Archives for August 2010

Fresh Baked! 8/20

Happy Friday!  How was your week?  Did you do anything special?  This week I was busy getting my kids their school supplies.  It made me realize I need to get my supplies – as in School Kits!  See, there is always an opportunity for me to shop here.  This week was the first week of school for many of the families here at Ginger Scraps.  Did your kids go back to school yet?  Don’t forget to check out the store for all of those School Kits.  They will definitely come in handy for all of those pictures we take each year.  Plus if you spend $10 in the store you get our monthly store collab – Shabby Seashore – for only $1!

The best part about today being Friday are all the New Releases!  They are all 25% for the weekend so make sure you grab them!

Harmonystar brings you Baby’s Dark Blues.  Because jeans go with everything here’s another denim set for you. Try these jeans on for size. I bet they’ll be a perfect fit!  This includes: 2 jean papers, heart stitch, straight stitch, 2 pockets, 2 curved hem strips, straight hem strip, button,flower, loop strip.

The personal use version is $3.  This weekend you can get it for $2.25!!

The commercial use version is $5.  This weekend you can get it for $3.75!!


PU –

CU –

Here’s my babe to model the set for you:


One from AnikA


& Ella


& Trina


See told you jeans go with everything! 🙂


REALLY love those jeans. Get the whole bundle!


My Favorite Jeans – jeans paper frayed edge, hemmed edge hole, button loop, loop strip pocket, zipper snap, snap strip

Baby’s Dark Blues – 2 jean papers, heart stitch, straight stitch, 2 pockets, 2 curved hem strips, straight hem strip, button, flower, loop strip

My Favorite Jeans Alpha – Upper Alpha, Numbers, Punctuation

All of that for just $7.00!  If you get it this first weekend it’s 25% off making it only $5.25!



Teri’s Thing-O-My-Jigs has some amazing calendars!  While its not the beginning of a year, we are starting out a brand new school year and with that we mothers need all the help we can get. Here is a revamp of a calendar I made several years ago and this will be perfect for you to track your child’s progress and also to create a memory calendar of his or her school year along with all their accomplishments. Since these are in .pds and .png format you can really create unique one of a kind memories. Perfect for desktop calendars too! These are all 12 x 12, 300 dpi files. Use with or without the journaling or if you want to do what I did, I replaced the journaling with scriptures. These are also great to use as 2 page layouts with a basic scrapbook page and voila! you have yourself a personalized one of a kind calendar. Makes great grandparents gifts. Look for the 2011 calendars soon! Create, Inspire and Share!

The personal use is only $4.  If you get it this weekend, you can get it for $3!

The commercial use is only $6.  If you get it this weekend, you can get it for $3.75.



Here is a sample of one made up created by our fantastic CT Trina!



Now if you want to get a jump start on next year, then here are some great grid calendars perfect for so many things. Create unique, desktop backgrounds or use on your layouts to mark those special occasions. If you are doing project 365/52 they are great for a monthly recap of your familys activities. They can be used with or without the background and embellish as desired! Available for PU/CU use. Create, Inspire and Share!

The personal use version is $ 5.00.  This weekend is only $3.75!!

The commercial use version is $ 7.00  This weekend is only $5.25!!





If you want to test drive just a few of these Calendars I have made a little Sampler Pack of 2010 Calendar Grids to finish out the year. It is a great opportunity to see if you like using them and you can get comfortable with creating endless little gifts and goodies for your friends and family. Then go on and get the complete set of 2011 Calendars. These are great for teachers gifts too. You can use them for check book covers too! Enjoy!

This will only be $2.  However, this weekend you can get it for only $1.50!



Marshmella Designs teamed up with Daphadilly Art to bring you this fun colorful kit called Afternoon Delight. This kit has all the fun elements for camping / picnic and outdoor layouts. It includes 25 papers, 121 elements and a full set of alphas.
The list prize is $7.  It will be 25% off for a week – $5.25!!!!!!


And some inspiration from the creative team:





Let’s Get Crafty: Scrabble Tile Necklaces

Thursday!! Let’s Get Crafty!! Woot!!

Let’s make some Scrabble tile Necklaces!

I was so lucky one day and found 2 scrabble games at the Goodwill! I love me some Goodwill! I have been searching for them! I really wanted to make some Scrabble Tile Necklaces!

