Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Bird

I made this little bird for the Design Team at the Crafty Scrapper!  We could do anything we wanted to I made this little bird.  I had seen one similar to this awhile back so I decided to make this one up myself!  I cut out the bird (2 pieces) and cut out part of a flourish from Maya Roads and then sewed it all together.  I added a pearl for the eye and cut out a little hole to place the white ribbon through.  I had a little crown from Tim Holtz so I painted it and added it as a crown.  I found at Hobby Lobby some little bird's nest and filled them with stuffing that I had around my home.  I also found at Hobby Lobby little bird eggs which I painted one silver and the other gold and added sprinkles to each.  I placed them in the next and added flowers, snowflakes, and stars!  I glued this all on a wooden spool which I painted and added ribbon and a stick pin from Maya Roads.

This is what the little nest looks like up close!  It really took me awhile to put this all together but I hope you really enjoy looking at this little bird!

Thank you for taking a peek and I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas!!

Hugs -


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Joy To The World

I love this photo of my gs Logan and gd Kenzie.   It was taken about 3-1/2 years ago when we were in Canton, Texas.  We go there every year to a Christmas Tree Farm which they always have a Santa so the children may have their photos taken.  I did this layout for a class I will be teaching at The Crafty Scrapper.  The date has not been chosen yet but once I know the I will let you know.  The main purpose of this class is to teach how to use Modeling Paste.  I love this medium and hopefully you will too.

Here is a list of items that I used:

BoBunny – A Gift of Love – Sweet Pear Dot Paper
Kaisercraft – Turtle Dove Collection – French Hen Paper
Little Yellow Bicycle – Christmas Magic Collection – Red Tonal Paper
Liquitex – Modeling Paste
Making Memories Paint – Cranberry
Star Dust Stickles - TCS
Hobby Lobby – Poinsettas
Prima – Green Flower
Green Ribbon – TCS
White Ribbon – TCS
Red Velvet Rickrack - ??
The Crafty Workshop – Fired Brick
Red Buds – Hobby Lobby
Red Wrapping String – Hobby Lobby

Thank you again for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!!

Animated Christmas image of reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh  Hugs - Ginger


I did this layout showing what it would look like using Modeling Paste.  I will be giving a class at The Crafty Scrapper.  The date has not been decided upon yet.  However, I will let you know!

I used papers by Kaisercraft and BoBunny.  I really love this paper showing little children at play.  I chose this little photo of my sweet gd Kenzie when she was 7 months old.  She was not sure about seeing Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus.  But what a sweet photo this turned out to be!!

Here is a list of items that I used:

Kaisercraft – Turtle Dove Collection – Swans Paper
BoBunny – DoubleDot – Berry Vintage Paper
BoBunny – Mistletoe – Mistletoe Greetings Paper
White Lace – Hobby Lobby
Red Velvet Rickrack - ??
Hobby Lobby – Poinsettas
Green Ribbon – TCS
The Crafty Workshop – Frame, Believe, Snowflakes – Stencil
Making Memories Paint – Cranberry, Green
Tim Holtz – Distressed Ink – Peeled Paint
Star Dust Stickles – TCS
TCS - Viva Pearl Pen – Ruby

Thank you for stopping by and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!! 

Santa Claus and little girl  Hugs - Ginger

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let It Snow

 This mini album was given to me for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I was actually given from Teresa Collins Christmas Home Covers and 5 pages of BoBunny and was asked to create something.  So, I did and I hope  you like this mini album.  It is 8" X 8" and it took me a few days to complete.  The papers were about it snowing and since we live in Texas we only see snow every 3-5 years.  Some of these photos are taken here in Texas and a few are when we visited Colorado and we went to the top of Pikes Peak where it was snowing!!  Please enjoy this little mini album.

I used on this cover flowers from Prima and a white doiley and added lots of snowflakes from Maya Roads.

 I love this paper from BoBunny and thought it would be perfect for my first page.  I added this little poem which is rather cute and then added lots of snowflakes!

 These two pages are taken here in Texas.  The one on the left is the front of my home and the right page was taken early one morning and this is my backyard.  The early morning gave such a blue hue to the photo which I thought looks so cold and serene outside.  I used more BoBunny paper and added snowflakes and lace!

 These two pictures are also taken at my home.  My oldest grandson was so excited about building a snowman and his Aunt Tiffany was also helping him.  Look at the photo on your right and notice how red his face is.  It is so cold outside!!!  I used a stencil by Prima and then used my ink pen to sketch inside of the stencil once I used ink to outline it.  I also used Prima flowers and lace.

 These two photos were taken across the street from where I was working.  This was taken in 2009.  The photos show a farm house and on the right his tractor which is parked by the fence.  It was so snowing that the office was finally closed and we could go home.  We here in Texas have no idea how to drive in snow or ice!!!  Afterwards I was stuck at home for my driveway slopes downward into the garage and therefore I could not get my car out.  I used modeling paste for the leaves and then painted them with a light blue to give it a frosty look.  I then added flowers and lots of snowflakes.  

These two photos were taken from my front porch.  The tree branches are snapping away from the trees due to the weight and the one on the right shows the tree branches so full of the beautiful snow.  This was one of the worst snow storms we have seen in  many years.  I added lace and flowers plus snowflakes.

These two photos are my grandson.  The one with him wearing his Texas sweatshirt was on top of Pikes Peak in Colorado.  I was wearing flip flops and shorts and was rather surprised to find snow!!!  I used flowers and lace plus the white doilies.

Thank you for taking a look at this album for it was so much fun to create.

Please see below a list of the items that I used:

BoBunny - Snow Day - Snow Day Sledding Paper
BoBunny - Snow Day - Snow Day Cards Paper
BoBunny - Snow Day - Snow Day Flurries Paper
BoBunny - Snow Day - Snow Day Mittens Paper
BoBunny - Snow Day - Snow Day Stripe Paper
Teresa Collins - Christmas Home Covers
Maya Roads - Wooden Snowflakes, Cardstock snowflakes,  Stick Pins
White Doilies - Michaels
Viva- Pearl Pen - Ice White
Cats Eye - Surf Ink
Diamond - Stickles
Prima - Flowers, Light Bulb, Zipper Pull, Stencils
The Crafty Workshop - Stencil 
Modeling Paste- Liquitex

Thank you again for peeking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!!

A snowman, snowflakes and two snowballs  Hugs - Ginger

Monday, October 8, 2012

You Bowl Me Over

This photo is my youngest gs Colby!  He is just 16 months old and I was given these cute papers from the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  The theme was bowling but I did not have any photos of anyone in my family bowling so I decided to do "You Bowl Me Over" theme.  I gathered these cute photo of Colby and created this cute little layout!  I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I did creating it!

Here is a list of items that I used:

Moxxie - Bowler Up - Let's Bowl Paper
Moxxie - Bowler Up - Strike Paper
Moxxie - Bowler Up - Fine Fashion Paper
Liquitex - Modeling Paste
Prima - Wooden Buttons
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Fired Brick
Adirondact Ink - Jet Black
Diamond Stickles
October Afternoon - Mini Market Stickers - Ledger
EK Success - Pearls
Brown & White Ribbon - ??

Thank you once again for looking and visit The Crafty Scrapper!

View details  Hugs - Ginger

Smiling Is Infectious

I just love this photo of my gd Paityn.  She allowed me to fix her hair and add little flowers.  She was dressed up in a Cinderella outfit but I prefer this close up of her pretty little face.  This layout I did for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  The papers had a feel of fall in the air so I chose this little photo!  This layout took me all day to complete due to all the little details which I really thought was needed.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Lily Bee Design - Harvest Market - Pumpkin Seeds Paper
We R Memory Keepers - Autumn Splender - Hazel Paper
Lily Bee Design - Harvest Market - Turtleneck Paper
My Minds Eye - Indie Chic - Dreams Paper
Tim Holtz - Distress In - Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz - Birdcage Die Cut
Prima - Flowers
Maya Roads - Stick Pins, Velvet Flower
Twine - ??
Butterfly Punch - ??
Michaels - Doiley
Vine Corner - ??
Adirondack - Snow Cap Dabber
Hobby Lobby - White Lace
White / Brown Ribbon

Thanks for peeking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!!

View details  Hugs - Ginger

Simply The Best

This is my little gd Kenzie.  She was about 2 years old when these photos were taken.  She is holding a Cabbage Patch doll that I made in early 1980's.  She really loves this doll and in fact I just may have to make one for her and my other gd Paityn for Christmas this year.  I will give that some thought!!  I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I really like the papers which have a great Autumn feel to them and this photo works perfectly!!  I used all the papers and the embellishments as well.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Simple Stories - Harvest Lane - Made With Love Paper
Simple Stories  - Harvest Lane - Homespun Paper
Basic Grey - Clippings - Gazette Paper
My Minds Eye - On The Sunny Side - Simple Stripe Paper
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Prima - Flowers & Leaves
Maya Roads - Flourish, Flowers, Stick Pins
White Lace - ??
Simple Stories - Harvest - Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Banner, Fence, Award, Leaves with Bird
October Afternoon - Playtime Alphabet Stickers

Thank you for Looking!  Please visit The Crafty Scrapper!!

View details  Hugs - Ginger

Happy Halloween

This sweet little photo is my oldest gs Logan.  He was just 2-1/2 months old.  Now he is 12 and stands 5'6" tall!!!  However, I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper and I really love all the papers from Simple Stories.  I was searching for a perfect photo when I ran across this little photo and it seemed to work perfectly!  Notice he is asleep but holding some candy in his little hand!!  I used modeling paste to make the leaves around half of the photo and then used a lot of the embellishments that was given to me.  I hope you like this layout as much as I do.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Simple Stories - Harvest Lane - Homemade Happiness Paper
Simple Stories - Harvest Lane - Harvest Blessings Paper
My Minds Eye - Nostalgia - Label paper
Ranger - Dylusions - Stencil of leaves
Liquitex - Modeling Paste
Prima - Junkyard - Lightbulb, (2) leaves
Maya Roads - White Rose Ribbon, Stick Pins, Gray & Yellow Flowers
Yellow Ribbon - ??
Memory Makers Clear Stamps - Maple Grove
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint - Willow
Making Memories Paint - Monarch
Tim Holtz - Idea-logy Tickets - Adage Tickets, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
(3) Spider Webs - ??
Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White
Gray & Orange Flower - ??
Little Pumpkins (2) - ??
Diamond Stickles

Thank you for stopping by and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!!

Pumpkins for decoration on Halloween  Hugs - Ginger

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Little Honeybee

My sweet granddaughter Kenzie!!  She is a little honeybee for sure!  She is so full of life and always has a little sneaky look on her face!  Look at this photo....LOL!   I love it!

I inked, distressed, added molding clay, and actually had a great time creating this little layout!

Here is a list of items that I used:

Fabscrap - Shabby Chic Stripe Paper
BoBunny - Country Garden Weathered Paper
Yellow Ribbon - ??
White Flower Ribbon - ??
Honeycomb Mask
Liquitex - Molding Clay
Jolee's - Honeybees
Fabscrap Flourish
Michaels - Yellow Flowers 
Hobby Lobby - Blue Cardstock
Prima - Large flowers & Leaves
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Anita's Craft Paint - Bright Yellow

Thank you for taking a Peek!   

Bee  Hugs - Ginger

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nanny Calls Me Precious

Here is my granddaughter Paityn again.  She was not a happy camper on getting her photo taken again.  LOL  Too bad little girl...but you are too cute not to have a picture taken!   She really wanted her hair fixed and add flowers and then she decided not to want her photo taken.  So....I took it anyway!  I distressed, inked, punch, added molding paste and then cut out objects, added flowers, etc. etc.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Martha Stewart - Double Loop Punch
Teresa Collins - Every Day Moments - Ornate Flourish Paper
American Craft - Sketchbook Paper
Webster's - Glorious Days Paper
Pink Paislee - Inspire paper
The Crafters Workshop - Brick Mask
Liquitex - Molding Clay
Prima - Flowers
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint
White Doiley
Hobby Lobby - White Lace
Yellow Trim - ??
Stone Ribbon - ??

Thank you so much for having a look!  It really means a lot!

Girl jumping in the air with hands above her head  Hugs - Ginger

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Here is my sweet granddaughter Kenzie.  We were just outside spending some time together.  She has such beautiful long hair!  Anyway, I punched, inked, sewed, painted, etc. on this layout.  Please see below the items that I used to create this layout.

