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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

October 2012 Photo I Love & A New Series Starts at Sian's Place

I can hardly believe 2012 is almost over! I'm so glad I've captured a favorite photo each month in my 2012 Photos I Love 8x8 album. Not only have I preserved a favorite photo & memory, but the colorful borders are also reminders of the many layouts I've created this year. These square punched pieces are from papers I used in layouts for that month. Most months I've had enough squares to complete the border, however October and August were slow scrapping months so I had to make adjustments. This month I simply spaced out the squares I had and let the white background show through in between.
 
Journaling reads: The God is Calling You curriculum that I wrote was a huge success, and for only the second time Mama was there to hear me teach that Friday evening.

Have you heard about the new blog series Sian has been putting together over at From High in the Sky?

 So This Is Scrapbooking starts today and you can find me there sharing the story of how I became a coach in Stacy Julian's 2011 Finding Photo Freedom workshop at Big Picture Classes.

11 comments:

S said...

Oh lovely page - I remember your prior post about that photo and why it is a favorite. And of course, I'll be hopping by Sian's to see what else you have to say.

Jane said...

I enjoyed reading your post over on Sian's blog

Elizabeth said...

What a great way to use your leftover papers.

Sian said...

Lovely page!

Thank you so much for your post - I loved finding out more about your coaching and I think everyone else will too :)We're off to a wonderful start! And thanks for the mention here - much appreciated

Ellyn said...

heading to Sian's blog now... love your picture & can't wait to enjoy your retreat wisdom in January!

Louise said...

popped across from Sian - a wonderful post it was lovely to read about you ad FPF....I'm intrigued!

Missus Wookie said...

I do love this idea of a photo you love combined with the papers you've used. Knew it wouldn't work for me - but perhaps I should have gone for lots of white space :lol:

Great photo and colour combination :)

Sue Althouse said...

Great post over at Sian's! Reminded me of how much I love the Photo Freedom system. It is second nature to me now, and your coaching helped bring that about. Thanks!

alexa said...

I've been over for a read and popped back! Didn't realise you were a coach - wow, how enterprising and skillful. I started in 2010 but did not manage to get past the first week or so. But you've encouraged me to go back and download all the handouts and transcripts so there is hope for me yet!

Jimjams said...

I'm very impressed by your post at From High In The Sky - and have been envious of the system you have in place. I'm equally impressed to see that one of my fave Scrappers (Sue) also uses photo freedom ... Maybe a project for me for next year?!

Alison said...

Great post over at Sian's, Melissa!...I can imagine you would be a great coach!
Alison xx