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, January 21, 2015

Pun'kin's Cooking

This year I am planning to complete several scrapbooking albums that have been in progress for a while now. The first of these projects is my 2011 chronological albums. I've sorted and organized all my completed layouts for 2011, flipped through the remaining photos and memorabilia from that year, and made a list of stories and photos I want to scrap to complete those albums. It's quite a list, so I imagine I'll be working on this goal for a couple of months.

One of the things I love most about scrapbooking is preserving memories so that we can enjoy looking back on them, so I'm excited to remember and record stories from several years ago. I started by recording two stories about Pun'kin's Natashia's cooking during her summer visit that year.
Journaling reads: Pun'kin had planned on her list of things-to-do to cook supper for us during her visit. She did a great job and had fun doing it!

Journaling reads: It all started out so well: Pun'kin and I were trying out the new giant cupcake baking dishes. We layered the pieces together with mousse, and Pun'kin started putting the icing on . . . and it kinda all fell apart!

Have you scrapped any cooking stories/photos lately? Or shared a cooking "disaster" story?

12 comments:

Natashia said...

Oh my gosh, I had forgotten about the giant cupcake/mud slide/volcano! If my memory doesn't fail me it tasted good despite its appearance. Those are definitely some interesting facial expressions in the first layout. :) Very cute pages!
Love,
Natashia
(Pun'kin)

Sandra said...

I always think of you and your amazing way you create your albums. I love that you don't have to be "up to date" and I'm going to channel you this year x

Karen said...

The photos tell the story wonderfully, and your embellishments are a great addition.

Barbara Eads said...

That cakes looks just as good now as it did in 2011! So glad you preserved it for "punkin!"

Becky said...

Great layouts and that cake looks great! Bet it tasted really good, even if it did collapse!

Sian said...

We've had trouble with one of those giant cupcake moulds too. But yep it tasted great!

Susanne said...

What fun you've captured on these two pages. I couldn't help but notice her ta-da pose on the first and your eekk! on the second page.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I plan to put some serious thought into my scrapbooking during the month of February - to get a sense of what I want to complete and where I want to go with that part of my art.
Rinda

Beverly said...

Love the layouts, you are an inspiration. I can't remember the last time I scrapped for us.

Missus Wookie said...

I always find that things don't have to look good to be delicious, especially cake :)

Rachel B said...

Lovely layouts! This is something I'm going to try and work on this year too. I have a couple of rather empty albums that need sorting! :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute layouts and I love that cupcake!!