Friday, November 14, 2014

Catch up with CSI

There have been several Case Files and special Case Files posted the last couple of weeks and sadly I have been a slack on on blog posting.  Been working too much which hopefully stops and running up to Granbury in hopes of finding a home. This first file was for a special Case File and I did this one months ago - just never have shown it till now.  This is a shot I caught of my daughter during a family party when she didn't realize I was taking pictures.  Love it!


 The next one is the Case File for this week #147 which I solved using pictures of my 15 year old kitty.
  
 Lastly this is a special Scrap 265-9 Case File and I used these pictures of Jason and Maria from their trip last spring to San Miguel.  On the back I have journaled about the country.  I'll include it here as it's pretty fascinating.




You all had such a fabulous time during your trip to Mexico to see Maria’s family.  You spent one special day traveling to San Miguel.  Such a magical city.  I looked it up and found that there were 10 reasons to go and enjoy this magical place:

1.         History – located in Central Mexico it has no beaches yet people fall in love with this magical city who history dates back to 1542 and plays a major role in silver trade.

2.        Architecture – it’s known for it’s well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architexture.

3.        Eclectic shops – a mix of art galleries, souvenir shops, modern boutiques and old stores.

4.        Cultural Mix – With a moderate climate and cost of living it draws not only rich Mexican culture but many foreign retirees, artists and writers

5.        Food & Dining – Because it’s so popular with tourists there are foods galore from street goods to gourmet restaurants.

6.        Rooftops – with temperate weather, many restaurants and bars are on rooftops offering beautiful city views

7.        Art – The city has a vibrant art community with many studios and galleries with working artist and artisans

8.        Walkability – the historic center of the city is 24 blocks of narrow streets ,alleys and paths with no traffic lights.

9.        Jacaranda Trees – lavender-colored jacaranda trees are natice to this regions and are beautiful
Dramatic sunrises and sunsets – Because of the light and changing colors of the foothills of Sierra Madre, the sunrises and sunsets can be quite dramatic

Then here's another page I finished with this adorable picture of my grandchildren when they were little with the November Gossamer Blue kit



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Monday, November 3, 2014

Imaginarium Design Team Call

I've put together ten of my favorite projects using chipboard to apply for the Imaginarium chipboard Design Team.  I love using chipboard on my pages - it just adds both texture and details.  This first page was published in Scrapbook Trends.
 Here I have used some floral chipboard which I painted to work in with my page
 I have used a chipboard title here.  Even a small amount of chipboard on a page adds so much.
 Here the chipboard leaves were the perfect touch with my flowers.
 Once again I love using chipboard to add to a floral accent. 

 Here the floral chipboard was the perfect touch to go with the Coredination's embossed paper. The chipboard title was perfect!
 It's even fun to use raw!
 Here the pre printed chipboard piece added texture to my title.  The little chipboard heart added some more texture to the page.
 Here the black chipboard was perfect to work with the mixed media background of the page to bring pop to the colors.
 Here I have painted the chipboard to use in extra details and to add texture.
Hope you have enjoyed the show.  Will keep my fingers crossed to hear about the Design Team!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday CSI - LIVE!

 Well have been off all week and can't really show alot for it although I did get quite a bit accomplished.  I was behind in my CSI case files and we have also had several special case files which should be revealed soon.  So even though this is all I have to show - there's more in the wings.  Plus I still have a ton of goodies from my November Gossamer kit with a new kit on the way to me now!  I just need some more pictures!  Jason did give me a new disc though of pictures taken down in Mexico as well as some they took here at the Botanical Gardens looking for this perfect picture which was used for their Save the Date photo!  Loved the colors in this case file and as I had just gone blogging and saw an amazing inspirational video over at Di Garling's blog I was inspired to stick my foot in and try some major mixed media background work.  Really liked how it came out and had such fun doing it.  Definitely not my norm but hey trying new things is always fun!
Drove up Thursday and took my 87 year old Mom out to lunch .  Let us say we got out exercise as we got completely turned around coming out of the restaurant (which was in the middle of an outlet mall) and spent about 45 minutes looking for her car!  And yes she still drives although we try to keep it to a minimum!
Thanks for stopping by - I'll be killing myself at work for the next two days so if I recover will be back on Monday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

