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Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gone Fishing

Remember the old Shimelle 4x6 Photo Love?  I went digging looking for a sketch to help me put these 3 photos onto a layout and ended up back at this post with my focus on the Photo Booth Love layout that led me to create this layout of my own.

I wanted to be able to incorporate a lot of different patterned papers so the layout wouldn't be all brown and green (the primary colors in the pictures).  I love how the little blocks of several papers brings some pop of color to the whole piece without overwhelming the photos.

Supplies Used:  Brads - Basic Grey; Cardstock - Bazzill (Walnut Cream); Ink - StazOn (Timber Brown); Journaling card - Echo Park Paper Co.; Patterned Paper - Echo Park Paper Co.; Pen - ZigWriter (Chocolate); Stickers - Echo Park Paper Co. & October Afternoon; Title - American Crafts Thickers (Stroll)

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fetch a Pail of Water

Sharing another layout from our family road trip.  This is at my grandparents' farm.  Our boys got such a kick out of using the hand pump to fill buckets of water to carry to the Finnish sauna.  I have the same memories from my childhood and am so glad we were able to make this trip and create these memories with our boys.

Supplies Used:  Brads - Cosmo Cricket; Cardstock - Bazill (Quicksand); Patterned Paper - October Afternoon & Simple Stories;Pen - Copic (BG72 Ice Ocean) & Micron Pigma (Black); Stickers - October Afternoon; Title - Basic Grey 
For the title I didn't have any letters in the color I was looking for but the Basic Grey white chipboard alpha set worked perfectly when combined with a little Copic marker coloring.   It's hard to tell in the picture but they actually came out a little uneven in the coloring so it mimics the look of water.  Perfect!
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

On The Lake

I'm determined to get the photos from this vacation we took as a family back in 2010 (oh my) put on to layouts.  Not sure how I neglected to take care of them sooner but they obviously got overlooked - or maybe I just wasn't inspired at the time.  Needless to say, they are getting taken care of now.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Bazzill (Kraft); Enamel dots - Dooblebug Design; Ink - StazOn (Timber Brown); Journaling card - Echo Park Paper Co.; Patterned paper - Doodlebug Design & Echo Park Paper Co.; Pen - ZigWriter (Chocolate); Stickers - Echo Park Paper Co. & October Afternoon; Thread - Aunt Lydia's Carpet Thread; Title - Chic Tags; Wood Veneers - Studio Calico
I have noticed that many of the pictures from this trip aren't fantastic and maybe that is what dissuaded me from putting them into my books.  In hindsight, I don't really care how good the pictures are, it's more the story they tell that I want to hang on to.  It was a great trip seeing some amazing sights, spending lots of time with my siblings, parents and uncle and those are the things I want to be reminded of when I look back through my scrapbooks.  
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Teen Traveler

I have another layout to share with you all.  I found an entire box of photos dating back to 2010 that I hadn't yet scrapped - who am I kidding...I found photos from 2010 all the way to 2014 that I haven't scrapped.  At least I know I won't run out of material any time soon.  Anyhow, this "teen traveler" isn't even a teen anymore but I still love putting together layouts with him in them.

Supplies Used:  Brads - My Mind's Eye; Card stock - American Crafts; Die Cuts - Crate Paper; Ink - ColorBox Chalk Ink (Charcoal); Journaling Card - Simple Stories; Number Sticker - Echo Park Paper Co.; Patterned Paper - Basic Grey & Simple Stories; Pens - Copic (Dark Red R89) & ZigWriter (Pure Black); Stickers - American Traditional Designs, Echo Park Paper Co. & October Afternoon; Title - Echo Park Paper Co.; Wood Veneers - Studio Calico 
I had to get creative with the number "1" in 15 at the top right since I couldn't find a circle with the number on it that looked right for the layout.  I took a Crate Paper die cut and colored it in with a Copic marker to get the color I wanted then I outlined a number sticker from the Echo Park Paper Co. and added it to the top of the red circle die cut - worked like a charm.  

Lots more layouts to come from this same trip...keep an eye out for them.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

It has been forever since I have shared any projects here.  Life has gotten busy and I let this wonderful hobby slip by the way side.  My husband asked me why I hadn't been scrapping and I couldn't give him a reason other than I'd been busy.  He simply said "So go do it".  And now I can't stop.  Four layouts in three days and I'm feeling like I'm on a roll.

This is a really old picture - I found stacks of old photos that I haven't scrapped so I better get busy.

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Bazzill; Chipboard Stickers - My Mind's Eye; Cork Sheet - Canvas Corporation; Die Cuts - Crate Paper & y Mind's Eye; Ink - StazOn (Jet Black); Journaling cards - Pebbles.; Patterned paper - Echo Park Paper Co. & My Mind's Eye; Pen - ZigWriter; Stickers - My  Mind's Eye & October Afternoon; Title Card - Pebbles; Twine - The Twinery; Wood veneers - Studio Calico

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Our Favorite Snow Games

So Summer is drawing to a close and I didn't do any scrap booking while my kids were out of school.  Between their busy baseball schedules and my busy work schedule (VBS was a blast even though it was a ton of work) I didn't have any free crafty time.  This is an older layout that has been laying around my craft table and I figure since our evenings are getting colder (say it isn't so) these types of scenes aren't too far off.  My layout was inspired by Jana Eubanks “Our Favorite SnowMan” layout.  I had fun trying to re-create a similar feel using my Silhouette and papers that I had on hand.  

Supplies used: Alphabet Stickers – Echo Park Paper Co.; Die cut – Silhouette Cameo; Enamel dots – My Mind’s Eye & Theresa Colins; Ink – ColorBox Chalk  Ink (Chestnut Roan); Patterned Paper – Basic Grey & Echo Park paper Co.; Pen – ZigWriter (Chocolate); Stickers – Echo Park Paper Co.; Twine – craft supplies; Wood veneer – Studio Calico
The kids are off to school which means I've got work to do around here.  We have a birthday party celebrating our youngest tonight so I better get moving.  Be blessed!
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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Big Freeze

Since spring is almost upon us (although that means very little here in Colorado - our biggest storms almost always hit in the spring) I thought I better get to sharing some of the winter layouts I've been plowing through.
 
Supplies used:  Alphabet stickers – American Crafts & Basic Grey; Border Sticker – My Mind’s Eye; Embossing Powder – Zing (opaque white); Enamel dots – My Mind’s Eye; Ink – ColorBox Chalk Ink (Charcoal) & Versamark; Journaling cards – Echo Park Paper Co. & Simple Stories; Patterned paper – Echo Park Paper Co. & My Mind’s Eye; Pen – Bic MarkIt; Stamps – Martha Stewart Crafts; Stickers – Echo Park Paper Co. & October Afternoon; Washi Tape – My Mind’s Eye; Wood veneers – Studio Calico
 
This fountain sits in the heart of our downtown and the year I took this photo, they hadn't turned off the water flow before we got a big storm.  The result was beautiful icicles hanging all around the fountain.  The kids and I were fascinated by the enormity of those ice chunks hanging off the sides.
 
For this layout, I mixed some brand new Echo Park papers with some older Echo Park.  I love how the colors in their current collections are able to tie back to their older collections...it makes using up those last bits of paper and embellishments so much easier.  The snowflakes running across the page are Martha Stewart stamps that I embossed in white embossing powder - these stamps are so lovely and detailed and the fact that those details even come through when embossing the images truly speaks to the quality of the stamps. 
 
Today we're expecting a warm up here but they are talking about snow coming again tomorrow so we'll throw on our capris and short sleeve shirts and enjoy the warmth while we can!
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