Saturday, March 9, 2019

CSI 275 - 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

CSI 272 - 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

CSI 274 - 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

CSI 271 - 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..!!