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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My BFFs Through the Years

I love the colors this week over at Color Stories, Inspiration (CSI). Here's my take on the sketch and Case File # 139:

During the second week of each month, the very talented Emma Stafrace creates a sketch for the members of CSI. The sketch may be followed in whatever way that the paper crafter would like....turn it, flip it, whatever. It can be used to create an easy layout or a more difficult one. 

It was such a joy to work with these photos and memories that I found myself adding more and more techniques....as if I were the victim of  a creative obsession......in truth, it wasn't "as if"......I truly was driven to make this layout more than I ever thought I could. I surprised myself! First, I spritzed the background paper from BoBunny's Enchanted Garden collection, with Prima Color Bloom mists, allowing each color to dry before adding the next. After that, I did some strategically placed stamped musical images by Heidi Swapp. Then, I came in with a Prima stencil and Liquitex Modeling Paste. OK....so this is starting to look good, perhaps needs a little something special. Obsessed moi' swooped in with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Fragments and a heat tool to add a little embossed goodness.....oooh, la, la! Next, came the painting of the strips/banners by K&Co, Prima flowers,  Scrap FX swirly chipboard and wooden Prima embellies. On top of that layer, I stamped some vintage film goodness by Kaisercraft around my photos and popped them up,  ending with a Prima butterfly and heart charm. Voila!

Here is the journaling applied to the back of the layout.

In the three photos above are my BFFs who have gone to The Rainbow Bridge: Herkie (cat) Lady (doxie) and Diamond (horse). In the photo below can be seen my best snuggle bug now, Gracie....my sweet, sweet dachshund, who had her second birthday today. Happy Birthday, Grace Bug!  

I really do appreciate all comments!


  1. What a sweet, sentimental page! Clever to use B&W pics, which fits perfectly with the black and white in the case file! Love all the attention to detail, Patty. The Frantage looks cool. You take nice crop shots of the page, too, so we can see your techniques. Looks like you had fun :)

  2. Oh my goodness, Patty! This is absolutely gorgeous and so sweet, too! I love every single "Patty detail" that you incorporated here. Just a wonderful take on this challenge!

  3. Patty - This layout is so gorgeous. I remember Herkie, Lady, and Diamond. They were your best friends. I love the modeling paste, stamping, and Stampendous that you used. You took a lot of time creating this lovely layout. I wish you the best at CSI. XOX Ginger

    1. Thanks, Ginger! I'm sorry to hear about your mom....Big hugs to YOU! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.