Friday, December 12, 2014

Snowflakes & Stars

Hello All!  I was asked to create something by using Smoothfoam.  I was given 3 snowflakes and two stars.  Honestly I just stared at them for awhile wondering what I may do with them.  Well...after over 24 hours I finally knew what needed to be done!

This is the largest snowflake.  I used beautiful paper and placed on the snowflake.  I found a sweet ornament and used lots of ribbon, flowers, bells, and other Christmas items.   I also used LOTS of glue.  I also found a ribbon that was silver with silver dots all over!

Here is a closer look!

Next I used the two smaller snowflakes.  This time I decided to add the smaller one at the bottom of the snowflake and just let it rather dangle!  I used pretty blue paper and used various Christmas ornaments and flowers plus rick rack. 

Last but not least are the two stars.  I used burlap paper on the largest star and American flag paper on the smaller one.  I then glued the smaller star onto the larger one.  I added 3 Christmas ornaments that are rather western or I call County!  LOL  I then added lots of other Christmas decorations.  

Here are some close ups!

Thank you for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper!  You will see these items in their front store window.  I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Let It Snow - 1956

I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  I love the papers and it took me back to days gone by. This is my younger sister Sally and Me while we were living in Van, Texas in 1956.  She was 3 and I was 5.  Look at all the gorgeous snow.  It is a very small town in East Texas and I remember getting so cold and lots of snow each year.

I did a lot of inking, punching, using modeling paste with a stencil, and adding lots of goodies.
Please see attached close up:

I love the papers by Authentique - Believe Collection.  They are so beautiful!

Please visit The Crafty Scrapper and you may see this layout. If you look on the back you will see all the items that I used.  Their new store has opened and it is superb and a must see!

Thanks for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mom & Son

I did this layout for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper.  This photo is several years old but it is one of my most favorites of my daughter Mandy and her son Logan.  It was taken at the Botanical Gardens in Ft. Worth.  

I was given this gorgeous paper by BoBunny - Madeleine Collection.  I used punches, gears, stencil, Gesso, modeling paste, fine point pen, ribbon, micro beads, and corrigated paper to complete this layout.

Please see below the close ups:

I had so much fun designing this layout.  It took me awhile to create but it was well worth it.

Thanks for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper.

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Butterflies Are Free

This is a canvas I decided to work on.  I love these chipboard pieces that I have had from Dusty Attic. 

 I used various mediums on this.  I inked, distressed, used modeling paste, stamps, sprays and various other mediums.  This was so easy to create.

Here are some close ups:

Thank you for looking.  I just used items that I have had in my stash for quiet awhile.  When you are not in the mood to do a layout try using a canvas and just have fun.

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our Adventure

I decided to use this photo of my husband Eddie and me for this layout.  It is a color scheme from CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  I love their challenges each week but many times life just takes me away for a week or two.   

 Here is CSI Challenges:

I used dark red, beige, tan, dark brown, and a grayish green.  For the evidence I used polka dots, wet medium, curves, anchor, and wood grain paper.  The testimony I used the word Adventure in my letter that I wrote which is written on the tag.

Here are some close ups:

I love this challenge for it brought back memories of Eddie and me since we were married.

This is what was written on the tag:

Our adventure began with “I Do” on June 5, 1970.  I was just 19 and Eddie was 21.  We met when I was a junior in High School and he was a Freshman at University of Texas in Arlington.  We married when he was a senior which left him one more year to graduate.  It was also a time of the Vietnam War.  We made it through the times with one car and we were both working.  I became pregnant with our first child Heather who was born March 7, 1973.  Mandy followed on June 20, 1976 which happened to be Father’s Day.  Five years went by and we had our son Ryan on June 12, 1981 and Christopher on June 25, 1983.  Our family was complete.  Eddie had a good job and I was a stay at home mom.  Once our family all moved onward in their life we were left in a large home so we down sized.  We are still living in this home which I find very peaceful!  We now have 4 grandchildren….Logan, Kenzie, Paityn, and Colby.  I love each and every one of these beautiful kids.  We have had our bad times and plenty of good times.  But through it all we still have one thing…the two of us.  Thank God we were given such a blessing in our lives.  What more could one ask for!  We have friends, family and life is perfect for us.

One day our children may read this and I hope they will understand how proud and happy we are to have had the four of them for your children and we are further blessed with our grandchildren.

Love you all!

Mom and Dad or Nanny and Pawpaw

Thank you for looking!

Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sweet Boy

I love this boy for he is so cute!  I could eat him up to say the least!  I was on a retreat and I did this layout of him.  I took the photo and put a blurry effect around it.  It gave it a much softer feel.

