Friday, August 26, 2016

Time Stands Still...







I've been wanting to do a layout about where I live, since it is so special to me.. perhaps it's because I grew up in this beautiful place or because we are all deeply connected to nature.... whatever the reason is....even on the grumpiest day I am having, all I need to do is take a short drive to feel my energy changing and my very being infused with a deep sense of well being....
Lots of stamping, die cuts and water coloring complete this page.....
:)
Debbi...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Day's end...






I was not able to get this layout finished in time for the Reveal for Case No: 208 over at CSI but I really wanted to finish it because I just LOVED those images of my little cousins fast asleep after the BIG day they had as attendant's at their Uncle Normans wedding!
A BIG thanks to Emma for such a great sketch!!
:)
Debbi...

Make a Wish...




This was my submission for Case File 209 over at CSI this past week... So many talented ladies over there, it's hard not to be inspired!!
As my journaling states... a very dear and life long friend just turned 63 and I was lucky enough to find a photo of her and I celebrating one of her VERY earliest parties!!
I hand painted the background stripes... embossed the polka dot paper and striped paper strips behind the photo...
It was one of those incredibly chaotic weeks where keeping it simple was all I could manage!! hee hee
:)
Debbi...

Friday, July 22, 2016

A day at the Beach...





The color palette for case #207 over at CSI was perfect for these beautiful photos of my God-daughter and her husband on their wedding day last summer at White Point Resort in Nova Scotia, Canada... and what a gorgeous day it was!!
This awesome wreath is from Creative Embellishments one of the prize sponsors at CSI... I was so delighted to have won for the month of April and couldn't wait to create a layout with one of her products.... thanks Nicolle!!
I created some heavy brush lines of gesso in the background for texture, then water colored with my distress inks, a beach scene... stamped the lighthouse with Versamark and  white embossing powder by Zing.
I cut out the title with my Cricut and Stone Script Cartridge.. stitched around the edges and called it done...
All in all...I was pleased with the overall softness of the layout...
:)
Debbi...

Friday, July 8, 2016

It's a Great Day to Celebrate...





Not only has this week  been a Celebration of our Nation, Canada and our neighbor the United States...but it also a Celebration for my Granddaughter ( on the left ) who delights in her own Independence and is going of to College this Fall... What a wonderful Adventure awaits her!!

All of the papers and embellishment were shopped from my Stash...
:)
Grammy Deb...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Flower Girl...



Here's my Submission for case #204 over at CSI ..I was fortunate to have these beautiful photos of my grand-niece Kinley..although they have just moved back to Canada, they were fortunate to have lived in Houston, Tx for several years and they pics were taken in a field of the very famous Blue Bonnets of Texas.. a perfect color combo for the color palette this week....
I really enjoy creating my own embellishments and backgrounds and this week was no different... as I used a lot of dies, stamps and water colors.....
Challenges are always a great way to get inspired...and CSI are full of wonderful artists to be inspired by...!!
:)
Debbi...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bday Card 02...




I made this for my favorite youngest son's Bday.. it's always more challenging to create an interesting Adult Masculine card.
I used a new stamp set from Stampin' Up - Amazing Birthday... I can see how versatile this set is going to be..
This was my first time using their products and I have to say I was very impressed with their quality...
Unfortunately it did not photograph well, due to poor weather and lack of good natural light and I had to get in the mail so it can reach him on time...
:)
Debbi...