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.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Scrapbook Goals & LOM COM Challenge Layout
This week's challenge in the Library of Memories Community was to "find photographic evidence (in your storage binders or category drawers) of people, places and things that were NEW to you in 2010 and commemorate these on your "first" page of the NEW year." I decided to create a layout about all the new changes in my scrapbooking. I used the Creative Scrappers Sketch #137 as inspiration for the layout. So, here's my first layout for 2011.
*complete the weekly Library of Memories Community challenge
*participate in a sketch challenge at least twice a month
*no scrapbooking purchases with the exception of photos & adhesives for 6 months (I have plenty of scrapping stash to work with, not to mention I received a huge pile of new supplies for Christmas!)
*no new online classes for 6 months, unless they are free (I am currently enrolled in the Library of Memories Community workshop and the Wellness Journey workshop at BPC, and I'm enjoying the three month's of Masterful Scrapbook Design that I won a couple of months ago. I also want to go back through many of the classes I took this past year and complete the assignments I did not finish during the class.)
*complete and/or update my unfinished mini-album projects, specifically Games We Play, Permission to Live a Creative Life, Do-It-Yourself, and December Daily
For January specifically, I want to:
*process all December photos using my digital workflow plan
*complete my December Daily mini-album
*complete the 2010 page in my Through the Years album
*complete a digital December monthly overview layout
I am looking forward to creating lots of fun layouts this year as well as documenting the stories of our lives. Anyone else setting scrapbooking goals for the year?