Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lemonade Mouth

I have been playing along with the challenges at CSI, since their second case file was posted and I have to say that the color scheme for Case File #8 has been my MOST favorite yet!!  The minute I saw it, I knew what photos I wanted to use, what the theme of my page would be, and what papers I would use!  It all came together in my's just taken me this long to actually have time to sit down and do it!!  :)

I took these photos at lunch, because we have never been able to get our son to drink from a straw, even though his is 2 1/2!!  He is a sippy cup kid all the way.  Well, we decided to try it with the Lemonade and see how things went.  To our surprise he picked it up right away and loved drinking from the straw!  Unfortunately for me and hubby, we had to take turns holding the cup, because he didn't want to stop drinking from it!!  :)

For the evidence portion of my page, I used stars and transparent embellishments.  I had some of the transparent buttons, that I added as accents to the hexagon pattern.  I journaled from the "Star of the Show" perspective since this page was about my son and the first time he used a straw.  We were all very entertained by this...especially Nana and Big Daddy (grandparents), who think everything that the kids do, is amazingly wonderful!!  :)

Products Used:

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Ink:  Close to My Heart
Buttons:  Michael's
Thickers:  American Crafts
Tiny Type Numbers:  Cosmo Cricket
Font:  Arial Black
Pen/Marker:  Sharpie & Cricut Colors
Other:  Bubble Wrap & Buttons


  1. Ashley, this is awesome!! I thought that yours from last week was my favorite, but I think this one is my new fave!! Love your photos and your journaling! Fabulous job with the case!! :)

  2. Love love love love this!!! LOVING the photos and that title ROCKS!

  3. He is such a cutie! Love the stars and hexagons :)

  4. The colors, the design and the photos are all just beautiful! You have the most adorable son! Awesome layout!

  5. Very cool, I love the stars and the hexagons! I should really try out one of the CSI challenges... they would def stretch my imagination!

  6. this is adorable, love the colors, perfect for a lemonade page, and the honeycomb cutout is really cute! Zachary started drinking lemondae at around 2 and he's always called it "money" not sure why, he's four and still says "can I have some money in my cup"

  7. Beautiful colors! I love how you combined stars with hexagons and made it work so nicely! I also love how some of the hexagons are popping out! What a great story, great paper and design! Love it!

  8. Too cute!! Love the background paper for this page!