Friday, October 28, 2011

Lovely Miss Heather

This is a mini album I did for my oldest daughter Heather.  You see she does not have any children where my other three children do.  I am always doing a layout of my grandchildren.  So...I found this little album and decided to do pictures of her.  On the cover I placed her initials HRC ( Heather Rene' Cameron) and added "this is the best part of my day card".

The photo on the left is her wearing a hat she bought for my daughter-in-laws baby shower.  We were having a tea party and we needed to wear hats.  The photo on the right I am not sure where she was when this was taken but I love the photo.

The photo on the left was taken when she and her sister were in New York.  It was very cold and the wind was blowing rather hard but I still love the photo.  The photo on the right was taken by Blue Moon Photography.  The lady that took this photo also takes pictures of the stars.  I LOVE this photo!

The picture on the left her hair was dyed darker (for it is normally a dark ash blonde).  The photo on the right was taken again by Blue Moom Photographer.  This photo I really, really love.  I like the fact she was sitting in a round swing with flowers.

The photo on the left she is dancing with a gentlemen at a party.  She is giving the person taking the picture a smack with her lips.  The picture on the right was also taken at a party but I am not sure where she was at.  She belongs to Junior League and it most likely was an event that she was attending.

I used various papers and embellies that I have in my stash.  Sorry... I wish I knew who all made them.

Thanks for looking!!

Hugs - Ginger


Yes...I finally won a challenge on!!  I entered into a challenge on a "Heritage Layout".  On September 29th I had just finished working on a layout of myself and decided to enter the contest.  It was the next to the last day to enter but I thought...Oh well give it a try.  Three days later I received an email stating that I had won!!  I was so thrilled and was also told that I would receive a gift from the lady who was sponsoring the challenge.  A week later I received this cute little gift.  It is  6 X 6 cardstock, yellow lace, flowers, brads, and a pretty box with flowers.  I was so excited!!  The layout I created is on this blog "Beautiful Memories".  Please check it out if you get a chance.

Here is a smaller picture of that layout:

Thank you so much for looking!
Hugs - Ginger

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rock-A-Bye Baby

This is one of the very first photos of my new grandson Colby.  His mother has him in her hands and I just LOVE it!!!  I have not had the opportunity to scrap many pictures of him but this one just tugs at my heart.  He spent the first week in the NICU ward so we were so glad to have him home.  This photo was taken when he was a month old.  I loved the black and white photo of this too.   I finally got my hands on Prima Londonerry Collection - Pickwick paper and Botanical papers.  It goes well with the little photo.   I love the simplicity of this layout and elements.  I know there seems to be alot going on but it was a very easy layout to make.

Here are the items that I used:
Prima - Londonerry Collection - Pickwick paper
Prima - Botanical (2)
Prima - Softees Collection - Bonnet flower
Prima - Covlentry Collection - Romantique flower
Maya Roads - Green Lace
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Jolee's clock
Prima - Buttons
Everything else I have had for awhile

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Hugs - Ginger

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

You Are Beautiful

I have had for awhile the new Prima papers Londonerry and Romantique Collection.  I really love these papers for they are so beautiful and detailed.  My gd Paityn stayed several nights with me and one day I fixed her hair and we were sitting outside.  I decided to take this little photo of her.  She was lost in her own little thoughts.  After I printed it up I realized that it would work great with the Prima papers.  The colors just worked so well together.  I also had a scrap of Graphic 45 paper and used that to make the circle with Martha Stewart circle cutter.  I distressed the edge and inked with Tim Holts Vintage Photo.  I cut out the flowers in the bottom right corner and added EK Success mini pearls to the center of the flowers.  I could not decide which lace that I needed but then...there it was...lace from Prima.  It is not a true white but just a hint of yellow.  I then looked around and found a birdcage from Tim Holtz die cuts.  I thought this would be perfect and added flowers inside it.  I also used Making Memories and yellow...I just blended them together to get this look.  I then found Prima flowers which I grouped together.  I found my butterfly punch (2) different ones and cut them out using light blue cardstock.  I added Diamond stickles to make them shimmer.

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These are the products that I used:
Prima - Londonerry Collection - Pastorale paper
Prima - Romantique Collection - Gazette paper
Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime paper
Prima flowers - Gillian, Coventry Rose
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz - Birdcage Die cut
Diamond Stickles
Martha Stewart - Circle Cutter
EK Success - Pearls

Hugs - Ginger

Monday, October 10, 2011

Scary Halloween

Well...I had this beautiful Halloween paper and knew I had to do a layout.  I looked through my many photos and found this cute photo of 3 of our children.  Heather, Mandy, and Ryan.  I had almost forgotten about this photo.  Anyway, I used Moxxie paper line which is so cute and scary.  I then used Martha Stewart circle cutter and then distressed around the outer edge.  I added distressed paper behind the photo.  I decided not to ink the edges for it would have blended into the paper and would not be seen.  I had from Recollection the Halloween banner, from Hobby Lobby I added the cut outs (bat, flourish, skull, and Scary Halloween).  I had from Prima the orange flowers and I am not sure where I got the black flowers for I have had them awhile.  I added the Halloween brads that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I took Making Memories paint (monarch, asphalt, and celery) and sprinkled all over the page to give it the final touch.

