Thursday, June 26, 2014

# 128 Sisters

I am sharing this layout that I have done for CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  It is case file # 128.

This photo is me when I was 5 and my sister Sally was 3 in 1956.  We have always been close but now that we are a lot older we now share in the responsibility of caring for our Mother who has Alzheimer's.  I have her medical and she her finances.  It has been a long several years, very hard at times, which we have even cried on many occasions.  Some out of frustrations and other times just because we are so tired.

The scheme:  I used all 5 colors
Evidence:   Flowers & Distressing
Testimony - Framed journaling
This layout took me several days to complete.  I really put a lot of thought into this for I wanted it to be so perfect about my feelings and journaling.

Here are some close ups of the layout.

Thank you for looking and please visit CSI Color Stories Inspiration.
I think you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, June 22, 2014

# 127 - Always & Forever

Hello All!  this is my version of case # 127 at CSI Color Stories & Inspiration.  We were given a layout to use as our guide on this case.

This was the basic idea of the layout that was given to us.    This is very simple which I loved.  However, it is different than most of my layouts.  It really look me awhile to come up with this.  We will know on Wednesday who the winners are.

Please see close ups of what I did.

Thank you for taking a peek and please come back.  Also, please look at CSI color, stories, & Inspiration.

Hugs – Ginger

# 126 - Celebrate The First Day of Summer

These are two cute photos of took of my granddaughter Paityn while we were at the coast.  It was the first day of summer and she  put this little hat on and was ready to go to the beach.  Isn't  she cute!

I did this layout for case # 126 at CSI.  I had to use certain colors and ornaments and some journaling.  

I have never won yet but that does not matter.  For you see I get to make a new layout each month and I find that completely satisfying!

Thank you for looking and please check out CSI Color Stories and Inspiration.

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Leaky Shed Studios with Ginger

For the next couple of weeks, we will all be highlighting some fabulous chipboard pieces from 
The Crafty Scrapper started stocking these amazing products a few months ago, so be sure
 to look for them when you stop by!
Hi!  It's Ginger here with my newest layout!
Everyone was asked to pick their favorite piece to work with.
 Since I was born and raised in Texas and I love windmills that is what I chose!  
  My husband took this photo of the longhorn and I found a picture of these bluebonnets.  For those of you who do not know me and my family we came to Texas in 1854 and settled in East Texas.  I can trace my family tree which we go way way back and we have always been southerners.  In fact there are 5 generations alive today with my grandmother being 102 (still lives in her own apartment and renewed her drivers license) and my youngest grandchild just turned 3!  I love telling this story!!!  I was lucky to know her parents who were born in 1880's.  In fact I had two children born in the 1970's  when my great grandmother died!!  Perhaps I will be lucky to live a long and healthy life like most of my relatives.  Please say a prayer that I may be so lucky!!  Amen!!
I found in my stash burnt orange cardstock and these wonderful papers of old wood and this green and brown paper.   I distressed them both.  On the windmill I used two stains and after drying I used crackle paint.  I then found some cardstock and cut out the little bricks and the flourish.  I cut the large photo into a circle and added the longhorn picture.
Here are some close up!
Thank you for taking a look at my project which was a complete joy to make!  Please visit The Crafty Scrapper to see a lot of great projects and layouts!  You might even see this layout of mine!!!
Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June Blog Challenge - Metal!!

Good morning everyone!
Summer time is here, and I hope you are enjoying it!

Today we a new blog challenge for you
and this month we want you to 
anywhere on your project. 
Your project can be a layout, card, tag, off the wall- pretty much anything
as long as you have METAL on it! 
Here is a look at a project by Anita S.
I have used yummy new papers from Bo Bunny, Echo Park and Carta Bella for my layout.
Here are some close ups
This chippie is from Blue Fern Studios. I used embossing powder on it, then highlighted it with a white pen.
New Prima Flowers, and some amazing new METALS from Maya Road.
Die cut stickers from Carta Bella and more METAL from Maya Road.
I used my Wendy Vecchi stamp to create a double layer flower. I colored it with Faber-Castell pens and pencils.
Well there you have it!
Use any kind of METAL on your project and link up below before the end of June!
Here is a look at our fabulous prize this month
I have a package of fabulous Lawn Fawn products for this months winner.
Good Luck!

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

# 125 The Sea

 This is Case # 125 at CSI this week.  I loved working with these colors.  This two little ones are my grandchildren, Paityn and Logan.  They were so lost in there thoughts that day while trying to build a sandcastle.  The birds were flying overhead so I had to combine these two photos.


Thank you for looking and please check out CSI - Color Stories Inspiration.

Hugs – Ginger