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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dino Fossil Dig

I found a little time to create today and decided to scrap the photos of my great-nephew discovering sand for the first time at the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science Fossil Dig. I started with three great photos and the November 28 sketch from Liz Qualman at My Little Sketch Blook. (I'm also entering this layout in the Sketches in Thyme First Open Sketch Challenge!)


I started with a piece of sand colored Core'dinations cardstock from their Core Essentials Collection. I sanded it slightly to give it a more distressed "sandy" look. I cut the title letters on my Cricut using the Cuttin' Up cartridge. Then it was just a matter of adding a few patterned papers and embellishments, including a Jenni Bowlin School Days Bingo Card.

Since Andrew had just turned one less than a month before the photos, I highlighted the one on the bingo card by placing a star over that square. I used a pop dot for the star near my journaling to give the layout a little dimension.

I decided while I was at that I would create the same page for Andrew's scrapbook. This is one of those days that I truly appreciate digital photography and having a great photo printer - I simply reprinted the three photos and was on my way. The second layout uses the same sketch but different embellishments. I love this Little Extras Laser Cut dinosaur.

I'm pleased with the way this layouts turned out. What do you think? Which of the layouts do you like best?

8 comments:

Liz said...

Wow! You work fast. Great job with the sketch and the pics are totally fun!

Dawn said...

How fun is this layout with those great pictures and dinosaur.
This is just adorable-love that sketch also!
Thank you for joining us this week at
sketches In Thyme
Hope you come back real soon.

Rachel B said...

Fab layouts, I really like your title on both of them :)

Maya said...

So cute! Love them both!

li-bee-ti said...

Great lo! I love the kraft and the dp and embellishments you used are perfect.
The photos are adorable :).
Thank you for playing with us on the open challenge at Sketches In Thyme and I hope to see you on our next challenge.

Fern said...

Super cute layout!! Love the CAS look and your photos are adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketches In Thyme

* Vanessa * said...

Beautiful LO and the pictures are just lovely!!
Thank you for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!!
Lots of kisses!!

isay said...

love your LO and the sketch you used. great photos! thank you for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme.
hugs,
isay :D