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.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January Cards

This year I am planning to make all my greeting cards. My plan is to make all the cards I need for the following month before the first of that month. However, I was a little late getting my January cards created due to all the fun holiday activities in December. Luckily I only needed two birthday cards for January.

For one of the cards, I used a picture from my old Mary Engelbreit calendar, and I used the January 2011 Craft It Forward project instructions from Scrapbooks etc. to create the second card. I substituted a cupcake sticker for the star. It's actually a flat sticker, so I first mounted it on cardstock, cut it out and used a pop dot to add a little dimension to the card.

And in the spirit of the Craft It Forward project, I created these four Valentine's Cards to send to Card Cupids.



I have five cards to make for February, not counting Valentine's Day, so I'm hoping to get started on those very soon.

10 comments:

Cheri said...

really cute Melissa!

Ellyn said...

so cute! I'm a huge Mary Engelbreit fan especially. Love the new look of your blog too. so classy!

Rachel B said...

Brilliant cards Melissa, I think I need some of you organisational skills!

btw.. I like you blog make-over :)

Stephanie Joanna said...

what a great goal to have, I'm sure your handmade personalized greeting cards will be much appreciated by the lucky recipients! I love the Valentine's Day ones!!

Alana in Canada said...

You are certainly on the ball! Good for you. Cute cards, too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sian said...

What a beautiful new header Melissa!

Your organisational skills are amazing :)

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

That's a great idea to stay ahead on your card making. I need to make some Valentine's for Card Cupids, too!

Jade said...

Love your cards! Thanks for supporting Card Cupids!

*A* said...

Those are adorable! Thank you for taking the time to make cards for Card Cupids!

Steph said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining the Card Cupids challenge!