketchy Thursdays' sketch from the September 16th challenge.

I didn't complete a layout for the challenge, however I had the sketch in my Inspiration File and pulled it out to create this layout. You can see that I didn't follow the sketch exactly but simply used the basic layout idea.

I have lots of other ideas in my Inspiration File, hopefully I'll have a little time this week to try another one!

1 comment:

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

So kind of you to link back to my Tall Ships layout - thanks! Yours turned out great! I also loved that sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, but didn't get to use it by the deadline. Great idea to hang onto it anyway!