Saturday, November 12, 2016

My Best Friends Wedding...

This weeks colour palette for Case #218 over at CSI was perfect for these super cute photos of my niece Lorie and her BFF taken just before Lorie's outdoor wedding on her and her hubby's farm... I also used a wonderful sketch featured at Stuck?Sketches ...

- used all of the colours
- dots
- animals
- leaves
- circles
- journal card
- hearts
- clouds
- labels
- journaled about Lorie and her BFF at Lorie's outdoor wedding on her farm

- I created a background matt for the photos by heat embossing with white embossing powder and a distress stamp by Tim Holtz then blending over it  with "scattered straw" distress ink.
- Stamped and fussy cut the birds, flowers, clouds & labels so that I could get just the right colours..
- Created and cut the title with my Cricut Expression
- Outlined the matt with a grey fineliner pen by Recollections.. did a little stitching...added some candy buttons.. stamped the date..
- and that was pretty much it..!!

Saturday, November 5, 2016


 As soon as I saw the Palette for this weeks Case #216 at CSI, I knew I had the perfect photo, of my grandson Liam and the perfect collection from Fancy Pants' "Be Different" collection... I was totally inspired by "The Scene"...What Fun!!

- used all these great colours
- Stripes
- Solid Cardstock
- Speech Bubbles
- Monsters
- Googly Eyes
- Asterisks/Stars
- Punctuation Marks
- Complaint Letter

Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Madness...

This is my submission for Case #217 over at CSI at their new home
I had planned an entirely different layout until I received these great photos from my son D'Arcy this past weekend...LOL... it reminded me that we are ALL kids when it comes to Halloween..!!
- Used all of the colours
- Woodgrain
- Heat embossing, stamped and heat embossed the woodgrain background
- Animals
- Fuzzy thing, floss threading for cat's bow and in the journaling tag
- metal, the eyelet in the journaling tag
- leaves
- pocket, for the journaling
- I journaled about an Autumn event

I heat embossed the background woodgrain matt from a stamp I have by Market Street Stamps # MSS-BK-16
I fussy cut al of my images from an older collection - Witch Hazel by October Afternoon..
The title I created and cut with my Cricut Expression
I used my Tab Punch from We R Memory Keepers to top two of my photos
Stamped a sentiment on them with an older stamp set from Dear Lizzy - 5th and Frolic
The other shapes of leaves and the little acorn on the Title are from an older Sizzix die collection
Most of the colours came from my distress inks for this weeks beautiful fall palette..
and a BIG Thanks to Emma Stafrace... for such a great sketch to work from!!