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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Land of Fire and Ice

Happy August everyone! This month at CSI is all about travel, should you choose the traditional method of solving a case. I was inspired by travel and a destination on my son's bucket list. There are other journaling choices, if you decide to not make your layout about travel. 

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Here is how I solved Case File 259:

Scheme: All five colors used
Evidence: Text pattern, transportation, travel
        theme and stamping
Testimony: Sunday Stealing: The getaway car is 
        waiting outside. Where is it taking you? 

You can see here, where I created the title using a Word document on my computer. I created a text box, typed the wording, changed the text color to white and the background color to black. I printed and cut out the title, then glued it onto my layout. Voila! Instant title work! 

On the flowers, I used Snow Writer from Hobby Lobby to add a feeling of snowy weather. 

Check out all the layering, texture and dimension! 


Blue Fern Studios

     Paper- Timeless, Main Street
                 Heartland, Love Blooms
                 Garden Life, Felicity
                 Autumn Anthology, Westfield

                 Manchester Frame
                 Spring Iris, Large

     Embossing Powder-
                 Morning Sun
                 Starry Night




       3-D Matte Gel
       Art Stones
       Mini Art Stones

Ranger Emboss It Dabber

The last and most fun step in the art portion of my scrapbooking is adding the Prima Art Stones and Mini Art Stones, beads and Blue Fern Studios Seedlings. To do this, I first use a paintbrush to paint on  Prima's 3D Matte Gel in the areas I want the above products to appear. Quickly, I put the beads, etc. on the same area and let it dry. 

My journaling reads, "What a surprise to learn from Lee that he would like to travel to Iceland someday. It truly is the Land of fire and ice, with generally a cold climate and loaded with geothermal features and beautiful landscapes, including waterfalls. Enjoy your many travels, Lee!"

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


  1. Sounds like a fabulous trip- hope he goes!

    1. Thanks Shawn! Well, maybe someday. He doesn’t have any immediate plans to do so right now. I think he needs to get a little more established in his job first.