Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Read a good book lately?...

I liked the Challenge for Week #15 over at CSI so much that I thought I would play along, again....I know, I know.... it's Spring and I should be out raking.... or something like hee hee

All of the monsters and embellishments are by the incredibly creative Michele Singh..What Fun!!.. you can find her over at CSI, too... she is a Designer "Detective" and sooooo talented!! Just sign up and download her exclusive CSI Coordinates!!

I love these photos of my Grandson Liam at the ripe old age of the end of his potty training period...unfortunately the lighting in this washroom is very diffused, so the pictures are not all that crisp... but they tell this story so well, I just had to use them...

The Journaling in the pocket states:
Liam's potty training usually involved his "book",
which was almost bigger than him!!
Sometimes he would draw in it - Sometimes he
would pretend read from it.
He often required an audience - Usually
that was his Mom...
Let the Rumpus Begin!!


Products used:

Design Papers: Crate Paper - Toy Box Collection
Notebook Edge Punch: EK Success
Alphabet Stamps: American Crafts - Rue
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Pumkin Spice
Alphabet Stamp on Journal Pocket: Glitz Design - Distressing Set 3 - S2426
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mi Amore...

Week #14 at CSI..and for this "Case" I used a wonderful sketch by Susan Stringfellow, a VERY talented CSI Detective!!

I found the colors to be extrememly challenging and in the end...I stamped everything  ( except the green patterned paper in the background).. so that I could get not only the colors I was looking for but also the mood....of course I kinda got carried away... and made all my own embellishments except for the Title by My Minds Eye.... which I modified, too....hee hee

In the end.. it was a LOT more work...but also, very gratifing...

I even tried my hand at Haiku for the first time in my journaling..and I really liked how well it worked for this Layout..

I love this Photo taken last summer of my Grandaughter, Kiara..and the haiku reads:

When you smile at me
I can see the young woman
You are becoming


Products used:
Stamps: mostly from JustRite and others ( without names, sorry ) from my stash
Inks: ColorBox Fluid Chalk and Tim Holtz Distress
Flower Punch: Large Daisy by Recollection
Flower Center: JilliBean Soup - Give Thanks - Clear Stamps
Brads: from my stash
Title: My Minds Eye - Bohemia Accessories Pack