Archives for July 2013

Daily Download: July 18

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Daily Download: July 17

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

July Feature Designer part 3!

Hello, hello! I’m back a day late but I’ll pretend it’s fashionably so.


The final installment for our July Feature Designer, Rachel of Pretty in Green starts now (If you missed part 1 and 2 find them here and here)! Today we’re going to share a little bit of the present, past and satisfying Rachel’s sweet tooth. I’m also going to stick in a couple of my favorite kits created by Pretty in Green to help if you’re unsure what to use her totally rad awesome coupon on (see end of post for said totally rad awesome coupon).

With Summer in full swing, everyone is out making memories, I asked Rachel to share one of her recent favorite memories in photo form.


Makes me think of one of my favorite Pretty in Green kits, King of the Jungle. A surprisingly versatile kit, I love the thought of using it for zoo trips, for my son’s love of a certain animated lion cub and the warm colors would be just lovely for that time of year when the leaves start to turn.

Moving from the present to the past, I was able to get my hands on a photo of Rachel from years past, High School to be exact! Seriously, her smile, it’s contagious!


You’re smiling right now, you can’t help it.

Thinking back to High School is often a roller coaster of ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ for many.  For me personally it was a time when I should have believed more in myself, in my own beauty (and smarts!) and not relied so heavily on what others thought or cared for. Because of that, I’m immediately drawn to Pretty in Green’s I am Beautiful kit. It might just be in my top two as far as favorites from her collection of designs. It’s simple, subtle and the message is clear as day, [You] are beautiful. Don’t forget it.

Time for some more Q&A!

What is the last book you read?

eek! Is it bad to say I don’t read books, I wait for the movie? LOL! I do make time for my kids to read and I read to them, so to answer your question what was the last book, it was Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss.

How do you feed your sweet tooth?

A better question would be, how don’t I feed my sweet tooth?  I don’t eat red meat, but I don’t eat a lot of veggies either, so I jokingly say I’m a sweet-tarian, LOL! I love chocolate but French toast is my all time favorite!


Last and certainly the most important question, 😉

What is your favorite thing about

Gosh what’s not to love? Really, I discovered Ginger Scraps when I discovered Digi Scrap, and I have stuck around since. It’s full of great friendly people, and I get to work with some of the most talented women ever!

Here, here! Now, for that coupon I mentioned at the beginning of the post:

Remember, one per customer and if you need help finding just the right kit I’ll share with you two more of my absolute favorites:

Thank you, Rachel, for letting us get to know you better and as an added bonus, here is a sneak peek of her NEWEST release coming THIS Friday!

Happy scrapping friends!


Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, all! Hope everyone had a great weekend; mine was not long enough, as usual! We’re already mid-July (eek!) and it’s time for another challenge spotlight. This week, I am writing about a rad challenge with a freebie: the mini kit challenge hosted by Wendy of Wendy Tunison Designs! Wendy brought her unique style to this month’s mini; check it out:

LOVE. IT. Wendy’s minis are never truly mini, so there’s lots of fun vintage elements here to work with. Not surprising, this challenge has been popular this month with bunches of layouts pouring in! Take a look at a few of my favorites for inspiration…

By Tamie

By ScrappyPenguin

By lhansen148

Absolutely gorgeous. Seriously, I am loving this mini and adoring these layouts. All three of these pages have the same “junky vintage” feel, but are vastly unique. That is the sign of some talented scrappers working with a well-designed kit.  🙂

Remember, the month is now officially half over! Make sure you’re tracking your completed challenges in the July 2013 Challenge Tracking Thread. You’ll want to get all your challenge credits so you can snag yourself an awesome reward once July is over. 🙂

That’s it for this week! Stop by again next week! 🙂

Daily Download: July 16

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Daily Download: July 15

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Fresh Baked: New Designers!

Something big is going on at Gingerscraps! It’s huge! There was the designer call that happened earlier, and now, we’re ready to announce them! We have SEVEN new designers. Yes, you read that right! SEVEN new designers!

  • Cathy of CathyK Designs
  • Cheré of Chere Kaye Designs
  • Paula of Keystone Scraps
  • Becky of B2N2Scraps
  • Jill of Created by Jill Scraps
  • Jennifer of Little Rad Trio
  • Melanie of M&MDesigns

Oh, wow. So much goodness coming to us! We asked the designers to tell us a little about themselves, and this is what they had to tell us, and a few of the amazing products that they have to offer:


CathyK Designs

Hi! My name is Cathy of CathyK Designs, and twoboyz00 in most of the digi forums. I’ve been designing now for almost 5 years (hmmm… I should probably do something special for my 5-year design anniversary). I’ve been married to my sweetheart for 18 years and have 2 teenage boys who keep me busy. I left my engineering job a couple years ago to be around more for my boys, and I love it! When I’m not designing or scrapping, I like to hang out with my family, go camping, watch movies, and spend (waste) a little too much time on the internet on Pinterest and Facebook. I’m so very excited to be joining the Gingerscraps family, and I can’t wait to get to know everyone here better! Keep checking my store for new releases, since it will take some time for me to move all my products over from my other store.


