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.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 8

A nice relaxing day. We played a few games of dominoes, and I finally won a game! Robbie put out the Christmas yard signs we picked up at the auction last weekend. I made Magic Cookie Bars for Thursday's ornament exchange. I discovered a mysterious box in Robbie's closet marked Keep Out! Danger Poison! No Peeking! - hmm, must be the hiding place for my Christmas gifts! :>) I made shrimp étoufée and we watched the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

See my Stockings post for the layout and journaling about my big stocking.

Today's Christmas Decoration Feature - Stockings (of course!)
We hang our stockings from the mantel throughout the season and fill them for each other on Christmas Eve.

And here's the stockings featured in the Stockings layout. They are hanging on our Memories Shelf that holds all my scrapbooks and Library of Memories albums.

We also have decorative stockings hanging on doors throughout the house.

Hope you're looking forward to a stocking-filled Christmas - only 16 more days!


Debbie P said...

That is one big stocking! I love your collection of them. Your layout yesterday was great. Wonderful take on the sketch.

Rachel B said...

Great pics Melissa :)