So, this is my first of many to come. It was so fun and easy to make.

The first thing I did was drill a hole in the top of the tile, a tiny hole with a tiny drill bit.

Then is designed my necklace front in PSE. Printed it on matte photo paper. Covered it with Mod Podge to seal it. Glued it to the back side of the tile. (Wait for the Mod Podge to dry)

Then apply your Diamond Glaze, just a nice smooth coat. I goes on so easy!

Now you just have to wait for it to dry! When it’s nice and dry take a piece of beading wire make a loop in the top and stick it in the hole. Put a little super glue in the hole to hold it. Then put a split ring on the loop and put it on your chain! Your done! You can wear it both ways!

Check out these ones.  🙂 I like cherries. Aren’t they cute!

Have a great day! Go find you some Scrabble Tiles and get crafting!

Wanted: Sugar Cookies!!

Speed Scrap Tonight!

Challenge Spotlight – The HeART of it

It’s Monday again! Time to go back to work 🙁 or if you’re lucky like me you get to stay home with the kiddies and maybe even get a chance to do the Spotlight Challenge! Last week Sarah did and won a prize from me with her Busy Bee LO! Great use of photography angles Sarah! Sarah & Sara Bliss both get a Bonus Brownie Point for commenting as well.   Here’s your prize Sarah:

Now onto this weeks Spotlight Challenge! Do you love all the new challenges at Gingerscraps? You know I do! Here’s another great one by Jen called The HeART of it.  This challenge is more about YOU. About recording your thoughts and feelings. For this month Jen has a challenge topic for each week. This week  the topic is:

Week 3 due Aug 23rd: Open Your Eyes
There is always something in our lives that we need to pay closer attention to. Make a page about what you want to “open your eyes” more for. You must include an eye OR a window on your layout.

Here’s some layouts from earlier this month to give you inspiration:

Week 1 due Aug 9th: My Safe Place
Create a page or pages about your safe place. You must include a house or building element somewhere on your layout.

by vcjordi

by vcjordi

by Julie

From week 2:
Week 2 due Aug 16th: Bling it on
Even if you are not a girly girl, there is a part of all of us that wants to be feminine. Make a page about your “bling”, no matter how small, that you do or wear to show your softer side. You must use something sparkly or lacy on your layout.

by vcjordi

I love this idea for getting more about yourself out there in your scrapping. You should try The HeART of it too! 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. As an added bonus, again I will be giving a bonus brownie point to all those that leave a comment! Let me see those comments!


Kimmyscraps is our LOTW winner this week.  What a loving LO! Click the image to leave her some love in the gallery.
Congratulations Kimmy!!

Sisters and Friends


Kimmy used the kit Black & White & Blue All Over by Pretty In Green which is available here.

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

Behind the Scrapbook the Real Lives of GingerScraps!

Hey there girlfriends! Hope you had a great week, I know the ladies at GingerScraps have been really busy with visits from the tooth fairy , vacations to picturesque locations, meeting old and new friends and helping cure Cancer… pretty good for one week I think!!

Here’s the scoop…

Jodi’s daughter Rebekah got a visit from the tooth fairy! She has been seeing the dentist for work on her teeth and 2 had to be removed. Rebekah was a trooper though and was happy to learn about the tooth fairy. That night she did not put her teeth under her pillow because the tooth fairy didn’t have anything for her yet, but the next day when Rebekah woke up and said “it didn’t work” Jodi explained that the teeth had to be under the pillow for it to work. So the next night Rebekah put her teeth under the pillow. The next morning Jodi asked Rebekah if the tooth fairy came. She threw her pillow off her bed and said “she did!” and was happy to see 2 gold $1 coins in the place of her teeth.
After Rebekah’s teeth were removed she had to be on a soft food diet, so after having a dinner of macaroni and cheese, she had some chocolate pudding. That’s what’s all over her face in some of the pictures.

Rebekah went into her room and put on some of her princess clothes and said that she was the tooth fairy. So Jodi gave her the teeth the dentist gave them and Rebekah posed for some pictures.

What a cute tooth fairy!

This is Rebekah showing off her two gold coins that the tooth fairy had left her.

Julie went on a little road trip with her Family and Friends! So much fun and so beautiful! I’m a little jealous!! What a beautiful place!

Lake Tahoe

In Virgina City after the “Shootout”

Spotted having lunch…. here’s what Rachel had to say….

