Saturday, September 27, 2014

case file #141 - Cherish

Hello and a very warm welcome to each of you.
Another beautiful case file open
 and ready for you to solve 
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I rarely use PURPLE in my work , but once I began  
I really enjoyed the process 

Cogs/Gears, Music elements, pen work, lots of layers, string, glossy accents,
(something unexpected ).. the black and white flair..

choose from a prompt .. I chose the question,  What inspires me !

What inspires me? many things inspire me .
Beautiful photographs inspire me .
I love that I have such amazing photographs to scrap with .
My treasured daughter Tara , 
has her own photography business, 
therefore I am showered with dozens of stunning photos of Ella Jai .
feeling very blessed xo

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thanks so much for dropping by and have fun solving this case file 
until next time.
take care and have fun x

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BLISS xoxo

Hello and welcome to my blog 
so happy to see you here .
My turn today  to showcase some beautiful Dusty Attic chippies .

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Sharing a layout featuring one of my beautiful pet cats
His name is Hardy and I love him soooooooooooo much .
He loves to wander and play in my garden .

My darling Daughter, Tara shot this stunning pic of him
 while he was exploring 
in the lush vegetation. 

I used items to echo things in my garden.
Reeds, tap/water, blooms, 

Dusty Attic Items  
Film Strip : DA0934
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
Reeds : DA1002
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Pesto : DA0918
Dusty in Colour Faded Denim : DA0919
Corner Flourish #5 :DA087
Speech Bubbles - xoxo :DA1067 

Film Strip : DA0934
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
 Corner Flourish #5 :DA087
here I have trimmed and layered
 cogs, flourish, bottle tops, resins and cotton thread .

Reeds : DA1002
 I just adore these reeds, cant get enough of them .
trimmed short, left long ... what ever you choose
 they are so versatile and delightful .

Speech Bubbles - xoxo :DA1067 
( I trimmed these bubbles and used only the hugz and kisses  )

thanks for popping by and I truly hope you have fun
 playing and creating with these delightful chippies .

until we meet again
Take care and happy scrapping. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014


to my blog .
today I am sharing another case file from CSI 
case file #140 
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I chose to go grungy this week and document a childhood adventure .
polka dots, hearts, wet medium, string, curves.
I documented an ADVENTURE !
Dad loved to restore antique bikes, and I loved to ride with him.
 One of my fave childhood memories is riding on the back of dad's motorbike.
Around sharp corners and climbing steep hills .
 It was such fun and so exciting.
thanks for the adventures Dad xoxo

I wanted to achieve a layered grungy LO
with added elements 
to mimic the metal parts of the bike .
Tim Holtz / Crackle paint is the perfect medium to create 
shiny aged elements . 
I truly hope you have time to join in with this case .
solving these CSI cases is both inspiring and intriguing.
I find these cases always evolve my style .
thanks for looking .
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

NATURE is my bliss .. case file #139

case file #139 is open and ready to solve over at CSI 
to find out more info
below is how I solved this case ... 
I allowed the White, black and green to dominate
 with snippetts of blue and yellow. 

I followed Em's sketch slightly ...  focusing on the cluster .

flowers, butterfly, string,
 two of something (brads and flowers) , swirls and flourishes.

I chose to use the inspiration words as my prompts for my journaling. 
curious, two, perfect.
I have always been curious about nature. 
Blooms and Plants are perfect .
(journaling continued on the back of my LO ) 
As a child I had my very own little garden 
where I would tend lovingly to each beautiful bloom.
I had at least two different plots, 
one for blooms and one for vegetables .
I watched with excitement as each bloom came to life 
especially the pansies as they each had their own 
little face .
I would squeal with delight as the butterflies 
darted around with joy.
Nature is my bliss .
thanks for popping by and have fun solving this case 
see you next time.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dusty Attic Sketch for September

Hello and welcome to my blog .
Here we are with another beautiful sketch for Dusty Attic 

September Sketch.
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and some very exciting news !!


below is my interpretation of the September Sketch 

List of Dusty Attic materials 
Beared Iris : DA1096
Bird cage :DA0678
French Flourish Border :DA0275
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900

Beared Iris : DA1096
Bird cage :DA0678

Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
 layers and chippies .

 clusters of blooms

and I hope you find time to play with some Dusty Attic chippies 
happy scrapping to each of you x

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Case file #137 - #Just saying

Today I decided to solve this case by 
using a quote in place of a photo .
case file #137 
love these colors and I also added a slightly deeper pink in the fabric flower and chipboard .
Small amounts of yellow and my mixed media BG contains the orange and the pink .

Polka dots, stripes, metal, flourishes, triangles, washi tape..

Journal about your attitude about something .
Affirmations /quotes ARE SIMPLY WONDERFUL.
Repeating positive and inspiring words throughout the day can make
all the difference to my mood and feelings .
Uplifting and positive words
 help my energy flow and keep me on track. 
"Put your ear down next to your soul 
and listen hard "
quote by Ann Sexton

 I love to have these affirmations displayed
where I can see them throughout my day. 
I breathe the words into my soul
 and repeat them silently to myself xxoo
cant wait to see how you solve this case .
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thanks so much for popping by my blog 
and have fun scrapping  xoxo

Saturday, August 23, 2014

case file #136 - STYLE

Another fabulous case to solve over at CSI
case file #136 
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text print, floral pattern, fold something, leaves, wet medium.
I chose to journal as a dictionary definition, about a solitary pleasure.
STYLE ... 
 A particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form,
appearance,or character:
A mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
An elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living:
 journaling continued on the back of my LO..
I find great pleasure in browsing through books giving me ideas in fashion and color
for decorating rooms . I often wander through home/furniture stores to see what displays they have 
to breathe in ideas and inspiration.

thanks for popping by my blog and I cant wait to see how you solve this case
I'm absolutely loving these colors .
until next time
take care and happy scrapping x