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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Good Times...

One of my girlfriends has been in my life for 13+ years.  We met through our husbands (they were our boyfriends back then), we have been at each others' weddings, we have helped one another out with newborns - she even watched two of our kids while I was in the hospital having #3.  We have helped one another through tough times and shared SO many good times.  She is a joyful person and has a way of bringing the fun with her wherever she goes.  Needless to say, I love being around her.  I tried to encompass her fun-loving spirit with all the little phrase stickers that I added to this layout.
Supplies used: Alphabet stickers – Thickers (Jewelry Box); Border – Sassafras; Ink – Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap); Patterned Paper – Echo Park Paper Co., My Minds Eye & October Afternoon; Stickers – American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon & Websters Pages
I used my circle punch and punched the round red shapes out of the October Afternoon paper that matches the red bandanna print border sticker from the Sasparilla collection.  Inking the edges and using dimensional adhesive to attach them to my page helps them to stand out as embellishments rather than just patterned paper.  The Sparkle sticker is an older American Crafts sticker that was actually a rectangle shape that didn't work on my page but I loved the phrase and felt that it described my friend perfectly so I simply cut it out and added it to my page.  I was able to stretch my supplies on this one (since I didn't have a ton in this color scheme) by using only part of the green, scallop border sticker at the bottom of the page and taking the left over scallops and adding them to each of the embellishment clusters in my visual triangle.  The polka-dot banners are simply patterned paper that has been cut and the edges inked.  I pulled the dark brown from the title into the embellishment clusters by using asterisks from the Thickers set.  Is pulls it all together with very few supplies.
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Jingle said...

This is a super cute layout!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wonderful page. Friendships like this are a treasure.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

What a great LO
Super cute!

Madeline said...

Great page! Love the design!

Sue Althouse said...

What a beautiful way to share a special friendship. Lovely page!