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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In The Mail

A few days ago, I pulled out this pile of miscellaneous new and used envelopes.
I also pulled out this container of fun items I've been saving for a crafty day.
And I ended up with these 11 Mail Art envelopes.
I was having so much fun that I went ahead and pulled out a handful of blank flashcards, some washi tape and a few markers to create custom notes to go in each envelope. Then I  threw in a few flat embellishments just for fun!

I did take a photo of the pile of envelopes all ready to be mailed, however while I was editing photos that one was inadvertently deleted (oops). So you'll just have to imagine it yourself - all those happy envelopes piled high, stamped, addressed, and ready to be on their way!

12 comments:

furrypig said...

wow you really had some treasures saved up there! Great fun pile of envelopes to send out the recipients will love them well done Melissa! I haven't sent any happy mail for a while so I may just need to take some inspiration from you and get sending again xxx

scrappyjacky said...

They are just lovely....perfect for National Stationery week over here.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh how much fun - I decorate envelopes for cards often, did for the class kits but don't for 'just because'. Hmm, thanks for that inspiration I'm going to start looking for new bits to use :)

Ellyn said...

very cute! I bought more washi tape last night and thought of you...

Sandra said...

when creativity hits its sure does come with fun :)

S said...

Oh and to think I've been sorting all those extra envelopes to the recycle pile - I might have to start decorating them too. Great post, Melissa.

Rebekah said...

How super fun! Sounds like an awesome crafty day!

Tammy said...

Super fun idea, Melissa! Love snail mail in general, but pretty snail mail??? Simply awesome! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great idea! Your envies turned out great.
Rinda

Karen said...

Very cool, as I can affirm!!! :-)

happysnapper said...

Hi
Thanks for standing up for biblical principles you're not quite alone! Lol meanwhile how did you address the envelopes so they could be read?

Melissa said...

Thanks happysnapper!

I added white address labels to the envelopes so the addresses could be read.