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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Challenging Myself: Pre-Printed Patterned Papers 7

Today is the final installment of my pre-printed patterned paper challenge, and I have two layouts to share. I started with this paper for my first layout, however I ended up turning it upside down, cutting the borders off, and mounting it on a sheet of 12x12 yellow checkered paper.

Some of you may recognize these photos and this story that I shared a couple of years ago about the Freddy the Flute that Robbie created.

For this final layout in my challenge, I started with two 12x12 papers. Once again I took the basic layout on the page as my inspiration, although I ended up covering up most of the elements on these pre-printed papers.
I included several pieces of memorabilia (playbill, ticket stubs, promo card) on this layout along with a few photos.

Now that I'm done with this challenge, I've decided to work my way through one of the online classes in my Shimelle account that I haven't completed yet . . . well, actually I hadn't even started it yet! What's challenging you this week?


Maria Ontiveros said...

Doing some catching up today, and I'm impressed by your last three posts. I'd really like to grab some scrapping time soon.

Beverly said...

I'm hoping to work on some mixed media art this week! See you at my place tomorrow :)

Debbie P said...

Melissa, I have enjoyed seeing how you have been using these pre-printed scrapbook pages and altering them to suit your style! I had a couple of these awhile ago and ended up giving them away. Wish I'd seen what your doing earlier, I may have kept them and given it a try! Fabulous job!

Karen said...

You are truly making wonderful layouts from these rather ordinary pre-printed papers. Very nice!

Tammy said...

It's been fun to watch your progress in this challenge! I have started going back through some of my older BPC classes to go through material I missed too. I know there are a few I didn't pay enough attention to. Love that we have forever access. :)

Sue Althouse said...

Congrats on completing this project and all the wonderful pages you have! What Shimelle class are your going to do next? I still have to do Scrapbook Remix.

Missus Wookie said...

One of my goals for this year, once I've finished prepping the course I'm teaching next month is to work through the various BPC and Jessica Sprague classes I've not finished or in a couple of cases not even started :(

Have enjoyed seeing how you use the bases of these printed papers - used that inspiration for the layout sitting on my trolley. Hoping to finish it tomorrow during the filming.

S said...

What an eyecatching page - this has been a fabulous series Melissa. Very inspiring - I've learned a lot about looking at what is useful and not useful on these pre-printed pages.