Monday, February 18, 2013


This layout was made in honor of my son, Lee. He was about a month old when these photos were taken, and was taking his first official trip to see his paternal grandparents and to meet his aunt, uncle and  cousins. It was a very happy time for my husband and me.  
I used technique after technique to do this layout , and had a lot of fun getting goopy! First of all, I tore the paper circles and curled them. Before adhering them to the layout, I applied a thin coat of gesso in the area around the circles to create interest. Using  a stencil and modeling paste I added more texture to the area surrounding the circle. After adhering the curled paper circles to the layout, I painted a little gesso onto the curled paper. 
My sister in law made the prettiest cake in honor of Lee's birth. She is quite a cook, and cake decorator! She wrote, "Hello Nephew" on the cake, which everyone enjoyed.....except the birthday boy, himself, as he was only partaking in milk at the time!  
This little Maya Road tin seemed perfect to showcase the cake. I painted it with gesso, then used a little lime green ink to give the raised design a tiny bit of color. That's when it obsession with dabbing gesso onto almost every embellishment and every square inch of the layout!!! 
See what I mean? It's on the linen heart, flower and the chipboard frame. I couldn't stop!

The two little children are Lee's two cousins. They were so cute inspecting his little baby feet and fingers! The photo in the little flower petal frame is that of my sister in law, who made the lovely cake! 
This layout will be on display at The Crafty Scrapper Booth at Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine, Texas from Thursday through Saturday. If you will be there,  drop by the booth to see it and all the other awesome art created by our design team members.

Products used:

Bo Bunny Press
     Surprise Collection paper and stickers
Delta Cream Coat
     Modeling Paste
Little Yellow Bicycle
     burlap stickers
Maya Road
     canvas flower
     linen heart
     star pins
Ranger Ink/Crafter's Workshop
Ranger/Tim Holts


  1. Hiya~ All those people at the Scrapbook Expo are going to Ohhh and ahhhh when they see this!! Super texture, fun gesso, sweet photos. Looks like your SIL made a basketweave cake, yes? I saw this fab LO on SBC, but nice to see some close-up pics of it.

  2. Patty!!!! This page is simply amazing!!!! I love all of your wonderful techniques that you used here. And the framing of the photos is just fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing this happy page with us! I think to myself "what a wonderful world" after I visit your blog!

  3. Patty, this is so nice! I love the stenciled paste and that little Maya design I wish I still had mine!

  4. Aww Patty...this is such a gorgeous, fun, happy page and I love how you rolled the paper and that burlap flower just blws me away...just love it all!!x

  5. super the texture in a major way cause I am too scared to do it myself! Send me a msg on how you did the lettering; I LOVE IT!

  6. Hi Patty!! Just wanted to let you know that I have passed on the Liebster award to you and your beautiful blog in appreciation of your gorgeous work:) Please vist my blog for details:)x Have an awesome day!xx

  7. Hi again, Patty! Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!!!!!