DD: June 30

The link for this download is no longer available.

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.

DD: June 29

The link for this download is no longer available.

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.

June Feature Designer – SandyPie Creations


Wow, it’s already the end of June. How did this happen? I guess between graduation, college orientation, and work (yuck), I’ve been so busy this month has practically flown by.

I wanted to drop in here for a quick look at one of the Feature Designers for June. Sandy of SandyPie Creations took a few minutes to answer some questions so we could get to know her a little better. Let’s see what she  has on her mind.

What is your design process?

I usually like to start with a color palette. But a lot of times I start with the feeling I want the kit to have. Then I go to my drawing pad and notebooks to doodle ideas and list what I want to make sure the kit includes. I scan my drawing and recreate them digitally, the kit comes together slowly after that.

What do you use to create your designs (program, addition tools, etc.)?

I use a Gateway PC with Adobe Creative Cloud mostly PhotoShop and some Illustrator. I also use a Wacom tablet (occasionally) and a Razor Nostromo gaming keypad (all the time, it’s super helpful.) And of course my scanner, Epson 1400 printer and a Silhouette Cameo.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a home office, with beautiful Ikea desk and lots of piles of stuff everywhere cause I’d rather be on the computer than dealing with them. Actually I put my office together “backwards”. I’m right handed but all my storage is to the left, so I need to rotate everything so my shelves are to the right so things get put away correctly instead of the sitting on the right corner of my desk till it gets knocked over, then I deal with it.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

There are so many places I get inspiration from fabrics, Pinterest has great art that really inspires me, things my kids are into, and especially feelings, I like to capture a feeling as much a theme.

What is the last book you read?

“The Fault In Our Stars” by John Greene, currently I’m working on the first Mortal Instruments book “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare and rereading “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness, I’m excited for the third book coming out next month!

Tea or coffee?

Coffee (love my Keurig and my Nespresso machine for lattes)….. or Dr Pepper (anytime of day) or sweet tea…. I’m not too picky!

Do you craft outside of the digital world (please share an example/photo)?

I try! As of late the only crafty thing, outside of digi and hybrid scrapping, has been cake decorating. Here’s the latest one I made, for a friend’s daughter.


Please share a photo of yourself, can be silly or serious but a photo that shows us who YOU are.

This pretty much sums me up. It’s a couple years old, a few pounds lighter, but really is me.


How do you feed your sweet tooth (photo if you got it)?

I’m not a big chocolate person, unless it’s a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting! But my latest obsession is Grandma’s Frosted Blueberry and White Chocolate Flavored Cookie, these things really are evil!


What is your *favorite* kit you’ve designed (that is currently in store) and why is it your favorite?

I loved my Peas In A Pod (March 2014 Buffet pieces) I really loved making this one. I had so much fun drawing everything beforehand, scanning it and recreating it digitally, it really let me show myself how much I could do and gave me confidence in myself. And it’s super cute!


What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

There is some much great stuff here, it’s hard to pick just one, but to make this about me, I really appreciate that Ginger has allowed me to work on things that I love and learn what my design voice really is.

What is the most used App on your phone?

The music or podcasts app. I rarely use it as a phone.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Surfing movies, especially “The Endless Summer” by Bruce Brown. And Tumblr.

How long have you been designing?

Since 2012.

Salty or sweet?

Salty sweet, unless there’s cake.

If you could travel to any TIME in the past, present or future where would you go and why?

This is hard, I’m not sure I’d do well going back too far in history. I might go back far enough to tell myself to go to college right out of high school rather than what I actually did.

Any special message to our members?

When doing your memory keeping don’t compare your layouts to others’, the important thing is that you’re doing it.


Thanks again to Sandy for sharing a little of herself with us. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.


DD: June 28


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: June 27, 2014

Good morning! How has your week been going? It’s almost the end of June! Can you believe it? Tuesday is Canada Day and Friday is the 4th! Craziness! This summer is just flying on by! Speaking of flying by, the big clearance sale at Gingerscraps is flying by, too! Only a few days left to take advantage!

Before I show you the new goodies, I’ve chosen a few layouts to show off, using June 2014 {Designer’s Choice} buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “That’s My Guy”.

Created by klgossia. The clusters are beyond amazing. So beautifully done. I love the smaller pictures “taped” around the bigger picture!

Created by jbdolfin. I love the journaling, explaining the pictures. I had no idea that that had gone on!

Created by emscraps. I love the art journal feel to this. So creatively done.

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag!


Have you heard about the big sale going on at Gingerscraps? LOTS of products on sale, for the last time, before they’re retired and no longer available! Make sure you check it out, before it’s too late!

Mega Stash: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Mega-Stash.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-PreDeco-Papers.html
Dates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Dates.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Journal-Cards.html
Stamped Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Stamped-Bits.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html

Alpha Pack AddOn: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QuickPages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-QuickPages.html
BragBook: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-BragBook.html
WordArt: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-WordArt-Pack.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Flair-Pack.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Embossed-Papers.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Cluster-Pack.html
Facebook Timeline Covers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2014-July-Life-s-A-Journey-Facebook-Timeline-Covers.html












Bundles :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Me-Time-Needed-Bundles-Pack.html
Kit : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Me-Time-Needed.html
Flair : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Me-Time-Needed-Flair-Paper-Pack.html
Artsy Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Me-Time-Needed-Artsy-Paper-Pack.html
Stacked Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Me-Time-Needed-Stacked-Paper-Pack.html
Torn Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Me-Time-Needed-Torn-Paper-Pack.html







Alpha – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Free-Alpha.html
Journal Cards – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Free-Journal-Cards.html
Krafties – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Free-Krafties.html
Torn Papers – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Free-Torn-Papers.html
Templates – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Free-Templates.html
Splatters – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-and-Free-Splatters.html

Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival.html
Patterns: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Patterns.html
Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Elements.html
Solids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Solids.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Extra-Papers.html
Word Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Word-Bits.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Templates.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Journal-Cards.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Alphas.html
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Carnival-Bundle.html

Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Garden-Grow-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Garden-Grow-Kit.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Garden-Grow-Flair.html
Page Overlays: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Garden-Grow-Page-Overlays.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Garden-Grow-Extra-Papers.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Garden-Grow-Alphas.html







Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab! Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges. Visit the GS Forum for all the details.

Go forth! Have fun! Share those amazing layouts with us! Most of all, find something that you just can’t live without!

DD: June 27

The link for this download is no longer available.

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.

Sneak Peek’s June 26th

Happy Thursday! The first six months of the year are almost over! I can’t believe it will be July in a few short days! I have seen the buffet items and they are awesome! But before we get to the buffet items, there’s a few new releases coming out tomorrow!

From Amy Stoffel:

From Pixelily Designs, two new kits:







Violamoni has a new release:

Cathy K has a new release:



and…. a tiny sneak peek at the buffet:

You’ll get to see the rest on Tuesday! Have a Great weekend!


DD: June 26

The link for this download is no longer available.

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.

DD: June 25

The link for this download is no longer available.

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 June 24th

Happy Tuesday! There’s six days left to get challenge layouts done for this months awesome challenge reward! And as an added bonus, this weeks’ spotlight gets you another freebie! The second part of the months’ Template Challenge is hosted by Melissa of Lissykay Designs! She provided a great freebie template for the challenge!

The challenge is simple, create a layout using this template and post it in the gallery. You can grab the template in the challenge forum. By completing this challenge and 9 others you get this great collab:

Here are a few examples members have posted:

Where Is He?

Baby Boy May 2014


Each image is linked so you can leave some love to the creators of these awesome layouts! Enjoy the last few days of June!