Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hello and happy Tuesday! Can you believe it’s already the third week in December?! Only a little over a week left in 2012–eep! Where did the time go? Now that school is over (all A’s–go me!), I can finally start scrapping again! Since I’m a little rusty now, I definitely want to use a template and what better way to get a freebie template than by joining in on the second template challenge hosted by one of our new designers, Isabel of Crisdam Designs! Check out the super cute template Isabel has made for us to create with the second half of this month…

Awesome, right? I love the curve along the right side and I’m always a sucker for a little paper stacking! Even though this template challenge just started, we’ve already got some wonderful layouts in the forum. Check out a few ladies’ creations here for inspiration!

By Sarah

By rdjrneace

By Ricki

I’m always thrilled to check out these challenges and see the amount of talent we have in the GS community! :) I love that snowy spray Sarah has, all the vibrant ribbons Debbie used and the softer non-holiday pastels Ricki used for a little break in strictly holiday scrapping. :) Wonderful work, ladies!

If you haven’t started tallying your completed challenges, you need to head over to the December Challenge Points Tracking thread and start counting up those layouts! At the end of the month, you’ll get a lovely little prize depending on how many challenges you complete. It’s not to late to get scrapping and earn a fun reward! :D

Well, dinner’s just about ready, my tummy’s rumbling and I need to finish a Christmas craft before bed, so that’s it for me! Y’all have a great week, finish up your Christmas shopping/wrapping and I’ll see everyone back here next week for the LAST challenge spotlight of 2012! CRAZY! See you next week! :)

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LOTW Winner!

Congratulations goes to franlk for winning LOTW! Her icy blue layout pops out of the gallery! I love the large snowflakes and the word path she has included in her LO.  Click 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.

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Winter Holiday Whimsy!

Good evening everyone!

It’s been a very busy weekend already for my family and I, with a birthday party for a very awesome (I’m bias) two year old!

I’m here tonight to bring to you some inspiration. I know, despite all the festivities (birthday parties, Christmas just around the corner) , I’ve felt such a slow in creativity that I thought, why not give it a boost!

I’ve put together some inspiring photo prompts (or even dare I say, journaling prompts?) for the upcoming holiday.

Template by Creations by Julie
Christmas Bells by Matilda Designs

Feel free to share your photos, layouts, poems, anything that you’re inspired to create! Each prompt is up to your own interpretation. Start with number 1, or start with number 7, it’s completely up to you!

You may link up below in the comments if you have a blog or hop on over to our forum and post in our Winter Holiday Whimsy thread!

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Fresh Baked: December 14, 2012

Oh man, oh man! I am so excited! Christmas is just around the corner. Hanukkah is currently happening. There are so many wonderful things, holiday-wise, going on! I work with the Girl Scouts (I’m a Daisy leader, in fact), and this weekend, we’re making ornaments and going to nom on some delicious cake balls. I’m excited, even though they’re calling for rain instead of snow.

The lack of snow is made tolerable by the amazing layouts I’m seeing in the gallery though. I’m amazed, each week, as I go in, and try and pick out just a few layouts that I just adore. All of you, those who share your layouts with us, are amazing, and create just the most beautiful layouts! Thank you!


Created by Tree City. Oh I love the Bokeh! Seriously adore the bokeh. Jealous of it as well, :D


Created by missdamsel. I love the snowflakes down the sides! It adds such a beautiful contrast to the layout.


Created by jenevang. First I saw the beautiful amazing blend. And then the beautiful clustering. So absolutely gorgeous!

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