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, February 3, 2017

February Birthdays

We celebrate several family birthdays at the beginning of February. This year, our twin nieces turned twelve (yes, twelve!!). It's been a while since I've created doily dresses, but birthday cards for these beautiful girls required something special!

I sent those off with packages containing two books each (we're not the only readers in this family).

We were able to Facetime while they opened the gifts, and I think they were very pleased.

Also, this month, Daddy turned 70!! I used that ruler stamp on his card.

Robbie and I went out to  my parent's house last Saturday to celebrate Daddy's birthday. Along with the card, we arrived with a gift, a chocolate cake, and a casserole dish of Praline Sweet Potatoes. Mama cooked a delicious meal, then we all went to a gospel singing at their church. It was a great day!

Do you have any birthdays to celebrate this month?


alexa said...

Your are very clever with your doilies - no wonder your cards are greeted with smiling faces. Happy birthday to all concerned! We have one February birthday this month - mine :).

Karen said...

Love those doily dresses--such cute cards for two very cute girls! It's so nice that you live close enough to celebrate with your dad!

Barbara Eads said...

Your cards are adorable! Yes, we have several birthdays to celebrate this month too. For my family, most birthdays fall in January and February. When we were little, it meant that we got lots of cake!!

Sian said...

Happy Birthday to everyone! Those happy faces show what a great gift giver you are. We do have a birthday in February. Our boy will turn the same age we were when we got married. Scary thought.