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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

July FUN Check-In & August Plans

July was an extremely busy and FUN month with lots of travel. I spent the first two days of the month in Corsicana teaching FUN card classes at Scrappin' Goodtime. We had a quiet Fourth of July here at home, then went out to visit Mama & Daddy the next day and played a new-to-me FUN game, Sharpshooters. Then we had our unexpected trip to Ohio and our FUN vacation to Banff. Robbie and I played Canasta in Banff and he is still the reigning Canadian Canasta Champion! We saw the (fantastic!) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie and watched a few other movies here at home. I had lunch with my dear friend Becky, who was home from the mission field in Kenya, and also met up with Ginger while we were in Canada. I did not have much crafty time in July, but I was able to find quite a few items on Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt list.

Here's a look at my FUN July photo collage.

My FUN plans for August include:
1. Seeing a movie or two with Robbie.
2. Celebrating a couple of birthdays at Crafty Tuesday.
3. Catching up in the online classes I'm taking - One Little Word & Inspired Scrapbooking.
4. Continuing the hunt for items on Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt list.
5. Scrapbooking more layouts for our 10th Anniversary Cruise album.

I'm also planning to blog quite a bit this month, each week will be sort of a mini-series of posts about a particular topic. I'll be starting tomorrow with posts this week devoted to my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list. The following weeks will be devoted to book reviews, cleaning/organizing/decluttering/redecorating accomplishments and tips, and then back to crafty stuff to round out the month.

Did you have a FUN July? What FUN things are you planning for August?

5 comments:

Ellyn said...

funny, I'm planning to celebrate birthdays on Crafty Tuesday too! see you then!

Barbara Eads said...

I love your new profile picture! Such fun!!

Sandra said...

I love that you've made FUN plans for August ... Enjoy August x

Karen said...

Another great collage, and a fabulous new photo on your sidebar!

Debbie P said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love the latest collage of photos!