Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today mini book *Ribbons Unlimited Inc.

Hello there friends. Today I’m sharing a mini book project that I created using some 4x6 pocket scrapbook papers. Pocket pages and scrapbook supplies are a rage right now. While I don’t do project life, I still like to get the products cause they’re so cool. Recently, I got a pack of 4x6 papers designed for pocket scrapbooking. I used it as a base for my mini album. I then put it all together with a coil binding.  Because the papers were already cut into one size, I was able to put this book together in record time.


To spruce up the front of the book, I tied some colorful ribbons from Ribbons Unlimited Inc.



Here are a few pictures of the inside pages of the book…


I hope this inspired you to use those pocket scrapbooking products in your next mini album project.

Happy Creating,
Grace
Supplies Used:
#995 Grosgrain stripes, Yellow, 3/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Grosgrain, Stripes, 5/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Country check, Red, 1”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Lilac Leopard Grosgrain 5/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Giraffe 7/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Edinburgh, Dress Stewart, 1”, Ribbon’s Unlimited Inc.
Papers and border stickers- Ruby Rock It
Letter stickers- My Little Shoebox
Cardstock- WorldWin Cardstock
Bind it tool- Bind it all, Zutter
Pen- Millennium, Zig

Enamel dots- homemade

Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn Wishes treat bags *Inspired by Stamping*

Hi crafty friends. Today I'm sharing an altered project that I created using some new stamps from Inspired By Stamping. Fall is one of those seasons where we bake up a storm and then spread the love to family and friends. Well, what better way to hand those homemade treats than with a homemade bag as well?

I created the bag using some papers that had the Fall color scheme with it and then added a border using the Free stamp of September which is the Diamonds. I also added a label from the Autumn blessings stamp set

Now they're ready to be filled with some fun treats. 


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you check out the latest stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping by heading over here.

Till next time,
Grace

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I'm grateful for you layout *Inspired By Stamping*

One of my favorite things about the Fall season is the reminder to have a more grateful heart. The new stamp Autumn Blessings helped me get a page documented about one of my favorite people in the world, my husband. He really is my better half and I am grateful for everything that he does for me and my family.

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One of my favorite ways to incorporate stamping in my scrapbook pages is to use them in lieu of pattern paper. In this page, I used the images in the stamp set to create three blocks of pattern paper (pumpkin, leaves, red bricks) and then used the stamp "grateful" to layer over a Polaroid image cut up from a pattern paper. I also used the stamp set for my title, heat embossing it with black onto white cardstock, cutting around it and then adhering  it onto my picture with some foam adhesive.

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Thank you for joining us today and I hope you try out the new Autumn Blessings stamp set and create something fun today.

 Happy Creating,
 Grace

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Others: Cardstock, Pattern paper, stickers, ink pads (apricot, emerald green, distressed brick red, pewter) , black embossing powder, black pen

Monday, October 13, 2014

Magazine inspired card *Ribbons Unlimited Inc.

Hi there ribbon friends. I am a big magazine reader. I love grabbing information, recipes, ideas and of course inspiration from the pages of lifestyle magazines. While browsing through an issue of HGTV magazine, I was stopped in my tracks with the photo of a cool door. As I studied the door, I noticed that the diamond design can easily be replicated with ribbons. Read on to see how I incorporated the design onto a thank you card.


Instructions:

1. For my square card, I cut out a 4 ½” square piece of white paper. I added some dazzle ribbon strips diagonally onto the paper. 

2. Next, I cut the square into four smaller pieces. 

3. Then I turned each square till I got a design that I was happy with. 

4. Then I adhered the blocks onto the center of a 5” square card. I then added a tiny strip of dark purple cardstock, a tied ribbon from more dazzle ribbon and two die cut tabs where I handwrote my sentiment. 

Here’s the finished card…

I used very minimal decoration on this card so that the eye can focus on the cool design created by the ribbon. 
I hope this inspires you to use some ribbon to create some cool geometric shapes for your next paper crafting project.

Happy Creating,
Grace
Supplies Used:
Dazzle Dotribbon 3/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Cardstock-Bazzill
Pen- Millennium, Zig
Die cut tabs- SEI
Enamel dot- Homemade

Monday, October 6, 2014

Just For You card *Inspired By Stamping*

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Hello there Inspired By Stamping friends, Grace here to share with you a card that I created using the new release Teeny Tiny Greetings...
 I love all the greetings and how they are all done in different fonts. I used a few of them to create a list of sentiments. To highlight the card sentiment, I stamped the border with brown ink and then heat embossed the sentiment using some green embossing powder. To add some more texture, I added some paper flowers to the leaf design of the paper on the bottom right.
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I hope this inspires you to create something fun today with the Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set. 

Happy creating,
 Grace
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Others: Cardstock, Pattern papers, Paper Flowers, Rhinestone, Twine, Brown ink, Green embossing powder

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Family Update

Hello friends. Another month is almost over and before we say goodbye to September, here's what had kept our family busy this month....

Our first family "field trip" after Mason was born was to the Denver Temple. Our primary had a Saturday activity to go as families to the temple and go through a tour. The weather was great and what could be better than going to the temple as a family?


I'm not sure why Maddie has a pouty face in the photo above. I think she didn't want to be under the sun. Oh well! 

This month, our Primary had their annual sacrament program. For our friends that are not familiar with this, it's when all the children in our congregation give short talks/speeches and sing as a choir in between the talks infront of all of the congregation. This is a way for the children to share what they've been learning this year in their Sunday school and primary classes. The photo above was taken after that program. It's also our first official photo as a family of five. 

This month we got to celebrate Mitch's birthday. His special day fell on a Wednesday so we decided to celebrate the Friday after. But we couldn't pass up his birthday without singing the birthday song to him. We had some zucchini brownies that we had put a single candle on, lit it up and then sang our wishes to him. I love low key celebrations. :)

 We found that with every one's excitement with Mason, he was getting used to being carried all the time. That is becoming a bit of a problem for me during the day since no one else can pick him up but me. So we bought him a bouncer at Walmart and the photo above was taken on the day that we got the bouncer. I love this photo because Maddie has become a little mama for Mason and I'm loving the bond that they have together.

Speaking of being picked up, our little man also likes to sleep on me. I don't mind the cuddles but I also know that this can't be a normal routine or he won't sleep on his own. So for about five minutes I cuddle him and then I try to put him down. The photo above was taken during one of those sweet cuddle times with him. 

And of course, I can't end this post without random pictures of our little man. Left to right- Mason taken at the Denver Temple grounds, During his first bath, Just a random photo of him while sleeping, and a close up of him on his bouncer.

I got a photo of him on his first month (can you believe his officially one month old?) but that is still in the camera and around  here, we do what we can in 10 minute intervals while the baby is happy sleeping and getting the photos in my camera entails more than 10 minutes. Hopefully before next months' family update, I can post it.

Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Two of You layout *Inspired By Stamping*

Today I'd like to share with you a layout I created at the beginning of this month. Before our new bundle of joy arrived, I contemplated on how much the dynamics of family will change. Through that "reflection" I came up with this layout. For a long time it's just been these two and I wanted to document how I feel about them. 

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I loved the sentiments from Inspired By Stamping Trendy Circle Sentiment set that I decided to add a few of them here. They reflect how I feel about my children. I also added some chevron arrows to direct the eye to the important parts of my layout. 

Here are some close ups....




Thank you for stopping by and make sure you stop by the Inspired By Stamping store to check out the latest releases.

Till next time,
Grace

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Preschool Cutie layout

Here's another layout from me this week inspired by a sketch. 

This one was from Stuck on U Sketches blog

and here's my take on it...
With this one, I pretty much grabbed everything, besides the cardstock and background pattern paper, from my itty bitty scrap stash. I love it when I find a sketch that would let me pile on paper on my page. 

I had cut out these Polaroid type blocks from my Silhouette Cameo a while back and I'm finally finding some use for them. The owl stickers are from my stash as well (My Little Shoebox sticker sheet)  It was so cute, I couldn't resist!

The "just a note" stamp is from Inspired by Stamping and the enamel dots are homemade.

I have been wanting to use some modeling paste on my page and I finally found the inspiration for it. I had made a star template from Silhouette Cameo that I used as a mask and then smeared some modeling paste on the page. I love the result, it's so vibrant and the texture is fantastic!

Thank you for stopping by.

till next time,
Grace


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Altered Jewelry Frame *Ribbons Unlimited Inc.*

Hello ribbon friends. One of the things on my “to make” list is a jewelry organizer. I’ve seen various kinds in Pinterest and decided to go with a frame one.  I found a frame that had a nice edge/frame to it at the thrift store and knew that it would be a perfect base for my project. With the help of some grosgrain ribbon fromRibbon’s Unlimited Inc., my project came together in a snap and with lots of personality. Read on to see how I created my frame.

Instructions:
1. First step was to paint the frame. At first I decided to hand paint it with a brush and acrylic paint. But because my frame has many intricate parts, it was hard to give it a good overall coverage. So I bought a small can of spray paint and then painted it brown instead of my original idea of apple green. 

 2. While the paint is drying, I worked on the center of the frame. I measured the inside part of the frame and cut a piece of cardboard to fit.

3. Then I found this chicken wire paper from my stash and adhered it to my cardboard backing. I trimmed off the excess using a craft knife.

 4. Then I laid my ribbon diagonally onto my board and started cutting them at an angle.

5. I repeated the same process with the ribbons going on the opposite direction and cut the trims to my desired length.  

6. Next I laid the ribbons, weaving them through each other to create the cross pattern and then hot glued the ends to the back of the cardboard. 

7. I then adhered the cardboard to the existing frame backing with some more hot glue and it was ready to be used. 

 Here’s some more close up of the project….


Thank you for joining me today and happy creating.
-Grace

Supplies Used:
#995Grosgrain stripes, Yellow, 3/8”, Ribbons Unlimited Inc.
Frame- Thrift store
Pattern paper- Hambly Screen Prints
Spray paint- Krylon
Others- Cardboard, Hot glue gun