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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dad at WADC

Do you ever get so excited about a new layout that you just have to share it right away? I've been scrapping quite a bit this month and have lots of layouts to share with you, but this one just couldn't wait any longer. And, of course, a great layout is the perfect topic for my 600th blog post!

I had a double page sketch (from the Double Take workshop) that I wanted to use, and I was searching for photos in my storage binders. I wasn't really finding what I was looking for until I decided to just use one side of the sketch to create a one page layout.

I found three photos of Robbie's dad as a young man working as a radio announcer that I knew would be perfect for the sketch. I even had a business card of Dad's from that time! It's one of those pre-printed ones that someone then added Dad's name in with a typewriter.

 
I set to work trying to find the perfect papers. I found a great floral print for the background, and then Robbie commented that I should try to pull out the radio theme with my embellishments. I was racking my brain for what I had in my stash that would help with the radio theme when I remembered the stack of 45s I've been saving as potential pages for a mini-album. I was able to use that in place of the journaling block in the sketch.

I love the way this layout turned out! This photo doesn't really do it justice as it has such neat dimension and texture. The photos are attached to the black mats with photo corners, and the mats are popped up off the page with pop dots. I created a scalloped embellishment for the center of the record and even have a strip of musical notes washi tape (barely visible) running across the bottom of the photos.
 
Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this layout that just couldn't wait any longer!

15 comments:

furrypig said...

wow that is fantastic love how you have used the record. You have really captured the theme in this retro vintagey LO xxx

Jane said...

what a great photo and that record takes me back!

alexa said...

What a perfect clutch of papers and elements to celebrate Robbie's dad - and to have the original little card is wonderful. I can see why you wanted to share this with us. :)

Ellyn said...

that's an awesome layout! and 600 posts???WHOA!

Tammy said...

Such a fun layout! The photos are awesome - I can be so intimidated by the older photos so I don't scrap them often. Love how you added the record. Everything about this layout is so cool!!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

It's a wonderful layout! Bet it brings back lots of memories for your husband, too. I do remember those cards where you just taped in the name. I had to do hundreds of them on my first job.

Sian said...

Wow! You know how much I love scrapbooking with the bits on! This is perfect - and what a photo: I bet he had quite a few fans!!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful layout Melissa! I have to dive into some serious school scrapbook pages for DD1 who will be graduating from 8th grade this year. I want to get her book caught up and do an ABC book for her!!

S said...

That is a very cool layout! I can see why you didn't want to wait. And congrats on 600 posts.

Kirsty.a said...

Fab LO. I love scrapping heritage photos like this. The record is a masterstroke!

Kirsty.a said...

Fab LO. I love scrapping heritage photos like this. The record is a masterstroke!

Karen said...

It's absolutely fabulous, Melissa! No wonder you're pleased with it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I can see why you are proud - it's beautiful (in concept and execution).
Rinda

cate behind the purple door said...

It's an awesome layout! And congrats on 600 posts!

Jimjams said...

WOW - awesome photos and I love the use of the old 45!