Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Wintry Greeting...

I decided to play along with Skipping Stones Designs sketch challenge this week.  It's a great card sketch and you can make it as simple or as complicated as you want.  I decided that I have a dear friend all the way in Arkansas that I wanted to send a little snail mail too and I thought she'd love this wintry greeting since she's a transplant from Colorado. 
And why not take care of two (yes TWO) challenges with one project???  I used to work with one of the design team members over at The Paper Variety and I saw her project for this week's challenge over there which is...
Cute, cute, cute and super appropriate since we FINALLY have snow on the ground and are expecting bitter cold temperatures and more snow to roll in this coming weekend.  Besides I have this amazing Wintertime kit from Echo Park Paper Co. that I haven't played with nearly enough since I received it.  Put that all together and this is what I came up with...
The card base is from Basic Grey's kraft basics collection, the polka dot paper is Basic Grey too.  The other patterned paper and large snowflake sticker are from Echo Park Paper Co., the sentiment stamp is Unity  and it's hard to see but there are tiny snowflakes stamped onto the polka dot paper first in platinum ink and then embossed with kaleidoscope embossing powder.  The tiny snowflake stamp is from Basic Grey.  Fun card to make and even more fun to send to a good friend. 

Now I really need to get working on this ABC Scripture Challenge that I've decided I'd like to participate in this year.  It looks like a great way to dive deeper into the scriptures and strengthen my faith.  I have this worship song stuck in my head that goes along with this week's word which is "anchor"...now I just have to find the rest of the lyrics to the song so I can get started in my study about how to better anchor myself to God in the great times and the tough times. 

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17 comments:

patti west said...

hi Catherine! Love your friend card w/the BIG snowflake & beautiful colors!! Thanks for playing @the Paper Variety!! :)

Suzy said...

Beautiful card Catherine! I love the reds, blue, and kraft color combo. Happy new year from The Paper Variety!

XXOO AMY said...

wow! that is an amazing card! love the colors and I too am loving some Echo Park paper!

~jan said...

Im a 3 boy mom too, Catherine! :) Your card is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

mindy gallagher said...

Lovely card Catherine! Love the colors & the paper is amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! Good luck :D

Yara said...

Love your card! Love the paper layers and design! Like the colors, too! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

Michelle H. said...

I love this card and left you some love at EP!!
Very pretty!!
Love that you added the embossed snowflakes on the polka- dot paper!!
What a clever idea!!
Love it!!
Thanks for your kind words!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

one word--fantastic! you did an awesome job!

Jingle said...

This is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at SSD!

lisaplus5 said...

catherine... i adore your sweet card.
ps~ i am so very thankful for your comments on my blog lately... you are so special and i am so thankful to *know* you....

Suzy said...

Beautiful card! love that big snow! I'm a fan of Echo Park Paper too :)

MARILYN said...

I love your card with the big snowflakes and the lovely colors! Thanks for playing with us at TPV!!

~amy~ said...

soooooo cute! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Abby said...

Beautiful card! I so love how the red pops of the kraft! Thanks for joining us at TPV! :)

Shannon said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you so much for participating with TPV!

April said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love how the colors pop. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Amy Sheffer said...

Ooooo, I adore this! Great job with the sketch and the Echo Park papers. I really love the big ol' snowflake for the focal panel!