Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
If you would like to contact me please email me at
graceelainetolman@yahoo.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

My objectives: To first and foremost preserve my family’s memories in an archival quality while infusing my personality in every page and also to share my passion for this craft to people who I come in contact with. There's always room for scrapbooking in every families' life. I'm also seeking job opportunities as a designer and blogger/writer for scrapbook manufacturers and craft publications.

My life in a nutshell: I'm a work at home mom of an 11 year old boy , a 8 year old girl and a 4 month old sweet baby boy. Therefore my life is usually filled with learning, new discovery, bribery and sometimes "time outs". I have a loving and very supportive husband of 12 years. When the kids have gone to bed at night, my time is spent crafting while catching up on my favorite shows and movies. I also enjoy reading, window shopping and perusing blogs for inspirations.

Although I’ve been doing some type of scrapbooking since grade school, I only started to scrapbook seriously after my son was born. When he was born I knew I will be staying at home with him but coming from a fast paced sales job I was afraid I would ran out of things to do during the day. Little did I know that with a newborn you won’t have anytime to do anything else. Anyways after going through a basic scrapbooking class I was hooked and haven’t stopped scrapping since. My style has evolved through the years but there's one thing that never changes- my quest to tell the story. That's always the first thing I think of when I want to make a scrapbook page and/or project. And lately I've been inspired by pattern paper and fun, bright colors.

Published Work

Craft Ideas magazine
December 2015- Holiday tags (on the cover)

PaperCrafts and Scrapbooking
November 2014 - "Hello" layout

Scrapbook and Cards Today
Spring 2014 "Easter Eggs" layout
Winter 2013 "Archibald farm" layout
Fall 2012 "Halloween Parade" layout
Winter 2010 "Christmas 2008" layout
Fall 2010 "Thank You" card

Creating Keepsakes
2013- Mixed Media special issue- Homemade Love layout

May/June 2013- Cabrillo Beach layout
Jan/Feb 2012- Saving my tomatoes
July/August 2012- Garden of the Gods
Baby/Toddler special issue- 1 photo
May/June Photo tip- 1 Photo
March 2012 Reader Gallery- A Happy Day
Sewing special issue- 1 project
February 2011- "Twenty9"
January 2011- "A Place of Learning"
November 2010-
"Let's see those pearly whites" (special issue)
August 2010- "Bulldog Boy"
Paper issue 2010- "A rite of Passage"
May/June 2010- "Their Example"
March/April 2010- "My Night Job"
February 2010 "V-day Plan"
November 2009 Becky's Sketch "Muddy Maddie"
September 2009 Becky's Sketch "Getting Away" (digital)
August 2009 Becky's Sketch "Let's see those pearly whites"
April 2009
Candice Stringham Photo colum "Easter" photoMarch 2009 Candice Stringham Photo colum "Playground perspective" photo
Easier than Ever 2 book "The Sweet Life"

BHG Scrapbooks Etc.
October 2012- "Home School"; "Trunk of Treat"; "Coffin Treat box"

August 2012- "Home at Last"
April 2012- "My 30th"
February 2012 "Anniversary 2010"
October 2009 Issue "a Favorite Place"
August/September 2009 On Assignment column "1st day"

Nov/Dec 2008 Issue "Outtake"

Simply Handmade
Mar/April 2013- Easter paper basket; Oh Happy day altered box

November/December 2012- Fall WreathFebruary/March "Enthusiasm Wall art" and "Diaper Cake"
December/January "Count your blessings " Plaque
October/November 2010 "Hark Frame"
June/July 2010 "Homemade magnets"
March/April 2010 "Butterfly" headband
October/November 2009 "Home is where the heart is" frame
"Rustling leaves" hanging art

Cards Magazine
September 2013- 1 card

August 2013- 1 card
June 2013- 1 card
April 2013- 6 cards
March 2013- 1 card
November 2012- 2 cards
October 2012- 1 tag
September 2012- 2 cards
July 2012- 2 cards
June 2012- 3 cards
May 2012- 6 cards
November 2011- "Birthday greetings"; "Thank You
September 2011- "Take Courage"; "Something to be thankful for"
August 2011- "Come to a party" card
July 2011- "BBQ time" card
August 2010- Wild and Free card
July 2010- Welcome home card
April 2010- Thank you card
December 2009- Happy day card
August 2009 {goodluck} card

