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, January 8, 2012

Happy 2012

It was a busy end to the year for us.  I didn't get much done as far as scrapbooking or card making goes because I was busy finishing this...
I know he's 6 and it's about time his stocking was finished but counted cross-stitch is really hard to do when there are little people running around the house, distracting me from my counting.  Anyhow...I promised our youngest that his stocking would be done this year to join the rest of the family and so that is how I spent so many of my evenings leading up to Christmas.  And here it is, with the rest of the family, all safe and cozy and made with love.
Our Christmas and New Year's were incredibly blessed.  My parents and brother and his partner joined us to celebrate and my wonderful hubby and I are convinced it was the best holiday ever!  It seemed that at every turn, every meal, every moment...we were surrounded by those we love and who love us and it just doesn't get any better than that.

So now that some of the holiday hub-bub has died down (although our Christmas tree still stands proudly in our family room - hey, it's a lot of work to get all those ornaments off and put in their individual boxes) I am getting back to playing with paper.  Not to mention the fact that the aforementioned wonderful hubby of mine got me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas.  Still trying to work some of the kinks out of that super sweet machine but I can promise you there will be some beautiful die cuts on future layouts and cards. 

My hope is to spend time every week in my craft room creating something beautiful, or at least meaningful, to share with all of you.  Don't hold me to it though - life can get pretty busy around here and I don't always find time to sneak away to my little corner of the house to play with all my crafty goodness.  So until next time...may your new year be incredibly blessed!
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Mary Pat Siehl said...

glad to see you back! can't wait to see some new projects!

Catherine said...

Thanks Mary Pat...it's good to be back!