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, October 11, 2012

A Candle in the Window - Double Page Layout Week

This week is double page layout week here at Daily Life - Bits & Pieces, and each day I am sharing a two page layout inspired by a sketch from the BPC Double Take workshop I took last fall. I pulled out the sketches and several batches of photos recently and created all new layouts inspired by the sketches.

Most of the time, I choose a double page layout because I have quite a few photos I want to use, however the sketch I used for today's layout only called for four photos (2 portrait & 2 landscape). I chose photos from a play that Pun'kin Natashia performed in last fall. I included the program instead of a title and embellishment cluster on the left page.


Natashia did a fantastic job in her role as Mable, one of the (angel) children all set to perform the nativity story play on Christmas Eve to a group of stranded travelers.

I like the way this sketch offered plenty of room for me to include the program. Do you include this type of memorabilia on your layouts?

10 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love this! Thanks for posting so many double page spreads.
Rinda

Jane said...

I like to include memorabilia when I can, I'm really enjoying these posts!

Sian said...

Yes, I certainly try to. I've been collecting memorabilia like this since I went to my first school play aged six.

Double page week is such a great idea

Tammy said...

Oh yes! Love to add the memorabilia! Another great layout. I too find that I can work in the memorabilia easier when I have a 2-pager to work with. :) These are fun photos and I like how you split the journaling along the top and bottom that photo.

humel said...

I love that the program provides the title :) I keep *everything*, always with the intention of using it on my pages, but I have to confess that a fair amount of it now comes into the category of 'clutter'...

alexa said...

Great two-pager and yes, I love to include bits of real life too.

Beverly said...

Awesome layout, I love memorabilia included. It always seems to be bring back a stronger connection to me.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the colours here and how the programme gives the title and the colour scheme.

It depends on the quality of the memorabilia, I worry about it becoming clutter so tend to avoid picking it up unless it will go quickly onto a page. Or at least into the file!

Elizabeth said...

I try to include memorabilia whenever I can. If it is too large, I scan it to my computer and reduce it in size with PS Elements. Love your layouts and the colors you used.

Karen said...

Love the program as the title. I just brought home the play bill and tickets for the show we saw last weekend. I don't have photos of the show, but I want to do a page for the weekend, and will try to include the tickets at the very least.