Friday, November 1, 2013

CF#96...and my CSI Design Team Debut!

I am still pinching myself over having made the Color Stories Inspiration design team...such an honor!  This week's case file is an awesome one, with bold colors that look amazing together.  Here is the case:

I chose to make the black my dominant color, using it as my background paper.  It has been a long time since I have created a layout against a black background and it was a refreshing change.  Here is my layout:

For evidence, I used paint and a frame.  For testimony, I journaled about the duals that are sure to come in the later years as my daughter grows into a teen.  It is written on the pull-out card and reads:

I'm not so naive that I believe our duals will always end with fits of giggles and hugs and kisses.  You are your mother's daughter, and that's a double-edged have my stubborn streak and my determination, both of which will likely cause us to butt heads often when you hit your teen years.  When that time comes, I will draw upon this memory an remember the love and lightheartedness; the prophecy of standoffs to come.  And we will get through it...and maybe even giggle, just a little.  

Here are a couple of close-ups:


  1. Wow! Shawna, this is just fabulous - love your work and It's really great to have you on the team at CSI :o)xxx

  2. Brill! Really different with the red on black - works really are a great 'fit' for CSI:):)

  3. Awesome layout so striking! Love your story too Tx

  4. Wow Shawna!!! Congrats on your new DT! Just catching up on the news ;)
    Wonderful layout as usual!!!

  5. Striking, stunning page!!!! Loooove the whole concept from start to finish!!

  6. This is so it!