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, February 25, 2012

LOM Community Weekly Challenges

One of the January LOM Community weekly challenges was to use memorabilia on a layout.I combined photos from the two Texas Rangers games we attended with memorabilia & journaling about the Rangers 2011 season to create this layout with 10 photos & 2 sheets of cardstock. I had the programs from these two games in my Memorabilia File Box (which was stuffed full). I keep programs there until I've scrapped an event because they provide lots of information (dates, opponent, etc). The programs are now displayed in an old magazine rack along with programs from other events, and I've created some breathing space in my Memorabilia File Box!
Last week's challenge in the LOM Community was to scrap photos from this year's Valentine's Day. I started with two photos and Sketch Support's One-Page Sketch #18 to document our day. I had to tweak the sketch a little since my large photo was oriented differently, but I really like how this is a happy layout despite the fact that we spent most of the day at the hospital. (And you just have to love a man who will let you post a photo of him in that stylish silver surgical cap!) [Robbie is doing very well after the surgery and was back at work this week.]



I enjoyed including lots of die cut, punched and metal heart embellishments on this page.

Here's a closer look at the handwritten journaling.

I'm enjoying re-focusing on these weekly challenges because they help me utilize the many different parts of my Library of Memories system. Have you been inspired by any challenges lately?

10 comments:

Rebekah said...

What a fabulous two page spread...I love how you've added the tickets and all...they fit right in perfectly! I was trying to describe a double page layout like this to DD1 yesterday. She had dreams of putting all 23 of her photos on one page, LOL! She hasn't had much scrapping experience, so once I burst that bubble, you could the creative gears at work!!

Karen514 said...

You did a fabulous job with this challenge. I always think I'll add memorabilia to my pages, but almost never do. Completing LOAD (only four more days to go) has really rejuvenated by interest in scrapbooking---and telling stories from my past.

joel & ginny said...

Love your take on the challenges! your pictures from the rangers game are beautiful.

Jimjams said...

Glad you & Robbie showed your sense of humour on Valentine's day - and that he's recovering well.

Cheri said...

great layouts and love incorporating the tickets on the Rangers page. I haven't been participating in the LOM challenges. I'm having too much to do just keeping up with classes!

Sue Althouse said...

Your Texas Rangers layout makes me long for baseball season to start! Great take on the sketch, love your vibrant, happy colors and those photos are great!

Beverly said...

Awesome work on the Rangers layout and the one of Valentine's Day is adorable. Robbie is definitely a good sport :)

Alison said...

Two great LOs...and yep- your Robbie's definately a keeper!
Alison xx

Amy said...

I do not do well keeping memorabilia, I'd like to have more on my pages for sure. I'm glad to hear Robbie has recovered so well!

Tammy said...

Great pages. Sorry you had to spend valentines that way (but good that Robbie will be better for it!). Love the Rangers page. I have a bunch of baseball photos from a variety of games that I've never done anything with. This is great inspiration! :)