Sunday, June 8, 2014

CSI #126 - Megawatt Smile

Happy Sunday.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  We had a busy one again...once summer arrives there's hardly a day that we aren't on the go.  Lots of fun though! :)

Today I'm sharing my layout for CSI's latest case file.  You can CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

I had originally planned to scrap a color photo of the centerpieces from Ireland's birthday party last year, but when I put the black and white up against these colors I had to do a switcheroo...I love the contrast!

Here is the case file:

For my evidence I chose chevrons, polka dots, scallops and textured (watercolor) paper.  I didn't have a bunch of journaling because the photo was a last minute switch, but seeing that big toothy grin definitely makes me cheerful and is definitely cause for celebration daily, so I chose those 2 inspiration words and created corner sentiment on the layout.

Here are some closeups:

These white canvas American Craft Thickers have been my go to on so many layouts. They are so versatile and the font seems to go with almost anything.  I covered these ones in orange and yellow gelatos, then outlined them with a black ballpoint pen.

Some of my corner journaling.

A closeup of that infectious grin.  And the layers that I put behind it.  It's a bit hard to read in the photo, but I used a Citrus Twist Kit stamp that says "you fill my heart."  The flair button is Basic Grey Hey Girl.

I used gelatos and a watercolor brush to do the base layer of the background, then went over that with a sunburst stencil and some modeling paste.

Thanks for stopping by!!  See  you soon. :)




  1. Gorgeous!!! LOVE the title and your background!!!

  2. You really rock the whole gelato thing. I loved this layout when I saw it in the forum. It just radiates sun shiney happiness. Gorgeous colours and that is just the cutest pic.

  3. ahhhh, love this! such bright , happy colours and a gorgeous page!!!! greetings, Sanna

  4. And what did I say about those backgrounds, this is not exception! :)