CSI Case 212

We almost got into trouble at the weekend when my friend Susie drifted out onto the lake and was then unable to start the jetski..  Fortunately a king neighbor  floated out on the paddleboard and was able to assist.  She and Lauren then spent an enjoyable evening jetting around.

This page was inspired by case file 212 at CSI  – I loved the colors . My page is also inspired by a page at Paper Issues. I created a special star cut file – with a dashed outline and 3D raised stars in the middle.





Scrap Our Stash May Challenge

The May challenge at Scrap Our Stash  was a fun inspiration  I was inspired by the summer theme and heart  I tried to created the soft effect of the sunset in my inking.  I have a flower sticker  I also used a Cut Mania cutfile as a stencil for my hearts




March – In like a lion, Out like a lamb

We had a pretty mild winter in Alaska with very little snow  Then two weeks ago we had 8 inches – record breaking for this time of year. The next day the temperatures went up to the low 40’s and we had sunshine, causing all the snow to start melting off.  Since then we’ve had rain and 40 mph winds.  Here’s hoping it’s really the beginning of Spring.

My favorite flowers are Spring flowers.  Growing up in Ireland I loved to see first the snowdrops pushing through, then the crocuses and finally the glorious tulips and daffodils.  They really lift my spirits.  This page is about my fav flowers and is inspired by the challenges at Scrappy Friends

AND – I used one of the latest Spring cut file titles from Cut Mania

Rochelle’s This or That


I actually fond it very difficult not to use both.  I ended up using chevron washi

Brenda’s Sketch


Kelly’s Mood Board


I was inspired by the flowers, the white, green and yellow, the tape





Playing with PSE

Thank goodness for youtube – need to know anything – a how to video is out there.

I found this cute photo of Lauren petting a goat at the state fairs’ petting zoo.  Unfortunately there were a million other kids in the photo too  I managed to edit the photo to just leave the two main stars.

This page was inspired  by scrappy friends challenges

this or that – I used a polaroid frame


Brenda’s wonderful sketch– replacing the filmstrip with scattered hearts


Kelly’s mood board – I was inspired by the brown, white and pink and the love theme and the wood in the kissing booth



Squeezing in a page

Taxes, college, renovating; not much time to scrap this week but I got this page done of our cat Meow in the snow. I created it for a challenge at Scrap Our Stash – Create a page inspired by the book The Cat in the Hat Comes Back


I was inspired by the black cat in the snow, the red stripes and the  triangle of snow at the bottom

It’s also inspired by a sketch at Paper Issues and uses a snowflake cutfile from Paper Issues


Inspired by a Song

And a color palette and sketch from CSI  I kept hearing “Man, I love this life” by Locash Cowboys on the radio and it really lifted my spirits. So I decided to create a page about some of the things I love about Alaska.

Journaling is on back of tag and reads,”I love this Alaskan life. I love that God’s amazing artistry is evident every single day; the splendid sunrise and sunsets, the patterns of ice in the potholes. I love footprints in fresh snow. I love the lights that twinkle in the darkness. I love that the wilderness is right outside my door. Man, I love this life”
inspired by Emma Straface sketch


Living in a Christmas Card !

Well we’ve had snow, it melted, it snowed again, it melted again  Yesterday we had snow – just an inch or so but everything is once again blanketed in white  The consistency is such that it is staying on the trees in thick layers – so beautiful, with a pale pinkish-blue sky.



I finally got some pages scrapped.  I’ve been hoarding this Simple Stories paper but I finally found some suitable photos and perfect sketch – from Scrap Our Stash

the stars across the bottom are metallic gold and silver but they didn’t photograph well


I used arrow (on sticker) from list , basic grey (striped paper) from list 2 and chipboard (stars) from list 3



Scrappy Friends Challenges

Last week when we went to the zoo lights event the polar bear was just chilling – snoozing, rolling around and stretching – obviously feeling relaxed.

I based this page on the three challenges at Scrappy Friends


Rochelle’s Tictactoe

I used the diagonal: tags, winter theme and eyelets

tic tac toe grid dec 2015

Brenda’s sketch


and Kelly’s color challenge

I used black, pale blue, darker blue and kraft