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.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy National Scrapbooking Day

Isn't it wonderful that we have a day to celebrate scrapbooking!?! I hope you are having some scrappy fun today as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day, or I should say International Scrapbook Day since there are scrappers around the world celebrating and enjoying this fun hobby today.

My Mama and my friend Michelle will be here scrapping with me, creating layouts, snacking on chocolate, and making fun memories. Like the memory of the last time the three of us scrapped together . . .

It was Easter Sunday. After a delicious lunch, the three of us retired to my craft room.

Mama was just getting into scrapbooking - although she started my original scrapbook (& my sisters') years ago and had occasionally dabbled in scrapping, this was her debut with new supplies and techniques. Since she forgot to bring her own photos and supplies, she flipped through my Category Drawers and stash to find something to work with. I thought everything was going along fine until she applied adhesive to the back of a sheet of patterned paper, picked it up, and promptly adhered it to the edge of the craft table!

 
I decided I probably should "help" Mama (and advise Michelle, too, of course), so I didn't actually get anything scrapped that day. However, Mama & Michelle completed two layouts each.


I'm confident that today we will all three end up with several completed layouts and have lots of fun along the way.
 
Well . . . actually I got an early start! Shimelle posted her first NSD challenge at midnight UK time, which was still Friday evening here in the states, so I whipped out a layout to fulfill the challenge to Scrap in Pink.
 
Happy Scrappin' Y'all!
 

10 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love your pink layout,Melissa.
I'll email you later today about Sian's swap.

Cheri said...

Happy iNSD to you! I will be spending part of today on my own scrapping and getting artsy!

Sian said...

I hope you all have a happy time together together. WISH I could persuade my sister to scrapbook, but at least I did put together a starter package for a school friend of TSO today. Another convert.

Alison said...

Hope you are having a fun day, Melissa...I am just about to sit down and try to do some scrapping now!
Alson xx

Sandra said...

Happy NSD to you, looks like you're all having a lovely time.its what this wonderful hobby is all about

Maria Ontiveros said...

We made a few scrapbooks with my mother before she passed away, but I think we (my sisters and I) ended up doing the lion's share of the work. No matter - it was fun. And we organized the family heritage photos as well, so I know who they all are.
Rinda

Lorraine said...

you are blessed to have such lovely scrapping companions.

alexa said...

And to you too, Melissa! More than anyone else I know, you scrap more pages and with such enthusiasm that I am not surprised it is catching and enjoyed by others too, in your company :).

Debbie P said...

Love the pink! Great job with the "pink" challenge!

Karen said...

Sadly, I didn't have any crafty time on Saturday, but I have all the BPC challenges saved for later. Your layouts (all three of you!) are great.