Thursday I got to meet Stephanie in person for the first time. We met for lunch and had as much conversation as my kiddos would let me. It was exciting getting together with a friend I’ve known for about 2 years.

And I got to see baby Delilah! Oh yes be jealous!

Mandy wanted to share with you a special moment….

My daughters boyfriend Ben and his younger sister Hannah took part in the Weekend to End Womens Cancer in memory of their mom Cheryl who lost her battle with Cancer a couple years ago. It was a 60 km two day walk. This was Ben’s 4th year walking and Hannah’s second year walking. Up to date Ben has raised over $12,000 towards the fight against Womens Cancers. Ben’s mom Cheryl was a volunteer and walker for this organization for 7 years before she herself had Cancer. Her team Northern Knockers still walk in her memory every year thanks to her kids. Next year my daughter Kelsey will be joining the team as a walker and I will be volunteering as a pit crew.

Each walker pledges to raise at least $2000 and walk 60 km

Her are a few photos… I was pretty busy running around that I only managed a couple shots This is day two and 53 km in!

L to R- Dennis (Bens dad), Jackie (Hannahs BFF), Ben (playing with his Ipod), Hannah (looking too upbeat for just walking 50 km!), and Kelsey (she walked the last 7 KM with Ben in her flip flops!!)

And off they go….

And here the are crossing the finish line!!!

Have you ever volunteered your time to an organisation or raised money for charity?? If so tell us about it!!

I’m off to dig up some more dirt:) Hope you have a fun filled weekend!

Happy Scrapping:)

Fresh Baked! 8-13

TGIF! How was your week? I hope you all had a great week. You definitely deserve to have a great week. My week has been busy but lots of fun. I went to our Speed Scrap we had Monday (11 pm EST). That was a lot of fun. Don’t worry, if you missed it, you can join us again this coming Monday for another one! We’ll be there 11 pm EST (8 pm PST). Tuesday and Wednesday I did some of the challenges we offer. Have you checked them out yet? Did you know you could earn brownie points towards kits in the store just by doing the challenges?  Earning 1 brownie point get you a 1% coupon, 5 brownie points gets you 5% coupon. Want to earn 50 points? You get a 50% off coupon! You can even earn a free kit by earning 100 brownie points. Isn’t that awesome? I mean what’s better than getting a free kit?

Let’s see, what else did I do this week? How can I forget the best part? I was looking over applications from our Designer/Guest Designer call. We have had some very talented designers apply! Making a decision will be very hard! There is still time to apply if you are interested.

I am happy though that the weekend is here. Fridays are important days for us around here. It means our New Releases come out and they are 25% off! I’m not teasing!! Plus we leave them 25% off for the entire weekend! Just wait until you see what we have that’s new. They are incredible! Ok, enough of a tease. Here they are:

Kathy Winters Designs has a re-tooled favorite from the past that is sure to earn you a gold star. School Is Cool is full of bright primary colors and enough elements to cover your kiddos special back to school moments from kindergarten on up. The kit contains 16 papers, 65 elements and 1 chalkboard alpha.

Regular price $5.50 ~ Sale Price $4.13 through August 15, 2010



Kathy also has this cool set of wordart to coordinate with School Is Cool

Regular price $5.50 ~ Sale Price $4.13 through August 15, 2010


Just look at these great layouts using this cool kit. As you can see, it can be used for more than just school themed layouts.




And how about these cool Grade School stamps? A set of eighteen (18) individual png files containing grades 1st – 12th and including Preschool, Kindergarten, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior designations. They can be used as is or you can add your own creative touches.

Regular price $5.50 ~ Sale Price $4.13 through August 15, 2010



We do not advocate Piracy but we love our pirates! Three awesome Ginger Scrap Designers MandyMade, Wyld Web Designs, and Pretty in Green Collabed together and came up with this Awesome Kit! Perfect for sailing the high seas, battling pirates and searching for buried treasure! Do you long for adventure? Are you a captain of your own ship? Have you ever been clapped in irons or made to walk the plank? Or maybe you’re like me and have found yourself besieged by Scallywags and Buccaneers? This kit is sure to have everything you need to scrap your adventures what ever they may be!

Included in this kit are 84 elements and 38 papers!

