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.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May Pinks

Is it just me, or does it seem there has been an extremely large amount of scrapbooking inspiration floating around on the Internet this month? Now, if I could only find an extremely large amount of time to go along with all that inspiration!

I do have two new layouts to share today, both using the color pink because my sister Brenda should be would like to be quilting with pinks this month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. (However, with three girls and their end of school schedules and dance classes and altering recital costumes, and completing graduation quilts and feeling a little under the weather, she has not yet touched her pink scraps.)

Challenge #10 at the BPC Creative Crop was a sketch by Lisa Day. I did not get to this challenge on NSD but knew I wanted to try this sketch. I started with a pink plaid patterned paper from The Paper Studio and three cute photos of Brenda's twins baking cookies here last year.


Continuing my effort to use my stash, I pulled several dimensional stickers that I've had for a year or so and die-cut measuring spoons that have been living with my stash for much longer to use as embellishments.


The thickers I used for the title are the newest addition to my stash - found last weekend at Big Lots for only $2 a pack!

And then, of course, some inspiration from Shimelle. She posted a layout using an old Polaroid photo of her first birthday. I was inspired to look through my oldest storage binder (which houses the photos of my growing up years) and found a photo of me on my first bicycle, which was pink!

I didn't want this smaller photo to get lost in a large layout with so much color, so I popped it up by mounting it on a piece of foam, then matting that with pink cardstock to match the base of the layout.
This photo resided in my old acidic scrapbook for many years before I rescued it last year, however I wanted to keep some of my Mama's notes from that scrapbook. I included her note with the embellishment cluster at the top of the layout. I love that this photo is out of the old scrapbook, that I have recorded my thoughts about the photo, and that the layout still contains Mama's handwritting.

Anyone else agree that this month has been overflowing with inspiration?


11 comments:

furrypig said...

Melissa I love both your LO's today thanks so much for posting them! I really love the sentiment about a balanced diet, the whole cookie making page is lovely and lucky you finding bargain thickers! Your second page is totally different but how wonderful to have both your mothers and your writing on the same page about such a cute vintagey photo. I agree there are some great inspirations out there at the moment and on this very blog!

Alison said...

You are right about lots of inspiration this month,Melissa! Your Los are both fabby
Alison xx

Tammy said...

Yes, absolutely. I am inundated with inspiration right now. Wish I could scrapbook as fast as the ideas come. :) Love your pink layouts. The twin bakers are too cute. Love being able to use up the stash.

Ginger said...

I agree there is tonnes of inspiration and like you I wish I had more time :) Those cookies are making me hungry! Love the layout Melissa!

Brenda Kay said...

Great layouts, I am especially fond of the twins cooking. They are looking forward to baking with you again this summer. And you are so right I wish I had time to touch my pinks; The ideas are there, but no time.

Jimjams said...

Love the balanced diet quote - and the whole page. I've just located a slide of my first bike too - have added it to my "to-scrap" pile - TFS

Sian said...

Yes! I think the internet is absolutely fizzing at the moment.

These are fab layouts Melissa. The cookies in your photo are so clear I felt like I could reach out and lift one.

And of course you could guess how much I love the second page and the connection to your mum

Stephanie Joanna said...

Pink's my favorite color, so it's no wonder I love these layouts. I'm a big fan of the baking one. Such cute embellishments!

Karen said...

I'm finally catching up with my blog reading this morning, and was stopped in my tracks by this fabulous Bakers layout!

Lisa-Jane said...

These are really great Melissa! I love the little cluster at the top of your bike layout, its a great sketch with so much potential for other layouts isn't it?

S said...

Oh I like both of these a lot - how could I not - they use pink! Well done, Melissa.