Archives for April 2011

This is it! April Daily Download #30

Hi there!!!  We made it through another month!  Here’s a snapshot of what you should have received each day!  🙂  I do hope you have enjoyed collecting the pieces and it has turned into a wonderful kit!  Remember – this kit is from HK Designs and you can check out the rest of the goodies she has in her shop HERE!  Click on the image for your last piece. 🙂

Now just want to remind you – there’s a speed scrap coming up today at 5pm EST!  Hope to see a few of there (if I make it back from my eye appt in time).

One last reminder for ya – tomorrow is the first of May – you don’t want to miss out on all the fun that is the first of the month!!!  There will be the $1 Bake Sale plus the start of the new daily download plus all the new challenges in the forum!  Busy day – but all good stuff!

Have a great day!!!

April Daily Download #29

Oh boy!!!!  I got caught up in the hoop-la that was the Royal Wedding this morning – and totally forgot to come and post this for y’all.  Hopefully you were watching too – and not coming to collect your daily download!  lol  Anyhow – here’s today’s piece:

Hope you have a great Friday!!!!

Fresh Baked! 4/29

One more week!  That’s right!  There is only one more week until inter National Scrapbooking Day!  I’m just so excited about this weekend.  We at GingerScraps have plans to make all your wishes come true that weekend.  It starts with a sale.  Not just any sale, a BIG sale.  A 40% off sale!  Add products to your wish list and our designers will grant them!  Add them also to the forum for another chance to win.  We will have chats, speed scraps, double entries into our challenge prize pot….the list goes on and on.

You are probably saying, “This is all great but it is still a week away.  Why are you telling us now?”  It is simple.  I want to make sure you add us to your calendar so you don’t miss anything.  Things will be crazy busy that weekend and you won’t want to miss it.

Want to know what else you won’t want to miss?  The new Welcome Kit!!  This week’s Welome Kit is by Pixie Keepsakes.  Make sure you let your friends know about it!  There are also others there in case you missed any!  All you have to do is make sure you are a registered member in the forum.  Enjoy and Welcome to GingerScraps.

Now for the new releases!  This is your last couple of daya to get the FREE grab bag by PhotoCowGirl.  Just spend $10 in the store and it is all yours!  Another thing is the last couple of days to get Colie’s Corners products here as a guest.

Fun Splash {the mini} by Cari Cruse :: Splish Splash! Nothing “fishy” here, just a super little mini kit that will help you make a “splash” in your scrapping!
Contains: 5 papers + 10 elements
Sale Price: $1.95 (Regular Price: $3.25)

Herbal Garden {the kit} by Cari Cruse: Fresh from the garden, the colors of nature shine through with a rustic elegance that is sure to light up your pages! Beautiful herbal plants along with rural elements like the water pump and birdhouse make a wonderful combination of the outdoors and a style that you will love using to scrap!
Contains: 13 papers + 32 elements
Sale Price: $3.15 (Regular: $5.25)


The Dreaming Tree by Psychozoe
Where do you go to dream? to plan? to just be? I have a tree, I call it my Dreaming Tree.d963b8de.jpg



Whew! It’s getting hot in here! Pretty in Green has a totally rad set of CU Flame Shapes. This set of Flames will be perfect for all those nights by the fire, or days your little fire fighter is going to work… maybe even your totally rad man and his love for cool flames! What ever it is this set is perfect. Included in this pack are 9 flame shapes in PNG and a Custom Shape file for Photoshop.

A beautiful spring time kit that is so versatile. This kit is about letting your inner beauty shine. Everyone is beautiful and original in their own way and deserve to feel special. Shine by Scrappy Cocoa has 12 patterned papers, 6 solids, and 51 elements!SC_Shine_GS_PV.jpg


Statements by Jodi has some new Commercial Use textured overlays! Each one includes their original color and grayscaled overlay.
First she has these brown paper overlays. Regular price is $4.00 but this weekend only, snag them for 25% off!

Next are these beautiful watercolored textured overlays. Regular price is $4.00 but this weekend only, snag them for 25% off!


Everything is 25% off for the weekend.  Don’t forget that Sunday is our $1 Bake Sale day!!  You can’t beat those prices!!

April Daily Download #28

Wow!  I can’t believe its Thursday already.  This week is flying by!  🙂  It’s almost the weekend again – yahoo!!!!  So – there are a couple things I want to tell you about today.

1.  Did you see that awesome tutorial from Laura for the button bracelet?  Super cute and simple enough that even I might could make it!!!  🙂

2.  There’s a Speed Scrap on Saturday!!!  It’s at 5pm EST so I hope that we might have a few of our international friends join us too!  I’ll be there – would love to have you join in the fun!!!

