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..!!


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..!


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


- 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...

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 )


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


- 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...!!

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.


- 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 )


- 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..!!

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...!!!

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

- Solid Background
- Clouds
- Bears (Animals)
- Circles
- Rainbow
- Flower

- 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..!! )


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


- 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...

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

 - 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..!!