Important Site Downtime Notice

GingerScraps has some exciting news! We are moving to a bigger and better server! What does that mean for you?

  • Late night on Monday, January 25 GS will be put into maintenance mode.
  • Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January  27, GingerScraps will remain in maintenance mode. You will not be able to access the shop, forum, gallery etc.
  • Don’t worry, if this interrupts your downloading time, for purchases made the days prior to the maintenance, I’m happy to reset and extend those for you. Simple fill out a support ticket once GS is back up and running.
  • The Daily Download on the blog will pick right up where they left off, and we will extend the download times by 2 days, so you will not miss any daily downloads.
  • GingerScraps should be back up and by Thursday, January 28th

We encourage you to join us on Facebook at the GingerScraps fan page Here- https://www.facebook.com/GingerScraps

Or come chat with us in the GingerScraps group! Here- https://www.facebook.com/groups/687472814599035/

Thank you all for your continued support and making GingerScraps the best place in digi land!

<3 Ginger

$1.00 Bake Sale @ GingerScraps!

Good Monday morning my Gingerscraps’ friends. It’s Bake Sale time. Just wanted to send you a quick little message and give you a glimpse of what our designers are offering for this month’s bake sale. All just $1.00 and available at this price through November 20th.

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Don’t forget to take a look at this weeks Fresh Baked too!

Make sure to stop by the Gingerscraps Facebook group and show us what you made with your Bake Sale and Fresh Baked items!

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Book Lover: May 2015

Book Lover

 

It is time to revel the GingerScraps book club selection for May, 2015!

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Our May 2015 book is…. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.

From Amazon the description of this book is as follows,

In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves.

Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom’s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.”

Here is what others are saying about The Kitchen House

“Forget Gone with the Wind . . . a story that grabs the reader and demands to be devoured. Wow.” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

“To say Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House is a page-turner wouldn’t do it justice . . . Grissom breaks away from the gate at a fast clip, the reader hanging on for the ride.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

“A gripping tale of the South during the days of slavery. . . . Kathleen Grissom’s first novel explores the well-known side of the dark world of slavery as well as the not-so-well-known world of white slavery, or indentured servitude. The book is written in a manner that is fast-paced and action packed, making it difficult to put down.” (Bookreporter.com)

“You will be thrilled by this intimate and surprising story that connects us with an unexpected corner of our history. Kathleen Grissom gives us a new and unforgettable perspective on slavery and families and human ties in the Old South, exploring the deepest mysteries of the past that help define who we are to this day.” (Robert Morgan, Bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club selection Gap Creek)

“Kathleen Grissom peers into the plantation romance through the eyes of a white indentured servant inhabiting the limbo land between slavery and freedom, providing a tale that provokes new empathy for all working and longing in The Kitchen House.” (Alice Randall, Author of The Wind Done Gone and Rebel Yell)

I hope my fellow book lovers join us in the GingerScraps forum to discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.

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Book Lover : April 2015

Book Lover

 

It is time to revel the GingerScraps book club selection for April, 2015!

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Our April 2015 book is…. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.

From Amazon the description of this book is as follows,

“In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother’s Mississippi home. Starla’s destination is Nashville, where her mother went to become a famous singer, abandoning Starla when she was three. Walking a lonely country road, Starla accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Now, on the road trip that will change her life forever, Starla sees for the first time life as it really is—as she reaches for a dream of how it could one day be.”

Here is what others are saying about Whistling Past the Graveyard

“A coming-of-age story as well as a luminous portrait of courage and the bonds of friendship. . . Susan Crandall tells young Starla’s story with pitch-perfect tone, evoking 1963 Mississippi and its struggles with a deft hand. I laughed and cried at Starla’s keen observances of life and family and the sometimes blurred edges of justice. Like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, Whistling Past the Graveyard is destined to become a classic.” (New York Times bestselling author Karen White)

“Crandall delivers big with a coming-of-age story set in Mississippi in 1963 and narrated by a precocious 9-year-old…Young Starla is an endearing character whose spirited observations propel this nicely crafted story.” (Kirkus)

