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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Little Engine That Could

On this LO I used some bright colors so I could work the antique scrap into the LO (see the little boy on the rocking horse). I have found that the Victorian Era was anything but dull....especially when it comes to colors, as is evidenced by this piece of scrap. I let the paper, the scrap and the picture lead me in my embellishments and mood. The pp is called "Playtimes Past Collection" by Graphic 45, and has graphics of antique trains on one side of the pp and the quote, "I Think I Can" on the other side. It is from the child's book, "The Little Engine That Could". You can see the little trains around the border of the paper. The sheet music for "Jack and Jill" is also from the Playtimes Past Collection. The title is done in Office Word, using the font, "1942 Report". The antique-looking red ric-rac, the large flower (by Prima) and the antique milk bottle cap are from my LSS, The Crafty Scrapper, in Waxahachie, Texas. For the little engine and the vines, I used the Heritage Cricut Cartridge. Also used in this LO was brown Colorbox ink. Got a lot of distressing done on this one, as well as some stitching by hand and on my machine. As I usually do with my heritage LO's I wet distressed the frame around the picture and folded it back. The little ticket is by Crafty Secrets, and The little tricycle is a Grand Adhesion (Hopscotch) by K & Company. The other two flowers are cut from a burlap bag that used to contain rice that is from India....we ate the rice....LOL 

The portrait is of my father when he was about 3 or 4 years old. 


  1. What a precious and adorable heritage layout,the embelliesment work is fantastic!

  2. I love your Dad's outfit and ankle boots...he is adorable! The 1942 report font is perfect, Patty~ Love the sweet engine, tricycle and cowboy. How clever of you to use the rice bag for textured flowers!! WONDERFUL family heritage page :D

  3. Ohhhhh wow!! One of my favorite los EVER of yours!
    PERFECT in EVERY way!!!!

  4. What a perfect layout. Awesome design. I have not gotten to scrap much. Planting garden and yard work is getting all my scrap time. Oh well has to be done......~Cherrie~