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.

Monday, June 25, 2012

More Cards to Share

It seems to be celebrating season around here.  Lots of birthday parties for the kids to attend and graduations to continue celebrating.  That means cards, cards and more cards.

Here's a birthday card for a birthday party one of the boys attended recently.  I used my oh-so-handy Cameo to cut out the sentiment.  Simple and boyish.

This card is for my cousin's daughter who recently graduated from college with a double major.  VERY impressive!  I used rub-ons and stamps from an older Bo Bunny collection as well as paper from My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey.  Her school colors were black and green so I tried to keep in that theme for her card.

I hope you have celebrations going on in your corner of the world today - even if it's just celebrating the day...it doesn't always have to be a special occassion.  Sometimes it's a blessing just to celebrate for no reason.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Celebrating our Fathers

We had such a nice Father's Day around here.  We celebrated my husband with homemade pancakes and eggs for breakfast and then spent the afternoon hiking in Castlewood Canyon...exploring the cliffs and playing in the water.  It was relaxing and we even got in a little exercise in the great outdoors.

Of course cards were made not only for my husband but for his dad and my dad.  Here's a peek...

The cards for my dad and my father-in-law

The card for my hubby from me...

The card for my hubby from the kids...they are all BIG ice cream lovers so I thought this one was very appropriate for him from them.

What would we do without our dads.  Thank goodness we have them and they are wonderful!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Take a Hike

My husband recently returned from a long weekend of backpacking with some of his guy friends.  This has been an annual event for them for several years and every year I send him off with some little notes from home...just in case he feels homesick.  Judging from the amazing pictures he brought home, I don't think he was too homesick but he did say he loved reading my "love notes" as he was wrapping up his day and heading into to his teeny, tiny tent to go to sleep.  This year I used several of my Studio AE stamps to create the mini cards.  Her sentiments work so well for so many situations...love them!

Supplies used: Cardstock - Bazzill; Embossing powder - Zing; Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle; Echo Park Paper Co., Die Cuts With a View and Crate paper; Stamps - Studio AE by Technique Tuesday; Stickers - October Afternoon; Paper Punch - EK Success; Ink - Colorbox Pigment Ink and StazOn Ink (Timber Brown); Pen - Signo Uniball

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Very Special Anniversary

A quick post to wish the most amazing parents a very Happy 50th Anniversary!  50 years...pretty amazing right?  My parents have truly taken their wedding vows to heart and have stuck together through the most wonderful of times and some very trying times.  They have been such an inspiration to me...and ever since my husband and I met - an inspiration to him too.  We are so excited that we'll get to celebrate this momentous occasion with them a little later in the summer when the entire family gets together to raise a glass and toast their love.  Until then, a card has been sent their way to let them know how much we love them and how much we wish for them to have many more years to share their love.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad...we love you!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

The Sweet Life

Summer is in full swing around our household.  Kids running in and out, visits to the pool, baseball for one boy or another almost everyday (or so it seems) and that ever present smell of sunscreen!  We're loving it all even if we are a little more worn out at the end of each day - isn't that what summer is about?  I hope that your summer vacations have started and that you're enjoying the sound of kids laughing and playing - and maybe getting to a little playing of your own.

I had a little time to myself the other afternoon while the kids were busy at a friend's house.  I worked with the My Mind's Eye Fly a Kite 6x6 pad for this layout.  By tucking strips of the smaller patterned paper behind my photos, I was able to make a 12x12 layout with only the smaller papers (with the exception of the background paper) and I love how colorful and fun the end result turned out.

Supplies used: Alphabet stickers - Bo Bunny (green) and My Mind's Eye (brown); Brads - Basic Grey and Bo Bunny; Die Cut - My Mind's Eye; Ink - Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap) and Jenni Bowlin (Cough Syrup); Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye; Pen - Zig Writer (Chocoloate); Stamp - Studio AE by Technique Tuesday; Stickers - My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon
I have more to share but, like I said, summer is in full swing around here and we're headed out for another day of adventures.  Get out there and soak up some sunshine!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Anniversary Card

My wondeful brother-in-law and his wife are celebrating an anniversary this weekend.  These two were high school sweethearts and are so great together.  They have one adorable little girl who we love to visit with too.  This is the card I made for them this year.

Bright, fun and whimsical...just like they are.  I hope their anniversary is blessed.
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