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.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Love - Authentique's Durable Collection

As I was wandering around the Scrapbook Expo show floor with Susie (owner of Scrappin' Goodtime) last month, we stopped at the Authentique booth and checked out the new papers. I mentioned that I especially liked the Durable collection and was given a paper pad and journaling cards to create layouts for the store! I created two masculine layouts - one showcases photos from the 1950s, the other photos from 2013. (See these completed layouts on the Scrappin' Goodtime blog HERE.)

While this paper line has a decidedly masculine feel, I was also able to use the grays to create a "softer" feeling layout showcasing a photo of my parents when they were dating or just newly married.

I added a large doily as the base for my photo block, then cut the "love" title on my Cricut. The hearts were created using the Sizzix Hearts With Layering Die. (I had this piece leftover from my Valentine's Card class and thought it worked perfect on this layout!)

Have you used any Authentique papers lately? Do you have a favorite collection?


Sandy Trefger said...

I have not used Authentique lates though I have some older papers in my stash. I absolutely love the layout with the hearts!!

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Karen said...

I love the gray and red combination! Great layout.

Sandra said...

Oh I adore this colour combo ... What a fabulous layout

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love that grey and red combo and the photograph is fantastic.

Susanne said...

I don't think the gray paper is necessarily masculine, but vintage. And the patterns and symmetry of the page lean a little toward Art Deco, if you ask me. It is a wonderful page of wonderful people!