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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Super Star" layout

My last page share today was based from a sketch at Sketches in Thyme blog

I was drawn to the sketch because of the three panels in the center. It was the perfect design for my one vertical 4x6 photo and long journaling plus my title. I actually used a 4x6 cut apart paper for my title. The stars already had some glitter to it so I didn't have to do anything more to create the texture on that block. 

I rummaged through my scraps stash and found some papers to create my banner. I used the side of a square punch to create the pennant shape on the bottoms of the paper strips.

I also used my circle punch, scallop circle punch, and star punch to create my layered embellishment. I finished it off with some button and twine.


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend.

Till next time,
Grace

"Oh the Pose!" layout

This next page was based off of this month's sketch from the Stuck?! sketch blog

I love, love, love these photos of my little guy. He looked so comfortable and adorable at the same time. On this page, I pretty much stuck to the sketch and used a ton of scraps of paper for the layering pieces. I have been finding bits and pieces of "gems" in my scrap stash and I love how I can use them up in my latest pages. 

I also went through my pocket letter goodies stash, which is basically the items that have been sent to me by my pocket letter pals like stickers, tags and other small embellishments. I had pulled them out of the plastic inserts and combines them in little containers. They are the perfect little accents to add to my page.

I had three owl stickers and I thought to use them as my visual triangle. The owl reminded me of night and sleep so I added it to this page.

I didn't do so well with my stamping the first time and tried really hard to match it perfectly on the second try but alas I didn't so well so you can see some shadowing. I am really going to invest in one of those stamping tool like precision press or Misti soon so I don't have to have this issue.

That's it. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave it in the comment section below.

Till next time,
Grace

"Friends" layout

This next page was inspired by the following sketch from Creative Scrappers blog

I liked the block design as it gave me a chance to pull together some smaller papers that I probably would not have enough of if I had to use them for layering. I also liked how each box allowed me to "play" and add stickers over washi over accents and so forth. 

I wanted my photos to stand out so I used some photo corners on both of my pictures.

I wanted a large title but since I only have blocks to work with, I laid my title on two lines. It's still readable. I also added a thin washi frame around the words.

I was rummaging through some of my pocket letter goodies and found the butterfly and the stick pin and thought to use it in this page.

This quote was a free printable from Scrapbook Generation that I printed off of a watercolor paper. I didn't do anything to the paper but instead punched out the circle and adhered over the layers of paper and washi strips.

thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

"Camping with the family" layout

Hi there friends. Today I have the rare opportunity to relax and not do the normal "adult" responsibilities I have to do such as homework. ;) So I am going to take this time (which I will break up in different pots) to share some of my recent scrapbook pages. Are you ready? Here's the first one...

This page was inspired by two challenges. A sketch from the GrandDiva's Creative Corner blog

and a product challenge from Rochelle Spear's blog

and here's my layout....
I used two photos instead of the one on the sketch but did the layering similar to the sketch. Instead of adding a circle accent to the top left, I found this cute tent die in my stash and added that to reiterate the "camping" theme. 

I stamped on two of the wood square accents. I love that stamping can give me a personalized accent to add to my page.



I stamped the word "family" with one of my fave script font stamps from Echo Park. I also used a hodge podge of letter stickers from Simple Stories. I've been trying to use up my stash lately and it feels good to mix and match some stickers together.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again soon.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, November 11, 2016

1 Sketch, 3 Layouts (FREE SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT SKETCH)

Oh my goodness! I didn't realize that I haven't shared anything in almost a month. I'm not going to lie, this semester has been rough and tears have been shed, almost on a weekly basis. But scrapbooking is my therapy and although I haven't done it as much, I try to make some pages here and there. 

That leads me straight to the jist of this post. If you have been following me, you know how I LOVE me some scrapbook sketches. They provide the perfect starting point for my pages. Well a few weeks ago, I started to think of this one particular sketch....
And then I thought....what if I use this sketch multiple times so that I can utilize  it to it's fullest and at the same time crank pages faster than I would normally do. And that is how I was able to create the following three pages in one night. Awesome, right? Well here's a little video sharing my thoughts on each page and how they were inspired by the sketch above....



And here are photos of each page, along with close ups....













So there you have it. Thank you for stopping by. Again, if you were inspired by the sketch, please share it with me here or on my YouTube channel. I would love to see it. 

If you would like to "save" the sketch that I made, all you do is right click on the image and save on your computer. You can also "pin" it to Pinterest for easy saving. 

Till next time,
Grace


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"Merry Crafts" layout

Happy Tuesday. Here I am again, sharing another page inspired by another challenge. Do you love challenges too? What's your favorite? Please share cause maybe I haven't heard of it before.

This latest one is from the Stuck?! sketch blog


I love the angle of the background paper and how the photos are separated. It's definitely out of my comfort zone. 

I have all of my Christmas products together so I just pulled out that bag to make this page. It takes out the time that I would have had to spend going through all of my containers and bins to collect the items that I would like to use. How do you store your supplies?

I added some more wood stars here and some glittered snowflakes that I got at clearance after last years holiday season at Michael's.


Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you have any questions with any of my pages.

Till next time,
Grace

Monday, October 17, 2016

"Scarf Love" layout

Happy Monday guys. How's your weekend? Mine was good. Relaxing and full of family time, just the way I like it. Today's layout share was based off of two challenge blogs. The first one is from Rochelle Spears' blog

The second one is a sketch from GrandDiva's Creative Corner blog


In this page, I based the design on the sketch. I love how this sketch allowed me to work with circles and triangles, two shapes that I don't normally work with. 
For Rochelle's challenge, I pulled out some tags in my stash, along with some brown ticket stubs that I got from a pocket letter. 

I used my Silhouette die cut machine to make the "love" and then used some foam thickers for the word "scarf".

To dress up the tickets and also to use some fun emoji stamps that I got at Michael's about 6 months ago (yes I'm slow to use my new stuff sometimes) I heat embossed the icons onto the tickets before adhering them onto the page. I love how they add just a little bit of "fun" in this page.

I also pre-cut this die cut flower from the Cameo and decided that this page was the perfect place to add it.

So there you have it. I hope you were inspired by my page today.

Till next time,
Grace