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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Snap 4 - Starting Points

After completing several layouts at my friend Amy's crop earlier this month, I decided to use some of the miscellaneous supplies I had with me to create starting points. Do you remember Shimelle's starting points? The idea is to create the background (or starting point) of a layout before choosing the story or photos for the completed layout. I used the first three ideas (here, here and here) that came up when I searched Shimelle's blog for starting points.


Here's a closer look at each one.




I'm hoping to find time this week to turn these starting points into completed layouts!

Joining in today with Helena's meme - Snap - a visually linked set of between 2 and 4 images.  The set can be based on colour or shape or subject.

14 comments:

Ellyn said...

or quilts. you could turn them into quilts!

helena said...

I love the idea of starting points and these are lovely lively starts

Sian said...

Ha! They do look like quilts! But they'll make very nice pages

marshaleith said...

I really like the red pieces! And they would all make lovely mini-quilts!

Cheri said...

Love the yellow one. Your post reminds me that I have an album of pre-made pages from my scrapbooking biz days that I need to review again. I really want to start using them up!

Missus Wookie said...

Looking forward to seeing what you create with these - they look lovely and bright.

Sandra said...

That's a blast from the past, I used to like those ideas

Patio Postcards said...

Brilliant. I like the colours in the first layout. I have a post just waiting to be shared about creating layouts before.

Karen said...

I like the looks of these a lot! I was never very good at using premade pages, but I know your's will be great!

Susanne said...

These are pretty. I do remember Shimelle's starting points and just a couple of months ago, I used up some scraps and made two bases for layouts. Alas, I still have not gone back to either one to complete them. Thanks for the nudge to pull those back out.

Becky said...

I used to love Shimelle's starting points. Can't wait to see how your pages turn out. I may do some of these next time I scrap!

Jane said...

I used to enjoy Shimelle's starting points, such a good idea.

Barbara Eads said...

I really like your starting points---especially the bright, cheery colors!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love premade layouts!
I'm going to a play day on Tuesday. Maybe I'll make some.
Rinda