January Featured Designer – Little Rad Trio

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Here I am sliding just in at the end of the month with featured designer Little Rad Trio. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m glad to see the end of January. Let’s catch up with Jennifer.

What is your design process?

I generally start with a theme in mind and search for the perfect color palette. From there, I generally start with elements move to papers and end with alpha. My process is not consistent as I’ll sometimes start with papers. It all varies on my mood.

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

I use photoshop CS6 exclusively. I do have illustrator but I haven’t taken the time to learn it yet. One of these days that will happen!

Describe your design workplace.

I’m not like the traditional designer. I don’t have a set work place. Most of my designing occurs on my laptop with some happening after hours on my IRL computer. Most of the time, I’m at my kitchen counter on the laptop though.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

My favorite thing is the unlimited ability to be creative. I can just let my mind wander.

What is your favorite or “go-to” color palette?

I love bright bold colors!

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

A nice glass of pinot grigio.

Do you have job outside of designing? If so, what do you do (if you don’t mind sharing)?

Yes. I actually own a small business of 50+ employees in 3 locations (MN, ND & WI). I’m in the insurance industry and operate as a managing general agent which is a specialized niche in the industry. We work solely with independent agents and have binding authority on behalf of a number of insurance carriers. We deal strictly in commercial higher risk business with our niche being long haul truckers. With being the owner, it involves quite a bit of travel so that’s what’s so nice about having a laptop. Have laptop will travel!!

What is your *favorite* kit you’ve designed (that is currently in store) and why is it your favorite?

His Blocks! It was a spur of the moment kit but I just love how it turned out and love the bright bold colors!

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

All the friendly people and I just love Ginger and Missi!! They are such a sweethearts!!

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. It’s one of my favorite songs!

If you were deserted on an island (with all water/food provided), what three things would you want to have with you?

My family, internet and my laptop!!

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

My maternal grandmother. She passed away when I was in 3rd grade. Now that I’m an adult, I would love to know her as an adult.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Wow, I would have to think on that one. I has so many favorites that mean so much to me.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Sing at Karaoke night? Not gonna happen! EVER!!

Any special message to our members?

Love all that you do and cherish all your loved ones for life is just too short to do anything else.

Thanks to Jennifer for answering my questions. Make sure to check out her store, blog, and Facebook page.

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DD: Jan 31


http://bit.ly/1AVRjHB

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.

Fresh Baked: January 30, 2015

We’re at the last Fresh Baked for January 2015. Is it just me, or is the time really flying by?

The designers aren’t letting that stop them though! They’re working hard and putting out some amazing stuff! And keep an eye out, because in two days, a new buffet and all of that will be released, and TRUST ME! It’s going to be amazing!

Time to share some gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Let’s Party”!


Created by melissavt. I love the arrows leading to the fireworks.


Created by jbdolfin. I think the pictures are hilarious and it looks like it was a great night!


Created by scrappinbella. I love all the layers, and different shapes and angles. Also, now I’m hungry.

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag!

 
http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-When-Skies-Are-Gray.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Journal-Cards.html
Flairs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Flairs.html
Paint Smatters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Paint-Smatters.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


Mega Stash: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Mega-Stash.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-PreDeco-Papers.html
Dates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Dates.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Journal-Cards.html
Stitched Pocket Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Stitched-Pocket-Templates.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QuickPages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-QuickPages.html
WordArt Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-WordArt-Pack.html
Flair Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Flair-Pack.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Embossed-Papers.html
Cluster Pack:http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Cluster-Pack.html
Facebook Timeline Covers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Facebook-Timeline-Covers.html


