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.

Friday, December 27, 2013

December Duos

This year we decided to avoid most of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, preferring instead to stay home and watch Christmas movies most evenings. Of course, the ice storm at the beginning of the month kept us in, then I wasn't feeling good for a few days, then last week I came down with the flu . . . so I guess it's a good thing we didn't have a lot of plans anyway! (I'm feeling much better & should be 100% to celebrate the New Year!)

I did, however, participate in BPC's December Duos workshop. The class was designed around sets of words (warm/cold, red/green) and over the course of the 12 days before Christmas a different teacher shared examples of photos and inspiration. The idea was to use an 8x8 Project Life album with divided page protectors, but I decided to include my duos in my 2013 album.

I chose a couple of 12x12 divided page protectors to work with and printed all my elements as 4x6 photos. I started with a title card, journaling & a quote. (These digital elements were provided with the workshop - I simply used a yellow & a green patterned papers to color the duo cards & journal cards.) For each duo, I chose a set of words and added two photos & a journal box. (Click on each one for a larger photo & clearer journaling.)

Here's how these will look in the 12x12 divided page protectors.

How did you document your December this year?

9 comments:

furrypig said...

I love what you have done with those words and photos looks like a great Christmas xxx

helena said...

What an inspired way to follow the duo project - I love the approach and how much these pairs of photos tell about your Christmas

MonicaB said...

Very cute project! Love how it documented your holiday.

Sandra said...

I just love how you've documented December

Becky said...

This is a lovely way to document December. I have used a Sn@p album 6x8 with divided page protectors. Nearly up to date with it!

Sian said...

I'm so glad you are feeling much better and those smiles in your pictures tell the story of a happy time had by the two of you. Lovely pages!

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely set of photos and journaling. Glad you are feeling better and will be well to celebrate the new year.

Your two trees made me smile as when we were working through the "Your December Story" prompts as a family one of the plans for NEXT Christmas from Wookie was, "we'll have to decorate more next year - definitely including a tree." To which I replied, "Only one?" as so many friends in the US have more than one :)

Debbie P said...

This is totally awesome! Love it! I'm glad you are feeling better and the ice has melted!!??! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is great! It's a unique and truly wonderful December album. I hope to complete mine soon.
Rinda