Saturday, March 9, 2019

We Are...

As I am creating a Scrap Album for my granddaughter Jaelin, it really helps to be inspired with the wonderful challenges over at CSI and this challenge #275 was just perfect for the photos from Jaelin and her boyfriend Jordan's recent trip to Cuba.. where they celebrated Jordan being cancer free for one year... YAY..!!

I was able to use lots of papers and cut outs from an old Simple Stories Collection... along with stamps and dies from Altenew and Stampin' Up...


Sunday, February 17, 2019

It's all Downhill...

With so may storms this winter I have had more time to play along with CSI and their newest challenge #272.

My daughter had recently sent me a photo of Liam and his race team with their new uniforms which inspired me to create a snowflake background.. I stamped and white embossed everyone of them.. die cut a few mountains + snowmen + title and that was pretty much it for a clean and simple kid's page..

Of course, having the Italian Alps as a backdrop makes any layout look good..!!


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Gather Life's Little Treasures....

Following along with CSI's Cold Case 274  and thrilled to be a little freer to choose my own ideas, materials and themes for my pages....

- I hand drew the lighthouse in order to connect the image from the photo.
- I also hand drew, then water coloured the beach and water with distress inks...
- I used some older stamps from my stash to create the images on the page  and because the card stock is textured I had to use a slightly damp brush to "pull" the colours into the images..
- I drew a bit of a border to give the page a frame I felt was needed and distress the edges to give it a shabby wind-blown sea side effect..
- I sealed the whole page with a Matte Sealant from Plaid
- I placed a large journal card on the back for my granddaughter to tell her own story..


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Remember Today...

I just love this photo of my Granddaughter Jaelin (on the right) with her long time friend, looking so "glam"....!!

I am following along with CSI's Cold Case #271 for January... it is great to be going through my old stash and finding a wonderful reason to use it up..

- The Papers ( they are actually papers and not card stock) are Bella Bella from My Minds Eye
- The Flourish Stamps are so old that I have NO idea where I originally got them from..
- The other stamps.. polka dots.. script and Post Card are from Glitz Design and I don't think they are even around any more.
- I went through my box that contained all my wooden pieces and found a heart, music notes and a few words that went perfectly with this page.. stained some of them with my gold glimmer brush by Wink of Stella and also added a bit more shimmer with my Spectrum Noir Glimmer Marker-
- I pulled out my dusty tag punch by Paper Shapers... stamped it with another old stamp by Prima and used it to record the date.
- Found some flowers and leaves that I had made for another project a while back.
- Used some metallic gold thread that I have had FOREVER.
- I also found some twine that I bought 10 miles of years ago and use on everything.
- The little quilled red flowers I made a very long time ago and am delighted they look so cute here.
- The 12 x 12 paper is actually two older textured pieces from ColorBok that I glued together... created a shiplap design with my Martha Stewart score board, painted a thin water colour line in the grooves and distressed it with some old paper and walnut stain distress ink.. to give it that aged look....
- Even used some doilies that I thought I might have give away.
- Did some splattering...made a journal card and taped it to the back for Jaelin to make her own notes on.... and called it done.

What Fun..!!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

You Rock...

Another week and another case over at CSI so come and play along for a chance to win prizes from our many terrific sponsors and of course the fun of creating a wonderful scrapbook page. Best of all, you will find a ton of inspiration from our great CSI Detectives and Guest Detectives, too..!!
For Case #252 I chose to stay with the traditional  format using the colour palette and 12 of the clues. I kept with a simple design, although there was a lot of stamping for the background and my handmade embellishments..
Below are more on the details...!!

- This week's colour palette was perfect for the pictures of our little Sous Chef learning how to cook.

- Stripes
- Dots
- Text Pattern
- Alphabet
- Frames
- Doilies
- Hearts
- Animal
- Banners
- Washi Tape
- Clouds
- Numbers

- I journaled along the bottom of the page, saying:
"Dear Jared, I just loves these photos of you learning how to cook...They show your sweet heart and maybe a future career?!"

Saturday, March 31, 2018

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..!!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Alpine Aliens...

And here is my take on Case #250 over at CSI .. there are lots of prizes from our sponsors, so come and join in on the fun!!

- I was able to use all of the colours from this case's palette..although the teal version of the blue which is in my sky looks much lighter in the photo...

- Solid White Cardstock
- Clouds
- Sun
- Architectural Elements
- Animals ( my Alien Critters )
- Labels
- Hand drawn elements ( The black outline of the page )
- Stamping ( all of the Alien Critters were stamped )

- As with most of my pages I hope the photo and layout itself tell the better part of the story and in this case I simply added the names of the "Criminals" and when/where the "Crime" took place..!! LOL