Sunday, September 6, 2020

COVID Classroom | CSI Case File No. 330

Our September Case Files are open at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. Here's what I made for our first challenge. For our back-to-school theme, I decided to document the fact that I will be teaching online for the first half of the year because of Covid. I'm not happy about it, but I decided I have to make the best of it, so I tried to give myself positive messages on this page.

Here are our Case File and clues:

 Besides the Testimony clue of documenting school, I used the colors and many of the evidence clues (solid papers, text patterns, school-themed elements, clip, flowers, globe, glitter, gold, coffee cup, tech-related item, cats, sprinkled Nuvo drops, hearts, mesh, and tassels).

Here are some details. I found an old Core'dinations paper in black that had a school-type cursive practice lettering on it. This globe was the perfect color and just right for my journaling. The little typewriter was made with a Bramble Fox die.

I always have fun looking for the clues in my stash, and I found lots of embellishments that met the clues, were in the right color, and helped to tell my story.

The clip die-cut also had gold foiling on it, which is a clue, as is the tassel. Glitter was a clue, and I found glittery brads and hearts in my stash. I tried to find stickers that would have positive messages for this less-than perfect situation of teaching from a computer.

How fun is this little push-pin sticker I found in my stash! I had a little piece of composition book-patterned paper to tuck into the layers. The spiral-punched paper is also a Bramble Fox die.

That Forrest Gump quote sure was perfect for my story.

So here's where I teach. I'm lucky to have two monitors. That screen on the left is set to my county's Zoom log-in page.

I hope you'll come play along. The colors are so pretty and the clues are so fun! You don't have to do a school-themed page. And you may just win a prize from one of our awesome sponsors.  We have 8 donating prizes this month!


1 comment:

Karin said...

I love your use of colors on this layout. Once again its a layout that I am going to use for inspiration and I think I already have a similar piece of background paper to start me off.

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