Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back again.



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....



Thank you for stopping by. As always if you want to check out Nicole's page and video, please click here.

Make sure you stop by again next month or you can also always hit the 'subscribe' button on my YouTube channel so you will be notified about the next video I post.

Have a great day.

Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Yes We Are Smitten" layout

Hello dear friends. I hope you are having a good day so far. I made this page a few days ago but haven't had the time to share. It was inspired by the following sketch from Stuck?! sketch blog


My heart shape was not going to show too much with my photos so I cut the heart and 'extended' it. The heart now looks a little 'off' but I still prefer it being a bigger accent than it was before. 

 I used a bunch of scraps for this page. I was initially going to go for a red, blue and white color combo but the soft colors of the yellow and pink worked better, especially since the focus of the theme was meeting my niece for the first time.

This was also create with the latest Mercy Tiara's 27 day challenge. We were to create a page with a heart in it, more than one photo, 3 or more pattern papers, something glittery (mine was sequins) and journaling that starts with "I".

 So that's it. Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Monday, February 20, 2017

"How We Celebrate" Video Series February Version

Hello there dear friends. Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by. It's that time of the month again. I'm talking about my monthly series in collaboration with ColieBing in YouTube. Thank you for all of the friends that watched our January share. 

Here's the sketch for this month's page. Remember that all of my pages will have an accompanying sketch so if you want "pin" the sketch, you can easily do that from this blog post. 


And here's my page....
I decided not to go with the popular "Valentine's day" theme for February. I wanted to be a bit different this month. :)

Here's the process video that goes along with this page....

And here are some more close ups....


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to comment below. Make sure you stop by ColieBing's YouTube channel for her layout share.

Till next time,
Grace



Friday, February 17, 2017

"All Together" layout

Happy Friday friends. Today's page was inspired by the following sketch from The ScrapRoom kit club blog. I didn't have a vertical photo for this particular memory so I just used both horizontal pics. All of the papers in this page is also from my scrap stash which makes me feel soooo good to get some used up. :)

The word "together" in my title was cut from my Silhouette Cameo. 
Here are some more close ups....



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, February 16, 2017

"Let's Celebrate" layout

Hello again. Today's layout was inspired by the following sketch from the Sketch N Scrap blog. I liked how the sketch offered three photos. I am finding it rare to find sketches that have multiple photos in them. Do you agree with me?

And here's my take....
My page is kinda busy. With the colors and four 4x6 photos, there are a lot of things to take in. But the sketch helped me "organize" my page. I turned it 180 degrees, putting the photos on the right instead of on the left. I did a lot of layering and tucking things in so that I can stick some accents without taking too much from my photos. I also used a paper pad (Pebbles) to make sure that the items on my page coordinated with one another. 

I've been using up some of my "new" products and I added a few of them here. The flair, "I {heart" this" tab, and papers were all from my "new product" stash.

The heart epoxy stickers were actually from a Christmas sticker sheet. The color and shape worked well on this page despite it not being a Christmas layout.

I decided to handwrite my journaling on the lined paper that I tucked behind my photos. I liked that better than doing journaling strips on the right side that will cover the pink paper.

Thank you for stopping by. Please check back again soon.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Remember Traditions" layout

Hello there dear friends. I know I've been quiet around here. It's been a creative month for me but I just haven't had the time to share them yet. I plan on sharing a new page everyday for the next 4-5 days so I hope you'll stop by often. 

If you've been reading my blog for a while then you know that I find my mojo the most when I enter challenges. There were a few fun ones this month and this first page was created with the tic tac toe stash challenge over at Scrap Our Stash blog

I decided to use the color red, polka dot paper and tag. The red is obvious with my Christmas theme page, plus the background is a polka dot red pattern paper. I also used some white Tim Holtz tags on the top right of my photo block. 

Here are some more close ups...

I decided to use the wood snowflakes as is because of all the other colors of my page. I didn't want it to compete plus a "natural" look added some texture to my page.

I found these gold doilies at a post Christmas clearance sale at Michael's last year and I love how it gives a subtle shine in this page.

The word "remember" in my layout was cut from my Silhouette Cameo machine.

That's it for me today.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back soon.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, January 20, 2017

"How We Celebrate" Video Series January Version

Oh my goodness friends. I didn't realize till now that I have not made any new post since November. How sad is that? But I'm sure you will understand how the holiday season can get pretty busy and blogging gets set aside. 

But I do hope that you had a wonderful Christmas season and that 2017 started off well for you. 
Today I have some exciting and fun news to share. Last year, I met my "scrappy soulmate sister" online. Yes there is such a thing!

I found Nicole aka ColieBing on YouTube early last year while I was desperately scouring for double page layout inspirations. She is one awesome scrapper and I love her process and how she views memory keeping. If you have not checked her channel yet, please do check it out here

As we started chatting online, we've come up with a fun new way of sharing our love for scrapbooking via our own style. The monthly video series called "How We Celebrate" was born. I would like to personally invite you to join us once a month for the whole year as we document something important in our lives. Each of us will have a process video to share and maybe some extras along the way :)

For my part, I will share a two page sketch along with all of my pages. Yes, you read that right...12 unique double page layout sketch along with my finished page and a process video. 24 pages from two very passionate scrappers with different styles and process. For Nicole's video, please click here

So if that sounds like something fun and inspirational to you.....please join us this year on this fun adventure. You can subscribe to our channels, pin the sketches and layouts you see from this blog, jump in and create your own "how we celebrate" layout and share with us. Lastly, don't forget to share with your scrappy friends. The more, the merrier. 

So enough chit chat from me. Let's get on with my January sketch and layout....
For this sketch, I wanted to use some 4x6 photos. Because my photos were about snow and there's not much color in the photo itself, I decided to add small sprinkling of color through blocks of papers. I think this sketch can be used for any type of pages, especially if you want to use up some scraps. 


 Here's the process video that goes along with this page....

And here are some more close ups...



 Well, I hope you've enjoyed this post and again, if you are interested in more inspirations from me or Nicole, please check out our YouTube channels here and here

Till next time,
Grace