July Feature Designer!

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Happy July everyone!  It’s been said before, but I truly cannot believe how time just whizzes by. I’m excited to bring to you a new feature we have at GingerScraps starting this month: The Designer Spotlight!

Each month we’ll be spotlighting a GingerScraps Designer and to kick things off for July, say hello to Rachel, known as Pretty in Green!

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Rachel has been a designer at GingerScraps since 2009. In a perfect world, I would have been able to sit down over a cup of tea and chatter away with Rachel about what inspires her as a designer, her family and her hobbies outside of digital scrapping. Instead the Internet brings us together, gotta’ love technology!

Today it’s all about designing, Rachel as Pretty in Green.

What is your design process? 

Once I am inspired I look for just the right colors, or if the colors have inspired me I look at my digi stash and see where I can start, and then I pick out a cardstock overlay and start with solid colors and then patterned papers then the elements, and then sometimes I add just a few more patterned papers.

What software do you use as a designer?

I’m a Photoshop girl.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

My kids, my husband, family day to day.  I usually create kits that I need to scrap my life, but sometimes colors really speak to me and I go from there, that usually ends up being the really fancy kits.  I have found through designing that I’m a girly girl who really likes damask prints, LOL!

Describe your design workplace

My dinning room table, or my living room. During the summer months I sit in the dinning room which is more comfortable. During the winter I move  to the living room coffee table because it’s warmer in there, but I sit on the floor and that is not so comfortable.

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What is your favorite kit you’ve designed?

Oh man, this is always a hard one, there is something I love about each one of my kits, but if I have to choose, then I’d have to say Courageous because it’s a kit inspired by the Pixar’s Brave.  It’s a kit with forest greens and cool blues and touches of warm red, I love the way that kit scraps, it has a lot of ME in it.

Courageous is available in Rachel’s GingerScraps store:

It’s also currently 30% OFF, BONUS!

Next week, make sure to check back for more about Rachel as we dive into her hobbies outside of digital designing! Until then, hop into the forum and take a look at our new monthly challenge featuring our Spotlight Designer!

Rachel has also generously provided us all with a SUPER coupon during the month of July!

*One time use per customer

Happy scrapping and see you next week!

LOTW Winner!!

Congratulations to lwentkie for winning LOTW!I love the series of photos in the and the cute water elements. Great title too. Very fun layout! Click on the image to leave her some love or click here to view her entire GingerScraps Gallery.

This LO was created using Sunshine and Sprinkles by Connie Prince Designs and Twin Scraps Mom.

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.

Fresh Baked: July 01, 2013

Welcome to July, Gingerscrappers! The year is just flying by. It’s amazing how fast time can just zoom on by. Don’t you fret though! Gingerscraps has plenty of goodies that makes the flying time worth it!

This month, there’s no official theme to the buffet. There’s a unifying color palette, and the kits play together beautifully. Enjoy the July 2013 {Designer’s Choice} buffet series this month!

We have NEW Buffet options!! You asked for it, and we listened! The GS Buffet will now included FULL size kits!! In addition to the mix and match packs, you can now also find full size kits in the buffet section. The price point has been adjusted accordingly. Everything in the Buffet will always be $4.00 and under. Every month the new Buffet items will all be 50% off (from the 1-5th of the month). That means Full kits for $2 and a ton of mix and match packs all for $1!! You will not want to miss this!

There’s a variety of kit pieces. Graduation, construction, driving, and more! Make sure you check them all out!


Remember, if you don’t want to hear the sound, just click the button next to the play button, and it will mute it for you.

The designers knocked it out of the park. The designs are just amazing and so well done!

The CT did such a great job showing how well all of the kits blend. They all did wonderful work!


Remember, if you don’t want to hear the sound, just click the button next to the play button, and it will mute it for you.

This is just a few of the layouts. Keep an eye out in future newsletters to see more. Maybe even one of yours, if you make sure you put it into the Buffet section of the gallery!

It’s time for the monthly Bake Sale!!

Here are just a few of the items you’ll find in the Bake Sale:

 

This month’s monthly mix is called Summer Beach Party!, created by Joyful Heart Designs, Crisdam Designs, Pixelily Designs, and ViolaMoni. Beaches have never looked more inviting than with this kit!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Monthly-Mix-Schools-Out.html

I told you it was awesome, didn’t I? Any sort of summer pictures will work with this kit!

June’s Daily Download was created by Colie’s Corner, and it seriously looks absolutely adorable!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sassy-Sassy.html

This month’s daily download was created by Pretty in Green. Trust me, you’re going to LOVE it!

http://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/2013/06/daily-download-july-01/

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag! This month’s was created by Connie Prince.

http://store.gingerscraps.net/July-2013-Free-With-Purchase-GrabBag.html

I hope that you enjoy your July! If you’re in the States, have a safe and happy 4th! If you’re in Canada, Happy Canada Day! See you on Friday!