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Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Hello scrappy friends! I hope that everyone north of the equator is staying cool in one way or another! For my friends south of the the equator, stay warm! Wherever you live, I think it is the perfect time to stay inside and do something wonderfully creative! 

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This layout is for the Color Stories Inspiration Design Team and I loved working with the pastel colors against the black background! 

The paint splatters can easily be seen in the photo above. This is one of my "Go to" techniques for the backgrounds of my layouts. 

In the photo above, can be seen the layering I always use. To change things up a bit, I gathered and placed some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap between the Blue Fern layers. 


Blue Fern Studios

 In the Mood: Pensive, Dreamy 
Serendipity: Reminisce
Montague: Bouquet

Floral and Spray
Paisley and Vine Flowers

Embossing Powders
Cotton Candy

Spring Blooms
Remnants Florals

Sweet Pea

Honey Bits

3-D Matte Gel

Emboss It Dabber
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap

The seedlings and beads are added by painting 3-D Matte Gel where I want them on the layout, then I sprinkle the beads and seedlings over the same area and let them dry. When they have dried, I shake off the excess beads and smile!

The journaling reads, "Elizabeth and Kristin met while standing in line in front of a Greek sorority house during rush. Oddly enough, it turned out that they had almost identical rush schedules and were always next to each other at the parties so they became fast friends. As chance would have it, they both decided to pledge Alpha Phi and have been close friends ever since. Through thick and thin, finals, break ups, weddings and childbirth, Kristin has remained one of Elizabeth's cornerstones. Words alone cannot express how much this friendship means to Liz. This friendship is one of a kind and they love each other like sisters. These two ladies think their friendship is like a breath of fresh air!" 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sweet on You

Hello scrappy friends! Come play along at Color Stories Inspiration. This is a scrapbooking challenge group where you can play along the "traditional way" and follow the prompts strictly, or you can be a little more laid back and discover you own interpretation of the case file. 

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I always use the traditional method for solving CSI cases. Here is how I solved the case: 

Scene: All five colors used
Evidence: Wet medium, String, Musical
      Elements, Plants, and Metal
Testimony: I chose, "Write a dozen things about your topic." I wrote 17 reasons why I'm sweet on my husband, since we celebrated our 44th anniversary in May.

In this photo you can see the stamping/heat embossing, watercolor sprinkles, and use of a stencil and modeling paste.....all done on the background paper.

Here, can be seen the 3-D work, heat embossing on the chipboard and application of seedlings. 


Blue Fern Studios

     Paper - Frolic Adorn, Blush Cupid's Folly

     Chipboard - Sweet on You, Dresden Corsage,              Elegant Flourish
     Embossing Powder - Snow, Speckled Mint
     Flowers- Fresh Florals
          Garden Blooms  
          Wanderlust Vine              
          In the Mood, Moody Blooms
     Seedlings - Glass, Mustard
     Stamp - For the Birds
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Prima 3 - D Matte Gel
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
From my stash: modeling paste, embossing  thread and                metal heart

The journaling reads, "Let me count the reasons I'm sweet on you: You are....

 1.  helpful
 2.  thoughtful
 3.  kind
 4.  my best friend
 5.  caring
 6.  a constant provider
 7.  a great dad to Lee and Liz
 8.  easy going and fun
 9.  romantic
10. supportive
11. humorous
12. intelligent
13. forgiving
14. emotionally strong
15. my rock
16. a good man
17. perfect for me