Friday, February 14, 2014

Double Post featuring CSI #110 and Page Drafts (doing double duty!)

Here's a 2-for-1 post featuring the fabulous sketches created by Page Drafts!  First up is CSI Case File #110.  CLICK HERE to play along.  Every 2nd week of the month the case files over at CSI feature an exclusive sketch from the oh so fabulous Em Straface.  Here is the file and sketch:

And here's my layout featuring the Beaubster.  My evidence is a pet accent (the paw brad) and solid background.  Another fun little tidbit is that the black yarn in the layout is a piece of his woven slipper, which had fallen off.  My testimony is on the white tag behind the photo and basically tells a shortened version of the story below:

Beau has a thing for shoes.  And socks.  And gutting stuffed toys with squeakers in them.  When he's done gutting a toy, there is stuffing everywhere, and the toy usually looks like a limp carcass.  It's gross.  Oddly, he has never unstuffed the head of any of his stuffed toys-he collects the empty shell (which is currently in goose form) and his slipper and gets on his bed and sucks on them.  Yes you heard right.  He sucks on them.  Like a pacifier.  LOL  He has been doing this since he was a puppy and it seems to calm him down and comfort him or something...just like a binky or paci to a baby.  Bizarre and hilarious because it's not something you'd expect to see a 100 lb dog doing!

Here are a couple of closeups.  I used cotton balls to simulate the stuffing that he pulls from the toys, and a bunch of leftover odds and ends I had in my stash.  I am not even going to attempt to tell you who made what.  LOL

Then my second layout is based on a sketch that is running on Page Drafts right now as part of their "Love is Everywhere" February challenge.  You have to get over there and see the list of sponsors that are providing the prizes for this challenge.  Let's just say its pretty, a grand prize of $150 to buy scrappy supplies with amazing.  Seriously.  CLICK HERE to check it out.

Here is the challenge sketch I chose to work with.

Being Valentine's Day I thought it'd be nice to do a page about my honey and me.  I started out by layering some washi tape under the photo and then used a lot of mists and some gelatos on the background.  For the hearts, I misted a 12x12 Heidi Swapp hearts stencil with 3 shades of reds, from brick red to light pink, cut them out, and mod podged and glittered a few of them.  Used the DIYS Thickers again and this time colored them with silver Perfect Pearls. My little Valentine's Day shout out to the hubs. :)

Here are a couple of closeups.  Enjoy your weekend!




  1. Love your ♥♥♥ page....those big coloured hearts look fab....& I ADORE your dog page - the colours & the softness you've achieved...NEW FAVE!!! Could be partially cos i do ADORE dogs, too, of course! Funny pumpkin you have....ours is just a Lap Dog. Part poodle. Fully spoilt...oh, I want time to scrap him!!!!!

  2. both are GORGEOUS!!! You are amazing. Love your work!!!! :)

  3. WOW Shawna! Your layouts are absolutely stunning. Both are so creative. I love the one of Beau and the story it tells! It's fabulous!!! And your second one with the hearts is bold and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

  4. Both your pages are just awesome Shawna! Beautiful work!

  5. Both are just stunning. I love the one for CSI so clean and gorgeous and the second one is so full of love and hearty yumminess... love them both

  6. Love them both...first one is so cute...what a gorgeous dog and the second...that is a ripper! It looks like chocolates and strawberries ...well that's what it make me think of!