Thursday, October 17, 2019

That Kind of Day...Again | CSI Cold Case No. 299 & Paper Issues Free File Free-for-All Challenge

I made this page for my friend for our October Cold Case at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and doubled-up with Paper Issues Free File Free-for-All challenge.

Here are the Case File and clues for this challenge.

Image credit: Betowers Illustration

I started out with the magic number. I picked a paper cart and went to my 29th folder and found this old Crate Paper collection and then found a picture to match and the layout just evolved as I worked on it. This old Crate Paper collection is one of my all-time favorites, and the colors matched up with the colors from the Case File.  I wish some of the scrapbooking companies would do a revival of some of their old papers! Other clues I used were old plain brads, and I fussy cut elements from a paper I wouldn't use in its entirety. 

That awesome cut file in the background is by Paper Issues. It's totally FREE (as are all their cut files) and it's called Wonky Woven Placemat Background

The title came from the caption on my friend's Instagram photo. I used a bunch of old letter stickers: The blue ones are the old Poolside Thickers by American Crafts. The green ones are Webster's Pages. I had to rub some green Distress Ink to get them closer to the colors on my page. And the orange-red ones are old Sassafras Lass alphas.

I needed something in the bottom left, and decided I'd add a little flock of birds cut from one of the Seasons papers. And I love it when I can find phrase stickers to match my story!

I hope you'll come play with our challenges. CSI has eight sponsors donating prizes this month.

And Paper Issues awards a gift certificate to their store when you play in their challenges. While you're over a the shop browsing the free cut files, be sure to check out all the awesome kits and scrappy supplies. Please use my code, Debbi (no e on the end), and you'll get 20% ff your entire purchase!


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Good Life Includes Books | Bramble Fox

It's my turn on the Bramble Fox blog today. Here's my post:

I've always been an avid reader, and I decided to use some title pieces from the September Fox Box to create a layout documenting the books I read on my summer break. I scrap 8 x 8, so the Perspextives always look a little larger on my pages.

Don't you love the open letters on some of the Perspextives? They're awesome for backing with patterned papers. If you take a stroll through the shop, you'll find a whole bunch of titles that feature this type of open font.

I thought the Everyday Musings by Pinkfresh Studio would be the perfect collection for this layout. I found the perfect cut file of a stack of books from Paper Issues. and backed the books with different papers from the Everyday Musings collection. I used a wonky letter stamp behind the books and behind my photo. I've got loads of buttons in my stash and found a bunch to match my papers, so I thought I'd use them instead of the enamel dots I was originally going to use.

I made some tags using some of the patterned papers and typed the list of books I read this summer, glued them to the front and back of my tags, and tucked the tags behind the photo so I could pull them out whenever I want.

This layout was lots of fun to create. I hope I've given you some ideas for using the fabulous Perspextives! 

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