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, August 8, 2013
Multi-Photo Solutions - class review
Overall, I would rate the workshop very good. The materials were excellent with new inspiration for how to use multiple photos each week - multi-photo scrapbook layouts, 8x8 and 6x6 mini-albums & photo collages, divided page protectors, and displaying photos in a photo file or printer's tray. However, there was very little interaction in the classroom on the message board and in the gallery. This may be due to the fact that this was the second time this workshop was offered. I've only taken one other second run workshop at BPC and in both cases the instructor was not as active in the classroom as in other workshops I've taken.
As for my accomplishments, so far I've completed seven layouts using 51 photos with inspiration and sketches from the first week's materials! (See my first layout inspired by this workshop here.) Here's a look at one of the two-page layouts that showcases 10 photos. (Yes, there are people playing basketball while riding donkeys in these photos! We were merely spectators.)
I have page kits assembled to create two more layouts with inspiration from this workshop, and I'm planning to use some of the 8x8 mini-album ideas with a large group of photos from last fall. I think I'll also use one of the display ideas to create a Christmas gift (or two).
Overall I think the class was a good deal - the cost was $25, however I had a $10 reward coupon at BPC, so I only paid $15. Have any of you taken this workshop? Did you find it inspiring?