Friday, July 20, 2012

Delight {CSI Case File No. 29}

Case File No. 29 is open for investigation at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration! It has a very summery, ice-creamy feel, perfect for National Ice Cream Month, which is our theme tying our Case Files together this month.

We have a great line-up of guest designers. Jill Sprott is our Special Agent, and Di Garling, Jacynthe Loubier, Lindy Gillespie, and Yumi Takasaki are on our team of Special Investigators for the month.

Here is the page I made. It's another page for Monica's book. If you don't know about Monica, she's my best friend's daughter, and she lost her 23-year-old husband to bone cancer after a long battle since he was diagnosed at 17. I'm grabbing pictures off of their Facebook pages to make a book so she can remember the happy years she spent with James. I was so happy when I found these photos that seem custom-made for this Case File.

Clues I used to solve this case: Evidence: Stripes, labels, something transparent, angles, stuff in a pocket; Testimony: Top 10 List; title from Inspiration Word

The sun wasn't cooperating today, and I had to brighten my background, which was coming out all uneven. The background is textured cardstock. The black border is digitally added.

I used the current sketch at Creative Scrappers as inspiration for my design:

Here are a few details. Echo Park is sponsoring us this month, so the design team is trying to use Echo Park if we have it in our stash. I drew from several collections for this layout. That diamond strip, the bottle cap, the yellow paper, the pink ruler, the telegram card, and the light teal papers are all by Echo Park. The "Togetherness" is cut from a tear strip of a Cosmo Cricket paper that I came across when I was digging for papers to match this week's palette. 

I dusted off some old Heidi Swapp transparent flowers for the transparent element clue in the Case File. The yellow circular bit is from an old American Crafts Backyard paper. The title is also by Heidi Swapp--really old. Her pink stuff matched the Case File really well, and Heidi had a lot of PINK back in the day!

Here's a little pocket I made to tuck some elements in (another piece of Evidence from the Case File). The Top 10 journaling card is in the CSI Coordinates, as are the pink and teal striped papers. I thought I'd leave that blank so Monica can journal some of her favorite memories with James. 

I also tucked into the pocket some quotes that pull out of the same pocket. These are really old "Words to Go" from K&Co. Remember them? They came in those Chinese take-out containers. I picked out some quotes that I thought went well with the photos. How awesome to be able to rescue some of these old pink Making Memories clips.

I love the jars from the Neapolitan paper by American Crafts. I added sparkles to the hearts . The little banner flags are also from American Crafts. Those little hearts I trimmed came from an old Dream Street paper and matched the colors exactly. The "Delightful Moment No." is in the CSI Coordinates.

This was a really, really fun Case File! I hope you'll come play for a chance to win an Echo Park collection kit of your choice and just to play for FUN! Also, I'm scouring the gallery looking for future guest designers, aka Special Investigators, so if you haven't been playing regularly, come on in and crack some cases!

Come see what the fantastic Detectives and guest designers made this week. It's always a thrill to see all ladies putting their different styles into the same Case Files and working their magic!

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


Murphy's Law said...

I love it. The colors are yummy and the page is just fun!

Keri said...

This is such a beautiful tribute page, Debbi...love all the distressed edges, and the jar with the hearts, lovely. Great CSI prompt too, the colors & inspiration pic are right up my alley!

Eila Sandberg said...

Always love checking out your close-ups and discovering so so many clever details and products used in a way that I would never have thought of. You are one amazing lady, so full of love for your dear ones and always ready to help. This is a very special page in so many ways. xoxo

Ashley Horton said...

Love the layering on this page, Debbi!! And those little pink clips are so cute!

Marelize said...

Gorgeous fun layout Debbi! Love the colours. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Gorgeous page, Debbi! LOOK at all those layers! Love these colors. Love your pull outs. Love that you are making these pages for Monica. I know they are going to be priceless to her. :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

First of all I am so sorry to hear about Moonica and what happened to her young husband. That is so sad it breaks my heart!!
On a happier note she is lucky to have someone like you create lovely keepsakes for her. I am sure it means a lot to her and her family. That is so kind of you!!
Your page is delicious and of course as always so full of fabulous details. Just gorgeous!!

Al Hannah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me your lovely comment.
I love this layout - there's so much to look at, it works so well !

scrapmanufaktur said...

This is so wonderful! And thank you for your sweet comments on my Blog and for the advice! Sorry about the "wrong photos". I uploaded one for the CSI 29 and I loved the challenge!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I LOVE these icecream colors. Your layout is beautiful.

Ella Swan said...

Great take on the sketch and colour combo here Debbie! LOvely layout!!

Heather Jacob said...

oh Debbi you are so clever with your layers ... lots of little surprises all over your pages ... gorgeous x

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