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Over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration, there is a new challenge every week which I am loving! I don’t scrapbook chronologically, I just have a pile of pictures ranging from my birth until present day, and pick one out depending on what I feel like. Sometimes though, I get stuck in a rut, so challenges are perfect to get me inspired, or even just to try new things. The colour scheme for Case File 136 was chartreuse, turquoise blue, white, ballerina pink, and black.

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We then get a list of ‘evidence’ of which we choose at least two of. I went for text print and floral pattern. I had the perfect coloured butterflies to also use to tick off the wings option, but I just couldn’t make them work on the layout. I must have spent a good 20 minutes playing around before I abandoned the idea. 

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I do love florals though, so that was easy peasy to incorporate. I had some products from Crate Paper – Oh Darling Collection and also their Styleboard Collection, as well as a couple of products from the Pink Paislee – Color Wash Collection. I think Teresa Collins and Crate Paper are standing out as two companies I really love – I seem to gravitate towards their papers & embellishments for a lot of my layouts, and this one is no exception. 

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The next part of the Case File to complete was the testimony, and I chose to do the format of a dictionary definition. I hadn’t incorporated a lot of black yet, so choose a title from the American Crafts – Plus One Collection Thickers, and wrote the definition underneath, as I certainly cherish the friendships I have, and this picture is of me and my best friend when we were flatting together, before heading out on a girls night. I did really have a hard time at the end of this layout, I still feel like it’s missing something, but ended up just calling it done.DSC03381 copy