Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Hey y’all! How is everyone’s week going? I am simply EXHAUSTED. This weekend just flew by with all the green festivities–so glad this week is my spring break because I am in dire need of letting my brain get some rest! I do plan on getting some scrapping done this week, too and what better place to start than with a challenge?! :)

This week I am spotlighting a fun little challenge that comes with a freebie: the word art challenge hosted by Bekah of Bekah E Designs! I really like the cute freebie WA Bekah has created for us to work with this month; take a look!

I love mixing script and block fonts when I do my own title work, the contrast is always so pretty and lends itself to all kinds of layouts, so you can safely assume I like this WA. ;) I guess I’m not the only who likes it, because we’ve already got several pages posted in the forum using it! In need of some inspiration? Here you go…

By pamr

By ScrapinMama

By emscraps

I picked these three so you could see the different techniques that have been used with this one WA: layering in papers, flooding in colors and keeping it as-is! Of course, they’re all beautiful and coordinate perfectly!  Do you love versatile word art as much as I do? ;) These layouts are gorgeous, ladies! Make sure you take a second to leave them some love in the gallery. :)

The month is coming to a close soon–just under two weeks and we’ll be in April…EEK! Don’t forget to get your challenges tallied up in the March Challenge Points Tracking thread. You’ll want to make sure you get credit for all your completed challenges so you can snag a nifty reward at the end of the month. :)

That’s it for me–see y’all next week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, scrappy ladies! Can you believe it’s already mid-March? Time really is flying by! It was just Christmas and now it’s Spring Break–crazy how time flies! This week I am spotlighting the mini kit challenge hosted by Rachel of Pretty in Green. The mini she’s created for us is perfect for slowing down time a bit and scrapping a life in the week. It’s called This Week and I am kind of loving the color palette; take a look:

I am really liking candy-colored, stripy kits lately and this mini is just right up my alley!  You know with an adorable mini like this, the layouts have been flying in. Here are a few of my favorites for inspiration…

By MSPeeler

By nagato

By evadraga

I could seriously post every single layout that’s been submitted because everyone is working this mini! :) I’m going to keep this short and sweet and remind you to post in the March Challenge Points Tracking Thread and start tallying your completed challenges so you can snag a sweet reward once the month is done! Even if you just snag this mini and create a layout with it, you are eligible for a reward–sweet deal! :D

If you have any questions about how this or any of our monthly challenges work, swing by the Cookie Jar and ask away! That’s about all I have for you this morning; hope y’all have a great day and a wonderful week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Font Challenge

Well hey there, ladies! Happy Tuesday and welcome to March! Can you believe it’s already time for spring?! Seems like it was just Christmas and here comes St. Patrick’s Day and Easter! Sheesh. It was a bit chilly this weekend so I spent some time in scrapping. This week I am spotlighting one of my favorite challenges we do here at GingerScraps, the font challenge! This month is it hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs and she has really picked an adorable font:

I love cursive fonts and this one flows so beautifully. The font challenge is always a favorite of mine because it lends itself to all kinds of creativity without restraining too much. In other words–it’s easy! ;) Here’s some inspiration for you!

By KristenC

By Victoria32

By Ambelleina

Okay okay, yes–I spotlighted myself here BUT come on–look at that pout! :D I love Kristen’s ornate clustering, I wish I could cluster like that! Victoria’s layout has a beautiful vintage feel and the font is just spot on. And of course, I love that cute little girl in the last layout! ;)

So, it’s a brand new month and that means another chance to snag some really great rewards: one buffet item, two buffet items or a snazzy $5 store gift certificate! Everyone who plays along in our challenge wins something, so go start your tracking thread now in the March challenge points tracking thread! I think my goal this month will be two buffet items, but I know some ladies will be going for gold! :)

Okie doke gals, I’m off! Y’all have a fantastic week!

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hey out there in digiland, how is everyone this blustery and chilly Tuesday morning? We’re having a typical Texas weather week: 70 and sunny one day,  40 and wintery the next–no joke. Now that winter has made a comeback and it’s f-f-f-reezing outside, I’m staying in and scrapping! For this last week in February (whaaat?!), I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the second template challenge hosted by Bekah of Bekah E Designs! She has come up with a simple but snazzy little template that I think you’ll Like. Take a look!

I like all the room for journaling and a nice big title! I usually gab a bunch here, but I want to get straight to the layouts completed by the ladies in the forum because they are simply outstanding this week!

