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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scrapbook Outside The Pocket - Layering

Week three of the Scrapbook Outside the Pocket workshop at BPC is all about layering. I decided to try the technique of using 3x4 cards to create a background, then layering bits & pieces on each of those cards.

As I'm preparing for my 4th unofficial BPC crop in Corsicana, I decided it was time to scrap some of the FUNny stories from previous crops. I chose a photo from the first crop back in May of 2012, picked seven 3x4 cards to use for the background and one 4x6 card as a photo mat. I actually moved things around quite a bit before I finished. I'm not sure I totally nailed this one, but at least the story is recorded.


Journaling reads: Friday evening one of Susie's Design Team members (Stephanie) asked if we'd like some fajitas for supper. She knew someone who was having a fundraiser and offered to pick some up for us. The fajitas were individually wrapped in foil, but they also wanted to send us some of the onions and peppers so we could add them ourselves. They didn't have any Ziploc bags, so they simply used one of the food handling gloves. When I picked up the glove, the extra butter/oil ran down into the dangling fingers and we named it the onion glove!

I'm really enjoying the materials in the Scrapbook Outside the Pocket workshop - there have been three techniques introduced each week with a sample layout, plus two bonus layouts from other scrappers. So far I've been able to try one technique each week, but maybe at the upcoming crop I'll have a chance to try some of the others.

Are you taking this class? Which techniques have you tried so far?

11 comments:

Cheri said...

I took this class strictly for the ideas with no commitment to actually creating layouts during the class time. You've already seen the one that I did!

Debbie P said...

Sounds like a great class. Love your layout and card!

Karen said...

Since I moved almost entirely to Project Life, I haven't enrolled in any scrapbook classes. If Cathy Z were to offer her last class again, I'd sign up though! Your layout looks great!

Barbara Eads said...

Great layout, Melissa! I love the color combination and your use of the PL cards as a background. Perfect!

Beverly said...

You're an inspiration when it comes to learning. I can't remember the last new scrapbooking technique I tried.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the tiled and layered look you've created as a background and the story made me smile. I didn't sign up for this - I purged all of my spare PL cards before Christmas and haven't bought that many to have 'extra'.

alexa said...

Always good to have a recommendation for a class, and I will bear it in mind in case it runs again. Your page is lovely - the cards actually,hold quite a bit of journalling, don't they? It made me smile!

Becky said...

I love your page and the story that goes with it is great!

LeAnne said...

I didn't take this class since I signed up for Hello Story this year. Have loved the ideas you have shared.

Tammy said...

Cool layout! Your crops sound like a ton of fun. :) I did not take this class but I just signed up for the stashbusters one. I'm ready for some new ideas!

Jimjams said...

Great background - and what a fun story!