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, 2011

Weekly Routine & Office Supplies Winner

When Ali Edwards announced the most recent dates for her Week in the Life project, I thought I might finally give it a try. She had chosen July 25 through July 31 to document, so I figured that starting on my birthday and documenting that week would be fun. I started out on Monday taking photos and keeping notes about our day, then continued on Tuesday. However, by Wednesday I realized I wasn't really enjoying the photo taking and documenting all that much. Since my scrapbooking philosophy revolves around having fun and enjoying the process, I decided not to continue the project.

Nevertheless, I did have some fairly good "everyday" type photos from those first few days - photos that I hadn't taken before. I also realized that I had not documented my weekly routine, and even though it changes occasionally, I've been doing the same things on the same day of the week for a couple of years now.

I decided to use a few more office supplies on this layout since they are part of our everyday life. I cut a file folder in half to make the yellow background and added white hole reinforcements for a border along the red cardstock. I used index cards for journaling along with an arrow post-it note. I added a cute binder clip and over sized paper clip to hold it all together.

I've had a great time this week using up a few extra office supplies! The winner of the office supplies giveaway is
who said: What a fun idea! I bet I could scrap a page about TTO at the Language Olympiad with some nifty office supplies.

Congratulations Sian! I have your address and will be putting a package in the mail to you this week!


Sandra said...

I do so like your take on this project, it's the little things in our everyday lives which we often forget to capture, that make such fun layouts

MonicaB said...

Your not alone. I started the WIL project too and didn't really finish it. I have completed twice, but this time it was just really hard for me to keep it up. I'm going to look through what I have and see if I can put a week together my own way.

I like the layout you did. Years from now it will be fun to look back on what things are the same and what is different.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I think that whatever you get out or WITL is great. I love the color combo in your layout.

Ginger said...

Great layout Melissa! WITL has certainly been bigger than I imagined. Thank you for sharing the photos of your day :)

Sian said...

Oh, wow! What a lovely surprise! Thank you Melissa, you have made my day :)

I'm loving that colour combination too

Sue Althouse said...

Good for you for abandoning a project that was not meeting your scrapping goals! Love your grid of photos and the use of office supplies to document everyday life makes so much sense!