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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Long Overdue Outing

I didn't get a chance to join in with the INSPIRATION Party on Shimelle's blog this past weekend, but I'm determined to scrap some photos and stories this month and jumped in today with a layout based on the first INSPIRATION of the weekend (a sketch from 2011).

I chose a recent photo of  me and my dear friend Rita when we met up for a day in Canton, Texas, last month.


I followed the sketch fairly closely and especially enjoyed adding the diagonal sprinkling of bits & pieces.


I created a coordinating 4x6 card for my journaling.


The journaling card will go in a divided page protector, along with six photos that I still need to have printed. The first two are 6x4 photos from the Canton Plaza Museum, a one room museum that houses a 1938 fire engine along with several other local artifacts and the largest collection of bells I've ever seen.



The next three photos, which I'll print as 4x4s, were taken as we meandered around a couple of local antique malls.




The final 6x4 photo is actually a collage of our lunch at Buttermilk's, a new-to-me restaurant that I'll definitely be visiting again.


Did you join in with the INSPIRATION Party?

2 comments:

Sian said...

No I didn't get a chance to join in either.

Wow, that fire engine is amazing! I'm not surprised that you wanted to record it just as soon as you could

Karen said...

Love those wicker baskets! Looks like a fun place to share some time with a friend.