Saturday, 30 August 2014

CSI - Case File #137

Hello everyone,

Almost September, almost Spring. How nice to soon thaw out and see flowers start to bloom.
In the meantime, the end of August still needs to be enjoyed and what better way, then with CSI Case File # 137, just released. Here it is:

I wanted to do a traditional layout, but even though I'm happy to say I managed to tidy and organise my craft space, I ended up doing another digital layout:

Supplies: Studio DD: Layered Template No.283; Flourish: The Nifty Pixel; Brushes: Katie Pertiet; All paper and other elements: Just Jaimee April Storyteller 2014.

How I solved the case:
COLOURS: I used all the colours.
EVIDENCE: stripes, washi tape, flourishes.
TESTIMONY: Inspiration words: Rain and Sunshine.

Journaling reads:
You two. Rain or shine you can play for hours together. No fighting, just pure playing and delight. Rafael loves being an older brother and helping to show the way. Saskia just goes along with it all, lapping it all up, and loving every moment spent with her brother. I hear laughter, discussions and the sharing of many ideas.  It is so wonderful to witness. I hope this beautiful friendship lasts forever. I love you both.

This file closes on September 7. Pop on over HERE to see more inspiration.

Thank you for coming by and I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

CSI - Case File #136

Hello everyone!

Another week has flown by and another case file is open at CSI. This one, Case File #136 is yet another gorgeous one:

My layout is another digital one - I wanted to do a traditional paper one but I still haven't had time to sort out my space. On top of which, the room I work in is cold (being an old house in winter), and on my laptop, I can sit snuggled in a blanket.
Anyway, my layout:

Supplies: Dido Designs: Dandelion Dreams, Little Bird, Clock, Only Love Matters; Katie Pertiet: Flourish words No3, Star Glows.

I solved the case as so:
COLOURS: I used them all.
EVIDENCE: text print, floral, butterflies, leaves
TESTIMONY: Inspiration word: JOY. Journaling reads: 'My joy. My little blessing'.

Thank you for looking. I hope you all have a great weekend and manage to find some time creating!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

CSI - Case File #135 & Page Drafts #33.1

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had or are having a great weekend!
The children and I have just said good-bye to a Japanese student who was staying with us and is now on his way home, so we are all feeling a little glum in this household at not having him around any longer. So, I brightened myself up with a fun and happy case file - Case File #135:

I mixed it with Page Drafts Sketch #33.1 which was released this month:

And made another digital layout:

Digital Supplies: Sissy Sparrows: Heart Pumps Neon Kit;  Studio Calico: Sandlot Brush; Katie Pertiet: So Fine Collection, Brilliant Love Collection; Lynne Marie: Spaced Out Splatters; Laurie Anne: Boardwalk Basics; Amy Tan: Yes Please Collection; Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes Collection.

And how I solved the case:
Colours: Used all the colours
Evidence: triangles, sun, arrows, sparkles, doilies
Testimony: Journal about something that makes you happy; Inspiration word: sing.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

CSI - Case File #134 & Page Drafts Sketch

Hello all,

Another week has passed and another Case File is released - File #134. This week, there is also a sketch my Em Stafrace of Page Drafts. Hoping you can play along....

And my solving of the case...

 Digital Supplies: Cathy Zielske: Booberry Solids; Katie Pertiet: Stitched Holes, Bead Scatterings, Catching Rainbows Collection, Frame Me No2C, Brierley Collection, New Growth Brush, Life Lines Collection; Anna Aspnes: Art Play Ablaze, Art Play Vitality, Art Play H2O, Art Play Crazy Life, Art Play Bask, FotoBlendz; Allison Pennington: Breeze Kit; Laurie Anne: Boardwalk Kit; Kim Jensen: Stringbats 5; Kaye Winiecki: These Are The Days kit; Just Jaimee: Summer's End Titles.

Yes, another digital layout. My craft room needs re-organising and I have just been too busy of late to get in there and sort it out. So instead,  I have been working on my laptop - which is quickly becoming an extension of my hips - not that they need any further extending, but it is much easier to work on (the laptop that is) when I'm out and about.

For more inspiration, and to join in with the challenge. please go HERE.

Thank you for looking. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!

Friday, 1 August 2014

CSI - Case File #133 - Special Agent

Hello all!

Thank you for dropping in.

Being the first of the month, there are many new reveals all over scrapland. I always the love the first of the month for this reason, it's always exciting to see what other crafters have been busy doing. Plenty of inspiration abounds.

Being Friday, it is also the release of the new CSI Case File - #133. I love it:

My eldest daughter wanted me to do a layout of her, as she also loved the colours.
So I did a digital layout (I'm wanting to develop my digi skills which is why I've been doing a few lately):

Digital supplies: Studio DD Layered Template 464 (repositioned); Katie Pertiet:Malene Collection, Color My World Collection; A Pennington: POP kit; Laurie Anne: Shine Basics.

You can see the CSI Case File release HERE. The file ends August 10.

Page Drafts - Release #33

Hello everyone!

The new monthly release of Page Drafts sketches with its first ever Creative Team is being revealed today. Yay!

The sketches are Release #33 - Passport to the world Vol.4
These are the sketches:

I chose to do three digital layouts:

Sketch #33.3

Digital supplies: Page Drafts Template #33.3; Katie Pertiet: Curated Mix 1, Bexley Collection, Brierly Collection, Collageable Notions, Faringdon Collection, Stitched Quatrefoils, Ledger grid brush, Tabbed Brushes; Sahlin Studio: Candy Flower; Sissy Sparrows: Acid Wash paper (recoloured); Anna Aspnes: Loop-de-loop; Audrey Neal: Be You Kit; Basic Grey: Freshcut Kit.

Sketch #33.4

Digital supplies: Page Drafts Template #33.4; MBS: Just Linens 22 & 37; Katie Pertiet: Printer Tray No3, Flourishing Leaves No.4, Sweet Rose Collection, Tidewater Collection, Yarn Swirls, William Collection, Ripped Vintage Photo Frames, Clean Stitched Circles, Asstd Messy Stitches, Wooden Arrows No.3, Oceania Collection, Burlap Essentials, Antibes Collection.

Even though it's called Kangaroo Island, it is actually known for the sea lions (amongst many other beautiful, natural wonders). It's a popular getaway spot for those living in this state.

Sketch #33.5

Digital Supplies: Page Drafts Template #33.5; Katie Pertiet: Looking for Love Collection, Sweet Rose Collection, Malene Collection.

These sketches are so much fun to play with...that's why I couldn't stop at just one!
Please head over to Page Drafts to see all the wonderful work by the Creative Team.

Thank you for popping in.:-)

CSI - Case File S365-7

Hello all,

The new CSI and Scrap365 Case File has just been revealed. This month I'm a Special Agent over at CSI, and I can tell you there are some fabulous files coming out in the next weeks.
In the meantime, here is Case File S365-7:

And my version:

This is how I solved the case:
 - I used all the colours in the scheme
Evidence used:
 - I used everything except for stripes and labels
The testimony:
 - The words, 'happiness' and 'high'.

And some close-ups:

My background on this layout didn't quite work out as I had planned, but that's just the way it goes sometimes.:-)

There is the whole month of August to be able to play along with this file, so plenty of time to enter. Hope to see you there!

Thank you for coming by.