Sunday, April 29, 2012

First time challenge at Colorful Creations

This is my first time playing at Colorful Creations, it was fun! I decided to do the "tic tac toe" challenge. The idea for this challenge is to select a winning combination on the board below. I used the winning combination of "banners, ribbon and stitching" for this layout.

Here's my layout; 16 Weeks

Journaling says:
16 Weeks
Here’s our precious Charlotte at just 16 weeks old. She’s sweet as pie, and look at those cute cheeks! How blessed we all are to finally have such an adorable baby in our lives. She has quickly become our whole world.

Digital items include:
Lorie Davison "Love Stories From The Red Flower Shop "
CU stitching, and one ribbon from Dianne Rigdon designs

Thanks for looking!

the Archers

Well, I never thought I'd scrap a page about an astrological sign, but Thanks to Debbi at CSI for the fantastic idea, now I have!

Here's the case file:

Here's my layout; the Archers

Evidence: circles, stars, branches/leaves (in the background), map (globe), translucent elements.
Testimony: Write about an astrological sign.

Journaling says:
Sagittarius, Ruled by Jupiter, Nov23—Dec21
Our beloved Sagittarians Grandpa was born on December 11th, 1942. Charlotte was born on December 15th, 2003. They share many traits, but most of all they share a deep love
for one another.

Lucky Number : 1 • Lucky Color : Royal Blue • Lucky Flower: Carnation, wallflower, clove-pink Lucky Gemstone: Turquoise, Yellow Sapphire • Lucky Day: Wednesday

A typical Sagittarius has a bright, sunny disposition and an almost incurable sense of optimism regarding the future. They are good-natured, and have an irrepressible sense of fun and inspiring spiritual side. The Sagittarius carries the sense of being in a state of divine grace, at one with the universe. Those born under this sign are characterized by optimism, aspiration, inspiration, enthusiasm and expansiveness.

some items made by me, some CU stuff
Kitschy digitals frame
"Equinox" by by Ildi Geist
"Celestial" by Tumble Fish Studios
"Symphony of Angels" by Eanas Creation

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Magic 8

This week I decided to get inspired by a sketch over at creative scrappers. I chose #202, here's the sketch:
Here's my layout; Magic 8

Journaling says:
Magic 8
Who’s this gorgeous 16 year old? What? She’s just turned eight? That’s crazy! No one looks like that when they are only eight years old. It must be the magic of being eight that makes her look so cute. What a great kid Charlotte is. She’s sweet and smart, and so much fun! She loves animals, music, flowers, pretty things, playing video games, and brownies. She’s a neat kid, and loved by everyone. December 2011

Spring morning by Thaty Borges Designs
Truly You by Danielle Engebretson Designs

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Monday, April 23, 2012


Hi Everyone!
Here's something fun to look forward to, a sneak peek of the case file to be revealed this Friday at CSI. Here it is:

you'll want to visit CSI for all the details on Friday at:


Sweet Serenade

Here's CSI's case file #16!

There are gorgeous layouts in the gallery this week, be sure to check them out at

Here's mine:

I've been wanting to scrap this photo for a long time, and this case file was just perfect for it!

evidence: sparkly things (glitter) shiny things (metallic silver items) stacked elements (plates!) musical elements and something sweet (the kid and her goodies)
Testimony: I used the inspiration words sweet and sing

Journaling says:
Sweet Serenade
Well, here’s a sweet two year old. Looks like she’s in her own world again. What’s she doing this time? She’s dressed herself up, but she’s doing something else cute and silly. She’s singing and playing a drum. Where does this kid get these ideas from? I guess goofiness just runs in the family. What a sweet voice she has, and what delightful music she’s making with that drum. Well, at least her Mommy thinks so!

some items from the CSI coordiantes
Holliewood studios: sweet shoppe
The Sweetest Kingdom by Sussie M

If you like this case file and are in the mood for some inspiration; you can download the CSI coordinates I have been designing by clicking here.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Here's case file number 14 for Color… Stories… Inspiration… (CSI)

Here's my layout:  99%

I drew some animals and applied a paper texture to each section to give them a cut paper look. I was pretty impressed with myself since illustration is not my usual job. In the end, this layout took me completely by surprise. Ever start with one direction, and end up somewhere totally different? Bet that happens a lot! It makes for a nice surprise.

Testimony: I focused on the inspiration word “innocence”

Evidence: ruffles, animal accent, something sand-like

Journaling says:
99% innocent as a lamb
Owl: “Whoo is that little kid? She looks innocent, but I bet she’s a trouble maker.”
Bird: “I heard she can be mischievous, but she’s actually really tweet.”
Deer: “That’s Charlotte, she’s a dear.”
Lamb: “She’s like me!”

Stuff is made by me, some CU items, plus some items from the “re-creations” kit by Createwings Designs

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Backyard Explorer

Here's another fantastic case file from CSI!

Well I just love the colors for this case file. I'm always happy when I can make a blue sky and there's a green to use for grass or leaves!

Here's my layout:
Backyard Explorer

Evidence: make a pinwheel, string, map print, jewels, tuck a little surprise

Testimony: I decided to go with one central idea "Backyard Explorer" and make four tabs with the supporting details. The details are:
1. finding bugs, collecting rocks
2. climbing, jumping
3. hugging trees, enjoying nature
4. in her element.

I like this journaling concept, it's very simple and hits all the details in a concise way.

Holliewood "Whos my gnome"
Kitschy digitals paper flowers
and some creative use stuff

Thanks for looking!