Friday, January 20, 2017

CSI : Case #222

Another case finished!!

Here's the beautiful case that was revealed January 15.
This case is open until January 31 so come on out and play!!

And here's what I came up with!

This is page for a friend - this cutie is her little guy.
Isn't he just SO sweet????
I loved this picture when I saw it and feel like the colours in this combo suited it very well.

All the colours are there.

Floral Pattern
Chevrons - red patterned paper under the photo
Snowflakes & Stars
Jewels & Pearls - I added 2 jewel beads to the star stick pin
Something fuzzy - the red letters in my title and the pom pom trim are both fuzzy
Ribbons and Bows
Flowers & Leaves - fussy cut under the title work
Stamps & Rub ons - the date stamp and the frame rub on around the photo
Glitter - the button on the large snowflake & the fussy cut flowers under the title are both glittery, although it's hard to see.

Document something about winter

Here's some detail shots :

I layered and popped 2 different sizes of chipboard to make this main embellishment.

Here, I layered and rolled 2 patterned papers to make the corner and layered on a clear black snowflake die cut as well.

This shot shows the title work - I wanted to have the title reflect the story which is why the N & the O are red.

And finally, this shot shows the large snowflake again as well as the rub-on frame that I added around the photo.

CSI never ceases to be an awesome source of inspiration for me!
You should pop over and give any of the fabulous combos a try!!
CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration

Thanks for popping by to have a peek at my page!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Um, it's only been 5 years.....

I cannot believe that it's been FIVE years since I posted on this blog.

That is ridiculous!! I want to be able to say that it will get better, but I like to try and be honest. I hope to be posting somewhat more regularly in the future.

Many of you that have read this blog before know that I play along over at a Ning page called CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration. Recently, Debbi, the owner of the site, has moved the whole community over to Blogger and now I have a real excuse to begin using this blog again.

I think that posts will be mostly about my crafty pursuits, with a few tidbits of life thrown in for comic relief.

So 2017 over at CSI begins with this great combo, Major Case # 221. Here's a photo of the Case File :

I am not usually a lover of pink.

Actually, I really hate trying to create with pink.

Plus my mojo has been on vacation for about 4 months.

But I really love playing along with CSI.

So, a problem with no easy solution forthcoming.

Enter my scrappy friend with littles!!

We recently had a conversation about being crafty over Facebook Messenger and she lamented about not having the time to scrapbook anymore with small people in the house. So I offered to make a page for her, as I have no photos that currently inspire me. She finally took me up on the offer and, TA-DA!!! Here's the result :

All the colours in the combo are there. However, I think that I have about 5 different shades of pink. One of them has GOT to be close!! I tried to incorporate the sketch a little. While not exact, the outlines of it are there. I really like using a sketch to help get a page started.

Tiny dots - the brown background paper is a small dot print
Triangles & Circles
Different coloured letter stickers
Stamped phrase - I'm not sure this one counts as it's just a date stamp, but I'm claiming that clue anyways.
Pleats - the pre-pleated paper at the top left hand side of the page
Leaves - in the fussy cut flowers on the lower left hand side of the page

This page documents this littles 2nd birthday "Paintsplash" photo session. Isn't she just the cutest 2 year old EVER???

Here's some detail shots of this layout that I wanted to share :

These two shots show how 3D those fussy cut flowers are. I love using pop dots to give a page dimension! The largest photo is also popped up off the page.

And just a few more closeups on the details of the page.

I loved learning her nickname and chose to incorporate it into the title. I also added the date stamp (from Heidi Swapp) to the sticker over the largest photo. And, lastly, the little pleated paper trim cluster at the top of the page.

If you've never played along over at CSI, you should totally give
it a try! Here's a link : Color, Stories, Inspiration

Thanks for popping by to see my page today!