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, October 16, 2014

Travel Layouts

I knew when I picked up my latest Design Team kit from Scrappin' Goodtime that I would have FUN using the Bo Bunny Souvenir collection! The travel themed papers and embellishments are perfect for travel of all types. I started with a couple of photos from our Tennessee road trip last summer. The Bo Bunny paper flowers worked perfect to create a visual triangle and matched the colors in our shirts from Jamaica . . .

. . . which reminded me of our 10th Anniversary cruise and my goal to complete that scrapbooking project soon. I used Doodlebug paper doilies as the base for the flower embellishments on this layout sharing how we enjoyed having our own table for two at dinner each evening on the cruise.

My kit also contained a sheet of 12x12 denim, one of the AC specialty papers. I wanted to use photos of me wearing my denim jacket on various vacations with this paper, but the colors in the most recent photo clashed with the Bo Bunny Souvenir collection. I decided to print that photo in a black & white/sepia tone and include additional photos in the die cut film strip.

I cut the denim paper down a little because I like the extra texture and dimension it gives when mounted on a sheet of black cardstock.

And, of course, I'm enjoying processing the photos from our recent trip to hike in the Canadian Rockies, so I pulled one of those to use with the AC burlap specialty paper.

Yes, I even pulled out the sewing machine & stitched a border around the layout! I really like the way the edge of the burlap paper adds dimension and texture!

Have you scrapped any travel photos lately?


scrappyjacky said...

That's a lovely selection of pages....I love that first really bright one.

Barbara Eads said...

Great layouts---as usual!

Alison said...

I haven't scrapped ANY pages recently....but I am certainly being inspired by you...watch this space!
Alison xx

Amy Anne Jenkins said...

You're not even here and you are enabling me. . . gonna have to find that denim paper. You know I love that Coca~Cola layout.

Karen said...

These are all great pages, Melissa! I love the embellishments you found to accompany each subject. Those hiking books, the Bo Bunny papers, and the film strip---just perfect!

Sian said...

Why, yes, yes I have. I'm still picking out my favourites from Orlando and making pages.

I love that burlap. And that Coca Cola truck. And that peek at the Bo Bunny which looks good. Great pages.

Sandra said...

Your pages are always such fun. I so love your style