Sunday, September 13, 2015

Alphabets, Arrows & Acts

 Alphabets, Arrows & Acts
Bible Journaling Workshop

Join Melissa Gross for a 2 hour class merging art and faith!

Thursday, October 1
2pm-4pm or 5:30pm–7:30pm

In this class, we’ll discuss various techniques, tips and ideas for using alphabets and arrows on your illustrated Bible journaling pages. We’ll see samples using stickers, stamps, die cuts, stencils, and doodling. Your class fee includes one sheet of Illustrated Faith letter stickers. 

Melissa will share tips (and a handout!) for creating letters from other letters for those times when your sticker sheet is out of a letter you need.

Melissa will share a devotional from the book of Acts, and we’ll take time to illustrate our faith in the margins of our Bibles. We will be working in a Journaling Bible, but feel free to bring any Bible and/or a journal to work in. Also, bring your favorite Bible journaling supplies to class & don’t forget a journaling pen!

Please call Scrappin’ Goodtime at 903.641.0855 to reserve your spot!

Happy Scrappin' Y'all - Melissa Gross (Design Team Member)
My Blog: Daily Life - Bits & Pieces

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


When I saw the new Harvest collection from Pebbles, I immediately thought that these papers would be perfect for decorating gifts-in-a-jar. I especially like the cut-apart sheet filled with 3x4 cards perfect for adding to a homemade gift.

Here's how this FUN new collection is described on the Pebbles blog: It’s the perfect pick for welcoming the beautiful fall season and makes sharing your favorite sweet treats with friends as easy as can be. It’s going to breathe life into your autumn crafting and make every cookie, card and crop even better.

I filled a small jar with cocoa mix and a larger jar with cookie mix.

I used a 2 1/2 inch circle punch for the papers on the tops of my jars. For the cookie mix jar, I layered additional punched circles, scalloped circles, flowers and a pearl embellishment on top of the base circle (and a matching punched flower & pearl on the jar label). And those strips around the jar lids are actually the printed side of the bar code strip that I cut off the 12x12 papers!

For the cocoa mix, I cut a cup from one of the 3x4 cards, then added the simple directions and adhered it to the back of the jar.

The Recipe Printed Tags from Canvas Home Basics work perfect for including more detailed directions! (You can find the recipe for these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies along with step-by-step directions for filling the jars and additional decorating ideas on my blog HERE.)

These homemade gifts are perfect for special occasions, party favors, office celebrations . . . and Christmas, which is only 106 days away!

Happy Scrappin' Y'all - Melissa Gross (Design Team Member)
My Blog: Daily Life - Bits & Pieces