Monday, April 29, 2013

Workday Schedule {CSI Case File No. 69}

The last Case File for National Humor Month is open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. When I was looking for humorous images for our April Case Files, I found this one, and it totally cracked me up, so I knew it would be perfect!


I knew I wanted to use a circle graph as a page element, and the first thing that popped into my head was documenting my workday schedule. I think someday it'll be interesting to look back at to see how things have changed. I know it's very different from when I first started teaching 23 years ago and way different from those pre-teaching days.

Clues I used for my page...Evidence: flower, house, number accents (rub-ons, clocks, brad), circle graph, circles (graph, clocks, patterned papers, buttons and brads), metal, stripes (the washi tape), leger paper, jewels, draw/doodle; Testimony: Circle graph.

I used lots of old stuff on my page, along with a few newer things.


Here are some details. I used a school picture for this. I was wearing blue, but it wasn't the right sort of blue, so I converted the picture to black and white. I actually was going to put the picture somewhere else but one of the pieces of the pie chart was cut a little strange (I used a Silhouette cut file--don't know what went wrong). 

Papers I used are My Little Shoebox (aqua grid), October Afternoon (red), SEI (gray), Echo Park (navy), Pebbles (kraft chevron), BasicGrey (ledger). I added some old 7Gypsies number rub-ons to some of the pieces and along the top border of the ledger paper.


I mixed my own paint to get that Maya Road chipboard house the right shade of navy. The metal cog is by Tim Holtz, and I snuck in a tiny Prima flower, from back in the day when they were sold in milk bottles. I only bought like 4 bottles but I still have a gazillion of those little paper flowers! The chipboard letters are by BasicGrey, and the red ones are October Afternoon, mounted with foam adhesive.


I managed to find a brad with numbers. The sheer clocks are by Maya Road. Papers in the photo below are by Simple Stories (aqua dot) and My Mind's Eye (kraft at the bottom layer). The journaling spot tucked behind the schedule is by BasicGrey.


Lots of really amazing pages in our reveal, as always, so you'll have to come check it out. And this is the last Case File to solve for a chance to win this from our April sponsor, Citrus Twist Kits:



Photobucket

12 comments:

Miae said...

Debbi this page is AWESOME!! I love that huge pie chart with you at the center! I've wanted to incorporate a pie chart on a page of my own and you've so re-inspired me to do so!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVING the pie!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

Love the big, bold use of the pie chart and how it defines your schedule. What I could not get my head around is how you exists on so little sleep!!!! Has it always been your schedule? Or does CSI deprive you of enough ZZZZ's I'm gob smacked :)

Lizzy Hill said...

I'm with Helen...I couldn't function on so little sleep...it was really interesting reading your schedule...it's certainly PACKED. REally like how you've all the buttons - & that Maya Road clear clock is really, really YUM!!!!!

Juliana said...

Awesome layout!!! I love that you documented your daily schedule like this!!!

Diana Gonzalez said...

You are one busy woman, I got tired just by reading your schedule. I love the LO. Just beautiful. Love the new look of your blog.

Lynn Murphy said...

Whew *wiping brow* you wore me out just reading your day. Love how you documented and I know people will be fascinated when they look back on it. Love love the page.

Heather Jacob said...

love love love , you inspire me and you are one of the most beautiful people I know on this earth .. big hugz to you x

sandi said...

Oh how fun!!!!! Love that big circle/color wheel......looks fab!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a great page and love that photo of you! Love the clocks and your schedule...and love the styling of your page! You always do such fabulous pages! ;-)

Sandie Edwards said...

What an amazing layout, so much 'style', adore it to pieces.

Christy said...

What an awesome use of the pie chart trend!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...