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, April 13, 2012

Shimelle's First Challenge

Shimelle's Scrapbooking Weekend is underway, and I was immediately inspired this morning by the first challenge to take inspiration from a scrapbook page by Jaime Warren. I loved the bright background and scattered embellishments.

I spent yesterday sorting through and organizing some of Grandma's old photos (more on that project in the next few weeks), so I've naturally been thinking about and missing my Grandma. I thumbed through my childhood photos storage binder and pulled an old Polaroid photo of the two of us for this layout. I grabbed a bright piece of patterned paper and lots of embellishments, then set to work.



It was fun to use a bunch of miscellaneous bits & pieces on this layout.

I'm hoping to participate throughout the weekend in Shimelle's Scrapbooking Weekend, so you may be seeing several posts. Are you joining in the fun?

I want to end by answering a couple of questions from the comments on my 28 Sketches - the first three post from yesterday. *Orange Jello Salad is a dessert dish - the recipe is here. *I am finding the sketches in 28 Sketches inspiring, however they are very simple compared to many that I've worked with. What I'm enjoying most is the feeling that my scrapping skills have improved and I can add to and modify the sketch to work with my photos and story. *I am still undecided about taking Ali's 31 Days workshop, mainly because I have a terribly busy schedule during those weeks. Of course, I still have a few weeks before I have to make my mind up, so you just might "see" me there.

8 comments:

debs14 said...

The colours and papers you have used on this really echo the vintage feel of the photo. It's a great take on the layout.

scrappyjacky said...

Wow....that was quick,Melissa....great colours.

Debbie P said...

I love the bright orange colors! Great start to the weekend! I've got to get busy. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Love the colours, very retro!

Alison said...

Good going Melissa...great lift!..love the colours!
Alison xx

Rebekah said...

I SO want to take Ali's class, but with not having enough time already to do stuff, I just don't know. Hard decision! Let me know if you end up taking it...that might tip me to also! ;) I do love this scrapbook page challenge, neat layout.

jennifer said...

Gorgeous layout, I love that bright orange, and the clock embellishment. x

alexa said...

Warm and glowing ... those elements go so well together. Admiring your stamina in scrapping so fast and skilfully!