søndag 27. april 2014

The box fits! (CSI #120)

What is it with cats and boxes?

If I pull out a box, my cat is up and in it in no time. I even think she can smell a new box - if she's in another room, she comes hopping and examine a box I pull out.

I was curious and wanted to test her - will she try to get into any box, no matter how small?
I took a tiny box, put in on the table - and yes - she laid down in/on it:

Full size layout:

Background paper: Jillibean Soup. Other papers: SEI (w/pink stripes, pink)), Lemon Owl (blue, green.
Ribbon flower: Jillibean Soup. Journaling spot: Chic Tags. Arrows, washi, wood frame & metal camera clip: Freckled Fawn. Alpha: Basic Grey. Buttons & cats in basket: unknown

This layout was made with inspiration from CSI case file #120:

How I solved the case:

Colors: all used
Evidence: Stripes, animal accents, something sheer
Testimony: write your story as a haiku.

My haiku:

This is my last layout as a DT member at CSI. I have had a wonderful year there as a DT, but I have decided to cut down on DT assignments for a while - there is so much I want to do during this summer and I felt it will be wrong to comit to CSI at the moment. It was a hard decision as the challenges are just awesome, and I certainly will go back whenever I need inspiration.

This also means I will create less this summer, and this blog will be updated at a more irregular bases. I'll still be creating for The Studio Challenges, and there surely will times where I become so inpired by challenges found around, or just get the urge to create, that I'll head back to my table and scrap or make cards.

See you around!

onsdag 23. april 2014

DYI Softgun Masks Dudes (CSI special file 365-5)

The CSI DT is excited to reveal our fifth special Case File created for our collaboration with Scrap365,UK's biggest and best scrapbooking magazine. 
This special Case File will be open for investigation for the entire month of April. We will have a new Scrap365 Case File every other month, with the publication of a new issue of the magazine. After this Case File closes, we will be selecting our five favorite layouts to feature, and those people will be invited as CSI Deputies (guest designers) for June. 
Here is this month's special Case File:

And here is my example for you:
(DS11 and his buddy got the idea they would make their own soft gun masks from plaster strips..)

Papers: Panduro (red stars), Lemon Owl (printed). Masks: The Paper Bakery. Stamp: Kaiserkraft. Cut outs: Panduro. Files/deviders: Chic Tags- Alphas: October Afternoon (grey stripy), Basic Grey (grey solid), AC/Amy Tangerine (grey trasperent), Simple Stories (red solid, yellow tiny type), Cosmo Cricket (red tiny type). Sassafrass Lass: Red large

How I solved the case:
*All colors used
*Evidence: Stripes, buttons, paint, string, circus themed products, triangles

*Testimony: Journaling as a circus ad

I hardly ever paint on my pages, but on this one I went far out of my comfort zone :-)

Now, head over to the CSI site to read all about this months fabolous prizes, to see the rest of the DT's wonderful examples and to play along! Remember, you have the rest of April to play along!

søndag 20. april 2014

Looking Awesome - CSI Case file #119

DS11 had a small surgery on his broken arm two months ago. He and his dad had to take some photos in the surgery room as they thought they looked ridicilous in the green clothes :-)

Background paper: Studio Calico. Other papers: MME (teal), unknown (beige). Dicuts/tags: Chic Tags. Clear frame, metal clip & wood hearts: Freckled Fawn. Alpha: Jillibean Soup. Ribbon & metal buckle: unknown

Happy face  (DS11):

My kids collect anything. DS11 wanted to keep the the venous catheter as a memory (below)

Here is this weeks fun CSI Case file to crack:

How I solved the case:
*All colors used
*Evidence: Wood, tags, Clear frame, metal, something unexpected (the venous catheter below the photo of dad)
Testimony: Inspirational Words: laugh, bright, journey

What do your kids collect as mamories?

søndag 13. april 2014

21087 - New challenge at The Studio Challenges!

First, I want to applogize for not having anything new to show for two weeks. Life has provided me with some bad energy sucking issues, and my mojo just had a serious melt down. In fact, it has been so bad, that I have decided to step down from any DT commitments (except TSC) from May 1th. That said, unless life punches me in the face again, I'll be back before you know it - my energy level is increasing, and the mojo sneaking upon me. Until then, you have to deal with the fact that this blog will be updated on irregular bases for a while. Thank you for listening to me ranting :-)


Anyway, we have a new challenge for you at The Studio Challenges:

Todays challenge is all about numbers 
Todays challenge is to create a layout including numbers, whether its your title, journaling or both would be even better!

Here is how I cracked the case:

Patterned paper & banner: Basic Grey. Alpha: AC. Other embellies: Freckled Fawn

My youngest son (11 YO) has a crush on soft guns ATM. I find the tiny plastic bullets all over the house - so annoying. I hope the crush is over soon...

Some detail photos:

Please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's lovely takes on the challenge and to play along!

tirsdag 1. april 2014

Hidden (The Studio Challenges March sketch)

It's time for a new sketch over at The Studio Challenges:

This sketch inspired me to pull out ink and stamps and PLAY!

My dog, Scoobie, isn't the brightest. She knows she's not allowed on the couch, but she thinks that if she hide her head, I can't see her.
Why the husband doesn't tell her to get off, is another story...

Detail galore:

Stamps:  Close to my heart (stitches), Stampin' Up ("flowers"): Flair: Freckled Fawn. Mask: The Paper Bakery

Patterned Papers, alpha & stickers: Basic Grey. Journaling cards: Jillibean Soup

Large Flower stamp: Club Scrap. Enamel dots: MME

Please link up your layouts to TSC blog by 13th April to be in with a chance of being our guest designer!