Friday, May 22, 2020

CSI 322 - Jae Happy...







When I first saw this challenge over at CSI, I wasn't sure I liked the colour palette..but as it happened I was looking through some stamps I had and came across some flowers I created for a card several years ago. I had some pink and orange ones and realized how they might look on a scrap page et voila... this layout was born..!!

This page is really all about stamping, fussy cutting, some older chipboard pieces and of course my beautiful granddaughter, too..!!

:)
Debbi...



Monday, April 6, 2020

CSI 318 - Jae Selfie...








A new Month - A new CSI Case File and I have to admit that when I saw the colour palette I instantly thought of skipping this challenge as these are NOT my preferred colours..!! I spent a few days talking to myself and finally realized that I was being a big baby. I was determined to give it a try. 

I knew I needed some inspiration so I went to one of my favourite scrapbookers Missy Whidden and studied some of her past layouts. She is absolutely brilliant and I sincerely hope she doesn't mind that I scraplifted a background idea of hers. It was just what I needed to created such a fun page from such a gloomy-doomy beginning..!!

I altered the photo to make it look more like a water colour painting and printed up those camera cats from a former CSI challenge. With my trusty gelatos, sewing machine and LOTS of Gesso, I was off to the races..!

EVIDENCE:

- Animals
- Glasses
- Camera
- Polaroid
- Texture Paste ( I substituted the paste with several layers of Gesso)
- Plastic ( Striped Hearts - Stars/Asterisks - Word Arrows )

TESTIMONY:

- I wrote on the background. As it states in my journalling, my granddaughter loves to take pictures and I can really see her creativity in this Selfie. It also shows a depth to her character that I truly admire, she is not only a cutie-patootie but she was recently on the Dean's Honour List at the University she attends.

Thanks for looking...
:)
Debbi...



Sunday, March 8, 2020

CSI 313 - Home-made with Love...









Come and play with all of the Detectives over at CSI in their fun cases..!!

Here is my take on Case #313.... I loved all these soft wintry colours ( even though it was supposed to be more of a Spring theme )

EVIDENCE:

- Used all of the colours ( the darker blue is in the splatters)
- Circle patterns ( snowy background )
- Houses
- Branches ( Trees )
- Gold
- Weather elements ( Snow )


TESTIMONY:

- I have to admit I couldn't find a way to incorporate the "topic" for this case...I simply shared my feelings for this awesome family and in particular Mary Lou, who has been a dear, dear friend of mine...

Thanks for looking...!!
:)
Debbi...






CSI 315 - Jaelin Flamingo...









It's April and time for another fun case over at CSI...come and play along..!!

Here's my take on Case #315.

EVIDENCE:

- I was able to use all of these colours ( and I must admit I originally felt daunted when I first saw them but finding this awesome photo of my granddaughter really fixed that problem..!!)
- Floral pattern
- Hexagon
- Bird
- Pom-Pom
- Plants ( not exactly in a pot )
- Puffy Stickers
- Stripes
- Paint ( watered down some acrylic paint for the flamingo's body )

TESTIMONY:

- Couldn't think of a poem or how to write about anything "homey"...not with this exotic photo of my granddaughter celebrating her 21st Birthday in a pool in Vegas...!!

Thanks for looking..!!
:)
Debbi...




Tuesday, February 25, 2020

CSI 251 - Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart...







Drop by CSI and try your hand at solving this new Case #251.. there are lots of prizes to be won and loads of fun, too...!!!
:)
Debbi...

THE SCHEME: 
- Was able to find all of the colours for this palette in an old SN@P Collection called "Happy".

THE EVIDENCE:
- Solid Background
- Clouds
- Bears (Animals)
- Circles
- Rainbow
- Flower

THE TESTIMONY:
- Journaled about Maggie, D'Arcy and Philip's newest addition to the family... this little fur baby has stolen all of our hearts..!!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

CSI 312 - Jaelin Boink...











It's always fun over at CSI ...come and play along...!!

Here's my take on Case # 312 : ( and one of the best parts for me was shopping from my old stash..!! )

EVIDENCE:

- Used all of those beautiful colours
- Stripes
- Dots
- Checkered Pattern
- Sunburst
- Clouds
- Fussy Cutting
- Rockets ( and other celestial elements i.e. Stars )
- Speech Bubble

TESTIMONY:

- I loved this photo of my granddaughter that her Mom posted online along with a few clever comments as to why she had a bloody nose.... so I created this page based on my own "take" on what could have happened..!!  

Thanks for looking...
:)
Debbi...




Monday, February 3, 2020

CSI 310 - Warning: Beware of Dog...














It's been awhile since I have posted anything here, I have been mostly making cards. I really missed scrapbooking and was a little nervous, wondering if I had lost my Mojo...!! 

I went back over to CSI and thought I might play along with their monthly challenges, knowing that I would feel inspired and that is always a good place to start.

This is my take on Case No: 310

I was able to use all of the colours and to document when my granddaughter Jaelin met her first "puppy love" in Jack

Evidence:
 - Stripes
 - Hearts
 - Frames
 - Plaid ( in the stamped Title Border )
 - Word Phrases
 - Stamps ( LOTS of them )
 - Punches ( silver circles for the cameras...strip under the border and In the banners )
 - Silver
 - Banners
 - Washi Tape ( on the Frames )

Thanks for looking..!!

:)
Debbi...