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!

lørdag 29. mars 2014

Let's go crazy - CSI#116

I believe every child here in Norway dream of a winter when it's snow enough to take a jump from the roof :-) We din't have enough at home this winter, but some parts of the mountains indeed have!

Here is DS11 when his wish came true:

Cardstock: Bazill (white), ClubScrap (greenish grey). Patterened papers: MME (teal), Panduro (red). Stickers & metal stars: Basic Grey. Epoxy stars & iresin badge: Freckled Fawn. Stamp: Kaisekraft. Alpha: American Craft. Epoxy buttons: Epiphany Crafts. Other metal accents: unknown
The journaling says the same as I did on top of this page :-)

Close up photos:

The metal accent is a badge from a boy bonnet :-)

This layout is made for CSI #114:

How I solved the case:

*Colors: all used
*Evidence: metal, buttons, labels, diagonal cross-hatch pattern
* Testimony: Use song title or lyrics to inspire your journaling ( I used Prince's let's Go Crazy)

As a kid, my parents allowed me to jump from the roof when enough snow, and I can still recall teh feeling of excitement. Have you ever done it?

søndag 16. mars 2014

M@14 - The Studio Challenges' M challenge

The requirement in our next challenge at The Studio Challenges is easy:

M for March - make a layout using the letter M! It could be the title or anything being with M!

This is my son M. He's fourteen. As a toddler he was the Early Morning Bird, but that has changed. If he was allowed to, he would probably sleep all day long (sounds familiar?)

Petterned papers: Pebbles (plaid), Basic Grey (black/teal striped), October Afternoon (grey chevron, cream with teal/grey stripes). Wooden numbers: Freckled Fawn. Patterned chipboard: October Afternoon. Alphas: AC. Mask & badge: The Paper Bakery. Pen: Zig. Duct tape stickers: Pebbles. Stamp: TC Stamp maker

Details: painted wooden numbers, duct tape sticker, paint, stamping etc. I think the clocks on one of the patterned  emphasized my theme perfectly!

The paint splatters are made with a mask (The Paper Bakery) and a pen :-)

Please head over to the The Studio Challenges blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with and to play along!

lørdag 15. mars 2014

Broken - CSI #114

The last month have been all about bone fractures!

DS11 broke his left arm mid ffebruary while using his trick bike, and it was actually on flat asphalt. I was visiting my mum, who is in hospital with a nasty ankel fracture, when my husband called and told he would take the kid to the ER to check out the arm. I couldn't help bursting out laughing, as this was the absolute cherry on top: challenges have lined up for the last few months, and this one was so welcome. NOT.

Luckily this fracture was clean and neat, but the kid had to go through a minor surgery to have some spikes put in temporarely. The photo in my layout is taken before the surgery

Cardstock: ClubScrap. (yellow, green, red), Bazill (black, white). Alpha: SEI. Rubons: Basic Grey. Brads: Kaiserkraft. Metall arrows, resin badge: Freckled Fawn. Buttons & washi: unknown

Close up photo of journaling:

This layout is my example for CSI #114:

How I solved the case:
*Colors: all used
*Evidence: cardstock only (no patterned papers), nymbers, rubons, circles
*Testimony: Write your journaling as a series of questions

It's been a long time since I have used no patterned paper on a layout. What about you?