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, April 20, 2014

Where Does My Inspiration Come From? (8)


This post is the eighth 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 - Easter 2013
Layout Inspiration - Photos
Design Inspiration - Sketch

The photos from Easter Sunday last year were the initial inspiration for this layout. I pulled some coordinating papers and embellishments to go with them and created a kit to take to my crop earlier this month. At the crop, one of the other ladies was giving away her copies of PageMaps and PageMaps 2! I really like using sketches, so I nabbed those from the giveaway table the first day. I found a sketch in one of them that I used as the starting point for this 2-page layout. Another lady had gifted each of us with a small Ziploc bag filled with punched butterflies in a variety of colors - some of which you can see scattered across this page.

In the online classes I take and on scrapbooking message boards and blogs, there's often a discussion about scrapping events & holidays- some people say they never scrap events or holidays while others scrap every event and holiday? Personally I like to create a layout for most events and holidays as a record of our year. I think it would be wonderful if I had a two-page spread like this featuring photos from each of the holidays we celebrated when I was growing up.

How about you? Do you like to scrap events and holidays?


Barbara Eads said...

I do more "moment" scrapbooking rather than holiday or event. But since holidays and events is the time we'er all together, that's when the "moments" tend to occur. So, inadvertently I get both! I like how you get a lot of photos on the page. I like to put many photos on the page too. Thanks for this fun little series.

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely Spring feel to your layout. I do quite a lot of holiday and event scrapping.....I love looking back at holiday albums.
Happy Easter to you.

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely grid design - hope you enjoy the page maps.

I used to do every holiday but find that I am happy with one or two photos in the project life album and bits on the blog.

Debbie P said...

Fabulous 2 pager! Love, love, love! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Karen said...

You chose the perfect papers for an Easter layout. I almost always scrap holiday gatherings.