Sunday, January 8, 2012


Coming from a long line of ladies in my family who have enjoyed sewing, and excelled at it, I felt compelled to do some hand stitching on this layout. However, I didn't want the piece to be perfectly symmetrical, so there is some stitching at the top of this page, but not at the bottom. 
This layout was done for my own pleasure. As always, I like to "do something" with the paper......fold, tear, distress, pleat, etc.. For this piece, I cut a slit halfway up the page where I intended the journaling to be and curled both sides open. The journaling is done in calligraphy, which I have been doing for more than thirty-five years. 

The photo was taken by my husband on the occasion of my mother's 90th Birthday Party last summer. The people are our daughter Elizabeth, son Lee, and myself. 

     BAZZIL BASICS cardstock
   COLOR BOX Petal Point Fluit Chalk Inkpad,    
          Primary Pastels
          journaling card
      DMC Light Green Emerald floss
      JENNI BOWLIN: Baker's Twine
      K & CO: small green card, feather
      MAKING MEMORIES: Gem Pin Findings
      MARTHA STEWART: Vine Trim Deep Edge
           Scallop Three Dot Punch Around the Page
      MAYA ROAD: Heart Trinket Pin
      MY MIND'S EYE: Lost and Found Two
           Collection 7 layered stickers
                  Lost and Found Two   Rosy "Ordinary"        
                        Dream paper                  
                    Lost and Found Two   Rosy 
                         "Everything" Happy paper  
                  Shabby Chic Treasures, bird and 
                  Winter Rose Melon Ice
                  Say It In Crystals
              PROVO CRAFT: Cricut Personal, 
                   Serenade Cartridge
              RANGER/TIM HOLTZ: 
                    Crackle Paint: Picket Fence 
                    Crackle Paint: Tattered Rose
              SCRAP FX: Heart Corners, small
              ZIG 2 Way Glur
              ZIP DRY Paper Glue

Thanks for taking a peek....I appreciate ALL comments! 


  1. Hi Patty, the White paper is 12 x 12 I assume you are talking about the smoothie cardstock
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Patty, this layout is stunning! Love your color-combination and your so beautiful details and techniques! TFS!
    Hugs ~gerry~

  3. Patty let me write everything down for you and I'll email it to you. I'll try and get it to you by late tomorrow.
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. This is so GORGEOUS!! LOVE all the detail work!

  5. How pretty! I really like the color combo--it's bright & happy! Lots of little details to admire & such a creative way to display the journaling. Beautiful!

  6. I am so glad I found your your Los.

  7. Awwwwwwww Patty! What a wonderful and heartwarming layout! I love your stitching and how it is not symetrical! I love everything about it! You have a great family, my friend! Oh, I love your music, too!!!!!!!

  8. Patty! I have been out of touch for awhile but I have to tell you this LO is so amazing! In fact I truly believe it is one of my most favorites that you have created. I love the stitching for I know how you love sewing. The colors are spectacular and the arrangement of every detail is truly gorgeous. The photo is so sweet of you and your two children. I really, really love this!! XOXO Ginger

  9. This is gorgeous. One of my favorites ever!!