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.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Field Trip Fun

I'm still working my way through LOTS and LOTS of older photos that I've had printed and sitting in my craft area (for longer than I'd like to admit).  This layout is from a 1st grade field trip from boy #2.  There is a local ranch that reaches out to the local schools and helps to educate kids on everything from livestock to planting seeds.  They do such a great job and the kids have loved every single visit to Lowell Ranch.  I try to be one of the adult helpers when they go as I tend to learn something new each time as well.  This particular field trip, the kids learned about dairy farming and actually had the chance to make and taste butter.  So much fun to watch them shake cream in a baby food jar until it turns into solid butter - the excitement and resulting amazement is priceless.
Supplies used: Alphabet stickers – Doodlebug Designs and Echo Park Paper Co.; Brads – Basic Grey; cardstock – Neenah Solar White; Die cuts – Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park Paper Co. and October Afternoon; Ink – Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap) and StazOn (Timber Brown); Journaling card – Echo Park Paper Co.; Patterned paper – Basic Grey and Echo Park Paper Co.; Pen – ZigWriter (Chocolate); Stamp – Studio AE by Technique Tuesday; Stickers – My Mind’s Eye and October Afternoon; Tag – Prana clothing tag
I fussy cut around the water pump image from October Afternoon, inked around the edges and placed it on top of a journaling card from Echo Park Paper Co. to make it stand out.  It plays right along with the theme of visiting a working farm for my son’s field trip.  I also trimmed down a tag that I saved from a piece of clothing that had just the right amount of distressing to fit in with the layout so I tucked it under the corner of the photo on the left.  Can I tell you how much I love this blond wood grain from Basic Grey.  I was a little slow to jump on the wood grain band wagon but I sure do love how it looks.  Better late than never right???
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