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.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

January Top Five #2 - Step of Faith

As I mentioned in a previous post, each month I am challenging myself to scrap my Top Five (photos or stories or events) from the previous month. I used one of this month's sketches from the Simple Scrapper membership materials for this layout about my niece Pun'kin's Natashia's baptism.

Since I did not have photos, I used text messages and Pun'kin's Natashia's Facebook post from that Sunday on this layout. I am so proud of her as several months ago she began attending church regularly on her own, getting involved by singing on the worship team and helping out with various events, growing in her faith, and making the decision to deepen her walk with the Lord through baptism!



I can't believe the last week of February is here already . . . and I still have three more of my January Top Five layouts to complete! (One is almost done!)

Are you scrapping your five favorites each month? If so, have you completed January?

9 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Great use of the text conversation and photos.

I'm not scrapping my top five but have decided to ensure I get some scrapping done each month.

alexa said...

I do like your text message additions for this - a great way of ensuring that 'real' stuff is included. You are clearly meeting your challenge to yourself ...

Sandra said...

Oh I love that you've used text messages, it's so easy to forget the little things in our day to day lives

Barbara Eads said...

Love that diagonal looking pocket!

Karen said...

What a great idea to use text messages! I'll have to remember that one!

MonicaB said...

Like how you using the text messages in your layout. This will come in handy with teenagers.

Rachel B said...

Another lovely layout :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful layout!

~Sandy
Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

Alison said...

That's a great layout....I've a lot of catching up to do when I get back! Xx