Sunday, July 2, 2017

MY HAPPY PLACE - Single Page Layout
(CSI DT - Major Case File #233
+ 7 Dots Studio June Challenge)

It's Creative Crime Solving Time once again!

This is my take on a brand new Major Case File
from CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration:

To find out more about Major Case File No. 233 
and see lots more DT inspiration, click HERE.

Let me explain how I solved this case!

The Scene is all about relaxation to me, so what better opportunity
to share my lair, the place I escape to on the weekends when I'm off work,
the room in my house that makes me the most happy, 'My Happy Place',
my scraproom!  All the time I spent in this place truly rejuvenates me!

I respected the Scheme colour palette as much as I could
with a beautiful combination of carnation pink, pale sage green, sage green
(more of a greyish hue on my page), white and light golden yellow.

From the Evidence list, I chose a bit more than 3 clues:
book pages, leaves, string, text print, cursive font lettering, wood and triangles.

For the Testimony, I opted to document a weekend ritual
which is to of course spend it in my scraproom as much as I can!
I also hand-wrote my journaling on a little journaling card.

And always, the Major Case File includes a compulsory Sketch which
I was glad to follow because I simply LOVE playing with sketches!

I was also inspired by the June challenge at 7 Dots Studio which is about 'Daily Routine'.  
I thought it fit in perfectly with the CSI case file and so I merged the 2 together, 
using mostly 7 Dots Studio papers, tags, stickers and chipboard 
(from a variety of their collections) on my page.  As already mentioned, 
my daily Weekend routine is to scrapbook, scrapbook and scrapbook! :)

And now let's look at some details:

The best part of my time spent in my scraproom is when Sugar the cat joins me!

I added a bit of stamping with 7 Dots Studio stamps on my background
and added color with several mists.

My scraproom has changed since this photoshoot I must say.
I changed furniture around, added some shelvings and fancy baskets
and right now as I write this, it looks like a tornado just passed through!  hehe

These fancy leaves are from 7 Dots Studio as well.  I love them!

There you go!  Another case solved as a CSI Detective!

Thank you CSI and 7 Dots Studio for the inspiration!


  1. Super beau travail encore une fois Nicole. J'aime vraiment la mise en page. Tu as bien su incorporer les triangles et la ficelle. Bonne idée d'avoir imprimer tes photos en noir et blanc. Les petites phrases vont parfaitement bien avec le thème de ta page. ♥

  2. To have such a room - a dream for every creative personality! But if there's a cat living - the ultimate dream! Nicole, thank you for such a wonderful project and thanks for playing at 7 Dots Studio!

  3. Love your interpretation of The challenge with The sketch from CSI. Thanks for playing with us at 7dots studio challenge

  4. Très belle page, Nicole! Et j'aime beaucoup ce que tu as choisi pour représenter ta routine. J'aimerais bien, mois aussi, pouvoir avoir du temps pour créer quotidiennement! :)
    Merci de ta participation au défi de 7 Dots Studio.

  5. Love how you have solved this case file Nicole and incorporated it with 7 dots too. Your craft room looks like some kind of heaven, no wonder you love spending time in there. Love those chippie leaves too! TFS

  6. Wonderful page and love your happy place! Thank you for joining 7 Dots studio challenge this month!

  7. Such a beautiful layout and lovely story

  8. I love this. I just do. You have married the colour palette so beautifully. I can honestly say that I don't know which part of it is my favourite - every inch of it is a feast for my eyes!

  9. Magnificent!! Love how you put together this page. Great use of color! Absolutely beautiful!

  10. Awesome layout!! Love the colours!!

  11. Fantastic! Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studio challenge!

  12. Awesome work! A wonderful happy place of dreams!
    Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studio challenge!

  13. So gorgeous, I love your layout !! Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studio challenge!

  14. What a fabulous page! Really love the colors you've used! Thank you for taking part and using 7 Dots Studio!

  15. my happy place is also a daily routine. Great page! Thanks for joining us at 7 Dots Studio.

  16. Gorgeous page and page, Nicole! Loving how you worked the colors, and you have such pretty handwriting!