Archives for September 2010

Let’s Get Crafty: Camera Strap Covers

Time to get crafty! OK…so, I think I missed a week…sorry! Busy, Busy!

But, I actually made something today! I know!  Can you believe it!

I have been eyeballing these camera strap covers for a while now, and with all these football photos I have been taking, I need a little cushion for the neck! 🙂

So..lookie what I made today.

Yes, of course, with Cherry fabric!

I followed this tutorial on Skip to my Lou. It was really super easy. My fabric wasn’t even as long as the tut called for so I just seamed it together!

You girls, really, this is easy! Try it!

Kit Spotlight- Mommy’s Helper

Hello friends! It is that time again. Time to spotlight and awesome Gingerscraps kit. This time I am going to show you the cutest little kit by Pretty in Green called Mommy’s Helper. If any of you have little children around, you know just how much they love to help out. I have a 3 year old who LOVE to put clean dishes away and sweep the floor. This kit is perfect for all those kinds of moments. Some of my favorite elements in this kit are the vacuum, the folded laundry, messy laundry, a washer and dryer, broom, mop, feather duster, and sponge. But there is soo much to this kit! Here is a look at the full bundle-

And here is a LO I did with is. Isn’t that bubble paper so fun?

I checked out the GS Gallery for some more inspiration and here is what I found- Images are linked, go leave some love!

See how cute this kit is? Visit The GS Shoppe here and check it out! Here is a little freebie I made with the super fun kit! Enjoy! DL the Chore Chart HERE

Challenge Spotlight – All Fall Down

The Siggy challenge was great! Who doesn’t love to say their own name all snazzed up! 🙂 Our random pick winner was:

Yay! (Like how I used her siggy to announce her? I’m so clever. 🙂 )
Here’s what she won:

So have you all checked out our new designers? Are you as excited as I am?!? There is a whole lotta talent going on at Gingerscraps and now with more designers you have more options to get you more cookies which get you more discounts on these great designs! Yay!

Now onto the challenge Trina and Colleen have teamed up to give you a fun new challenge! It’s called All Fall Down! In this challenge they have a template, but all the peices fell down, but that’s okay, that means you can put them back however you want to make your own template for your own layout! Cool! Here’s the template for Sept.

go to the challenge to download it.

There are some further requirements for this challenge:

Your Layout MUST include the following:

  • 3 thin ribbons or ricrac
  • 1 wide ribbon
  • 1 string
  • 3-9 elements (in addition to the ribbons and string listed above)
  • A title
  • Some journaling
  • and The large photo must be framed or bordered

There are also a few variances in the template pieces which we will allow:

  • The 5 photo pieces can be used as ALL photos, but if you choose to only do let’s say 3 photos, the other pieces must than be used as papers
  • The size of one paper can be changed
  • The shape of two papers can be changed
  • Any smaller photos can have small mat or stroke

Here’s some great LOs made for the challenge:

by FJchickie

by trina513

by trina523

Does that look fun or what? I love the help of a template, but the freedom to move things where ever I want. Want to give it a try? Go to the  All Fall Down 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).

Bonus – I will give a Brownie point to everyone who comments with their LO link.

 CT & those who have already done the challenge are elligable. Let me see those comments!

This week’s LOTW winner is kmp1966. What a simply beautiful layout!

The winning LO is titled You are so Beautiful and the title says it all. Congrats to you Kristine! Check out her Gingerscraps gallery. LO is linked to her winning LO… leave her some LOVE 🙂

You can pick outstanding gallery layouts which become the next LOTW nominee’s by posting in the “Baker’s Best” thread. Check out the rules here.

As always your vote counts so head over the the forum to vote for the next LOTW winner. You can be a LOTW winner too, all you have to do is scrap! Happy Scrapping.

Behind the Scrapbook

Good evening scrappers, if you’re still up if not good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful day! I had a quiet day. I drove the hubby to the airport today, he is gone till Friday:( So it’s an all girl week… I feeling some rice, chicken and broccoli coming on and maybe even a little shopping!!! Then I made my hour drive home take about 5 hours!! OK so I spent a little time searching for Geo Caches all the way home! I have found 68 caches to date! It’s really nice to have some quiet time walking around in the bush looking for junk but the quiet time is the real treasure. I’m also getting ready to launch my own caches soon. I made some super cool cache containers and I’ll share some photos next week!

So I was chatting with Amy and she is looking forward to having some quiet time too…. kinda….

Amy is pretty excited that her husband is taking their three year old to the “Big Guy, Little guy and Gal” overnight camping trip on the 10th. She will have one evening with just her one year old (who goes to sleep at 7pm), and the the “big guys” will get a fun experience. (Next year the one year old will be old enough to join them!)

I remember those days!! And look forward to maybe seeing some fun photos!! IDK do dad’s take pictures??

