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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Where Does My Inspiration Come From (11)

This post is the eleventh in a two-week series of daily posts where I'm sharing my recently created layouts along with the inspiration that prompted me to create them. I tend to think that I always start with a photo when I scrapbook, however as I looked back through a recent batch of layouts, I realized that the inspiration to sit down at my craft table and create a layout comes from many different sources.

Title - Happy Birthday Daddy
Layout Inspiration - Scrapbooking Goal
Design Inspiration - OnlineWorkshop

The Stashbusters Anonymous workshop started a couple of weeks ago, and I'm hoping to complete at least one layout based on each of the twelve challenges. The first challenge was to create a layout using a repetition of geometric shapes. I based the design of my layout on Aly Dosdall's example, replacing the hexagons she used with squares.

As I've mentioned previously, one of my goals this year is to scrap this year's photos and stories during the year, so I flipped through my 2014 storage binder and found two photos that I thought would work perfect on this layout. I used scraps from my blue scrap file for all the squares and copied Aly's border idea of adding faux stitching around the edge (with a white pen).

I'll be sharing more layouts inspired by this workshop over the next few weeks. Are any of you taking this class? Have you been inspired by the challenges?

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scrappyjacky said...

Love all the background squares....a great way to use up stash.

Karen said...

Love the balloon used as a indication of the birthday year!

Sian said...

It's lovely to see all those blue scraps so nicely pulled together

Debbie P said...

I love the pp squares! Fab job!

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely colourful page - nice to see you and your Daddy together too. I like the balloon holding his age too.

Becky said...

I have enjoyed reading this series of posts and I really like this layout :)

Amyih said...

I took this class previously and enjoyed it! I made my layout with hexagons because I had a new hexagon punch at the time! (Layout in my galleria at BPC). It was fun! I found it challenging to find a journaling place on this layout (and some others in this class) but that forced me to make the whole layout tell the story - like you did with the balloon. Sometime our embellishment elements have to do double duty!