Saturday, March 17, 2012

Top of the World {CSI Case File No. 11}

We have the most cheerful, playful Case File this week at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!

I love documenting fun little stories from my childhood, and this was the perfect Case File to do it. I used a sketch from Page Maps as my starting point:

Here's what I made. The clues I used: Evidence: butterflies, string, patterned paper with vintage images, and tearing. Testimony: a story from my childhood.

My hidden journaling (on the 7 Gypsies tag tucked behind the photos) tells about how when I was a kid, we'd go to the school playground after hours and I'd sit on the top of those monkey bars singing the old Carpenters song, "I'm on the top of the world looking down on creation..." at the top of my lungs.

For you young'ns who have no idea who the Carpenters are or what the song sounds like, here you go...

Here are some details. I used a whole bunch of different papers on this page. From the following image, the black polka dot is by Jillbean Soup, the green grid is by Echo Park, the blue paper is by Ki Memories, the yellow polkie is American Crafts, the music print is by October Afternoon, and the vintage girl and flowers is Sassafras Lass. I added Stickles to my flowers.

These butterflies were cut out of a Jillibean Soup paper. The red number paper is by Jenni Bowlin, and the clouds are cut out of a Bella Blvd. paper. The kraft label is by Maya Road. I added "Random Memory No." with Headline Rub-ons. Love those things--they're really tiny and perfect for labeling things like this. You can find them at AC Moore in the fine arts section.

I elevated several of the elements on my page with pop dots. My title letters are American Crafts Thickers, old Foofala (red), and Echo Park (typewriter key-syle letters). The flowery border with the 4's is from a Sassafras Lass paper. The border punches are by Martha Stewart and EK Success.

The little banners from the sketch just weren't working out for me on my borders, so I added them to the top of my page, along with a 7 Gypsies phrase sticker, which I snipped into a flag shape. That little flower-shaped brad is ancient, by Autumn Leaves MOD.

The design team and all of our guest designers did amazing things with this challenge--you must go check it out--it's such a fun Case File!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page today!


scrapbookertink said...

Debbi this is adorable, take care, Doreen x

Tina said...

Oh my Gosh Debbi - I think this is my favorite layout of yours EVER! I love the photos - and the story...reminds me of singing old Olivia Newton John when I was young. :) Wonderful memories!

Lynette said...

Isn't it amazing that the background colors on the video is similar to the colors of this case file. You really rocked this case!

Lynn Murphy said...

i love your pages. you have an amazing way in design and the you rock whatever colors are going on.

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Debbi! And no I'm old enough to be able to sing along with you!

Melinda said...

Such an amazing gorgeous layout Debbi! Love your colour combinations! :)x

sandi said...

What a fun page! Love it! Just so cute!

BabyBokChoy said...

That really is the MOST terrific interpretation of the sketch and wonderFULL layout, layered so perfectly!

Carrie said...

Such a great layout Debbi!! I love the amazing color combo ;)


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