What a day!! I was invited to be a Special Investigator (like a guest designer) over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration this month and my first layout is up AND I was one of two winners chosen for the Bella Blvd color challenge this month!! I will receive the latest release Kiss Me and some other fabulous goodies!! I've been waiting for this release so to win it is special bonus!
The latest case file, file number 44, posted this evening. The color palate, as always, is amazing. I am a bright color kind of gal so these colors were particularly appealing to me. I began with the City Park collection from American Crafts and things fell into place from there. A package from Elle's Studio had just arrived and elements from "The Sweet Life" collection worked perfectly!
Evidence used includes; stripes, flowers, swirls, frame, something woven and doily pattern (inspired by pillows). Stripes are in the teal paper and the chevrons (they're made of stripes, right?). Flowers and swirls speak for themselves. Frames abound if you think about it. Each rectangle is framed, the picture is framed with patterned paper, Mia's drawings are framed with patterned paper and the whole layout is framed with the yellow cardstock. Very loosely, the something woven is the teal paper... I didn't weave it, but it sure has that look don't you think? Doilies are self explanatory too.
Testimony used includes; Write your journaling in a swirling shape (inspired by those swirls on the framed print) and frame your journaling. The journaling is about the little love notes that Mia leaves under our pillows to surprise us. This particular night, Michael had the picture of me and I had the picture of Dad. Not in the story is about how upset she got that Michael came to bed late that night and didn't see her drawing. It is lost somewhere... She had to make another to replace it and complete the pair!
Thanks for sharing in my little joys these evening! The Midget (Mia) and I are home alone tomorrow as the boys are heading north to Maryland for a big swim meet. We'll be living vicariously through texts from Michael updating us as to his progress! I hope you have a fantastic weekend!