GingerScraps: NEW Buffet, New FREE with Purchase Collab, NEW Designer, DSD & MUCH MORE!

Hello October. If you remember last month, I was loving on pumpkin spice and fall. I think the designers were listening because there is a ton of fall kits. But first!!! Are you participating in DSD? There is so much going on in both the forum and the store. Head over to the forum and check out the fun and games.

Now let’s look at the Buffet. We’ll start off with our Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

Again, I’m loving the fall vibe here. And the designers have given so many things to chose from. Remember with the Buffet, all kits use the same colors so they can be mixed together to create your perfect kit.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. Great kit for those Halloween pictures. 

This Free With Purchase was created by HeartMade Scrapbook, Heather Z Scraps, LDragDesigns, and Wimpychompers. 

The collab includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 47 Papers and 84 Elements.

I LOVE this Monthly Mix. It’s a {pumpkin palooza}!

The Monthly Mix was created by CarolW Designs, Chere Kaye Designs, Dagilicious, and Laurie’s Scraps.

The collab includes 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 50 Papers, 75 Elements.

Now to the October Daily Download Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from  Wimpychompers! Make sure you are checking the blog every day to get all the pieces of this kit!

We are excited to announce that Cindy Ritter Designs is permanently  joining the GingerScraps family.

Take a look at the new challenge reward kit. If you complete any 10 challenges this month, you get this gorgeous collab as a reward! 

This collab was created by Designs by Lisa Minor, Ilonkas Designs, Key Lime Digi Design, and Scrappin’ Serenity.

This collab includes: 1 Alpha {Lowercase Only}, 55 Papers, 86 Elements.

DD: OCT 1

It’s a new month and time for a new Daily Download. Before we get to the new sneak peek, let’s look at the full kit from September.

https://store.gingerscraps.net/One-More-Chapter-Page-Kit-by-Neia-Scraps-and-JB-Studio.html

Now to the October Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from Wimpychompers.

https://bit.ly/3LYXuqc

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.

DON’T MISS OUT on future FREEBIES! Follow Wimpychompers on Facebook.

Post expires at 10:00am on Friday October 7th, 2022

September 30, 2022. Fresh Baked and DSD!

Hold onto your computer mice my friends, we’re going to have some fun. Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day (week)! A week because we can’t just celebrate something like this on one day (or weekend). 

There are a lot of new items from the designers in this post, but please make sure to check out the store for even more goodies.

One of the great things about a celebration at GingerScraps is the Free with Purchase Mega. Spend $20 in the store and get this fabulous kit. I’m ready to {relax & rejuvenate}.

This great kits is a free with any purchase over $10 today. 

This is just a sampling of the new and fun kits, grab bags, and sales in the store. 

You still have time to get your September challenges in. Complete 10 challenges and get this kit as a reward.

 

 

DD: SEPT 30

https://bit.ly/3Q21syW

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.

DON’T MISS OUT on future FREEBIES! Follow both Dani and Neia on Facebook.

Post expires at 10:00am on Thursday October 6th, 2022

DD: SEPT 29

https://bit.ly/3R5amgv

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.

DON’T MISS OUT on future FREEBIES! Follow both Dani and Neia on Facebook.

Post expires at 10:00am on Wednesday October 5th, 2022

DD: SEPT 28

https://bit.ly/3e9nBxP

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.

DON’T MISS OUT on future FREEBIES! Follow both Dani and Neia on Facebook.

Post expires at 10:00am on Tuesday October 4th, 2022

Tutorial Tuesday (Potpourri)

UNZIP Me Dahling! Updated 

PDF Version : https://bit.ly/3dRjg2U

It’s been a bit of a gong show at our house recently (my parents and 2 of my siblings have been down with COVID) and I’m running about 3 days behind. So rather than give you a nothing-burger tutorial, I’m going to update an older one that might come in handy in the very near future.

