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Thursday, June 15, 2017


Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a layout I created for the CSI Design Team. When I first saw the colors, Christmas came to mind, so I searched for papers that would work. Of course, Blue Fern Studios came through with the perfect papers, chipboard pieces, embossing powders, stamps and flowers! I found a great picture from Christmas Day, 2016 of Elizabeth and her sweetheart. 

Here is how I solved Case File 232:

Scheme: Used all five colors
Evidence: Animals, foliage, fringe
Testimony: I chose a prompt from Cary On
        Tuesday which reads, "A song is but a little
        thing, and yet what a joy it is to sing." 

For this layout, I did some paper tearing , stamping, heat embossing, 3-D work and painting.  

Here, you can see how dimension adds such a "pop" to a layout. It simply creates more interest that must be viewed and enjoyed! 

Another technique I used here is paper tearing and paper rolling. 


Blue Fern Studios

Papers: Attic Charm: Attic Key, Vintage
      Christmas 2: Jolly, Vintage Christmas: 
      Greeting Cards
Chipboard: Stars and Berries Frame, Lovely  
Embossing Powders: Snow, Lime, Santa's Suit
Flowers: Attic Charm Roses
Stamp: Essential Textures

Melissa Frances


Color Bloom Spray

Emboss It Dabber

The Crafter's Workshop


The Journaling reads, "A song is but a little thing and yet what a joy it is to sing. Elizabeth first started singing in earnest as an eight year old, choosing to sing and act in Casa Manana's  Babes in Toyland. Liz later had parts in Fort Worth's Casa Manana Production of The Wizard of Oz. In eighth grade, she had a major role in Li'l Abner. In high school, she had parts in two musicals, Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma. She traveled with her high school choir to Italy and performed in Venice at Basilica San Marco, in Florence at San Jacopo Concert Hall and in Rome at St. Peter's Basilica and Trinity Church.

As an adult, Elizabeth still loves to sing, and was asked to be part of a Christmas choir group. They sang Vivaldi's Gloria. It comes as no surprise that her sweetheart, Stephen, is also musically talented. He plays the guitar and sings in a band for his own enjoyment."

Thanks for stopping by and especially for leaving a message! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sentimental Journey for Vintage Tag Swap

I had so much fun creating this tag for Kelly, and getting to know some new people at SB.com in the Vintage Tag Swap!

On this tag, as I do on most all of my paper crafting work, I inked, heat embossed, fussy cut, stamped and painted. 

I used these Blue Fern Products: 
Embossing Powder

The little doll and word stickers are by Ranger/Tim Holtz Idea-ology

The tiny little pearls are by Queen and Company

From my stash: jute cord, chandelier drop, ribbon, pearl spray

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Delight in the Little Things

Hello blog friends! I'm sharing a layout that I created for the 
CSI Design Team. Here in the north Texas area, we have had a lot of rain and cloudcover, so I waited and waited to get some great pictures. We have had a little bit of sunshine today, so I finally had my photo opp! 

The colors in this challenge are gorgeous together...Thank you, Debbi

Here is how I solved Case File 231:

Scheme: Used all five colors
Evidence: animals, string, stripes
Testimony: What's your super power?

Some of the techniques I used here are inking, masking, painting, distressing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and 3 -D work.

A bit of the distressing and 3-D work can be seen here. 


Blue Fern Studios

Paper: Frolic Adorn, Frolic Fairyland
Chipboard: Delight in the Little Things,       
        Quatrefoil Panel
Embossing Powder: Snow, Sea Mist, In the Navy 
Flowers: Christmas Blooms

Crafter's Workshop

modeling paste


largest flower

Color Bloom spray

From my Stash

My journaling reads, "My 'super power' is finding delight in everyday things. I delight in the beauty of nature, in the phonecall from a friend, and from the love my family shows me. I especially find happiness in the love He shows me. That is HIS SUPER POWER."

Until next time, everyone!