LOTW Winner!!

Congratulations to marinapj for winning LOTW! Her layout displays a beautiful large monochrome photo which adds to the vintage feel of her layout. I adore this layout. 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.

Daily Download: Nov 24

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.

November Feature Designer: Blue Heart Scraps!

feature designer

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s been a while since we met and I’m happy to bring to you November’s Feature Designer, JoyLynn of Blue Heart Scraps.

I may be a bit bias because I’ve been a part of JoyLynn’s team in the past, but she is totally rad. One thing I love about Blue Heart Scraps is the ‘paper’ style to her designing. It one of my favorite ways to scrap, but enough about me and what I like, let’s talk about JoyLynn!

What is your design process?

It varies from kit to kit. Most times, I start with a general idea of what theme I want to go with and then try to find colors and create elements that fit my idea of that theme. Other times, I run across colors or pictures (either online or in real life) that I just can’t stop loving on, and try to build something from them.

What do you use to create your designs?

Photoshop CS 5, Adobe Illustrator (though no where near as much as I wish I could!), my Wacom Tablet, and every once in a while, I’ll remember that I have a copy of ArtRage I can open up. ;)

Describe your work space

Messy, it’s horribly disorganized!  So, lately I’ve been taking over the living room recliner and side table (to hold my mouse and tablet), until my husband gets his portion of the computer desk figured out.

What motivates you as a designer?

Seeing the beautiful pages created with my products and knowing that I had a hand in helping someone create a lasting memory.

While it’s always fun to hear about designers designing, it’s more fun to hear about the fun tidbits totally unrelated to designing! With that said,

What is the last book you read?

Last book completed was Emma’s Secret by Steena Holmes. Currently reading Fallen by Lauren Kate.

Tea or Coffee?

Tea, please…especially if you’re making a Starbucks run. Then I’ll have a venti, soy, no water chai with an extra pump of chai, please. Yum!

Can’t say I agree with JL on the chai bit (though I know MANY who LOVE chai!) but I totally love tea, just give me a strong black with a splash of milk and I am one happy scrapper.

Do you craft outside of the digital world?

I can cut and paste some crafts with my kids…does that count? ;)

Totally counts.

Any hobbies in addition to designing?

Reading, catching up on older seasons of TV shows (I’m currently flying through Glee. It’s really not that bad if you fast forward through most of the singing, LOL) and video games…because sometimes, I just need to lose myself in something mind-numbing.

I definitely know reading is a hobby, especially since you are one of the fearless leaders of the GingerScraps book club. I love to read too, but haven’t given myself the time to do so in too long, sadly.

Show us YOU in one shot!

My youngest child is a snuggler…so most nights you’ll find me just like this;

How do you feed your sweet tooth?

Lately, it’s been this yummy goodness!

(and because I was forced to take that picture, I totally had to eat one now, LOL)

Seems like as good of an excuse as any!

What is the most used app on your phone?

Besides Facebook? Probably Plants Vs. Zombies 2…but I blame it all on my boys (which is a lie, I barely let them play it on my phone, and when they do it has to be on their own name…not letting them get ahead of me on MY game, LOL)

What is your *favorite* kit that you’ve designed?

Let’s Get Reel! My family and I are HUGE movie fans. Because our boys are young, we don’t always get to the theatre as often as we like…but family movie/tv nights happen quite often around here!

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

The atmosphere. Everyone is so sweet and friendly and supportive. It’s one of the nicest places I’ve been a part of online.

Truth! It really is a very friendly, supportive place! We’ve got a great group of people and new scrappers (AND designers) regularly join us here, growing our community.

Last but not least, with Thanksgiving coming this week everyone is focusing on what they are thankful for, so it is only right that I ask you, what are YOU most thankful for?

What am I most thankful for? The chance to be ME. I have an incredible family who love me regardless (even though I disappoint them often), two of the most precious boys the world has ever been blessed with (who have taught me more about compassion and acceptance and unconditional love than I have EVER thought possible), lifelong friends who make me laugh so hard I cry and then cry until I laugh (and have offered such a selfless dose of support and understanding this past year). Life isn’t always easy and happy and filled with sunshine and rainbows and unicorns who poop lollipops – but I am so ridiculously blessed!

I love your honesty and colourful descriptions, and I have to agree with you; life isn’t always sunshine and lollipops but the people that support and love us truly are a blessing and help us through!

Thank you JoyLynn, for letting us get to know you (as a designer AND as a wife, mother and just your regular rad chick).  Make sure you follow her on Facebook for up to date news, fun and freebies! Also, check out Blue Heart Scraps blog if you don’t have Facebook, or even if you do because you never know what kind of goodness she’ll have to share with you!

Because JoyLynn is our rockin’ Feature Designer for the month of November, she’s supplied us with some rockin’ coupons.

Check out all her awesome designers, RIGHT HERE! Coupons expire on November 30th (good through the day) so definitely take advantage! One time use per customer per coupon, use one or use them all but don’t let them waste away. :)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to know what YOU’RE thankful for!

So please, leave a comment below letting me know what it is that fills you with gratitude and be entered into a random drawing for YOUR CHOICE* of a Blue Heart Scraps kit  (*no bundles or collabs.) ! Comments will close on November 30th and a winner will be contacted 5PM CST November 30th(so make sure to include your email!)!

Me? I’m thankful for a community of scrappers that has given me best friends, inspirations and opened my eyes to a whole new way to get creative!

