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, August 3, 2016

Road Trip

It's Day 1 of Shimelle's new class, The 20 Project, and I'm looking forward to using the class INSPIRATION to do a lot of scrapbooking! Today's prompt encouraged us to take a look at our album for the current time period.

While I've scrapped several stories and photos from this year, I realized I had not yet included anything from our vacations to Arizona and California or my trip to New York. These large trips tend to yield lots of photos, which can sometimes be overwhelming. I have processed some of the photos, purging and sharing a few here on my blog, but it's definitely time to start scrapping those memories.

For today's layout, I chose my favorite snap from the spontaneous photo shoot I set up before we headed to Arizona back in March.

I took some INSPIRATION from Shimelle's sample layout but altered it to fit with my large photo. I was bummed when I realized I was out of map themed patterned paper, however a quick thumb through my Cultural Memorabilia Box yielded an old Texas map that works perfectly as a background!

This layout will actually reside in our Places We've Been album because it's more about how we're always up for a road trip than it is about any particular trip.

Of course, we enjoy all types of trips, but there's a big difference between driving and flying.

I've printed several smaller photos from this photo shoot to use as an intro page for the Arizona trip, and I'm hoping to get those on a layout next! What are you scrapping this week?


Karen said...

LOVE this layout; the map is such a perfect background for your FUN photo!

Barbara Eads said...

I love all the little details on this first layout. I really like the bit of doily and filmstrip at the top of the page and repeated throughout the page. The colors are perfect for an Americana type page without looking too patriotic.

Ciska said...

Saw your LO on the class forum, but didn't know how to comment there. I love your LO, such vibrant colours and the map for a background really works well. Looking forward to see more from you in the class!

Sian said...

The map is absolutely perfect. Clever quick thinking!

You are right: there is such a difference between driving and flying. I'd take a road trip every time.

Ruth said...

I love this! I may have to scraplift ...

Missus Wookie said...

I love a road trip, definitely willing to go anytime. It is one of the reasons I need to learn to drive so Wookie doesn't end up doing it all.