Sunday, July 29, 2012

1st Photo {CSI Case File No. 30}

Wow! I can't believe we're already on our thirtieth Case File at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. It's our last Case File for National Ice Cream Month, and I just love the image that inspired our Case File:



I made another page for Monica's book. For those who don't know, Monica is my best friend's daughter, and she recently lost her 23-year-old husband to bone cancer (he was diagnosed at 17). I'm grabbing pictures off of their Facebook pages and making her an album to remember all the sweet, happy memories they shared in their short but beautiful 6-year-marriage.

I used Nadia's current sketch at Once Upon a Time as inspiration for my page design.



I know people say this all the time, but my page really does look better in real life. I used old Wild Asparagus papers, which I believe is the first collection My Mind's Eye ever made. I added some Echo Park bits because they're sponsoring us this month.

Clues I used: Evidence: Distressing, metal, the four patterns (stripes, dots, gingham, floral), and brads; Testimony: Distressed frame



Here are a few details: Here you can see some of the Echo Park bits tucked in. The blue frame is in this week's CSI Coordinates, which you can find at the bottom of the Case File thread.


I add these little banners and camera at the top at the last minute. The cameras are from Echo Park.


I've had these polka dot flowers in my stash forever. The journaling came from the caption to the photo on Monica's facebook page. James and Monica started out as friends in high school. The penguin reference in her journaling refers to the fact that they always called each other their penguins because penguins apparently mate for life. 


Go check out what the rest of the team made. This is your last Case File to solve for a chance to win an Echo Park collection kit of your choice, so if you haven't had time to play yet in July, this is the week!

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




17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors, the layers and loving the cameras!!!

Lynn Murphy said...

Beautiful page and I adore the colors. Hugs and prayers to your friend and her family.

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Love the colors on this page and the layering. Thank you for sharing the story behind this layout, too.
Thank you for playing with us at OUAS in July!

Elisabeth Bakken said...

Wow, so cool!
Love the layering, and all the goodie-details!!

Helena said...

The layering, distressing and the stitching is wonderful, Debbi!

Christie said...

What a sweet, sweet layout! So amazing that you're making an album for her to remember the good times, you're an amazing friend.

xoxo

Kim said...

love love the layers...thanks for playingalong

phamil said...

I just love your work, and this is no exception! This is a great job with the sketch! Love the crispness of the elements! Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. wow.. this looks amazing.. love the papers you have used, they look fabulous with all the layering, great take on the sketch too...

Kay said...

How heartwarming & how wonderful of you to capture these amazing memories for Monica. I'm sure she'll treasure them forever...beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

Camilla Ekman said...

Lots of fabulous layers here! Amazing layout.

Audrey Pettit said...

This is gorgeous! You do such an amazing job bringing old scrap supplies to new life. SO fun to see you rock the old Wild Asparagus!

Eila Sandberg said...

You never stop amazing Debbi! as so many have already said, you really are fabulous at finding things in your stash and putting everything together as new. Absolutely gorgeous work! Thanks sweetie for sharing your page with us at OUAS! and for being such a helluva beautiful person! xoxo

Lynette said...

Awesome layering...and the stitching is perfect. Great labor of love.

Evgenia Petzer said...

Lovely! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS!

sandi said...

Fabulous! Love this challenge and what you've done for it. I'm hoping I get some time to play along with this one!

Adrienne said...

Thinking about Monica! This is so beautiful and a beautiful tribute to their beautiful short life together.....Happy sigh! Debbi You are brilliant girl!

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