Oh and Jodi had a big week…

Tuesday September 7th Jodi started home schooling Rebekah! Rebekah is 3 and will be 4 in December so is in Pre-School. Rebekah was very excited about starting school and asked if it was time for school yet everyday for weeks before she started. The day after Labor Day was the big day and Rebekah was thrilled to get started. She picked out a backpack that she wanted just a few weeks before.
This week Rebekah learned about the letter A, the state of NJ (where she lives), the planet Earth, the number 1, the shapes heart, diamond, circle, and square and the colors red, blue, yellow, and pink. She also learned from her Bible about creation and Adam and Eve. She painted with paint and water colors, colored with markers and crayons, and wrote the letter A and a and the number 1. Boy she’s had a full week!

Her Dora desk that she loves so much!

The backpack she picked out…

Painting in one of her daddy’s old shirts…

Coloring a heart with markers…

And the letters A she made with cereal (Apple Jacks and Alphabet Cereal)

Jodi realized after she took the picture that she put the lowercase a upside down for the picture. hehe

Wonderful work Rebekah!!! Jodi is such an ambitious mom to take on this big job!! I know there are quite a few of you mom’s out there that decide to home school your children…. my hats off to you!! I have no idea how you do it!! I sure look forward to updates along the way and seeing some more art projects!!

While I’m on the topic of school and kids… my sister an I were talking about school uniforms yesterday. I have to say I’m all for the school uniform. I love that everyone at school would wear the same thing and it wouldn’t cost parents a small fortune buying all the brands our kids love!! My sister on the other hand is totally against it! Her stance is that a school uniform only comes in limited if not only one style and that we are all different body shapes. So the same outfit doesn’t work for everybody!! I can see her point but I have to say that I’m still all for it.

So I’m wondering, did you ever have to wear a uniform and how did you feel about it?? Would you want your kids to have school uniforms??

Fresh Baked! 9-9

Good Friday Morning!!  Is it just me or has this week flown by?  I’ve been off on which day it was all week for some reason.  Luckily I know today is Friday and I know it means SALES!!

Don’t forget our September Special!


Let me show you our new releases!  Don’t forget everything is 25 – 30% off this weekend only!!

Daphadilly Art is bringing you Firefly. Scrap your memories of daydreams and make-believe with this fanciful kit!  You can get this kit for only $2.45!  That is 30% off!!



Daphadilly Art also has Daphne Age One.  She made this kit about her dd, Daphne on her first birthday. It has lots of things she loves and I hope you love it too!  It is only $2.45 for this weekend!



Pretty in Green has a new Commercial Use overlay set out this week Fancy Pants, and remember its 25% off for the weekend!  Only $3.75 for the weekend!!

These Fancy Overlays help you to easily create papers! layer them with any type of solid or textured papers do a little adjusting of the blending modes and opacity, or anything your heart desires, and you’ll discover that making paper with these overlays is a breeze! 6 Commercial use overlays saved in png format. All the files are created at 300 dpi and size at 12x12in.



Have a great week!  Don’t forget to check our the forums.  Rumor has it that there is “someone” handing out RAKs to fans of GS….could you be next?

*New GingerBread Ladies!* Pixels by Jen, Unforgettable Moments, PsychoZoe

Hello scrappers,

I am so excited to introduce you to three new GingerBread Ladies today! And ALL three of them are exclusive GingerScraps Designers!! I hope you find them as inspiring as I do. They have each picked a few products to feature today- but be on the lookout for all their wonderful goodies every Friday in the Fresh Baked newsletter as well.

First up help me give a big welcome to Pixels by Jen (know in the GingerScraps forum as vcjordi)

*Blog *Facebook *Twitter

Pixels by Jen Bio:
I am so excited to be a Gingerbread Lady here at GingerScraps! I have been digi scrapping since 2008 and designing since 2009. I was originally a paper scrapbooker and still love hybrid. I am married and have two wonderful boys that keep me hopping and full of pictures. In addition to digi scrapping I enjoy crochet, cooking and gardening.

She’s Country Kit:

This kit is full of beautiful lace patterns and colors. Inspired from modern western wear, this kit is both elegant and classy. Perfect for heritage and special occasion layouts or just to scrap your softer side. It includes 10 papers and 26 elements. If you like this kit you may also like the She’s Country Paper Pack Add On and the She’s Country Alphabet.


She’s Country Paper Pack Add On

These 10 papers add a playful and relaxed feel to the She’s Country Kit. Included are 5 hand doodled bandana papers and 5 coordinating solids.


She’s Country Alphabet

The carved wood in this alphabet coordinate with the frames in the She’s Country Kit. They go beyond being feminine and would work great for outdoor and rustic layouts as well.


