Archives for June 2010

Fresh Baked! 6-30

Hello Scrappers!! We have some amazing goodies for you today!!!

First up – Charmaine has a new kit!!! yahooo! I am so excited to see her mojo return. And Oh My Goodness did it come back in full force!! You wont want to pass this up- Train To Dreamland


Is there anything sweeter to look at than a sleeping baby? This kit is inspired by all those sweet sleepy photos of our little ones! Soft, pastel colors decorate the chipboard elements in this whimsical kit that is perfect for the quieter moments with our babies.

FREE WITH PURCHASE THIS WEEK ONLY! Buy the kit this week and receive the coordinating cardstock pack for FREE! You don’t need to do anything extra, simply purchase the kit and the cardstock download is included with your purchase!


and of course, don’t forget to pick up the matching alpha:


Both the kit and the alpha are 20% off this week only, plus there is the free cardstock with kit purchase!

Here are a few layouts from my wonderful creative team:




Go check out my blog for more fabulous layouts!


Next up from Kathy Winters… The PERFECT day for the upcoming holiday- Independence

Let’s hear it for the Red, White and Blue! Kathy Winters Designs has given an older kit Independence a re-tooled design just in time for your Fourth of July celebrations or other patriotic occasions. The kit contains 14 papers and 50 elements in festive colors and nice textures with a bit of a vintage flair. In addition, she has several coordinating pieces available as well that will form a festive patriotic collection.

Independence – Regular Price $5.50 Sale Price $4.13 through July 5, 2010



Here’s a set of patriotic wordart containing six (6) phrases in 300 dpi already decorated to coordinate with Independence.

Independence (decorated) Wordart – Regular price $3.00 Sale Price $2.25 through July 5, 2010


For those of you that prefer a plain version, this wordart pack contains six (6) phrases in 300 dpi that can be used as is or you can add your own creative touches before adding to your scrapbooking layouts. Have fun, play around and see where your creativity takes you.

Independence Wordart – Regular Price $3.00 Sale Price $2.25 through July 5, 2010


In addition, she has a patriotic set of alpha characters that coordinate with Independence as well. This alpha contains upper and lower case letters along with numbers each saved as individual png files.

Patriotic Alpha – Regular Price $3.00 Sale Price $2.25 through July 5, 2010


Need some inspiration? Here a few layouts created by some of the talented ladies here at GingerScraps and Missy one of Kathy’s personal creative team members.


Kathy also collaborated with Digilicious Designs to bring you this gorgeous kit perfect for any pampered pooch! With a beautiful color palette, they have managed to create the cutest ‘doggie-themed’ kit you ever did see! Packed full of amazing elements, including doghouses, charms, collars, puppy dogs, labels and wordart, and perfectly textured papers and cardstock, you will be able to create countless layouts and projects with this kit! This kit includes (1) alpha, (24) papers and (67) elements.


No Bones About It – Regular Price $6.00 Sale Price $4.50 through July 5, 2010


In addition, to the collaboration, you will also find a set of coordinating wordart and an additional alpha designed to compliment the kit.

No Bones About It Wordart – Regular Price $3.00 Sale Price $2.25 through July 5, 2010


No Bones About It Alpha – Regular Price $3.00 Sale Price $2.25 through July 5, 2010


Just look at these great layouts made with this collaboration kit


Sugar Sugar Quick Page Album

A set of 16 12×12 LO’s made into a convenient album for you! All you have to do is plop your pictures right in the blanks! Made with the kit Sugar Sugar, this album is perfect for boys, girls, play time and birthday photos!


Connect The Dots- CU Overlays

Set of 8 12×12 Layered overlays using fun connect the dots patterns! CU ok no credit required! On sale for $4



Fair Time- CU Templates

A set of fair themed layered PSD templates. Included in the pack are peanuts, popcorn, popcorn bag, ticket booth, cotton candy, ice cream, hot air balloon. CU OK No credit required! On sale 50%! Limited time only!


