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, October 7, 2011

Christmas 2007

I recently cleaned out/organized the remaining photos in my 2007 storage binder and pulled the photos from Christmas Day for a layout using one of the Double Take week 2 sketches. I also checked my memorabilia folder and pulled out the extra Christmas card front I had saved from the cards we sent out that year. It was such a cute card, I knew I wanted to use it on a layout. (It's in the bottom left corner.)

I cut the Christmas light embellishments out of leftover wrapping paper that I had saved from that year. Robbie and I enjoy picking out a new wrapping paper each year for our gifts to each other, so I typically put a few pieces in my memorabilia file to use on the Christmas Day layout.

Often on Christmas Day, it's just the two of us and I love how this layout reflects the fun (& food) that we share. I'd already scrapped our 2007 Kick Off Christmas Brunch (the get-together with my family), our decorations that year, and the photos of "the haul" (gifts we received), so I've added the extra 2007 Christmas photos to my category drawers for future use on connections layouts. I'll add this layout to our Days We Celebrate album.


humel said...

I saw 'Christmas' in your post title and thought 'Not yet!!' Then I saw 2007 and breathed a sigh of relief :) The layout is lovely, great use of the wrapping paper xx

Cheri said...

You two are just so stinkin' cute!

Alison said...

Love the light bulbs..and that you are still scrapping 2007! :)LOL!
Alison xx

Sue Althouse said...

Love the bright happy colors, great 2-page layout!