Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Unexpected You

Yesterday afternoon, I got to sit down and break open the new Graceful collection from Echo Park!  I have been dying to use it since I ordered it from A Cherry on Top last week!!  :)  There were two challenges I wanted to combine in this one layout and I knew this line would be perfect for both of them!  The March/April Issue Challenge #2 at Club CK, was to scrapbook everyday moments.  Well, our middle daughter always cracks us up everyday with some kind of comedic act!!  I had several photos of her from the month of February that I wanted to use, to show how funny she can be.  The second challenge I incorporated into this page, was Case File #10 at CSI.  As soon as I saw the color scheme for this week's Case File, I knew that the Graceful line would work perfectly!!

I really love that CSI provides you with more than just the color scheme to incorporate into your layout!!  It is a lot of fun solving their cases and figuring out what evidence and testimony you want to use on your page too!!  For the evidence on this page, I chose to use clouds, a metal frame, and the brads I used give the look of a glass accent.  I decided to "shed some light on the subject" for the testimony portion, by journaling about how our daughter's personality has developed into the comedian of the family.

Products Used:

Patterned Paper & Stickers:  Echo Park

Spray Mist:  Smooch Spritz
Thickers:  American Crafts
Font:  Girls are Weird
Brads:  American Crafts
Metal Frame:  Making Memories
Embossing:  Sizzix & The Paper Studio


  1. Wow...you are so right! The papers & colors go perfectly with that color palette. I love your design here, and those photos are so funny! I love everyday moments. I love the big upside down banner shapes and embossed clouds!! Another awesome layout, Ashley!

  2. The whimsical spatters of ink andd a fun touch and I love the orange tongue!! :)

  3. Love your LO - I have been trying to play along at CSI but every week I get sidetracked and forget! Can't wait to get that new EP papers - you have done a beautiful job with them here.

  4. Love your page! Great photos and like the tilt to your layout.

  5. Really really really really loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! LOVING the photos, the colors and loving the balloons!

  6. oh too fun! Love the fussy cutting and wow, you are so good at CSI!! I really need more time to scrap!

  7. Ashley, this is one of my fave layouts of yours, it's just sooo cool with the titled photos and that Echo Park line is just awesome, you used it sooo well!! I have got to get some of that...lol...great page, and your daughter reminds me of mine, funny and playful :)

  8. Your layout is beautiful. I love to scrap those wacky moments that I want to remember for always.