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.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Loving Our Silly Boy

So my husband took the younger boys camping this weekend which left me and our teenager hanging out at home.  He wasn't up for a whole lot seeing as he'd recently had those wisdom teeth out and things are not healing as quickly as either of us would like.  It was nice however to be able to take care of him without having to worry about the needs of his younger brothers.  That is a luxury I rarely have.

I also managed to fit in a bit of scrappy time which I feel I haven't had in quite a while.  I worked on a layout of our youngest with a photo I have had from last Father's Day.

Supplies used: Acrylic (heart) - The Paper Studio; Baker's twine - Your Scrapbook Stash; Border strip - K & Co.; Chipboard - Basic Grey & Fiskars; Corrugated hearts - Jillibean Soup;Ink - Tsukineko StazOn and ColorBox; Patterned paper - Echo Park Paper Co., GCD (green hounds tooth), Pink Paislee (brown) & October Afternoon ( wood grain); Punch (small star) - EK Success; Rubons (date) - Doodlebug Designs; Stickers - Creative Imaginations & Echo Park Paper Co.; Staples - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Twine - Fiskars
This was the first chance I've had to work with the Jillibean Soup corrugated products and I love that I was able to take an ink pad and ink the hearts up to be whatever color I wanted yet the kraft of the cardboard still shows.  It adds such dimension and really allows customization of your embellishments.  I'm so excited that I have a package of the corrugated alphas to play with too!

All of my boys are home safe and sound...a little (okay a lot) dirty but with so many fun stories to share with me.  They had a blast with my husband and although they completely wore him out...I'm pretty sure he had a great time with them as well.  I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures he took - I can assure you they will be showing up in layouts in the future.

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Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so cute

Linda said...

Wonderful, Cat! It amazes me that you can find the time to do all that you do! And as ever, you do it superbly.