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.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Template Tuesday Challenge

The last couple of weeks have been busy around here with no time for scrapping. As I was processing my digital photos a few days ago, I decided to create a quick digital layout with a template provided by Cheryl as part of her new Template Tuesday challenge. Cheryl provided a free template and a sample layout as inspiration. Here's my layout with a few photos from the recent ladies' retreat at our church.

(Background paper from Brenda Wilson, other papers from Jessica Sprague.)

I'm hoping to work on some handmade Christmas gifts this week and maybe even squeeze in a layout or two. What are you working on this week?

12 comments:

Cheryl M said...

Oh, the template worked perfectly for your photos Melissa!! Thanks so much for posting your layout on my blog AND here.
Mmmm, what kinds of handmade Christmas gifts are you making this week. I'm wanting to do more of that this year myself.

Rebekah said...

What a wonderful template. Love your page, beautiful orangey background.

Beverly said...

The layout looks great! This week I HAVE to make LOTS of Christmas cards and possible gifts.

Ginger said...

That's a great template. My weeks seem to be getting busier and busier with parties and planning for the holidays! I'm really hoping to get more Christmas cards made, but I have to start baking cookies for my cookie exchange I will be hosting in December :)

alexa said...

Tbis has worked really well for a series of photos - looks like it was a happy event. :) This week? Preparing for my December Book of days.

Rachel B said...

That template is lovely - I really like what you have done with it :)

Sian said...

You are a very versatile scrapbooker Melissa :) I love the way you switched methods so that you could still squeeze out a page!

This week I'm working on prepping my December album and on more magazine articles :)

Alison said...

Great LO Melissa.....I'm working on DD's NYC album, and starting to stress about it a bit actually..and worse, have just run out of ink for the printer!!!!Grrr
Alison xx

Sue Althouse said...

It is getting busy! I've set my scrapping aside for a while to make some Christmas cards.

Tammy said...

Love this layout! Lot's of white space, lots of photos but it's not busy. Cool template! I am praying a bit for some creative energy. Crunching numbers all day combined with a rough commute has really zapped my creativity. I'm soooo looking forward to the long Thanksgiving weekend - I need a break! :)

humel said...

I'm working on catching up with my blog friends :) How lovely to read all your recent posts - please forgive me for not commenting on them all, but I have enjoyed reading them! xx

Karen said...

That's a great template and a lovely layout. I've been busy working on Christmas cards, invitations to a holiday open house, and tags for the gifts I'll leave on the west coast next week. I'm hoping to find some time to better organize (and purge) my computer files while I'm away over Thanksgiving so when I return I can get busy scrapping and enjoying the December holidays.