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, May 16, 2011

BPC Creative Crop

BPC's Free 12 hour Creative Crop on National Scrapbooking Day provided tons of inspiration and 12 challenges, one each hour throughout the day. I completed five of those challenges that Saturday.

Challenge #1 issued by Claudine Hellmuth was to create a layout or project using text. (See my page here.)

Challenge #2 issued by Stacy Julian was to scrapbook a photo of someone you love with TEN products, TEN techniques and TEN words. This was a true challenge for me when it came to techniques. I chose photos of my great-nephew riding falling off of Robbie's wooden rocking horse.

10 products – cardstock, patterned paper, yellow border strips, black border strip, playing card, black foam letters, horseshoe die cut, journal tag, help sticker, What’s Up bubble sticker
10 techniques – distressing, inking, tearing, hand drawn stitching, clustering, matting photos, layering, punching, hand journaling, intentional imperfection (this is a term Stacy used for her technique of making something not perfect on purpose)
10 words - Andrew tries out Uncle Robbie's wooden rocking horse. Aug 2008

Challenge #3 issued by Megan Hoeppner from CK magazine was to spend a few minutes organizing your space. Since I've recently organized most of my supplies, I chose two shelves that needed to be straightened because I'd piled items on top of the boxes instead of putting them away.
Tomorrow I'll share my layouts from the other two challenges I completed.


Rachel B said...

Wow, great work Melissa. I was sitting thinking 'do I even know 10 techniques?' fab layout :)

Sian said...

Yes, that 10 techniques got me thinking too! You are always up to something inspirational Melissa

Tammy said...

Wow - looks like you completed several challenges! I was feeling pretty good that I got one done...a day late! LOL. An organized scrappy space feels good, doesn't it? Can't wait to see the rest of your challenge pages.

S said...

Great layouts - I'm super-impressed with your 10-10-10. I got as far as doing a 10 word journaling spot - which I have since misplaced. I guess if I did the other challenge and straightened up, I might find it and be able to proceed.

Alison said...

Well done on the ten techniques...I would still be thinking about it!
Alison xx

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

Wow, you are using the challenges so effectively! Love your 10-10-10 layout. And many congrats to Robbie!

Ginger said...

Great job here Melissa! Nice to see that you were able to get some of the challenges in:)

Trey Barker said...

Thats my boy... well done... well done.