Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Backyard

This is my backyard.  I love being outside and just seeing all the loveliness is so wonderful.  I still have a lot of work to do but it is coming along.

Please see the rest of the photos!  

Also please notice the hot tub!  It is a great place to be during the fall, WINTER, and spring time.  The sun makes the water way to hot to be in it during summertime!!  Unless you want to get into it during the early morning hours!

My lovely Four O'Clocks!!! This is just a close up of the plant beginning to bloom which is during the evening time!

My sweet rose bush and other bushes! My son Ryan, Tiffany, and Paityn gave me this beautiful rose bush for Mother's Day.  I love it!!

A close up of the rose bush!  Gorgeous!!!

This is part of the patio and deck.  You most likely noticed the hot tub we have as well.  It is so nice just being out here.  However, once the heat rises over 100 being outside is not much fun!
But on a nice spring or fall day it is so pleasant.  If you notice we have a small car swing for our little grandchildren.  They love swinging out here!

I also want to thank Troy my future son-in-law for helping me on a flower bed!  

Thank you for visiting my backyard!  I just wanted to share this with you!!!

FlowerHugs & Smiles!   Ginger

Merida - The Brave

A sweet picture of my gd Paityn.  She LOVES to dress up in all the movies of girl characters!  This costume is Merida from the movie The Brave.  I love the red curly wig!!  She is 3 and can sing and dance to each movie.  She was at my home and she brought this costume so I ask her to please go outside so I may take a few pictures of her all dressed up!  Isn't she lovely!!

I love Prima paper and this one worked beautifully for me.  I distressed, inked, sewed, and added lots and lots of embellishments.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Prima - Sunk Kiss Collection - Shady Nook Paper
Basic Grey - Pciadilly Collection - Breakfast Nook Paper
Tim Holtz - Oblong Cut Out; Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Stars (3)
White Lace - ? Not sure who made this
Ruler - ? Not sure who made this
Buttons - I had these around the house
White Doilie
Flower cut outs - ??
Prima - Flowers
Dew Drops - Brown
Melissa Frances - Glitter
Stickles - Diamonds
Maya Roads - Orange & Green Drops 
Chicken Wire - Stamp

Thank you so much for visiting for it really means a lot!

View detailsHugs and Smiles - Ginger

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blissful Days

This is my sweet gd Paityn.  Her mom found her fast asleep on the couch and was all covered up in this little blanket.  It was a black and white photo which I rather liked.  I used Prima paper, stamp, and flowers.  I used Martha Stewart punch on the edge plus from Petaloo the gate.  I sewed and inked as well.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Bazzill Paper - Vintage Marketplace - Babies Breath Paper
Prima -Romantique Collection - Ha' Penny Paper
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy - Gates Chipboard
Martha Stewart - Ribbon Loop Punch
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
ED Success - Pearls
Prima - Stamp
Maya Roads - Turqoise Rose Ribbon
Prima - Flowers
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Punch
Frame - Given to me by Linda Johnson
Echo Park Paper Company - Blissful Days Sticker
White Lace - Hobby Lobby
Webster's Storytellers Alphabet - Nature

Thank you for visiting!

flowers,plants,roses,stems,petals,leavesHugs & Smiles - Ginger

Monday, July 23, 2012


The little girl in the middle wearing yellow is my sweet gd Paityn.  I am not sure who the other little girls are but I love this photo.  Once I get their names I will post it.  I wanted this to be a very sweet layout since these girls are just 3 and they are wearing little dresses from some of their favorite movies!  

Here is a list of the items that I used:

My Minds Eye - Follow Your Heart Collection - Honey Flourish Paper
My Minds Eye - Follow Your Heart Collection - Songbird Paper
Chicken Wire - Stamp
Bird Stamp
Every Day Matters - Sticker
Stampin' Up - Friendship Stamp
K & Company - Flowers
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Pink Ribbon
Pink Lace
Tim Holtz - Key & Star
Americana Paint - Poodleskirt Pink
Prima - Flowers & Leaf
Stampin' Up - Pretty in Pink Stampin' Pad
Hearts - 2
Martha Stewart - Butterflies
Stickles - Star Dust
BoBunny - Pink Trinket

Thank you so much for visiting!

