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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Merry Christmas

Hello scrappy friends! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! This is my latest layout for the CSI Design Team! 

Here is how I solved Case File 267

The Scene: All five colors were used
Evidence: Plaid, Christmas Elements, Stars,
     Animals, Snowflakes/winter elements, Stamps
Testimony: Document something about the

For this layout I added a little bit of die cutting. They were done from white cardstock, then used a little spray adhesive to adhere a bit of sparkly glass glitter.


Blur Fern Studios

     Paper: Vintage Christmas, Wonderland and 
          Christmas Cards
          Frolic, Adorn
     Chipboard: Winter Deer, Winter Sleigh
     Embossing Powder: Azure, Pearl and Ruby
     Seedlings: Meadow
     Stamps: Jingle Bells

The Crafters Workshop Stencil

Prima 3-D Matte Gel and flowers
Ranger Emboss It Dabber

The journaling reads, "What happy times these were for all of us! You two were excited to see what Santa would bring to you. Our little boy and girl were adorable and everyone loved you!"

Thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a comment! 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Explore Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hello friends and fellow paper crafters! My husband and I just returned from a fun and refreshing road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We had planned a trip to Ireland, but Mother was "under the weather". Thankfully, she is doing fine now, but we cancelled our trip to the "Emerald Isle". As soon as we knew that she was back to her normal activities and not needing assistance, we decided to return to Santa Fe for a one week getaway before all the hubbub of Christmas hits us, and we had a ball!

Case File 266 at Color Stories Inspiration inspired me with its colors and the architecture in Santa Fe seemed perfect inspiration as well. Always enjoying a challenge and this one hit the spot!

Here is how I solved the case:

The Scene: All five colors were used.
The Evidence: Geometric patterns, Birds,
The Testimony: Write a random list about your subject.

Dimension is always used in my scrapbooking. What a joy it is to truly make elements come off the background! 

In this photo, use of texture, especially in the background can be seen.

Another technique frequently used in my work is paint splattering. Layering also makes the picture seem to come off the page! 

More 3-D and texture here. Gotta love it!


Blue Fern Studios
     Paper: Heartland, XOXO
          Heartland, Love Notes
          Timeless, Papillons
     Chipboard: Blooming Flourish
          Checker Bits
          Wanderlust Words
     Embossing Powder: Poinsettia, Starry Night
     Seedlings: Mustard
     Flowers: Memories Blooms
          Happy Blooms, Spring Florals
     Stamps: Widgets and Journey

     Art Stones
     Mini Art Stones
     3D Matte Gel

      Emboss It Dabber

DecoArt Snow Writer
Twinklets Diamond Dust
From My Stash: Glass Beads

The journaling reads, 

"Love Santa Fe 

Back at the Ranch
Silver Jewelry
Art Galleries
Cold Nights
Friendly Place
Turquoise Jewewlry
Spicy Cuisine
Sunny Days
Fine Dinning

Thanks especially to all my sweet friends who leave a comment!