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, May 26, 2016

Scrapbooking Shares

The photos I had to tell the story of Mother's Day last year were not all that great. One was a little blurry and the other was cropped too close, however the memories and stories are what's most important. So, I created a simple layout with pops of color and handwritten journaling.


I had saved my twin nieces' lists of things to do during their summer visit in 2011 along with butterflies each of one of them colored during that visit, so I created another simple layout as I continue working to add the final stories and photos to our 2011 chronological albums.


I probably would not have chosen these particular papers for the next layout if I'd been scrapbooking at home. However, I'd taken my 2011 Storage Binder and some miscellaneous papers with me when I went to visit and crop with  my friend LeAnne earlier this month. It always turns out FUN when I have limited supplies and still come up with a layout I really like! (It also helped that LeAnne had some flowers and brads in her stash that worked great as extra embellishments!)


One of the packs of miscellaneous supplies I grabbed for my trip held a Quick Quotes page kit. I decided to follow the directions and put it together even though I wasn't sure how I would use it yet.


When I returned home, I flipped through a storage binder to find photos and ended up making a few changes to add more color to showcase additional photos from 2011.


So happy to have these layouts in my albums! Happy Scrappin' Y'all!

3 comments:

Sian said...

I'm sure that paging through one of your albums in real life is a real tonic. Your layouts are always sure to lift the spirits and have us thinking about the last time we had some fun!

Sandra said...

So often we worry about the photo not being quite right, but it's exactly as you say ... It's all about the happy memories x

Karen said...

One of my favorite layouts has totally blurry photos, but a great story. You've got another great collection of layouts here!