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.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
LSNED - week three
15th - Shimelle declared it the second New Skill Saturday of the month and discussed how it is often cathartic to start with a clean table when learning something new. While I didn't have any crafty time this Saturday, I was able to stop by a local scrapbook store that is (unfortunately!) going out of business and pick up quite a few new dimensional embellishments. I was also reminded of the lesson that I like to clean up after every layout so I start each new project with a clean space.
16th - Shimelle encouraged us to think about how our relaxation time on Sunday differs from the rest of the week. This particular Sunday for me was extremely busy as I arrived at church early and stayed a little later as we are promoting our upcoming ladies' retreat. I rushed home to gulp down a hamburger and change clothes before heading to a friend's house to set up for the baby shower I helped coordinate for our pastor's wife, which turned out to be a great success and I was reminded that I truly enjoy organizing events despite how tired I might be when the clean up is all over. Here's a look at the diaper cake I made as a gift and the baseball themed decorations we used for the shower.
19th - Shimelle encouraged us to change up our routine and reminded us of the quote "if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got." While I like the idea of trying new things, this prompt reminds me of the fact that I like routine.
20th - Shimelle encouraged us to think about our signature color or signature elements of our personal style. It will come as no surprise to many of you that yellow is my favorite color, it makes me happy and has been my favorite color as long as I can remember!
21st - Shimelle encouraged us to think about those days that need a do-over, those days that just need to be left in the past (or recorded in a journal for future contemplation) and the day started over tomorrow. Today was a little bit of a catch up day for me and I was reminded that I should schedule catch up days on occasion in case there are things I need to do-over.
I'm hoping to complete the final week's prompts and lessons in the next day or so. How did you do this year with LSNED?