Thursday, June 15, 2017


Hello ya'll!  Today I am sharing my layout for CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  This one was easy for me because I live in Texas and there are so many things to see and do.  

Here is my layout:

Here is the challenge:

This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme:  Used all 5 Colors
The Evidence:  Woodgrain, Animals, Stitching
The Testimony:  Texas - The Lone Star State

We took pictures of the longhorn and her baby plus the windmill which is so gorgeous.

Here are the close-ups:

You can see the various papers that I tore.  I used Tim Holtz leaves die-cut.

I used a stencil on the background and added metal gears.


Here you can see the stitching.

Here is a list of products that I used:

Reminisce Paper - Patriot
49 Market Heirloom Botanicals - Conservatory Paper
Texas Lettering - Hobby Lobby
Prima stencil
Tim Holtz - Leaves Die Cut
Metal Gears - Michaels
Cardstock Star - Michals
 Petaloo Flowers
Small Flowers - Hobby Lobby

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, June 3, 2017

My Heroes

I did this funny and cute layout for the Design Team at CSI Color Stories Inspiration.

These two are my sweet grandchildren Kenzie and Colby.

This is the CSI Color Stories Inspiration challenge:

This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme:  I used all five colors
the Evidence:  String, Bow, Hearts
The Testimony:  My Heroes - together is the best place to be; a dream is a wish your heart makes; those who don't believe in magic will never find it

Please see my close-ups

I used by Tim Holtz leaves die cut.  Since we were asked to use blue, red, and yellow I decided to make the leaves various colors.

I tore the colors so make red, blue and yellow.  I added the star burst with POW! 
I used modeling paste and a stencil for the background accents.  I found the starburst Awesome along with the three sayings.

I loved working on this layout.  It is much simpler that the layouts I normally do but this one ended up quiet sweet and very enjoyable.

Thank you for taking a peek.  Please join us at CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  

Hugs - Ginger

Monday, May 29, 2017


I just loved the challenge at CSI Color Stories Inspiration # 230.  We had to do a layout of a road trip or a group gathering.  I decided on taking a journey through my yard where family members gather to cook out, have a party, or just a visit.

The Scheme: Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Flowers, Metal, butterflies, Rhinestones
The Testimony:  Explore - the tag where the arrow is says:
Take a journey into your yard and explore all the flowers, trees, etc.  We love to have family here to BBQ, get into our hot tub, or just sit to relax under the stars.  What a great way to spend time with my 4 grown children/their spouse and 5 grandchildren.


Please see the close-ups:


Thank you for looking and please visit CSI Color Stories Inspiration.

Hugs – Ginger

Summer Time

I did this sweet layout for CSI Color Stories Inspiration #229.  The theme was about summer.  I chose these three pictures of the grandkids and their love of horses.

Here is the case:

The Scheme: Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Plain Cardstock, Banners, Flowers, Word Phrase
The Testimony:  Summer time - let life surprise you; shine like the whole universe is yours; what seems ordinary is often the extraordinary

Here are the close-ups:

Thank you for looking and have a great day!  Please go to CSI Color Stories Inspiration and join the fun!

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, April 29, 2017


I did this layout for CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  I love working on their challenges each month.  It really lets me think and decide what all needs to be done before I just go for it!  It allows me to use their colors, items needed in the layout and what the theme will be.  I love it!

Here is the layout I created for April.

Here is the challenge from CSI Color Stories Inspiration.

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colors

The Evidence:  Arabesque shape or pattern; Frames; Monogram (C - which is the first letter of our last name); Flowers, Silver metal

The Testimony:  Milestone - Love the time we spend together & When I follow my heart it leads me to you.  On the back is a tag which reads:
Eddie - We have been married for 47 years.  You are a wonderful husband, a great dad to our 4 children and a loving grandfather to our 5 grandbabies!  May we spend many more years together!  Love, Ginger

Please see the close-ups!

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day!

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


I did this sweet layout for CSI Color Stories Inspiration Challenge.  These two little ones belong to my daughter Heather.  She loves these little babies.  They are 1 year old and together they weight less than 10 pounds.

Here is the layout:

Aren't they the cutest little things!

Here is the challenge:

As you can see we needed to do something about pets! Plus we were given the sketch to go by which I did in my own way.

This is how I solved this case file # 227

The Scheme:  Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Flowers, Watercolors, Wood, Floral Pattern 
The Testimony:  Adore - Fall in love with as many things as possible, A dream is a wish your heart makes, Embrace beautiful chaos

Behind the large photo I have written:
These two little ones belong to my daughter Heather.  There names are Ruby Rose and Lilly Mae.  They are so cute and sweet and together they weight less than 10 pounds.  She has a total of 6 dogs all are labs except for these two and another small dog.  I really think she loves these two the most.

Please see the close-ups:

Thank you for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Monday, April 3, 2017


I did this layout for More Than Words Challenge.  I love seeing each month what the challenge may be.  It really causes me to think about which photo and all that I need to complete the layout.

This is my April layout.

We were to use black and white plus one color.  I even turned this photo into a pale blue.

Here is the challenge:

April 2017 Main Challenge

Happy April Fool's Day!!!
No worries, we won't be fooling you today... it's no joke!
We DO have a brand new Main Challenge to reveal to you,
and we are sure that you are going to love it!
Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Make sure to carefully read our instructions below.
Word Inspiration - DREAM
Creative Challenge - BLACK/WHITE +1
What does the word DREAM inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project or simply be inspired by it.  Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you, if it is not already obvious.  We love to read about your inspiration.
For the creative challenge, we ask that you use BLACK & WHITE as the main colours of your project.  You are however allowed to add one more colour to the mix if you want.  So BLACK/WHITE +1!  Take note that the extra colour should only compose about 10% of your project, black and white remaining as the primary focus.
You have to incorporate both requirements of the challenge,
the word inspiration AND the creative challenge,
on your project to be eligible to win.
Just look at our designers' projects and descriptions as example.
Also, remember to include our board image and a link to our blog in your entry post.

Here are my close-ups!

The photo is my grandson Colby.  When he is asleep he looks so precious.  

Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger