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, December 23, 2010
Gift Wrapping Day! We always choose a day the week of Christmas to wrap our gifts from each other. We gather all our gifts and supplies in different rooms (but close enough that we can still talk to each other), have Christmas carols playing in the background, wrap all the gifts and fill the stockings. We both really enjoy it and will say things like "oh, this is such a great gift, you're going to love it" and "I can hardly wait for you to open this one." I also filled stockings for family members who will be spending Christmas Day with us, and we received two packages from Robbie's friend Jeff in the mail. Robbie got new collectible figures and a DVD, and I got a whole batch of new stickers and 12x12 patterned and die cut papers! We watched two Christmas episodes of Bewitched today.
I worked on my December daily album and completed the first four days. I worked more on it today (Thursday) and completed through the 12th, which is all the photos I have printed. My plan is to print the remaining photo collages the first week of January and have the album complete by January 15. Here are a few of the completed pages.
Hope y'all are having a great Christmas week!