Saturday, January 26, 2013

CSI HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP


CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration turned one this month, and we've been celebrating with fun and festivities all month long. But what's a birthday party without presents?
We are rounding out CSI's birthday celebration with a huge pile of presents! The talented and very generous CSI design team, aka the CSI Detectives, have prepared special blog posts for you this week, and all you have to do is leave a comment on participating design team members' blogs for a chance to receive a present from them! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you'll have to receive a gift!
We also have the brand-new company Blue Fern Studios joining our blog hop! Our very own Detective Michele Singh is the designer of this company's beautiful chipboard, and we are delighted to have Blue Fern Studios join us to celebrate our birthday on the month they were introduced to the world!
The CSI Birthday Presents Blog Hop will run from January 25 - 29. Winners will be announced in our Full Disclosure (Announcements) Forum the following week. A newsletter will go out to members once this announcement is posted.
Here is a list of the blogs you will want to visit:
Heather Jacob (YOU ARE HERE)
Visit all or as many blogs as you want- you choose
become a follower of my blog (if you are not already ) 
and leave a comment 
to have a chance at winning this beautiful pack of
IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS CHIPBOARD
KAISER RIBBON

my gift to you .

BELOW IS MY LAYOUT
AND
how I solved this case file 

' DELIGHT '


EVIDENCE
plain cardstock, dangle something (heart) , string, dashed lines
TESTIMONY 
Baden and I often take time out and spend a weekend at a B & B . How wonderful to wake in the morning and be served breakfast in bed. I love to savour my first cup of tea in the morning - mmm tastes delicious. SIGH xoxo

MY HANDY TIPS
The heart is a found item ...
I altered this metal heart by adding some ink and then sanding off sections to make it look rustic and aged.
Tim Holtz metal key plate - brush with white texture paste/ allow to dry then add ink and sand lightly to create the aged look and feel .
Tear pieces of washi tape and add randomly to your page . 
I created the funky arrows by cutting from patterned paper .
Layering papers and elements creates interest and also uses up tiny scraps of paper .
Adding an element over the photo draws the eye to a focal point e.g. THE TEA CUP .
Text Stamps make an easy, quick and fabulous title.
handy tip to REMEMBER when following a color palette --
 I may choose to only use a small amount of one color.
 example - here I have added the red down each side . Sometimes I may only use a brad or two.. 

Good luck and hope you are a lucky winner of one of the give away gifts .. 
I will be announcing the winner on my blog next week 
and all the winners will be informed BY EMAIL and listed on the CSI site .

to go to CSI site  
CLICK HERE 
thanks for dropping by everyone , hope you have fun looking at all the blogs and the inspiring artwork 
hugz from me x

77 comments:

  1. I LOVE this....the frame over the pic is fabulous & next time I'm gonna concentrate on less of the colour palette & just add touches....you always do that so brilliantly....hops all over the show today...could spend all Oz day on the computer at this rate!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Gosh, it's such an incredibly gorgeous lay-out. It has a wonderful classic look and your use of colours is so beautiful too.

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  3. Of course it´s a stuning page... I love love love the photo. and the details are so coordinated.
    Nice stash for the price. tks for the Chance Heather.
    XX

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  4. I just LOVE all the black! Looks so elegant! The dangling charm is so cute. And I love the chevrons.

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  5. I love the colors. It looks so elegant. Thank you for the chance.

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  6. Such a classy and elegant layout! Thanks Heather for the lovely prize - Imaginarium rocks!

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  7. Stunning page, love all the details

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  8. Outstanding page! Love your work!

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  9. your pages always leave me speechless! Beautiful as always!

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  10. Wowwwwwwwww! This is stunning Heather!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors, the frame and loveeeeeeee that heart!!!

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  11. Your layout is beautiful Heather.The imaginarium chipboard would be fabulous to win too.I'm already a follower on your blog and a CSI (almost) regular.

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  12. Beautiful layout Heather....your use of colour always amazes me. You are so talented. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous Imaginarium chippies and ribbons. Hugs....x

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  13. Another stunning layout Heather. The way you bring all the elements and colours together always astounds me. Thank you for sharing some of your techniques and for the chance to win those fabulous Imaginarium chippies and Kaisercraft ribbon. ox Marg

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  14. Heather as always your layouts are a sight sensation. Like when those little crackle sweets pop in your mouth :D I love this layout.

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  15. This is utterly divine, Heather...love how you've framed the teacup in the photo!

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  16. awsome LO Heather i love it! and ur little prize looks fun!

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  17. love your work the stitching stamping and misting work. Could you do a tutorial on it. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Keep up the inspiring work

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  18. I can't believe it's taken me this long to become a follower of "the other Heather"! So far, I've only been mistaken for you once but I'm sure it will happen again! Love your work!

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  19. Gorgeous layout! The black together with the other colors is so striking! I'm happy to be in the same DT with you!

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  20. Great work. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  21. oh my WOW stunning layout Heather, great details and love the colours you have chosen from the challenge :)

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  22. Having lots of fun Heather...this is a great Birthday Bash and learning a lot of new ideas. Being very inspired and learning a thing or two about CIS.

