Monday, April 17, 2017

Livin' the Sweet & Good Life
(CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration Major Case File No. 227)

Every month, I have a very extended list of different challenges in which 
I would love to participate if I can gather enough time, and every 
month CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration ends up on top of my list!  
Their challenges, aka case files, are always so inspiring and their whole 
concept is fabulous.  I don't always get the chance to play but this time around, 
I knew I couldn't pass it up.  Who doesn't like a good mystery to solve, 
especially when it involves some papers, scissors, embellishments... and CATS?  ;)

Here is Major Case File No. 227:

The first clue that caught my eye was indeed the Scene with that pretty image of a lady with her cats. Having a cat myself, I have quite a few cat photos to scrap so that was quite an easy clue to solve.

Major Case Files always includes a very 'nifty' sketch by The Nifty Pixel.

The Scheme took me out of my comfort zone a bit, but I think I was able to pull it off quite well.  
I found some very old striped paper from Basic Grey in my stash that basically incorporated 
all the colors in the palette, and I then proceeded to find other papers and embellishments to match.

I was able to produce several clues from the Evidence list.  As already mentioned above, 
I started off with some striped paper and then I found Sugar the cat (animal), lots of 
flowers, some metal brads, wooden circle shapes (2 in one) as well as wooden 
flowers and hearts, other circular elements are flair buttons, brads and doodled 
circles on the background, a little watercolour effect on the background and tags 
using mist and water, and some burlap covered blooms (fabric).  
8 clues total... not bad at all!

The Testimony is always more of a struggle for me as I don't often journal on my pages.  
I do love the concept of telling a story when scrapbooking though and so it is 
a challenge I always love to take.  I was inspired by the 'humor prompt' option 
although I didn't really use any particular prompt listed.  I did find a funny quote online 
that I found summed up my page pretty well and I added my own handwritten take on it.  
Sugar the cat sure is living the life of a goddess in our home... although she would beg 
to differ just because we do not let her go outside (for her own safety as we live
 on a fairly busy street) and we don't feed her as many treats as she'd like. 

But she definitely has got us wrapped around her paw, and she darn well knows it!

So what do you think?!  Did I solve the mystery?
Would I have what it takes to become an office CSI Detective?  I think so! :)

To learn more about the CSI challenges, click HERE!


  1. A gorgeous layout with great use of the evidence. Love all the circles and the layers of flowers and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at CSI!

  2. Tu as tout ce qu'il faut pour faire partie du "design team". Tes pages sont toujours super belles.
    J'aime vraiment le mélange de papiers et de décorations. Les fleurs de tout genre sont jolies et j'aime beaucoup comment tu t'es servi des cercles dans l'arrière-plan. Excellent travail. Bravo ♥

  3. Gorgeous, funny page:-) Love the journalling here:-)

  4. What a beautiful kitty and a gorgeous page! Love all the different flowers and that striped paper behind the torn pieces.