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, May 11, 2015
Blog Every Day In May - Me On Monday
As I find layouts I want to scraplift, I'm copying and pasting them into a Word document, resizing them so that eight or ten fit on a page, then printing and cutting them out. When I'm ready to scrap, I grab several of these pieces of INSPIRATION and begin matching them up with photos. (Here's a look at that process in progress using INSPIRATION printed from the new BPC Paige's Pages class.)
As I print these little pieces of INSPIRATION, I'm slipping them into a page protector in my INSPIRATION notebook. Recently I pulled out a couple of these printouts from the old BPC Simply Playful Accents class and used them to put together page kits to work on during my visit to scrap with LeAnne.
When I pulled out my supplies for this first layout, I realized that the background paper was too dark. Luckily, LeAnne had some gesso handy, and it worked perfect to create a messy mat around my photo block.
Journaling reads: Robbie did not want to work on his closet . . . until I assured him that he didn't have to get rid of anything - no decluttering, just organizing! (Although we did recycle some old magazines and extra boxes.)
For the next layout, I wanted to include a couple of rows of tone-on-tone punched embellishments. I asked LeAnne if she had a bird punch . . . and she said yes. (Really!) I was impressed, but I have to admit that I laughed at how small the bird was and spent the next hour using tweezers and a glue pen to get them adhered to my layout.
Journaling reads: Every year when the birds are migrating, they congregate at the intersection of 75 and McDermott - on the west side only! Of course, last summer during the scavenger hunt, I couldn't find a bird on a wire anywhere near that intersection!
What are you saying hello to this Monday? Anyone else joining me in finishing up the review of old BPC non-transferring classes?
Today I'm linking up with Cate and her challenge to blog every day in May. Click here to join in!