Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Together . . . always!

Good afternoon everyone!

Since I am retired, I have found that I have more time to do the things that I enjoy most.  One of them is scrapping.  I can't believe how much I have enjoyed scrapping again!

I came across an amazing challenge blog entitled CSI:  Color, Stories, Inspiration!

Each monthly challenge is set up just like a CSI investigation.  So cool!  I was totally drawn in.
As I read the "law and order" section, I found that you choose 3 (or more) items from the evidence clues, 1 item from the testimony clues, and create a layout based on the sketch and color scheme.

This month's first "Case File" is as follows:

The scheme: 
I truly loved using these colors!

The sketch:

Here is my take on this month's investigation:

My evidence: I used plain white cardstock as my background. 
I also used an xoxo banner, clouds, flowers, an arrow, puffy stickers, and word/phrase stickers, too.

My testimony: I used "repetition" as follows:

Time is flying by so quickly.
We just celebrated Easter with our daughters, my sister, brother-in-law, and my mom.
It was wonderful, but I felt a little sad after everyone left.
I think this holiday showed me just how much time has passed and everyone is getting older.
I remember holidays in the past when we celebrated with both entire families.
My mom and grandmother would cry when it was time to leave.
I never really understood how they felt until now.
Time flies . . .

I made this page reflecting how our family celebrates the holidays and how our family gatherings have changed and evolved as time goes by.  I sometimes feel a little sad when I think about how things have changed over the years. But at the end of the day, I know that we will still get together and celebrate, no matter now small.  And I am very happy about that!

Thank you so much, CSI for the inspiration!  I am so glad that I found your creative blog.  It was fun!!!

And thank YOU for stopping by my gallery today.


  1. Gosh, what a complicated yet fascinating challenge. It must take some effort to create the challenge theme, thanks for the link.
    So interesting to see your art on this. As always I love to see your happy photograph, love the bunny and the birds and and your words, and the whole of it together.

  2. Welcome to the CSI challenge. You did a beautiful job solving the case. I love the clean style with the white background and the black & white photos. The little critters are all so cute. Love the rosettes and the machine stitching. Great job. I hope you'll play along again. TFS.

  3. Love your LO! Such a sweet story and all details!

  4. Love love love love this! LOVING the colors, the bunny and the rosettes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. A great LO Sharon,great photos and sketch

  6. I really like the direction you took this.

  7. Wow Sharon such a gorgeous page and take on the sketch. You rocked this casefile :)

  8. Wonderful layout Sharon and love your journalling. It is true nothing ever stays the same as time goes on, but I guess we just have to be happy for the times we had and the new ones to be made
    Mary x

  9. This is so special and "new" and creative! Love all the stitching:-) And of course, the journaling.

  10. This is so so cute! I love the way you placed your embellishments and you did great job with the sketch.
    (it's great to have time for the things we enjoy:)

  11. I love this to bits! So many adorable details on here! So happy you played with us at CSI!


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