“Starla’s fiery independence makes her a likable narrator.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A delightfully complex story about defying the odds to find the gifts we have tucked inside us.” (Shelf Awareness)

“This is a work of imagination in the mind of a 9-year-old child that might remind you of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird or Kathryn Stockett’s The Help… It’s a real winner!” (Liz Smith The Chicago Tribune)

“A luminous portrait of courage and the bonds of friendship, this coming of age story is as endearing and spirited as they come.” (Shape Magazine)

“This coming-of-age story is a must for fans of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help or Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Working Mother Magazine)

“It’s not easy to keep such a young narrator convincing for more than 300 pages… Readers will take to Starla and be caught up in her story.” (Mary Ellen Quinn Booklist)

“Crandall threads historical detail throughout the book as the struggles of the civil rights movement are vividly portrayed…Crandall’s young narrator captures the reader’s heart.” (Library Journal)

I hope my fellow book lovers join us in the GingerScraps forum to discuss Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.

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iNDS Special Edition!

iNSD_Welcome

It’s finally here!! The event we all look forward to, {inter}National Scrapbooking Day!!!

We have so much happening at GingerScraps, we decided to dedicate a special newsletter to tell you all about it. Stop by the Forum- iNSD Welcome post to get a great break down of all the events over the iNSD celebration.

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We have a full shop sale from May 2-5th, MANY of our designer have sales extending through the week, as well as special Grab Bags and other exciting goodies for you. Be sure to stop by the shop to see all the details! At the End of this newsletter you will see a full list of ads from our designers with a bit more info about what you can expect to see from them.

We also have a special Bake Sale going on-

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/-1.00-Bake-Sale-May-1-5/

Now when you’re shopping we have some really awesome treats for you!!

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag! This month’s May Free With Purchase Grab Bag* was created by Inspired Designs, titled Everyday Memories, this Grab Bag is packed full of delicious goodies.

May FWP

But wait there’s more!! To celebrate iNSD our designer created an AMAZING mega collab called Scraptastic. This mega- Scraptastic was use to make all the promotional images for iNDS, it is a huge gorgeous collab, yours free with any purchase over $20!

When you add over $20 in product to your cart this item will be automatically added for free! This deal is good from May 2-5th.

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*Now for the VERY BEST DEAL… If you spend over $30 (between May 2-5th) you will get BOTH the amazing Scraptastic collab AND the May Free With Purchase Grab Bag*

Simply add over $30 of products to your cart, and BOTH will be automatically added to your cart for FREE!

In between your shopping time, we have all sorts of fun happening around the forums and the chat room! Stop by the iNSD section in the forum to see all the special iNDS challenges, and games!

Here is a full chat schedule-

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Let me tell you a bit more about our iNDS activity’s.

We have a iNSD Scavenger Hunt going on, visit the forum for the details.

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We also have a Digi Cake Walk

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You will not want to miss our GS Facebook Hop!!

The FB hop officially starts on May 2 @ 10:oo am EST

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Designer Sale Ads!


Shop: ViolaMoni


Shop: Pretty In Green


Shop: Twin Mom Scraps


Shop: Aprilisa Designs


Shop: Kathy Winters


Shop: ConniePrince


Shop: Simple Girl Scraps


Shop: Trixie Scraps


Shop: Crisdam Designs


Shop: SandyPie Creations


Shop: Angelclaud ArtRoom


Shop: Pixelily Designs


Shop: ConniePrince and Trixie Scraps


Shop: Wendy Tunison Designs


http://store.gingerscraps.net/NSD-Grab-Bag-No.-1.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/NSD-Grab-Bag-No.-2.html


Shop: Craft-tastrophic


Shop: SnipsNSnails

Designers Events:

Whew, you made it to the End! I look forward to seeing all your beautiful layouts and chatting with you in our chat room! Happy iNSD!! Ginger, and the entire GingerScraps Family

12-12-12 Sale, Scrap-A-Thon, and more!

