Fresh Baked: May 01, 2012

It’s May 1st. Really. I promise. I’m telling you the truth. Can you believe it? What happened to April? We’re one-fifth of the way through twenty-twelve already. What sort of insanity is that?

There’s a lot of information and goodies to share with you today! I’m excited about everything. SO much is going to be happening! The Gingerbread Ladies outdid themselves, I’m telling you!

The first bit of news? Do you know what next weekend? It’s NSD!! National Scrapbooking Day is something we digital scrapbookers look forward to for so long. Or is that just me? Well, Gingerscraps has some amazing things planned for it!

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The designers are hosting everything, and they’re pulling out all the stops!

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70% off sale on Thursday and 50% Friday through Sunday. Some restrictions apply.

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Every other hour, a speed scrap or chat will be going on. That means everyone will have a chance to join in on something!

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Persnickety Prints has the best printing services around, and they’re getting into the swing of things for NSD, too, with amazing sales. I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll take advantage of this deal!!

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The bake sale is going on now! Go! You have until the 5th of May to take advantage of some amazing $1 deals!! You never know what you’ll find on sale.

Also, just a quick note: the Bake Sale and May Buffet items are not going to be included in the 70% and 50% off sales for NSD.

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Time for a new buffet. April Showers bring May Flowers, usually, but instead, at Gingerscraps, May isn’t about the flowers. No, we’re all about the babies. This buffet is perfect for all those baby-related layouts. There are also items related to adoption, so it’s perfect for all of those layouts, as well. May is also synonymous with Mother’s Day. Flowers, cards, and love. These kit pieces speak of all of that. Even the pet mommas need some extra loving this time of year. Why not share that with someone you love?

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The Gingerscraps designers really out-did themselves this month with some great mini kits, and they all coordinate so perfectly. There’s something perfect there for everyone!

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The Gingerscraps CT had a blast playing with the kits. The layouts are just spectacular.

Remember, when you spend $10 at the store, you get an amazing grab bag. May’s was created by the talented Pretty in Green.

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Some big news concerning our April Guest, Find Your Bliss Designs. She’s staying! It’s been wonderful seeing her designs in the store, and I’m happy that she has decided to make Gingerscraps a more permanent home!

Now, it’s time to introduce May’s Guest Designer. You might have seen some of her collab designs in the store with other designers. We’re so excited to announce that our guest designer is

Jen C. Designs

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We asked Jen for a little bio, and this is what she told us:

Hi all! My name is Jen. I live in Belfast in the UK. I’ve been married for almost 6 years and we have two beautiful children – Luke and Charlotte. When not digi designing, I work as a web marketer and graphic designer for two local companies. Oh – and of course, playing with my kids! I stumbled into digi scrapping 2 years ago when I was on maternity leave and designing blogs for friends. I started on my first creative team shortly after and designing soon after that! I absolutely love it! I’m inspired by everything from interior decorating magazines to song lyrics, a photo of my kids to suggestions from my fans and creative team. If you ever have a suggestion for a kit or template idea, just let me know!

I can’t wait to get to know her better! And to see her designs, of course!

Here are a few that are in her store right now:

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Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Collection.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Embossed-Solids.html
Paper Add-on: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Add-on-Papers.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Add-on-Alphas.html

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Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Collection.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Alpha-Add-On.html
Add-on: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Overlays.html
Styles: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Styles-CU-okay.html

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Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Collection.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Alpha-Add-On.html
Boy: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Boy.html
Girl: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Girl.html
Cardstock: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Cardstock.html

Well, I guess that’s it. Oh, I’m just kidding, there’s some more. The Daily Download! April’s was created by Sugar Kissed Designs, and it’s now available in the store!

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May’s Daily Download was created by Blue Heart Scraps. It’s just adorable, and perfect for the upcoming summer. Day 01 is available for download now on the blog! Remember to pick up each piece every day!

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I told you there was quite a bit, but I think the read was worth it. Thanks for reading and helping to make Gingerscraps what it is.

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning and happy May, everyone! Can you believe it’s May already? For those of us experiencing temperatures already in the 90s, it seems more like July: BLECH! Instead of roasting in the “spring” heat, let’s stay indoors, get some scrapping done and earn a discount coupon/gift certificate to the store, shall we? It’s time for the May challenges!

Let’s start the month off right–with a freebie! This month’s mini kit challenge is brought to you by Kathy Winters Designs and trust me when I say you’ll want to rush over to the forum and grab this mini ASAP! Take a look at what she made for us to work with this month:

B-E-A-UTIFUL! I love the colors and that little birdie is just so cute.  What will you make with this? A layout, a hybrid card? This is really fitting for all things spring and of course, perfect for those Mother’s Day pictures!

Here are some awesome layouts already completed by the talented ladies of the Gingerscraps forum!

By chigirl

By victoriansoup

By lawerlyn

Excellent creations, ladies! Those have definitely inspired me to jump on this challenge right away. I love how the same mini kit can take on so many different lives with the hands of a different artist, don’t you? Seriously indicative of the talent we have here at Gingerscraps! :)

Ok dear readers, now it’s YOUR turn! Swing by the forum and grab Kathy’s mini kit and get to scrapping! Make sure you grab your spot on the May Challenge Points Tracking thread and start tallying your progress towards a discount or gift certificate! (I’m trying to make May my third month in a row to hit 13–woohoo!) As always, any questions on this or any of the monthly challenges can be directed towards the Cookie Jar.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week, a good start to the month and a HAPPY NSD! (May the odds be ever in your favor!)

May Daily Download: #01

I can’t believe it’s the end of the month already, and I have to reveal April’s Daily Download!

April’s was created by Sugar Kissed Designs, and it’s now available in the store!

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May’s Daily Download was created by Blue Heart Scraps. It’s just adorable, and perfect for the upcoming summer.

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