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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Eleventh Day of Christmas - Stockings/Chimenea

BPC 12 Days of Christmas workshop
11th Day of Christmas
Photo Prompt - stockings displayed in your home
Teacher - Georgana Hall
My Layout - Chimenea

The photo prompt for the 11th Day of Christmas was to take a photo of stockings displayed in your home and Georgana Hall's sample layout showcased those photos. However, since I'd already scrapped about our stockings (& the story of my big stocking), I simply scraplifted the layout design and chose a different topic.

I used photos from Christmas 2007 when Robbie surprised me with the gift of a chimenea. I added a photo from last winter and a journaling block to tell my story.

Journaling reads: I've always wanted a chimenea, & Robbie surprised me with one for Christmas 2007. However, being from the south, I never bring in outside furniture in the wintertime. After three really heavy snows  and freezing days in the winter of 2010-2011, the chimenea cracked & was irreparable. :>( Live & Learn!


Sian said...

Oh, that's a shame! It certainly does make a striking photo, though, sitting there covered in snow!

Beverly said...

ohhhh, Melissa, I feel your pain! The gorgeous birdbath the Chosen One surprised me with for my birthday cracked and broke the first freeze we had. He was going to throw it away but I wouldn't let go...guess it'll become a planter or something this spring. Guess we don't live quite South enough for our Southern mentalities lol

Sandra said...

What a lovely gift and loving the bow, but what a shame now