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Valentine's Day - CSI # 24

Happy Monday blogging friends!
Did you have a great weekend? I had a very busy one and I
have a very busy week ahead. I am the Director for a Girl Scout camp
every summer, and camp starts today! So I will be a little scarce this week.
We have 140 people at camp this year, so I am pretty excited to get started tonight!!

Today I have a layout I made for the CSI Challenge #24 - this weeks colors were a little 
out of my comfort zone, I don't normally use red, except in little bitty splotches, and I had
 to search my room pretty hard for some greys to meet the criteria!
Papers: Reminisce, Design Originals, Echo Park and Teresa Collins/ Cardstock: Bazzill / Punches: Jenni Bowlin, Martha Stewart / Ink: Tsukineko, Smooch / Bling: Queen & Co, Prima, Kaiser Craft / 
Embellishments: MS Crafts/ Prima, Fabric Supply, MME, Twinery, Craft Supply, Jenni Bowlin / 
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry. Beacon 3 n 1, Helmar 450, Glossy Accents / 
Other: Claudine Helmuth paint, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Glitter, Sewing machine, Tiny Attacher

I am all about punching paper right now. Which is a goof thing, considering 
that I have 3 drawers full of punches!

The sketch I used Sketchabilitiies had a cloud right by the banner, but for some reason 
two butterflies holding up the banner popped into my head. Which also went with the clues
from CSI, add a silver accent, and the color of pure white.

Sooo, I have had this little chipboard accent, since, like, FOREVER. It came in a set that was one of the very first things I bought about 100 years ago. I have been waiting to use it. 
I painted it with Claudine H's paint, gave it a couple of accents with a pearl pen and sprayed with Smooch.

Here is the CSI case this week
Very cool, yes. You should join in if you have not already. There is still time. 

Here is the fabulous sketch I have used as well

Be sure to check out these great blogs.  They are two of my faves!
Thanks for stopping by today!

If you haven't checked out the Frosted Designs Craft Spaces Blog Hop be sure to do so - there are 
lots of fabulous craft space goodness on there to see.



  1. Wow fantastic layout Anita! TFS...Christina

  2. totally awesome- love that banner with the butterflies!!! so cool!

  3. Anita your elements and details on your layouts just amaze me each time I visit. I love the butterflies. It's just so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sketchabilities. I love having friends stop by.

  4. LOL to the journaling! Beautiful layout. Love how you did the banner with the staples and how you matted the photos with all that stitching... wow!!!

  5. This layout makes me totally drool Anita! Just gorgeous! You do a fantastic job on the color challenges. I really enjoyed them, but I got so stressed out trying to find the right colors. I know I spread myself too thin as it is, but I'd like to give it another whirl. A layout like this always gets my fire sparking! Have fun at camp!!! :)

  6. Love all of the layering, flowers, and bling!! The butterflies holding the banner is darling, neat idea! Check out my blog when you have a minute in your busy schedule...I enjoyed the blog hop this past weekend! Thanks!

  7. Love this take on the sketch...Those butterflies and the banner are great. I really like these colours and glad you found the red and the grey!

  8. Love the butterflies carrying your banner!

  9. Such a pretty page, I just love thos butterflies! Thank you for joining us at Sketchabilities!