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, December 26, 2011

The First Day of Christmas - Family Photo

I have been participating  in BPC's 12 Days of Christmas workshop, which began 12 days before Christmas and is continuing 12 days after Christmas. We received a photo prompt and a list of supplies to gather from a different BPC teacher each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day. Now we are receiving videos and instructions for completing a layout each day with those 12 photos and supplies. I'm hoping to post my layout each day.

The prompts were designed to help us capture photos of Christmas 2011, however I am using a variety of photos. Some of my photos are ones taken this year while others are photos from previous Christmases that I had in my storage binders waiting to be scrapped.

1st Day of Christmas
Photo Prompt - Holiday Family Photo
Teacher - Darci Dowdle
My Layout - 2010 Family Get-Together

I followed Darci's instructions pretty closely for this layout. Some of you may recognize this photo from our 2010 family get-together. I've used it in a couple of other projects, but I had printed a 5x7 to scrap with my layout documenting this event. (I actually added a second page to this layout with a collage of nine additional photos from that day.)

I hope your Christmas was filled with wonderful moments that will become favorite memories and provide inspiration for fantastic layouts in the days and months to come.


Sandra said...

Wishing you and your family a very merry christmas

Ginger said...

Your layout looks great and the class sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas Melissa, to you and Robbie :)

Alison said...

Glad you're enjoying the class Melissa...love your LO..enjoy the rest of the Holidays!
Alison xx