Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kleenex Box

This is my kleenex box that I decided to fix up to match my bedroom.  I found this wooden box at Hobby Lobby and used various papers, flowers, flourishes, etc.

Hugs - Ginger

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Gate

I did this mini album for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I love this little album.  I decided to do this of my parents when they were first married in 1949.  My dad is no longer alive but my mom is 80.  Dad died 2 years ago at the age of 85.  I miss him terribly!!  This album is by Maya Roads.

I started this album off with a little quote which I says:

"Bask on its golden hinges
The gate of Memory swings,
And my heart goes into the garden
And walks with the olden things."

This is my dad at age 24 and my mom at 17.   They are full of life and are so young!

On these two pages I decided to use tags to display their photos.  They each are holding their new little puppy named Cookie.

These two photos were taken shortly after they were married.  Again, look how young they are!!  

This is how they looked about 10 years before my dad passed away.  

Thank you so much for looking at this mini album I created.  It takes my breath away every time I look at it for I so miss my dad.

These are the items that I used:

Maya Roads - Bird, Stick Pins, Flourishes, Cloth Butterfly, & The Album
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink - Vintage Photo, Hinge, Stains - Rusty Hinge & Chipped Sapphire
Prima - Flowers, Leaves
Zva - Pearls
Maratha Stewart - Punches
Various Papers - Pink Paislee, Prima, etc.
Making Memories - Paint - Aqua

Please visit The Crafty Scrapper and thanks again for looking!!

Hugs - Ginger

All Aboard

I did this layout for the design team at The Crafty Scrapper located in Waxahachie, Texas.  This photo is my mother and her friend in 1946.  They were taking this train to San Antonio, Texas.  

The items that I used are:

Maya Roads - Flourish, Birds, & Little Hearts
The Girl's Paperie - Alphabet
Prima - Paper, Flowers, Wooden Buttons, Eifel Tower
Zva - Pearls
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink - Vintage Photo, Stains (Dipped Sapphire & Rusty Hinge)
Ribbon - ??

Thanks for peeking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!

Hugs - Ginger


I did this mini album for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas.  It is such a precious little album.  It is by Melissa Frances.  She has such sweet paper which I thought would go well with photos of me a long time ago.   

I found a sweet quote which I added to this page and I really do not like this photo of me (for I look bald) but oh well!!  
I do like this photo of me.  I was a year old.  I just did lots of flowers, lace, and punches on these two pages.

The first picture is my younger sister Sally and me on Easter in 1955.  The other photo is me in our yard.  Look at those beautiful flowers I am standing next too.  Gorgeous!!!
I have done a layout on this photo before but I decided to use it again.  I look so sad sitting on my little tricycle!  

This little photo is me at the beach in Galveston, Texas.  No I am not going to the potty but rather after sitting awhile in the wet sand my bathing suit was full of water!  The other photo is me at my birthday party!
Another little photo of me wearing a little straw hat.  These photos were taken in Van, Texas.  It is a small oil town where my dad worked on the rigs and mom stayed at home.  Oh, those were the good ole days!!
Well, here we are at the end of my little story.  I loved working on this album for it brought back many stories that I had forgotten about during my childhood.

I inked, punched, added lots and lots of flowers and on many pages used a quote or saying rather than a photo.  

Here is a list of items that I used:

Melissa Frances - Album & Papers
Prima - All the gorgeous flowers
Martha Stewart - Punches
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink - Vintage Photo
Maya Roads - Butterflies, Mannequin, Crochet flowers, lace
Lots of ribbon, etc. flowers, from my stash.

Thanks for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!!

Hugs - Ginger

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 1952

I, as always, am going through pictures.  You see I have 2 walk in closets full of photos from when I was a child to my grandchildren.  Anyway, I found this little photo of me with my mom and grandmother.  Yes, they are both still with me!  This picture was taken in Tyler, Texas.  I did this layout for The Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  They gave me such beautiful paper!  Once I saw this photo I knew it had to go with all the beautiful paper and embellies!

Here is a list of the items that I used:

Prima - Flowers, Songbird Collection Papers
Maya Roads - Bird, birdcage, flourish, Stick Pins
Making Memories - Paint / Monarch
Zva - Pearls
Gold Ribbon - ??
Pink Ribbon - ??
White Lace - From my stash
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink - Vintage Photo
Buttons - ??
Martha Stewart - Circle Cutter

I really appreciate you looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!

Hugs - Ginger