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, February 28, 2017

January Scrapped

I was determined to scrap our photos and stories from January this month, and I've succeeded . . . with two hours to spare! I completed the first few layouts a couple of weeks ago and finished the rest up today.

2017 Title Page

I'm being ACTIVE in using my stash this year, and this Teresa Collins Notations die cut paper (which has been in my stash for a few years) worked perfect for the first layout. I simply added 2017 in puffy stickers and a line of string pearls to complete the title.


Meet-Up With Thayer & Jann

This meet-up occurred on the same day as our one snowfall this year, so I created a companion pocket page.

Wintertime Snow

The back of that page proctor works perfect for miscellaneous photos taken around the house last month. I added arrows with little captions for the photos.

January At Home

I wanted to be sure and document the beginning of my word for the year, so I used a grid design to arrange random photos and memorabilia and my next layout.

ACTIVE 2017

And, finally, Daddy's birthday is actually in February, but since we celebrated the weekend before in late January I scrapped it, too.

Celebrating Daddy's 70th Birthday

I'm excited to have our 2017 chronological album off to a great start and am looking forward to scrapping our February memories in the next few weeks. Have you scrapped any 2017 stories or photos yet?

6 comments:

Cheri said...

You are having entirely too much FUN being ACTIVE! Good for you! Seeing all those smiles is really making me crave some Melissa time...

Karen said...

I don't even want to talk about how far behind I am in scrapbooking! BUT I love that Teresa Collins paper; perfect to start the year's album.

Patio Postcards said...

Lots of fun & happy memories captured in your album. You do lead a very active social life ... I like your snow page :-)

Sandra said...

What fabulous pages ... sure have captured the FUN you had in January

Sian said...

Lovely, lovely pages. That Teresa Collins paper is perfect for lots of journaling. Here's to a lot more 2017 fun in the months to come

Barbara Eads said...

Your layouts are great! You've certainly had a productive month!