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Hugs & Smiles - Ginger


This is my sweet gs Colby.  We were at the beach in Galveston, Texas and he was playing with the sea weed that was washed upon the shore.  I cut out his little photo with the sea weed.  I took this paper from BoBunny - Serenity Love - (I used the backside) and painted a little water and then added background dots.  I found some netting and used that with starfish and a real shell.  I then added a ships wheel, sail boat, and a sun.  I took banner pieces and painted them and added the words Beach to make a little banner at the top.  I then found red, white, and blue buttons to add a little something!!

Here are the items that I used:

BoBunny - Serenity Collection - Serenity Love Paper
Maya Roads - Banner Pieces
Buttons - Red, White, & Blue
Shell - Real one I got at the beach
Starfish - 2  (microsoft clipart)
Netting - Not sure who made this
Ships wheet, sailboat, & sun - microsoft clipart
Stampin Up - X Marks the spot stamp
Thread - red, white, blue
White & Blue Acrylic Enamel Paint

Thank you for visiting!!
animals,circle of life,competitions,Darwin,Darwinism,eating,eats,fables,fishes,hunting,life cycle,lives,mouths,nature,survival of the fittest,transparent backgroundHugs - Ginger  

Sunday, July 22, 2012


This is my son Chris, his wife Ashley, and their two children, Kenzie and Colby.  We were in Galveston for a week and we decided to take the ferry to Port Boliver.  This was a photo of them which I love!!!  I did most of the art work myself.  I copied a mask from Tim Holtz and sprayed around it with a mist and then I took a pen and outlined it several times.  Then I stamped on grungeboard and cut them out.  I took a larger stamp from Stampin Up and used that as part of the background.  I used more grungeboard and cut out the large clock and used stain.  

I used the folllowing items:

Paper - Not sure who made this for I have had it awhile
Tim Holtz - Clock Die Cut; Stains - Rusty Hings & Chipped Sapphire, Grungepaper
Inkssentials - Glossy Accents
Dew Drops - Aqua & Bronze
Heart - Not sure who made this
Stampin Up - Cross Hatch Stamp
Other Stamps - Adventure, Air Mail, etc. - Not sure who made these
Dylusions Ink Spray - Vibrant Turquiose
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
EK Success - Pearls
Blue Ribbon
Zig Photo Signature Pen - Black

Thank you for visiting!!!  Please leave a comment for I love hearing back from you!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You Are Beautiful

This is my beautiful daughter Heather.  I ran across this photo yesterday and I knew I had to do a layout.  This photo was taken by Blue Moon Photography.  I had almost forgotten about!  I wanted everything to be very feminine on this page and I think I captured it all!

I used the following items:

Prima - Fairy Belle Collection - Aquarelle Paper
Basic Grey - Kissing Booth Collection - Oh Darling Paper
Pink Doily
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Peeled Paint
Jolees - Cherry Blossom Flowers and Branch
EK Success - Pearls
Chicken Wire Stamp
BoBunny - Trinket
Prima - Flowers and Leaves
White Lace - Scalloped
White and Silver Strip
Martha Stewart - Daisy Corner Punch; Butterfly Punch

Thank you for visiting!

Hugs - Ginger  Heart and swirl vine design

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm Not Afraid of Ghost...Are You?

I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  This is my granddaughter Paityn last year at Halloween.  She was a very cute little angel.  However, she really loves things that are scary and this was her front yard.  Her dad works very hard to put up all the scary items around the house.  I used Graphic 45 Happy Haunting papers and they are so lovely!  I inked, distressed, sewed, and added lots of embellishments.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Man In The Moon Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Trick or Treat Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Word Play Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Happy Haunting Paper
Prima - Purple Vine
American Crafts - Sprinkles Glitter Alphabet
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Maya Roads - Stick Pins
Navy Ribbon with Stars
Black and Blue Buttons
Light Blue Ribbon
Yellow Lace
Pumpkins - 2

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

Moon, bats and the words, "Happy Halloween"  Hugs,  Ginger

Happy Haunting

I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I really LOVE the Graphic 45 papers!  Each paper was very unique and gorgeous!  This is a photo of my grandson Logan last year during Halloween!  Did he look scary?!!  I distressed, cut out, stained, and added lots of embellishments!

