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 1, 2011

November Review - December Preview

Hello December - my favorite (& busiest) time of the year!

November Review
After a very productive year creating layouts and cards, I only made TWO layouts (both digital) in November and NO cards. However, I did complete and work on quite a few other crafty projects:
*Personalized Book
*2 sets of Personalized Stationary as gifts for friends (more on this later in the month)
*4 Other (really cute items that I cannot reveal until after these Christmas gifts have been delivered!)
*1 set of ribbon covered napkin holders
*began Come Away With Me journal (I'll be sharing photos next week once I have it completed - for now, here's a photo of me using my new Bind-It-All to punch slots in some of the pages.)


While I didn't complete any additional layouts, I did read all the final prompts in Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party and the handouts for additional projects in the BPC Giving Well workshop. Here on my blog I participated in November Pass the Book:Year Two, Ten on the Tenth, Sian's Storytelling Sunday, Beverly's 11-11-11 post challenge, and the November Familyx12 Blog Hop.

December Preview
*Complete Come Away With Me journal
*BPC Reclaiming My Time
*BPC Library of Memories Community
*BPC 12 Days of Christmas
*Jessica Sprague Holiday Memories class (it's FREE - click here to sign up)
*Complete and send Mail Art

I will also have a giveaway right here on my blog each of the next three Sundays (Dec 5, Dec 11, Dec 18) and will be participating in Storytelling Sunday, Familyx12 Blog Hop, and Ten on the Tenth.

For the most part, I'll spend December enjoying the numerous holiday events and get-togethers that occur as we prepare to celebrate Christmas! What are your plans for this month?

7 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It always amazes me how much you manage to get done in a month....and plenty planned for December too!!

Beverly said...

It starts off sounding like you did little but you accomplished a great deal! My plans for December are to enjoy every moment, appreciate being with family and loved ones, have fun and consistently lift prayers of gratitude for the One true gift that really matters - our Christ. Hoping your December is glorious, Melissa!

Rebekah said...

I'm always amazed at what you get done too! I want to be more crafty productive in December...but it's not starting out too promising LOL!!

Sian said...

I'm planning on enjoying at all as much as possible - as this will be the first year in a long time that my brother is home for Christmas.

I'm looking forward to seeing your plans unfold on your blog.

Sandra said...

Wow you got a lot done :) can't wait to see how your December unfolds. You have such an amazing creative mind :)

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, great wrap-up, I am impressed with how you keep it all organized! I think my card-making will show up in a few posts this month, I need to get some mileage out of making all those cards, lol!

Alison said...

You are amazing Melissa...I have to crack on with my preparations, which seem to have come to a halt, with the visit to Kirsty last week. Today must see the return to activity!!
Alison xx