DD: APR 23

http://bit.ly/2HNYiPN

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 April 29th, 2019

DD: APR 22

http://bit.ly/2Jte9Wk

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 April 28th, 2019

DD: APR 21

http://bit.ly/2YcehNn

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 April 27th, 2019

DD: APR 20

http://bit.ly/2U828dn

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 April 26th, 2019

Fresh Baked: May 19, 2019

Sunday is Easter. Today is Good Friday. Tomorrow, Passover Begins. There’s something big about Saturday, as well, but I can’t put my finger on it.

But in all seriousness, no matter if you’re religious or not; whether you partake in some fun or not; no matter what you’re doing this week, just remember to have fun, be safe, and take lots of pictures!

It’s time for the annual GingerScraps Spring Cleaning Sale!
These items will all be retired upon the close of the sale, so make sure you get them while you can!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Cleaning-65-OFF-SALE

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Spring is here and it’s time to enjoy it!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-In-The-Springtime.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Fever-by-LDragDesigns.html
[collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Fever-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Fever-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[alphas] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Fever-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html
[worn out papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Fever-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitter] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Fever-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Happy-Thoughts-by-LDragDesigns.html
[collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Happy-Thoughts-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html
[templates 1] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Happy-Thoughts-Templates-Vol.1-by-LDragDesigns.html
[templates 2] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Happy-Thoughts-Templates-Vol.2-by-LDragDesigns.html
[cluster frames] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Happy-Thoughts-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Think-Happy-Thoughts-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Framed-Stamps-1-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Framed-Stamps-2-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Cleaning-Bundle-2019-from-Miss-Fish.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Easter-Day-Templates.html

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Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Bundle.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Kit.html
Photomasks – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Photomasks.html
Masks&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Masks-And-Frames.html
Stamps&Borders – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Stamps-and-Borders.html
Painted papers Set1 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Painted-papers-Set1.html
Painted papers Set2 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Painted-papers-Set2.html
Splatters – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Splatters.html
QPs Set – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-QPs-Set.html
Wordart – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charming-moments-Wordart.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bollywood-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Cleaning-Retirement-Bundle-by-Shepherd-Studio.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-April-Kit-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-memories-4.-Easter-basket.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Santa-Fe-Trail-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

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Maps & Images https://store.gingerscraps.net/Heritage-Resources-CU-Vintage-Maps-and-Images-Era-of-the-Santa-Fe-Trail.html
Worn Torn Pprs https://store.gingerscraps.net/Heritage-Resources-Vintage-Worn-and-Torn-Papers.html
Event Journal Cards https://store.gingerscraps.net/Heritage-Resources-CU-Event-Journal-Cards.html
Fashion Plates 02 https://store.gingerscraps.net/Heritage-Resources-CU-Fashion-Plates-Set-2-Summer-1841.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bunny-Love-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Finders-Keepers-BGD.html

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Full Collection: http://bit.ly/2TTiphO
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Bundle-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Kit-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Graffiti: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Graffiti-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Wood Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Wood-Papers-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Word-Bits-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Extra-Papers-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Papers-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Elements: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Country-Roads-Elements-by-CathyK-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-2019-Template-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Now-Becoming-Collection.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Road-Maps-File-It.html

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Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Nutty-for-Spring-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Nutty-for-Spring-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Journal Cards – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Nutty-for-Spring-JOURNAL-CARDS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Kit.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Cards.html
Flairs and Stickers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Flairs-And-Stickers.html
Snippets: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Word-Snippets.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Glitters.html
Cardstocks: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-A-Trim-Card-Stocks.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-PageKit.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-Flairs.html
Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-Grunge.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-Clusters.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-Titles.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Volleyball-Cards.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/CathyK-Designs/

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Cleaning-From-Connie-Prince

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Studio-Jx2

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

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They say it’s nearly spring! Maybe this kit will inspire Mother Nature to agree!

DD: APR 19

http://bit.ly/2HLpzT1

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 April 25th, 2019

Sneak Peeks

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone in the states is looking forward to the three day weekend ahead! Hopefully you have time to scrap with one of the awesome new releases our designers have coming out tomorrow!

From Neia

From Tinci

From CathyK

From Down This Road

 

From JoCee

From Aimee Harrison

From LDrag

From Just Because Studio

From Luv Ewe Designs

DD: APR 18

http://bit.ly/2HLprD1

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 Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday (Creative Style)

Standing Out in a Crowd

Last night (before I was side-tracked by a bunch of genealogical records) I was thinking about creating a layout for this month’s first Template Challenge. I love template challenges – they couldn’t make scrapping easier! And of course, who doesn’t love free stuff? But on the wings of those thoughts, I found myself pondering how to make MY layout stand out from the rest. When everybody is working from the same template, it’s easy to end up with something very similar to all the others. So that led me to have a look at the layouts already completed and posted to the Challenge thread to see how others have made their layouts unique. And I’m going to show you some of those examples today.

