Saturday, September 7, 2013

Case file #88 and Kraft it Up September challenge

CSI case file #88
rich and earthy case this week 
to find out more 

here is how I solved this case 

clock, doodle, frame,  pen work.
Notes to myself, I buy beautiful empty books and fill the pages with the stories, thoughts and feelings from my life. I capture in words my life's journey .
 I like to record JOY, and a decade later I can read it over again
 and FEEL the happiness I felt on that particular day . 
I also record despair and one sad day I can read it once again 
and know that I can recover just like I did before .
Being a student of my own history I can design a better future .
 Written words can capture a feeling forever, before TIME steals it's lessons away . 
I love to open my books and read my writings about the story of my son Mark. He developed cancer when he was 14, and it reminds me of the difficult times we experienced, and how we supported each other, felt our deepest feelings, and always kept our eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel and survived.
 Mark was amazing to say the least .
 An entire year in the childrens hospital, many many operations, hideous chemo and a transplant . He regained his health, lived his life in each moment with happiness and to the fullest only to be killed on his motorbike 8 years later .
Now here we are again going through another cancer journey with My darling hubby Baden .
we can do this, we can !!!!
My journals are an amazing source of love, hope and inspiration that feed my soul .
I believe 
Life is a journey to evolve each soul and I know that when I come from my heart I am ok .
thanks so much for your love and support, it has been overwhelming to us all.
warm hugz xoox 

Now for another challenge 
the challenge is to interpret the following sketch

I flipped the sketch and made it less busy .
'Remember This Moment' 
 I really adore these Kaisercraft stamps, they are so quick and easy to use 
and make wonderful titles. 
I only created 6 circles and embellished them with flairs, brads and crackle paint .
pop over to 
to find more info 
I do hope you are inspired to have a play at one or both of these challenges 
thanks for popping by and leaving me some love .
until next time


  1. I love both LOs but the top one absolutely took my breath away, stunning and inspiring and I so love your thoughts on recording your life! Amazing!!

  2. You have once again truly outdone yourself with these amazing lay-outs! I love them so much!

  3. First of all, that photo of the fountain pen is magnificent. Just so rich with color and light and shadow. Gorgeous. And your journaling on this one is full of such truths. Beautiful work, Heather.

  4. Both layouts are exquisite Heather. What a wonderful idea to record your thoughts and feelings in a special book. It would be awesome to look back on certain times in your life and recall how you felt at that time. You are such an amazing lady and that always reflects in your art. I love everything that you do!! oxox

  5. *sigh* these are sooooooooo gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeee the textures layers you always add to your pages!!!

  6. WOW! Bother these layout are as usual striking and awesome!!!

  7. gorgeous work Heather, the layers in the second one are fabulous and the colour, so earthy and rustic in the first onw, totally super :)

  8. These are exquisite Heather, you never cease to amazing and inspire me.. really your style is so mature and aged and you put so much thought into what you put on your layouts, love the old quills you have on the first layout.. beautiful layouts.. love the...

  9. Wow!!!!!!!!!! Each of these is absolutely amazing!!!!! Stunning little details!!

  10. 2 stunning projects Heather! love them both!

  11. Two gorgeous pages Heather, each redolent of your unique style and attention to detail. Your journalling in the top layout taps into the heart of who you are and why you are able to overcome the grief and loss in your life. It must be true that "what does not kill us makes us stonger", for I see that in you and in your art. Thinking of you both xo

  12. The texture in that top layout is just incredible!

  13. Beautiful work, Heather. Truly inspirational!

  14. Both your layout are INCREDIBLE... you are SO talented!! x

  15. Both are magnificent!!!! You are amazingly talented Heather!!!! Hugs...x

  16. Wow Heather these are stunning! Love the rich hues/colors in both of them!

  17. Beautiful, as always. So much rich colour and wonderful textural details. You never fail to inspire me Heather. xx

  18. Both are stunning Heather, love the photography, so unique and lovely.