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, February 16, 2011

February Reds

This month's color in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge that Brenda participates in is Red, so while she's quilting her red fabric scraps, I'm creating February Reds layouts. It's been a pretty busy month so far, but I'm hoping to get a few more red layouts in during the next couple of weeks.

I created this first layout for the February 3 LOM Community weekly challenge to "create a Storage Binder layout with photos from four different storage binders." I pulled two photos from each of four different storage binders to create a layout highlighting our Christmas gifts over the past four years.


Since this layout was so photo heavy, I simply used red letter stickers for the title, a Santa Claus sticker for embellishment, and a red pen for the journaling.

Journaling reads: We have a tradition of taking photos of each other with our gifts - the haul - each Christmas morning. It's fun to see the items that appear year after year - books, calendars, scrapbooking supplies, toys, trading cards, and our happy smiles!

The inspiration for this next layout came from a layout on page 13 of the January issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. I scraplifted the title and basic layout design.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day on Monday; was there anything from that day that might inspire a red layout for you this month?

3 comments:

Tammy said...

I love your haul layout! That's a fun LOM challenge. I personally have such a challenge with red! I'm not sure if it's because I can't wear red and therefore don't pay much attention to it or what. I do use it more for my nephew layouts, because they wear red a lot. Maybe I'll dig up some photos I haven't scrapped of them and use up some red supplies! :)

alexa said...

Wonderful page! I love lots of photos, and you have plenty of happy smiling people here - great for a grey February day. :)

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

Yes, red is the perfect color for this month. Love that you titled your page "The Haul", so much fun. And the Valentine page is sweet.