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 12, 2016

Shimelle's (i)NSD Challenges

I have to admit that I had not really read through all of Shimelle's posts before completing some of these layouts while visiting my friend LeAnne this week. However, when we went through the (inter)National Scrapbook Day challenges, I was happy to discover that I had something to submit for quite a few of the them.

First, my layout showcasing photos from our ride on the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry works for the challenge to create a page using red and blue.


Next, it was a totally happy coincidence that I had pulled a shaped paperclip to use as an embellishment . . .


on this layout with photos from several years ago.


Luckily LeAnne had some red paint, so I was able to create a background that matched the tablecloth in my photos and that qualifies this layout for the challenge to create a "messy" background.


And finally, since I used a card from the Pebbles Harvest collection as a title block and a Project Life card for my journaling, this next layout fits the challenge to use 3x4 cards on a 12x12 layout.


Did you join in with any of Shimelle's challenges this week? There are still a couple of days to link up!

5 comments:

Patio Postcards said...

Well done you on the challenges. I did some scrapping on NSD but was not part of Shimelle's challenge. I really like your yellow bike paperclip.

Susanne said...

You were scrapping up a storm. I really like the happy bicycle page!!

Karen said...

Great set of pages! I have a collection of shaped paperclips that I never seem to find a place for---yours works perfectly.

Sian said...

I love how you made the background match the tablecloth! Wonderful happy collection of pages

Missus Wookie said...

Isn't it fun when you discover you've met a set of challenge requirements by accident? I like the messy table cloth page - looks so familiar after a family bbq!