Saturday, July 9, 2016

Surf's Up

Yes, I took a patriotic theme and used it for a coast photo. Was the perfect use of these colors, in my opinion! We recently went over and spent the day with some friends. One of our friends is a surfer and was in seventh heaven when I said he should just go surfing whilst the rest of us explored the beach. I, of course took some photos of him as well.

I've been waiting to use this giant lifeguard perch from The Cut Shoppe and finally got to do it! I love how the red first aid embellishment just pops too, as well as the camera flair from A Flair For Buttons

Evidence used: stars, something woven, fabric, wood, circles

Testimony is done on strips.

Monday, July 4, 2016


I struggled to think of what to do with these colors before I realized that they'd be perfect for these hummingbird photos from Costa Rica. Shooting hummingbirds is HARD! I have many, many more reject photos than good ones, but the joy of getting these guys in focus, in the frame is amazing!

Evidence used: damask, polka dots, wings/feathers, birds, metal, doilies

Testimony is about something I love, photography.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


I used this week's CSI case to scrap some macro shots we took on a walk along a pretty little lane in the mountains of Costa Rica. It was fun to keep an eye out for interesting things that others might not notice.

Evidence used: chevrons, clouds, stripes

Testimony is on spending time outdoors.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tropical Treats

Such a fun, fresh case, just perfect for my photos of a tropical treat we were served after an afternoon's kayaking trip in Costa Rica. It was a HOT day and we paddled for some time. How lovely was it to return to shore and find this buffet of goodness? Our guides whipped all this up, right there by the canal; we were very impressed and it was super yummy.

Evidence used: dots, clouds, fruit/veggies, mesh, leaves

Testimony is a 6 word memoir, "Kayaked mangroves, enjoyed tasty tropical treats"

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time Worn

I loved the colors this week at CSI. I thought they went well with these photos I had from Alcatraz. I have these grid alpha stamps that I used to create a cool background. Reminds me of blueprints. I added some paste through a diamond stencil for some added texture, making sure it was not perfect, but looks like it's been crumbling, like the buildings. A fun banner, some clouds, and gears and watch parts finished off the piece. I like the clock parts pieces, broken, like time gone by.

Evidence used: white background, grid, diamonds, stamps, metal

Testimony was about the buildings of Alcatraz.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kitteu And Her Technicolor Coat

This week's CSI case is highlighting kitties. I had just taken this photo of my daughter's kitty after she had jumped into the window of my craft room. There is a stained glass piece, hanging in the window, that casts lovely rainbow images as the sun hits it. I looked up at the cat and her fur was all stained the colors of the glass.

I sketched out box background cut file (instead of cutting it out), made by The Cut Shoppe, then painted in the square with the colors from the palette. I stamped a bunch of clouds from Unity stamps and painted them in as well.

Evidence used: cats, clouds, diamond shape, frame

Testimony is about a pet.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Heceta Head

I love going to the coast, it's my happy place. One of my favorite places to go is Heceta Head, with this pretty lighthouse and fantastic tide pools. It's in a protective little cove and just feels like home to me. The Land Ho file was just perfect for this shot of my husband and me next to the lighthouse. I even gave the scribble waves a try and they cut out perfectly! Tall Type always makes a statement and I love the beach house effect I was able to get using the wood, backed with distressed sea foam blue. The Kitschy Cursive was the perfect companion alpha. I few clouds from from Happy Clouds finished off the piece.

I hadn't meant to use so many files on my page, but with so many awesome files to be found in the shop, how can you stop at just one when there are a number of designs to help tell your story? Stop by today and find some inspiration!