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, December 7, 2013

Oh So Cute Magazine Inspiration

An oh so cute layout today inspired by one that I saw in Scrapbook Magazine Issue 71 - several strips of paper to make a background for the photo & title, then a couple of embellishments clusters.


I don't often pick up a scrapbooking print magazine anymore, simply because there are only a few places nearby that carry them and there's so much online inspiration that I don't keep up with reading them when I have a subscription. However, I always enjoy flipping through a real magazine (and occasionally scraplifting a cute layout!). Do you buy or subscribe to any scrapbooking print magazines.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

I'm a magazine junkie, and as nice as online inspiration goes, I much prefer to have a physical copy to flick through.

cate behind the purple door said...

Cute layout!

I'm about to let my subscription to Scrapbooking Memories go, it's been a wonderful 7 years, but I haven't read it at all this year (I've also hardly scrapped), I find too munch inspiration floating around Pinterest and blogs.

alexa said...

That background paper is so very pretty ... I occasionally buy a magazine or read the online Jot, though I have never recovered from the demise of the Simple Scrapbooking magazine ...

Missus Wookie said...

I like the layering under your photo here.

I'm with Alexa Simple Scrapbooks would probably be on that list but otherwise it is digital mags and inspiration for me.

Debbie P said...

Love this layout! My last magazine I was getting in print was Creating Keepsakes. So sad, I love to hold the magazine & look at it. But this is the way it is now, all digital!

Cheryl M said...

I do love your layout Melissa but I'm like you, I don't subscribe to any scrapbooking magazines anymore because there's so much online. I DO like to checkout Northridge Publishing monthly though to see what new e-books they have on various crafts -- cardmaking, mini albums, etc.

Cheri said...

I'm not sure there is anything left in the states to subscribe to. I used to get Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbooks Etc., and Simple Scrapbooks... not a single one of them is still in print. I miss Simple Scrapbooks the most. I've asked for a few of the Stampington magazines on my Christmas wish list.

Alison said...

Is it you in the layout, Melissa?
Alison xx

Melissa said...

No, not me - that cutie pie is Robbie right before he turned 2-years-old! :>)

S said...

Cute, indeed! I don't subscribe anymore, I wasn't reading the ones I got as fast as they came. I'm that way with other magazines as well. I think I'll swear off new subscriptions for 2014 and just go back and dig through the old issues. Sometimes I am more likely to scraplift from a paper magazine than an online one.

Sue Althouse said...

Very cute layout! The only magazine I get anymore is Scrapbook & Cards Today. Love that magazine!

Sian said...

It's a lovely layout - I really like that blue background.

At this point I guess I'm supposed to say - take a look at Scrap365 everyone :)

Barbara Eads said...

Nothing to say but "So Cute."