Happy Winter! CSI Case File 222

Winter themed scrapbooking layout page with icicles, crystal flourishes, bead dangles, glitter, puff paint, snowflakes, and gingham, Blue Fern Studios chipboard, handmade flowers. In red, gray, pale blue, and black. Heat embossed and embellished with prills.

I've never been a huge fan of winter, in case I haven't mentioned it before {I have}, but this year it's flying by with Zae making every day a new adventure. Plus, what a great photo op to get into a cute hat (made by Zae's Nana).

Treasure The Moment: Stuck?! Sketch Challenge

I finished my CSI Guest Designer layouts for February (the first of which will be revealed on Wednesday--check back!) early enough that I was able to do a Stuck?! Sketches Challenge. This has been a productive scrapping month!

Hello, Friend! A Special Birthday Layout (CSI 221)

Happy five years to CSI this month. Congrats on five years of fun! So many people have created layouts they will have forever, thanks to the great inspiration in the bi-monthly case files. I consider myself a fairly creative person, but sometimes a blank canvas is so intimidating I just stare at it and waste tons of time and mental energy. Sometimes you just need a little kickstart of inspiration. 

I knew I would be doing the challenges this month (since it's January and what better way to pass these short winter days than scrapping?), but I had another project in mind, too...

Colorful Creations is Back, Guest Designer News - Oh, And A Layout!

Hi all! Happy Sunday night to you. I didn't get around to doing a sketch for this week. What was once a weekly goal has slipped to becoming a monthly/when I get around to it goal. But when you're living life (read: chasing after an energetic 15-month old), time becomes this thing that flies past faster than you can catch it. 

As for the reason for this post when I have no layout to share (I take that back, I'll post one that is sitting on my desktop collecting dust before I sign out for the night). But firstly, do you remember Colorful Creations? You may remember them from back in 2008 on the Ning Forum. They retired in 2011, but they are back! How exciting to have another monthly challenge, right? 

Guest Designer Call 2017: Let's Get Sketchy

It's a new year! Let’s Get Sketchy is having a Guest Designer Call for 2017!

The deadline is today, and after round two of sickness in our household, I was scrambling to get this posted in time. I prefer to complete projects early because I stress too much when deadlines start approaching and I feel unprepared. Still, the sketch was calling to me and I knew I had to use it. Sometimes a little stress can be good, kicking you into high gear to get into the scrap room and get creative. That's what happened this time...a few days ago I looked at the calendar and suddenly realized January was marching by a little too swiftly.

For this call, I created two different very different layouts, and I love how both of them turned out!

Here's the first of the two: A Wonderful Life.