Hello beautiful scrappers! I’m here to bring you some very exciting news!

It’s 12-12-12… Let’s celebrate this unique date in history together! We have an awesome sale, a really fun challenge with a GREAT PRIZE, and lots of chatting!! Make sure you keep an eye out for coupons, I heard the GingerBread Man will be running around GingerScraps Land leaving goodies. Whoot! We do not have a set schedule of times, but throughout the day GS staff members will be popping in and out of the chat room. Your welcome to hang out all day long and chat with your fellow scrappers! Head on over to the GS forum for all the details. Hope to see you there!!

Let’s celebrate this unique date in history together! CHAT: The GS Chat Room, will be “open” all day. We will  be popping in and out all day... and passing out goodies  too!  SCRAP: Stop by the challenge section of the GS forum  and scrap 12 LO’s. If you get all 12 LO’s posted before  12-13-12, you will win a $12 coupon in the GingerBread  Ladies section of our shop!  SHOP: On 12-12-12 shop in our special 12-12-12 category,  where EVERYTHING will be $1.20!  Come on over, and get your chat, scrap, and shop on!!

http://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?759-12-12-12-Challenge!

12-12-12 $1.20 SALE!

http://store.gingerscraps.net/-12-12-12/

Let’s celebrate this unique date in history together! Details: Stop by the challenge section of the GS forum  and scrap 12 LO’s. If you get all 12 LO’s posted before  12-13-12, you will win a $12 coupon in the GingerBread  Ladies section of our shop! The full instructions will be  posted at 12:01 am EST Rules: Create 12 NEW LO’s (not old “recycled LO’s).  Follow the list of 12 LO prompts (posted in the forum).  You must read all the instructions posted in the GS forum.   Come on over, and get your chat, scrap, and shop on!!

Daily Download – Aug 02

Fresh Baked! 4/13

 Hi!  Guess what tomorrrow is?  It’s Sister Day!  Well maybe not technically, but this is what my sister-in-law and I call it when we get together without our families.  Tomorrow we will be going to the movies to finally see The Hunger Games.  I know, we are probably the last people on the planet that saw it, but this was our first free weekend.  I’m super excited to sit in a movie theatre without little ones needing to use the bathroom every 5 minutes.  What are your plans?  Well I have some ideas for you that involve our store and some computer time!  Whatever your plans are I hope they are fun!  Know what else is fun?  (Gosh I’m awful at segways…lol)

Let’s talk about Mystery Designer.  Last week’s Mystery Designer went crazy with goodies for you.   First, let’s take another look at the sneak peek.

Are you curious who the designer was?  Well it was…the one…and only… BLUE HEART SCRAPS!!

Here are our winners:

Facebook: LaShawn Castings

Blog: SharonG

Forum: Rachel DeVaughn

Would you like to see the full kit? Ok, here you go!

Isn’t that cute?  But see here is the thing.  She made more goodies for you and your Facebook page.

Now here is a special deal just for you!  If you buy her Sunshiney Day kit you can get the Facebook templates for free!  They will automatically be added to your cart so no worries for you at all.

Now I know you want to know who our next Mystery Designer.  Well…it’s…GOTCHA!  Ok, here is your new sneak peek.  Make sure you leave your guesses on Facebook, on the blog, and in the forum.  The forum hasn’t had a lot of guesses so make sure you get your vote in there too!

Who do you think made this?

Gosh I’m excited about this kit!

Oh my gosh!  I almost forgot about our new Welcome Wagon kit.  This Welcome Wagon kit was made by Jen Yurko so make sure you check it out!  In case you don’t remember, these are free mini kits that we offer you to show off our talented designers.  All you have to do is be registered in the forum and you can get kits from many of our designers!

Now for our new releases!  Let me remind you once again, that if you spend $10 in our store you get a free grab bag by Jill DZines for free!!

