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Monday, May 15, 2017


Hello and Happy May to all my blog friends! Although May is almost as busy for us as November and December are, I have taken a little time to relax with some lovely supplies and a beautiful photo taken during our Hawaiian trip a couple of years ago.

Over at Color Stories Inspiration we have had a beautiful color scheme that is perfect for my photo.

Here is how I solved Case File 230:

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: Water Color, flowers/plants, metal,
Testimony: I chose a prompt from Carry On
      Tuesday. The Prompt reads, "Don't Speak,
       words will only steal the moment." 

For the background, I stamped, heat embossed, tore paper, added texture using a stencil and modeling paste, and did a little paint splattering.  

Here, you can see a little bit of the embossing I did to draw interest to certain areas. The embossing powder is a lovely blue and the stamp is delicate and doesn't take away from the shades of lavender for this layout. 


Blue Fern Studios

Courtship Lane, Royal Steet and West Plaza paper
Serenity, Calm, Hushed, Garden Lattice Bits                 chipboard
Snow and Lilac embossing powders
Forever Clear Stamp


Flowers, Garden Fountain, Color Bloom 2


Patina and Emboss It Dabber

The Crafter's Workshop

From My Stash
Crystal Spray

My journaling reads, "Don't speak; words will only steal the moment. Only stand and take it all in.....the delicate, fresh scent of the lavender, in the air; the beauty of nature we can so breathlessly believe with our own eyes. The sound of the wind as it gently and carefully caresses the lavender. The touch of these magnificent plants, seemingly from heaven as we walk each path through the magical field. It was a gift from God as we could barely believe our senses that day in Hawaii. "

Thanks to all who visit and leave a remark!

Monday, May 1, 2017


Hello Scrappy friends! It's May Day and I have a layout that goes right along with this historic celebration of  Spring! I thought these two photos of my son and his girlfriend...and her beautiful smile would be perfect for a spring post. 

This layout is created for the CSI Design Team and here is how I solved this fun case: 

Scene: All five colors used
Evidence: Stripes, banner/bunting, flowers
Testimony: I used the inspiration word, "smile"

Techniques used: painting, inking, heat embossing, fussy cutting, 3-D work


Blue Fern Studios

Paper: Heartland, Valentine Party and Vintage 
Christmas 2, Tree Trimmings

Chipboard: Heartland XOXO, Funny Giggle     Smile

Embossing Powder: Snow, Pearl, Breeze, Golden Seas

Flowers: Attic Charm Daisies, Christmas             Blooms, Spring Lillies


Deco Art Snow Writer
Prima Color Bloom Spray
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
From my stash: 
     Wax sealing supplies
     Cheese Cloth

My journaling reads: "Dear Allie, What a beautiful smile you have! It's no wonder why Lee is in love with you. It is no surprise that you bring sunshine to his life and make it worth living. Thank you! Love, Patty" 

Thanks, everyone for taking a peek!