Archives for August 2013

Fresh Baked: August 23, 2013

Good morning, Gingerscrappers! How’s the week been so far? We hope it’s been a good one. This week, the designers have pulled out some amazing things from their bag of tricks! The time to cuddle up with a good book is upon you with a beautiful collab between Chere Kaye and B2N2 Scraps. Working on Project 365 layouts will be easier for September with the continuation of Connie Prince’s series. Seatrout Scraps is taking everyone on a biking adventure. There’s so much more goodness to be found!

Before we get to the wonderful goodies, I get to share the August 2013 {Designer’s Choice} buffet layouts, and the monthly mix, Family Reunion, that were chosen this week!

Created by MamaCake. Corn for breakfast? Based on the adorable journaling, it sounds like she deserved it! I love the layering.

Created by melissavt. I love the sunset capture. The colors of the kit pieces mesh so perfectly with the colors of the sky!

Created by sladd79054. Such a wonderful layout. The cluster work is amazing.

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

Journal Cards
Torn Papers
Template Pack 1
Template Pack 2



Journal Cards:
FB Timeline Covers:

Border Clusters:
PreDeco Papers:
Extra Papers:
Journal Cards:
QP Album:
Alpha Add-On:

Washi Tape:
Cluster Frames:
Baby Clusters:

Add On:

Make sure you check out the sales, like this one:

We here at Gingerscraps hope that you have a safe and happy weekend, and we’ll see you again soon!

Daily Download: August 23

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.

Blog sneak Peek 8-21-13


Hi everybody!!

I hope that everyone is doing well.  The weather here is so nice that it’s hard to keep the kids inside.  We have one more week before classes start.   I am so sad that the summer is over, but I can’t wait for Fall to begin. Are you excited as well? I can’t wait for some bike rides, picking apples or just sitting by a bonfire. It all sounds wonderful to me!   I’m so excited to share with you some beautiful layouts today.

This is such a great collaboration by Cherekaye Designs and B2N2 Scraps.   I love the e-reader and those word labels are fantastic!

This layout using a template by Little Rad Trio is super!  I can’t wait to see the other templates.

The bright colors are great for all of those fun pictures that we have waiting to be scrapped.

Seatrout Designs has done an outstanding job with this kit.  I love all the elements in this kit.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek of the upcoming release for Friday.  Thanks for stopping by !!


Daily Download: August 22

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: August 21

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.

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Howdy, ladies! How is your week going? This is my last week of freedom before school starts back up–eek–so I’m trying to get a bunch of scrapping in before I have to start hitting the books again! This week I am spotlighting a challenge I just completed this weekend, the buffet challenge hosted by Rachel of Harmonystar Designs! August’s buffet was designer’s choice with an awesome palette; there is seriously a ton included in the buffet, but here is just a little peek at some of the pieces:

So pretty, right? I have to say, when I first saw the palette, I was SO excited and the kits our designers came up with are just gorgeous!  The buffet challenge has quickly become one of my favorites and the forum ladies have knocked it out of the park this month! Take a look for inspiration:

By Roknbear

By Heidi1472

By lab130

LOVE these pages! Make sure you take a moment to leave these ladies some love in the gallery because these layouts are fabulous. I picked pages that use different designers’ buffet pieces so you can really see the variety here. If your style is vintage, modern, bright, subtle–there’s something in this month’s buffet for you! Make sure you swing by the store and check out all the buffet goodies. 🙂

There’s just over a week left in the month, so now is crunch time to get your challenges completed and tallied up for a sweet reward come next month! If you haven’t started your count in the August 2013 Tracking Thread, there’s still time! I plan on getting at least 2 or 3 more challenges done so I can get some free buffet pieces next month–nothing beats free 😉

Okie dokes, that’s it for this week, everyone! Y’all have a super great week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! ^_^

Daily Download: August 20

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.


Congratulations to klgossia for winning LOTW! Her layout is absolutely beautiful. I love the large, blended photo paired with the framed photo and the great clusters. Click on the image to leave her some love or click here to view her entire GingerScraps Gallery.

This layout was created using an awesome template created by North Meets South Studios and kit by Destiny by Seatrout Scraps!

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.

August Feature Designer round two!

Happy afternoon fellow Gingerscrappers!

I’m back for round two of our Feature Designer spot this month with Theresa of Simple Girl Scraps. If you missed our first post, you can find it here.

We’re getting a bit more personal today, and I get to share a few of my favorite Simple Girl Scraps products with you! As always, let’s jump right in, shall we?

I asked Theresa to share a past photo of herself and pretty sure this is the best backdrop ever



What is the most used App on your phone?

Hehe, what Apps? I have an old school LG Rumor! I had an iPhone when I lived in Tokyo, but just got my sister’s hand-me-down phone when I moved back to my hometown. I don’t use my phone much anyway, since I’m mostly attached to my laptop.

Do you craft outside of the digital world?

I don’t do as much as I used to, but I like to knit, sew and quilt! I also work on my paper scrapbooking albums when I get the chance!

And here is a page from one of her paper albums:

I WISH I could create non-digital layouts this awesome!

Hobbies in addition to crafting?

In addition to crafting, I enjoy going to the gym and recently competed in my first power-lifting competition! It was the hardest 3 months of solid training I’ve done before, but also very rewarding!


What is your favorite thing about

I’ve always loved the community and the enthusiasm our members have with the challenges! It makes GingerScraps a fun place to be!

Challenges are such a big part of why I love GingerScraps too! There are so many to choose from, or if I’m feeling ambitious, complete them all! Speaking of challenges, join in one of our newest, the Designer Spotlight Challenge. It’s an easy challenge, just create a layout using 90% of product from the feature designer of the current month. So for August, you must use 90% of Simple Girl Scraps products, it’s a fabulous way to find hidden gems. Hidden gems that I of course (in a bias nature) am going to share with you!

 A few of my FAVORITE Simple Girl Scraps products (all in her GingerScraps store):

Check out all her products, I’m certain you’ll find something you love!  And don’t forget, as feature designer this month, Theresa has provided an awesome coupon to her store (one time use per customer).

Follow Theresa on Facebook, Simple Girl Scraps Blog and more for updates, freebies and more fun!

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Thank you Theresa for sharing a bit about yourself, both as a designer and a totally rad power-lifting, paper-scrapping gal!


Daily Download: August 19

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.