Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

My Home Away From Home + process video

Happy Monday everyone. My last layout of the month (because I'm enjoying some vacation time right now) will be based on this sketch from Stick it Down blog...

This layout is another one made from my massive homemade scrapbook kit for the summer. I loved how the geo type paper in the background created a perfect backdrop for this travel themed layout. Instead of using two photos, I used one and then layered some pattern papers behind it to add more accents in that part of the layout.

Here's a video sharing how I created this page from start to finish..

Here's some close ups too...


Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a great week.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, June 26, 2015

This almost never happened + process video

Happy Friday friends. Today I'm sharing another layout using my homemade June kit. This one is based off of a sketch from Stuck?! sketch blog...

This layout was especially tough for me to create. It took me back to one of the turning moments for us with regards to whether to get our son tested for Autism spectrum or not. You can learn more about the story of this layout along with how I created this page in the video below...


And here's some more close ups...



Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a creative weekend.

Till next time,
Grace

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wacky Straw layout + process video

Happy Tuesday friends. Today I'm sharing my second layout with my massive June homemade scrapbook kit. If you would like to see what I had put together for this month, all from my stash, click here

This layout is based off of the sketch from Paper Issues


I wanted to use this sketch because I don't normally put together my design vertically so this is a little bit out of my comfort zone. I also wanted to use up some Polaroid frames so this was a win win situation for me. You can watch the video below to see how I made this page from start to finish...


And here are some more close ups...


 Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have fantastic day.

Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate Summer layout

Hi crafty friends. Today I'm sharing a layout that I created with my a new set of supplies, pulled together from my stash. I say new because I over the past few months, I've been putting together a monthly kit from my stash based off a color scheme and then I use that for the entire month as I get some layouts done. They are not new items per say but more of a new kit for me. 

This layout was also created for a couple of challenges. The first one is from a sketch from StuckOnUSketches blog....

The second one is from a stash challenge from Scrap our Stash. We were to use items that spell out B-R-A-D-S.
I used the following:
B- Brads
R- Ribbons
A- Ampersand
D- Dots (enamel dots)
S- Stamping

I really had a great time putting this layout together and although I had some mishaps with the stamping on the photos, I would say over all, I liked the results. 

You can check out how I created this layout from start to finish here...


And here are some more close ups...


Thank you for stopping by.

Happy creating.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fun Times Together + process video

Happy Friday my crafty friends. Today I'm sharing my latest layout using my May homemade scrapbook kit. I'm using mostly scraps now but thankfully I was still able to piece them together to create this page...


Here's a process video sharing how I created the page from start to finish....

And here are some more close ups...




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

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Day Camp 2012 + Process video

Happy hump day friends. Today I'm sharing another layout and process video with you. This one was created using my May homemade scrapbook kit. Since this was my 6th layout from the kit, I only had scraps to work with. To make the most of them, I punched out clouds with them. 


Here's the video sharing how I created this layout from start to finish....


And here are some more close ups...



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative rest of the day.

Till next time,
Grace

Monday, May 25, 2015

Imagination station layout + process video

Happy Memorial day guys. Today I'm starting the week off with a layout share based off of a sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap blog

I'm almost to the end of my homemade scrapbook kit for May called "crush" and instead of using only two 4x6 photos, I loaded this page with 8 2x3 pics. 

To see this layout from start to finish, please click on the video below...

And here are some more close ups...



I hope you have a great start to your week and thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Birthday layout + process video

Hi crafty friends. I'm back with another layout and a sketch which I based my page from. This time the sketch is from Stuck?! blog.

I am still using my homemade "crush" scrapbook kit but this time I used the blues and reds more than the pink. Although you will see some of the pinks making little appearances here and there in this page.

To see this layout from start to finish, click on the video below...

And here are some more close ups...


Thank you guys for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thanksgiving 2012 double page spread

Hi there my dear friends. Today I'm sharing a layout that I made with this sketch from Stick it down challenge blog as the base....

Can I just tell you how excited I am with this layout. Excited because this was the first page that I created after not being able to scrap for two whole weeks. Yes dear friends, life is super busy right now that carving time out to enjoy my favorite hobby has been a struggle. Do you feel the same way? Before I would be so stressed about not getting to create but now I just try to remember to breath and know that every thing has it's season and I will eventually get around to doing the things I love the most. 

With this layout I used my homemade kit for May called "crush". The color scheme were red, pink and dark blue so it was kind of a challenge to create a thanksgiving layout with it. Luckily I had pulled some brown neutrals that worked well with a fall themed page. That's another thing that I don't stress about too much nowadays, making sure that the pages I create match the season or theme of the layout. Of course I'll add elements to coordinate with the theme but I don't necessarily pick products that scream that holiday. It helps me use up my stash and gets me out of my comfort zone.

The sketch had four photos in it but because I love taking pictures and can't only scrap four from this event, I decided to extend my photos to the right. I also printed them all at 3x4 size so I can get in more pictures in my layout.

I decided to use some tiny letter stickers to add to my journaling. I am finding myself gravitating to handwritten journaling again these days as it makes the process faster for me.

I decided to create circle frames around my pattern papers so I used my Creative Memories circle cutter, cut out the inside circle first then cut out the larger one. I cut out the pattern papers that went under the frames the same size as my circles.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sweeter together layout + process video

This was my final layout using my April homemade kit. Did you see that I was able to fit in 9 pictures here and still had plenty of room for embellishments? yeah kinda stoked about the results of this layout. ;)


Here's the process video to go along with this page...




Thank you for stopping by and I hope that this page inspired you to create something today.

Till next time,
Grace