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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

#2, #6, #20 & #21 & Cheri - Corsicana, Texas

When I first announced plans for the 2nd unofficial BPC Texas Get-Together, I had no idea it would lead to me meeting one of my blog friends (Cheri of Scrap Dreams) and finding a few more items for Rinda's Photo Scavenger Hunt, but that's exactly what happened this past weekend in Corsicana, Texas, where I met up with 11 other BPC students for a 4-day crop at Scrappin' Goodtime.

I was excited that Cheri was flying in from Pennsylvania for the crop, but since she was also visiting and bringing her mother with her, I didn't know if we would have much time to get to know each other. I needn't have worried as it turned out that Cheri and I ended up sharing a room, where we lay awake like school girls who have known each other forever and talked until the wee hours of the morning. Not only did I enjoy visiting with Cheri, but her scrapping is even more artistic in person than what it appears on her blog. She created the most fabulous memory file project (which I didn't get a photo of) and has a real talent for choosing embellishments for her pages (as you'll see evidenced in her upcoming monthly checklists).


As an added bonus, we were able to do some scavenger hunting together! Cheri was on the lookout for a horse (which I'm sure she will be sharing soon), and I found four more items to share with you today.

First up was #2 - A Clothesline. In the neighborhood (and city) where I live, everyone has wooden fences, so if there was a clothesline anywhere I probably wouldn't be able to see it (although I think they might be against the homeowner's association rules!). However, I was sure I would find one in Corsicana, so after lunch on Saturday we took a drive (to the wrong side of the tracks, as Cheri says) to find one. Actually, Corsicana is crisscrossed with railroad tracks, so we were on all sides of the tracks throughout our drive.

 There were actually six of us in the car during this scavenger hunt drive, and as we crossed an intersection in downtown someone said, "There's your flag to symbolize the nation." I made a U-turn and was delighted with this flag painted on a garage door to fulfill the requirements for #21 - Me Standing With Something That Symbolizes Your Nation. (It may have been the frequent U-turns that caused Cheri to say I was "a touch rowdy" in her recent post about out meeting.)

[This photo also reminds me of the patriotism that spread throughout our country 11 years ago today. May we never forget those who were unjustly murdered and those who freely gave their lives to save others that day! God Bless America - land of the free, home of the brave!]
 

Later in the day, Cheri and I were able to sneak away for a walk around the surrounding neighborhood, which was filled with large old trees - surely I could find #20 - A Swing Hanging From A Tree. I was beginning to think that all the residents were not fully utilizing the potential of these great trees when Cheri said, "There's your swing."

We also found quite a few historical landmarks, but my favorite for #6 - A Historical Landmark was this old city jail that a couple of our fellow croppers had discovered on their walk earlier in the day.



Cheri, I'm so glad you were able to make the trip to Texas to visit your mom to meet me and scrapbook with the BPC group scavenger hunt with me! Let's do it again real soon!

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You did find a lot of clues in the Hunt! Sounds like both you and Cheri had a wonderful time being rowdy, making U-turns, and ending up in jail (sorry, I meant at the jail) '-))

Rebekah said...

How cool that you got to meet!! Sounds like a super fun weekend!

Cheri said...

One of my fave parts of the weekend was that rowdy scavenger hunt ride with multiple u-turns and questionable neighborhoods. Lots of laughs all around. What a great bunch of gals. Oh yeah, and washi tape!

Ellyn said...

can't imagine you staying up chatting until the wee hours of the morning! Nope, not possible.... LOL so glad your weekend was a blast!

Jimjams said...

How lovely to be scavenging (& cropping) in company!

Alison said...

Sounds like a wonderful time was had by you both!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

That makes me so happy!!! I'm glad I was part of your fun visit together.
My favorite is you with that fantastic flag.
Rinda

Beverly said...

What a fun weekend, love that 4 others got to enjoy the hunt with you. My favorite is the flag painted gargae, also a great pic of you :)

Karen said...

What fun! I'm also a fan of the photo with you and the flag.

Sian said...

It sounds like so much fun! What wouldn't I give to meet up with the two of you too?!

S said...

Oh what fun. I enjoyed seeing glimpses in both your and Cheri's posts. And I'm a little green with envy.