Sunday, July 13, 2014

CSI Case File No. 130

Howdy there friends and a happy Sunday evening to you! Hope you're all doing well, keeping cool and enjoying the lazy days of summer.  Today I come with a CSI challenge.  Do you know of them?  It's run by Debbi Tehrani and it has a really interesting premise.  You get a case file and you have to crack it.  Hhmm, what does that mean?  Well you get a color palate, evidence and testimony to solve your layout with.  It's fun, but I'll be honest, this is only my second go at it.  I love all the cases, the prompts are always fun, the colors are always pretty, but I just never get to it for whatever reason. Not this time!  The colors and theme moved me so because of my dad and my love of country and patriotism.  Check out the case, oh and of course, just click on the challenge title to go right to it.

Isn't it fantastic!  It screams 4th of July :)  I really employed a stash raid for this baby, using Authentique, Creative Imaginations, and Bo Bunny's past patriotic lines, combined with some K and Co borders I snagged from Mike's gosh, at least 3 years ago on clearance.  Here it is -

I did a bit of fussy cutting of the stars from Bo Bunny, some punching of stars with gray metallic paper, splats with Lindy's lots of fun.  Let's break it down, colors, red, lime, white, gray, blue are all there in the paper, stars, embellies and such.  Evidence needed is at least two, I've got it covered with the flag, splats, stars, and ribbon.  Testimony is patriotic holiday. Hm hmmm, yes and I journaled about my patriotism on the back.  It says -

"My dad is who taught me love of country.  He was the ultimate patriot.  He was proud of our country and loved America very much."
I also put a little piece of Lee Greenwood's song in the corner there. That song is a fave of mine, it truly represents a great love of this awesome country of mine.  The pic is of my porch and rocking chair with our flag that we retired since it was beat up. I covered all the bases, and I say this case is cracked!

Product List

Authentique Pride - Triumph, Privilege
Creative Imaginations
Bo Bunny Liberty - Cut outs
K and Co Patriotic Borders
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - Frozen Jack Frost
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Glitter Chipboard Number
Chipboard Leaves

Now remember, stop by and take a peek at all the awesome inspo going on at CSI, you won't be disappointed!  Oh, and stop back tomorrow and see what is up, I'm a guest designer over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


  1. Paula this layout is fabulous. I love the photo and I love your journalling. Perfect way to crack the case and I am glad that you decided to play along again...xx

    1. Thank you Val :) I love CSI and I'm going to try Nd be more diligent in my playing along :)

  2. This is a great layout! I love the photo and the layering under it. Wonderful product choices for a classic and classy Americana vibe!

    1. I really love the feel of Americana, it surprises ME that I don't do more of them :)



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