 

 

 

Daily Download: Nov 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.

Daily Download: Nov 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.

Fresh Baked: November 22, 2013

Happy November! How has your week been? We’re down the wire on November! This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving in the States, which signifies, at least here, the start of the Christmas Season! The designers are really getting into the holiday spirit with kits full of love and laughter! I think there is a kit in here to tickle everyone’s fancy!

Before I get to the goodies, I have some amazing layouts to share with you, using November 2013 Buffet {Designer’s Choice} buffet series and Thanks and Giving, this month’s monthly mix!


Created by MSPeeler. I love the title work and the beautiful cluster. I also love the baby picture to wedding picture! So sweet!


Created by missdamsel. I have been loving the watching of the tree for changes in color! The clusters are wonderful, and it all just fits so well!


Created by Lisa. The puppy dog in the hat just cracks me up. The pumpkin in a hat cracks me up! The cluster work makes me jealous!! A wonderful layout all around!

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


http://store.gingerscraps.net/November-FWP-Bundle.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kitschy-Kringle.html


Kit- http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Dressed-Up.html
Alphas- http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Dressed-Up-Alphas.html
Flairs- http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Dressed-Up-Flairs.html
Journal Cards- http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Dressed-Up-Journal-Cards.html
Quick Pages- http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Dressed-Up-Quick-Pages.html
Bundle- http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Dressed-Up-Bundle.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Thanks-For-Sharing.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Movember.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Vanilla-Essence-by-Seatrout-Scraps.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Synchronicity-Set-8-by-Seatrout-Scraps.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/It-s-All-Relative-Kit-by-Susan-Godfrey.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/On-My-Knees-Kit-by-Susan-Godfrey.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-Us-November-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-Us-November.html
Extra Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-Us-November-Extra-Alpha.html
Extra Ellies: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-Us-November-Extra-Ellies.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-Us-November-Extra-Papers.html
Lingo: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-Us-November-Lingo.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Kit.html


Krafties http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Krafties.html
Torn Papers http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Torn-Papers.html
Journal Cards http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Journal-Cards.html
Alpha http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Alpha.html
Template Pack 1 http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Template-Pack-1.html
Template Pack 2 http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Template-Pack-2.html
Bundle http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bits-Of-Life-Bundle.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks-Clusters.html
Stackers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks-Stackers.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks-Word-Art.html
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks-Bundle.html
Printable: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks-Printable-Wreath.html
QPs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Season-of-Thanks-Quick-Pages.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Mega-Stash.html


Alpha Pack Add-On: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QuickPages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-QuickPages.html
Flair Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Flair-Pack-cap_kw_P2013DecFP1.html
Printable Greeting Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Printable-Greeting-Cards.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Journal-Cards.html
WordArt: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-WordArt-Pack.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Flair-Pack.html
Facebook Timeline: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2013-December-Facebook-Timeline-Covers.html


Element Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Element-Pack.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-PreDeco-Papers.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Extra-Papers.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Journal-Cards.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Flair-Pack.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Cluster-Pack.html
Alpha Add-On: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QP Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rawr-Dinosaur-QuickPage-Album.html


Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Homespun.html
Cluster Mix – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Homespun-Cluster-Mix.html
Recipe Cards – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Homespun-Recipe-Cards.html
Stackers – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Homespun-Stackers.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Homespun-Bundle.html

GingerScraps has a  Facebook Group. This is an Open group anyone can join to share your GingerScraps Layouts, inspirational stories, scrapping funnies, questions, ISOs or anything else you’d like to share! This group gives you the chance to catch things you may have missed about GingerScraps happenings, such as sale announcements, new freebies, chats, new releases and more.

Remember this is a GingerScraps group, so please no other store product promotions.

May your month be filled with plenty of topics to write about, journal about, and capture in a scrapbook layout!

Sneak Peeks!

Good afternoon everyone! April here popping in quick for Shellby to give you the sneak peeks of (some of) what’s arriving tomorrow in store!

Three new beautiful kits coming to you from Susan Godfrey Designs (whose word bits I love!)

 

A very pretty Earth toned kit PERFECT for the upcoming holidays from Seatrout Scraps:

And a super fun themed kit from Ponytails Designs

Which is versatile enough to use for anything!

There is a bright new kit from Luv Ewe Designs that’ll have getting all dressed up

One thing I absolutely enjoy about GingerScraps is the many different styles of designers we have here. It provides *so* much variety for all our scrap happiness. I can’t wait to see what else is in store (literally!) tomorrow!

Daily Download: Nov 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.

Daily Download: Nov 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.

Challenge Spotlight~ Mix It Up Challenge

Happy Tuesday Ladies! I hope the weekend was great and productive for everyone! Is anyone in a scrapping slump? The best thing to help get you out of a slump is to find inspiration and our challenges are perfect! Especially our Mix It Up Challenge! It’s never the same challenge twice! This month our challenge is hosted by Rachael of Seatrout Scraps!

This months challenge is to only put photos and elements on the top half of the Layout. The rest must be white space. Here is the example Rachael provided us:

Isn’t this a fabulous challenge! On top of a little inspiration to try something new, creating a layout for this challenge will help you earn our fabulous rewards!

Here are a few of the completed layouts for the challenge:

By Sladd79054

By JaninAlberta

 

By Saskias

Make sure you are tracking your LO’s in our Tracking Thread! I hope everyone is enjoying November! The weather is getting cooler here in AL. The leaves are even changing! Have a great week!