Friday, November 23, 2018


These little photos are four of my grandchildren during Halloween!  Don't they look so cute?  I love the color palette and all the Halloween decorations.

Here is the case #266


They were dressed as a zebra, dragon, unicorn and not sure what the little one is but he sure is cute!

Here is the close-ups:

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger

Monday, November 5, 2018


This layout means a lot to me.  This is my grandmother and this is her birthday party and she turned 106 years old.  To every ones surprise she received an envelope from the White House.  There was a picture of Donald Trump and a sweet note congratulating her on her birthday.  It is signed by President Trump and Melania the First Lady.

Here is the case file # 265


Please see my close-ups:

The note read:
Happy  106th Birthday!   Congratulations on this wonderful occasion.  We hope your heart is filled with joy knowing you have experienced our Nation's greatest blessings and the affection of your loved ones over a long, well-lived life.

We are delighted to join your family and friends in wishing you continued good health and happiness.


Donald Trump    Melania Trump

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!!

                      Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


This is my sweet grandson Jaxson and his dog Buddy!  I love the colors of case # 264.  The blues, red, and gray go so well with this photo.

Jaxson loves the outside and his grandpa takes him for a ride everyday with his little dog in tow.  They are normally gone for 45 minutes to an hour and afterwards both Jaxson and grandpa needs a nap!

Here is the case:


Here are the close-ups!

I used a stamp, watercolors, and I dipped my fan brush into blue watercolor that I diluted and make the marks on the background.  I also used marker to go around the photo and the other two papers.  

I decided to tear the main paper and then added corrugated paper and tore it and then added the last paper.  I used a die-cut for the clock and cut into and placed at opposites sides of each other.  I used art stones as well plus sequins.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Prima paper; art stones
Bazzill corrugated paper
Tim Holtz - Clock die-cut, leaf die-cut
Michaels & Hobby Lobby - flowers, Cherish (word)
From my stash - chicken wire stamp, black marker, watercolors

Thanks for taking a look and Happy Scrapping!!

Hugs – Ginger


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time Marches On

Hello!  Here is my latest layout for CSI and Page Maps.  I had to use two photos and colors.  I chose these two photos of my grandmother Louise in 1925 and the picture of the home she was born in.   In fact I visited her parents while they still lived in the house. I was married two weeks when my great grandfather passed away in 1970 and I had two children when my grandmother died in 1977.   My grandmother is 106 years old and a blessing!!

Here is the case fille# 263


I really thought the colors worked so well with these two photos.

Please see the close-ups:

This is what PageMaps sent to me:

This was a lot of fun to work on this month.  Please check out CSI Color Stories Inspiration and PageMaps.

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!!

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


I did this layout for the design team at CSI.  The theme was "pets"!  This little photo is my daughters two little puppies.  They are so cute and sweet.

They are so little!  Their names are Ruby Rose and Lillie May.

Here is the case file:

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  I used dots, flowers, leaves, and bows.
The Testimony:  Love Pups!

Here are the close-ups:
I used two stencils an two modeling paste.  I then used watercolors.

I had the flags and added PUPS.  I used several pieces of paper to go underneath the photo.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Prima, Hobby Lobby, Michaels - Flowers
Martha Stewart - Punch 
Tim Holtz - Leaf Die-cuts
From my stash - sequins, the word love, yellow cardstock and polka dot paper

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Love Changes Everything

Hello all!  I really loved the colors in this layout # 261 for CSI.  It so reminded me of my grandson Logan who after just turning 18 he is now enrolled at OSU!  I could not be more proud of him and I love him so much!  This picture is of him on his birthday which Pawpaw and I where with him as he went to court to legally change his name to Gray.  So here is Logan Matthew Gray!

This picture is Logan and he looks so handsome!  

Here is the challenge:

The color scheme looks so masculine!  It really inspired me!

Here are the close-ups!

I used a stencil, stamps, watercolors, and tape for the background.  I then added flowers, die-cuts, and stone beads.

I cut out the feathers and butterfly, and used a die cut for the clock.

Most of the items are from my stash.

Thanks for looking and have a scrapping good day!

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, August 26, 2018


This is my lovely niece's daughter Brooke.  These photos were taken while on vacation at Destin, Florida.  I love the pretty hat she is wearing and goes well with the color choices for this case file.

