Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"Happy You" The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit, January 2018

Sometimes I try to find unique ways to showcase papers and in this page, I made them into tags. This is my 4th layout from the latest flavor of the month kit from The Scrap Room kit club. It is also my "recipe" assignment so if you are a subscriber you will get the instructions to recreate this page. 

Products used: Jillibean Soup “You Make MISO Happy” + Embellishment Kit
Stash items used: Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Brown Twine (American Crafts); Tag die (Newton’s Nook); Scallop border punch (Fiskars)
Notes: I wanted something different with my design so I decided to show off the papers by making tags with them. I used a die to create the tags which helped make them all uniform in size and shape. I then added them to the page using some twine from my stash.
After adding the photos in the center of the layout, all I needed was to decorate it. And that was made easy by using the die cuts and enamel hearts that were included in the mini kit. 

And here is the process video for this page. 

And here are some more close ups...




Thank you for stopping by.
Till next time,
Grace

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

"Beautiful Day" The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit, January 2018

Hi there friends. Here's my latest layout using the January Flavor of the Month kit from The Scrap Room kit club. I love how these papers are so sophisticated. But I have to say that I also had a hard time finding photos that match it. It's pretty bold and needed some subdued images to go along with it. But I think I manage to find the right pictures, what do you think?

Products used: Fancy Pants Designs “The Yellow Door Collection” + Embellishment kit
Stash items used: Chipboard Thickers letters (American Crafts); Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things)
Notes: This specific mini kit had a bunch of die cut shapes, as well as a paper that had a bunch of cut aparts and I had wanted to maximize the products so I used most of them on the top, peeking out from my paper border. I also added them to the block of photos to fill in the empty spaces. It’s amazing how a little paper here and there made this page full without too much effort on my part.
The kit also came with tags and I used them here, adding the twine for some texture and dimension to the page.
Because the pattern papers were quite busy, I loved how the foam letters from the Embellishment kit stood out against all the busyness. I completed my title with another type of letter stickers, from my stash, which is also white. 

Here's the process video for this page...

And here are some more close ups....



Thank you for stopping by. Till next time,
Grace

Monday, January 7, 2019

"Shake Up The Routine" The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit, January 2018

This is my second page from the latest Flavor of the month kit from The Scrap Room kit club. Have you seen it? It is so awesome and the variation will inspire you. 

Products used: American Crafts/Shimelle “Head in the clouds”
Stash items used: Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Scallop border punch (Fiskars)
Notes: I liked the patterns in this mini kit, but they were a little bit out of my comfort zone. Since the papers had busy designs on them already, I decided to create my embellishments within the images so as not to add more contrast or compete with the already existing patterns. I fuzzy cut some of the cameras and then added them right on top of the existing image with some foam adhesive. This way, I added some layers to my layout but didn’t have to introduce new designs/images.

Here's the process video of this layout...

And here are more close ups...


Thank you for stopping by. Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, January 3, 2019

"Hello Winter" The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit, January 2018

Hello friends and Happy New Year. This is my first post for 2019 and I still can't believe that we are already in this year, let alone days after the 1st. I hope you all had a great Christmas/Holiday season. I'm sharing my first layout using the latest Flavor of the month kit from The Scrap Room kit club. This is also my take on this month's sketch...

Here's my page....
Products used: Simple Stories “Freezin’ Season”
Stash items used: Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Border punch (Fiskars); Pink Cardstock (DCWV); Glitter pen (Tonic Studios)
Notes: This page is my take on this month’s sketch. I didn’t have a 4x6 photo so I just placed my 3x4 on the top along with a 4x4 cut out from one of the papers. This block worked as my title block. I added some glitter on the word “winter” using some glimmer pen from my stash. I just love how this little touch added some shine to an otherwise flat element.
The 12x12 sticker sheet that came with the mini kit was chock full of fun embellishments and I used a lot of them in this page. I added some of them with foam adhesive to give my page layers and dimension.
I used a pink cardstock from my stash so that the photos can stand out against the busy background. I chose that specific color because it was in one of the pattern papers. Pulling out colors from the pattern papers will ensure that your cardstock choices match well with the rest of the papers. 

