December Feature Designer

Happy December!! Can you believe we have less than two weeks until Christmas? This month our Featured Designers are Aprilisa Designs and Pixelily Designs. I was able to chat a bit with Lisa. Let’s see what fun stuff she shared with us.

How long have you been designing?

I started as freebie designer in 2009, and opened my very first store in 2010.

What made you decide to design?

I think I just love creating things. I’ve been doing printable things for my personal use years before I even knew there is this business called Digital Scrapbook, and a friend introduced me to it. And now I cannot stop.

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I am designing in Photoshop CC and draw in Corel Draw.

Describe your design workplace.

It is just a small space, small table in my bed room, which is the center of all activities in our home. I use a laptop which is actually allow me to move around the house, but I never move from the table, LOL.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

My CT is my big helps in finding themes. Sometimes I have to work with colors that don’t inspired me at first. That’s when I throw them to my team, and they are the best! It always works really well, every time!

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

Best of Summer – Kit, I love the happy colors in it.

What was your first job?

An administration work.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes. One that was so memorable is when I met Hanson, when I was very young. I hope you remember them, LOL.

What are you reading right now?

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

What is your favorite quote?

My current motivational quote is : Be Stronger than your Excuses

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Hmm, I haven’t thought about it yet, honestly, LOL.

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Michelle Obama? I just got her book Becoming, and can’t wait to start to read it.

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Whatsapp, Instagram, and Uber Eats. LOL

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

Doing my house chores? LOL

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

Wow, that’s tough. I think to the future to meet my descendants? It’s kinda scary to think, though…

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time.

None of them, really.

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

COFFEE……!!!!

Thanks Lisa!! Make sure to check out her GS Store and her FB Fan Page.

Make sure you are grabbing the daily download from the GingerScraps blog. Here’s a sneak peek at the kit she and Pixelily Designs collaborated on.

DD: Dec 12

http://bit.ly/2Ssdc0r

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Tuesday December 18th, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday (Tutorials!)

Now Where Did I See That Tutorial About…?

Whew! only 2 weeks until Christmas!! If I got any further behind I’d be going backwards… and I’m not even going to work at the moment. What the heck? Anyway, if you read the comments GingerScrappers leave here on the Blog you might have seen a brilliant suggestion from Ellen for a “quick tut” to index all the other tuts I’ve written over the last 2+ years. Lemme tell you, “quick” it ain’t! But it IS brilliant, so that’s what I’m bringing you today. (And, since I haven’t had ANY scrapping time the last week I really have bupkis to offer otherwise!) Without further ado, here is a chronological linked index to all the tutorials I’ve prepared for you to date, all in one place.

