I hope you are all having a great weekend. I’m visiting with my family out of state and enjoying my time with them despite the cold weather. Hmm…did I ever mention that I think cold weather is anything colder than 70 degrees!?!

Anyway, on to the important news. Our LOTW winner for this week is Athena — Congratulations!!

Click on the image to leave her some love or click here to view her entire Gingerscraps Gallery.

Athena used Squared Templates by PhotoCowgirl and Simply Charming by Wyld Web Designs

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.

http://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/2010/10/2291/

Daily Download Day#31

Well, we did it.  We made it through our last day of the daily download.  I’m sad that this month is over, but you guys got a great kit out of it!  Did you miss it?  Don’t worry it will be on sale tomorrow!!  We also have a brand new Daily Download starting tomorrow too!!

Don’t forget tonight’s Speed Scrap with Marshmella Designs!  It is at 6:30 PST!  Also 11:59 pst marks the end of our contests!  Hurry and get your entries in!  Tomorrow at 8pm pst we will announce the winner!!  Did you win the $50 Visa gift card?  Come to find out!

Here is your final link!

This Dish: with GingerScraps- Serving up… Pumpkin Seeds!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

I hope you all have a great weekend !! We had so much fun at Truth or Dare last night! You all have to some play with us next time we put it on the books. It is a total crack up!! You can go snoop through the last nights game – although I did a little editing once the game was over, lol.

Make sure you take a ride along our blog train- the collab is really really cute! and there is still time to participate in all the challenges too! LOTS of amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Are you ready to Dish!??

Today I have some yummy Pumpkin Seed Recipes to share with you, one sweet & one savory.

I have tried a BUNCH of different recipes. But now I dont even follow one.. I do it all by memory and just eyeball it :)

-Preheat the oven to 350
-Separate the seeds- then rinse them in a colander.
-In a big glass bowl I melt 1 stic…k of unsalted butter.
-Put all the seeds in the bowl with the melted butter and mix thoroughly.
-Add about 1 tsp Sea Salt and 1 tsp Montreal Steak seasoning
-Mix, mix, mix
-Pour onto a baking sheet with sides, spread evenly.
-Shake a bit more Sea Salt and Steak seasoning on top
-Bake for about 15 minutes, stir and mix, even them out on the baking sheet again and continue baking.
- I check on them every 5-8 minutes- mixing and flattening them out again.
-They are done once they are a nice golden brown.
-Let them cool for just a little while.. I LOVE them warm! I eat them as soon as they are cool enough to pop in my mouth :)
Totally simple and sooo yummy!

I also love a sweet recipe- It is kinda like a Pumpkin Seed Brittle.
I am sure I am not the one that made up this recipe.. but I have never seen it anywhere, so maybe I did. Lol – I played around with it till I got this yummy creation :)
-Roast the seeds as above- but DO NOT add the Steak Seasoning and cut down the salt by about half. Once they are done remove them from the oven, and transfer them to a baking sheet lined with wax paper. The baking sheet needs to have sides on it- if it doesn’t you can use a casserole dish
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Make a simple brown sugar toffee-
-2 cubes unsalted butter
-1 cup dark brown sugar
-Stir in a pot over med heat until it is at a full bubble
-Once at a full bubble – time 3 minutes – stirring constantly
-Remove from heat and add .5 tsp Sea Salt and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
-Stir fast, this will start to harden very quickly!
-Pour over the pumpkin seeds and shake the baking sheet to even it all out.
-Let cool till it breaks apart
-Crack it all up and enjoy!

Daily Download Day#30

Wow – tomorrow is the last day huh?  Would you like to see the entire kit as you have been collecting it?  I’ll show you in just a second!  I just want to remind you all that tonight we are going to play Bingo with Rachel of Pretty In Green!  I hope you are all able to come!

Are you all traveling along the blog train?  There are wonderful things along the way!!

Here is the final reveal of Wyld Web’s Daily Download with Today’s Link!

Fresh Baked! 10-29

Hi scrappers!! Ginger here today :) Or should I say.. Mad Hatter :)

I did this “costume” all in Photoshop! If you wanna show off your Photoshop skills- you could win a $50 Visa Gift Card! Come join us for the GingerScraps first annual Costume Contest!

I hope you are all having fun on our Goblin Delight Blog Train!! Start at the GingerScraps Site blog and follow the train around to collect a Huge Full collab and a bunch of fun QP’s and other fun goodies! The train has already left the station… hurry before it leaves digi land!

Come join me tonight for a Speed Scrap and Truth or Dare following the Speed Scrap!

There is tons more going on too! The Halloween Forum at GingerScraps has all the details.

OK now finally… on to our AMAZING Fresh Baked Goodies!! As usual the GingerBread Ladies Rocked It!!!

Marshmella Designs is celebrating her 1 year anniversary in digi scrap designing! She would like to celebrate with you and share this birthday mini kit with you. Hooray, it’s my birthday will be FREE, yes free, for 1 week. It includes 5 papers and 20 elements.

