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, March 24, 2012

Re-Working Dimensional Details Workshop

Last week I reviewed the pre-class materials in the 2010 Dimensional Details workshop and found inspiration for the two layouts I'm sharing today. This first one is based on the pre-class assignment, and I've actually used this design twice before (see those layouts here and here), but it was fun to put this patriotic layout together.

The title and journaling are the words of a song by Lee Greenwood: Proud to be an America, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you, and defend her still today. 'Cause there ain't no doubt, I love this land, God Bless the USA.

This next layout is a scraplift of one of Nic Howard's layout in the pre-class presentation. This is a story about my Mama that I've wanted to record for a while. Last year when we were out shopping one day, I snapped these photos to go along with the story.

Journaling reads: I don’t’ remember when Mama first started eating double doozies (sometime after Central Mall opened in the mid-1980s), but it soon became a daily ritual for her to drive to the cookie store for a Diet Coke & Original Double Doozie. I remember before cell phones, I would call the Great American Cookie Company store at Central Mall and leave a message for the “cookie lady” to call me when she stopped by for her daily treat. Over the past 20+ years, the routine has occasionally changed (to a few times a week or an M&M Doozie), but it’s still one of Mama’s favorite activities. She’s been known to drive an hour (or more) round trip to get to the nearest mall, just to have her daily Double Doozie Cookie!

I enjoyed adding layers and using some scraps on these layouts and am hoping to look back over more of the Dimensional Details materials in the coming weeks. (BTW - this workshop will be running again at BPC beginning in July.) Have you reviewed any of the materials from previous classes lately? Does it inspire you to create new layouts with the same designs or do you work better with new class materials as inspiration?

10 comments:

Jane said...

I like to revisit old classes as there is always something fresh to get out of them.

Debbie P said...

I should do that too. When the class is going on we tend to get caught up in all the details at the moment, then some of it gets forgotten. Great idea. Love the layouts. I've also enjoyed your post on reworking you LOM system. I need to do a minor overhaul. But I am amazed repeatedly how the system works so wonderfully!

Beverly said...

Great layouts, Melissa and I especially love that you documented your Mama's cookie tradition/habit.

Karen said...

I have great intentions of revisiting classes, but the truth is I'm still working on some that have finished! Nonetheless, it's a great idea. Love the red, white, and blue layout, and so enjoyed reading the story about your Mama and the cookies.

Alison said...

I should really go and revisit classes too, but never seem to get around to it...love the story of your mama's cookie outings!
Alison xx

Emily said...

Fantastic layouts... the cookie one is making me want to bake!! I love the chocolate chips!!! Yummy!!! And the American Flag one is great!!!!! Very patriotic!!

Cheryl M said...

I love your layouts Melissa. Those chocolate chips look so yummy! The Double Doozie Cookie sounds scrumptious. I've never had one.
I've got quite a few workshops at BPC that I need to revisit also.
Thanks for sharing!

Sian said...

What a great story!

I took that class too and you have inspired me to go and pull out my class notes again

Tammy said...

Love the cookie story! I envy that your mom can eat one every day. That's a fun daily routine! I gain 5 pounds just looking at them...... And a great red white and blue layout! That's a great photo!

Ginger said...

I enjoyed Nic's class too and I loved the base for that layout! I might have to look at those notes too!