I don’t know about you but I will never have too many digikits!! But being a digikit hoarder has its downside… All those kits have to be unzipped and organized. Who has time for that? And then there’s Digital Scrapbooking Day (well, more like DSWeek!) coming up in no time, with all the fantastic new products it brings with it. That you’re going to want to play with right away. What to do, what to do?

 

I’ll be the first to admit that my downloads folder is a mess.

I’m trying to develop some better work habits, and keeping on top of unzipping is one thing that would really make a difference. So I’m going to show you a terrific app I found that lets me unzip multiple files with only a few keystrokes. It’s called Extract Now (clickable link) and it’s FREE! I work in Windows, but there’s a Mac version too. I’m guessing it’s similar in layout and behaviour, but I can’t say that for sure. I’ve tried a few others, one of which carried a virus… and this is the one I liked best for its ease of use. It’s on my taskbar now for ease of access. The menu looks like the image below. (For newer readers, WSNH is code for Work Smart, Not Hard!)

There are several ways you can customize the performance of the app. I don’t use a lot of them, but the ones I do use include letting it check for its own updates and turning off the sounds. I’m surrounded by noise all day every day (if you’ve ever lived in a housing development under construction, you’ll know what I mean), so I don’t want a bunch of added noise in my environment if I can turn it off.

In the Process tab, you can tell it what to do with the zip folders after they’ve been extracted. At first I had the app delete them as soon as they were extracted, but I had to retrieve some stuff and now I manually delete them.

This is where Extract Now really shines. You can designate exactly where your unzipped files are sent by using the Destination tab. I had it set up to extract everything into a Downloads subfolder, but found I left things in there forever and eventually forgot about them. The Help button is really useful at showing you how to customize the app for your purposes.

I create a new folder for each kit I’ve downloaded. If you’re into keyboard shortcuts, hit CTRL/CMD>Shift>N  and you’ll have a new folder you can call whatever you want.

Over the years I’ve refined how I manage my digikits. They all go into their own folder, which later becomes a subfolder within my store folders. I name them all with the same format, designer’s name and kit name spelled out in full. That makes it so much easier to find what I’m looking for later, and it helps too with credits when I post my layouts to various galleries.

I select all the zipped folders for each kit by clicking on the first one on the list, CTRL/CMD>clicking on the last one and voilà!! Then I can open up Extract Now and drag them onto the menu.

When I click on Extract, a submenu opens asking me where I want the files to go. This is when I find the new folder I’ve created for the kit in my Downloads folder and click on it.

Click on OK to All and the app goes to work.

You can watch the progress as your files are extracted. When all the files are successfully unzipped, you’ll see green check-marks next to each one and there’s a new button activated at the bottom right. Click on Clear and all the files are removed from your app workspace. I can extract several dozen files in a matter of a couple of minutes with this useful tool.

Like I said, I choose to manually delete the zipped folders from my kit folder, which is super-simple because they’re all still selected. After I minimize or close Extract Now, I only have to right-click on the selected files and choose Delete from the menu.

We all have much better things to do with our time than extract one file at a time, right?! Give it a try and see what you think. (You can always remove the app if it doesn’t work out for you.) October 1 will be here before we know it. Now go get your scrap on!

PDF Version : https://bit.ly/3dRjg2U

DD: SEPT 27

https://bit.ly/3KMJU9b

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.

DON’T MISS OUT on future FREEBIES! Follow both Dani and Neia on Facebook.

Post expires at 10:00am on Monday October 3rd, 2022

DD: SEPT 26

https://bit.ly/3czwIrq

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.

DON’T MISS OUT on future FREEBIES! Follow both Dani and Neia on Facebook.

Post expires at 10:00am on Sunday October 2nd, 2022

September 23, 2022: Fresh Baked

Welcome to another Friday. How has your week gone? Mine has been busy. I’ll be glad for the weekend.

Remember, if you spend $10 in the store, you get this great collab for free.

Let’s see what is new in the store this week.

 Have you grabbed the September Monthly Mix? Only a few more days to grab this great collab at a great price.

And how are those challenges going? One more week to get them done. Any 10 completed challenges gets you this collab as a reward.