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.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where Does My Inspiration Come From? (5)

This post is the fifth 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 - Melissa's Chocolate Stash Container
Layout Inspiration - Blog Post
Design Inspiration - Photos

After cleaning and decluttering our laundry room, I shared the story of the container that holds our cookie cutter collection here on my blog. After writing that post, I was inspired to create a layout to document the story in our albums.

I mounted my two photos together on a piece of white cardstock, then let the colors (blues and reds) in the photos determine my choice of papers and embellishments. Since the top of the container included hearts, I added strips of a heart ribbon and a punched heart as embellishments.

Do you ever use your blog posts as inspiration for creating layouts?


Missus Wookie said...

Cute page and I remember that story :)

I often blog knowing I'll use the text and photos on a page but figure this way it is recorded. Some of the memes I've taken part in have helped me consider stories I wouldn't have captured which is good too.

Sian said...

Yes! I find writing a story for my blog easier to do first, before I plan a page. Of course, actually making the page later can be harder to get down to - I think you are better at that than I am. Sometimes I end up just printing out my post and slipping it into my album like that

Karen said...

I'm hoping to use all the blog posts I wrote about our trip to Istanbul last year in a photo book. It's high on the list of priorities, but seems to get pushed out of the way for other projects! Love the selection of patterned papers you used. I still have a piece of that "LOVE" paper in my Valentine's folder.

Debbie P said...

I really should do this more often. Loved the layout!