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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Scrapping About Daddy & Dad

This month my Scrappin' Goodtime Design Team assignment was to create projects using Kaisercraft's Garage Days Collection. This is a fantastic masculine collection of papers, stickers, and embellishments filled with tires, cars, bicycles, grease, and accolades for dad! Check out my post on the Scrappin' Goodtime blog to see all the goodies that came in my kit.

So far, I've created three layouts with this kit. This first one showcases a favorite photo of my Daddy with the three of us girls all on his bicycle - I think I'm about three-years-old in this photo.

Next I used a 12x12 die cut paper to create a layout with a couple of photos of Robbie's Dad.

This last layout is a connections layout, one that combines photos from different times and incorporates a story over time. I put two silhouette photos of my Daddy together a while back with the idea that I would scrap them together and tell how Daddy's always willing to BBQ, even when we "volunteer" him. When I saw this embellishment in the Garage Days Collection, I knew it was time to complete this layout.

All the papers are from the kit, however I also added a journal card and two photo mats from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard Albums Made Easy kit.

And just because Jacky's been using her chevron punch lately, I was inspired to pull mine out and use it along with a strip of washi tape on this layout!

I've got one more layout idea and quite a few cards I want to create with this kit, so watch for those soon! Have you scrapped about your daddy lately?

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

I love how well these papers work on masculine pages....and that photo of you all on the bike is wonderful.

alexa said...

I really like that weathered board and chalkboard effect - just super with your photos.

Jane said...

great masculine layouts, I so want that punch!

Barbara Eads said...

My most favorite layouts are the ones that make a connection over time. I love the "now and then" aspect. It's fun to compare not only what is going on in the photos, but the hair, clothing, furniture, decor, etc. Plus it's a great way to incorporate more than one photo.

Ellyn said...

love that chevron border! very cool

Debbie P said...

Wow, these are all absolutely fabulous! Love that bicycle paper especially! Awesome job Melissa!

Tammy said...

These are fabulous layouts, Melissa! Looks like a fun collection. Love that chevron punched piece. :)

Karen said...

I absolutely love that first photograph of you, your sisters, and your dad. What a wonderful layout!

Missus Wookie said...

Thanks for the reminder to scrap about my Dad. Love that first photo of y'all together and the grilling block and silhouetted shots go so nicely with the weathered wood textures and black chalk board.