Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

"Fabulous Teachers" page

Hi there dear friends. Today's page was inspired by the following layout which was part of the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog challenge. For this month, they challenged the readers to scraplift this design....

And here's my take on it...
I followed the basic outline of the page but instead of doing a snow page, I did a layout documenting some of my children's awesome teachers. I loved the bold colors of the page and so I lifted that too. 

And here are some more close ups....



Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Hot Air Balloon Festival" page

Happy 'hump' day everyone. Today's layout share is a double page layout. I had put this event off for a long time because I didn't know how to scrap it. I had taken TONS of photos of this event and they were all colorful. I knew I wanted a lot of them on my page but shrinking them down to small sizes seems a bit of a task so I opted to just choose ten of the best shots and then printed them at 4x6, then I layed them on my page and then filled in the empty spots with products. 

The latest Mercy Tiara 27 day challenge helped me to narrow which products to use. In this recipe challenge we were to use:
photo celebrating an event or holiday- I did that with this annual balloon festival event in my area
green- I used some green paper in between my photos
flower- I used some flower sequins, in green too
stamping- I used some Technique Tuesday stamps to add some design to my page. I stamped them on white cardstock first, trimmed it and then added it to my page (I didn't want to ruin my photos in case I messed up on my stamping) 

Here are some more close ups....


Thank you for stopping by.

till next time,
Grace

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"Hello 10 Months" page

Hi there crafty friends. Today's page was inspired by the following sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap blog. I like how this sketch shows multiple photos, something that I'm seeing less and less these days. 


I decided to go back to my third baby's album and work on some unfinished pages. Here are some adorable pictures of him when he was 10 months old and I also documented some things that were considered "milestones" or "firsts" during that month. 

Here are some close ups...
All the items in this page was made with scraps.



Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Monday, March 20, 2017

"How We Celebrate" Series, March edition


Hi dear friends. Welcome to another edition of my monthly series collaboration with a good scrappy friend Nicole. For this month's page, I decided to go with an outdoor page signaling the start of spring. Scroll down to see the page, sketch and process video....



Because this is an event page, I always go with lots of photos. The beauty about lots of photos and that they are 4x6s is that most of the double page layout is filled already. No need to worry about having to fill the page with products. But that can have a negative too if you like "decorating" the page. My solution...use the empty/open spaces within the photos to add stickers, stamping and other embellishments. 

Take a look at how I made this page from start to finish....

And here are some more close ups....



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Have a great day.

Till next time,
Grace