Saturday, January 18, 2014

Escape - CSI #105 - My Minds Eye

Good morning, today I want to show you the layout based on the latest challenge at CSI (Color Story Inspiration) challenge no 105.  It is such a treat to play along with this challenges...partly because there is no pressure...and partly because I love to dig through my stash to find the perfect papers and embellishments to go along with it.  I used photos of Lukas where he is lying on our bed...on Oupa's place, with Oupa's specs reading a book.

Supplies used: Cardstock:  Bazzill, Canson; Patterned papers: My Minds Eye (Stella and Rose); Corner chipboard:  Enmarc, Buttons and stars: Chatterbox; Banner: Sassafrass Lass; Title and telescope:  Silhouette Cameo; Other:  PanPastels, Circle stencil, Shimmerz Texturez (Patina)

Some close ups:
Journalling in my awful handwriting.

I backed the circle photo on cardstock and a My Minds Eye diecut.

I made my background using PanPastels in three colours: Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, and Chromium Oxide Green.  I first set the pastels with artists fixative and then stencilled the texturez through the stencil...I am not happy with the result....I didn't know when to stop.  To make it less busy I decided on cutting the telescope with the Silhouette Cameo.

Here is the case file, and Em Stafrace sketch:

I was blessed this week to be able to experience another of my grandchildren's milestones.On Wednesday morning  Kobus and Lache picked me up so that I can photograph Leane's first day at school.

At the school's entrance.

So full of confidence
Kobus and Leane with Juffrou Poppie.  Many years ago she was Kobus' teacher.

With her mommy Lache.

Today I am so thankful for:

#49 ~ Wednesdays and time to spend the way I love.

#50 ~ Being "there" on Leane's first school day.

#51 ~ The blessing of a close relationship with my children and grandchildren.

#52 ~ Having these little one's so much part of my life

#53 ~ Colourful surprises in the garden.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog...I appreciate you.



  1. Aw that layout reminds me of my Jack. Beautiful photos of a beautiful family.

  2. Such sweet photo's in the layout and of Leane's first day, she looks so much like her daddy! I must delve into the CSI challenges one of these days as you make it look so much fun! Have a great weekend. xx

  3. Stunning family photos as always. Love the little one with Oupa's glasses lol. Your design is stunning and the little banner with the tiny wording is a nice touch.
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  4. Love love love love your lo!! LOVING those photos, the telescope, the background you created and the colors!!!!!! And YAY for the first day of school ... loving the photos!!!!!!

  5. Love love love it! You are so so amazing! What a stunning and fun layout!
    Wonderful photos to captured the important events!

  6. I get such a kick out of the teacher still being there after all these years - how special!!!

    Love all the photos :)

  7. Lukas is so cute. Big milestone and wonderful you get to share in it. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures

  8. Wonderful children and grandchildren! It's so happy! Cute photo of Lucas glasses Upa ... Lin and so grown up! A handwriting very good, almost drawing. I loved the layout! great to get a circles, reminiscent of the planet in the universe.

  9. Beautiful layout and photos Linda! Love the little banner and all the texture!

  10. I think your background turned out amazing, Lynette!! It reminds me of planets and stars, which is perfect for your page! And I love the telescope cut file you added!!

  11. Love the background work and the adorable photos! Your pages are always so down to earth and fun! hope you have a good week!

  12. That is a fantastic layout! I love the moon scape in your back ground.. cute photos too.. and yes there is always something to be thankful for...xx

  13. I thought I had already commented on this one...but maybe it was on FB??'s such a bright, fun layout & I love the moonscape background & the cute little rocket. Gorgeous photos too!

  14. Love you layout ... I certainly don't think that the background is too much ... It fits perfectly with the subject. Love the addition of the telescope. Although you may think your handwriting is awful your kids and grandkids will appreciate that you took the time to write the journaling for the. I am so happy to have a recipe hand written by my Aunt and also a thing or two with my Gran's handwriting.

    I am so happy that you were there for Leane's first day of school ~ That is super special and I am amazed that Kobus' teacher is still there. It is obviously her calling and not just a job. Funny enough a couple of my teacher from 33 years ago are still at my old high school.

  15. I love the layout you used. Made me smile the photos with him and the glasses :)
    So cool that you were blessed to experience the first day of school.

  16. Beautiful photographs, Lynette, and what a fantastic page--so perfect for the Case File. Love the planets you made in the background, and how cool is that telescope!

  17. Beautiful page Lynette and love the background...don't think it's too busy at all! Love the sweet photo' very cute! Sweet photo's of Leanne too...don't they just look so sweet in their oversized clothes....always best to buy bigger, so that there's room to grow into!!!! LOL....We went to Joe's first parents evening tonight...and so it all starts!!!! ;-)

  18. What a fabulous page! Loving those photos with those specs! He's so cute! Love how you created the background with those circles!
    How awesome you got to be at Leane's first day at school!!!

  19. what a beautiful heartfelt post ... oozing with love and tenderness . great layout and just adore all the pics and your gorgeous family , so wonderful xoxo
    when is your birthday Lynette ? email me xoxo

  20. love you page, Lynette! It is so much fun! love the layering of circles on the background and all the details that add to the story of the photos!
    I always enjoy seeing the pictures of your family and of your life. Thank you for sharing it with us! ♥

  21. Too beautiful!! Just love the silver masking on your page!! And such awesomely sentimental photos - I just love looking at them!!


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