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, August 1, 2011

July Review - August Preview

We are still in the midst of a heat wave here in Texas as the last month of summer begins. I am thankful for an air conditioning unit that keeps the house cool and an office/craft room where I can hibernate as often as possible! I've spent more time online this month than actually creating, yet I was able to accomplish a little bit.

July Review
6 Layouts - one was digital, one was a two-pager, all were 12x12
2 cards
1 8x8 Photo Book (created using the templates at Shutterfly)
7 Mail Art Envelopes - I'll be sharing more about these later this week as I'm almost ready to Pass the Book (Good Mail Day). Here's a sneak peek!


I also started on Robbie's MBA Graduation mini-album. I've been busy coaching in the Finding Photo Freedom workshop where I'm answering questions on the message boards, commenting on layouts in the gallery, and posting twice a week to the coaches' blog. I started The Mother LOAD workshop and participated in Shimelle's Ten on the Tenth fun.

August Preview
*create cards for September
*create color layouts
*complete coaching in the Finding Photo Freedom workshop
*continue participating in The Mother LOAD workshop
*begin the Write Now! workshop at BPC
*participate in the BPC Big Idea Festival (It's free - have you signed up yet?)

The next few weeks will be very busy since I completely lost my mind and will be in three workshops at once! I'm actually really looking forward to the inspiration and the challenge of trying to keep up (of course, if I fall behind it's not a big deal as I can always go back through the class materials later). What do you have planned for August?

(Just two days left to leave a comment on this post to be in the draw for my scrapbooking office supplies giveaway.)

6 comments:

Sian said...

Wow, you can keep a lot of things going at once! I'm very much looking forward to the Write Now workshop especially as I know you'll be there too

Cheri said...

The Mail Art looks so fun! I'm juggling classes too, but actually happy about it!

Tammy said...

I can't believe it's August already. Summer is just flying by. Your envelopes look fun - can't wait to hear more about them! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh my - that's a lot to get done! I loved the mail art book. Can't wait to see what you've done with it.
rinda

Brenda Kay said...

You sure have alot to keep up with. Since you have been scrapping along with my quilting so far this year, I thought I would try a class. So I have signed up for the Big Idea Festival. My hope is to relate each word to my love of quilting.

alexa said...

My goodness, you are so productive! Glad you're enjoying it. :)