Quick Page- Sampler Album

Want to try before you buy? Then this Quick Page Sampler album is just for you! Included are 8 12×12 quick pages made with 3 of ScrappyCocoa’s kits- Garden Helper, Reading Time and Oven Lovin’. $2.50


Kit Spotlight- Skirts in the Dirt

I have a super fun kit to talk to you about today. It’s called Skirts in the Dirt by Tabby of Scrapberry Designs and is a softball themed kit… for girls! I just loved the bright colors of this kit. When we think summer, it’s usually baseball and boys right? Well girls play too! In fact I played softball in summer leagues as a kid for years! This kit is a must for anyone who has daughters or grand daughters playing ball. Some of my favorite things in this kit included a pink catchers vest, Word Art, silhouettes, splatters, and a pink baseball mitt. But there is so much more in this fun themed kit! Here is what the kit looks like, isn’t it fun? It has a total of 13 papers and 36 Elements plus an alpha and numbers! Visit this kit here in the GS Shoppe!

I like to ask our spotlighted designer a few questions and this is what Tabby had to say~

1. what was your inspiration for the kit, colors etc?

My lead CT’s daughter is a hard core baseball player. She’s been looking for a kit to scrap her with but couldn’t really find what she wanted so I made this kit for Ms. Catherine. The colors actually came from her uniform. Here’s a layout her momma made showing her off

2. What is your method for designing kits, papers first ellies first?

With this one I went back and forth. I worked on some ellies and got a feel of where it was going and did some papers and then I’d do some more ellies until I felt it was finished.
3. What do you design to? Music, tv complete silence?

Ummm, whats music, tv, or completed silence? LOL. In a house with three little boys I pretty much here growling, crying, or fighting all day long. Now in a dream world I’d have an office with a door and my kids would go play in their play room and let me listen to some good old 80’s music and get into “my zone” and have some mommy time. But, as I said, that’s just a dream :P.

Poor Tabby, I like to design and scrap to music myself, but 3 boys sounds like a handful!

Here are some gallery stand outs I found with this fantastical kit!

This one is by Kimmiescraps. I love the attitude captured in the main photo!

And here is a feebie QP made with this kit! Snag it HERE

Challenge Spotlight – Inspiration Challenge

Last week for June challenges! Have you gotten yours done? We have something exciting happening with the challenges next month. Make sure to check back at the forum regularly to find out what it is!

Now we must pick a winner from last weeks challenge spotlight. The winner is Sarah-ICS! Great scraplift Sarah! Here’s what you get! it’ll be in you gingerscraps inbox!

Now are you ready for this weeks challenge spotlight? It is the June Inspiration Challenge! When scrapbooking we can get inspiration from all kinds of things. This challenge will stretch your imagination and open you up to new ideas as you become inspired.

for this month’s inspiraton I’ve found some really cool architecture to inspire you!

These were designed by Santiago Calatrava

Beautiful aren’t they? Here’s a couple layouts that have already been made with these inspiring buildings and bridge.

by Sarah-ICS

by photom

 Neat huh? How do these artistic architecture inspire you? Make a layout for the June Inspiration Challenge!  Then come back here and post the link to your LO in the gallery and post it in a comment here. Next week I’ll randomly select one and that person will win a prize from ME! (Harmonystar). CT & those who have already done the challenge are elligable. Let me see those comments!

The Dish

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Layout Of The Week

I’m running a day behind on my post, but with good reason. It was my son’s 3rd birthday yesterday and we had so much fun playing with his new toys that he tired me out!  So on to the LOTW news….

The latest  winning LO is named Carter and the Bird. Congrats to you Camijo! Check out her Gingerscraps gallery.

LO is linked to her winning LO… leave her some LOVE 🙂

Head over the the forum to vote for the next LOTW winner. Don’t forget you can be a LOTW winner too. All you have to do is scrap! Happy Scrapping.

Let’s Get Crafty: Craft Rooms

It’s time to get crafty again! OK, so this Thursday has totally snuck up on me! For one reason! I have been busy getting crafty! HaHa. I live in a community that throws a huge celebration for July 4th. This year I am getting a craft booth…so, i have been getting ready! Let’s hope I sell it all!

This is what my dining room table looks like…

I need a craft room. But with 6 people in a 3 bedroom house. I guess I can’t claim one of the bedrooms for crafts! Hey, at least the kids have some room on the table to eat!

So, for now I guess I will just dream about my craft room…and someday…someday….maybe…one of these….