I used various papers that I have had laying around.  I distressed around the edges and used distressing ink.  On the third paper I used a punch by Martha Stewart and inked that as well.  I used homemade modeling paste that I got from Gabrielle.  I love her work.  I cut out the v shape and added part of a zipper.  I also had various chipboard pieces which I painted with Gesso and then used inks and stains.  The clock is by Tim Holtz.  It is one of my most favorite pieces of his.  I added flowers and used Stamendous to emboss on the edges.  I then added ink to the modeling paste to give it a more antique feeling.

Here are some close ups!

 Thank you for looking for I really appreciate it a lot.  Your comments are always welcomed.

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I did this layout for the challenge at CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  I choose this photo of my granddaughter Kenzie because she loves to read books.  She just entered first grade and it is such a pleasure to see her so excited about reading.

I used many techniques on this layout.  I used distressed paint, distress sprays, modeling paste, hand painted stitching, and used embossing powder.

This is what we were asked to do on this layout.  I used all 5 colors, tape measure, numbers, clips and paint.  On the journaling I used the word Read put on the rolled up piece of paper tied with a tassel has a note that I wrote to Kenzie.

It has been a blast to follow each week on CSI and get their latest challenges. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Commencement Ceremony

Hello to my scrapbooking friends!  I just finished this layout of my two
granddaughters with their parents.  This layout is for the Design Team of The Crafty Scrapper. The top photo is of my youngest granddaughter Paityn who just graduated to kindergarten The second photo is of Kenzie who just graduated to first grade.
I love these papers by Authentique -Faith Collection
and October Afternoon – Public Library Collection.
I used the cog / wheels frame but I cut in half so it would fit
perfectly around both of my photos.
I used various techniques – distress paint, inks, embossing,
modeling paste, sprays, etc. etc.
Please visit The Crafty Scrapper where you will find this layout.
On the back of this layout you will find all the items that I used.
 Thanks for taking a peek!

Hugs- Ginger

Friday, August 29, 2014

Life Is Sweet

Well…I have to say I really love these papers which were given to me by The Crafty Scrapper Design Team.  Most of all I really love this sweet little photo of my
granddaughter Kenzie.  I think she looks so sweet and it makes me smile!
These papers are from BoBunny – Doubledot Collection; Pink Paislee – Hello Sunshine Collection; and Authentique – Faith Collection.They all work well together.
I distressed the papers and on one, I used a scalloped blade and inked.the edges.  I painted the chipboard piece with Gesso and then added green and brown.  I used
Perfect Pearls to make the buds.  I added lots of butterflies and used
all the beautiful flowers that were given to me.
Please enjoy the close ups below.
Thank you for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper
for all your scrapbooking needs! You will also see this layout in the store with all the details printed on the back.
Hugs -Ginger

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Good Times

Hello!  This is Ginger here with my newest layout “Good Times.  I loved this paper by Doodle Bug, Pebbles, and Authentique.  It was perfect for this photo of my oldest grandson Logan.  He had just finished up his normal baseball season and he was selected to play in the All Star Games!
I distressed the papers and then cut out my own banners and inked them with Tim Holtz distressed ink Vintage Photo.  I was also given this cute blue ribbon with stars.  I had in my stash the hinges and I used embossing power to turn these into a gold color.  I then added mini pearls to them.  I was also given the small squares and circles and I added alphabet to spell out Logan.  That was after I painted them.  I then took flowers from Petaloo and added them to the top right corner.  I was also given the pinwheels and a small chipboard piece that had an arrow on it which I painted it and then added wooden bats.  Last but not least was this cute frame that I found.  I painted it and then added stickles.
Please see below the close ups!
This was a very easy layout to make but I loved the way it turned out!
Thanks for looking and please visit The Crafty Scrapper for all your scrapbooking needs. 
 You will find this layout at the store!
Hugs – Ginger

Saturday, August 2, 2014


I love these two photos.  My Dad, Mom, and me in 1952 while we were vacationing in Galveston, Texas.  My dad passed away four years ago and my mom has Alzhiemer's Disease.

I found this lovely paper and away went my imagination.

I cut out the blue paper and added ink and little embellishments to the outside.  I took yellow paper and used a circle cutter by Martha Stewart.  I made the banners and then printed up the wording!

Please see close ups!

Here you can read the quote:
Family Ties are precious things, Woven through the years, 
Of memories of togetherness, of laughter, love and tears.

Here is a close up of the photo of me and mom!  Look at the car in the background!  Priceless!

The beautiful flowers with mesh and a cute bow.

Last but NOT least is me and my dad.  I miss him terribly!

Thanks again for looking!

Hugs – Ginger