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, October 19, 2014

Scraplifting Weekend 8

As I'm nearing the completion of our 10th Anniversary Cruise albums and the end of my Scraplifting Weekend, I'm feeling a sense of accomplishment and relaxation. I've had so much FUN scraplifting some of my favorite bloggers.

Karen is an avid cardmaker who enjoys photography, travels often, and documents her memories using Project Life. Karen's use of stamping, die cuts, and little details lead to an inspiring clean and elegant style. I wanted to include one of the 8x10 professional photos we purchased on the cruise in the Culinary Delights section of our album. The photo has lots of details (a large photo of us, three smaller photos of the cruise ship, a title & subtitle), so I was looking for something simple and found just what I was looking for in this post from Karen during last year's LOAD. I particularly liked the addition of the washi tape strips along the bottom of her Family Photo Op layout.

I matted the photo and the adhered it to a wide band of black cardstock. I added two hearts in the place of Karen's one, then popped on a few enamel dots and this simple layout is complete.

Thanks for the inspiration Karen!

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Sian said...

A flavour of Karen and a touch of Melissa - I like it!

Karen said...

Thanks! I love it, and I'm quite sure it's the first time I've ever been scrap lifted!

Sandra said...

You really have captured your lift beautifully

Tammy said...

This turned out great, Melissa. I have been MIA for awhile so I need to go back through and look at all of your cruise layouts. Scraplifiting is a great way to get these pages done. Love that you are are spreading the work of other bloggers at the same time. Checking out Karen too. :)

Barbara Eads said...

I especially love your paper (or washi) strips at the bottom. The perfect touch!

Susanne said...

I like the clean classic look of the page - perfect for that photo.