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Monday, November 10, 2014

A Calling

Sharing with you, a layout that I created for the CSI Design Team. What a joy it is to be a member of this amazing group of uber talented ladies!  If you haven't already been inspired by their work, you need to hop over there and start taking in the beauty today

If you are a scrapbooker and have never participated in this fun challenge group, it may be a high point in  your scrapbooking. It has been in mine, so give it a try! 

Techniques used for this layout were inking, painting, layering, stenciling, die punching, and stamping.

Products used:
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Crafter's Workshop template
Heidi Swapp stamp
K & Co. paper

Liquitex modeling paste
Maya Road flower
Petaloo flowers
Prima flowers, ink

Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Stencil
Want 2 Scrap chipboard shapes
Zig markers

From my stash:
Metal bee
Die cut tags

One of the most important aspects of scrapbooking for me is journaling the stories of my family.

In a former life, I taught in public schools in Arlington, Texas, United States for twenty three years. I also taught for two years in a private school, but this layout is about my public school days of teaching. I taught second, third and fourth grades. In this photograph, I was a second grade teacher. 

The journaling for this layout reads:

A Calling

For me, it was about changing lives for the better and helping young people realize that an education is something that cannot be taken away.

Next to being a medical doctor or a minister, it is probably the most important calling from
God that a person could answer. The people who put in hours and hours of time over and above what is spent in the classroom sacrifice their own time, well being and time that would normally be spent with their own family.

All, in order to be the best teacher they could be. 

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my album! 


  1. I LOVE that little bee, Patty! Nice mm clock and great background stamping. The little hexagons are cool. It's wonderful that you hand write on your pages for posterity! xox