You may want to count your Doubloons and check out the ‘Say No To Piracy’ Bundle!! It will make creating that page of your favorite Wee Lass a breeze!! This kit will make the perfect pirate layout, but can also make adorable Bath tub, Beach, Fairs, Vacations, and Halloween layouts too!




For now here’s the add ons


Bonus Borders and Glitter styles are free with your purchase, this week only! You don’t need to do anything, they are included in the downloads with your purchase. Get them this week, next week they will only available as a separate purchase!

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Some CT inspiration:





Keep your 365 or 52 project going by scrapping those summertime photos! This mini pack contains 12 elements that are perfect for hilighting those photos of splashing, swimming and water fights!

Wyld Web Designs brings you this pack coordinates with the Gingerscraps: Scrap Your Life 365 project.


Let’s Get Crafty: Old Jeans

OK..Wow, it’s Thursday! What a week! I am not prepared for this at all! LOL! I thought it was Wednesday! Ha Ha! Well, I don’t have a tutorial for you today. But, I’m sitting here thinking, what the heck can I post about. Hmmm…looking at both of my sons sleeping on the couches. I have some pretty cool couches…there is not one person in the world who has my couches.

Well, yes of course, they are “home made” It all started years ago, my Dad, he is funny about jeans. If he get a tiny speck on his jeans he won’t wear them anymore. But, my Mom, being the crafty queen of the family, thinks, I can’t just throw these away, someday we will do something great with all these jeans.

Then there is me, I love denim, my living room is blue and yellow. A few years ago I bought some denim couches. They were pretty cute when I first bought them, but after a while I realize, this is not very good fabric they used on these couches. It’s like the cheapest, thinnest denim. If you spill, it stains…not good for a house full of kids. Bummer…I was about to have my 4th baby. Company coming to stay, and these couches look like crap. me! My Mom, she is amazing. She can make something beautiful out of nothing. So, we start thinking, I really love the idea of my denim couches, but these need help. “Hey, Julie dear daughter, I have a huge box a your Dad’s jeans I have been saving for years, lets remake your couch with them!” So, we cut and pinned and stapled and sewed. Well, Mom did most of the work and I sat there huge as a house 9 months pregnent braiding the trim for the arms. 🙂

I love my Jean couches, there are even pockets on them. My little boys love to put their cars in the pockets. The cover zips off so I can throw them in the wash. They are indestructible…and that is saying a lot in my house!

So, I will stop babbling and show you….

Pretty funky aren’t they! I love them! We have a new coffee table and new desk, repainted the living room since we made these couches. But the couches live on! It’s like your favorite pair of comfy jeans…only bigger.

So, I hope this inspires you to reuse something you thought you might throw or give away in to something fabulous!

Of course, you can always start of with something simple like a purse.

Yes, even after making a whole couch, we still had enought jeans left over to make a few tote bags.

Special Edition **New GingerBread Lady!!**

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week has been going well.  Things are just fantastic here!  Why you may wonder?  Well, our newest GingerBread Lady just opened her new store!   Isn’t that fantastic news?

I’m so excited to announce that HK Designs has joined our family!  Her designs are wonderful!!  Please stop by the forum and help us welcome Heather!!


Here is a little bit about Heather – My name is Heather and I am a loving SAHM  to 3 wonderful kids.. I have never paper scrapped a day in my life, but  was pointed in the digital direction a little over two years ago and  have been hooked ever since.. Which brought me to my new love (  designing ). I love the challenge and making exactly what I like and  customers like.. I look forward to learning more everyday and growing as  a designer.

Of course you’ll probably want to start stalking her like you do the other designers.  Here is the information you’ll need to do that!

Facebook – HK Designs

Newsletter – Sign Up Here

Blog – HK Designs

Let me show you some of her awesome products!

(Don’t forget  that with any purchase over $10.00 you will get the Ginger Scraps Shabby Seashore Mega Collab for just $1)

Warm Breeze

This is a kit inspired by a warm breeze. I really enjoyed making this kit.

This kit includes: 7 papers, and 34 elements.

It is normally priced at $5.00, but you can get it on sale for $3.00!!!!!







Mia Mia

This is a gorgeous and fun kit that leaves you feeling fresh and warm.. Perfect for all sorts of layouts!!

Mia Mia includes 5 papers, 40 elements, and an alpha set!

The regular price is $5.25 and is on sale price for $3.25!!