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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday's Mail Memo . . .Mail Order & Hand Delivery

Waving to all the Mondayers joining in with Sian this year as we share a favorite piece of mail from the previous week. In the midst of the bills and advertisements last week, I received the batch of photos I'd ordered from Shutterfly. It's always FUN to find one of those bright orange envelopes filled with memories in amongst the other items in my mailbox!


I also received a crafty package, although this one didn't come in the mail, it was hand-delivered - that counts, right? A friend is cleaning out her home as she and her husband prepare to spend retirement traveling in their new motor home. She found these goodies and thought I might enjoy them, so she stopped by for a quick visit last week. (I've already used that butterfly stamp and the embossing ink and powder on a layout.) Thanks Terri!!


I didn't post any happy mail last week, but I did hand deliver a gift earlier this month when I met up with a new friend. This little journal is the perfect size for slipping in a purse and jotting down random ideas, so I dressed it up with a ribbon and handmade tag.


Did you receive or send/deliver any happy mail this week?

9 comments:

Sian said...

I'd say hand delivered mail is probably the very nicest kind. It was very thoughtful of your friend to pass on some things she knew you would use. A retirement travelling in a motor home? I hope she has a wonderful time discovering new places.

Have a great week!

Jane said...

It's always fun receiving photos through the post, so many happy memories.

Sandra said...

Hand delivered is definitely the best way to go

Patio Postcards said...

I like those topiary stamps your friend gave you. A gift & a visit, what a delight.

alexa said...

How lovely to have someone pop in with a gorgeous gift like this - and her plans make me envious! Looking forward to seeing those stamps popping up on your pages ...

Ruth said...

Hand delivered mail absolutely counts!

Barbara Eads said...

I'd say the visit was the best part of the hand delivery!

Cheri said...

Finally stealing a few minutes from work to catch up on blogs - I had totally forgotten about the mail challenge and will now have to pay better attention! Thanks for the reminder.

Karen said...

Got some, and sent some---although mine was hand delivered, too! I've got a pile of stash to give to friends and/or charity as I'm once again purging. Does it never end???