Saturday, August 15, 2015

Birds of a Feather {CSI Case File No. 173}

We've just opened a fun new Case File at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.

I made another page for Tracee and Debbi's Epic Adventure. Clues I used...Evidence: checker, grid, flowers, leaves, wet medium, animals, enamel dots, labels, slant something, pocket. Testimony: Inspiration Words: ideas, foolish.

Here are some details: The cute flamingo is a Silhouette cut file. The pink papers I used are ancient with a capital A. I added a chevron bag as my pocket clue. Those pink letters are Heidi Swap--also ancient. The leafy bit is a Cheery Lynn diecut.

In case you don't know, the journaling is a take off from the lyrics of "Dynamite," the part that says "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes, Saying AYO! Gotta let go!" I have had that song stuck in my head now for 3 days. Here's the video so you can have the song in your head too!

I mixed some pink and white acrylic paint with texture paste and used a Prima stencil for the background. That flower is by Recollections, and the label is seriously old, by Fontwerks. The red, teal, and light green papers are all by My Mind's Eye.

I hope you'll come play with us! Come see what the rest of the team and guest designers made here. Plus, we've got prizes from sponsors to win! Here are our sponsors this month:


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Here, There, Everywhere {CSI Major Case File No. 172}

We opened a new Case File at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration on Friday, and it will be open for investigation for the entire month:

I made another page from when Tracee visited last month, for my Tracee and Debbi's Epic Adventures book. I rotated the sketch counterclockwise. Clues I used...Evidence: dog, map, travel elements, string, mesh, metal, eyeglases, photo corner; Testimony: journal about an outing.

Here are some details. Last month, The Cut Shoppe sponsored CSI, and I got to work with some of their cut files, and I just fell in love with them. The cut file below if from their shop. The little metal dot on the geotag is by Colorbok. I have to give Tracee credit for the idea of putting the eyeglasses dirctly on the picture, and it was a perfect touch for this silly picture! We picked those glasses up at Hobby Lobby.

The little Say Cheese frame is by We R Memory Keepers. That little dog was cut out of an old Cosmo Cricket Joyride paper. The flair button is from A Flair for Buttons.

The little car is from the same Cosmo Cricket paper. I added some metal dots to the wheels. I used an old Making Memories metal photo corner, which knocked out two clues from the Case File. The red paper is ancient--old Creative Cafe paper. It was the perfect red for this Case File.

These metal-rimmed tags have been languishing in my stash forever, and I dug them out for my journaling.

I've had the Magic Mesh in my drawer at least a decade. A little goes a long way! There's another little car from the JoyRide paper. I added some teeny-tiny metal dots to the wheels. That gray background paper is American Crafts, the star paper is My Mind's Eye. The map paper was from a little scrap leftover from an October Afternoon paper. The Hello piece is from the same We R Memory Keepers set as the little Say Cheese Frame. That chipboard arrow is by MAMBI.

I hope you'll come play with us. This was a super-fun Case File to solve. Come see what the rest of the team and our guest designers made here. We've got several great prizes to be won, from Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking, Funky Flairs Studio, The Scrapbook Store, Flying Unicorn, and Scrapbook Fantasies.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

2Crafty August DT Layouts

It's my turn to share my DT work at at the 2Crafty blog today. Here's my post. 

"This Is Me Summer 2015"
I've had a super-busy summer, and I wanted to document all the goings-on. 
I just happened to have this picture of me holding the sign, 
and that made me think of the 2Crafty "This is Me" title, 
so that was the perfect starting point. For those who don't know, I scrap 8 x 8, 
which is why some of the 2Crafty elements look larger on my page.
I coated the "This is Me" title with gesso first, and then dabbed several different
 pink stamp inks to get the "This is" part to match my papers. 
Next, I used Gold Zing embossing powder on the "Me."
Since the idea of time was important for this layout, the "6" Clock Face Frames"
were a perfect accent for my page.  I coated the clock with gesso and then went over it 
with white acrylic paint. I treated the butterflies from the "Sharon's Butterflies" set 
with the same gold embossing powder as the title. The "Polaroid Assortment Frames" 
are a wonderful set to have--there are 8 pieces in the pack, 
and they give some great dimension and interest to your page. 
I covered mine with patterned paper.
I used a piece from the "2015's" set, coated with gold Zing embossing powder, for my subtitle.

