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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shimelle's Tenth Challenge

I knew exactly what background paper I wanted to use when I read that Shimelle's Tenth Challenge was to scrapbook two photos on a bold background. What could be bolder than a foam glitter sheet? However, as I worked with the layout, I ended up with only one photo. In place of the second photo, I added four trading cards that went along with the theme of my layout.

Journaling reads: Watching the popular DALLAS TV series in the 1980s, Robbie never imagined that he'd one day move from Ohio to Texas. When he started his new job in 2011, I asked him on his first day how he liked his new office. His reply, "It has an excellent view of the Cliff Barnes Building!"


I was disappointed that I didn't have a trading card with Cliff's photo, but I absolutely love having these vintage items on my layout. We're looking forward to seeing if the new Dallas TV series (premiering in June) will become as iconic as the original.

Anyone else have memories of watching the Ewings and the Barnes scheme to outdo each other? Do you know who shot JR?

11 comments:

Mandy McK said...

Great LO very bright and sparkley. Was it Kristen who shot JR? If I remember didn't they film every single charcter shooting him so the press would be confused? Happy days. Remember the 'Who shot JR?' t-shirts. I live in the UK and it was HUGE on TV here. Well done this weekend, you've made loads of fab LOs.
Mandy

Cheri said...

Second try to comment. If this one doesn't go, I give up - stupid word verification!

Anyway, just wanted to say kudos for playing along with all of the challenges! you did a great job.

Sian said...

Oh, yes! It used to be the highlight of our Wednesday evenings. This fabulously glittery page brought it all back.

Tammy said...

Fabulous layout! I did watch Dallas when I was a kid, every Friday night! I do know who shot JR, his sister-in-law...trying to remember her name. Krystal or Kristen or something. Love the glittery background and the fun trading cards you used. Very cool for Robbie to have a view of such an iconic place. :)

Alison said...

Great page..inspirational to use the gold glitter paper...and yes, I was a 'Dallas' fan too!
Alison xx

Jane said...

I loved Dallas and have recently watched it again, although gave up after J.R. got shot!

Beverly said...

I did watch dallas but was a much bigger fan of Dynasty. The gold glitter is highly appropraite :)

Cynthia said...

I agree with Beverly up there...that gold glitter is so appropriate! Great layout too!

Amy said...

This is an excellent layout! No, I didn't watch Dallas or Dynasty - I was a little bit young for 'those' shows!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my! What a blast from the past! I loved watching Dallas - back with a group of girlfriends on Friday night.
Rinda

S said...

I used to watch Dallas back in the day. And this sketch looks suspiciously like Lisa Day's #20 which came out today. Do you have inside info, or what?