Chere Kaye Designs

Hiya, friends! I’m Ré, short for Cheré Kaye, the twisted and creative mind behind Cheré Kaye Designs. I’ve been married for almost 2 whole weeks now to a super hot husband named Chris, and we have two daughters that bring us joy and challenge every day. We live in the sticks with our little family, including one sweet old kitty named Taz. I am addicted to Friends, The Big Bang Theory, reading books on my Nook and any type of music imaginable. I’ve been designing for 7 years now, and paper crafting and scrapbooking since high school (which is too long ago to bring up right now!). I love creating to music, and my designs are a little shabby and funky. I can’t wait to be a part of the Ginger Scraps family!…e-Designs.html

Keystone Scraps

Hi! My name is Paula, and I’m the creative brain behind this little operation called Keystone Scraps. I’ve been married to my husband Tom for 18 years. We have 3 kids, (a boy and 2 girls all teenagers) and a small domestic zoo (2 dogs, 5 cats, and a gerbil!). I started paper scrapbooking 13 years ago and turned entirely to digital about 5 years ago. I love that I can take my laptop along and scrap anywhere with no mess or clean up! It makes passing the hours in the car waiting for kids to finish up their activities so much more pleasant!
Because we were having a hard time finding quality kits in the styles we were looking for, I started designing digital scrapbook supplies in partnership with my BFF Melissa. We formed Keystone Scraps in February 2011, choosing the name Keystone Scraps since we are both from the keystone state, Pennsylvania!A year later , I took over the reigns as a solo venture, and have been humming along ever since! Designing kits is the perfect way for me to release the creative energy that I have stored up through the day. I’m a pharmacist by trade, and there’s little room for creativity there! I find inspiration in everything, but especially color. I love for my kits and scrapbook pages to create a mood or a feeling. I call my primary design style shabby Victorian, since there isn’t really a name for it. I love a vintage feel, lots of elements (I’m a clusterer!), and papers that look like real paper! I am so excited to be part of the GingerScraps family!


Peter Add-On:


Hi there! I’m Becky also known as B2N2 Scraps. I’m very excited to be joining the GingerScraps family! I’ve been designing for 3 years now (yikes, time sure flies!) and digital scrapping for a little less than 4 years. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Brian, for 11 years and we have 4 year old twins: Natalie and Noah. Have you figured out my designer name yet? I am returning to my teaching position after taking some time off to be home with my kids. I am a bilingual teacher and work with grades 3-6. When I’m not scrapping or designing (or playing with my kids), I love to read, search Pinterest for yummy recipes and then make them, blog about my kids, and play games. I look forward to getting to know you all! Keep an eye on my store as it will be opening on July 22nd.

Created by Jill Scraps

Hi!! *waves to all* I’m Jill with Created by Jill Scraps and I am thrilled beyond belief to be a part of this amazing Design Team! I’m a stay-at-home-mom 2 two teenage girls (one is entering high school in the fall and one is graduating a year early in the spring…heart be still) I’m happily married to a man with more shoes then any female could ever have and currently reside in Louisiana (but I’m an East Coast girl through and through). I’ve been designing for almost 4 years and pretty much live on my computer! When not designing (or pinning…or re-pinning…or playing mindless Facebook games)….I’m off teaching Zumba and Bokwa classes in the evenings! Keep an eye on my store as I’ll be adding more products every week! I am also currently in the midst of a collection that will be EXCLUSIVE to GingerScraps! I’m so excited and so looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Little Rad Trio

My name is Jennifer also known as jmljensen and now Little Rad Trio in the digi-world. I have been digital scrapbooking since 2009 and just recently started designing. My husband (Lance) and I have been married for almost 13 years and we have 3 boys – Lucas, Reed & Tyler. Can you figure out my design name? I just had to use my boys’ initials and Little Rad Trio was born. My real job is president and owner of a Managing General Agency (an insurance middleman between insurance companies and independent insurance agents). When I’m not working or designing/scrapbooking, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Cut-It-Out Templates:
Independently Proud:
Just a Guy:…-full-kit.html

M&M Designs

I started scrapping about 6 years ago, I was a tagger and tutorial writer. I surfed around a bit on the internet and found out about digiscrapping.
I fell in love with it! I love to design templates, to make scrapping easy for everyone! I am 30 years old, I love to dance, film, and
go out for a nice dinner.…plates-V1.html…plates-v2.html…plates-v3.html

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

Connie Prince


I hope this newsletter brings a smile to your face, and keep an eye out Friday for even more goodness!

Daily Download: July 14

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Daily Download: July 13

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Fresh Baked: July 12, 2013

Good morning! How’s your day going so far? It’s a busy one here at Gingerscraps! Very soon, we’ll be sharing the news on who the new designers are! Monday, a special newsletter will be coming out to share the news, so keep an eye out for that!

This week, we have some great designs! ViolaMoni has some great skylines that will fit into any layout. Bekah E has a gorgeous sunset kit. Wendy Tunison has an adorable kit that is very wordy!

Before I show you them, I want to share the July 2013 {Designer’s Choice} buffet layouts, and the monthly mix, Summer Beach Party!, that were chosen this week!

Created by Lisa. The cross-out of cocktail drew my attention. I love the clustering.

Created by MamaCake. It’s so cool watching the progression of a house being built! Buffet choice was PERFECT!

Created by bekfek. I love the big flower clusters, and the created word-art.

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


Border Clusters:
PreDeco Papers:
Journal Card templates:
Extra Papers:
Alpha Add-on:
Word Art:
Flair Pack:
Cluster Pack:

I hope that you have a safe and happy weekend!!