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Hooray-It-s-my-birthday.html

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Who doesn’t enjoy an outing to the zoo? Both the young and young at heart enjoy watching the animals at the zoo. Piccolina Designs and Wyld Web Designs got together to provide you with the perfect kit to scrap your zoo memories with. This kit is full of fun colors and fun animal doodles. Welcome to the Zoo

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-to-the-Zoo-by-Wyld-Web-Designs-and-Piccolina-Designs.html
There are 25 and 66 fabulous elements to compliment your layouts.
On sale this weekend only for just $4.13, that is 25% off the regular price!
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Sweet, Sticky and Gooey! MandyMade and Pretty in Green teamed up again to bring you this delectable kit

“Made Pretty Sweet” this super sized fun kit is perfect for all your confectionery needs, with 107 elements 5 Alphas and 28 patterned papers, 12 solid papers the possible are endless. This kit is perfect for scrapping those cute sticky shots from Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day, or just one of those moments of curing a sweet tooth. YUM! Looking for a deal, check out the Bundle Pack that contains a word art packs, a painted paper pack, glitter styles and glitter sheets! For the weekend both are 25% off! So the kit is only $6.00 or you can get this HUGE Bundle for only $7.50!!

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The Made Pretty Sweet Bundle pack

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beautiful CT layouts!

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Shades of Pumpkin by Z Pink Boudoir Designs

This warm, homey kit is perfect in scrapping Thanksgiving Day layouts and pumpkin carvings.

Shades of Pumpkin – Full Kit Orig Price $5.00  Sale Price: $3.25 (35% OFF for one week only)
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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shades…-Full-Kit.html

Shades of Pumpkin – Alpha: Orig Price: $2.00 Sale Price: $1.50 (25% off all weekend)
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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shades-of-Pumpkin-Alpha.html

Shades of Pumpkin – Paper Stacks Orig Price: $3.50 Sale Price: $2.62 (25% off all weekend)
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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shades-of-Pumpkin-Stacks.html

Shades of Pumpkin Bundle Orig Price: $8.50 Sale Price: $6.37 (25% off all weekend)
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http://store.gingerscraps.net/ZPBD-Shades-of-Pumpkin-Bundle.html

Zeee-Shades Of Pumpkin – CT Inspiration
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And last but not least….. your Newsletter Freebie! .. oh wait… you HAVE to get the Newsletter to get the Newsletter Freebie!! Go sign up today so you dont miss a single freebie!! http://www.gingerscraps.net/phpnewsletter/

ChoooChoooo Goblin Delight Blog Train!!

Hello Train Riders!! Are you ready to start your spooky train ride? This is where you will leave the station.
Here is the slideshow of the a few of the frightening stops Goblin Delights Train:

For your departure Julie made you a ghoulish Cluster Frame!

*Click HERE to download Cluster Frame Freebie*

The next stop on the Goblin Delights Gingerscraps blog train is Wyld Web Designs blog.

Don’t forget, if you get lost (or scared from the spookiness!) you can always find the whole blog train list right here!

Please make sure you download these freebies Halloween weekend because these links all expire at midnight on October 31st! After that, they will only be available in the Gingerscraps store.
Before you go visit our next haunted stop on our blog train, I want to remind you to visit Gingerscraps on November 1st for our $1.00 Bake Sale! Every designer will have some products available for this amazing low price for 24 hours only! Plus, don’t forget that if you spend at least $10 in the Gingerscraps store, you get this month’s Gingerscraps collab, Good Morning, for only $1!!!

And here is a quick reminder of all the fun activities we have going on this weekend. Come on over and play with us! LOTS of goodies are being given away!!

Happy haunting everyone!
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Blog Train Order (subject to change):

*Remember* If you stop by one blog and the links are not up yet- try back again in a few hours. Time Zones vary :)

Ginger Scraps – http://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/
Wyld Web Designs – http://wyldwebdesigns.com/wordpress/
Barbara – http://ascraptoremember.blogspot.com
Marshmella Designs – http://marshmelladesigns.blogspot.com/
Ella – http://ellasscrapspace.blogspot.com/
Unforgettable Moments – http://amyp-unforgettablemoments.blogspot.com/
Julie – http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com/
Kathy Winters Designs – http://wordartfun.blogspot.com
Pixels by Jen – http://pixelsbyjen.blogspot.com
Missi – www.damseldesigns.blogspot.com
Pretty In Green – http://p-in-g.blogspot.com/
Sara – http://scrappingalltheway.blogspot.com/
Statements by Jodi – http://statementmakers.blogspot.com/
Trina – www.ScrappingOurLivesAway.blogspot.com
HK Designs – http://designsbyhk.blogspot.com/
Cami/Camijo http://camijoscraps.blogspot.com/
Becky Young Designs – http://beckyyoungdesigns.blogspot.com/
Colleen – http://marinewifemommyscrapper.blogspot.com
Mandymade – http://mandymadedigibits.blogspot.com/
Kimmy – www.kimmyscraps.blogspot.com
Psychozoe – http://psychozoe.blogspot.com/
Jumping Jelly Bean Designs – http://jumpingjellybeandesigns.blogspot.com/

Daily Download Day#29

Our blog train starts today!  Make sure you ride the train for all of the fun events!!

Here is today’s Daily Download!

Daily Download Day#28

Happy Thursday!  I can honestly say I’m glad this week is almost over so then we can PARTY!  I know you have read all of the information about our Halloween Bash here but have you check out the forum?  You can find the list of everything that is going on and then some!!

Now for your daily download!!  This entire kit will be on sale November 1st!!

Daily Download Day#27

Are you getting excited about the Halloween Bash?  Want to get more excited?

Now are you excited!  I know I am!

Here is your daily download link for today!

Sneak Peek at our Halloween Party Blog Train!

Sneak Peek at our Halloween Party Blog Train!