Sunday, 15 April 2018

DREAM / REALITY - case file 252 DT

It's time for the mid-month challenge at

I decided to play along with the traditional clues.

I used the following suggested Colours; Yellow, Green, Grey, White, and Black. The shades vary somewhat.

Evidence; Stripes, Diamond pattern, Circles, Washi tape, Numbers, and Hearts.

Testimony ; Document something about your home. The journaling is on the back of my layout. I covered the 12 x 12 back with a piece of pattern paper I knew I would never use. The journaling was then printed on yellow paper. I stamped the corners.


A few details:

The grey flower is a cut file from the Silhouette store.

 Stripes, Diamond pattern and Hearts.

And finally, a close-up shot of our home.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. I would love to see how YOU solve the case. You might even win a prize from one of your sponsors.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, and for any comment you may care to leave.

Until next time, À la prochaine,

Jacynthe ☺

Sunday, 25 March 2018

CHIENS PERMIS (Dogs allowed)

Hello ladies,

I thought I'd try my hand at the Scrap-our-stash "Blend-A-Sketch" challenge.

 I love the idea of using elements from two completely different sketches and coming up with one layout.

 Here are the sketches...

...and here is my blended layout.

From the LH sketch:
* I placed a lighter coloured paper with a darker outer border.
* I used a doilie to represent the circle.
* I used a piece of fabric ric-rac.

From the RH sketch:
* I used a 4 x 6 photo.
* I used a strip of pp horizontaly across the page.
* I replicated the frame and flower grouping (on the bottom left corner, next to the smaller photo).

The challenge also called for us to use a FRAME. I have two on my layout.

Some close-up shots:


Finally the journaling:

We wouldn't think of leaving Félix behind when we go away for the week-end. Fortunately these days, many accommodations allow dogs to stay as guests. Félix was welcome at Bugaboo Cottages in Central Bedeque, PEI during a short visit in November.

The photos are from 2017.

Thank you for the fun challenge.

Until next time, À la prochaine,

Jacynthe ☺

Thank you ☺♥

Wednesday, 28 February 2018


A new case is up at

I solved the case the traditional way by using the five colours, items from the evidence, and choosing one of the prompts from the testimony.

I've had these photos sitting around for a few years. This case file was the perfect challenge to finally scrap them.

Off white, Celadon green, Kraft, Brownish black, and Crimson are all easy to identify.

Woodgrain background, Plaid, Banner, Woodland animal (rabbit), Metal (brads), and Twigs/branches (silhouette cut file, and bird stamp).

Document an outdoor memory.

I have given myself the goal of using my stamps, and my Silhouette, as much as possible. I cut the fancy branch, the title tab, and the leaves for the flower grouping, with my Silhouette, and used five different Stampin' Up stamps. Yeah me !

Close up of the details.

I used very little embellishments other than paper. The kraft flower was made with a punch from the left over paper I used to cut the fancy branch. The red flower was also punched from a small scrap of paper.
Bird and woodland animal stamps.

Finally, the journaling.

When the kids were smaller, we would often go get them to take them for a walk in the trail at the back of their home. They would run, jump, and love to play on the old hay wagon sitting in the field.

That's it. I hope I was able to inspire YOU to solve the case.

Thank you for any comment you may care to leave. I really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺

Friday, 2 February 2018

JE SUIS PRêTE - Ready to Go

A new case file is up at

I was inspired by the summery scene to scrapbook funny photos of my almost 3yr old grand-daughter, Coraline. Her mom had told her to get ready to go to town, which is what she did. She was quite proud of herself and of her "look", even if she seems confused as to what season it is. ☺


I used variations of the suggested colours as accents rather than as the main colours.

Floral pattern, Flowers, Hearts, Leaves, and Something fringy (fibers on tag).

Inspiration word LAUGH

I struggled with this challenge. It seems my mojo has done a disappearing act. I hope it comes back soon.

Until next time, À la prochaine,
Jacynthe ☺

Monday, 1 January 2018

ALLONS PATINER (Lets go skating) - Case File 245 DT

2018 ! Can you believe it!

A new year brings a new twist to the CSI challenge.
It allows for more of a freestyle take on the challenge. Take a look at the new and improved case file.