And here's the video process video...

And more detail shots...




Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great day.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, December 28, 2018

2018 Top 10 (Favorite Project) You Tube Hop

Hello friends. I hope you had a great Christmas and looking forward to the New Year. I was invited to join some great YouTubers in a video hop that shares our "Top Ten" projects for this year. It was hard for me to narrow it down to just 10 projects but here it is...


And here are the projects again, in no particular order....

Project #1

Project #2

Project #3

Project #4

Project #5

Project #6

Project #7

Project #8

Project #9

Project #10

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year. 

till next time,
Grace

Monday, December 24, 2018

"Christmas Card Set" The ScrapRoom kit club December Flavor of the month kit

Are you ready for Christmas tomorrow? Well I'm here to share with you one last share using my latest Flavors of the month kit from The ScrapRoom kit club. 

Products used: Echo Park “Celebrate Christmas” + December Embellishment Kit
Stash items used: White A2 Card bases; Twine; Nuvo Drops (Gold)
Notes:
I wanted to use up the fun ephemera from Pebbles found in the embellishment kit. I used them as my card sentiments and these cards took little time to put together. 


Merry Christmas friends.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, December 21, 2018

"Christmas Fancy" The ScrapRoom kit club December Flavor of the month kit

Do you have special traditions for the Christmas season? Mine would be to dress up on the Sunday before Christmas. I love looking at my kids in their fancy clothes. This page showcases my youngest in his fancy suit. It is also a page that I created using scraps from the latest Flavors of the Month kit from the ScrapRoom kit club. 

Products used: Echo Park “Celebrate Christmas” + December Embellishment Kit
Stash items used: Silhouette Cameo; Black Cardstock; Light Blue Cardstock; Green Corrugated Thickers Alpha
Notes:
This page took very little time to put together since I had four 3x5 photos.
I didn’t add too many stickers because I didn’t want to take the focus on the photos but the adorable images in the sticker sheet did help to emphasize the season of the page. 


Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"Santa Card Set" The ScrapRoom kit club December Flavor of the month kit

Handmade cards are a must during this season. Here are some cards that I created using some scraps from my latest Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom kit club. 

Products used: Carta Bella “Santa’s Workshop” + Echo Park Celebrate Christmas sticker sheet
Stash items used: White A2 Card bases; Red twine; Nuvo Drops (Gold); Circle Punch (Creative Memories)
Notes:
I adored the paper with the snowman so I wanted to highlight that. I love that the images face both left and right so I can line them up where Santa seemed to be moving his head from one side to the other.
I added some stickers from the Echo Park sticker sheet to create my easy card sentiments.


Do you make handmade cards?

Till next time,
Grace

Monday, December 17, 2018

"Noel Delight" The ScrapRoom kit club December Flavor of the month kit

Here's one of my extra project for this month's Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom kit club. 

Products used: Pebbles “Cozy and Bright” + December Embellishment Kit
Stash items used: Silhouette Cameo; Black Cardstock
Notes:
The photos of our gingerbread house were already pretty colorful so it wasn’t hard to use the black cardstock found in one of the FOTM mini kits as my base for this layout.
I grounded the page by creating a thin border using the striped paper within the kit. 




Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Christmas Train" The ScrapRoom kit club December Flavor of the month kit

Hello friends. Here's another layout that I created with my latest Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom kit club. And it is also my "recipe" assignment, so if you are a subscriber, you will get a "how to" instructions to recreate page. 

Stash items used: Border Punch, Circle Punch ( 1 ½), Silhouette Cameo; Black Cardstock
Notes:
Since I had wanted to use these products for a double page layout, I did a simple design where I can spread strips of papers going across on both pages. Adding photos in a row also helps me stretch the papers.
I layered the title letters (grey and black) so I can create a slight shadow underneath the light colored letters. 




Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace