Monday, December 16, 2013

Little Devil

This is my youngest grandson Colby.  A photographer took this cute little photo of him.  Doesn't he look like  a little devil!  LOL  Acutally he is a very sweet little one but he does have his moments!

I distressed, inked, used modeling paste, circle cutter, add flowers, etc. etc.

You can see the various layers that I used plus all the distressing.  I also used Tim Holtz flower cut out.  I found this little monkey in my stash and thought it would look great on this layout.

I used the largest rosette from Tim Holtz on this one and added a button.  I then added a wheel and a metal object plus cheesecloth. 

I used plain yellow and red plastic stickers for little devil.  But they needed to stand out more so I used a black fine line marker to go around each letter.  This tip was given to me by Patty Rogers.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Paper Studio - Burlap Paper
Paper Studio - Birch Bark Paper
Paper Studio - Basic paper Pack
Prima Stencil - squares
Michaels - Corrugated Paper
Tim Holtz - Mini Paper Rosettes; Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Stampin' Up - Summer Sun Ink
Golden - Glass Bead Gel
Acrylic Paint - Bright Yellow
Echo Park - A Boys Life Alpha Stickers
Simple Stories - Smarty Pants Stickers
Sizzix - Leaf Die Cut
Leaky Shed - Wheels Chipboard
Monkey Button; Duck Button, Large White Button - from my stash

Thank you for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Well living here is Texas the weather is almost always HOT except the last few days we have all been freezing!  An Arctic Blast showed its ugly head and we have had 2-4" of solid ice!  The temperatures have stayed below freezing for days!  At my home our garage is slightly downhill so it was impossible to get our cars out until Sunday afternoon!  We manage to take the shovel and scrap the driveway so we could get out.  We were so tired of being stuck in the house for three days!  We are still having difficulty driving especially on the overpasses!  But it seems to be getting better for the temperature is up to the 40's but dropping into the 20's at night.  By Friday, things should be back to normal.  LOL

I took this photo of my house and a close up of the trees.  Yes....we have had three large branches to fall off of our large tree in the front yard due to the weight of the ice.  I wanted this layout to look frosty.  It really looks better in person!  I distressed, inked, modeling paste, added glass bead gel, sprays, etc. etc.

I added flowers, leaves, which I added stickles, white lace,  plus I tore silver paper around the photo and added blue ink.

On this you can see the modeling paste and then spraying  with a mist which gives it a blue silvery look and makes the glass bead gels shimmer. can see the details better in person.

I painted the snowflakes and then added blue glitter and a center.  If you look near the snowflake on your left you can see the glass bead gel better.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Bazzill - Purple Cardstock
Kirby Teesdale Paper Pack - Hobby Lobby
Maya Roads - Snowflakes
White Glittery Corrugated Paper- Michaels
Prima & Petaloo Flowers
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Modeling Paste - Liquitex
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Blue Giltter
Tattered Angels - Denim Blue Spray
White Lace & Blue Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Silver Alphabet - Hobby Lobby
Leaves - Michaels
Tim Holtz - Distress Tool

Thank you for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Here is a cute little photo of my granddaughter Paityn.  I just love this photo because she seems so grown up.  She is just four and I believe she has a lovely smile!  She is always so happy and she can really sing and dance.  Not kidding!!!  I really mean she can sing and dance which she has all the moves!!  She loves Taylor Swift and can sing and dance to each of her songs!!

I inked, distressed, added modeling paste, cut outs, burlap, and painted!

 You can see the burlap which I pulled the strings and added flowers and a cut out of the dress form.

I used glittery white corrugated cardstock and inked with purple then added smile.  I had string left from the burlap and tied it into a knot and added a metal key.  I cut out two hearts and inked them as well.  I cut out the flowers on the bottom right corner and the butterfly.

I found this metal black bird sitting on a branch and decided to use it so used Gesso to paint it and then I wiped it off.  That way you can see the details.  I added flowers, plus I cut out the flower and butterfly.  I also used a stencil and used modeling paste.

