Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sew Sweet

This I did for The Crafty Scrapper.  This sweet photo is my gd Kenzie.  I used Cosmo Cricket Blue Eyes and Social Club Borders papers.  I was also given all the cardstock of the sewing supplies...the machine, needle, hanger, thread, safety pin, and the large banner.  I used the dabbers to ink them all and then I used Chestnut Roan Ink on the edges.  I also used Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, Prima flowers, and the other items are from K & Company.   These papers are normally not one that I would choose but I am glad I was given them for I truly love how the layout turned out.  One never knows until you begin the process of working on the page and it all seems to come together.  I hope that you enjoy looking at this layout and much
as I did making it.

Thanks for taking a look!


School Ends...Summer Begins

These are several photos of my grandson Logan.  He is in our hot tub, playing baseball, soccer, and rock climbing.  I did this layout for The Crafty Scrapper since I am on the design team.  I was given no paper but I chose Pink Paislee which I love their new line of paper.  I used the templet for the calendar, clip, and all the cardstock items from The Crafty Scrapper.  They wanted to see what I could come up with these items.  So, I decided to work on this little layout so I could show off these photos.  I used Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, Chestnut Roan Ink, October Afternoon mini alphabet, Prima flowers, and I punched out the butterflies.

Thank you so much for looking!


Friday, April 22, 2011


This mini album was a project for The Crafty Scrapper which I am on the design team.  They gave me this beautiful paper "Timepiece" by Bo Bunny and I knew immediately that I needed to do this for my grandmother who is 98.  I first cut all the papers for each page and then I added Chestnut Roan ink to the outside.  I then decided to add a picture of her mother and her on the first page.  I added lace and pearls and then added Prima flower to give the old look.

On these two pages I did the same as above, added the papers and Chestnut Roan Ink.  I then sized the photo which is where my grandmother was born, Whitehouse, Texas on August 30, 1912.  On the left side I added a note about my grandmother.  The tabs I decided to add the year which the photo was taken.  I then added lace and Prima flowers.

The photo on the left is her mother and father Bessie and Henry Amsden.  My grandmother really loved them and she misses them daily.  The photo on the right is her older brothers Bill and Frank.  She had a brother born after her but he died when he was almost 2 years old.   Again, the same for these two pages, paper, ink and Prima flower and a few items that I happened to have on hand.

The photo on the left is her at age four and the one of the right is one of my all time favorite photos of her.  I really love these two photos more than I can really tell you.  I did the same with these two pages, paper, inked, Prima flowers, lace, and the rest I took from my stock at home.

The photo on the left I had to get from my grandmother.  It is her and my grandfather when they got married on March 31, 1928.  She was just 15!!  On the right is a photo of them in the 1950's.  I am not sure of the exact date but I know it was in the '50's.

The photo on the left is 4 generations.  On the top right is her parents Bessie and Henry with my grandmother and grandfather on the left, plus my dad and my younger sister Sally and myself.  This photo was taken during the '50's at Christmas Time.  The little photo on the right is my grandmother and my mom taken in the '50's as well.

The photo on the left is 5 generations.  My great grandmother, my grandmother, my mom, and then me and my first born child, Heather.  This was taken in 1973.  I had another child in 1976 and my great grandmother died in Oct. 1977.  She was born in 1886.  Wow!!!  I am so lucky to have known her for I was 26 years old when she passed away.  On the right is a picture of my grandparents during 1978.  My grandfather passed away in Nov. 1986.   At that time I had 4 children.  It was a very sad day for me and my family.

The photo on the left is my mom and "Nenny" as we call her.  This photo was taken by my grandson Logan in 2005.  He did an excellent job photographing these two ladies.  My grandson was only 6 years old then.  The photo on the right is my grandmother today.  She is 98 and she looks so well.  She still drives, cooks, sews, and will take care of all of us when needed.  She is such a delight and I pray that I may live as long as she and that my health is in good shape.  We pray each day that she will see her birthday again this year in August and for several more years after that. 

Thank you so much for looking at this heritage album that I created.  I really took alot of pride in working on this project. 

Please take a look at all the beautiful layouts, albums, cards, etc. at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas.

Hugs - Ginger

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This layout I really love.  My dad was a painter until he was in his late 70's.  He was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease which he lost his fight at age 85.  He really loved this work and he was extremely good.  This was my dad in his late  20's to early 30's.  He was working on our home in Van, Texas.  I used Tim Holtz Big Ruler paper, K & Company die cuts, Prima flowers, Chestnut Roan ink, Lily Bee - Aubrey paper.  The rest of the items I used was just things that I happen to have in my supply.

Thank you so much for looking!

Hugs - Ginger