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, August 17, 2011

Big Idea Festival

This year's theme for the Big Picture Classes Big Idea Festival is "Words to Live By." Each day a new word is revealed and one of the BPC teachers shares a layout with the word. There's still time to sign up for this FREE workshop - just click here. There are templates designed to be used in a min-album provided, however I've come up with my own plan.

I will be creating a layout inspired by each word, probably a 12x12 layout that will go in my Library of Memories category albums. But, who knows, I might end up with different size layouts. I have the kit that BPC put together for this workshop and I'm planning to use a piece from the kit on each layout. I'll be sharing my first two layouts tomorrow, inspired by the word SHARE.

Some of you will remember how I've been playing along with Brenda this year, creating layouts using the same colors she's using in quilting. Well, this month Brenda is playing along with me and creating a mini-album for the Big Idea Festival. You can see her layouts here.

Are you signed up for the workshop? If so, are you planning to do a mini-album or use the inspiration in some other way?


Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out, Melissa! I haven't joined in with this one, but am signed up for Shimelle's LSNED class next month
Alison xx

Brenda Kay said...

I am so glad I decided to participate in the class. It is turning out to be all I had expected and it is definately the right first class for me. I have been so inspired and am learing so many things about myself already.

Sandra said...

Oh I'm really interested to see your take on this project, it's another I've signed up for and done nothing with