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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Love You, Granny

This latest creation for the CSI Design Team has been a pleasure for me. The photo is of my maternal grandmother as a young woman. 

At CSI, I enjoy getting to know the many scrapbookers from around the world and am always amazed by the beautiful work they do and the stories they tell. 

For this layout, I did some fussy cutting and 3-D work. Also, I included some die cutting and stamping. 

You can see some of the embossing work that I did in the background, the stitching and the work done on the chipboard here.

The dimension can be seen here, as well as the machine stitching.

If I could change one thing about this layout, it would be that I would mark off the area of each brick and remove the glass beads from that area before applying the modeling paste. Live and learn! 

The stamping can be seen here. 


Blue Fern Studios chipboard

Graphic 45 paper

Heidi Swapp stamp

Martha Stewart punch around the page, glass
Prima paper, modeling paste, lace, ink, mask
Sizzix die
Stampendous Frantage embossing powders  
Technique Tuesday die
Want 2 Scrap faux pearls
From my stash metal heart

The little tag is folded and tucked between layers at the top of the layout. It reads:

Growing up an only child was not easy in many ways. I longed for someone to play with, but there were not many children in my neighborhood and the little brother that I had hoped for never came. Mother and Daddy were determined that I would not be spoiled, as some only children are. Or, at least, that is the myth. I don't blame them, because it truly is not good for a child to have everything they want or to be allowed to act irresponsibly.

Every summer, I visited my Granny in Houston. She doted on me and spoiled me rotten! From a child's point of view, being spoiled was a wonderful thing, and I loved it! Granny bought dress up clothes for me to wear and took my cousins and me to ride the ponies on Main Street. We would ride around the track time and time again. Granny went out of her way to make friends with people in her neighborhood who had children so I would have friends to play with during the time I spent with her. 
The fun seemingly would never end.

This sweet soul gave me, for a few days each year, all the spoiling and indulgences to last not just for a full year, but for a lifetime!

Thanks for taking a peek! I always appreciate comments.


  1. Love this tribute to your precious Grandmother Patty. Your page is chock full of scrappy goodness. Lots of MM, layering, and fussy cutting. I understand your comment about living and learning - most of my pages are like that. I need to practice more in an art journal before launching into a new product on a pristine page. Thanks for the inspiration :D

  2. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother, PIC! I bet you looked forward to those summer visits. Your grandmother certainly was a child at heart to make sure you had friends to play with and dress up clothes- so sweet. I like the stitching and embossing on this LO- wonderful creativity. xo

  3. Gorgeous page and of course I love the BFS! Your gram sounds awesome!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Patty! I loved reading your wonderful journaling and seeing this amazing photo! Your creativity astounds me each and every time!!! This page is touching and beautiful!

  5. Such a gorgeous page and wonderful tribute to your Grandmother! So much eye candy here!

  6. Simply lovely, as is your Grandmother and her Granddaughter. The folded out journaling card is really nice.