Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Third Birthday, Gingersnappers!

Happy third birthday this month to Gingersnap Creations!   I've been on the design team since October 2010, and have enjoyed being part of this crafting community and the Gingersnapper family.  Now, as we come to the end of it, we are looking back and celebrating our fabulous community by making Family our theme in March.

We have Retro Cafe Art Gallery as our March sponsor:  www.RetroCafeArt.com.

For this week's Chestnut theme challenge: GC141 Granny's Photo Album, I wanted to replicate the feel of the old family photo albums with black pages and found this black album cover in my stash.  Rather than go with a heritage beige/black theme, I played off of this colored vintage image on the Applegate Family collage sheet from Retro Cafe Art and used some colorful embellishments with an old-timey feel.  I like to think these children just returned from Sunday school followed by a church picnic.  

You have until April 1, 2012 to link up your creation to the Gingersnap site where you'll find the challenge details, the fabulous prize from Retro Cafe Art, and inspiring samples from the other Gingers.  And there's a new twist--you are voting for the Ginger Gems!  See all the details here:  GC141 

Some of the materials:
Crafty Secrets Classic paper
Basic Grey Kissing Booth paper
K&Company Studio 112 sticker

This month's muse at Gingersnap Creations is Laura Carson.  She also just happens to be one of my muses so this bit of news made me very happy.  If you are not familiar with her work, I encourage you to visit her blog, Artfully Musing to see why her work is so inspiring. 


Brenda Brown said...

This is just so delightful Helene, an exceptionally charming picture and displayed perfectly.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Ali Manning said...

Gorgeous creation, Helene - love the pink pompom trim :)

1CardCreator said...

Sweet picture, love all the details you added to make it look perfect! I'm sad the Gingers are disbanding. I know it is a lot of work to keep it up but I so enjoyed all of the Gingers and the wonderful tutorials too. You all will be missed there.

Alexa said...

I love this little piece with that gorgeous bobble trim which is a favourite of mine. Photo and colours are lovely.

Michele said...

this is really stunning! your embellishment work is absolutely masterful, so gorgeous. xo

Marjie Kemper said...

What a lovely image, Helene, and so many great textures to go along with it. Love the mix!

Michele said...

Love the image you used in your piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by my "new finds" blog post.
Have a great weekend.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Wonderful!! great image. I just love those old black photo albums .
loving your music. :))
Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Lynn Stevens said...

So many lovely details in your lovely album Helene!
Hugs Lynn

Terry said...

Helene, this album page is fantastic. Love that photo and the touches of pink really give this a nice pop! Have a great Sunday!

Anonymous said...

You definitely captured the feel of an old photo album.
Really beautiful.

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