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, February 5, 2015

A Mockingbird, Toe Socks & Mississippi

What do those three things have in common, you might ask? Not much really, except that they are the subjects of three more layouts for our 2011 chronological albums.

To Kill A Mockingbird - photos & playbill from a theater production; two 8 1/2 x 11 pages that will fit the front & back of a page protector. I enjoyed using several die cut 3x4 cards as accents on these pages.

Toe Socks - 12x12 page design inspired by an older May Flaum layout. I like how all the little bits & pieces tie these two photos together.
Journaling reads: After I posted a memorial to Elinor on my blog, one of my blog readers (Rebekah) sent me a festive package containing a pair of toe socks! As I mourned the loss of my dear friend, I was able to enjoy new friendships that have developed because of my new hobby of blogging.

A Quick Stop In Mississippi - a fairly simple 12x12 layout showcasing photos of friends & family.
Journaling reads: Headed back home after Robbie had a job interview in southern Louisiana, we made a quick overnight stop in Mississippi. We didn't have time to see everyone, but we visited Peggy & Penny, made the rounds to put flowers on graves at three cemeteries, and stayed the night with Aunt Betty and Uncle Adrian.


MonicaB said...

Wonderful pages!

Susanne said...

Nice pages, and you seem to get a lot in a quick stop!

Sian said...

The kindness of blog readers never ceases to amaze me..it's a real pleasure to make a page about something like that, isn't it?

Maria Ontiveros said...

Those are all so varied but still so you.

Alison said...

Lovely pages Melissa xx

Karen said...

Love the patterned paper you found for your Mockingbird layouts---just perfect!

alexa said...

What a kind reader ... and you certainly know how to cram a lot into small window of time too! This is a lovely clutch of pages.

Sandra said...

I think your kindness inspires others to be kind. What lovely pages xxx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your layouts!

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