OK..I will stop dreaming now. So, ladies, do you have a dream craft room. If you do you better share!

Fresh Baked!! 6-23

Its that time again… Fresh out of the oven for you!! Some wonderful goodies.

First of all, The GingerBread Ladies have totally rocked a new collab for you-

The GingerScraps County Fair-

I don’t know about you but every year I look forward to the County Fair! As a matter of fact when I was in 5th grade I wrote an essay about our family…. and it won “The Nevada County Family Of The Year”! It was so amazing!! Our family got daily fair passes, unlimited rides for us and any of our friends, parking passes right in the front spot for VIP, admission to the extra events – like The Monster Trucks, and we even got to judge the salsa contest. It was the best week ever. We made wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

I choose a GingerBread Lady color palette and theme 4 times a year and I knew that this summer I wanted to do a Fair collab. Watching this kit come together has been thrilling for me!! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

It is HUGE of course like all the GingerBread Lady Collabs are. Including-

59 Papers, 108 Elements, 2 CU sets, Glitter (style and sheets), and an alpha that is like nothing I have ever seen! Mandy made a Roller-Coaster Alpha- including a little track for the Roller-Coaster Alpha to ride on!

I can not wait to see all your Layouts and see what your County Fair looks like!!

On sale now for only $5.00!!


Next up we have some amazing Vintage Frames by Wyld Web Designs

Add a touch of yesterday to your designs with these vintage frames. These worn and tattered frames are from antique photographs of my family. All eight frames were photographed and extracted by hand. These frames are available for personal, scrap for hire and commercial use.


ModernJune has some must have additions to her Over the Rainbow Series: The Alphas

This bundle includes the entire over the rainbow alpha series! Save a few bucks and buy them all at one time! Mix them match them use them all together its up to you, they work with anything! You can get them in the bundle or individually by color:)

These alphas are unique textured and all the letters are a different fade. Made from my ‘Over the Rainbow’ Paper Pack.

Have the perfect combo and pick up the Over The Rainbow Paper Pack as well:


*Both the Over the Rainbow Alpha Bundle and Paper Pack will be 20% off for this week only:)


PhotoCowGirl has the coolest template set I have seen in a long time!! Extreme Cluster Templates 2


4 templates in PSD format. Lots and lots of clustering to make intricate layouts simple!

Reg. $3.00   Get it this week for 20% off!

Here is a look at them in action….. Credits: Girly Girl by MandyMade

Credits: Soul Sister by Modern June

Kit Spot Light- Water Get Away by MandyMade

Every Tuesday, here at the Gingerscraps blog, I ScrappyCocoa AKA Stephanie will be doing product and designer spot lights. This  week I wanted to spotlight one of my new favorite summer kits- Water Get Away by Mandy Made. This kit is SO FUN! It is seriously loaded, with 25 papers and 88 {yes I said 88 not a typo!} elements and 2 alphas! This kit is perfect for pretty much all your summer LO’s! It has the usual summer elements such as fish, a boat, and all other sea creatures- but wait there’s more! Mandy has many creative summer elements as well. Including a kayak, jet ski, floaties, a rubber pool, paddles, goggles, snorkel, flip flops and my personal favorite, a water gun! See what I mean? This kit can last you all summer long! In addition to the 25 patterned papers, she also has a fabulous pack of carstock available!  Just look at this preview!!! Check out this kit HERE

I asked Mandy a few questions about this fantastic kit! Here is what she had to say-

What was your inspiration, ie colors, all those fun ellies etc?

I get my inspiration in all kinds of places. I may have a set of photos that I want to scrap so i’ll pull a theme and colors from there. Sometimes I surf the net looking through travel, wedding and craft sites. I find I work well when I’m assigned a color palette and theme such as GS collabs… I love a good challenge!

How do you make a kit start to finish, papers or ellies first? Make a list of ideas?

