Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Only Grace

Toby's great uncle passed away recently and I found these pictures as I was printing a set out the other day.  I thought it only fitting that I would make a page about him.  I really didn't know him that well - we only visited him 3 times or so since I've been married to my husband. 
I thought of this song, "Only Grace" by Matthew West that I thought was a fitting title.  You see, his great uncle was well into his 90's before he gave his heart to Christ.  He had a very hard heart and his actions reflected that.  Yet at the age of 95, Toby's father and his beloved pastor went to visit him once more to plead for a change in his heart and the Holy Spirit fell upon his life in a miraculous way!  He truly changed his entire life - even if just for a short season of years at the end of his life.
Thus, the song - It's only grace - that's all that was needed for him to now be in heaven with the Lord as he passed away just a few months ago. 

Enough preaching, huh?  Get on to the details!  Here is a little Fancy Pants coffee filter at the top.  I used a glimmer screen and spritzed Bluegrass Mr. Huey on top and then another coat of Lemonade on top to add a soft yellow shade in the masked area.  I topped it off with a Crate Paper sticker and a making memories flower.
The Scrapping Every Day Miracles blog had a stitching challenge, so I thought some faux stitching would look neat around the doilies, so I pierced holes around each doily to give my sidebar a unique look.  The little journaling spot is from an October Afternoon sticker sheet - I cut around my Pool Party (SU) paper to mimic the edge of the journaling label.  I added another of the making memories flowers in the center of a doily.

And here is the title.  You can see the Crate Paper background paper and another coffee filter underneath the flower spot.  I actually handcut that flower from a matching Crate Paper label sticker sheet.  The white and yellow papers and the letter stickers are from Basic Grey.


  1. Valerie, what a wonderful story!! And your title fits perfectly!! Thank you so much for playing along with Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

  2. Valerie what a beautiful story and layout! I love the fact that you played along with SEM!!!!
    Be blessed!

  3. What a blessing he got saved! Thank you for doing our challenge. =)

  4. Wonderful layout! I love the faux stitching! Thanks for joining us at SEM! Have a very blessed day!