PaperCrafts Magazine
225 Cards and Gifts- "Fun Address book"; "Rootbeer Gift card holder"; "Especially for you treat box"
Jan/Feb 2011 "Time to Celebrate" card
Holiday Cards and more, vol. 5 (Sept. 2010) Merry Christmas bag
Card Creations 8 book (May 2009)
A Quick note card
Cards Creations 6 book (September 2008)
"Hello!" card

CRICUT Magazine

September 2013- 2 cards
Families (August 2013)- 3 projects
August 2013- 1 card
July 2013- 2 cards
CARDS (June 2013)- 2 cards
Simple and Stylish- 3 projects
May 2013- 1 project
April 2013- 2 projects
January 2013- 2 projects
Holiday Idea book- 3 projects
October 2012- 2 projects
September 2012- 1 project
CARDS issue- 3 projects
July 2012- 2 projects
May 2012- 2 projects
Quick and Easy book- 3 projects
April 2012- 2 projects
March 2012- 2 projects
February 2012- 2 cards
Families Idea book- 3 projects
January 2012- 1 project
Holidays idea book- 3 projects
November 2011- 1 project
September 2011- 2 projects
August 2011- 3 projects
Cards Idea book- 2 projects
June/July 2011- 6 projects

CREATE Magazine

2013 CREATE Mini Album (September 2013)- 1 album
2013 CREATE Vintage Modern (July 2013)- 2 projects
2013 CREATE Mini Album (June 2013)- 1 album
2013 CREATE Sketches- 1 layout
2013 CREATE Mini Album (March 2013) Family Mini Album
2012 CREATE Mini Album (winter edition)- 2 projects
2012 CREATE Embellishment- "Lately" layout
2012 CREATE Holidays- 2 projects
2012 CREATE Stamping- 1 layout
2012 CREATE Mini Album (summer edition)- 2 projects
2012 CREATE Baby- 3 projects
2012 CREATE Quick and Easy- 1 project
2012 CREATE Mini album (spring editions) - 2 projects
2012 CREATE Stamping- 1 project
2012 CREATE Vintage- 3 projects
2011 CREATE Mini album- 2 projects
2011 CREATE Holidays- 4 projects
2011 CREATE Family- "The four of us"; "Peruvian dinner"
2011 CREATE Mini album, Summer/Fall- "Silverwood lake" mini
2011 CREATE Stamp book- "10 reasons", "bird card"
2011 CREATE for home issue- "Key holder", "Desktop calendar", "Mom's favorite recipe book", "Artsy urban magnets"
2011 Create: Quick and Easy- "Homemade Pie","Happy as can be", "Celebrate", "Cal Science Minibook"
2011 Create: Cricut- "Miracle" card
2010 Create: Holiday issue- "Christmas Countdown"

Scrapbook Trends
2013 July- 1 layout

2012 December- 1 card
2012 May- "Mothers"
2011 December- "A Gingerbread party"
September - "Calendar Helper"
2011 July issue- "In the 90's"
2011 June issue- "A new adventure", "Dad, you lift me up" card
2011 March issue- "Beautiful friend"
2011 January issue- "Documenting 2010"
2010 November issue- "Thanksgiving fun" card
2010 October issue- "Ahoy Matey!"
2010 September issue- "You are wonderful", "family time", "bookworm"
2010 August issue- "My Lola"
2010 Minialbum issue- Time Capsule minibook
2010 January issue- "Capture the Moments"
Quick and Easy book- "Happiness"
2009 December issue- My "Purse"-onality
2009 November issue- "Whoa" and "Sweet Escape"
2009 September issue- "Thank you, teacher" (card)
2009 March issue- "Lucky shot" layout (digital)
"Your point of view" layout (digital)

Vacation Idea book 2008- "Who's missing" layout
MiniAlbum lll book -"Reasons Why I love you" minibook

Memory Makers
Big Book of Scrapbook Ideas May 2011 "I count"
"From Scratch"
"Work in Progress"
Special Wedding Issue 2009 "To witness"
Reader Idea gallery March/April 2009 "27"

Special newstand edition 2008 "Mission (Im)possible"Paper Trends MagazineOct/Nov 2008 issue "Family day trips minibook"
"Love Notes" altered envelope

Simple Scrapbook magazine
Jan/Feb 2009 Obsession article "Sappy love song listener"

Sept/Oct 2008 Our Readers section "Overcoming the fear"

Scrap and Stamp Arts Magazine
2007 December issue "Merry Christmas card"
Scrapbook news and Review ezineAugust 2008 issue "Summer Movie Review minibook"
"Hot stuff"
"Nevada Falls"
"Dog, Please"
"They were Smitten"

