Sunday, July 15, 2018


Hello friends!  Today I did this layout for the design team at CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  We were to use all the colors and have a summer theme.  I could not find a photo any better than these two little ones...Kenzie and Colby my sweet grandchildren.  They go swimming everyday in their pool which they have lots of fun!

Here is the challenge:


  • Stripes
  • Watercolor pattern
  • Sketchy patterns
  • Beach/nautical elements
  • Lobster or other animal
  • Cards
  • Glasses
  • Circles
  • Wet medium
  • Embossing powder or something else grainy like sand.
  • Sun
  • Fringe
  • Elements from the Scene, like candy, ice cream, bikini, shells, pail, beach ball, etc.


  • Topic: Document a trip to the beach or other place near water.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a July question.
  • Presentation: Add journaling to stripes on your paper.
  • Writing Format: Write a list of things you need to bring to whatever event is in your photo.
  • Inspiration Words: relax, entertain, away


  • 114.191.211 – bright sky blue
  • 71.94.144 – navy blue
  • 255.255.251 – white
  • 238.79.39 – red with a hint of orange
  • 246.239.221 - sand
How I solved this case:
The Scheme:  Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Watercolors, Water Element, Wet Medium, Fringe
The Testimony:  Water Theme

Here are my close-ups:

 I used several flowers and a die-cut.  Plus small starfish and sequins and beads.  Look closely and you can see the stencil that I used.

Here you can see I used two stencils and then sprinkled with various watercolors.  I had this butterfly in my stash plus the letters which I outlined in black.

I added a large starfish then placed a pretty rose in the center.

I added these cute phrases I found in my stash. 

Here is a list of items that I used:

Michaels and Hobby Lobby - Flowers, starfish, metal gears, and letters
Tim Holtz - Leaf Die-cuts
The Crafty Scrapper - Sequins 
From my stash - Beads watercolor, butterflies stencils

Thank you for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Remembering My Childhood

Hello my friends!  Today I am sharing a layout I did for the design team at CSI.  The colors we had to use are so soft and beautiful that it reminded me of my childhood.  There are three photos that I used which one is just me, the next one is my sister and me plus our cousins, and the last photo is my sister and me and two of my friends.

Here is the challenge:


Please see my close-ups:

I love this banner I created and then I hand drew the zig zag stitching about it.  I also added micro beads to various parts of this layout.  Here you can see the different layers of papers that I used.

I stamped the butterflies and then cut them out.  

I added three small circles around each photos and then added stickles.

I used Tim Holtz die-cut for the leaves.  I very rarely use green for the leaves.  I think using various colors makes the flowers stand out more.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Martha Stewart - Circle cutter
Tim Holtz - Leaf Die-cut
Petaloo and Michaels - Flowers
Bo Bunny - Butterfly Stamps

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Play Ball

Hello Friends!  Well it is summer and its very hot here in Texas.  This layout is of my grandson Colby who loves to play baseball.

Here is my layout for CSI Design Team.

This was very simple to do especially when we are planning a vacation to Colorado.  This is the Case File I used to put this together.


Scheme:  I used all 5 colors
Evidence:  I used 4:  Circles, Wet medium, Tags, String/Twine
The Testimony:  Something about summer:  Play Ball  -  the tag reads:
Colby Cameron
Baseball Game
May 14, 2018
He loves playing ball and he is very good at it.  We won and he received the game ball!!

Please see the close-ups:

Here is a list of items I used:

Tim Holtz - Leaf die-cut
Petaloo and Michaels Flowers
My stash - Modeling paste
Prima - stencil
Michaels - Foam letters
Bazzill - Corrugated cardstock

Thank you for looking and Happy Scrapping!!

Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Hello friends!  Today I am showing you case # 255.  I love the colors we are to use which goes perfectly with these cute photos of my grandson Jaxson.  We went to the Bluebonnet Festival which is in Ennis, Texas.  Bluebonnets is the Texas flower which I find they are so gorgeous and they bloom during spring.

Here is the case:


 I had so much fun putting this layout together.  I used as plain background and added a stencil and sprinkled paint.  I then used three photos which was hard for me to decided with all the cute photos but these seemed to work.  I then used various flowers, die-cuts micro beads and etc.

Please see the close-ups:

Here is a lists if items I used:

Prima stencil
Flowers - Michales & Hobby Lobby
Tim Holtz - Die-cits, and Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Metal Gears - Michaels

Thank you for looking and Happy Scrapping!!

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Prom 2018

Hello my friends!  I did this layout for CSI and I chose these lovely photos of my grandson Logan and his date for Senior Prom.  

This was a fun challenge which I love all the beautiful colors we were suppose to use.

Please see the challenge:

The Scheme:  Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Flowers, Ribbon, Bling
The Testimony:  Something about reading - Well, I guess he had to do a lot of reading to become a senior!!

Here are some close-ups:

Here is the list of items that I used:

Carta Bella - Welcome Home Collection - Gather Flowers Paper
Bazzil - Gray and Yellow Cardstock
Tim Holtz - Clock Die-cuts, Leaf Die cuts
Prima & Petaloo - flowers
Michaels - Flowers
Stickles - Diamond
All else is from my stash

Thank you for looking and "happy scrapping"!!

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hugs (Little Jaxson)

Hello friends!  I did this layout for CSI.  I love the beautiful colors that we are to use on this layout.  The colors worked beautifully with his little outfit.

This little boy is my grandson Jaxson on Easter.  Isn't he the cutest little thing?!  I chose to use the colors as my inspiration.   Please see the case file # 253.

Here are my close-ups!

I used die-cuts and lots of flowers.

I used the word Hugs and used stickles on it to give the word some shine!

I used two various corrugated cardstock and white & blue sequins.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Bazzill - White & Khaki corrugated cardstock 
Petaloo and Prima - Flowers
Tim Holtz - die cuts - (flowers & leaves)
Michaels - the word Hugs & white bow
The Crafty Scrapper - Stickles (diamond) & Sequins
From my stash - Two 12 X 12 sheets of paper

Thank you for taking a peek and Happy Scrapping!!

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Missing You

Hello friends!  I did this layout for the design team at CSI.  This was a fun project for me because I found a photo of my grandfather watering his lovely flowers.  This brought back lots of memories for me because I spent many night with him and my grandmother in Tyler, Texas.  He did pass away in 1986 and he was in his 80's.  I miss him so!

This is the challenge:

Here are my close-ups:

There is a tag behind the photo which reads:

My loving Grandfather while watering his beautiful flowers in his front yard.  I loved this man for he was always so sweet and kind.  He also had a wonderful and delightful sense of humor which made everyone laugh!  He was a floor sander and worked so very hard.  I will always remember the good times we all shared.

This is a list of items that I used:

Bazzill - Gray cardstock
Tim Holtz - Clock Die-cut, Distress Ink ( Rusty Hinge & Peacock Feathers
Martha Stewart - Floral Vine Punch
Bo-Bunny - Butterfly Stamps
Prima - Stencil
Prima & Petaloo - Flowers
My Stash - Everything else!
Thank you for looking and Happy Scrapping!
Hugs – Ginger