I have made this layout for today’s Heritage Challenge on the DD blog. It is all about “wheels”. Specifically those from your childhood or perhaps your parents’ childhood or youth. My page shows one of our little boys in 1974 riding this little tractor and pulling the much larger old pedal car. We got the petal car at the base Thrift Store for Michael when he was four and I do believe that all of the children had more fun pulling it and trying to tear it up & fix it up than they did riding in it! We had a travel trailer at the time, so that is what made our boys want to pull things behind their riding toys I suppose. The pronunciation of the words cracked me up . . . I had written them on the back of the photo 38 years ago!

Journaling: Kenny at two & one half years old was something to behold to say the least . . . a free spirit doesn’t begin to cover it! Pure joy is on his sweet little face so I just had to pull out my trusty old Yashika camera and snap a few photos. Ken’s comment when I asked him what he was doing was this . . . “my pullin’ my frailer with my fractor”. We were stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in the great little neighborhood next door to the Radel’s and their three little boys . . . our three boys were in little boy heaven!


Clean Stitched Borders: Brown No. 01 (recolored) – Katie Pertiet

Dictionary Blendables: Everyday No. 01 – Katie Pertiet

Just Linens Paper Pack No. 01 – Maplebrook Studios

Lesson Book Clusters – Katie Pertiet

Little Enamel Elements: Cars and Trucks – Pattie Knox

Vintage Photo Frames No. 04 Curled and Flat – Katie Pertiet

Watery Photo Masks No. 01 – Katie Pertiet

Watery Spots Brushes and Stamps No. 05 – Katie Pertiet

little tractor sketch is clipart from the internet

fonts used: Traveling Typewriter, Tuffy Infant & Matador

I used Katie’s wonderful In the Studio: Painting in Progress tutorial on parts of my photograph for this layout.