Saturday, December 31, 2016

Be Jolly

Hello my friends and welcome to my blog.  I did this layout for CSI Color Stories Inspiration Case # 219.

This is how I solved the case:

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Holiday stuff, snowflakes, burlap, tag, tree
The Testimony:  Be Jolly - On the tag (which is located above the top photo) it says:  "Several weeks before Christmas our youngest son Chris, Pawpaw and I take his kids Kenzie and Colby to Canton to chop down a Christmas Tree.  This year there was an old car which had a tree on top and the kids got to ride in it.  How fun! There was a red old tractor that they got to climb on by a corn field.  Before we left they sat down so we could take a picture.  This trip was so much fun for everyone."
The Sketch:  Also used

Please see my close-ups.

Since we had to use three photos I decided to make this layout rather simple.  I added a stencil and modeling paste, added burlap, and snowflakes.

 On the sketch we were suppose to use a tag on the left side but I decided to used the three sentences which represents the tag.  The Herald Angels Sing, Wishes For A Wonderful Christmas, The Magic Of Christmas.  I also used Tim Holtz flower die cut and leaves.

This is the title "Be Jolly".  I have had this for a couple of years and I thought it would be perfect for this layout.

I used Tim Holtz Christmas Tree die cut.  I added stickles to it as well.  

Thank you for taking the time to look!  I really enjoyed working on this layout.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Hello my friends!  This is my take on CSI Color Stories Inspiration Case #220. 

This is how I solved the Case:

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Heart, Flowers, Leaves, Tag, and Snowflakes
The Testimony:  Sweet - On the tag it says:
"Santa and Mrs. Claus come every year to see my sweet grandchildren.  They sing, read "Twas The Night Before Christmas" and leave each child a small gift.  A sweet surprise.  Love this!!

Here are my close-ups!

I used micro beads ( gold and blue) around the flowers, a heart tag, and snowflakes.

Snowflakes with little pearls in the center, a cute reindeer, and a snowflake button on the tag.

I used red and green embossing on the word Sweet.  I also used around the photo Red sparkly corrugated cardstock as well as black.

I cut out the bells and holly and used pop up dots to adhere them.  This was a fun case to solve and I hope you enjoyed seeing it too.

Thanks for looking and I wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season!

Merry Christmas!

Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, December 22, 2016


I did this layout for the Words and More Challenge.  I love their challenges.  Anyway, this is a tradition that my family do each Christmas.  A few weeks before Christmas, Santa arrives and the grandchildren are so surprised and full of wonder.  Mrs. Claus comes to and they each get to sit in Santa's lap and he gives them a sweet present.  Santa also reads them Twas The Night Before Christmas.  Afterwards they all sing Christmas song.  Then Santa and Mrs. Claus tells each child bye and to be very good!

Our December challenge is to use, or be inspired by the word "TRADITIONS"
and the creative challenge is to use something handmade on your creation.


Here is the layout!

This is Santa and my grandson Colby.    I used three different corrugated cardstock.  I had several different leaves that I cut out.  The handmade is the tag with I cut out then added paper on the top and then typed ...
"A tradition in our family this time of the year is Santa and Mrs. Claus show up at our home to make a surprise visit to our grandchildren.  The look on the sweet faces are priceless.  He also brings his live reindeers which are in our front yard.  Santa also brings a small gift for each child.  It is such a Magical time and I love it!  Merry Christmas!"

Please see the close-ups!

Here you can see that I sprinkled white gesso to make it look like snow.  I added little bit of red paint to the leaf on the right.

You can see the tag that I made.  I also made the poinsettia.

I used red ink on the word Magic and then used embossing on top to give it a shimmer effect.

Thank you for looking and I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

JOY - December tag

I created this tag for the Design Team at The Crafty Scrapper for the 12 tags of Christmas.
It was so much fun to create.

I call this JOY because it looks so radiant and lovely and full of JOY!
I used Tim Holtz Thinlits and Greenery Die Cuts.  I also added pearls and crystals to the tree and the holly.  I had on hand the word Joy.  I also used white cardstock to the bottom and added a cute white ribbon to the top.

Please see the close-ups!

I am also submitting this tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016.

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!

Hugs – Ginger