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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Time Is Free But It's Priceless

The new Kaisercraft Time Machine Collection is filled with beautiful papers, clocks, and quotes about time. I chose this Harvey Mackey quote as the INSPIRATION for a recent home decor project.


The 12"X12" acetate clock was the perfect piece to use as a background. I backed it with one paper, then trimmed around the clock and matted both pieces onto another patterned paper.


The four decorative strips are simply the reverse side of the bar code strips from the ends of several of the papers in this collection!


The "shelf" created by those strips holds the matted quote and lots of FUN embellishments. Everything except the paper flowers and Tim Holtz spinners used as clock hands came from the Time Machine Collection.

I removed the glass from a 12x12 frame that I had on hand so that this dimensional piece could be displayed easily.


This piece is currently on display at Scrappin' Goodtime, but will eventually return to me where I can display it as a reminder to enjoy the precious and priceless commodity of time!

How have you been spending your time lately?

10 comments:

Karen said...

Great quote, and beautiful piece!

Beverly said...

Melissa, this is beautiful! I've been doing wood projects lately but today it's chipboard.

alexa said...

Isn't that lovely? You have made a splendid job of this and that quote is spot on - good to have this on one's wall in view to focus one in the moment. You are very creative :).

Sandra said...

Oh this is beautiful

Sian said...

How lovely! Such a perfect thought for a piece you will be able to display somewhere you see it every day. Becasue we do indeed all need that reminder.

scrappyjacky said...

It looks wonderful.

Susanne said...

Oh, what a lovely creation. Time well spent on that!!

Linda said...

That is lovely! I agree time well spent! I'll bet it looks fab in your home. I've been spending a lot of time with my puppy Springer Spaniel, Barney. Gosh, he takes up a lot of my time at the moment! I'll have to do a blog post about him. Popping in as part of my 300 blog comments in 30 days.

Cheri said...

I LOVE everything about this piece - the colors you've chosen, the clock as a theme, and the quote - just WOW!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh this is gorgeous - I love that quote and how you've put together the design.