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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fly Away

Hello, dear scrappy friends! All of the cold weather we have been having makes me wish for a milder climate....perhaps one like in the Pacific Ocean....The Hawaiian Islands, to be specific.

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Here is how I solved Case File 247: 

Scheme: All five colors used.
Evidence: Floral patterns, beads, leaves, 
Testimony: Document a Summer memory
     I was inspired by the hula girl in the prompt. 

You can see the layering and the work done for the background here.


Three-D and background work creates interest.  


Blue Fern Studios
     Paper: Attic Charm, Generation
     Chipboard: Summer Vacation
     Embossing Powder: Fuchsia, Snow
     Flowers: Homespun Blooms, Heartland                        Blooms
     Seedlings: Glass
     Stamp: Journey


     Emboss It Dabber

From my stash:
     seed beads
     matte gel medium

The journaling reads, "We had come to the end of our cruise around the Hawaiian Islands and would be flying home the next day. The luau was a perfect grand finale and it lived up to all of our expectations.

The Blue Hawaiian Helicopter had been fun, flying above the misty island where Jurassic Park was filmed, but to me, it couldn't compare to the luau.

The actors and dancers told the story of how they came to the islands in such a beautiful, graceful and dramatic way that it will always be our favorite part of our Hawaiian vacation!"

Thanks, in advance, to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment! 


Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Wonderful Life

Hello scrappy friends! I'm wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018! Now that the tree is down and all of the decorations are back where they belong, I can get back to doing what I love to do....scrapbooking. This is a piece I have done for the CSI Design Team

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Here is how I solved the case: 

Scene: All five colors used
Evidence: clocks, doily, animals
Testimony: I chose to use the word, "wonder"

Fussy cutting, beads, embossing on the background and on the chipboard.....it's all about texture and dimension for me! 

You can see all the layering I included in this layout. 


Blue Fern Studios
          Heartland, Kiss Kiss
          Blush, Fondness & Enamored
          Frolic, Adorn
          A Wonderful Life
          Natural Frame
          Love Story Adornments
     Embossing Powder
          Starry Night
          Summer Breeze
          Remnants Blooms
     Prima 3-D Matte Gel
     Ranger Embossit Dabber
From my Stash

The journaling reads, "My Husband and I truly do have a "Wonderful Life". We were college sweethearts and married a week after my graduation. 
I taught school for six years until we had Lee, and then became a stay at home mom, welcoming Elizabeth a few years later. We struggled for years on one salary and took our obligations seriously. Hack went on to earn his Master's degree so we could have a better life. When Lee and LIZ were older I went back to teaching to start saving money for their college education. We raised our two children to have good Christian values and now have earned their college degrees and support themselves. We are Blessed with two great adult children, and still help them when we can and in whatever way we can. Hack and I are happy being together, whether it is enjoying our favorite movie for the tenth time, or putting away Christmas ornaments. We have found that it is the struggle and joys of everyday life that make life wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!