Here is a list of the items that I used:

Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Man In The Moon Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Bewitched Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Word Play Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection - Happy Haunting Paper
Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Alphabet
Graphic 45 Halloween Alphabet
Orange, Green, and Silver Buttons
Tim Holtz - Skull Cut Out; Distress Stain - Rusty Hinge
Zva - Black and Off White Pearls
Green and Orange with Black Ribbon
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Maya Roads - Wooden Branch; Orange Flower

Thank you so much for visiting and please check out The Crafty Scrapper!
Halloween-themed cartoon image of flying bats

Hugs - Ginger

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Scrapbook Room

This is my scrapbook room.  You enter from the right of the tv.  Above you will notice a Nolan Ryan framed baseball ticket what was actually signed by him.  My sons gave this to   their dad several years ago.  I love Audrey Hepburn and my daughter in law gave me this pretty stick on of her.  I decided to place it on my closet door.  The little black bag is from The Crafty Scrapper which I am on their design team.

On this corner of the room is an antique shelf which belonged to my mother.  She gave this to me about 15 years ago.  I have a lot of paints, inks, punches, etc. displayed on it.  

 This is my desk that I do all my layouts on.  I  have my grandson's Beta fish (which I must feed once a day or else)!!  My friend Patty gave to me this pretty frame with a pin cushion where I have many of my stick pins on.  Of course there is the phone and my caddy with all my little goodies that I need for my layouts.

This is the window where my desk sits.  Patty made this banner that says Create which goes great with my color scheme.  Of course it is the Texas Longhorns colors!!  My whole family is a fan of the college and we have all been born and raised in Texas.  However, during the early spring and fall I love to work with the window open.  The nice breeze is so calming and I love to hear the little birds chirping!

This  little armoire belonged to my son Chris.  He was getting rid of it so I said I would love to have it to store all my scrapbooking items.  Inside I have all my papers, ribbons, flowers, and even my Cricut.  

 On this third wall is a white table and a chair which belonged to my grandmother.  She will be 100 in August and she asked me if I would like to have it.  She bought it in 1928 and was the first thing she got after she was married.  It has been painted several colors but at the moment it is white.  I keep my sewing machine on it which is really handy.  On the left side you will see my husbands diploma from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1973.  He received this for Bachelor of Business Administration. Underneath is my yearly calendar with pictures of Audrey Hepburn.  The rest are several layouts of my grandchildren minus the youngest for I have not completed that layout yet.  The rest are mini albums of my grandmother and the other is a Tea Party and it is a baby shower we gave for my daughter in law.  The other layout was done by Patty which is a layout of the two of us at a birthday party she gave me at the Sanford House.  That was a very good day!!  There are two little plaques and one says "Work like you don't need the money, Love like you have never been hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Dance like no one is watching".  The other plaque says "Seize The Day".

This is my computer desk and printer.  I have various photos of the kids and lots of little goodies that was given to us on the shelves.  The Cameron Family flag is above the desk.  We sponsored a hole at a golf tournament which was to raise funds for Arlington Charities sponsored by The Junior League of Arlington.
Of course I had to show the chair that we all love to sit while working on our computer.  It is Texas Longhorn.  Yeah!!!!

This is the closet where I store a lot of my scrapbooking supplies.  I have drawers full of stamps, papers, die cuts, and my Cuttle Bug.

This is the other side of the closet where I store many of my photos.  I have 2 more closets full of photos because with 4 children and 4 grandchildren I have a lot of photos.  I also have my  totes and if you notice I have many of my completed layouts hanging.  When I have enough of each child I will place them into an album.

Last but not least is the armoire where I keep my everyday items that I use.  

Thank you so much for looking at my scrapbook room.  It has taken me awhile to get it all together but I rather like the look.

Hugs - Ginger