Saturday, April 15, 2017

Honoring My Husband, Hack

Hello scrapbook friends! Today, I'm sharing a layout that I created for the CSI Design Team to honor my wonderful husband. Wednesday, April 19th is Husband Appreciation Day, and I want him to know how much I appreciate him. 
I am very blessed to have been married to him for forty two years and look forward to many years.

Speaking of Color Stories Inspiration, I would like to tell everyone who participated in the challenges over at CSI that there is currently a design team call. You can check it out here

Now, back to the layout....

Here is how I solved Case File 228:

Scheme: Used all five colors
Evidence: Arabesque shape, frame, branches,
Testimony: Journal about your husband

Techniques used are tearing, painting, heat embossing 3-D work, masking. 


Blue Fern Studios


Memories, Calling Cards
Seaside Cottage, Splendor
Serendipity, Reminisce


Tweet Friends
Heartland Corner
Quatrefoil Panel

Embossing Powders

Golden Seas

Other Products


Art Stones
Color Bloom Spray
Mini Art Stones


Emboss It Dabber
My journaling reads: 

                                                            "April, 2017


Please know that from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all that you do for our family and for us as a couple. You "have my back" always and have put me on a pedestal. I am grateful for you!



  1. How nice that you featured Hack in one of your LO's! The addition of your personal handwriting will be treasured by your family for all time.

  2. A good thing to do after 42 years! (We're at 41)

    1. Hi Cindy! Hope you are doing well! Thanks for the comment, sweet lady!

  3. WOW. There's so much heart and soul spread on that page I can't stop staring at it! Love it!

    1. Hi Kylie! Hope all is going well with you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

    2. Hi Kylie! Hope all is going well with you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!

  4. Beautiful, romantic page to show your love for your husband. Your signature style is all over this layout. I love all the attention to detail, as usual. I'm still trying to figure out those little beads. How do you place them on the page, and how do you colour them? They add a lot of interest to the layout. Love those fabric flowers and the chipboard pieces. Sweet photo of the two of you. TFS ♥

  5. HI Jacynthe!

    First of all, thank you for this very kind comment on this layout. Secondly, I owe you the biggest apology. You commented on the video I created for Blue Fern Studios a few weeks back. I am so sorry I couldn't respond to you at that time. (It was a big secret until it was made public over at BFS.) Please forgive me for that.

    The little beads are called Prima Art Stones and Prima Mini Art Stones. I color them with any spray (Tattered Angels, Prima, etc. The way I do it is by using a small plastic "Dixie Cup" or other throw away cup. Pour the stones into the container, then spritz them with the spray. I stir the stones up until they are all colored. Let the stones dry for a day or so. Prima 3-D Matte Gel (or similar) will adhere them to the paper. First, I apply the gel to the paper with a brush, then I sprinkle the little "stones" in the same place. You will need to wash your brush with warm water right away, as the matte gel dries very fast. I hope you won't let all these steps deter you from creating something wonderful, Honeybee.

    Thanks again, Jacynthe, for your patience and your sweet, thoughtful comments on all of my work.

    Big Hugs,

    1. Thank you for the explanation, Patty. I'd like to try some of these new (to me) techniques but never know quite how to go about it. Now I have a starting point. ☺

  6. I´m so impressed by all the details and techniques on your layouts! You also have a beautiful handwriting:-)

    1. Thank you, Nina! I always have enjoyed a lot of details in my scrapbooking. I guess I always will. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such thoughtful comments!

  7. Gorgeous page, Patty. I always enjoy poring over all the details. Those little beads are awesome tucked into those chipboard pieces. A beautiful, romantic page.

    1. Thank you Debbi!Knowing you stopped by my blog has made my day, sweet lady!

    2. Thank you Debbi!Knowing you stopped by my blog has made my day, sweet lady!