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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Spring Break 2015 Scrapped!
San Jacinto Monument - I was having trouble with this layout until I moved the middle photo up and placed the journaling underneath. This format helps emphasize the height of the monument.
I included a little handwritten journaling along with the printed information from a brochure about the monument.
Kemah Boardwalk - There were tons of colorful photos from our time at this waterfront amusement park, so I narrowed them down by choosing ones that best reflected the stories I included.
Frontiers of Flight Museum - We've been to this museum several times, but we were surprised this time to find out there was an outdoor exhibit (as well as the helicopter rides!).
Johnson Space Center - I used a divided pocket page to showcase photos and memorabilia from the space center. There were several new exhibits since Robbie and I first visited back in 2011. The Boeing 747 shuttle aircraft carrier and the shuttle replica Independence were being installed in a new plaza outside the Visitor Center. The plaza wasn't open at that time, but now visitors can tour the plane and the shuttle. (We just might need to make another trip to Houston soon!)
There was one exhibit that Robbie was particularly excited to see - the Galileo shuttlecraft! This is the largest prop from the original Star Trek television series - so FUN to see this piece of iconic sci-fi history. (Of course, Robbie had a trading card that I could use on my layout!)
I also created a pocket page to hold maps from the space center and showcase our group photo.
And, finally, the last page I created. I had saved this Scrapbook Customs Texas themed paper specifically for the title page. I added two random photos of the six of us, a few stickers and a short paragraph of journaling.