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, October 28, 2014

Final Cruise Layouts With Stamping

In the weeks leading up to my completion of our 10th Anniversary Cruise albums, I used inspiration from a couple of online classes as I scrapped the final stories and photos from that trip. This first layout was inspired by a challenge in the Art-Science workshop to start with a story and add a pocket to the page. I created my pocket using a sheet of stationary from our stateroom.

I took inspiration from May Flaum's Stamping for Scrapbookers class for these next layouts. On this first one, I stamped an image on the journaling card.

I used stamps for the title and the white border strip on this next layout.

I stamped directly on a few of the photos in this next layout, and added several stamps as accents scattered around the page.

And finally, I used some large flourish stamps on this two page layout.

Have you stamped on your layouts lately recently?


Sandra said...

You've really taken a great deal of inspiration from your online classes

scrappyjacky said...

I've really enjoyed seeing your cruise pages,Melissa....I just love cruising.

Karen said...

Love the idea of using stationary from the cruise to make a pocket!

Barbara Eads said...

You should have a whole cruise album by now! Great pages---as usual!

Sian said...

I did a little stamping this morning (but really I should do more because you are right: it can add a lot)

I'm such a fan of pockets on pages. Don't they work especially well on holiday pages like this when there are always lots of extras in include

Becky said...

I do occasional stamping on my layouts - when I remember I have them! Love the pocket made from the stationery :)

Missus Wookie said...

Well done on getting all the pages done. I like stamping on my layouts - as well as on my cards. Pocket pages for holiday and travel are always a good idea.