Monday, February 17, 2014

Life is brighter when you laugh - CSI #109

Hallo there...please remember that you have until the 28th of February to enter for the Valentines give away HERE. Today I am playing along with Color Story Inspiration's case file 109.  The case files have all the lovely bold primary colours.   I used a photo that I took of my grandson, Lukas while he and his cousins played on the sand dunes.  You will see how sandy his little face is....and you will also notice that he has the most beautiful smile and dimples.  Here is my page:

 Supplies used:  Cardstock:  American Craft; Patterned papers: Bo Bunny (Beach Bum); Brads: Making Memories, Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye; Chipboard title: Celebr8, Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Rub on: Kaiserkraft; Other: Silhouette, Distress Ink, Kaiserkraft clear stamp.

The case file:

How I solved it:

The Scheme: All the colours are there.

Evidence: Silver accents (brads), stacked title, I first painted the title with white acrylic paint and then stamped it with a honeycomb stamp and embossed it with heat.

Testimony: I used the word "life" in my title. I didn't do much journaling...but added a quote by Kaiserkraft that says "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

I used this very cool sketch:

On Saturday night we had a Valentines Ball as a fundraiser for the Mission. We had a lovely dinner and danced the night away.  I will post pics of that soon....and I count my blessing and the things of beauty around me.

#136 ~ Dinner with my man

#137 ~ One rainy day

#138 ~ Walking in the rain

#139 ~ Stefan in boots, nappy and umbrella

#140 ~ Hugs from my big boys

#141 ~ The smell of freshly baked bread

#142 ~ Cute dimples on baby bums

#143 ~  Silence

#144 ~ Unexpected gifts

#145 ~ That feeling when it all works out as planned

#146 ~ When my man mops the floors for me.

#147 ~ These beautiful words so fitting for Valentines day: "The real romantics know that stretchmarks are beauty marks, and that different shaped women fit into the different shapes of men souls, and that real romance is really sacrifice." - Ann Voskamp

#148 ~ being my man's Valentine for 365 days of the year.



  1. Such a happy photo and a great sketch. I like the stamping and the little brads. The chipboard title is very special, please tell me you didn't cover that with pp yourself!!!

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the circles and the camera!!!!!

  3. Ha! There's happiness all around us

  4. Such a gorgeous & beautiful layout Lynette!

  5. First of all, I really like the sentiment title. And then I'm just blown away by the great color combo and the depth and texture you've added to the page.

  6. Love all your pretty, pretty and fun layers!!!

  7. Love the larger photo Lynette, and you did an awesome job with the CSI colors!!

  8. A stunning creative take on the sketch. Such a beautiful photo and true wording.
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  9. A really lovely layout, great papers and love the photo.. and so much to be thankful for!!

  10. Gorgeous page Lynette and love the styling and details! Love your blessings....they are always so thought provoking and give's one a little reminder! xx

  11. Beautiful layout Lynette! So fun and cheerful! What a great photo! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Oh wow this layout is a knock-out!!! Great take on the sketch!!

  13. Awesome layout Lynette! Love that photo!!!! and love the papers and embellies you chose for this challenge.

  14. Oh this is just gorgeous, Lynette! Love the colours & the clean straight lines....beautiful photo too. x


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