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.