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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Educationally Equally Yoked & A Completed Mini-Album

One of the categories of stories we are encouraged to scrap in the BPC Twelve workshop is Family Stories. Robbie and I have a relatively new story that we I have begun to tell fairly often, so I decided it was time to get that story down in print.

Journaling reads: I've often joked with Robbie that even though he is in reality much smarter than I am, I had earned one more degree than him, which at least gave the appearance that I was somewhat intelligent. However, when he began working towards his MBA, I knew the gig was up. I had completed my MBA five years earlier with all "A"s and one "B" (In Economics), and I was sure he would top that with all "A"s. I have to confess that it totally made my day when he also earned one "B" (in Economics!!), and now I often joke that we are truly and finally educationally equally yoked. (Even if he really is still smarter than me!)

I also finally completed the mini-album celebrating Robbie's graduation. I started with a chipboard album and covered the pages with patterned paper. (The album actually had pages that spelled out GRADE, I simply omitted the "E" and made it GRAD.) Then I did something brand new for me - I painted the edges of the pages with acrylic paint!

I added some smaller "pages" in the album comprised of photos adhered back-to-back and one of the announcements I created.



Here's a look through the album.












I had so much fun completing this layout and album! Have you scrapped any family stories or completed a mini-album project lately?

13 comments:

Jo.C said...

This is fabulous - well done and I love the last photo of Robbie - he is looking so happy and proud.
Enjoy the weekend.

S said...

Your album is spectacular, but I really enjoyed the layout story. Nicely done getting it all documented.

Ellyn said...

that is such a cool album!

Rebekah said...

What an awesome album and gift for him!! It's stunning. Love your painted edges!

Kirsty.a said...

Fabulous album. Thanks for your comment. I saw it, and instantly thought 'why didn't I nominate Melissa for the award too??' Realised it's because I read your blog through an email feed not through Blogger, and I just went through my Blogger list. Sorry for the oversight. you would have / should have been on there

Debbie P said...

Your grad album is fantastic! I bet he is thrilled! Congrats to you both! That is just too cool!

Sian said...

Now there's a title to get your tongue round! Truly, a meeting of minds then (but I think we all guessed that already! :))

Your album is amazing - it's so full of life and vigour it really emphasizes the idea of what those qualifications can help us achieve

scrappymo! said...

Great album. Look like a lot of love and hard work went into creating it!

alexa said...

This is very special! I like your teasing relationship :). And many congrats on what was clearly a day of great and happy celebrations. The paint works really well!

Alison said...

Such a great mini,Melissa..and love the LO too....fancy you both getting a B in Economics! I'm in the process of making a mini for a friend's Birthday- hope I get it done on time!
Alison xx

Cheryl M said...

What a beautiful treasure! You should be so very proud of this. Love that title and the fact that you both got the same grades. I've got plenty of albums started but only 1 completed of when my first grandson was born and through his first few years.

Beverly said...

Perfect layout and I love the mini album. I actually am finishing up one that spells LOVE and edged them :)

Karen said...

Loved the "equally yoked" story. I just finished a layout about the day my two kids graduated on the same day--one in Georgia and one in New York. Love the mini-album. I've seen these made from letters but haven't been brave enough to try one.