CSI and some Gossamer Blue

 I haven't been a very good blogger recently - don't really know why because it hasn't been for lack of time.  Just lack of motivation I guess. I have been scrapping though but don't feel I have my good mojo going.   I want to try out for more design teams - I think that's the problem - I work better under pressure and right now CSI is the only team I'm on.  So need to step it up and get out there and find more to do.  SOOO in saying that here's the last two week's Case Files.

 

 Then here's more pages from the Gossamer Blue October kit which seems to be endless this month.  I did buy some extra papers so maybe that's it.  But with Maria's parents being in town last weekend for us to all meet and go buy her dress I do have pictures to scrap!

Course there's always the adorable Gavin to scrap as well!



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CSI and Gossamer Blue

Only worked Sunday and Monday this week but work I did!  Off until Saturday but saw that big C (charge) beside my name which is always stressful!  Hoping for a nice quiet day but I know better.  Going Friday with Maria and her family to pick out and order the wedding dress!  So exciting! We took a short (two night) trip to Port A last week and had a fabulous time.  The weather was awesome - in the 80s - so running on the beach in the morning and laying in the sun all afternoon.  Then on to a couple of drinks and oysters in the evenings!  Perfect - hated to come home and when I did a cool front had come through and had to put on long pants?????
Late this week posting my CSI page - almost time for another Case File.  But here's my take on Case File #143
 Next up is a few layouts from my October Gossamer Blue kit - I really added to the basic kit with all their extra ones this time so I have a huge stack of papers and goodies to choose from and then Megan sent me a bunch of new pictures last night so I have really been inspired to scrap.  Managed to do all these since yesterday afternoon!



  Then this was still with last month's kit.
 
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Friday, October 3, 2014

CSI and some Core'dinations

 Wonderful week away from work - this week I only had to work Sun/Mon and off till this coming Sunday - so LOVING it!  Next week is another long one - Sun/Mon/Wed but I'll live - I always do.  Have just been trying to work through the last two months Gossamer Blue kits - they seemed endless! 
Got some new bar stools so now we don't feel like we are sitting in highchairs by the bar.  Jason and Maria will be gaining the old ones which are still good - just too short. Headed out to Fredericksbury for a Peddler's Show to meet Charlie's sister, two nieces and daughter.  Can't wait!  Poor Charlie subjected to a girl's day!
Long post today but decided to do some house cleaning in my photo shop.
First up is this week's  CSI Case File - loved the bright fun colors.  BE SURE to check out what the rest of the design team created as there are some amazing pages this week yet again!
   
 And here's my take on it!

  

Next is the Special Case File for Scrap 365-8.  
 
 And here's my take.

Then here are some pages I had done for Core'dination's that I don't think were ever posted.  The first page used Black Magic.  I put some circles behind the page and sanded over them for my background.


Then this page shows off the Core Tags.

This is the White Wash collection where I scored the background.
This page is done from the Bright's collection
This back to school page is done with the new Chalk Core .


Then here are a couple of pages I have done with the Gossamer Blue kits on my desk.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

CSI and more Gossmer Blue

 Only had three short days off but enjoyed them.  Thursday chilled with Charlie, Friday met a friend for lunch - went out to our old stomping ground and got my hair cut and then met another friend for a margarita!  Then today we took Jason and Maria to the outlet mall and blew a little.  Needed new running shoes but of course found several other things as well!  Came back through Gruene for a late lunch and home.  Now to get ready to head for work again tomorrow - at least it's only two days this week.

First up is my layout for this weeks case file over at CSI! I don't know why but I loved the colors even though they are not just your easiest to put together.  This is little Gavin at the park being a silly monkey!
Next is another page I did with my last kit from Gossamer  - Gavin with his new hair cut.


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