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  23. Beautiful LO- love the moody feel xxx

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  24. Again I'm speechless in front of your page . I love love love your pages, Heather. Happy birthday CSI !

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  25. Deeevine LO Heather .. can't believe I wasn't an official follower :( am now ... love your work, you are an inspiration .. thank you .. cheers xx

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  26. Great work Heather. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. xoxo

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  27. Happy Birthday to us ! It's always a treat to visit here Heather and learn at the feet of the Goddess...your work is divine :)

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  28. Wow Heather, this LO is fantastic!!!!

    Thanks for the tips and for the chance to win!

    I just signed up as follower

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  29. Heather, this is magnificent! I love the way you use black along with pastel colours in your vintage projects. And that you always celebrate life and its simple pleasures-so inspiring... thanks for that! xx

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  30. This is such a powerful LO and such a sweet and simple memory. It really shows the importance of the moment.
    I love the textures and the way you used each item to give it the most impact.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  31. Thanks for the inspiration, Heather! What a wonderful layout! So glad to be in the same team as you!

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  32. wow so fantastic layout,love all beautiful details
    hugs pia

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  33. Amazing! I just want to grab a cup of coffee and look at all your creations! just breathtaking!

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  34. This is gorgeous! LOve the frame around the cuppa!

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  35. Beautiful layout! Thanks so much for the tip on following color palettes! Definitely one I will use

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  36. Gorgeous lo. Really loved how you framed a portion of your picture to really draw attention to it.

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  37. Hello Heather ! VOS PAGES SONT TOUJOURS SI MERVEILLEUSES ... merci pour le conseille :-))
    et jolis cadeaux ;-)
    corinne de france

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  38. yoohhoo! Sweets! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!! The page AND that awesome prize is some serious Eye Candy!!! Love this one by you! WOW!

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  39. A gorgeous piece of art you made.
    Love the black against the other colors.
    Love your composition of the elements

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  40. Stunning LO, well, in fact way more than just a LO.... the pieces you create for CSI so often are real pieces of art! Love this one!!

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  41. That looks heavenly. Love the stitching and stenciling...gorgeous!

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  42. What a wonderful layout! The heart is beautiful and looks perfect on the page. What a great find! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a fabulous prize! Love ID chippies! :)))

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  43. I love your layout and I am a new follower!

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  44. Beautiful LO!Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.
    Greetings from Germany, Iryna

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  45. Beautiful page Heather! Love the serenity of it!

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  46. Another magnificent Heather page love all the details and the colour combo- have a great hop dear xoxo

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  47. What a stunning and beautiful page!

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  48. You are so, so talented Heather! Just popping to say hi my friend and to admire your work! This page is just divine! xoxoxo

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  49. Oh my, love this! Love the urban grunge feel with the altered heart and key plate. Thanks for the insight into you creative process. Gave me lots of food for thought!

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  50. Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing those fun tips, I enjoyed reading them and got many good ideas for my layouts!

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  51. Great layout Heather. Have not done much with metal but I need to get some and start

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  52. Really love your layout Heather! And your tips are fantastic and instructive. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

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  53. Simply stunning - this is just an amazing page gorgeous in every way!

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  54. Yours is a beautiful layout...The way you displayed that heart is really stunning!! yu notice it right away..
    I love it!!!

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  55. Beautiful layout! Love the heart.

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  56. Howdy hi darling! just popping in to wish you good luck with the hop and check out the details of your beautiful page! Love the dramatic feel to it and the gorgeous details. Hope your weekend has been a good one. Mwah!

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  57. Fabulous layout as usual. Your work is always inspiring!

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  58. As you know I love your work Heather, it's great to get some little snippets of your process! Thankyou for sharing Tx

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  59. Hi Heather, I am a fan of your layouts, always made with care and colour! And oh my , what a price to win you have! Bye, have a nice sunday!

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  60. A beautiful LO and some wonderful inspiration.

    Sarah

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  61. Your layout is just stunning! Love the background and how you divided your photo. And your price is awesoem!
    TFS.

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  62. What wonderful layers and textures-beautiful as always

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  63. I have been dying to get my paint-splattered hands on some Imaginarium chipboard. The frame is a real focal point of your layout - divine!

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  64. Love your work Heather. This layout is so gorgeous and so inspirational. I am a fan of your work. Already a blog follower. Love those awesome goodies.
    Huggies
    Rachelle

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  65. Wow I love your blog and the work that you do.

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  66. LOVE the layout - well, I love all of your layouts. Amazing work. You certainly inspire me!

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  67. ABsolutely stunning page as always and really great tips too - thank you! :o)

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  68. Beautiful Heather. Just beautiful as always. Love your work!

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  69. Heather your work is just stunning.

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  70. I recently found your blog and absolutely love your style! I create cards mostly but I know I can use your color combos, layering-textures, and layouts on a smaller scale.

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  71. Love this layout, beautiful layers.

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  72. Love your tip in using just a hint of a 2nd color like the red in your layout. It's very beautiful & I'm inspired to create my own version. Thank you!

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  73. As always I love your use of color and your design. Your work makes me happy! Thanks!

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