Sunday, 26 February 2012

CSI Case File #8 'Shine Bright'

Good morning,

thought I would get this posted before I take the dog out in the glorious sunshine we have here today :0)

Today's post is the latest CSI challenge and this one is, by far, my favourite!!

My layout is a photo of my DD#1 and DGD but it is my DD that is the star of the show!! Ever since they were little I have used the phrase 'shine bright, my little star' to encourage, wish luck and generally big them up! So when the testimony called for 'the star of the show' I knew what my title was going to be :0)

Papers are MME Fine and Dandy and a little Lost and Found. 

Instead of journalling I wrote my DD a letter. It is all about when she gave birth to DGD and how everything was fine but then within minutes she was being rushed into theatre for emergency surgery. It is a letter describing that moment and how even though she was dosed up and pretty much unconscious, when the midwife tucked the baby into her side her instinct was to hold her baby - drips, lines and all. It is a story of the power of maternal instinct, strength and my eternal love and pride. The reason it is for her to read when she is ready is because it has taken her some time to deal with what happened to her.
Key is Tim Holtz, flowers are old Prima.

Silver star is craft metal that I ran through the Cuttlebug with a chipboard number. I die cut a n old road map and highlighted pob with a Tim Holtz facet. The yellow jelly flower is Heidi Swapp.

Letters are Jenny Bowlin Bingo Tiles and Cosmo Tiny Type. The little tag came from  the Daily Junque ephemera pack.

Tim Holtz holder attached with homemade washi tape. The stamp is Teresa Collins and has also been used with  paint dabbers. Splodges of green ink - although it looks black in the photos!

Star stamp is Teresa Collins done in Studio paint. Anna Griffin embelly

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really loved making this and the letter writing was truly cathartic! Have a wonderful day :0)

Ali x 


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  2. Very beautiful and what a great opportunity to use the pharase you have said so often.

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  3. Beautiful layout and beautiful story! Love the title. Very heart touching!

  4. This is sooooo sweet! I love how you've used the colours and the addition of the map paper!

    P/s: Love the letter to your daughter...

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