 Here we go!

 http://store.gingerscraps.net/BAPTISM-By-Inspired-Designs-Bonus-Wedding-Add-On.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Daddy-s-Boy-Designs-by-LauraMarie-Scraps.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Mommys-Girl-Designs-by-LauraMarie-Scraps.html

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

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Medieval-Alpha.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Green-Thumb-Facebook-Timeline-QPs.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clean-It-Up-Patterns.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clean-It-Up-Doodles.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Java-Jive-Patterns.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Java-Jive-Doodles.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/String-A-Doos-6.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sunny-Templates-by-Find-Your-Bliss-Designs.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-A-Difference-Collab-Kit.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-March-Brag-Book-Album.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-Kit.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-PreDeco-Papers.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-Basic-Tags.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-Flair-Pack.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-WordArt.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-Date-Strips.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-April-Dates.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-Mega-Alpha-Vol.-4.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sun-Is-Shining.html

There you go!  Have a great week!!

Mystery Designer 4/13

Let’s talk about Mystery Designer.  Last week’s Mystery Designer went crazy with goodies for you.   First, let’s take another look at the sneak peek.

Are you curious who the designer was?  Well it was…the one…and only… BLUE HEART SCRAPS!!

Here are our winners:

Facebook: LaShawn Castings

Blog: SharonG

Forum: Rachel DeVaughn

Would you like to see the full kit? Ok, here you go!

Isn’t that cute?  But see here is the thing.  She made more goodies for you and your Facebook page.

Now here is a special deal just for you!  If you buy her Sunshiney Day kit you can get the Facebook templates for free!  They will automatically be added to your cart so no worries for you at all.

Now I know you want to know who our next Mystery Designer.  Well…it’s…GOTCHA!  Ok, here is your new sneak peek.  Make sure you leave your guesses on Facebook, on the blog, and in the forum.  The forum hasn’t had a lot of guesses so make sure you get your vote in there too!

Who do you think made this?

Gosh I’m excited about this kit!

Fresh Baked! 4/6

 I don’t think I’ve been so happy for Friday to finally come.  My kids are off from school today which means things are so much more relaxed.  I know a lot of your kids must be on vacation, our won’t be for another two weeks.   This week was just so bad that man I’ll be happy when Monday comes.  By the way, Happy Easter to you all.  I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of chocolate.  Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, I hope you still get lots of chocolate!

I do have a present for you.  Well not really from me…but a present from Connie Prince.  She is so sweet she is having a sale just for you!

Now that I told you about her sale let’s talk about the Mystery Designer!

Last week I showed you this sneak peek:

There were tons of guessees!  Who did you guess?  Did you happen to guess Jen Yurko?  Yeah?  Then you were RIGHT!!  YAY!  Let me show you the full kit called Any Given Wednesday!

Let’s see if you were one of our winners:

Facebook:  Tanja Blaufelder 

Blog: RJ

No one guessed correctly in the forum so we picked a random winner there and that is

Forum: khannen

I will be sending you coupons later today!

Let me show you our new Mystery Designer…remember no team members can win.  Leave a guess as to who you think it is on Facebook, in the forum, or on the blog.

So….who made it?

While you figure out who did this kit let me show you our new releases.  Remember if you spend $10 in the store you get this grab bag by Jill DZines for free!

http://store.gingerscraps.net/CU-Overlays-1.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Personal-Use-Overlays-1.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Brother-CT.html

store.gingerscraps.net/SISTER-CT.html

Look what our guest made!

 http://store.gingerscraps.net/Hey-Girl-by-Find-Your-Bliss-Designs.html

 

 store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2012-April-Mega-Stash.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Supply-Closet-Kit.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Supply-Closet-Border-Clusters.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Supply-Closet-Cluster-Pack.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Supply-Closet-PreDeco-Papers.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Supply-Closet-Stamped-WordBits.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/For-The-Love-Of-Layers-Vol-28-CU-Ok.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Supply-Closet-WordArt-Pack.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Edge-To-Edge-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Smart-Starts-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html

 

 http://store.gingerscraps.net/April-2012-Grab-Bag-JY.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Big-and-Small.html

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

Have a great week!