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 16, 2015

Two Page Layouts

As I'm working my way through my 2011 photos, I'm enjoying creating two page layouts for those stories and events that require more than one page. For my Read Across America layout, I knew I wanted to include the Certificate of Appreciation I received, so I included it on one page and my photos, visitor name tag and journaling on the other.


My Holiday Festivities, Friends & Fun layout showcases photos and memorabilia from throughout the month of December and was inspired by a layout in the old BPC 2011 Creative Crop workshop. I really like how the strong border across the bottom pulls all these miscellaneous photos together.


This Play, Play, Play layout was also inspired by a sample layout in the old BPC 2011 Creative Crop workshop and records the variety of FUN we had when our great-nephew was here for a week long visit.


This final layout for today holds lots of photos and several blocks of journaling about a ladies' event at our church. Several of my good friends came from out of town to help me out as guest speakers for this event on women mentoring women, and I needed quite a bit of room for journaling along with the photos and event information block I'd cut from the church bulletin.


As you can see, I'm making progress on our 2011 chronological albums. I'll definitely be working on more two page layouts as I continue. Do you create two page layouts? Or do you prefer to capture each story on one single page?

10 comments:

Sian said...

Yes! That border in the Holiday page is fantastic. Just exactly the right touch.

I made a double pager for May's class and it has me rethinking how I feel about making them. I can see more in my future

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your layouts! When I did a lot of 12x12 layouts I always liked double page layouts though now and then I would have to do a single page. Hope you have a great week, Melissa!


~Sandy
Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

Cheri said...

Especially in digital, I prefer to create one page layouts... but sometimes a story not only calls for, but actually REQUIRES two or more pages. So I do them when needed.

Ruth said...

I'm a big fan of the double page spread ... and the Christmas one is fabulous!

Susanne said...

Oh well done!! I rarely do 2 pages, excepting often at Christmas. I did do 2 over the weekend though thanks to some great sketches.

Karen said...

I always loved two page layouts, and yours are wonderful. That border is very effective!

alexa said...

That 'holiday and fun'really leapt out for me - you do these two-pagers so well. When I first started scrapbooking, it was all double-page LOs, not now? Not so much.

Barbara Eads said...

I always make double page spreads. Mostly because I either have a lot of pictures or a lengthy story to tell and need the space. Well done!

Becky said...

Great layouts! I do double page spreads occasionally - probably about one double page per album, but it really depends on what story I need to tell!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love two page layouts and especially the lone as it goes across both pages.
Rinda