Check out my next video in the series of digital scrapbooking “Process” videos using Photoshop. This layout was for CSI (Colors, Stories, Inspiration) #248.

Please check out my video that takes you on a journey as I walk you through what I think about as I’m doing the layout.

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So for this challenge, here is the inspiration photo:

CSI 248 Case File

  • 255.255.255 – bright white
  • 121.94.77 – cedar brown
  • 244.157.176 – carnation pink
  • 229.221.210 – pale gray
  • 200.206.144 – light artichoke green


  • Solid white background
  • Floral pattern
  • Hearts
  • Balloons
  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Clouds
  • Leaves, flowers
  • Strawberry or other fruit
  • Birds, rabbits, or other animals
  • String
  • Colored pencils
  • Draw something or use elements that have a hand-drawn look
  • Something fuzzy (e.g., felt)

TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)

  • Topic: Document something special about the one you love.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a February prompt.
  • Presentation: hand write your journaling with a colored pencil.
  • Writing Format: Write a love letter.
  • Inspiration Words: love, flourish, wild

The ones highlighted in Pink are the items I included in my layout.

Have you participated in any of the CSI challenges?  What did you think of my layout?  I would love to hear from you!

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  1. Hi
    I have not heard of a CSI challenge before, but looks like fun and creative way to work on LO! the embellishments, word fonts, the bear all seem to work well together. Good job on the LO.

  2. I like the title being simple but you did a great job to get it to pop from the rest of the busy layout. There seems to be alot going on in the layout. Surprise parties are lots of fun!

  3. What a fabulous celebration, and those photos are just awesome! Love how you’ve packed so much fun onto your page! So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!

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