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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

December 2

Mama & Daddy came out and rode with us up to Denison to see the Annual Grayson County Holiday Lights at Loy Lake Park, then back home for dinner (roast that I had cooking in the crock pot all day) and a couple of games of dominoes. The lights were great and the visit was filled with laughter. We got all our Christmas cards ready to mail, just need to stamp the envelopes and write a letter to go with one.

I've noticed in the blogs I've been reading that Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas topic for December 2 was the weather, so I thought I'd share a snapshot of our weather here - sunshine, 60 degrees Fahrenheit, slight breeze = beautiful!

CREATIVE TIME
Created a layout based on Creative Scrappers Sketch #132 by Trina McClune. I really like this sketch because it can be used for up to 8 or 9 photos. I chose to use 7 on this layout.

 

I decided to take the December Challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous to use lots of rub-ons but no patterned paper on this layout. I pulled out these packages of older rub-ons to begin.


The title letters on this layout are stickers, but all the other words and pictures are rub-ons. I used the rub-ons to create a patterned paper look for the two extra squares. (I don't like the way the word "laughter" is so close to the title, but I didn't really notice it until everything was adhered. It still preserves our memory, which is the main thing, right?)




Today's Christmas Decoration Feature - Bunny Outfits
I have four bunnies that my Mama made quite a few years ago. I use these bunnies for home decor items when there are no kids visiting, otherwise they are fun stuffed toys! Throughout the year, they each have an outift to match where they sit in the house - sunflowers for the front room, Dallas Cowboys for the blue & pink guest room, green for the exercise/TV room. However, this  month they are wearing their Christmas outfits, all of which Mama also made.

I love all the Christmas material Mama used for these outfits.

(BTW - I'll be back later today with my Weekly Healthy Living Post. I'm off now to get in my exercise for the day.)

13 comments:

Sian said...

That sounds like a perfect Christmas outing - especially with the roast to come home to. Your bunnies are very cute :)

Cheri said...

It was 26 degrees this morning when I went to PT - 36 by the time I came home. I would love to have 61!

Karen Williams said...

Jealous. Minus seven degrees and snow. brrr. Love your take on the Scrapbookers Anonymous challenge. Love the rub ons on the photo and the way you used them to make a patterned paper between our photos. Thanks for playing along with us

Rachel B said...

The bunnies are so cute, I love that they have different matching outfits :)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love how you combined the sketch with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous. The light show looks amazing and it sounds like you are really in the Christmas spirit. Boy, I wish it was still 60 up here in Michigan!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun layout!

Lynnda Hosni said...

What an amzing mix!!!...the sketch and the challenge....Great take.... nicely done with the rubon too.... Thank you so much for playing along with US over at scrapbookers Anonymous...lovely xoxo

Theresa said...

fantastic layout. I really love how you made pp with the rub-ons. Thanks for digging in your stash and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

Lea said...

What a fun layout, and such a great sketch! Thanks for digging into you stash and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Debbie P said...

Great layout. I've been thinking I need to try my hand at this month's challenge. No pp scares me. Lovely photos and your home is gorgeous!

Deb Hickman said...

Sounds like a fab Christmas outing. Such a fun LO,thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

Lisa Echerd said...

Nice job capturing holiday memories. And those bunnies are so cute!

Sue Lelli said...

Your page with the rub ons turned out so cute! It's nice to be challenged to use something we've "collected" and is just in our stash! Great pics!