I used a "Sharon's Butterfly" in place of a tab to pull the tag out of the little
 polka dot paper bag. I've journaled on both the back and front of the tag, 
listing the noteworthy things from my summer break.

2Crafty Products used on this layout:
This is Me
6" Clock Face Frames
Sharon's Butterflies
Polaroid Assortment Frames

"Class of 2014"
I took these photographs right after I set up my classroom last year, 
and I got the 2Crafty Class of 2014 piece with the intention of scrapping the pictures. 
The school year zipped by, and I regretted not having scrapped them, 
but as I get ready to start a new school year, in a new grade level, I decided now was the time.

I wanted my title to match the school-themed elements I had cut out of a patterned paper, 
so I inked all of the letters in "Class of 2014" with black stamp ink, except for the zero, 
which I was planning to use with the "Light Bulb." 
Then, I outlined the title with a white gel pen to give them the same look 
as the school accents. I used several shades of yellow stamp ink
 to get a color that matched the yellow grid paper I used. 
The light bulb was coated with silver embossing powder. 
Isn't a light bulb a perfect accent for a school-themed page?

I cut the "Interlocking Grid Panel" in pieces to use as layers under a couple of the photos, 
coating them first with gesso and then dabbing them with two different stamp inks.

The circle framing the picture above is from "Circle Stack," and I coated it with gesso 
and then outlined it with a fine pen. The arrows with the words pointing to each picture 
are from the "Asst Arrows" set. I also used various shades of ink, 
tempered with a little gesso, to get a more muted primary color.
2Crafty Products used on this layout:
Class of 2014
Light Bulbs
Interlocking Grid Panel
Circle Stack
Asst Arrows

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my pages. 
I hope I've given you some ideas for using these awesome 2Crafty elements.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Friday, July 24, 2015

You & Me: Fabulous {CSI Case File No. 171}

We've got a yummy new Case File open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration:

Here's my page. Clues I used...Evidence all except for the window; Testimony: Document a celebration, inspiration words--celebrate, treat.

Tracee and I scrapped the same photos. We had some idea for a page when we snapped these pictures, and then we couldn't quite remember what we had originally planned, so we used all four of the pictures. We even used the same sketch from PageMaps:

Here are some details. The "you" and "me" are cut files from The Cut Shoppe, who are sponsoring us this month. This is from "This and That" set. I used a white gel pen to outline the letters. My white pens were all clogged, and I was about to toss them. but I found a video on YouTube talking about how you can take apart your pen to fix it, and I was so happy it worked! That cork ampersand is by Teresa Collins. The gold stars are from Heidi Swapp. That little strawberry was added for the food clue. I used molding paste mixed with white paint and a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop in the background.

The "Fabulous" is also from the same set from The Cut Shoppe. That white fringe-y bit is a piece from a pack of Doodleug frills--I've had them FOREVER. Papers I used are Pink Paislee (dark tan), American Crafts (pink triangles and diagonal striped background), My Mind's Eye (polka dot), Teresa Collins (pink stripe).

The gold arrow is from the same Heidi Swapp set as the gold stars. That black banner is by Recollections. The little wooden ladies are by Studio Calico.

The Case File called for chevrons, and I used chevrons in the very background, but you couldn't really tell they were chevrons, so I found this cork circle that had chevrons printed on it, by The Paper Studio (I think this is a Hobby Lobby brand). The check mark is from the same gold Heidi Swapp set I already mentioned, and the #Perfect is MAMBI.

The SMILES stamp is from an Amy Tangerine rotary stamp. The kraft artisan-shaped label is by Maya Road. I glued that little heart on there.

And here's my journaling.

I hope you'll come play for a chance to win some awesome prizes from all our July sponsors:  Carolina Ghelfi Scrapbooking, Creative Embellishments, Funky Flairs Studio, Lawn Fawn, Flying Unicorn, and Scrapbook Fantasies, and The Cut Shoppe.



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