By MSPeeler

By Kathryn

By sparkysgirl

Ok, where do I even start?! First, I wouldn’t even automatically assume these are all from the same template! While we can pluck out some similarities, they are all so unique and beautiful! I pretty much love everything Michelle does,  but that little picture peeking out the bottom corner is just plain adorable. Kathryn’s layout immediately struck my eye because of the glittery background that almost looks like a dimensional cut-out overlay. Lisa always does gorgeous cluster work and this page is no exception! Absolutely fabulous pages ladies, I love them all! :)

Don’t forget this is THE LAST WEEK of February and there’s only two more days left in the month after today! It’s a short one and all your challenge layouts need to be completed and tallied in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread by the end of the day on the 28th.  You can get yourself some nifty rewards to start March out with, so get those layouts in, girls!  If you need more info or have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and leave us a message. :)

That’s it for me for this week…and this month. Eek! See y’all in March! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, gals! I am going to jump right in! This week I will be spotlighting the mini kit challenge hosted by Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs!  Jennifer has created a lovely little mini for our challenge participants; take a look!

I just adore the coral-ish pinks and the minty green here, something a little different from all the hot pink and bright red we’ve been inundated with this month!  Of course with a freebie mini this cute, the layouts are pouring in. Take a look at a few of my favorite submissions so far for some inspiration…

By Juliemomof4

By verstej2

By wanda

All lovely layouts! I love the vintage, faded feel of Julie’s page, that cool torn paper block on Jeannie’s layout and the cool heart cutouts on Wanda’s creation! These are all seriously awesome layouts and I like how everyone was able to change up the mini so much it’s almost as versatile as a full-sized kit. Pretty neat!  :)

This is a short month so remember to get your challenges completed and tallied up in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread before the month is up.  There’s all kinds of great goodies waiting for you as rewards when you play along with us and keep track! :) As always, if you have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, you can head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away! We’ll get back to you asap.

That’s it for this week; see y’all next Tuesday!  :)

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #1

Hello ladies and happy Tuesday!  :)  Hope everyone’s week is off to a wonderful start; I am getting ready for my first test of the semester and I’m a little nervous; wish me luck! This week I am spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the first template challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps!  Note: this challenge only runs through February 15, so make sure you snag it and post your submission before it goes away! Take a look at the template:

Really cute, Rebecca! I’m always a sucker for paper stacks, so you know I love this template! I’ve got big plans for this template…  ;)  Of course, the layouts are already pouring into the gallery and forum. If you need some inspiration  just take a look below for a few of my favorite submissions so far…

By boba80

By Rdjrneace

By missdamsel

Awesome layouts! If you notice, I also picked three pages where the template had been modified. Whether by adding a photo, taking one away or using as-is, this template is pretty versatile and I’m loving how everyone is using it for all different scrapping occasions. If you like these layouts as much as I do, drop by the gallery and leave them some love! :)

Now that you’re sufficiently inspired, run and go scrap! Again, the first template challenge is only through the 15th, so don’t delay in getting this one done and tallied in the February 2013 Challenge Points Tracking thread! The more challenges you complete this month, the bigger a reward you get; click here for all the rewards info. If you have  questions about this or any of the monthly challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away! We’ll get you an answer as soon as possible. :)

I’m off for now to go study some for my test and shouldn’t you be scrapping? ;) See y’all next week!

Challenge Spotlight – Daily Download Challenge

Well, hello there! How is everyone this lovely Tuesday? Hopefully my northern friends are keeping warm and my fellow southerners…have y’all put the A/C on yet in this 70+ weather?  :D  The new semester is already in full swing for me and I think I’ll be even busier this go ’round–sheesh! I do plan on getting some scrapping in, though, and what better place to start than one of our fabulous monthly challenges!  ;)  This week I am spotlighting the daily download challenge hosted by the talented Isabel of Crisdam Designs!  Last month’s daily download kit was a wonderful wintery kit from Connie Prince, perfect for scrapping all your snowy photos! Yes, we Texans even had a white Christmas!  :D  Take a look at the kit:

If you missed downloading the kit last month, you can buy it right now in the store and still play along with this challenge. (And don’t miss out on this month’s, ladies!) All you have to do is scrap a page using the daily download kit–easy! Need inspiration? Check out some of the layouts already completed in the gallery…

By sparkysgirl

By sladd79054

By daisysmiles4you

Love all the beautiful, wintery layouts! It’s obvious my Texas white Christmas wasn’t very impressive after seeing these three layouts, but hey–they’ve definitely inspired me to scrap some of my little snow flurry pics! ;) Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got! Scrap a layout using last month’s daily download kit and post it in the challenge thread!