Art Journal Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Art-Journal-Bundle.html
Mixed Media Element: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Mixed-Media-Elements.html
Doodled Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Doodled-Elements.html
Messy Paper Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Messy-Paper-Pack.html
Inked Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Inked-Bits.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Center-Of-Attention-by-Cornelia-Designs.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Emotions.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Day-By-Day-1.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Collection-Bundle-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-s-Creations.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-s-Creations.html
Wordarts Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Wordart-Clusters-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Add-on Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Add-On-Bits-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Embossed-Papers-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Journal-Cards-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html


http://bit.ly/FebScrapsKED


http://bit.ly/MasqueradeKED


http://bit.ly/FeelingCozyKED


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Word-Paths-You-and-Me.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Skip-A-Beat.html


Bundle : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Bundle-Pack.html
Kit : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Pixelily.html
Element :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Element-Pack.html
Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Paper-Pack.html
Journal Card :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Journal-Card-Pack.html
Kraft Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Kraft-Paper-Pack.html
Torn Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Torn-Paper-Pack.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/State-of-Mind-New-England.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/sts_traindays.html


Templates – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Templates.html
Alpha – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Alpha.html
Photo Masks – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-photo.html
Colorwash Papers -http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-cwp.html
Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Kit.html
Bundle – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-bun.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/February-Grab-Bag-Nothing-But-Love.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Retiring-Goodies/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Rad-Trio/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Blue-Heart-Scraps/


http://bit.ly/1zduiB2


http://goo.gl/i9wRv9

Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab! Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges. Visit the GS Forum for all the details.

I know I’m going to make sure I do my 10 challenges for THIS, that’s for sure :D

DD: Jan 30


http://bit.ly/1ANmODX

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.

Sneak Peeks January 29th 2015

Happy Thursday! Tomorrow is going to be filled with tons of new releases and then the new buffet will be out on Sunday! I am amazed the first month of 2015 is almost done!

Aprilisa Designs has a new Grab Bag:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10945670_10206046312582575_3654304478410842009_n.jpg?oh=98cd6c1a20522a876c62b0563d4bb195&oe=556A0142&__gda__=1432320340_c9fe113ede9a56fdf15fce297777ed86also using new Alpha from Clever Monkey Graphics

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Just Because Studio has a new collab:

also with new template from Cornelia Designs

also using new text paths from Little Rad Trio

Lissykay Designs has two new template packs releasing

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Dagi’s Temp-tations has a new template pack

Little Rad Trio has a new release:

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Connie Prince has a new collection:

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https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10947241_10203490269802920_4009396384590878531_n.jpg?oh=13c4d1869f3397446217bc454fdc0f07&oe=555430E9&__gda__=1431325695_cf9ba72bbcfd582559f9f780482705a0

Clever Monkey Graphics has tons of new goodies!

using new template from Lissykay Designs

using new template from Dagi’s Temp-tations

Seatrout Scraps has a new kit:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10868281_671056313016316_4064441155393359226_n.jpg?oh=df12d4b362b369065a510dd6629bb2c0&oe=556C37A9&__gda__=1432299167_a34160fcd6df2f25665a38343e8e8a52

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1654112_671056376349643_600929236355859777_n.jpg?oh=6d84646ba1b8da2ba63ca91d41800c33&oe=555FEB19

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10958327_671056289682985_8688130610432693454_n.jpg?oh=59c95e8683cf7ecef8957e8f18328217&oe=55604741&__gda__=1432548651_572048e93a9471b25aeda175b6116956

Luv Ewe Designs has a new release:

Pixelily Designs has a new bundle:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10957768_766864333404257_18641155_n.jpg?oh=e54facceb68bee482a5e2e6bec4f3362&oe=54CC2B93&__gda__=1422729550_7f41e1f8bff855d7cf6c21d62773126b

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10952370_766864330070924_612324723_n.jpg?oh=d1ee1ac527563ec351d6c29f0d546831&oe=54CC26F3&__gda__=1422733102_6b12f3cfadf64363c37aaea35b1a9ef6

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Cornelia Designs has a new template pack:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10954956_766860176738006_904605128_n.jpg?oh=d44b6939fba4d817f28c4b8eafadfba0&oe=54CC3402&__gda__=1422671519_3cf921c4a197af0419a370686043eff0

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Queen Wild Scraps has a new release:

