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.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

April Top Five #2 - Little Green Arrows

As part of my year of INSPIRATION, each month I am challenging myself to scrap my Top Five (photos or stories or events) from the previous month. I'm currently a little behind and working on layouts from April.

I found a new sketch challenge site recently and was inspired to use this month's layout sketch as INSPIRATION for my page showcasing photos from my visit to LeAnne's back in April. I just had to record the story of those stubborn rub-ons LeAnne used on one of her layouts!


The sketch from Scrapping Everyday Miracles caught my eye because of the strip of arrow embellishments along the top right of the layout. It also included space for four photos, and, with a few adjustments to the photo sizes, this came together very quickly.


I had additional photos from my visit that I wanted to use, so I created a companion layout using the same background paper.


I freehand cut the banner pieces and used my sewing machine to stitch them together.


Slowly but steadily I'm making progress on my Monthly Top Five! How about you?

13 comments:

Sian said...

I think what these lovely pages show is just how valuable it is, taking time to plan layouts with lots of photos. I get so stuck in my go-to one photo thing and yet when I look at this I can see how each picture adds to the whole.

Paula Jennings said...

Absolutely wonderful pages! Love the bright colors you used and I am so happy that our sketch inspired you. Hope that you will continue to play with us every month. Thanks for sharing your creations at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Sandra said...

There is something really special about seeing multiply photos on a layout,I'm love it x

Karen said...

I love the block of photos in the first layout. And your hand-cut banner on the second layout is wonderful. These really make a great 2-page spread.

scrappyjacky said...

Absolutely love the colours and design here.

Cheri said...

I love the stitched banner! And I'm making zero progress on my monthly five. :(

DebR said...

This is wonderful! Love the pictures and all the embellishments.
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Barbara Eads said...

I love the color scheme for these pages. The row of orange buttons and the yellow, green and brown banner are the best!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely pages.

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is such a gorgeous page!! Love your take on the sketch and all the beautiful details! Thanks souch for sharing with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!!
DT Karla

Cara G said...

I just love your take on our SEM sketch this month Melissa! Love how the arrows go along with your title...and the fun photos. Great job...thanks for linking up with our challenge! Hope you will join us again in September!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Congrats on your win for August at the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog!!

The Craft Princess said...

Melissa...I hadn't even checked to see who the TOP3 were until after you left me the message...lol...thank you for letting me know and CONGRATULATIONS to you...you were a double winner!!! Awesome layout...I'm going to check out more on your blog :) Hugs...Janie