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 20, 2012

Shimelle's Fourteenth, Fifteenth & Sixteenth Challenges

I decided to copy the size of Jen Gallacher's sample layout for Shimelle's fourteenth challenge, so this page is 8 1/2 x 11. The challenge was to create a scrapbook page with four unique sections. There was a video included in Shimelle's post that showed how Jen put each section together separately, and I enjoyed following that process for this layout. I used a zigzag stamp and alphabet stamps on the bottom left section - both inspired by the book I'll be passing in the next few days.

I started with some hazy greenish photos of me reading to my great-nephew when he was here back in 2009 for Shimelle's Fifteenth Challenge to treat a rubbish photo (or several) like they were every other picture in your world. There's a lot of green in these photos, but I wanted the focus to be on Andrew in his blue pjs, so I used blue paper & embellishments. I actually think this technique really improved the quality of the photos.

I had to laugh when I saw Shimelle's sixteenth challenge to use your leftovers from this weekend. I think her theory is that we've scrapped for a couple of days and have scraps covering our craft table that can be used on this last layout. I, however, clean off my craft table after every layout/card/project - it's just what works for me. So, I pulled scraps from my scrap files for this layout, some are papers that I've used on this past week, others are scraps from previous projects. I copied the design of Amy Tan's layout that Shimelle provided in this prompt.

(Those of you who've been reading my blog for a while and know what a great husband I have probably guessed correctly that he made this delicious looking breakfast!)

YIPPEE - I've completed a layout for each of Shimelle's Online Scrapbooking Weekend Challenges ahead of this weekend's deadline! How did you do? Were you able to complete all (or some) of these fun challenges?

10 comments:

Alison said...

You have done good girl!! Great LOs..I've just printed off some pics to let me get another couple of LOs done tomorrow!
Alison xx

Cynthia said...

Good job, Melissa!! I have really enjoyed checking out your creations the past few days--your layouts are always gorgeous!!

Becky said...

Well done for completing Shimelle's challenges! I really wanted to join in, but didn't have the time. I have printed the challenges off to work on over the next few weeks! I love your layout with your nephew - looks great.

Ginger said...

You did very well Melissa! I have not been able to participate - just too busy :)Your layouts have been very inspiring and I have enjoyed looking at them. Are you taking Shimmelle's new class?

S said...

All 16, you rock. I'm still plugging away, should end up with about 5 or 6.

Jane said...

how did I know you would clear up everytime!! I've managed three challenges so far xx

Rebekah said...

What a great challenge to use rubbish photos! I have plenty of those from back in the day! Great layouts once again!

Tammy said...

I am super impressed that you completed all the challenges. I made four layouts and felt pretty accomplished! You did a fabulous job. Love these last few challenges! :)

Jimjams said...

Well done for a perfect score from the weekend - all that photo organising and clearing away obviously has a beneficial effect!

Sue Althouse said...

Great pages, and good for you completing so many of these challenges! I was too busy last weekend to really participate, so I hope I can take part in her next one.