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, October 17, 2012

Time Slips Away Again

I certainly let time slip away from me since my last post.  It's been birthday central around here again...although it always seems like there is someone special to celebrate.  I love being able to put a special card together that fits the personality of the recipient.  That would explain why I haven't bought a card from the store in years!
Here's a card for one of my brothers' birthdays.
I bought the floral pattern Graphic 45 paper fully intending to use the yellow with black polka dot "B' side in a layout but the deep, rich colors of the floral pattern was calling to me so I dug through my scraps to find little chunks of tone on tone papers that would match for the patchwork strip at the bottom of the card.  I love how rich it turned out...that floral really is gorgeous!
This one was for son #3's girlfriend who happens to share a birthday with the above brother.
I wanted to keep it fairly simply and not to frilly.  She loves the ocean and all things associated with it so I thought the cool marine green and muted purple were a lovely fit and the little label sticker with the green and yellow really helped to pull the yellow into the card.
Lastly, I took a dear friend out for a birthday lunch recently and this card was for her.

I loved being able to add layers and textures and not having to worry about how I'd mail it since I was hand delivering it along with her gift.  the card started with the Webster's Pages journaling square and I pulled some of the stickers from the sticker sheet from the same collection.  The rest was just mixing and matching to get it just right. 
I love being able to celebrate those that are special to me...what would I do without them?
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1 comment:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh what wonderful cards!! love them all!