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Saturday, December 12, 2015


Hello blog friends! I hope everyone's almost ready for Christmas! I am done with everything but baking and mailing a few packages and feel so blessed to be through already.

Today, I'm sharing a layout that I created for the CSI design team. It was so much fun to work with these beautiful colors. The photos were taken on our trip to Hawaii last spring. 

For this particular piece I had to get more of a fuchia pink than I had so, I got out my Gelatos and made the paper the perfect color of pink! In this photo you can see the little envelope that I created behind and between the banners. I used it to hold the journaling tag. 

Here, you can see the dainty little die cut leaves tucked behind the photo and the beautiful chipboard. Also there is some stamping and texturizing with the modeling paste. 

You can see the texture added to the background here. It may be a little difficult to see the stamping, but it is there. I used modeling paste and a stencil as part of my background, as well. Then, I added a a tiny bit of embossing to achieve the look I wanted.

For the lovely flowers, I fussy cut the areas I wanted to appear 3-D, glued a little chipboard underneath and used pop dots for a beautiful area of interest. 

Just look at all the layers..... I'm in heaven!


Blue Fern Studios paper, chipboard and clear                stamp

Frantic Stamper die
Liquitex modeling paste
Prima spray paint, stencil and flowers

Ranger glossy accents
Recollections pop dots
Stampendous embossing materials

From my stash: pearls, paper doilie, beads 

You can easily see the stamping, texturizing and embossing in this photo. To tone down  the green in the leaves, I painted a little gesso on them. 

A heart heart-shaped doily acts as an envelope to hold the journaling tag that reads, "When I see such beauty I am reminded of the WONDER of God's love for us."  

Thanks everyone, for stopping by to take a peek. See you next time! 


  1. absolutely GORGEOUS! Would I be crazy if I said I was in love with the leaves??!!lol

    1. Hiya Kat! Thanks for the sweet comments....and yes, I love that leaf die too....just a soft little whisper of a leaf. Merry Christmas to you and yours and blessings to y'all in 2016!

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  2. Super duper! The photo is perfect for this week's color scheme/challenge. SO fun to look around the page at your close-up photos and see the awesome detail, Patty. Keep on keeping on...I love seeing your LOs! xo