Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

10 Handmade Cards, 1 Homemade kit February 2019 #1




















Monday, February 18, 2019

10 Handmade Cards, 1 Homemade kit February 2019 Product Share



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Happy Party" (The ScrapRoom February 2019 Flavors of the Month Kit)

Hi there friends. Today I'm sharing the layout that I created for my "recipe" assignment for The Scraproom kit club. 

Products used: Echo Park “Let’s Party” + Embellishment kit
Stash items used: Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Circle cutter (Creative Memories); Vellum (WorldWin Cardstock)
Notes:
This is my page for the recipe assignment. I had plenty of photos of this event and so I placed most of them on the left page and then to balance the layout, I added my title, journaling and most of the embellishments on the right side.
There’s a text paper in this mini kit and I liked it behind some of my photos but I also needed my photos to shine against it so I added a mat of vellum for each of the photo so there’s a little bit of buffer between the photo and the busy pattern paper.

And here's the process video for it...

Here are some detail shots as well... 




Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you'll check out the other projects created with the latest Flavors of the Month kit over at The ScrapRoom kit club blog and website.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, February 8, 2019

"You Are Loved" (The ScrapRoom February 2019 Flavors of the Month Kit)

Happy Friday friends. Today the latest Freaky Fast Friday challenge from The ScrapRoom kit club was revealed. You can see it here too..

And here's my take on the challenge, using the latest Flavors of the Month kit.
Products used: Crate Paper “La La Love” + Embellishment kit
Stash items used: Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Ink (Tea Dye, Distress Mini Ink Pads); Black Pen (American Crafts); Brown twine (Doodlebug Design Inc.)
Notes:
This is my page for the FFF assignment. I used the 3 3.25” x 4.25” pieces on the bottom to hold my title, journaling and some other fun embellishments. I love that I was able to incorporate 3 photos and still had space to put “fun stuff” like die cuts, tags and stickers.

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

And here are some more close ups... 




Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll join us this month by creating a layout for the challenge.

Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, February 7, 2019

"Sweet Love" (The ScrapRoom February 2019 Flavors of the Month Kit)

Hi there my friends. I seldom create a page with just one photo, but once in a while I get an image and although it is imperfect in many ways, it also is perfect in the emotion that it evokes to me. This photo was one of them. I documented it and the feelings behind it using the latest Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom kit club. 

Products used: Simple Stories “Kissing Booth” + Embellishment kit
Stash items used: Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Scallop border punch (Fiskars); Pink Cardstock (DCWV); Small ampersand sticker (October Afternoon); Ink (Tea Dye, Distress Mini Ink Pads)
Notes:
I rarely use one single photo for my pages, but this one is just so precious to me. It shows my kids and their cousins. These three, although living miles apart, always have a great time when they get together. To make this page fun and also to feature all of the papers in this mini collection, I cut the papers out into small squares and created a quilt block on the right side. I then used the papers as a backdrop for those cute die cuts and stickers that came in the kit.
I have this wider space between two of the rows of the blocks. That’s because I eye balled my placement of the blocks and didn’t quite get it to even out. I had thought of putting something there, maybe a strip of paper or washi but at the end, I like how plain that is. It gave the eye some rest amongst all of the busyness of the rest of the layout.

And here's the process video...

And here are some more close ups.... 




Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Monday, February 4, 2019

"Happy Memories" (The ScrapRoom February 2019 Flavors of the Month Kit)

Hello crafty friends. Thank you for stopping by. I can't believe that we are in the eyar 2019 let alone in the second month. Time sure flies by fast. Speaking of time flying fast, I look at these photos of my little guy and I can't believe he will be entering Kindergarten this fall. It feels like it was just yesterday when I gave birth to him. 

This double page layout was created using the latest Flavors of the Month kit from The ScrapRoom kit club. 

Products used: Carta Bella “Our House” + Embellishment kit
Stash items used: White Cardstock; Date stamp (Studio Calico); Ink (Black, My Favorite Things); Black Pen (American Crafts); Ink (Tea Dye, Distress Mini Ink pads); Brown twine (Doodlebug Design Inc.); Corner rounder punch (EK Success)
Notes:
I loved the papers in this collection. They have a good combination of big floral prints and tiny hearts too. I featured all of them by lining them up on my double page layout. I placed most of my photos on the bottom to give it a good balance of colors and designs. 
I then used a combination of stickers and die cut pieces to finish off the layout. One of the tags already had lines so it was an easy product to use for journaling. 

And here's the process video....

Here are some more close ups too. 


When you think about how time flies fast, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Have a great day.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"Winter Christmas Card Set" The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit, January 2018

BBrrrrr! Is it cold where you are? I like winters but I appreciate it better if I'm indoors. But I do like the latest winter collection from Simple Stories. Here are three cards that I made using this collection that came from the latest Flavor of the month kit from The Scrap Room kit club. 
Products used: Simple Stories “Freezin’ Season” + Embellishment kit
Stash items used: White A2 Card bases; Gold Nuvo Drops (Tonic Studios); Pink Cardstock (DCWV)
Notes: How fun are these die cut and sticker images from the “Freezin’ Season” collection of Simple Stories? I love the addition of pink into this winter collection, they brought a pop of unexpected to an otherwise blue/white combo. I used the same design for all three cards but used various papers to give them unique looks. I then added die cuts and stickers to complete the cards. As a finishing touch, I added some gold Nuvo drops in certain places within the card. 

Here are close ups of each card...



Thank you for stopping by.
Till next time,
Grace

Monday, January 28, 2019

"Flower Card Set" The Scrap Room Flavor of the Month kit, January 2018

Hi friends. Are you ready for some card inspiration? Here are some using my paper scraps from the latest Flavor of the month kit from The Scrap Room kit club

Products used: Jillibean Soup “You Make MISO Happy” + Embellishment Kit
Stash items used: White A2 Card bases; Tag die (Newton’s Nook); Frame die (Inspired By Stamping)
Notes: I love using scraps to create my cards. The smaller pieces of paper make for new and interesting card designs; that was the case with these cards. Some of the leftover tags from my layout assignment this month even made a second appearance on one of the cards here. I also used the die cuts that came in the embellishment pack to add some focal images on some of the cards.
Two of the sentiments in the cards came from the washi sticker sheet.

And here are some close ups of each card...



What will you be creating today?

Till next time,
Grace

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