Dear Pattie, I knew your name long before I ever got the opportunity to meet you. You were a “pioneer” in the digital scrapbooking world. When my digital scrapbooking magazine came in the mail, I would run from the mailbox and flip to your tutorials. You inspired me and you empowered me to try new techniques.


When I first came to Designer Digitals, your name immediately grabbed my attention. As I became more involved in this wonderful community, I learned more about you. You always left such thoughtful comments and I felt encouraged by your words. When I was asked to join the team, you were one of the first ones there with open arms. I met you a few weeks later and you instantly confirmed my “online impression” of you. Your charming personality, sense of humor, kind heart and amazing ability to make everyone feel so special immediately touched my heart.


Fast forward to the fall when I began teaching at GIS and there were changes occurring at the site. We talked at length about teaching together at a new site. We decided together that we were going to move to Creative Passion. I felt so privileged to be teaching alongside of you and it was even more special that we had become such good friends. You were always there to support me, guide me and make me laugh. You never hesitated to jump in and help me with my webinars or anything for that matter. While my nerves were often going crazy, I could always count on you to put me at ease with your fabulous sense of humor and amazing ability to connect with people.


I will never forget one of the nights we were flipping between each other’s computers working in Photoshop and you said “I think people might like to see this....it is almost like dueling Photoshop”. You came up with the idea, I came up with the name, and Digital U was born. Oh, how I loved working with you. You gave so much of yourself to me and to our students. I have learned so much from you and always knew that when you were talking Photoshop, I needed a pen in hand. You are a genius and were always so generous to share with others.


Pattie, you have inspired me on so many levels of my life. Thank you my friend for the laughter, the friendship, the support, the parenting advice, the Photoshop tips, and everything else. I was truly blessed to have this opportunity to know you and love you. I know your sense of humor, kindness, and charm are touching everybody in heaven right now. God Bless You My Friend! Jana


Credits:
Katie Pertiet: Twisted Stitches
Duncan Word Strips
Doily Edgers No. 3
Maybe Tomorrow Kit
Far Away Fairyland Kit
Lifted Wings No. 05
From My Bookshelf Solids Paper Pack: Neutrals
Clock Parts No. 07
Stuffed Edge Journalers No. 01
Krafty Damask Paper Pack No. 01
Taped Together Overlays No. 01


Thanks for looking!