List of items used:

Yellow Cardstock
BoBunny - Country Garden Morning. - Sunrise Paper
BoBunny - Combo Stickers - Country Garden
Martha Stewart - Double Loop Punch, Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz - Grungeboard, Clock Die Cut, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
The Girl's Paperie - Chipboard Alphabet - Pink newsprint
EK Success - Pearls
White Lace - Hobby Lobby
Dabbers - Sunshine Yellow
Distress Stains - Rusty Hinge
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Angel girls sing and play music  Hugs - Ginger

A single Rose can be my garden...

I love love this photo of my granddaughter Paityn.  We were outside and she saw this pretty yellow rose and just began breathing in the wonderful aroma!  She was so cute I had to take this photo.  I inked, sewed, and used tin from Ten Second Studio with a hard stamp, then I added lots of goodies.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Cosmo Cricket - Evangeline - Honey Bee Paper
Graphic 45 - Little Darlings Collections - Precious Poesy Paper
White Doiley
Prima - Wooden Buttons, flowers
Maya Roads - Stick Pins, clock, bird
Hobby Lobby - White Lace, orange ribbon
Ten Second Studio - Tin, Stamp for tin
Little Owl - ??
White Stone Ribbon - ??
Centers for flowers - Michaels

Thank you for looking!!
Roses  Hugs - Ginger

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Laugh is a Smile that Bursts!

This is my sweet granddaughter Paityn.  I have said this before but it is so true...she loves to be photographed!  I fixed her hair and added little flowers and of course we had to go outside to have a photo taken.  She loves it!!!  I sewed around the main page and then I had honeycomb masked and added ink to it in various locations.  I cut out the big roses which is from a page of Westers.  I added lace and Prima flowers as well.  The quote says "A laugh is a smile that bursts."  I love that saying!!

Here is a list of items that I used:

Prima - Almanac Collection - Shaffer Paper
Glitz - French Kiss Hats Paper
Honey Comb Mask - ??
Tim Holtz - Distress ink - Vintage Photo
Jolee's - Cherry Blossom & Limb
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Punch
EK Success - Pearls
Prima - Flowers & Leaves
Prima - Junkyard Findings - Light bulb
White Doilie
Maya Roads - Stick Pins
Websters - Ladies Diary - Cut out roses

Thank you so much for looking!  I really appreciate it a lot!

View detailsHugs - Ginger

Wearing Wild Flowers

I love, love these little photos of my granddaughter Kenzie.  She really does not like to have her hair done but I convinced her to please let me braid her hair and then pin it up with little daisies!  Well, that got her attention and I was able to take these cute little photos.  However, it was only short lived for she wanted her hair down afterwards!!  LOL  But isn't she a cutie?!!

I loved these main paper which is by Webster's which I thoroughly LOVE their papers!!  I distress the pages and added ink to them.  On the main paper I did stitch it in a zig zag!  I personally felt that not much needed to be added except for the silver corners and little buttons!  The flowers are by Prima!  I added this little saying "Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair..." by Susan Polis Shutz.  It just sums it all up!

Here is a list of items that I used:

Bazzell - Pink Cardstock
Webster's - Little Bird Told Me Paper
Blue Polka Dot Paper - ??
Blue Lace Ribbon - ??
K & Company - Hydrangea Flowers
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Corner Rounds and Buttons - ??
Prima - Flowers

Thank you for looking and visit again!!

Girl with dog and book on bench  Hugs - Ginger

Dance Dance Dance

This is my sweet little granddaughter Paityn.  She loves for me to put her hair into little braids.  We were outside and she was dancing and twirling so I quickly grabbed my camera!  She really loves for me to take photos of her.  I have these gorgeous pages and I wish I knew who made them but I was so busy creating that I must have thrown away the little part that tells you who made it.  Except for the bouquet of flowers on the left side I know that Websters made that page.  I cut out flowers, cut a circle, distressed the edges, inked, and add a lot of embellishments.

Please see below the list of items that I used:

Paper - ???
Websters - Flowers (cut them out)
Prima - Flowers
Prima - Junkyard Findings - White zipper pull
K & Company - Hydrangea
Prima - Wooden Buttons
Maya Roads - Flourish
Hobby Lobby - White Lace
Metal Silver Corner - ??
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart - Circle Cutter
White Doilie
Stamp - ??

Thank you for much for taking a peek!!