Well I used to start with the papers only because I find them so darn easy and fun to create as I love texture! These days I’ve been creating my elements first. My last couple of products are a part of the Getaway Series. Each kit uses the same color palette and has unique themed elements. So I’m finding that I’ve been inspired to create the elements first to nail down a theme. I have found my facebook page to be quite an asset lately. {Find Mandy’s FB Page HERE} We chit chat back and forth with ideas for my new kits and my fans have a chance to win my kits for free. The one I’m working on now is a camping/fishing themed kit and I have a long list of themed elements to create! I haven’t even begun to think about papers! This might end up as a mega kit!

What do you design to? music tv peace and quiet?

I have to design to music or a movie. I have duel screens for my computer so I either have Yahoo’s coffee House station playing or watching one of my many movies for the 100th time. I need to close my door so I have peace and quiet, I then I fill the room with noise! Oh I also light incense and candles, dim the lights…. and munch on some sort of candy! Once all my senses are pleased I can get so much done! Wow what a Diva… only Mariah Carey has more Diva requests!

Well there you have it! Lets look at some great LO’s with this kit!

Like I said, I have already done 3 LO’s with this kit. But I am just going to show you my favorite. Like I said I loved the water gun and I so happened to have the perfect pictures! Everything in this LO is 100% Mandy Made. Including the template!

Here are some gallery stand-outs with Mandy’s Fabulous kit!

Sarah-ICS made this adorable LO. {She made quite a few with this kit, it was hard to choose just one!}

And here is one from Mandy herself! I love the title work on this page!

Here is one from Cath. I love the simplicity of the pictures and the LO!

Thanks for reading In the Spot Light today! I will be doing this every week. I will also be cruising the GS gallery for standouts to post! So don’t be shy post those LO’s with Gingerscraps product! I’d love to show you off!

I have a freebie QP made with this super fun kit! {I also used a template by MandayMade! Yes she makes them too and they ROCK!} Don’t forget to check out this fabulous kit and others by MandyMade!

Get your Freebie HERE

Challenge Spotlight – June Scraplift

Happy Monday everybody. You know what that means! Well yes it means the weekend is over and we have a long week ahead of us before another wonderful weekend BUT it also means the Challenge Spotlight! The winner from last weeks spotlight is Sarah! Yay! Maybe you can use this with those great Father’s Day pictures. Look for it in your Gingerscraps inbox!

For this week I am spotlight Jodi’s Scraplift Challenge. Scraplifting is the best way to get the perfect layout when you can’t think of how to lay it out yourself. How does it work? simple! Go into the GingerScraps Gallery and pick out a LO and then Scraplift it. (This means copy the design or colors or theme in your own layout. )

Here’s some examples:
Steph lifted this LO

by Christie

and made this one:

by Stephanie

 Sara Scraplifted this one:

by Julie

 and made this one:

by photom

 Get the idea? Great! So head over to the June Scraplift challenge and scraplift your own! Then come back here and post the link to your LO in the gallery and post it in a comment here. Next week I’ll randomly select one and that person will win a prize from ME! (Harmonystar). CT & those who have already done the challenge are elligable. Let me see those comments!

The Dish

Hey everyone.  Tabby here with this weeks serving of The Dish.  We had a lot of fun questions asked and I’ll do my best to give you some great answers!

First up from Julie.  She wanted to know what are some ideas to keep the kiddos busy during these summer months.  Well something we like to do is pack a picnic lunch and head off to the park for a bit.  It gets us out of the house and is some cheap entertainment for a few hours.  It gets the kids good and tired too!

Another fun idea is to visit a farm!  We have one close to use that we go and let the kids pick their own strawberries.  That’s always a hit with my three.

Do you have a local moms group in your area?  I’m sure they’d be a great resource for some inexpensive fun.

Julie also wanted to know the scoop on low carb dieting but since that’s Teri’s area of specialty I’ll let her pipe in with some tips on that!

Colleen wanted to know “What’s your favorite recipe to make? It can be a meal or a dessert.”

Currently my favorite meal to make is a Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie.  It’s easy to whip up and everybody loves it!  Here’s the recipe straight off the box if you’d like to give it a try.  My guys ask me to make this once a week.


  • 2 cups frozen veggies, thawed
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, or 1 can chicken
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix veggies, chicken and soup in a glass pie plate. In a separate bowl, mix the Bisquick, milk and egg. Pour batter on veggie mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

If you try it I’d love to hear what you think.

Have a great week and happy scrappin!