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, June 14, 2015
March Top Five #2
I actually created the album itself during our trip in March. Before the trip, I put together supplies for each of us to create a 4x6 tag mini-album. We each had papers and paint chips (which we picked up at a home improvement store on the way to the cottage we rented) as the base for our albums. I brought tools and supplies so we could create all the pages and covers of our albums. We also added in a few pieces of memorabilia the last evening of our trip. We were having so much FUN crafting that I forgot to snap a photo until the albums were all put together.
We included a pocket inside our albums. I added a grid card with journaling about our activities each day. As you can see in the photo below, some of my pages are horizontal while others are vertical.
On this page showcasing the flowers Robbie had delivered to the cabin, I included the florist's card, pieces of the ribbon that was around the pitcher/vase as well as parts of the purple envelope with the florist name.
I enjoyed combining photos, memorabilia, and embellishments throughout the album, like on this page with photos, my ticket to the zoo, and a penguin sticker
I printed my photos in a variety of small sizes (3x4, 2x3, etc) so I could include several on a page.
I also brought some games along, which we played in the evenings at the cottage. We all adhered our score cards in our albums, and I used the extra space to journal as well.
I really like the way this turned out and think it's the perfect way to preserve the memories from a short road trip with friends. Do you use mini-albums to document short trips?