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Friday, May 13, 2016


Happy Friday, everyone! This is my take on Case File 200 at CSI, and I couldn't have enjoyed it more!

Years ago, when I was a young mom, I wished, from time to time, that we could save a few of the days when our children were young to enjoy them years later in real life.   What a treat that would be! Well, that's not exactly how things work out, but many of those precious memories came flooding back as I worked on this challenge. Lee was four in this photo and he was a lot of energy bundled up in one little toddler, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! 

This layout is entered in the Blue Fern Studio May Challenge. I love the romantic look of all of their papers. 

The color scheme for this challenge begs for a picture and a story about a little boy, don't you think? I love the boldness of the primary colors. They make a statement just as a whirling dervish in kindergarten would, which reminds me that I am dedicating this layout to Mrs. Wanda Basham, Lee's K-4 teacher at Oakridge. She was a real blessing in Lee's life and a very patient teacher!

Techniques used on this layout were stamping, heat embossing, layering, texturizing, painting paper tearing, and 3-D work. 

I love the Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Embossing powders! They heat quickly and make a lovely embossed chipboard piece. I recommend using Ranger Perfect Medium first. Using a small piece of a Ranger Foam Stamp Pad, dab a little Perfect Medium onto the chipboard, then sprinkle with the Imagine Ink powder and heat. So easy and quick! 


Blue Fern Studios paper (Tranquility, Calm) and
       other scraps, chipboard (Mini Rings Panel, 
       Rotating World), Coarse Fabric stamp,
       Imagine Ink Embossing Powder ( In the Navy,        Poinsettia, 14 Karat) and large blue flowers
Crafter's Workshop template
Liquitex modeling paste
Prima stencil, wooden and clear embellishments
       and spray paint
Ranger Perfect Medium, gear and number

From my stash: small flowers and propeller

For the journaling I chose to do an acrosstic:

                                 Lots of laughs
Thanks for taking a peek! Until next time....Patty 


  1. Aw, what tender memories! Such an adorable photo, too. I like the little plane and wonderful embossing, Patty. Super texture as always, PIC. <3

    1. Thanks, Shawn! Your visits always make my week, and more! Big hugs!

  2. Such a sweet photo, Patty. I love that it takes you back to a time you want to remember. That's what memory keeping is all about. So glad you joined us at Blue Fern Studios for our sketch challenge this month.

  3. Hi Patty! Thought I'd hop over from scrapbook.com and introduce myself (I'm Carrie from Dearzae.com :) and see all the up close shots of this page because I just love it. Great work! The main photo of the whole layout doesn't do it justice when you see all the little details...so cool.