Friday, October 19, 2012

CSI FRIENDS WITH FLAIR

And, I'm back with a Friends with Flair post and my very first CSI (Colors, Stories, Inspiration) case file (#41).  CSI is a challenge site and they have wonderful challenges that really stretch your creativity.  I actually used a paper crimper that I've had for several years and never used...now I LOVE what it did and will probably use it quite often.  I also used Sketch Inspiration sketch #342.

For the background, I used paper from the All is Bright collection by My Minds Eye. The ticket, hexagons, journalling card, and flash card are from Teresa Collins Tell Your Story collection. I used washi tape from various collections. The Life bingo stamp and Live flag are by Unity. The flags on the side are cut from some old Creative Imaginations Creative Cafe paper. I used a Fiskars paper crimper to texture the cardstock mat for my photo. For my evidence, I used flags, ruffles (the washi tape), textured white on white (the photo mat), and layers - the doily, photo mat, bingo card, ticket, flash card, washi tape. My testimony was to list six things about my picture on the journaling card.

I'm planning to finally post on my blog more frequently.  I'm the blogger for my local scrapbook store, Cat's Creations Scrapbooks, and we have a weekly linky party/blog hop on Wednesdays and I'm planning to participate in that each week.  In addition, I plan to participate in the weekly challenges on CSI, use the sketch of the week from Sketch Inspiration, and participate in Friends with Flair with Unity.  I can combine several of these, but the minimum is two projects a week for Wednesday and Friday.  So excited about finally getting to be creative on a regular basis. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at some Unity goodness.

 

21 comments:

Julie Odil said...

This is a GREAT layout. I love all the different textures and layers.

Jessica S said...

Wonderful patterns and gorgeous color palette. Great use of so many wonderful stamps!
Happy FWF Friday!

Ruby said...

Lovely layout. I love the layering of your images.

Jennifer said...

GREAT layout!! LOVE all the fun little details you used!!! (=

angie blom said...

Love love love!! My favourite papers and stamps!! Gorgeous layout:)

Tracey said...

very cute layout! and i hope you can post more often if it is your goal! i try to and well, its fun to blog! good luck!!

JPScraps said...

Fabulous layout! Love the chevron pattern

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful layout!

jennifer mitten said...

Great layout and I love the colors!

angie said...

that paper collection is my fave!

Valerie said...

This is an awesome page Marilyn! I like the doily behind the photo and all the different tags you used. So good to see you posting your projects again! I'm glad you have set a goal to do it more often!

Angel said...

oh i love how you used the stamped tags as embellies!

Tameko said...

Fabulous layout. Love the background paper & doily!

Michelle said...

Neat layout!

Emily Keaton said...

I love all the great details you added to this marvelous page. It's all so pretty! This is a great, thoughtful design. :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Chevrons, doilies, and hexagons.... who can ask for more! Very trendy layout!

Lindsey said...

Great layout with just the right amount of fun embellishments! Like the colours, too.

Crystal said...

Very fun layout!

Eva said...

Beautiful layout! Love the different layers and textures.

Sandy Trefger said...

Saw this on Cat's blog. All I can say is Wow! Marilyn this is beautiful!!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Sandy Ang said...

love the way you used those colours