Here are the items that I used:
Moxxie - Midnight Dreaary - Some Like it Haunt paper
Moxxie - Midnight Dreary - Apothe-scary paper
Moxxie - Bump in the Night - Trick or Treat paper
Prima flowers - 2 orange flowers
Hobby Lobby - Halloween buttons, cut outs
Recollections - Halloween Banner
Making Memories - paint (monarch, celery, asphalt)
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

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Hugs - Ginger

Sunday, October 9, 2011

You Are Unique

Well, here is another example of a new technique I have been trying out on layouts.  I used Bazzill gray cardstock.  I then took white acrylic paint and painted the background.  I then used Mulberry paint and dipped my fingers in it and made all the little red dots.  I decided to use this old photo which is me and my mom in 1951.  We were outside our home in Van, Texas.   I decided to just use red with splashes of white and brown.  I took a white sheer ribbon , made a bow and then I dipped it into red paint.  Yes, my fingers were very messy!!!  But I then placed it on the area and let it dry.  Needless to say the ribbon needed no glue for it stuck to the cardstock perfectly.  I also added a piece of paper which I used a Martha Stewart punch and her circle cutter.  I glued all this together.  I then added red Prima flowers and brown flowers plus a rose cut out from Prima as well.  I then found a brown Prima flower and 3 buttons from Prima as well.  I placed them in the corner and then added white and red paint to each one.  I also cut out a brown piece of paper and a button from Prima and then added paint to it.  I took a brush and added small white dots of paint to the cardstock.  I also used white paint in various areas which I thought needed to be highlighted.  I hope you like this.  It took me awhile to put it all together but I rather like the effect.

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Hugs - Ginger

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Ok - I love this layout.  It is different from any other layout I have created.  This photo is my gs Logan and he must have been about 1-1/2 years old.  I placed the photo on Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper.  I then cut out flowers from various other papers.  Not sure who made the paper but I loved the flowers.  I then glued it all on and then I added green lace.  I found an old key and used Tim Holtz Bliss Ticket.  I added the orange flower from Maya Roads.    I then took acrylic paint from Making Memories "manarch" and painted in various places and on the small butterfly that I cut out.  I then took acrylic paint "Colbalt Blue" and "Funky Vintage" and sprinkled it all over the layout.  I love how it turned out.  I may have to try to do more of the painting in my layouts.  We shall see!!!

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Hugs - Ginger

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cherish The Moment

I was going through alot of old photos and I ran across this one of my dad.  I had forgotten about this photo for several years.  He was 17 when he joined the Navy.  The day they bombed Pearl Harbor was also his birthday and his older brothers had decided to join the war.  So, my dad had to do the same.  He lied about his age!!  OMGOSH!!!  I wish I knew who these other three men are but since my dad passed away last year at the age of 85 I no longer know.  Perhaps if he was still alive he could give me their names.  I often wonder if they are still alive.  My dad is on the right side of the photo.  Just look at his baby face.  LOL

I am using the new Prima paper from the Printery Collection -  Negative papers.  I also used Creative Imaginations paper as well.  I was looking for something rather old looking to use.  I also decided not to use the normal red, white, and blue papers since my dad is no longer with us.  I inked the papers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.  I also used Tim Holtz Dream and Trust tickets which I added them with Prima Buttons which looks rather old themself.  I found red, white, and blue Prima flowers and added them.  I wanted something rather simple.  I then found in my stash a large flourish from Maya Roads and I used Ranger Crackle paint - Picket Fence and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo.  The US Navy seal and God Bless America in the frame by KaiserCraft I found on the internet.  Thank goodness we have access to the computer!!  I also bought at The Crafty Scrapper another product I believe from KaiserCraft the sign which I typed in World War II and cut it out to fit.  I then added Cherish the moment which is a rub on.  I wish I knew who made it but it is something that I have had for years.  I used a small red ribbon to add to the botton of the page and then added by Maya Roads the gold and white stick pins. 

Here are the items that I used:
Prima Printery Collection - Negative papers
Creative Imaginations paper
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz - Trust and Dream tickets
Prima - Memories sign
Prima - flowers
Maya Roads - Flourish
Maya Roads - Star Stick Pins
Ranger Crackle Paint - Picket Fence
KaiserCraft - Frame
EK Success - Black Pearls
Prima Buttons

Thank you so much for looking!

Hugs - Ginger