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Friday, November 25, 2011


This mini album was created for the Crafty Scrapper Design Team and is on display at the store in Waxahachie, Texas. 

Where has the time gone in the past ten years? So many serious, life changing events have come our way since the terrible tragedies of September 11, 2001.  Our country and the world hardly seem to be the same, and  I guess everyone on this planet who was more than eight years old on that day can remember where they were and what they were doing when the horrific events unfolded. I was teaching a class of second graders in Arlington, Texas and the words from Alan Jackson’s song will ever reverberate in my mind, “Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day? Teaching a class full of innocent children…” Within only three days after September 11, 2001, my sweet daughter was crowned Homecoming Queen of her high school. It seems a very insignificant event compared to the thousands of lives lost or forever changed. Students, teachers and parents were still reeling from the horror of that day, yet somehow, life had to go on. So, that sweet girl held her head high and helped everyone at Maverick Stadium remember that LIFE DOES GO ON. The culmination of Elizabeth’s senior year in high school is the subject of this sweet mini album.  Although I have done larger album pages to chronicle the highlights of her high school days, this 6”X6” mini album  is by far, my favorite scrapbooking project that I have created to honor her achievements. My baby girl is now twenty-seven and is a college graduate living on her own with the responsibilities of an adult woman. I still scrapbook  her everyday experiences and important events, and always will, but until she marries and has children of her own, there will not be a subject as near and dear to my heart as the honors Liz achieved in high school. It was a difficult time in all of our lives, but LIFE STILL GOES ON…..AND HOW SWEET IT IS!    
Please come along  with me  for some "Senior Moments".
            Acrylic Paint Dabber, Snow Cap
BASIC GREY Little Black Dress Collection
BAZZILL BASICS Cardstock, Raven
CREATIVE IMAGINATIONS Signature Collection Epoxy Sheet
DRITZ Fray Check
FAB SCRAPS Music Swirl
GIRLS PAPERIE Jubilee Fabric Brads
HEART OF TEXAS 6”X6” Circulation Chipboard Album
            Birds With Cages Mini Chipboard Set
            Button Rose Ribbon Jewels
            Christmas Words Keychain Set
    Crowns Mini Chipboard Set
    Jonathan Bold White Rubons
            Kraft Envelopes Rectangular
            Microchips Scallops Neutrals Chipboard
    Noah Mini Alphabet Chipboard Set
            Organza Roses: white, cream and black
            Ornate Botanical Blooms: Bright Pink and Black
            Scallop Frames Chipboard Set
            Snapshot Words Keychain Set
            Velvet Pleats, black and white, cream and red
            Vintage Trinkets Antique Button Jewels
            Wings and Hearts Mini Chipboard Set


        Aglow Mica Leaves
Avon Rose Printery
Architecture Collection Resin Embellishments, Ceiling Ornaments
Flower Market Printery
Archival Ink, Jet Black
Stickles, Platinum and Diamond
SAKURA Jelly Roll Pen, white
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tissue Wrap
TPC Studio Stamps Vintage Birdcage
I loved working with a new product out by Tim Holtz Ide-ology. It is called "Tissue Wrap" and it is lovely to work with. In this project I either gathered it, using needle and thread or pleated it, as seen in the above photo. 


TATTERED ANGELS Glimmer Mist, gunmetal 
       and sand
THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP 6X6” Doodling Templates- Mini Birds of a Feather
ZIG 2 Way Glue
ZIP DRY Paper Glue
ZVA  CREATIVE Self Adhesive Pearls

Buttons from my stash
Daughter’s earring that she wore in high school. It is on the front cover, attached to the bottom striped ribbon! 

Inside the little Maya Road envelope is a list of Elizabeth's activities throughout high school. 
Thanks for taking a little trip with me down "Memory Lane". 

I appreciate your comments! 


  1. Wonderful album! What a wonderful tribute to a clearly wonderful daughter!

  2. Oh Patty! This mini album is so precious and gorgeous. Liz did achieve alot in high school and this album brought back so many memories. It really gave me goosebumps!!! I love each page you created with such feeling and LOVE!!! This is clearly one of my favorites that you have created my friend! XOXO Ginger

  3. Wow! Patty, what a gorgeous album and gorgeous daughter! She was sure a busy girl. Black and white papers are so hard for me to use but you have used them beautifully and on so many pages .. whee! Love love love that you used her ear ring .. so cool. So many lovely details .. keep up the good work!

  4. Stunning journal, Patty...your use of embellishments is magnificent! So much work you've put into this album...what a lovely keepsake for your daughter...one she will treasure forever! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wooow Patty,first of all love all the fabulous pics of your daughter ,then your work here is extremly fabulous !!! I see you dedicated to much work and time making it!!!

  6. You have every right to be proud of Liz! She is one smart cookie and such a lovely person, too. I like the details and how you showcased each photo. My goodness, this is a nice keepsake!

  7. breathtaking, Patty! Love all the attention to detail!

  8. is that your handwriting????!!! and so love the flowers (in addition to the whole thing LOL)