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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nature's Playground

Hello to my bloging and scrapbooking friends! This layout is a bit late due to a family emergency, but I wanted to post it regardless of tardiness. Do I sound like a 2nd grade teacher? There is a reason I sound that way.....because I am a retired teacher. Old habits die hard. 

This challenge at CSI seemed to be perfect for a photo taken of me during an October trip to Boston and the surrounding area after my retirement a few years ago. I love history and we enjoyed going to so many places I have heard of during my entire life.  

One of the places we went to in the Boston area was Lexington and Concord, where we visited Walden Pond. Remember Henry David Thoreau? He described Walden Pond in the fall as "lovelier than diamonds", and I would tend to agree with him. 

How I solved this case....

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: Leaves, stamps, fussy cut something
Testimony: Journaling on a tag

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Walden Pond in all it's fall glory. 


Blue Fern Studios
     Paper: Sanctuary, Birdsong Melody and                      Wanderlust, Lakeside
     Chipboard: Nature's Playground, Frills Panel     Embossing Powder:Verdant
     Flowers: Wanderlust Vine
     Seedlings: Twig
     Stamps: Honey Bits
     Colorbloom Spray
     Emboss It Dabber

My journaling reads, "I am happiest while enjoying nature. 'Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads'."....Henry David Thoreau

The photo is of me sitting on a retaining wall overlooking Walden Pond. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, November 10, 2017


Hello fellow scrappers! Today, I'm sharing a layout that I created for the CSI Design Team, honoring my son and daughter. Lee is moving away for a few years and my daughter threw a party for him. I love that my two grown up children are as close as they are. What a blessing to have children that get along with each other! I digress....the LO is about a wish. 

Here is how I solved the case: 

Scheme: all five colors
Evidence: stripes, watercolor, leaves
Journaling: inspiration word "wish"

Paint splatters usually are a must for my work, as are 3-D work and paper tearing. 

Two of my favorite techniques can be seen here:
layering and use of modeling paste and a stencil for a rich background effect.

Blue Fern Studios Products
     Amber and Apricot, Sunny Disposition
     Amber and Apricot, Tweet Melody
     Textured Wildflowers
     Wish, Wonder, Dream
Embossing Powder
     Tranquil Roses and Lilies
     Chesterville Florals
     Happy Blooms
     Fresh Florals

Other Products

Prima stencil, Colorbloom Mist
Ranger Embossit Dabber

My journaling reads, "My wish is that you will do what you need to do for the next few years. We want you to be safe and do a great job, then come home."

Thanks for stopping by.....see you next time!