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.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

August 2012 Photo I Love

This month's layout for my 2012 Photos I Love album is a little different than the previous months. You might recall that I am using square punched pieces as a border on these 8x8 layouts. The square punched pieces represent papers I have used in layouts throughout the month, however I only created a few layouts in August. This left me with only a few squares, so I added some stamping in the empty spaces to complete the border.


Journaling reads: August means pre-season football at our house as we root for the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys and await the start of regular season games (& cooler weather!).

Yes, that is a delicious cake in the traditional Cleveland Browns colors! I think next time Robbie should make the cake in the Dallas Cowboys colors, don't you?

11 comments:

Jane said...

looks yummy!!

Karen said...

I like the addition of the stamping very much!

Sian said...

I think this is a terrific idea - it takes rounding up the month to a whole new scrapbooking level!

Ellyn said...

ewww a cake in cowboys colors? that just sounds disgusting! LOL

Tammy said...

Yum that looks good! But when you started to talk about football my mind started wandering....la la la.... I am just not a sports fan. But actually take me to a game and I might be a little more interested! :)

Elizabeth said...

The cake looks good enough to eat! Great layout even though I am not a sports fan either. Oh, I do love NASCAR but I don't think that's a sport.

humel said...

Clever to add in stamping, it looks great - and YUM to the cake! :)

Sue Althouse said...

Love the Cleveland Browns cake! You must be pretty happy after that Cowboys victory!

MonicaB said...

It's football season around here to but we are Black & Gold - Steelers all the way!! Love the page and great idea to use your stamps to fill in the empty spaces.

Linda said...

I love the idea of using the square punch pieces of pp you've used in the month! Great way to use up scraps!

S said...

I'm loving all the dots and fewer patterns - well done adapting to what you have!