Here is a list of the items that I used:

Fabscraps - Farm Fresh 2 Paper
My Minds Eye - Penny Lane - Purple Flowers Paper
Kirby Teesdale Paper Pack - Hobby Lobby
Maya Roads - Clock Cardstock
Black Bird - Michaels
Petaloo - Flowers
White Glittery Corrugated Cardstock - Michaels
White Burlap - Hobby Lobby
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Key - Michaels
The Crafters Workshop - Stencil
Leaves - Michaels
Tim Holtz - Distress Tool
Purple Ink - Stampin Up
White Lace - Hobby Lobby
Tim Holtz - Diet Cut Clock
Tim Holtz - Distress Stain - Rusty Hinge & Chipped  Sapphire 

Thanks for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Friday, December 6, 2013

I AM 2

This is my sweet grandson Colby!  He is something else!!  Yes, he is two and he likes to run, jump, build things and just play and play!!  I used various papers that I have had for awhile.  I also added corrigated cardstock, glass gel beads, flowers, cheesecloth, stencil and modeling paste.

 I cut the side of the camo paper into a "v" and distressed it.  Then I added lots or flowers, metal, and dog bone, plus cheesecloth.

I used Tim Holtz grungeboard and cut out circles and added Golden Glass Bead Gel plus green paint.  After it dried I used distress ink -Walnut.  I also had white burlap and fringed it and added green beads!

Here you can see the circle with glass bead gel which I added green paint and then used glossy accents to make it shine.  You can also see the glass bead gel on the corrigated paper when it dries clear.

Here is a lists of items that I used:

Clock Paper - ??
Camo paper & green paper - Hobby Lobby
Stripe paper - Hobby Lobby
Corrigated Paper - Michaels
Burlap - Hobby Lobby
Tim Holtz - Grunge - Round circles
Martha Stewart - Cherish Punch
Petaloo - Flowers
Gear Metal - Michaels
Leaves - Michaels
Modeling Paste - From Gabriella Pollacco
The Crafter's Workshop - Stencil - Numbers
Dog Bone - Hobby Lobby
Golden - Glass Beads Gel - Michaels
Tim Holtz - Distresser

Thank you for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Monday, December 2, 2013

Welcome to Camp

This is my oldest grandchild Logan.  He had just turned 13 when he and his friends went to camp.  He had a great time and made new friends as well.  However, it was an experience because he could not use his cell phone or any type of electronic games.  LOL  But there were a lot of activities!  He went to Pine Cove in Columbus, Texas.  Even though he turned 13 in August he is nearly 6' tall!  Wow!  His mother, my daughter, is 5'!  LOL

I used cardstock and paper which I had my stencil and modeling paste.  I then used distress ink and sprays and  I cut out the banners.  I used glass bead gel which I mixed with paint on the circle and added a bicycle.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Green Cardstock - Bazzill
Green Paper - Hobby Lobby
Paper for banners - Hobby Lobby
Petaloo - Flowers - Hobby Lobby
Leaves - Michaels
Lettering - ?  I have had these for  years!
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint, Distress Tool
Metal Bicycle - Michaels
Modeling Paste - I made it which I got from Gabrielle Polacco
Martha Stewart - Arch Lattice Punch
Card with Friends - ? Not sure where that came from

Thank you for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I Love You....

I Love You To The Moon and Back Again...This is my youngest grandchild Colby.  I have watched him everyday since he was 6 weeks old.  He is now two and his older sister Kenzie entered Kindergarten this year so they decided to put Colby into Children's Courtyard for three days a week.  I miss him a lot for he is such a sweet little boy.  However, I do watch him one day a week!  These sweet little photos are his school picture and I thought they are so cute and knew I had to do a layout. 

I used several techniques in this photo.  I inked, distressed, used modeling paste, stencils, sprays, etc.  

On this you can see where I used the Distress Stains on the gears and then added beads, pearl, and the zig zag object.  I also added cheesecloth and little pearls.

Here you can see where I used Pop Dots to lift the little bird and leaves and put cheesecloth underneath.  I also used modeling paste and added Shimmering Mist.

 This view you can see all the various layers that I have plus the cheesecloth and modeling paste.

Here is a list of items that I used:

BoBunny - Trail Mix field Journal Paper
Graphic 45 - Clockworks Paper; Ladies Diary Paper
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Distress Tool; Distress Stain - Chipped Sapphire & Rusty Hinge
Martha Stewart - Circle Cutter
Recollections - Flowers
Modeling Paste - I made my own which I got from Gabrielle Palocco
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Cork
Gear Chipboard Pieces - The Leaky Shed
Orange & Yellow Beads - Michaels
Cheesecloth - Hobby Lobby
Drywall Tape - Hardware Store
Mini Pearls - Hobby Lobby

Thank you for taking a peek!!

Hugs – Ginger