View details Hugs - Ginger

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I was given this cute little mini album from The Crafty Scrapper and the Design Team.  It is so tiny and cute and we were asked to create something and use our own supplies.  Well, I thought a moment and decided to create a mini album on my 4 grandchildren.  This album in about 4" wide and 2-3/4" tall which is very small.  I chose a quote that says "Grandchildren are the flowers in the garden of life."  I love that!  I added Prima flowers and used stickles to make it glisten!

I LOVE this sweet poem about grandchildren.  I do not know who created it but it is so lovely.  The photo is my first grandchild Logan.  I used scraps of paper (wish I knew who made it) and inked and added stickles.  The flowers are by Prima except for t he white one which is by Maya Roads.  The blue rose lace or ribbon is by Maya Roads as well.  

Here is the today photo of Logan at age 12.  This is his first day of school in Houston.  I really miss this boy a lot!!!  I am so use to picking him up everyday after school and keeping him until his mother gets off work.  But, they moved on to Houston and things are going very well with them.  The bottom photo is my granddaughter Kenzie when she was born.  She was so tiny.  You can tell by her holding on to both of her parents fingers!!  I used various papers and stickles.  I also used Prima flowers and leaf plus stick pins by Maya Roads.

This is Kenzie today.  I had pinned her hair up and she was glad to let me take her photo.  The bottom photo is my other granddaughter Paityn.  She is so asleep and what a sweet little baby girl.  I used stickles, paper, and the orange flowers is from Maya Roads and I am not sure who made the white little daisies.  I added pink stone to each one and not sure who made those either.  I have had both for awhile.

This is Paityn today.  She is a little doll.  She really loves to dress up and she even allowed me to take this sweet photo.  The bottom photo is my youngest grandson Colby.  He was so tiny he could fit in this basket.  I used various papers, stickles, and Prima flowers.

This is my sweet grandson Colby today at 15 months.  I do keep him nearly everyday so his parents can go to work.  He is such a little pleasure to have around.  The bottom photo is all my sweetie pies!  I love each and everyone of them!  

Thank you so much for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!

View details  Hugs - Ginger

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

This is my sweet granddaughter Kenzie during Christmas last year in 2011!  I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I love this paper which I started cutting and cutting on one page and then punched on the other.  I really did a lot of work on this layout. 

This is the floral with the little bird which I added stickles on to it to make it shine and added a little ribbon.

On this corner I cut out the holly so I could place the dog behind it.  I then added stickles to the berries to make them glisten!

Here are the items that I used:

Reminisce - Christmas Holly Paper
Reminisce - Gift From Santa Paper
Reminisce - A Merry Christmas Paper
Reminisce - Christmas Collage Paper
Martha Stewart - Double Loop Punch
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon with Green pom poms - ??
Red & White Ribbon - ??
White Stone Ribbon - ??
Maya Roads - Flowers, Wire Birds, Leaves

Thank yo so much for stopping by and please check out The Crafty Scrapper!

Holly berries and leaves  Hugs - Ginger

Childhood Memories

My cute little granddaughter Paityn!  She was 10 months old when this photo was taken.  On the back (on the bottom area) of this little outfit it says My First Christmas!  I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I really love the papers and all the embellishments that was given to me.  The paper I used for the background is one that I had from last year. It is made by the same company as all the other papers. I did a lot of cutting out, inking, etc.

This is a close up of the floral arrangement.  I used the clock and inked it and added the ribbon.  I found a Christmas brad that I have had for years to the center of the clock.

I love this quote "Our hearts grow tender with Childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  I really like Laura Ingalls Wilder.  I tore, inked and added dots to the back to lift it up from the paper.  I then cut out holly and did the same thing which I then added two little bells.

On this part of the layout I was given snowflakes from Maya Roads.  I painted them with a light blue acrylic paint and then let them dry completely.  I added from flocking powder to make it look like it had some snow.

Here are the list of items that I used:

Authentic - Anticipation Paper
Authentic - Believe Paper
Authentic - Jolly Paper
Authentic - Yuletide Paper
Archival - Jet Black Ink
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Red Brick
White Ribbon - ??
White Stone Ribbon - ??
Large Red & White Ribbon - ??
Maya Roads - Clock, Flowers, Stick Pins, Snowflakes
Christmas Brads - These are in my supplies
Bells - I have had these awhile
Making Memories - Aqua Paint
Recollections - Flocking Powder

Thank you for taking a peek and PLEASE visit The Crafty Scrapper!

Winter weather symbol of three snowflakesHugs - Ginger