Your Joy: CSI Case File 217

This month was rough, with sickness sweeping through the house, but in the last few days I've been back to myself again. So I was excited to have enough time to get in on the November case files at CSI. This is my first entry, and I had SO. MUCH. FUN!

Since I was ill over Thanksgiving, I didn't quite get my fill of autumn colors. I don't usually scrap holidays or seasonally, but I do love autumn and autumn colors. I wanted a romantic rustic look; I love the juxtaposition of rough wood against golds and pearl elements. 

I heat embossed a piece of chipboard from Blue Fern Studios and the flower from Michaels with Blue Fern's antique gold embossing powder. 

The Case File

The Sketch

Here's the criteria, evidence, and clues I used:


  • pale yellow
  • khaki-olive
  • pear green
  • dark moss green
  • burnt orange/rust


  • wood background
  • heat embossing 
  • pen work
  • leaves
  • animals


From the November Prompts I chose #19: What inspires you? 

My answer to that is Zae's joy in discovering new things. It makes me look at the world in a different way, trying to see what might be interesting in the grain of the wood he's looking at, or feel the textures of the things around us. 

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check my next post for the second CSI challenge.

1 comment

  1. WOWWOWOW! This one seems to jump up off the page! Every photo is awesome, but my favorite is the father & son one! You really need to scrap that photo on a page by itself in the future - it's totally awesome!!! I love everything you have done here. And I especially love how truly deep hearted and so smart you are...soaking in Zae's curiosities. Wow, that's very moving!


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