Here is my very first digital scrapbooking “Process” video that I did for CSI (Colors, Stories, Inspiration) using Photoshop. It will walk you through what I think about, as I’m doing a layout.

CSI 245 layout
Finished Layout

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To do this challenge, I’m to get inspiration from this photo:

CSI 245 Case File


  • 29.49.48 – greenish black
  • 254.255.241 – off white
  • 183.211.189 – celadon color
  • 235.173.38 – mustard yellow
  • 132.131.83 – khaki green


  • Distressed solid background paper, like BasicGrey
  • Woodgrain
  • Polka dots
  • Bunting/banners
  • Moon, stars
  • Triangles
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Lights/lamps
  • Winter elements
  • Moose or other animal
  • String
  • Houses/other architectural elements
  • Flags
  • Dashed lines
  • distressing
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
  • Topic: Document a winter activity
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a January writing prompt.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling behind a window.
  • Writing Format: 6-word memoir.
  • Inspiration Words: night, active, shine

Now originally you had to choose at least 3 clues from the Evidence, and at least 1 clue from the Testimony…but now they’ve put a new twist on the challenges.  You can do it “Freestyle” meaning that you can interpret it any way you like.  So to find out how I interpreted this challenge, take a look at my video…

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  1. That is one amazing photo! Love all the nautical details in your page. The colors are perfect with your photo, and the woodgrain is a perfect backdrop. So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!

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