3.  It’s almost the end of April – be sure to check out our guest designers store before she’s all gone.  Colie’s Corner has some great kits!  And also don’t forget about this beautiful grab bag that you can get when you spend just $10 in the store!!!

I think that’s about it for now.  🙂  Now onto your daily download piece…

I hope you have a fabulous day!!!!

Let’s Get Crafty {Jewelry Edition}

Hello Bloggy Friends in Digi-land!

My name is Laura and I’m on the store CT here at Gingerscraps!

Today I’m stepping in for Julie and hosting the “Let’s get crafty” edition!I have an awesome tutorial for you and I’m pretty sure you already have most of the supplies needed lying around your house!

These button bracelets are super easy and fun to make. You can also make them to coordinate with your favorite outfit!

To get started you will need these supplies:
elastic: 1/4″ thick
thread and needle
Wrap the elastic around your wrist to see how long it needs to be. Don’t make it too tight!

Leave an overlap of about an inch on either side. Mark it with a pencil so you know where to sew it together.

Then line up your buttons next to it so you know where you want to place them.

*I decided after I took this picture that I wanted my buttons to overlap a little bit. If you want to try this instead, just overlap them a bit instead of a straight line as pictured below*

Now you want to sew your ends together. Use the pencil mark as a guide and start sewing it together. You can also use a lighter on the ends to keep from fraying.

It should look something like this when you are finished.

Now it’s time to sew the buttons on! Start with the one in the middle and work your way out…..

To secure the button to the elastic, loop it through a few times underneath and then create a knot as shown here….

See how I’ve overlapped my buttons a bit? Cute eh?!

Here is the almost finished product….

And there you have it! Finito!

Super easy, super fun, and the options are endless!!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! For more inspiration you can check out my blog for more tutorials!


April Daily Download #27

Happy Wednesday!!!

Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday Tips and April Daily Download #26

Today I’m going to kick off a fun new feature called “Tuesday Tips” and boy do I have some good news for y’all!  Did you know that iNSD is coming up?  The weekend of May 6, 7, and 8 we will be celebrating in a big way at Ginger Scraps!!!  One of the things we will be doing is granting wishes!!!  There will be a few chances to win FREE kits off of your store wish list!!!  So…. today I am going to show you how to fill up your wish list in the store!  🙂

1. Log in to the store

2. The wish list link is on the left hand side in the same place you find your cart.  If you already have something in there – it will show up when you click on this link.  If you haven’t added anything yet – hop to step 3.  🙂

3.  Start shopping!  As you stroll through the store – you can add things to your wish list or to your cart.

4.  This is what your wish list will look like once you have started adding items.

Once you’ve added kits to your wish list – now you can cross your fingers that the designers will choose to grant your wish!  🙂

So head on over to the store and start filling up that wish list so it will be all ready by next Friday!  🙂  Of course – let me know if you have any questions.  I will be watching the comments (as I always do) and answering as soon I can after I see a question.  Now before you go shopping – here’s day #26 for ya:

Have a great day!!!!

Challenge Spotlight – Sugar Swap

Spring has finally  poked its head out from behind the rain/snow clouds here in Idaho! Yay! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter, Passover, spring holidays! We sure did!

So umm no one entered last weeks challenge spotlight. 🙁 so I guess that means no prize for me to give out. So I’ll just move on and hope we get better results this week, after all it is the last week of April!!

This weeks Challenge spotlight is the Sugar Swap hosted by prettyingreen! This is a scrap lift challenge! My favorite! Rachel (PinG) has supplied you with two beautiful LOs you can lift:

By Tree City


by daisydil

Wow Right? What lovely LOs!

Still unsure of what a scrap lift is? essentially  you copy the basic LO or idea, and then make it your own!

Here’s some fabulous examples:

by chigirl

by Serial Crafter

Love how on this second one she combined a bit of each LO to make it truly her own. Never let a scraplift challenge limit you, only inspire you to greatness. 🙂

Ready for your own greatness? Go visit Rachel’s Scrap Lift 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 a LO with this kit are elligable. Let me see those comments!

April Daily Download #25

Hi there!!!  Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  I think I ate too much yesterday but other than that – it was a great day!  🙂

We are getting to the last few pieces of this kit – I hope you are liking how it has come together!  I can’t wait to see all your layouts in the gallery with it!  🙂  And just to let you know – I got a glimpse of the May kit the other day – another great one!!!  Our designers are just rocking these daily downloads for y’all!!!

Okay – here’s piece #25:

Have a great day!!!!  🙂

This week’s LOTW winner is Valarie with her Happiness LO. This LO has is so precious. I adore the photo!  Click on the image to leave her some love or click here to view her entire Gingerscraps Gallery.

This lovely layout was created using goodies from the Spring Fever collection by Ellie Lash.

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.