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, March 8, 2015
February Top Five #1 - Scrapbook Expo Buttons
One of the FUN activities at Scrapbook Expo is collecting buttons to wear or pin on a scrapbooking tote. For example, by taking a class at the Expo, you receive a button that reads "I Learned." For attending one of the crops, you receive one that reads "I Cropped." If you collect at least four buttons, you can then get the special medallion that reads "I Conquered Scrapbook Expo."
Over the course of the two days I was at the Expo, I collected five buttons and the medallion, along with a nice lanyard.
Some of you may recognize the "Be Inspired" button as I added it to the front of my INSPIRATION notebook. I hung the lanyard in my craft room, then added the remaining buttons and medallion to a layout.
I cut out the section about collecting the buttons from the show guide and used it as the journaling on my page along with a photo of me with all those buttons pinned on my jacket.
I really like how the final layout looks and am excited to have these FUN pieces of memorabilia preserved in our 2015 scrapbook!
Would you have used those buttons on a layout? Or displayed them in another way?