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, January 6, 2012

The Twelfth Day of Christmas - New PJs

BPC 12 Days of Christmas workshop
12th Day of Christmas
Photo Prompt - family in PJs or new clothes
Teacher - Stacy Julian
My Layout - Christmas Jammers

I know many families have a tradition of giving & receiving new pajamas on Christmas Eve, some simply to ensure that their Christmas morning photos look great. Since we were celebrating our 10th Christmas together (& 10th wedding anniversary 2 days later), I decided it was time for us to start a new tradition - new pajamas (or 'jammers as we call them) on Christmas Eve.

I didn't follow Stacy Julian's layout design since her page was 8 1/2 x 11 with one 4x6 photo and included a smaller 6x6 page that included four 2x2 photos. I did like the addition of the smaller photos, so I printed my photos here at home and put together a 12x12 layout.

Journaling reads: Dear Mrs. Santa, Thank you for the new pajamas we found under the tree on Christmas Eve! What a fun way to start the celebration. We hope this will become a new yearly tradition. (Hint, Hint) All Our Love, Robbie & Melissa

I really like the way this turned out and am so excited to use that heart embellishment, which has been in my stash for several years (since I took it off the front of a Valentine's card!).


YIPPEE - I did it! I completed the entire 12 Days of Christmas workshop and now have 12 Christmas memories/traditions/ events preserved in my Library of Memories albums. Thanks so much for sticking with me - I've cleaned up all my Christmas papers & supplies and am looking forward to lots more scrapping in this new year! How about you? Are you still scrapping Christmas?

13 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love these really christmassy colours. We always used to get our kids new pyjamas for christmas eve....and a new set of clothes for christmas day.

cate said...

cute pjs, and a lovely layout! congratulations on your anniversary, too!

Jo.C said...

That is such a cute page - well done for completing :0)

Sian said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary! I'm just about finished scrapping Christmas,but I do still have all the leftovers to put away!

alexa said...

Brilliant! and may you both have a very happy year ...

Beverly said...

Not only are you finished but you have cleaned up and put away the Christmas scrapping stash :::thud::: impressed girl! No, I am not finished bec I have not started @@ Tou and Robbie look darling in your new jammies.

Karen said...

Yep, still scrapping Christmas, and getting nervous that I might NOT get done before we leave on Tuesday! Love your photos and the layout.

Danielle Hunter said...

Congrats on finishing! I don't usually scrapbook Christmas (I know, crazy, just a few pages a year). I just ordered prints today and I've been sticking my Christmas pics in an actual photo albums since 2000. My plan is to make mini 4x6 pages with the pics that are already inserted, not all the pics, but a few favorites or ones that have stories. This coming Christmas may be an entirely different story...we'll see!

Rebekah said...

Wow, WTG on your Christmas scrapbooking success! I just finished reading The Girls From Ames, so need to put together a post soon!

MonicaB said...

Love the PJs!! My kids get so excited to find their Christmas PJs that santa's elves bring to us on Christmas eve, I'm sure you will enjoy the new tradition too.

Ginger said...

That paper goes so well with the photos :) I have put the Christmas papers away for the year and am working on Project Life now.

Happy Anniversary!

Tammy said...

Great finish to a great series. You have an awesome album for Christmas 2011!

Sandra said...

You did so well, I've really enjoyed each one. Hope you had a great anniversary