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, August 28, 2013
Ready for LSNED 2013
I know the best way for me to be successful with an every day class is to prepare! So, I spent an afternoon earlier this week getting ready.
First, I pulled out six 12x12 page protectors with six 4x6 sections on each side - four of my protectors are designed for landscape photos and the other two hold portrait orientation photos. I then pulled some happy papers from the pile of new papers I picked up on our Tennessee Road Trip. These papers are all from the American Crafts Kids and Modebella collections. I also pulled some matching border strips from my stash.
Next I flipped through my (recently re-organized) color bins and pulled out a variety of coordinating journal spots.
Then I pulled a few letter sheets and miscellaneous embellishments. I'm not limiting myself to these items, but I do want to have a few items ready to go for those really busy days!
I cut all the papers into 6x4 pieces and set to work creating my title page. I wanted some larger letters than the ones I had already pulled and was delighted to find orange and white Letterman Thickers in my stash - perfect for a class on learning that takes place at back-to-school time.
My plan is to use two 4x6 sections each day - one for a photo and one to record the lesson. I added a journal spot and a border strip to 30 pieces of the patterned papers, so I'm all set to go now when September 1 rolls around.
Are you ready for LSNED to start?