Thursday, 31 August 2017

Tout s'apprend avec YouTube - Case file 237 DT

Hey there,
We have a new challenge at


  My layout:

As you can see, I chose the orange-y red as the focal colour of my layout.

Continuing on my goal of using at least one stamp per layout, I used four different ones;  letter stamps for TUBE, corner stamp on tag, SU background stamp on tag, and SU leaf stamp.

Here is how I solved the case:

medium Teal - patterned paper, book tabs, brads, flower, finger sticker, sm tag
White - flower, book page
Lime green - large tags, flower, fibers
Pale yellow - flowers, brads, pencil tag
Orange-y Red - patterned paper, flowers on washi tape

*grid pattern, stripes, book pages, washi tape, and school theme stuff (pencil on tag)*

*Something learned*

I've always wanted to know how to crochet. I understood the basics but never could follow a pattern. I had given up trying until the day I discovered YouTube. It completely changed my way of learning.
So much so, that if I ever want to know how to do something, I turn to YouTube for the answer. You can find instructional videos on any every imaginable subject. You can learn anything on YouTube.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my page. I hope you find something that inspires you to use your stash to create a page you love.

À la prochaine, Until next time,

Jacynthe ☺

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

BEST FRIENDS - DT Case file 235

A new month is upon us. Tell me, what type of person are you?  The "Oh, no, it's August already. Summer is almost over." or, the  "I can't believe it's only August. Is this summer ever going to end !"

I'm the "Who in their right mind loves this heat and humidity. I want summer to be over already."

Can you tell I'm not a summer person, at all ?  Bring on the cool, crisp days. The fall leaves, the cold fresh air. Get rid of the humidity and the bugs. Lets take out warm cardigans,  and watch our favorite TV shows with knitted blankets on our laps. Can we fast forward to October, please.....

Well, in the meantime, for those of you who do enjoy summer, we have a new case file this month with hot weather, and friendship, written all over it.

I must admit I thought of skipping this one. Light, (and primary), colours are always a challenge for me. Especially if the base colour is white. I much prefer darker, neutral colours with a cream undertone. It took me a while to figure this case file out, and two goes at it before I finally settled on this layout of my grand-children's special bond.

I followed the Sketch fairly closely.

I'm trying to put my stamps to good use as well. I paid good money for them so my goal is to use at least one stamp per layout. This one features a pretty butterfly/flower stamp bought at Michael's, and a journaling stamp from Stampin' Up.

light Chartreuse (stripes on tags)
Turquoise (washi tape at the top of the layout, leaves, flowers)
White (patterned tissue paper)
light Grey (patterned tissue paper)
between a Periwinkle and Lavender ( floral pattern paper, matching pattern paper, phrase sticker)

I've also added lots of Black, Creams, and Beige as neutrals.
A darker version of Chartreuse can be found as well.

Evidence: Polka dots, flowers, and something circular with a hole in the center (eyelets on tags).

Testimony: inspiration words Laughter, and Together.

My grand-children, Victor and Violet,  always have lots of fun together. They are not only brother and sister, but best friends. My wish for them is that the special bond they have lasts their whole life.

I hope you'll join us for the challenge. Even if you don't have the exact colours called for, don't let that stop you. Choose colours from your stash that are as close as possible. For example, I had very little Light Chartreuse in my stash. I used the little I had, and added papers and embellishments in a medium to dark Chartreuse instead.

I can't wait to see what YOU create.

Until next time. À la prochaine,
Jacynthe ☺