Thursday, January 5, 2017

Um, it's only been 5 years.....

I cannot believe that it's been FIVE years since I posted on this blog.

That is ridiculous!! I want to be able to say that it will get better, but I like to try and be honest. I hope to be posting somewhat more regularly in the future.

Many of you that have read this blog before know that I play along over at a Ning page called CSI : Color, Stories, Inspiration. Recently, Debbi, the owner of the site, has moved the whole community over to Blogger and now I have a real excuse to begin using this blog again.

I think that posts will be mostly about my crafty pursuits, with a few tidbits of life thrown in for comic relief.

So 2017 over at CSI begins with this great combo, Major Case # 221. Here's a photo of the Case File :

I am not usually a lover of pink.

Actually, I really hate trying to create with pink.

Plus my mojo has been on vacation for about 4 months.

But I really love playing along with CSI.

So, a problem with no easy solution forthcoming.

Enter my scrappy friend with littles!!

We recently had a conversation about being crafty over Facebook Messenger and she lamented about not having the time to scrapbook anymore with small people in the house. So I offered to make a page for her, as I have no photos that currently inspire me. She finally took me up on the offer and, TA-DA!!! Here's the result :

All the colours in the combo are there. However, I think that I have about 5 different shades of pink. One of them has GOT to be close!! I tried to incorporate the sketch a little. While not exact, the outlines of it are there. I really like using a sketch to help get a page started.

Tiny dots - the brown background paper is a small dot print
Triangles & Circles
Different coloured letter stickers
Stamped phrase - I'm not sure this one counts as it's just a date stamp, but I'm claiming that clue anyways.
Pleats - the pre-pleated paper at the top left hand side of the page
Leaves - in the fussy cut flowers on the lower left hand side of the page

This page documents this littles 2nd birthday "Paintsplash" photo session. Isn't she just the cutest 2 year old EVER???

Here's some detail shots of this layout that I wanted to share :

These two shots show how 3D those fussy cut flowers are. I love using pop dots to give a page dimension! The largest photo is also popped up off the page.

And just a few more closeups on the details of the page.

I loved learning her nickname and chose to incorporate it into the title. I also added the date stamp (from Heidi Swapp) to the sticker over the largest photo. And, lastly, the little pleated paper trim cluster at the top of the page.

If you've never played along over at CSI, you should totally give
it a try! Here's a link : Color, Stories, Inspiration

Thanks for popping by to see my page today!


Nicole said...

Ahhhh! I love seeing your work again. So super cute and such great details.

The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box said...

Glad your back becuase this is a super cute page. Thanks for joining us at CSI

Debbi Tehrani said...

You always say that about pink, and you always manage to scrap with pink masterfully! What adorable photos and a beautiful page! Love how you layered those flowers to add dimension, and I love the mix of patterns. Fabulous take on the sketch! So happy you're still playing with us after we've moved to blogger.

Nina said...

Wonderful page and absolutely adorable photos! Looking forward to seeing more of your work:-)

WendyBen said...

Fantastic to see you here again! And what a great way to come back with these adorable photos! I really enjoy the little details like the fussy cutting and the layered lettering in the title over the photo! Fabulous, I say " keep the mojo coming"!

Renee Aslette said...

Welcome back to blog land and the scrapping!! If this layout is anything to go by, I cannot wait to see what else you do with the upcoming Case Files. Fantastic layout!! And thanks for sharing. xx

Jostralie said...

Can't stop smiling! Love your pictures :) Good job with this case! Wow

Unknown said...

Wonderful page, love the fussy cut flowers. Glad you've come back to CSI!