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.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Challenging Myself: Pre-Printed Patterned Papers 2

Continuing my challenge to use pre-printed patterned papers, I chose this School Days paper to highlight one of Daddy's character traits.

This page will go in my album next to the Fourth of July layout, so I chose a paper with similar colors. However, this page relates a separate story so I did not go with the patriotic color scheme. Instead I pulled some Tim Holtz metal embellishments from my stash to cover the pre-printed buttons. I only had a few, but Robbie saved the day by finding additional items in his workbench stash.
 

I included a few more pieces from Robbie on the journal box. It's hard to see in the photo, but the embellishment on the right has the words "on" and "off" etched in it. 
 
I used strips of cardstock to cover the pencil and apple border, and Robbie even had a mini wrench that I used as another embellishment near the title.

Daddy's been using that great ingenuity all my life, and today he celebrates his 66th birthday!
 
Happy Birthday Daddy!!

7 comments:

Ellyn said...

happy birthday to your daddy! what a cheerful layout

Sian said...

The idea of printed pages is really winning me round now that I've seen what you can do with one.

I hope your dad has a great birthday!

humel said...

Happy birthday to your dad! :)

I find this kind of paper challenging, but I love how you've used it here, great layout x

Elizabeth said...

You are doing a marvelous job reinventing the printed pages. If I had not seen the originals I wouldn't have known how they started out.

Beverly said...

Happy 66th to your dad! Great use of the papers :)

LeAnne said...

I'm happy to say that I don't think that I have any more pre-printed papers. I have a hard time moving past the given spaces. I'm getting better with page kits but have similar issues.

Missus Wookie said...

Great use of the papers and well done to Robbie for finding extra bits to complete the page. Your Dad and Wookie have similar BBQs and attitudes about fixing things. :)