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, June 8, 2012

Grandma Remembers

I completed this layout in response to a Library of Memories Community challenge to scrap about a beloved grandparent and include words from a card, note or letter.

My journaling reads: I bought this Grandmother Remembers book for Grandma in 1998. She was getting in worse health at the time and only completed a few lines on 10 of the 60 pages, so I've cut those areas out to use on a few layouts.

Even though Grandma only wrote a few things in the book I bought for her, each note is special to me. I love these two short notes she recorded in the section about my birth.

My other grandmother passed away when I was only two-years-old and I don't have any memories of her, so I especially treasure this note that Grandma thought I resembled her. And one of the things I miss the most since Grandma's been gone these past 11 years is the way she always called me a sunflower and said I was like a ray of sunshine brightening up the room.

I'm excited to add these bits of Grandma's handwriting to my scrapbook because I only have a few items that she wrote over the years. Do you have lots of samples of your grandparent's handwriting or do you, too, just have a few precious pieces?

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

I only have a few photos....would love to have had some of my granny's handwriting.

Tammy said...

This is absolutely precious. I have a few treasured notes that I saved from correspondence with both Grandmother's when they were still alive. I've scrapbooked one and the other letter is safely tucked away waiting for the right page. It's very cool that you have this! :)

Beverly said...

How precious, Melissa! I have cards and notes from one grandmother and recipes from the other. Wish I had some from the grandfather I was so close to.

Karen said...

I don't believe I have anything with either of my grandmother's handwriting. Your layout is lovely.

S said...

Pretty page, Melissa. What wonderful little notes for you to have from her.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What sweet things she said about you! That is such a treasure.
Rinda

Alison said...

I think I have a few cards with both my grandmothers' writing on them..lovely LO Melissa!
Alison xx

Kirsty.a said...

What a lovely and precious page

Sian said...

This is so lovely. My Grandpa was a wonderful letter writer, so I have many letters he wrote me when I was a little girl. And jsut the one from my Grandma