First, let’s look at the template Dagi has created for this challenge.

It’s got so much potential!!

This first layout, by basicbear2, has been rotated 180° and she’s spread that cute photo of the boy with the tube over the blended photo spot and the one with the frame. The other cool technique she used is to clip a paper (the rubber duckies) to one of the painted areas.

Next, let’s look at this lovely one from JeannieK. She’s left the template in its original orientation, but by clipping that daisy-floral paper to all the painted areas, securing her photos with the large daisy and adding both the gold paper around the edges and the blue-triangle border, she’s changed it up into something quite lovely.

CherryLej has tweaked the template a lot! The gorgeous watercolour areas elevate the background of her layout and I love the way she’s tied the photos together with the pennant banner. She’s substituted washi tape for the wordstrips, created a matching frame for her square photo and added in a beautiful cluster. Stunning!

knclark has used repeating images to great effect here by clipping a blue paper with puffy white clouds to the painted background in such a way that it blends right into her photos. The sun-and-clouds cluster is the cherry on top.

Pixel Palette has shifted the photo spots around to allow more of her large photo to show.

Keevs has added several papers to her background, popped a stamp into the upper left corner and shifted one of the photo spots to reveal more of her large photo. By really subduing the paint in the background she’s changed the look of the template in a most pleasing way. And all that texture!

jirsev has a fantastic take on the template here, where she’s made the blended photo much larger, she’s added a lot of texture to the background and she’s emphasized her smaller photos with her choice of elements.

This masterpiece is by kabrak1207. It’s impressive how she’s spread her photo over all the photo spots and accented it with the papers clipped to the painted spots.

gmae has taken it a long way from ordinary here, keeping only the painted areas and the general placement of the clusters and title.

As you can see, there are so many ways to make a template look less cookie-cutter and more work-of-art. Now that I’ve completely intimidated myself, I’m off to see what I can do to create something special. Will you join me?

~April Feature Designer: LDrag Designs~

Happy Sunday scrappers. Sorry for the lateness of this awesome question and answer session with Lina of LDrag Designs. April is getting away from me.

Lina was awesome to answer my questions. Let’s see what she had to say!

How long have you been designing?

I have been designing since 2008. It’s been 11 years and I can’t believe it!!!

What made you decide to design?

I used to be CT member but I always wanted to make things. So the owner of the shop I was CTing for loved my freebies for challenges and speed scraps and suggested I would apprentice as a designer for the shop!!! I immediately took this chance and loved it every step of the way!

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

I mainly use Photoshop CS5, but I also use Artisan 4 for my Page files for the templates and Artrage for glitters.

Describe your design workplace.

My office is now in my bedroom. Luckily, I have a big bedroom and I have a huge black glass desk, with two scanners, one big pc screen and a TV on it. I love watching TV while working. It helps me focus. Especially, my favourite series. Also, I have a big library with all my books and a printer.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

Basically what I love is colours. So I need vivid colours. If you take a look at my shop I am sure you are going to notice that I love vivid colours. That is why I search at Pinterest for photos that might inspire me.

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

Difficult to choose I love them all, they are my babies. I especially love the collections I have made the last two years. I believe that I have reached a level I really love and that is why I love them all. But if I have to choose I would say Over The Rainbow. What can I say I love the colours.

What was your first job?

If you mean my other job, well I am an English teacher. This is what I have studied at the University. And I still work as a teacher.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

I live in Greece and not in the capital, therefore it is difficult to meet anyone famous. So unfortunately not.

What are you reading right now?

Outlander. Book one

What is your favorite quote?

If you believe you can do it, then you can.

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

A trip the the States. Especially New York. I always wanted to do it but it is really expensive.

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

Sam Heughan. I think you can imagine why!!! I am really in love with this series.

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

Facebook, You Tube, and Candy Crush Saga

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

Clean the house, cook and iron the clothes. Especially the last one is the worse for me!!! I hate it!

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

I am not sure about the past. I would probably fear it. But I would love to see how my kids and grand-kids would end up! And how life in the future would be.

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

None as I rarely watch Live TV. I love Netflix. No commercials lol!!!

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

I don’t know really. Orange juice maybe? I don’t drink soft drinks like coke or lemonade or anything else, so I can’t think of which liquid to say.

Thanks again to Lina for answering my questions. Make sure to check out her GS Store and her Facebook Fan Page.

Are you grabbing the Daily Download this month? Here’s a sneak peek of what you will get.

See you next month for another fabulous designer feature.