Everyone who completes at least ONE (just one!) monthly challenge gets a reward at the end of the month! You can win one buffet piece of your choice, two buffet pieces or a shiny $5 store gift certificate–woohoo! All you have to do is check out all the challenges (some have freebies–double win!), participate in them, post your layouts and tally your completed challenges in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread. Again–easy!

Alright ladies, I’m off to get some studying done. Y’all have a wonderful week and I’ll see everyone back here next Tuesday for another challenge spotlight! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Happy Tuesday, all! I’m so excited because today is the first day of school! *squee* I’m so excited about the sociology classes I’m taking this semester and ready for things to get underway. :) Speaking of excitement, I’m really excited about my spotlight for today because I’ve completed the challenge and I loved it! This week I am spotlighting the second template challenge hosted by Jen of Jen C Designs! It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Jen’s templates and I love the freebie she’s created for this challenge. It’s a simple template, but it’s just perfect; take a look!

Cute, right?!  Like I said, so simple but so perfect. Truth: I’m always a sucker for paper stacks. :) Thanks for the awesome template, Jen! Of course with a template this great, the layouts are pouring in over in the challenge thread. There are lots of good ones, but I’ve picked out three pages to get your creative juices flowing…

By chigirl

By altimasport

By jenltip

Awesome creations, gals! Here we have three totally different layouts using the same exact template. One held the same as the designer made it, one with less photos and one with way more…and all excellent pages! :)

Now you’ve GOT to go snag this template before the challenge ends when the month does! Can you believe it’s already the end of January?! (Seriously, time is flying lately.) That means this month’s challenges are coming to a close! If you haven’t started your post in the January 2013 Challenge Tracking thread…what are you waiting for, silly?! You want a reward don’t you? I know I do–I’m a digiscrap hoarder for sure. Post and start tallying up your completed challenges for January so you can start out next month with a shiny new prize from the GingerScraps shop! :D

Don’t forget that if you have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, you can leave those in the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you asap. :)  Ok, now that I’m done blogging, it’s time to go STUDY! :D :D :D Yes, I’m excited to study! :P Y’all have a rad week and I’ll see you back here next week for the last challenge spotlight of January. :)

Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Good morning, all.  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was a rainy, cool weekend here in Texas and I was finally able to get some scrapping and crafting done. It’s mid-month and I’m trying to get some more challenges done. This week’s challenge spotlight is on the January 2013 Desktop Challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs! Next month will be Valentine’s and Ivonne has created a lovely desktop template to celebrate the holiday of love:

I just love pink and hearts, so decorating for Valentine’s is one of my favorite things.  Might as well decorate my desktop, while I’m at it! :) If you’re not a Valentine’s fan or a pink and hearts kind of gal, here’s some inspiration for you:

By scrappinbella

By yabby

By Sarah

Beautiful takes on this template. I of course love Lydia’s hot pink and glitter desktop! I also like the boy-ish direction Yavonn went in and the cool, wintery blues Sarah used. There are a lot more lovely desktops already completed, so stop by the thread if you want some more inspiration or just want to leave some love for the talented scrappers. :)

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to swing by the January 2013 Challenge Tracking thread and start your tracking post. All your completed challenges will be tallied at the end of the month and you’ll get a reward based on how many you complete! Completing just one challenge gets you a reward, so make sure you jump in soon. If you want more info or have a question about any of our monthly challenges, you can post in the Cookie Jar and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

That’s it for this week’s challenge spotlight. See you next Tuesday! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Hey there and good morning, all! Hope everyone’s week is off to a fabulous start! This week I am spotlighting an easy challenge that should get you scrapping: the buffet challenge hosted by Rachel of Harmony Star! This month’s buffet is called Hopes and Dreams and it evokes thoughts of a new year, a fresh start and looking forward. I simply love the palette and all the unique packs the designer came up with for the buffet. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

All such gorgeous work and I love how each designer had a different take! This buffet should make for some fun, creative and of course, beautiful layouts. Here’s some inspiration from the ladies who are participating in this challenge!

By Lisa

By justpennys

By nickala27

I had to stop myself at my usual 3 layout highlights because they’re all so pretty! You really must head over to the forum and see for yourself because everyone done a great job with this buffet challenge!

Now you should go make the gallery even awesomer! ;) Scrap a page using this month’s buffet, post it and start earning points towards a reward! You’ll need to snag yourself a post in the January Challenge Points Tracking thread and keep track of your completed challenges throughout the month so we can reward you after January 31st.  If you have any questions about any of the challenges, drop by the Cookie Jar and ask away! :)

That’s it for this Tuesday; have a fantastic week and see y’all here next week! :)