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Friday, February 17, 2017


Hello scrappy friends! Today I am sharing a layout for the CSI Design Team. The colors for this challenge are stunning! Come play with us and you will love the challenge too. 
Here is how I solved this challenge:

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: Plant, lightbulb, arrows
Testimony: I used Prompt #17 form February
       Prompt....Your free time. What do you like to
       do in your free time? How would you feel if
       you didn't have this time?

In this layout I did a lot of layering, distressing and some much loved work with texture. 


Blue Fern Studios papers (Tranquility, Stillness 
     and Heartland, XOXO), chipboard (Arrow 
     Words, Charleston Corners, Graduated 
     Circles), embossing powder (Sea Mist), stamp
Liquitex modeling paste
Paper Studio tassle, bling
Petaloo flowers
Prima flowers, Color Bloom ,  stencil, metal 
      paper clips
Pro Art Gesso
Ranger Emboss It Dabber, Alcohol Ink Patina
From my stash: doily, metal heart

Layer, layer, layer....gotta have some 3 - D! 

The journaling reads, "During her free time, Elizabeth loves to get exercise by hula hooping. She has a strong dance background and enjoys hooping to a wide variety of music. About a year ago, she raided our old vinyl LP's that her dad and I have collected since our teens. I'm talking about Rolling Stones, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, etc.... If Liz couldn't do her hooping to her vinyl records, she wouldn't be a happy camper! "

Thanks to everyone who takes a peek and especially those who leave a comment! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Walk on the Beach

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout for the CSI Design Team and a little news. If you have not been to CSI, and think you might want to join in on all the fun of doing challenges, go HERE and HERE. Just FYI: It's addictive! 

Here is how I solved Case File #223: 

Scheme: Used all five colors
Evidence: stripes, trees, something curly, distressing
Testimony: I wrote my story in the form of an invitation

And now for a little news.....I am learning to create videos....yea! It's not as difficult as I thought it might be....huge sigh of relief. The year I retired from teaching, I took a continuing education class on making videos, but never did actually make any on my own.  I thought you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But that's not true. Doing something outside of one's comfort zone keeps us young! Below, is a link to my first two videos. Be sure to watch if you would like to know how I made the little fishing net in this layout: 


I almost always use dimension as a technique in my layouts, and loved popping the little sailor up here. 


Blue Fern Studios paper (Seaside 
     Cottage/Whitewash and Embark)
     embossing powder (In The Navy, and 
     Peacock) chipboard (Walk on the Beach and 
     Jeweled Page Dangles) Stamps, (Vintage 

Prima Finibair stencil, Colorbloom Sprays, Art 
     Stones, Mini Art Stones
Petaloo flowers
Recollections flowers
Ranger Emboss it Dabber

Here is more of the netting. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! 

Last but never least is my journaling written as an invitation. I almost always glue a library pocket to the back of the layout close to the top and place the journaling inside the pocket. The occasion was
the wedding of Lee's girlfriend in the Dominican Republic.