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

This will be my fourth year participating in Shimelle's Learn Something New Every Day class that runs each September. I created a mini-album in 2010 and blogged my lessons in 2011 and 2012. This year I've decided to follow Shimelle's example and use divided page protectors which will be added to my 2013 yearly album.

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?

14 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh the most beautiful of colours :) .... So happy.

I've never done this class, so will be interested in seeing how you get on

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the feeling of having an album all set up for a class like this! I'm hoping to prep an art journal this weekend.
Rinda

Missus Wookie said...

I did this class last year as lots of blog friends were.... wondering about doing it again. Hmm, obviously a sucker for a class :)

Cheri said...

So I'll expect to see that work in progress when I see you! And I'm kind of thinking to go the same way with it. If I can get some crafty time before the weekend! Hard when you are working and in the middle of a home remodeling project!

Susan Reid said...

I am trying to decide if I should sign up for this or not. I have a few other classes going on at Big Picture during that time.

MonicaB said...

Wow! Looks like you are ready to go.

Jane said...

I'm joining in again too and plan to do it the same way. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

Debbie P said...

Wow, look awesome! I'm loving the colors!

Mariangeles M said...

Love all the happy colors!!

Malin/malwa said...

Loooove the colours! :)

Karen said...

How great to be prepared! I'm another big fan of the colors you chose.

Sian said...

Not just the colours, but the plan too. An inspired idea. I don't think I'm going to have time to take part this year, but I'll be enjoying from the sidelines

alexa said...

Your organisation is commendable! I am sure this will give you a head start ... I don't think I will be taking part this year, as September is going to be, well, very full. I will enjoy reading your posts though!

Barbara Eads said...

I can't wait to see how your class unfolds!