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.

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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Mary Pat Siehl said...

super job love the layers

Cherish said...

Such a cute layout!