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.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The New Big Picture Classes
I started in right away with a scrapbook class - Paige's Pages. This class offers four lessons, each with INSPIRATION and a challenge to use our supplies in a new way. The first lesson was all about using 20 of something on a page, and Paige Evans' layout used one small photo and 20 plus buttons to cover water-colored letters (LOVE) that filled a 12x12 page. At first I wasn't inspired to do a large word on the page, so instead create my title using buttons for this layout about my first year as a coach in the Finding Photo Freedom workshop.
It was FUN using buttons in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes!
A few days later, I was inspired to try Paige's approach with large letters covering most of the page. I printed my journaling for this layout from this blog post.
This time I also followed Paige's example and found small embellishments to add around various parts of each letter - so much FUN!
I'll be sharing more INSPIRATION from the new BPC classes as I continue to enjoy my free trial. Have you set up an account at BPC yet? What do you think of the new format?