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, December 31, 2012

Wishing Wellness, Cheer and a Fresh Start in the New Year

It's been a busy holiday season as we approach the new year.  My sister-in-law had surgery that then had complications and another hospital visit.  I made this card to help cheer her up upon her return home.  Thank goodness my mom was able to be there to help out with my lovely nieces and just the general upkeep of running a home...I know my brother and his wife were so appreciative.
Supplies used: Brad - My Mind's Eye; Die cuts - Silhouette Cameo; Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon; Pen - Bic Mark It
One of my Christmas gifts was the My Mind's Eye All is Bright collection pack.  I had actually used some of the washi tape on our family Christmas cards this year and just fell in love with the whole collection.  Naturally, I had to carve out a little time to use my new supplies.  This is what I came up with.
Supplies used: Cardstock - Bazzill; Die cuts - Silhouette Cameo SVG Cuts and Making Memories; Patterned paper - Echo Park Paper Co. and My Mind's Eye; Stickers - Echo Park Paper Co., Jillibean Soup and My Mind's Eye; Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz; Washi tape - My Mind's Eye

I love how well the Echo Park Paper Co. mixed with the My Mind's Eye.  The holly flourish die cut was a freebie from SVGCuts and I loved pulling it all together even though it is labor intensive to cut out and then assemble it all...it's so worth it!
Lastly I finally got up the courage to do a vinyl wall sticker for our son's room.  I saw this quote on a plaque while shopping one day and loved it.  It took me a bit to get it cut out and up on his wall - not a hard process, just a little time consuming (but then again, that may be because I'm a total perfectionist).
The football and baseball player are actually metal sculptures from Hobby Lobby.  I stumbled across those on accident and our son loves them.
As we head into 2013, I wish the best for you and yours.  May you be blessed!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

From Our House to Yours...

May you be blessed as you celebrate our Saviors birth.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hopping Holidays

I've been hopping through the holiday preparations around here.  The house is mostly decorated and the tree is partially up (I started to put it up today but the lights didn't all come on so that's a huge process of going through each bulb and trying to figure out what's going on).  I'm tempted to cut off all the lights and buy some new LED lights to re-string the tree.  Our Christmas cards are made, the annual letter is written and they are all in the mail on their way to our dear family and friends.  Here's how they turned out.
I must say I love my Silhouette Cameo for big projects like this...it made the creation of 80+ cards so much easier.
I was also recruited to make the place cards for the husband's office holiday party.  Here's a sampling of how those turned out.
Simple and easy - but just enough holiday pizazz to get you in a festive mood.
Lastly, here's a sweet card for my sister-in-law who just celebrated her birthday.

I wish I had some layouts to share but that hasn't been happening lately.  I miss it and really want to get back to it.  I have to carve out some time and make it happen!  I hope all of your holiday preparations aren't wearing you out.
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