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.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Brazos Drive-In

As I was cleaning out my red color bin recently, I pulled out a few miscellaneous items and challenged myself to use them on a layout. It was quite a hodge podge of items:
*a scalloped circle
*a star burst brad
*a slipcover strip with button & elastic band that was around a Starbucks gift set from last Christmas
*a rectangular piece of leather
*two admission tickets
*three popcorn & one Coca-Cola buttons
*a strip of old paper ribbon with red stars
*a border strip

I flipped through my storage binders and found three photos from our visit to a drive-in theatre last year. I took a photo of the movie screen before the movie started, however except for the moon off to the right side it wasn't a very interesting photo. I decided it provided the perfect spot for my journaling.

What do you think? Do all those hodge podge pieces go together after all?


scrappyjacky said...

What a great way to use up an assortment of stash....and a great idea to journal on the photo.

Sian said...

Yes! It makes for a satisfying page when the eye can move round and examine all the different bits, I think

Ellyn said...

they sure do!

Karen said...

That's the wonder of a color bin---it ties it altogether!

alexa said...

Neat work! Those little bits and prices do indeed catch the eye and yet still draw attention to your photos.

Debbie P said...

Melissa, this is fantastic! I adore those movie embellishments!!! You have inspired me to do this with my stash. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by all the things I'm collecting! Love the layout!

S said...

Oh yes, they look great on that page. That is a fun way to challenge yourself to use up loose bits and bobs - and a unifying color makes it work. Nicely done, Melissa.