Scrapstreet.com ezine
2008 April Issue "Blankets of Grace"
2008 February Issue "Love is"
" The Goods"
" Smile"
2007 November issue "Full of Wonder

Ready.Set.Create ezine
2006 Oct/Nov issue "Love"

Work Experience:

Online Publication:
Ella Publishing- "Ella Friend" Team Member 2012


Ribbon's Unlimited- January 2014- December 2014
Inspired by Stamping- January 2013- December 2014
Epiphany Crafts- March 2013- March 2014
Die-versions- April 2013- December 2013
Paper House- September 2013-November 2013
GCD Studios- March 2013- July 2013
My Little Shoebox Design Team member- April 2012- February 2013
Creative Memories Design team member- January 2012- December 2012
WorldWin Cardstock Design team member- November 2011- August 2012
Glue Arts Design team member March 2011- May 2012
Upsy Daisy Design team member October 09- August 2011
Clear Scraps Design team memeber March 2010- August 2011
Piggy Tales Academy Design team member- March 2010- November 2010
GCD Studios Design team member April 09- February 2010

Kit Clubs and online stores
Paper Bakery kit club Sketch desinger November 2011-August 2012
Crazy Daisy kit club Design team member June 09-Dec. 2010
SoCalScrap.us Team Member May 08- March 2009
Coconut Scrapshop Design team member (March 2008- December2008)
Scrapwords DT Member (Wordsmith) March 2008-July2008

Challenge Blogs:
Stick it down- January 2016- present

Cardabilities April 2011-September 2011
Get Sketchy March 2010-Sept. 2010

Guest design opportunities:
April Guest designer for CSI blog 2012
May Guest designer for SEI blog 2011
April Guest designer for American Crafts "Studio" blog 2011
Jan Guest Desinger for Addicted Scrappers monthly kit. 2007
June Guest Designer for "A Page In Time" monthly kit. 2007


Mod Podge Rocks blog
2009 July Weeding Keepsake box project feature

Scrapscene newsletter:
2008 September "2 cute to spook" layout feature
2008 September "Scrappin in a budget" article
2008 August CD case minialbum tutorial
Prima gallery
2008 April "Dream" card
2008 April "Sweet wishes" card

Teresa Collins blog
2008 April 4th- "Fly" layout showcased in her blog

Basic Grey gallery
2008 June "CTR Moment" layout
2008 June "A side order of Sun" layout2008 March "Pinkalicious" layout
2008 February "2008 Pocket Calendar" project
2007 September "Sisters"

Got Sketch by Valerie Salmon
2007 December, Layout contributor "Our Quiet Time"

Donna Downey online newsletter
2008 October Trash to Treasure section "Tram view" page
2007 March Trash to Treasure section "Sweet" altered choco can

Page Maps by Becky Fleck
2009 October Layout sketch contributor "Just me and her"
2007 March Card sketch contributor "Grateful" card

Creating Keepsakes
2011 May 12, My scrapbook space was linked on their blog.
2008 April 18 Homepage featured layout "Achieve"
2008 March 20 Homepage featured layout "Lucky Shot"
2007 January 28 Page of the Day "Quotes minibook"
2006 November 22 Page of the Day "Me"

2006 October 20 Layout of the day "My Secret"

Designed projects for Grafix Arts for CHA Anaheim (Winter 2010)
Designed projects for Grafix Arts (Summer 2009)
Designed pages and mini album for Black Market Society Paper for CHA Chicago (Summer 2008)

Semi Finalist for Heartfelt Creations DT search- (October 2011)
American crafts blog Ad Inspired challenge- winner (May 2009)
Cuttlebug Be Inspired #28 challenge- winner (April 2009)
Kraft Girl Kits March contest- winner (March 2009)
Method Playground challenge blog- winner of challenge #40 (March 2009)
Tallmouse (local craft store) Love page contest- Winner for the Cerritos location (Feb. 2009)
Scenic Route monthly challenge- January Free for all winner (2009)
Scrapfaith blog- February challenge winner (2008)
Scrapstreet.com-finalist in the February layout cover contest (2008)
Addicted Scrappers.com- Guest designer for January winner (Dec. 2007)
Scrapstreet.com- finalist in the November layout cover contest (2007)
SoCalScrap.us- Winner for the Web banner/logo designer contest (2007)
Winner of the Monthly Homepage Challenge for October (2007)