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, October 17, 2011

The Pretty Paper Party Starts Today

The ever creative Shimelle has a new class starting today - a four week party celebrating pretty paper! Our first challenge for the Pretty Paper Party is to take a photo of our paper. So, to get the party going, here's a look at my paper stash.

By some standards, mine is a small stash and by others it would be considered a rather large supply of paper. I have most of my 12x12 cardstock & patterned papers sorted by color & placed in drawers on the shelves right beside my craft table. I have two accordian files - one holds new specialty papers and the other holds themed papers. I keep my 8 1/2 x 11 papers in a file drawer sorted by color & my scraps are sorted by color in a bin right under my craft table. This system works well for me, and I am looking forward to using some of these pretty papers over the next four weeks as I receive Shimelle's daily prompts and inspiration.

It's not too late to join the party - anyone else want to celebrate Pretty Paper? (Click here for details on the class.)


scrappyjacky said...

I keep my scraps as well....but only sort into plain and patterned.

Sian said...

I haven't signed up for this one - just not enough hours in the day at the minute. But I'm going to be looking out for these photos. They are fun!

Sue Althouse said...

Nice collection and so well organized! I think this is going to be a fun class, glad to see you there, too!

Lynn said...

Wondering how you decide where your patterned papers go - with cardstock or the specialty patterned paper? What are you storing your scraps in - is it plastic bags?

Kate said...

Lots of papers to get through there then!!!

** Kate **

humel said...

I keep all my scraps too - but my space doesn't look as organised as yours!!