Sunday, April 22, 2012

C.S.I. Case File #15

Hello! I finally got C.S.I. Case File #15 done! All week I've had to battle running out of color ink in my printer, spring cleaning, and having a broken monitor last night. New monitor, new ink, and finished LO, so I can get back to my spring cleaning. These photos of my nephew Neo were just meant for this Case File!  I printed out the attachments from the blog, and had so much fun using the monsters and other embellies on these pages. This was based on  a January 2012 pagemaps sketch.
Here's a look at the Case File.
From the evidence I chose:
*monsters-I printed and hand-cut them.
*metal-Paper clip on the tickets
*zigzags-They're everywhere here, from the hand-stitching, rick rack, matting, and the masked zig zag paper I created on the left and on the circle.
*frame the page-I'm not sure if it counts, but I used the orange frame under the large photo.

From the testimony I chose:
*To start my journaling with Let the wild rumpus begin!
*I also used the IW wild, and fun
Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Opening Day

Spring is here, and besides flowers blooming, and birds chirping, it's also the start of the baseball season. Every time I mention to my husband that I can't decide what to scrap next, he always says his baseball photos, so I think he was surprised when I actually agreed this time. I've been slowly working on an album from his baseball glory days, but I'm not a sports fan, and always have the hardest time creating his pages. It's hard finding baseball papers, especially in these colors, so I had to be creative.
I started with this sketch that I used for the April 2 page sketch challenge at taken from Pagemaps.
This is also my 2nd entry into the April Paint it on challenge, at Flying Unicorn, and my entry for the banner challenge going on at Funtoolas. I used plain cardstock to make this 2 pager. I started with white, and used a combination of masking, painting, doodling (the black splotches), and inking.  The tag with the date and the row of black circles on top were stamped. I made the banner using my bunting banner tutorial found here. I made this one bigger and cut out the 2 black ovals at 4 1/2", and the 2 yellow ovals at 3 1/2". I also distressed the edges.
I hand stitched the red laces in between the photos.
I made the frame from cardboard and paint.
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the weekend!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter

Happy Easter everyone!!!Here's some pics of my son 3 years ago, with the Easter Bunny. I had so much fun cooking this up for the second challenge at The Paper Mixing Bowl!

You start out with the main ingredient, which was white, a list of ingredients, measurements (a sketch), and directions (journaling). Here's a look at the recipe.
*Chipboard elements-I used chipboard in my title and the 3 small circles on my doilies.
*Stitching-the blue background paper was already stitched, so I did a straight machine stitch around the scalloped white cardstock.
*Corner/edge punches or decorative scissors-I used 2 different Martha Stewart edge punches, and decorative scissors around the blue cardstock under the doilies.
*Doilies-Got it.
*stickles/liquid pearls-I'm not sure if it counts, but I used puffy paint to make the white bling.
*Oval elements-Egg shapes behind the large doily.

I used the inspirational words fresh, and Spring, in my journaling, which I did on an oval shape.

Now that's my kind of cooking! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your Easter!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

C.S.I. Case File #13

Hello! I hope you're all enjoying your week. I can't believe Easter is  this weekend! I wanted to share another page I did for C.S.I. Case File #13.  This was based on a sketch at Funtoolas. I'm also entering it in the  Paint it on Challenge at Flying Unicorn, and the  April Showers and one-pic challenges at I love when I can combine challenges!
Here's a look at the case file.
This is such a beautiful color scheme and makes for some great nature photos! At first I struggled with the evidence, so I surprised myself by using 5 out of the 7.

*string/yarn/fiber-That was easy and right up my ally. I used yarns and fiber on my journaling tag. I also used embroidery floss to hand-stitch the butterflies, and for the circle using my twisted stitching technique found here.
*map print-I cut up a travel brochure that I picked up while on vacation and sewed a pocket out of it.
*jewels-The light blue rhinestones I used on the flourishes that I stamped and embossed using clear embossing powder.

*spiral flower- The big green and light blue flowers I made out of a brown shopping bag using paint for the edges like I did for the background. 

*tuck in a little surprise-I cut out a seahorse using my Cricut (Life is a beach cartridge) which I tucked into my map pocket, so when you take the tag out it's a little hidden surprise.

*Partially hidden journaling- I made a tag.
*Inspiration word-I used the word delight in my journaling.
I just want to give a thank you to Krista AKA Puppet for the butterflies! I inked and stitched them.Thanks for stopping by!