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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

March/April 2011 CK Magazine Inspiration

While I was riding the exercise bike last Friday, I flipped through the March/April 2011 Creating Keepsakes magazine and pulled out several layouts to add to my inspiration pile. I jotted down a quick note on each one with the photos I had in mind to use on a layout of my own.

I already had these birthday photos in mind because of the LOM Community 5/2/11 Weekly Challenge to flip through our storage binders and find birthday photos to scrap. I like that I was able to use up 16 eyelets from my stash to complete the tied together look.

I had a vague idea for this next layout based on the Change layout from the CK magazine, but I couldn't quite work it out until I received Claudine Hellmuth's challenge during BPC's Creative Crop on Saturday. The challenge was to create a layout or project using text. Claudine's example used one word to change the focus of a photo, and I immediately knew that the focus I wanted for this layout was that it was TIME for me to start teaching again. This is one of my favorite layouts from this past weekend because all the bits and pieces seem to work so well together.

Watch for more layouts tomorrow and then a Guest Blogger on Thursday!


Cheri said...

the layouts are so fun! I love the stitched together look!

Alison said...

Great LOs Melissa...particularly like the one with the ribbon and eyelets
Alison xx