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.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Altered Mini-Clipboards

Some of you may remember that last year I made altered clipboards for my family. Well, the adults in my family. And when Natashia was visiting this summer, we made one for her.

The twins informed me that they liked clipboards, too! They also like to play games like Yahtzee that require them to keep score. So, I got the idea to create altered mini-clipboards that they could use when they are playing games. Of course, I couldn't leave Natashia out since she technically didn't have an altered MINI-clipboard!

I covered the front of each clipboard with their favorite colors and added a Yahtzee scorecard on top. I adhered a colored domino to the clip and then filled the ring with ribbons.

 For the backs of the clipboards, I used some dice patterned paper, Scrabble tile letter stickers, a piece of Monopoly money, a Clue card and some game stickers.

 These were so fun to make, I decided to also make one for a teenage friend of mine. Blue is her favorite color.

 I used different patterned papers & miscellaneous letters on the back of hers.
 
And for an added touch, I altered a mini-paper pads by covering the top edge with a matching piece of patterned paper.
I love the way these turned out. My only regret is that I didn't make one for me as well - it would be perfect for keeping score when Robbie and I play Canasta or Scrabble or Dominoes! I just might have to add this to my list of things-to-make next year.

Have you altered anything lately?

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

This is a great idea,Melissa...I'm afraid boxes are the only thing I've altered lately....though I do have other items ready for altering.

humel said...

They look really lovely, Melissa :)

Karen said...

What a great idea! Love the way they turned out.

Sian said...

Perfect gifts!

A very Merry Christmas to you both from all of us here!

Rebekah said...

What lovely gifts! I have a ton of those little notepads too in my stash!!

Jimjams said...

These are brilliant Melissa - I love playing Triple Yahtzee (and have fond memories of Canasta from my childhood!

Beverly said...

I've altered a few clipboards this month and have three more to do this month. These are a great idea :)

Nathalie said...

What a brilliant gift!!! Love your attention to details and personalization!

Jo.C said...

These are brilliant - Have a fabulous Christmas and a fantastic New Year - Enjoy x