1. Turn a Font into a Sticker

2. Use a Basic Template

3. Titles Revisited: Alphas Plus Fonts

4. One Photo, More than One Photo Spot

5. Making Templates Work for You

6. Simple Photo Blending

7. Extractions… Choose Your Method

8. Brush Basics: Colour

9. Playing with Text

10. Shadow Basics

11. Text Talk: LETTERPRESS!

12. Titles with STYLE(s)

13. Word Art Wizardry

14. For all you former paper scrappers: INKED EDGES!

15. Getting More Mileage from Your Templates… Easily!

16. Reverse Stencilling with Brushes

17. Kustomize Your Kits

18. Sizzling Signatures!

19. Journaling INside the Box

20. Yes! You CAN Warp Shadows in PSE!

21. Heritage Photos Get a Makeover

22. Only the Shadow Knows… Take TWO

23. When is a Square NOT a Square?

24. Creating Clusters… Not Clutter

25. Build-a-Brush Workshop

26. Blend Modes? Say What??

27. Down on the Border (not the Little River Band version)

28. Carol: Objects Inside Other Objects and Going Incognito

29. Tearing Up the Sheets (of Cardstock)

30. Style Savvy!

31. WSNH Tips and Tricks

32. Title Tweaks

33. Get in SHAPE, Girl!

34. Keeping Things in Perspective

35. Can This Photo Be Saved?

36. Behind the MASK

37. Michelle: Finding Font

38. Putting the “OH!” in Your Photos

39. Ellen: Talking about Tools

40. Chalking it Up to Inspiration

41. Becoming an ALPHA Female

42. Over-the-Top TITLES

43. Templates with a Twist

44. How’d You DO That?!! Fontography Demystified

45. A Little Bit Sketchy

46. More Fun with FONTS

47. Dodge and Burn… NOT an Action Movie

48. Reflections

49. The EYEs Have It

50. There’s a Flag on the Play – Out Of Bounds!

51. Abstract Meets Graphic Art

52. Mixing it UP!

53. Revisionist History

54. The TutOR Becomes the TutEE

55. A Few Quick Template and Shadow Tips

56. It’s a PUZZLE!

57. I Feel the Need… the Need for SPEED (Scrapping)!

58. More FUN with FOTOS

59. Turning a POSITIVE into a NEGATIVE

60. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

61. Scrapping with Heritage Photos

62. You’ve Gotta Know When to FOLD ‘Em

63. More Fun with Fonts – Die-Cut!

64. A(nother) Way with WORDS

65. Playing on Emotion

66. In the RAW!

67. Christmas FONTography

68. Ahead of the CURVE

69. Like Snowflakes… No Two ALIKE

70. The ART of ILLUSION

71. More Fun with Photos!

72. Fun with FONTS & FOTOS 

73. First Past the Post(mark)

74. SKETCHIER!

75. Here’s a Little Clip!

76. The EYES Have It!

77. Facebook Timeline Covers

78. Tiny BUBBLES!

79. Uniquely YOURS

80. DIAMONDS are a Girl’s Best Friend

81. Totally TACKY!

82. UNZIP Me Dahling!

83. Direct Your Own SCRIPT

84. Transforming the Ordinary to the Extraordinary!

85. Making the Most of (inter)National Scrapbooking Day!

86. When SIZE Really DOES Matter…

87. A Road Map for Newbies

88. Throwing the BOOK at Glee

89. Jailbird No More!

90. Alphas Revisited

91. Everything New is Old Again

92. Still MORE Fun with FONTS!! 

93. Where the Boys Are

94. Like a Broken Record

95. Creating ‘Mazing Monograms

96. Vacation Memories Sanitized!

97. Another Way to Have the Photo You REALLY Wanted, Not the One You Got

98. Fontography with Alphas

99. Expanding Your Repertoire

100. Sketchy Simplified

101. It’s Fall, Y’All!

102. Making a Stylish Sandwich

103. Clusters… Have Them Your Way, the Easy Way!

104. Driven to Distraction

105. Are YOU Ready for Digital Scrapbooking Day?

106. Don’t Lose Your Cool… or Your Stash!

107. 8 ball, Corner Pocket!

108. One Hand in my Pocket… and the other one’s holding a Journal Card!

109. Shaving Shadows

110. Cuttin’ It Out – Old-School

111. Let’s All Give Thanks… for AWESOME Photos!

112. Gentle(wo)men, Start Your Ovens!

113. The EYE-lets Have It!

Wow!! I knew there were a few, but 113?!! I think I should do an annual index from now on. What say you?

Here’s hoping I get some scrapping done this week so I have something fresh for you next Tuesday… See you then!

DD: Dec 11

http://bit.ly/2zBOUtF

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Monday December 17th, 2018

DD: Dec 10

http://bit.ly/2TZDI2A

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Sunday December 16th, 2018

DD: Dec 09

http://bit.ly/2E5KE9L

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Saturday December 15th, 2018

DD: Dec 08

http://bit.ly/2Q4EI7b

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Friday December 14th, 2018

Fresh Baked: December 07, 2018

"Put that cookie down. NOW!" – Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Put the cookie down because the new goodies are fresh from the “oven”!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time to bundle up because it’s FREEZING!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Freezing.html

01
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Kit.html
Word Strips: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Word-Strips.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Templates.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Glitters.html
Mini Patterned: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Mini-Patterned.html
Solids: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-LoveWe-Love-Solids.html

02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pocket-Card-Calendars.html

03
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-It-Snow-GrabBag.html

04
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Wishes-by-LDragDesigns.html

05
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Wishing-On-A-Star-by-LDragDesigns.html

06
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stacked-Pieces-25-Templates-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

07
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stacked-Pieces-26-Templates-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

08
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-collection.html
Page kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-graffiti.html
Glitter Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-glitter-pack.html
Shabby Wood Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-shabby-woods.html

09
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Stories-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

10
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

11
https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Christmas-Carol-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

12
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Magical-journey-2..html

13
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mysterious-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

14
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Journal-Cards-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scandia-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

15
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Santa-Claws-BGD.html

16
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-12×12-Templates-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quoted: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Quoted-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html

17
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Silver-Bells-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

18
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thanksgiving-Blessings-Bundled-Collection-by-Day-Dreams-n-Designs.html

19
http://bit.ly/mags_GS

21
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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The perfect kit for setting those goals! SO, make it a goal to get 10 challenges completed!

DD: Dec 07

http://bit.ly/2U2PWaB

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Post expires at 10:00am on Thursday December 13th, 2018

Sneak Peeks December 6th 2018

Happy Thursday!!! We are 19 days away from Christmas! I guess I need to start shopping! While I brainstorm what gifts to buy, I can get in the Christmas spirit by scrapbooking more layouts from last year and our designers are releasing some festive kits this week! Let’s take a look!

From Day Dreams n’ Designs

From Tinci

From Aimee Harrison

From LDrag Designs

From Neia Scraps

From Miss Fish

Come back tomorrow to see even more new releases!