My layout is a combination of old and new rules. I kept the (5) Colours, although I varied them a bit, chose items from the list of Evidence, and chose a prompt from the Testimony.

Photo was found on Google images.

The five colours I picked from The Scene are:

Navy Blue: papers
White: Silhouette cut files (flourish & flowers), snowflake buttons, paint spatters
Light Blue: pattern paper, "fun" die-cut
Golden Yellow: Silhouette cut file (sign post), stamping ink, small hearts
Khaki Green: stamping ink (snowflakes)

Polka dots, Stars, Winter elements, Architectural element, Distressing

Document a winter activity

The translated journaling reads:

"It's been years since I've skated. I would like to change that. After Christmas I plan on getting some skates so that I can go skating with my grand-children on our frozen pond or at the municipal rink. I would love to rediscover the pleasure I had skating as a young child."

You can see how I used both my Silhouette and my stamps on this close-up.

...and my Silhouette to cut both the sign post and the title letters.

I've given myself some scrapbooking goals for 2018:
*Use my Silhouette as much as possible.
*Use at least (1) stamp of every layout.
*No spending except for glue.
*Stop comparing myself to others. I am not, and never will be, a mixed media artist.

I hope to see what YOU create this year. I would also love reading about your personal scrapbooking goals for 2018.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

TELEVISION - Case file 242 DT

Hello everyone.
 It's time for the mid-month challenge at

I had to let this case file sit with me for a few days before figuring out how I would solve it. I never work with white backgrounds, and all the white in the scene had me stumped. I'm not sure why but, I am always attracted to the darker colours.  I looked through my stash and found the perfect moss green paper. Everything else fell into place after that. I only used white as an accent colour.

Pale grey: cut -out leaves, Here&Now journaling card
Khaki: striped pp, string, ephemera
White: doilie, pp, envelope, drywall tape
Moss green: pp, buttons, flower center, Love You card
Coffee brown: pp, TH card

*Text pattern, *Leaves,* Flowers, *Stamps(corner stamp on envelope),* Buttons, *String, *Ruler (printed on the TH card)

Document something you love to do --- watch television ☺

The photo was found on Google Images.

My journaling, in French, is tucked inside the white envelope.

Here is the (best as I can) translation :

I've always loved watching television. It is, by far, my favorite passtime. I watch it to relax (Project Runway, The Great British Sewing Bee, Dateline (it's always the husband), ER, Wheel of Fortune), to escape (Escape to the Country), to learn about social and political issues (2 Filles le matin, Real Time with Bill Maher, Scientology and the Aftermath), to laugh (Will & Grace), to cry (Supervet), to laugh and cry (Paul O'Grady For the Love of Dogs), or to be completely hooked (l'Imposteur, Game of Thrones).
No wonder I often ask myself why things don't seem to get done. There simply is too much "Must See TV".

The case file stays open until November 30th. Why not join us ? I would love to see how YOU solve the case.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

SWEET TOOTH - Case file No. 240 DT

Autumn  is finally settling in with its cooler weather and gorgeous colours. If it was up to me, it would be autumn year round.

Speaking of colours, we have a selection of five new ones to play with for case # 240 at

My layout:

The colours:
Pale pink  - the punched scallop and the printed pattern paper 
Pale turquoise blue, scarlet, black, and white, are all there.
The Evidence:
*Polka dots, *Cherries, and other fruits (raspberries), *Hearts, *Butterfly, *Flowers, *Something that dangles (the three small tags), *Scallop, and *Stamps.
This close-up shows three of the five stamps I used on this layout ; the red flower, the leaves, and the whimsical circle on the metal rimmed tag.
You can also see the "something that dangles". I've had those little K&Company tags in my stash FOREVER. Do you remember those? They were sold in a little chinese take-out box. I think there was 100 in a box. I"ve been trying to use them up.
Testimony: I was inspired by the scene and the word "sweet".
***My grand-daughter, Coraline, has a sweet tooth. Any sugary treat and she's happy.***
And there you have it, a simple layout that hit all the required elements. Won't you join us. You might just win one of the prizes from our sponsors.

The deadline for completing this Case File is Tuesday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country.
Bye for now. À la prochaine.
Jacynthe ☺