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 23, 2011

Show Me How

During the Embrace Imperfection workshop at BPC, I enjoyed seeing Karen Grunberg's layouts as she gave examples of "imperfection." She has a distinctive style that includes long titles, lots of white space, and lines of stitching. She also contributed to this month's Masterful Scrapbook Design series on Titles. I drew from all that inspiration to create a layout highlighting a photo of my great-nephew watching my dad as he worked to repair something at the desk (I can't remember now what he was trying to fix).

I pulled a sheet of off white cardstock and the TEACH Bingo card from my stash. The photo mat was in my stash of items from some scrapbooking swaps I participated in two years ago. I recently sorted all my extra letters (stickers, die-cut, Scrabble tiles, foam, etc) by letter and have them near my craft table in a bin. I pulled the bin and found letters for the title. Such a fun layout to complete.

Journaling Reads: I love this photo of Andrew watching Daddy working at the desk. It reminds me that we are always teaching by what we do each day.

On another note, I was awarded the Liebster Award again! Thanks so much to Rachel for being a regular visitor and honoring me with this award. If you have a moment, stop in and see the layouts she's completed for her Document 2011 project.

4 comments:

Sian said...

Talking about Karen's class and then showing your lovely "Show Me How" layout is clever! Each bit adds emphasis to the other and it's really nicely done :)

Rachel B said...

Great layout Melissa, I love how colourful it is :)

cate said...

great layout! I love the bright colours you've used!

Brenda Kay said...

Reminds me of when we used to watch Daddy fix things, but back then we had to go out to the garage to see what he was doing. Great layout and I love seeing my grandson with Daddy.