Here is case #260:

Here is how I ssolved it:
Scheme:  Used all 5 colors 
Evidence:  Floral pattern, flowers/leaves, watercolor, twine, glitter
Testimony - Dream

I decided to use all three photos to show off this hat.

Here are the close-ups:

I used a clock die-cut, painted the word dream.

I used the dial hands from the clock, micro beads, leaf die-cuts, plus added a starfish.

 Here you can see I added sequins.

I used a stencil to background and then sprinkled with watercolor.

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!!

Hugs – Ginger

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Estes Park

Hello friends!  This is my layout for the CSI Design Team.  I love the colors which reminded me of our trip to Colorado this year.  Our son Chris and his two children, Kenzie and Colby, went with us.  Seeing the Rocky Mountains is so breathtaking.  While on our way there we stopped and saw chipmunks so the kids got out to feed them.  

Here is my layout:

Here is the challenge:

I used die cuts for the leaves and added these micro beads.

I used a pen to add the stitching and to go around the tag and 10 cent.

I made this butterfly and painted it. 

Here you can see I used several pages to the border.  I also used my computer to create Estes Park.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Tim Holtz - Die-cut leaves
Michaels - Flowers and small butterflies
My stash - large butterfly punch, black ink pen, small clocks, ribbon

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Hello friends!  Today I did this layout for the design team at CSI Color Stories Inspiration.  We were to use all the colors and have a summer theme.  I could not find a photo any better than these two little ones...Kenzie and Colby my sweet grandchildren.  They go swimming everyday in their pool which they have lots of fun!

Here is the challenge:


  • Stripes
  • Watercolor pattern
  • Sketchy patterns
  • Beach/nautical elements
  • Lobster or other animal
  • Cards
  • Glasses
  • Circles
  • Wet medium
  • Embossing powder or something else grainy like sand.
  • Sun
  • Fringe
  • Elements from the Scene, like candy, ice cream, bikini, shells, pail, beach ball, etc.


  • Topic: Document a trip to the beach or other place near water.
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a July question.
  • Presentation: Add journaling to stripes on your paper.
  • Writing Format: Write a list of things you need to bring to whatever event is in your photo.
  • Inspiration Words: relax, entertain, away


  • 114.191.211 – bright sky blue
  • 71.94.144 – navy blue
  • 255.255.251 – white
  • 238.79.39 – red with a hint of orange
  • 246.239.221 - sand
How I solved this case:
The Scheme:  Used all 5 colors
The Evidence:  Watercolors, Water Element, Wet Medium, Fringe
The Testimony:  Water Theme

Here are my close-ups:

 I used several flowers and a die-cut.  Plus small starfish and sequins and beads.  Look closely and you can see the stencil that I used.

Here you can see I used two stencils and then sprinkled with various watercolors.  I had this butterfly in my stash plus the letters which I outlined in black.

I added a large starfish then placed a pretty rose in the center.

I added these cute phrases I found in my stash. 

Here is a list of items that I used:

Michaels and Hobby Lobby - Flowers, starfish, metal gears, and letters
Tim Holtz - Leaf Die-cuts
The Crafty Scrapper - Sequins 
From my stash - Beads watercolor, butterflies stencils

Thank you for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Remembering My Childhood

Hello my friends!  Today I am sharing a layout I did for the design team at CSI.  The colors we had to use are so soft and beautiful that it reminded me of my childhood.  There are three photos that I used which one is just me, the next one is my sister and me plus our cousins, and the last photo is my sister and me and two of my friends.

Here is the challenge:


Please see my close-ups:

I love this banner I created and then I hand drew the zig zag stitching about it.  I also added micro beads to various parts of this layout.  Here you can see the different layers of papers that I used.

I stamped the butterflies and then cut them out.  

I added three small circles around each photos and then added stickles.

I used Tim Holtz die-cut for the leaves.  I very rarely use green for the leaves.  I think using various colors makes the flowers stand out more.

Here is a list of items that I used:

Martha Stewart - Circle cutter
Tim Holtz - Leaf Die-cut
Petaloo and Michaels - Flowers
Bo Bunny - Butterfly Stamps

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Hugs – Ginger