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, May 29, 2013

Cate's Bloggy-baby Shower

Today Deb is graciously hosting a Bloggy-baby Shower for our friend Cate, and I'm honored to be attending with blog friends from around the globe.

 
If this were an in-person baby shower, I would say Howdy Y'all and give Cate a big southern hug coupled with a hearty CONGRATULATIONS
on the soon arrival of the newest addition to

If we could all get together in person today, we might enjoy the toilet paper squares guessing game that is often played at baby showers around here. As each guest arrives, she would guess the number of toilet paper squares it would take to wrap around Cate's baby belly. There would be a beautifully wrapped gift (probably holding a nice bottle of lotion or a Starbucks gift card) waiting for the winner - the one who guessed closest to the actual number. Of course, to determine the winner, Cate would have to subject her belly to being wrapped with toilet paper! And there would then be the fun photos of us holding the toilet paper in place (which is trickier than it seems) while everyone snaps a photo with her camera or phone!
 
If we were all together, I would have arrived with a diaper cake - the baby shower gift I've created for every shower I've attended over the past 12 years. (You can see a few samples here and here.) However, since that would be impractical to ship, I'll leave you with a look at the double-page layout I created for Cate's baby scrapbook.
 
 
Be sure to stop by Deb's blog today and see what everyone else at the shower is up to! (Thanks Deb for hosting such a fun event!)

13 comments:

Sian said...

It's exciting seeing what everyone else has come up with :) here's hoping she loves it!

Ellyn said...

what a cute idea!

S said...

What a fabulous way to do an online shower. Love it.

Becky said...

Love the idea of the toilet paper game! Great pages too, hope Cate likes them :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Thanks so much for participating today, Melissa! I love the layouts you made for Cate (so awesome that I got to see them in person!) and this post is absolutely perfect. I've played that game at showers before, but with a length of string cut - LOVE the idea of using toilet paper and counting squares instead. Fun - I picked up a new trick. ;o)

Carrie and I have made diaper cakes before too, and I loved seeing yours - SO cute!

Karen said...

Lovely layouts Melissa and that game sounds such fun.

JO SOWERBY said...

Love the pages. I'm never sure about playing games but it sounds kind of fun,
Jo xxx

Sue Althouse said...

This is a new thing to me. Hope you don't mind an uninvited guest dropping by! Looks like great fun.

alexa said...

I have never heard of the toilet paper game! Mind you, we didn't have baby showers either in my day :). Great contribution ...

Alison said...

Great double page layout, Melissa...this has been such fun!
Alison xx

Beverly said...

Lovely layout and I don't think I have ever played that game before!

cate behind the purple door said...

11 toilet paper squares around (just in case you were wondering... now what do I do with the squares?)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pages with me.

helena said...

thanks for a description of a baby shower - that game sounds a lot of fun