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.

Crafty Resume & Such

Scrappin' Goodtime (scrapbook store/retreat), October 2013 - present
 Design Team Member Oct 2013 - Dec 2015

Personal Scrapbook (scrapbook store), September 2015 - present

Online Class Coach
Finding Photo Freedom (Big Picture Classes) - 2011 & 2013 
[Assisted class instructor Stacy Julian by answering questions, providing encouragement, and sharing my adaptations of her Library of Memories system on the classroom message boards and coaches' blog during 12 week workshop.]

Library of Memories Community (Big Picture Classes) - 2011-2013  
 [Monitored online classroom message boards and answered questions about the Library of Memories system.]

Guest Posts
 Teach the Young Women (5/19/17) on Sweet To The Soul Ministries
 How To Use Your Blog As A Witnessing Tool (1-12-17) on 1authenticheart.com
Trash Cans and Gratitude (11-10-13) on Lynn's Blog
About Finding Photo Freedom (5-12-11) on Rebekah's Blog
Posts on Scrappin' Goodtime blog
Stickers, Stamping & Samuel Bible Journaling Crop (3/8/16)
March Bible Journaling Workshop (2/16/16)
Bible Journaling Workshops & "Crop" (1/7/16)
A Bible Journaling "Crop" (11-9-15)
Intro to Bible Journaling Workshop Dec 5 (11-9-15)
Inks, Illustrations & Isaiah Bible Journaling Workshop (11-1-15)
Gesso, Gelatos & Genesis (10-9-15)
Alphabets, Arrows & Acts (9-13-15)
Gifts In A Jar (9-9-15)
 Intro to Bible Journaling Workshop (8-1-15)
A Day At The Park Mix & Match Pad (7-27-15)
Watercolor Memories (7-20-15)
Authentique's Infused Collection (7-17-15)
Barbie Pocket Page (7-13-15)
Gift Tags (6-17-15) 
More Pocket Page Scrapbooking (5-20-15)
Pocket Page Scrapbooking & More (5-13-15)
Best Creation Glitter Papers  (5-6-15)
Tools & Products & Supplies (4-15-15)
Authentique's Classique: Beauty Collection (4-11-15)
How Do You Scrap? (4-3-15)
Hope & A Future Mixed Media Scripture Class (3-18-15)
Happiness Is Homemade Clear Scraps Clipboard (3-13-15)
Authentique's Durable Collection (3-9-15)
Wall of Color (3-8-15)
Scrapbook Expo 2015 (2-22-15)
 Kaisercraft Blue Bay Collection (2-18-15)
Doily Dress Tutorial & Blog Winner (1-28-15)
Giveaway - Subscribe Today (1-21-15)
Authentique's Faith Collection (1-18-15)
Remembering Christmas in July (12-16-14) 
Five Ways To Use Paper Doilies On Cards (10-7-14)
Memories Map Papers (6-20-14)
The State Line Papers & Jet Setters Die Cut Stickers (6-7-14)
Favorite Scrapbooking Podcasts (3-16-14)
Garage Days Cards (2-24-14)
Kaisercraft's Garage Days Collection (2-17-14) 
A Quick Project for Paper Scraps (2-8-14)
It's Been A Long Time (1-9-14)

Posts on Personal Scrapbook blog
Bible Journaling Workshop - new date! (3/8/16)
12x12 Album with Pocket Pages (2/24/16) 
March Bible Journaling Workshop (2/16/16)
Bible Journaling Workshops & "Crop" (1/7/16)
Photos, Papers & Philippians (11-9-15) 
Tip-Ins, Tabs & Titus (10-9-15)
Upcoming Bible Journaling Workshops (9-19-15)

Podcast Guest
Give Your Photos Stories 004 Big Storms (Get It Scrapped), Jan 2014

Guest Designer
Sketches in Thyme - December 2010 & February 2011

Scrapbooking Challenges
Authentique's April Sketch Challenge - April 2017
Scrapping Everyday Miracles Top 3 - August 2015
Sketches in Thyme Top 3 - October 2010

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