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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Love This

Hello friends! I have a very special layout for you today that I created for the CSI Design Team. The reason it is special is because it is about a bond between granddaughter and grandmother. This relationship has brought both of these women a lot of happiness. 

Here is how I solved Case File 226:

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: string, bows, bugs, hearts, plants
Testimony: Write about what makes you happy

I adored this little fan from Montage Calling Cards by Blue Fern Studios. The words at the top of the fan say it all, "Love crown your Way". 

As always, there has to be texture in my layouts! 

Dimension is also a must! 

Doesn't the use of cheese cloth add feathery softness? I always add a few paint spatters, too. 


Blue Fern Studios:

Blush, Sweetheart
Montage, Calling Cards

Garden Lattice Bits
Deja Vu Tweets
Spring Frame
Arrow Words

Embossing Powders
Pretty in Pink

Courtship Roses
Heartland Roses and Blooms

Liquitex Modeling Paste
Pro Art Gesso

Prima Colorbloom, mask/stencil
Ranger Emboss It Dabber

From My Stash 
cheesecloth, metal heart, embroidery thread

The journaling reads, "Spending time with Grandmother has always made Elizabeth happy. Grandmother always had fun things to do while visiting her. She had a closet filled with toys, books and games for indoor play. For outdoor play, there were bicycles, her swimming pool and fun places to go. Grandmother had children from the neighborhood to come and play. She even enrolled Elizabeth in dance camp. Most importantly, Grandmother expressed, through her words and actions that she loved Elizabeth unconditionally, and that always made Liz very happy!"

Thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a message! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Hello fellow scrapbookers! I hope you are all enjoying some pretty spring weather if you live in the northern hemisphere! In Texas, we have had some beautiful weather this week and I can hardly wait to get in my garden, but that will have to saved for another day, because I am in a "Happy Scrappy Mood".

Today, I am sharing a layout that I created for CSI....Color Stories, Inspiration using the beautiful Heartland Collection from Blue Fern Studios. Scroll down to see how I solved this case and enjoy all the close up photos I took. 

Here is how I solved it: 

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: stripes, circles, diamond shapes, keys Testimony: I used the word dream in my journaling and on the layout. 

You can see here where I popped up the little cluster of paper flowers to get some dimension. 

More dimension and texture on the background using a stencil and modeling paste always adds interest! 

For even more texture, I ran the banners through my crimping tool, then splattered them with paint. The background also has paint spatters. 

Layering, layering and MORE layering here, as well as distressing and heat embossing. 


Blue Fern Studios
      Papers: Heartland Bicycle for Two
      and Love Song Serenade, 
Chipboards: Celebration Hearts and Wish,                     Wonder Dream 
Chained Bits
Stamp: Fleur Wallpaper  
Flowers: Christmas Blooms 
Embossing Powders: Imagine Ink Ruby and Snow
Deco Art 
Snow Writer
modeling paste
stencil and color blooms spray 
Pro Art
From my Stash
cheese cloth

My journaling says, "Dear Lee, My dream for you is that you will have a fulfilled life and your goals will be achieved. Most importantly, may you love and be loved. Love, Mom"