Archives for April 17, 2011

Yay! We had such a close poll this week for the LOTW votes. It was a nail bitter all week long, but alas we have a winner and it’s Sugar&Spice! What an amazing layout! Lovely composition and a fabulous extraction.

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

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.

April Daily Download #17

Hello!  Hello!

I am up nice and early today – enjoying  a little coffee while the kiddos are still in bed.  🙂  This is nice!  Just sent the hubby off to work and now I’m ready to do a little scrappin’!  So of course – the first thing I do when I need to scrap is look through the gallery.  I mean – it IS full of inspiration!  🙂

While I was browsing… look what I found made with April’s Daily Download kit:

^This layout is from Lisa (FJchickie) and its linked to the gallery so you can leave her some love!  🙂  I love the string of flowers around that bottom picture!

^This layout is from Michaela (Marshmella) – it’s linked too!  Isn’t the clustering on this layout awesome!!!  And I love the idea of taking a daily photo for a week!  🙂

Alright folks… hope you are ready to do some scrappin’ now!  I am!  Have you made a layout with the daily download yet?  Be sure to post it in the GS gallery and feel free to leave a comment to let me know you did.  I’d love to check it out!  🙂

PS – Be sure to scroll down and check out The Dish with Ginger and her featured guest – Photo Cowgirl! 🙂  Hope you have a great Sunday!

The Dish: Serving up…. Amamda/ PhotoCowGirl

I am serving up Amanda aka PhotoCowGirl today!


She is our feature GingerBread Lady this month, and you know what that means! She has an amazing Grab Bag for you for the month of April.  **This product will be automatically added to your cart with any purchase of $10.00 or more! **

Grab Bag Photocowgirl

This set of THREE brand new products can be yours for FREE this month! With any $10 purchase in the Gingerscraps store, this grab bag is yours for FREE! Simply make any $10 purchase in a single transaction in the month of April 2011 and you will receive this grab bag absolutely FREE! These three products will cost you $8.00 next month in the PhotoCowGirl store, get this deal while you can!

So lets get to know more about the lovely Amanda….

Ginger: Part of being the Monthly Feature means I put you under the microscope, and find out all about you 🙂 You ready to Dish!?
…. well it is lunch time here (right now with I am typing this) So for my first question…. What should I have for lunch today? lol What is your favorite Lunchtime meal?

Amanda: I am a big soup and pasta fan, but darling hubby is very meat and potatoes.  So whenever we don’t get to eat lunch with him, we often have soup or pasta.  My favorite: homemade fettuccine Alfredo

Ginger: Mmmmm I love fettuccine Alfredo!! So yummy!
Now I have food on the brain, What is your favorite flavor of ice-cream?

Amanda: DQ’s Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Blizzard.  My hubby brought me one right after my 2nd daughter was born.  I swear it can heal anything!

Ginger: I have actually never had a Blizzard…. but now I think I will make sure I do 🙂 Sounds delicious!
OK, what is your least favorite food?

Amanda: Hominy.  I can’t even stand the way it smells.

Ginger: Honestly I dont even know what that is. LOL. Hopefully that will not be served at your Easter Dinner this year? (did you like the smooth transition!) Tell us about your favorite Easter memory?

Amanda: When I was a child. Easter egg hunting with my cousins!  Now, we visit myparents and go to church as a family.  You don’t realize how important family is until you become a parent.

Ginger: I so agree with you! Traditions are so important, and photos of it all just as important 😉 ok now, I want to see a childhood photo of you! If you can dig up an Easter photo that would be awesome!

Amanda: Oh, Ginger you’re killing me.  You know, I don’t have a single photo of my childhood, outside of baby pics in my baby book.  They are all at my parents.  You are missing out too, because I was a cute kid.  Tell you what though, I will dig one up next time I’m at home and post it in the forum.

Ginger: I will hold you to that 🙂 Tell us about your family now? (kids, ages, etc)

Amanda: I have 2 girls, 3 years & 7 months.  I’ve been married – going on almost 5 years – to a man I met locked out of his dorm room in nothing but a towel… talk about fate.

Ginger: Oh my! That is so funny! Can we see a family photo pretty please?

Amanda: I hate to admit this, but I do not have a family photo of all of us.  My hubby likes to run and hide from the camera and I’m usually behind it   Thanks for the reminder that I need one, and here’s a layout I made of my two favorite girlies to hold you over until I get one:

Credits: Kit, Memory Keeper by Designs by Helly; template, by Busy Bee

Ginger: LOVE the Layout though, so precious! How about some more….Can you share with us 2 of your favorite Layouts and tell us a little about each?

Amanda: This is my all time favorite layout:
credits: In The Wild by Ziggle Designs

Ginger: Oh my goodness! I love that! Wonderful journaling!
And now Amanda the Designer! PhotoCowGirl… Why did you choose that as your designer name?

Amanda: Well, I don’t want to say I stole it, but I’d heard of a photographer called the FotoCowboy.  I liked the idea behind it so I used it as my login name when I first started hanging around the scrapbook forums.  I never got creative enough to think of another one when I started designing.  Although, in all honesty, it fits.  I’m not sure I’d classify myself as a hardcore cowgirl, but I love to take pictures and I’m a country girl – with a horse.

Ginger: Thief! haha just teasing 🙂 It totally does fit your style perfectly.
Can you share with us your 2 favorite products, I know it is like picking a favorite child.. but do your best 🙂



I’ll spare you the 3 pages explanation of why they are my favorite.

Ginger: Beautiful!!  Well.. it looks like you survived! Yahoo!! I want to thank you again for being our March Feature Designer! And I hope all you readers out there rush on over to the GingerScraps Shop, and fill your cart (with at least $10.00 worth of goodies) so you can get Amandas AWESOME Grab Bag!