Some Inspiration:





And next up- the debut of Unforgettable Moments (know in the GingerScraps forum as ~Aim~)

*Unforgettable Moments*


Unforgettable Moments Bio: My name is Amy of Unforgettable Moments. You may have seen me around digi-land as Buggie, AmyP, or ~Aim~. I have been on the GingerScraps CT, and I am beyond excited to join the Ginger Bread Ladies design team! I love everything about digital scrapbooking. I love the artistic aspects, I love how much fun it is, and I especially love that scrapbooking allows me to preserve my memories. I have two incredible young boys and I want to remember every little precious moment of their childhood. I want to make all my moments in life and with my family unforgettable… the big milestones as well as the “mundane” everyday. I want my albums to contain a legacy of my own life and that of my husband’s for my children, grandchildren, and beyond. Scrapbooking and digital-scrapbook design allows me to do just that! I would be honored to be able to help you along your journey of preserving all your Unforgettable Moments too!

Sweet Sentiments




Space Hero



And last but surely not least- help me give a big welcome to Susie of Psychozoe Designs (know in the GingerScraps forum as Psychozoe)

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Psychozoe Designs Bio- I am a wife, a mom to 2 teen sons; and 4 fur-babies. I’m always doing something creative.. interior design, silk floral design, photoshop, scrapbooking, and now digital scrapbooking. For several years I was on myspace as my dog, Chiqi, and my cat, Zoe, lol! I have thousands of pics I’ve made of them and their pet friends… just a portion of them are on my facebook now. We deleted our myspace.. taking too much time and since I discovered digi scrapping, that’s my main focus besides my family. Chiqi (my Minpin) has her own space in the master closet, lots of clothes and costumes and accessories… and Zoe (my kitty) is now my Digi name! PsychoZoe because she is the type of cat that lets you pet her for a second, then attacks… etc etc… several scars later. Plus, she is my computer buddy. She has to be in the middle of everything I’m doing. It’s so nice to be here. Thank you, Ginger, for inviting me here!!!!

Starting off with 3 CU items…

22 Autumn Element CU


5 Barnwood Watercolor Textures


9 Wood Watercolor Textures


Challenge Spotlight – Siggy Challenge

September is here and so are new challenges! Today I’m spotlighting Joelle’s Siggy Challenge! What’s a siggy you ask? Why it is simply your signature! In forums you have the option of having your signature show at the bottom of every post you do, so why not use it as a personal expression? And now there’s even a challenge to motivaste you to! Here’s some examples from the siggy challenge”

These are great huh? Go make your own siggy! Put it in the Siggy Challenge gallery and put the link here in a comment for the chance to win a prize from me!  CT & those who have already done the challenge are elligable. Let me see those comments!

Congratulations to our LOTW winner! Check out this simply beautiful layout by Shawnbear. She used Afternoon Delight a collab by Marshmella Designs and Daphadilly Art. Check out Shawnbear’s Gingerscraps gallery and leave her some love on her winning LO.

You can get the Afternoon Delight for 30% off right now in the Gingerscraps Store! That’s a great deal on a super cute kit.

You can pick outstanding gallery layouts which become the next LOTW nominee’s by posting in the “Baker’s Best” thread. Check out the rules here.

Do you want to be a LOTW winner? Of course you do! Nothing is easier than posting a layout to the Gingerscraps Gallery. If you impress the Gingerbread Makers you just might be nominated. It can’t hurt to try and you just might create a LO that you love! As always your vote counts so head over the the forum to vote for the next LOTW winner. You can be a LOTW winner too,  all you have to do is scrap! Happy Scrapping.

Behind the Scrapbook

So summer is slowly winding down. Kids are back in school and now the mommy’s have a little more time to do mommy things! I know I’m excited and so is Shannon, A.K.A Shananigans! Here’s what she wrote me when I asked what was her favorite thing about this summer….

My kids start school on the 1st. Officially one more year before my “baby” can go to pre-kindergarten, which really means one more year before I get 2 hours to myself everyday!

My favorite thing about the summer was starting to work for Ginger Scraps!

Awww isn’t she awesome!? It so awesome that she loves Ginger Scraps as much as we do!! I know in the morning GS is my first stop. I have to check out the chatter section and see what you’re all up to!!

I was also talking with Rachel, She’s had a few milestones this summer…

If you remember a few weeks ago Rachel of Pretty in Green shared with us a little milestone of Ana’s, she got a Big Girl bed! Well now little miss Ana is 2!!! She turned 2 on the 31st of August and is officially in the “terrible twos” lol no really she’s always terrible but she knows how to steal your heart and get away with it, lol! Here’s a few pics of here birthday cupcakes, Rachel made the frosting from scratch, she said it was a big hit! Happy Birthday Anastasia!

One other Milestone she wants to share with us, her little boy, Gage, is now a biker! He learned how to work his big bike with training wheels, no more trike for him! We are all very proud of him!

Mandy has had a fun summer… their last outing before school started was the Calgary Zoo!! Here are a few snaps…

Julie, Kelsey and Ben:)

Mandy’s favorite part of the whole day was the butterfly tent!!

And here is the little one carrying the big one…

Poor Kelsey’s feet where getting sore so Julie thought she’d help out!

And of course Mandy’s favorite summertime activity… this was her first ammo box find!!! If she’s not at Ginger Scraps you can find her Geo Caching!!

So what was your favorite summer activity??