Blue Heart Scraps has a new bundle:

using new template from Dagi’s Temp-tations

using new template from Cornelia Designs

Craft-tastrophic Designs has a new kit releasing:

Wimpychompers has several new kits releasing

using new template from Lissykay Designs

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10689988_929256800418166_2543376366242770334_n.jpg?oh=28267678163d262ee78a87e65dae78c7&oe=552482D8&__gda__=1432852996_f9b9a3b46470977c6a185f59bb6baa1a

https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10443535_10205945428624243_8656139707823811429_n.jpg?oh=5f4330f71b8aadb8bb389f88bc819094&oe=5567F306using new template from Dagi’s Temp-tations

Come and check back tomorrow to see all the goodies releasing and here is a small sneak peek of what you will get in the Buffet on Sunday:

I bet you can’t wait for the weekend now =)

 

DD: Jan 29


http://bit.ly/1Cmc43g

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.

P52: Scrapping the Icks

I don’t know about you, but the beginning of the year is always the months of the icks. Someone is always sick. Right now, it’s my daughter. A boring cold turned into a sinus infection! Totally ick!

It reminded me that everyone deals with it, and there are different ways of going through it when you’re doing your Project 52 layouts! I asked on the forum and in the Facebook group for some ideas on how others do it, and this is what they had to share:

I like my albums to reflect our life as it is. So photos when they’re sick is pretty normal here. (lol) When my kids see their albums/books when they are older, I want them to know the good, bad and the ugly of family life! I don’t just scrap the good times, so the bad times are included too.
I usually just document how they felt, how long they were ill or poorly. I describe how I felt as well so they get it from a parent perspective as well. I think I am in the minority though, because my kids’ books are filled with non happy, life is so sunshiney layouts. I really do believe in being realistic and I scrap that way too.  When they had the chicken pox three days apart and were both miserable, I took photos and documented what chaos it was around the house. The itching, the crying, the whining..and that was just Dad and I (haha). But seriously, I want them to have those memories to share with their kids one day to be able to say "Hey, I’ve been there…LOOK!"

From Trace, in the forums.

My son was admitted to a long term residential facility last January for suicide/mental illness. It was a tough thing to scrap but now being on the other side of the experience, I am SO beyond grateful I did it. It was not only therapeutic at the time but it is equally as therapeutic now. The whole experience was a life-changer for our entire family, how can I not include it in our family history?

From Jen on Facebook

I usually use a representative photo if we’re sick. Over the years, there are plenty of photos of NyQuil bottles and tissue. When I was on crutches a few years ago, they showed up in my Project Life a lot. My mom was in the hospital, I waited until she left her room for tests, and took a photo of her hospital bed. I try to be respectful and not shove cameras in anyone’s face when they’re not feeling well. These kinds of things usually show up in my Project Life, but I do have one LO from our anniversary one year when we were very sick together. I took a photo of the calendar with our anniversary date, and wrote about how we felt crummy and spent the day watching TV with tissues together.

From Jen in the forums

Personally, I use pictures, or at least journal about it. Especially if it’s a missed day of school!

An example from last year that I created. The bottom corner picture is from a sick day. Yuck!

So how do you scrap the icks, especially for Project 52?

DD: Jan 28


http://bit.ly/1sOEjPJ

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.

Challenge Spotlight January 27th

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone in the Northeast is staying warm! You have a few more days to get 10 challenges done! There will be a new challenge reward in February! Today’s spotlight is the Inspiration Challenge hosted by Tracey from Clever Monkey Graphics! She has challenged you to make a layout incorporating wood. She provided this picture as inspiration:

Look at some of the great pages so far:

At_the_lake2

At the Lake

2015-01 inspiration 2010 Disneyland

Florida

Each layout is linked to the gallery so please leave these wonderful layouts some love! Don’t forget to post your completed layout to the forum and record it in the Tracking Thread!

DD: Jan 27


http://bit.ly/1GM5m6v

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.