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.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
While Robbie grilled hamburgers and hot days to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, my friend Michelle and I spent time working on our mini-albums - a travel journal for me and a 2013 books read album for Michelle.
I created the travel journal to use on our 9-day, 2000+ mile road trip to Tennessee in the middle of the month. We spent time in Memphis, Chattanooga, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge.
In Pigeon Forge, we visited the Scrapbook Superstore and Clearance Center, where I picked up a few things to add to my stash.
Despite my insistence that this haul was sufficient for my birthday, Robbie had a nice pile of gifts for me to open on my birthday a few days after we returned home.
And I had my first ever Crafty Birthday Party. Robbie paid for me and Mama and my crafty friends to take a private class at our local scrapbook store - the store owners created a special sunflower layout just for my party! [Check out more fun photos from my crafty birthday party on Ellyn's blog!]
I hope you had a wonderful July! Did you get to travel? or scrapbook? or celebrate a birthday or holiday?
BTW - I switched to the Bloglovin' reader late in June and have been catching up on lots of blog reading this week. I've noticed that a few blogs didn't transfer over correctly, so if you haven't seen a comment from me recently please let me know so I can get you added back in!