This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Embrace - CSI #53 / Zeus and Zoe Challenge

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been missing for a few days, but life just happened and time was not on my side! I hope that the rest of the year is not going to be as hectic as the first 2 weeks!

Anyway, firstly my son started Grade R at the primary school today and it was so great that he was so excited and happy! I was a little heart sore, but so pleased that he had an awesome first day! I cannot believe that the time has flown so quickly! So here is a picture from this morning. Isn't he just a sweetie?

Now for the CSI layout that I created for challenge 53.

The colours of this challenge are just so awesome!

This also falls in nicely with the Zeus and Zoe challenge here.
" My challenge for you is to choose your own word that you want to live by in 2013 and to scrap about this word. This can be in whatever way you want: you can make an art journal, a lay-out, a card, an altered item. Whatever you like to record the word that you want to live by."

Sometimes you just do a layout and it doesn't quite turn out the way you imagined it to! This is exactly the way I feel about this layout! I love the sentiment, but somehow it just did not quite turn out the way I wanted it to!

In anycase, my journalling says: The start of a new year always gets me thinking about what I would like for myself for the coming year. My OLW (One little word) for 2013 is Embrace. Embrace everyday and everything that happens in the day. Embrace the good and the extra-ordinary.

The papers are Kay and Company, the chipboard corner Celebr8, alphas Basic Grey, flowers Prima and Petaloo and chickenwire Enmarc.

Maybe have a closer look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you have a super evening!
Denise x


  1. It's lovely to hear your little boy had a great first day of school Denise. I remember those days so well.
    Your layout is gorgeous! The colours are beautiful and I love your OWL too. Still thinking of one for myself. :)
    Hope your 2013 will be wonderful!
    Take care.

  2. Aww bless he is such a handsome little chap! so glad he had a good start to school after the holidays. Your layout is stunning and photo is gorgeous! great colours/papers. I defo need to think of a OLW for myself. Think I might give it ago and make a layout tonight too.

  3. I love your word for 2013!
    and yay! for happy boy!

  4. Your son looks so happy and wonderful on his first day of school!!! And your layout is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it, including your OLW - embrace!

  5. How cute is your little man! I love it when their bags are almost bigger than them! I also love your journaling in that circular cluster, it's look great (and I wish I had your lovely handwriting!)

  6. You do have a cute little man. Your word is perfect and I love how you scrapped it. Mine was Embrace last year and Simplify this year.

  7. "Embrace" is such a wonderfully warm and expressive word. I love your page with its lovely soft colours and pretty details. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Zeus and Zoe.

  8. Wow! This is sooooooooooooooo pretty! Love how you combined the challenges....perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Z&Z!

  9. Such a beautiful page and a wonderful take on the challenge Denise!! The pastel colours look gorgeous and I love all your pretty details!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Zeus and Zoe!

  10. love your layout and that is a great word for the year!
    Here's my one word post:

  11. Such a pretty layout Denise! Love how you have journaled in a circle!!

  12. This is such a pretty layout. I love that chicken wire!