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Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Hello scrappy and blog friends! Today I am sharing a layout about my beautiful daughter when she was thirteen. It was created for the CSI Design Team. 

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Here is how I solved the case: 

Scheme: All five colors were used
Evidence: Stripes, decorative border, glitter, heat          embossing
Testimony: Inspiration Word, "Sparkle"

You can see the background work here. I stamped, masked, stenciled, painted and used beads and seedlings to add interest. 

Here, can be seen fussy cutting, 3-D work, die cutting, heat embossed chipboard and beautiful flowers that I applied seedlings to for a little sparkle. 

In this photo can be seen layering, stamping, seedlings on flowers and the beautiful heat embossing.


Blue Fern Studios
     Paper - Courtship Lane; East Plaza, Main 
            Street, Calling Cards
     Chipboard - Belfast Bouquet, Whimsy
            Flourishes, Courtship Violin
     Embossing Powder - Lilac, Amethyst
     Glitter - Spring Posy
     Flowers - Spring Peony & Berries, Spring
     Seedlings - Purple Haze, Glass
     Stamp - For the Birds

Crafter's Workshop
     6" X 6" Stencil

Frantic Stamper - Precision Dies, Open Spring

Prima 3 - Matte Gel, Transparent

The journaling reads, "Elizabeth, you were so beautiful at thirteen. Your sweetness and confidence at this young age were evident and your personality sparkled for all to see."

Friday, May 18, 2018

Not the Finale

This is a bitter sweet subject for me. It is about our dear niece, Vona. She was a flower girl in our wedding and we loved her. Unfortunately, she passed away in late April and we, as a family,  are still mourning her. 
If you can play along, please do so. We would love to have you participate at Color Stories Inspiration! 

Here is how I solved Case File 254: 

Scene: All five colors
Evidence: Stripes, hand cutting, leaves, branches
Testimony: I chose the following prompt from "Sunday Scribblings": Finale (I flipped it and titled it, "Not the Finale".

Techniques used were stamping, painting, masking, hand cutting, 3-D layering, distressing,  and heat embossing. 


Blue Fern Studios
     Paper - Blush: Reminisce and Enamored, 
          In the Mood: Optimistic and Blissful,  
     Chipboard - Petite Windows, Fading 
          Blooms, Rose Leaves, Jubilation 
     Embossing Powder - 14 Karat, Antique 
          Gold, Pink Dust
     Flowers - Remnants Blooms
     Stamp -  Serendipity, Melody
     Seedlings - Sweet Pea, Glass

Crafter's Workshop Stencil 
Prima Say it in Crystals
Tresors de Luxe Lace

Here is my journaling:  

"This is Not the Finale. 

Vona Kay was the sweetest little girl. She was a flower girl in our wedding. Hack and I visited the Keeling’s when they lived in Mobile, and we slept in Vona’s room, filled with little girl toys, a doll house and a herd or two of stuffed animals. It was a joy to be transported back into childhood again. 

As time flew by, Vona transformed into a beautiful young lady. She earned her RN degree from Samford in Birmingham, Alabama. We were all so proud of her! Her patients and coworkers loved her for her compassion.  Soon, she met and married her sweetheart, Keith Davis. 

When Vona passed away at 51 years of age, her entire family was shocked and grief stricken. God bless you forever, Vona. We will miss you for such a long time, but we will see you again, sweet niece. This is not the finale."