Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday with Unscripted Sketches and CSI

 Happy Saturday - I've had the entire week off since Monday and enjoyed it tremendously. Brandy came in on Thursday and it's always wonderful to get to spend some time with my baby girl.  Tomorrow I head back to work so wanted to share some projects with you.  First up is my card for Unscripted Sketches  this week.  Used some Cosmo Cricket papers with some Core'dination's cardstock together with a SRM sticker.


Then next up is my page for the Case File at CSI.  This Case file had me turning to a picture of my Grandmother's Ivy which we have managed to keep alive for over a 100 years since her family brought it over from Germany.  This is really an accomplishment since it's really very delicate.  I used some Core'dination's cardstock together with some really old Sandy Lion papers which just were perfect for this.  I did some paint dabbing and masking which is stretching my comfort zone but I'm trying to learn.
Journaling:  Journaling: This is some ivy that my grandmother brought over to the United States from Germany when they came over more than 100 years ago. She always had some in her formal living room which was on the North side of their farmhouse where it thrived. My mother took some cuttings from it and when I got my own home I took some cutting from it as well. I have managed to keep it alive and thriving even when everyone else struggled with it. The vnes are extremely fine and it can't be allowed to trail and ge too long like some ivy becuase it will kill the underlying vines. It doesn't like direct sun and is great to put in a room that gets morning indirect light and also LOVES artificial light. Every time I trim it back I take a big bunch to work and share it. The trauma department now has it growing on everyone's desk. I love knowing we have preserved something so special from my Grandmother's childhood that we can continue to pass down and remember.

Then here's two more just because pages - the first one is mainly My Mind's Eye papers and again, Baby Gavin.

The last one is again Baby Gavin using Bo Bunny papers I ran across while going through my stash - wish I had known they had a DT call out recently - would have loved to try out for that.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday posting

 Happy Saturday - almost forgot to post.  Headed out to the lake shortly for some kayaking with a friend.  Can't wait - should be a beautiful day to be out there.  Then it's back to work again on Sunday for two days but then I have five awesome days off!
First up is my card from Unscripted Sketches this week.  Used some Authenticate on this one.

 Next up is my page for the CSI Case this week.  We have a fabulous sketch from Emma to go with it this week as well.  Come play along - this site is just so great - wonderful inspirational Design Team and the Case Files really stretch you as a designer.  These are more photos from our cruise - this was our trip to the Grand Caymens where we went to the Turtle Farm, swam with the dolphins and had a stingray encounter. 

Last up is a page I did on little Gavin using totally Core'dination's cardstock.   Used some Martha Stewart punches and Spellbinder's die together with some Queen & Co. Washi tape.
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday and US and CSI!

I'm heading out for my first kayaking adventure this morning so posting early!  Can't wait!!! Love to get out there on the water. So today I have a few things for you. First off my card for Unscripted Sketches

Then next up is my page for CSI -man I immediately went to my Tim Holtz Seasonal papers for this!  Aren't they awesome!  I used some Jillibean Soup tags and then a strip of Striped paper bue the rest is from Core'dinations! Come play along - this site is just so much fun!  Definitely stretches your creativity!


 And then I got my next Noel Mignon kit and have been trying to get these photos off my desk.  This if my daughter's bff's baby, Gavin, who I have to say is just yummy!  I've done three layouts and can't really tell I've used any of the kit -YES!!! More to come! Click on any to bring them up closer so you can see the journaling!


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