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.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Studio Calico Thataway

My January Design Team assignment for Scrappin' Goodtime was to create projects using products from Studio Calico's Thataway line. I received 8 double-sided papers, a package of stickers, and a package of wood pieces. This is a travel themed line: one of the papers is a map of the United States, the stickers are individual states, and the wood veneers have the names of major US cities.

I started by creating two travel layouts, adding in a few items from my stash to go along with the kit papers. This first one documents the day trip we took to Oklahoma the day after we purchased Robbie's new car back in 2011.

The second layout honors two dear friends that I stop to visit on my way down to my sister's house. I try to have a late breakfast with one and a late lunch with the other, which often leaves me arriving later than I thought but full of good memories with these dear ladies.

With some of the remaining papers and wood pieces, I created a travel journal that I bound with my Bind-It-All.
I believe this line was introduced at last summer's CHA show. Have you used any of these products? What did you create with them?


Alison said...

These are great layouts, Melissa...I've not come across these products, but i really like the look of them!
Alison xx

Barbara Eads said...

Love your layouts and your layers. I have not seen this collection either. The travel journal is the perfect way to use up bits like that.

Cheri said...

Great job using up those products! I haven't seen or used any of it. I buy so little in the way of paper products any more - mostly still slogging my way through my "stash" or creating digital.

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely layouts - how fun to get photos with both of your friends together on a page. That album looks great for the next trip you and Robbie take - gives you an excuse too!

I saw the collection last year but didn't buy any. Don't tend to use heavily themed or US stuff very often.

Ellyn said...

nope never used them, just watch you do it, haha! love the little travel journal!

Debbie P said...

I love that collection, although I don't have any of it. You used it perfectly!

Karen said...

Great layouts! I haven't seen any of that line, but I'm quite sure I could put some of it to good use with all the traveling we've done.

Tammy said...

Oh, these are fun Melissa! I love how you used the wood pieces all over the cover of the travel album. Fantastic way to use them! :)