New Class at Big Picture Classes // Starts Monday 1/16/2017



Hey Friends! So excited to let you know that I have a class starting tomorrow at Big Picture Classes! Big shocker – it’s about POCKETS! BUT – you can totally apply the ideas in this class to any kind of memory keeping. We’ll be talking about photos, journaling and I’ll take you through my process of completing a pocket page – with a VIDEO! Join me for Pocket Prompts 23 – an ongoing series that many talented pocket scrappers have given their take on – and now it’s my turn. If you’re not a member at Big Picture Classes already you can sign up! Or you can start a FREE 2-week trial membership!


I sure hope to see you there!
Andrea xo

Illustrated Faith // Following my Arrow


Today I am sharing how I am approaching the new Illustrated Faith Workshop over on the blog! I have a fun way of using the class materials and a video of my process. I hope you’ll join me there today or when you have a chance!

Head over to the blog:
Check out the workshop:
Watch the video:

Happy documenting,

MY STORY by the decade // registration is now open

in case you missed the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT , check out this quick video!

you heard right! i’m hosting a new class this summer! better yet, it’s online and self-paced so you can work on your story anytime you want! but we’ll be together for 6 days and you can keep up or check in as we go. click here to register.



we all have that big box of old photos from our childhood. you know, that box your mother handed to you which houses you ever received and every photo of you in front of your birthday cake. it’s full of memories and my goal is to help you get those memories out of the box and into a scrapbook – pocket style! so call your mom and ask for that box, or pull it out of the closet and get ready to take a trip down memory lane.



1 // a week of ideas and inspiration from 5 talented and passionate memory keepers. meet the team here.
2 // all of these printable cards! the idea is to go decade by decade with the help of exclusively designed pocket cards. there will be a set of cards for each decade, bonus cards and statistical cards.
3 // a beautiful album about YOU and your story. how cool is that?

IMG_1775 IMG_1777 IMG_1779 IMG_1781 IMG_1783 IMG_1785 IMG_2035


THE DETAILS: our 6-day adventure will take you from boxes of photos to a complete album

monday may 25 // registration is open now // get excited! share with your friends! dust off that box of photos! once you register, you will have access to the private welcome page and class materials and login info for each day’s class content.
monday june 15 // class begins // we’ll jump right in with getting organized. kristy and i share our tips on photo selection and project planning.
tuesday june 16 – saturday june 20 // kristy, myself and our 3 lovely contributors will share our different approaches and projects.

you will have access to new content each day of the week and you’ll see different plans and pages from all of us to get you pumped and keep you motivated!

registration is open now!

cost: $20
registration opens: may 25, 2015
class begins: june 15, 2015
hosted by andrea gray and kristy taylor

sign up button
*please allow 12 hours
to receive your welcome
email. please email me
if you have not received
a welcome email by
this time. 
~thank you



MEET THE TEAM // my story by the decade

this crafty community is home to so much talent and inspiration. i have met and become friends with girls who i have never met in real life but consider them to be much more than just acquaintances. our love of storytelling and recording our lives brings us together like a beautifully patched quilt. everyone just ‘gets’ the craziness we all enjoy so much!

but this means i got to hand pick the girls who i knew would take this project on how it was meant to be. these women are nuts for preserving family memories so i knew they would be up for the challenge of going back to preserve their own stories.

i am so happy to announce 4 friends who will contribute to the #mystorybythedecade project!



team announcement_official

i have partnered up with the super talented (and super rad friend of mine) kristy taylor of kristymakes. she has a warm and witty IG feed and is an awesome project lifer. her love for nostalgia and family documenting made her the perfect buddy for a workshop like this. plus, all the cards included in this class are designed by her after some fun collaboration of our ideas. and we are so excited to offer this class together!


we have also lined up 3 amazing pocket scrapbookers who will be contributing to the workshop. they will provide you with a real-world look at how these albums can come together. not only do they make spectacular layouts, they are amazing women! please help me welcome them and then go follow their blogs and feeds and get to know them:

jessica upton // color cast designs

jessica is a wife, mama, sister, daughter, friend, memory keeper and 4 Wheel loving owner of Color Cast Designs. and so much more than that! she is passionate about preserving her family history in a fun and creative way. she feels so blessed to be contributing to such an awesome hobby.
instagram: @colorcastdesigns

kelli rich // forever and a day

kelli is a wife & mom who is passionate about photos, memory keeping & creating with paper. she loves life & is creating memories and preserving them to last forever and a day.
instagram: @foreverandaday_create

cynthia blair sorci // black sheep betsy


cynthia is an artistic, detail oriented, color loving wife and mother of 3 humans, ages 30, 20 and 16.  she has been scrapbooking for 16 years and has been crazy about family photographs and family history from an early age. cynthia has made over 200 albums for family and friends as well as custom albums for others!
instagram: @rx4cyn
blog: black sheep betsy

as we get closer to opening up registration for the workshop, you’ll get more sneak peeks at products and projects the girls and i are working on. make sure you subscribe to the blog here and follow me on instagram so you don’t miss a thing.



EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT – my story through the decades

you like BIG news, right? well then i’ve got some HUGE and EXCITING news for you!

check out this quick video first!

you heard right!  i am hosting a new class this summer with some other awesome ladies (including my favorite crafty pal kristymakes) and you’re invited!

we all have that big box of old photos from our childhood. you know, that box your mother handed to you which houses card you ever received and every photo of you in front of your birthday cake. it’s full of memories and my goal is to help you get those memories out of the box and into a scrapbook – pocket style! there are more details coming next week but i just couldn’t keep this little nugget to myself anymore.

so tell me, how many boxes did mama give you? 🙂

keep an eye out for updates and announcements!

ANNOUNCEMENT! handwriting class available in november

this girl is in serious need of a shake up! an upgrade of sorts. i need to stretch my limbs. and this involved making some decisions that i never really considered before. but first…let me take you back a bit… <—– (you thought i was gonna say ‘lemme take a selfie’ huh? well – i almost did!)

seriously though – in january of 2014, i posted my very first youtube video tutorial and the response was super positive. and since then, i’ve filmed and posted several of my process and organizational videos which have reached thousands of people! that’s just crazy to me! but it tells me that what i have to give, people like. so i think that letting it out is the best thing to do.

beginning on november 15th, my very first self-paced workshop will be available to you! we are starting with a topic that is very special to me – HAND LETTERING. this 3-part course is designed to help you improve your handwriting so you’re excited about journaling and proud of your own chicken scratch. 🙂


after november 15th, once you purchase the course, (for only $2.99 and available through paypal) you will gain access to the private workshop which includes all 3 videos. it is self-paced so you can start anytime and since practice is the only way to get better at something, please use the videos as much as you like!

the response to my announcement on instagram was so positive, i feel very confident that this is an area that people are excited to improve within themselves and my hope is to bring prettier handwriting to the world!

the class will be available for pre-order prior to november 15th so be prepared for some major promotion, save the dates and reminders on facebook and instagram. aaaaaand there might even be a giveaway involved!!

you all have been so supportive and complimentary about my designs and style and that has been positively overwhelming. thank you!

lots of details to come, don’t miss out!

xo andrea