Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea* – Week 2

It’s Week 2 in Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea* and things are getting fun. Make sure to check out the Gallery to see some of the great and creative layouts from last week. So many ways to make yourself a pirate.

Week 1 Gallery

Let’s see what our Survivor contestants are up to this week:

Wow, you are pretty impressed with yourself and your friends! You pulled it off! You were able to act like one of the pirates and wander around the cruise ship undetected!

You secretly tell other women to spread the word, and soon you begin to see ladies you know from GingerScraps, walking around and acting like pirates! Hopefully the real pirates won’t catch on!!
You decide that it is time to come up with a plan to get rescued from this situation.

Of course there is no way for you to call or text for help, you’re in the middle of the sea! How about the call for help, from the old days…. A message in a bottle!! You tell all your fellow GS friends the plan and you all begin to craft your messages, to be thrown in the sea and hopefully end up in the hands of someone willing and able to help.

Week 2- {Message in a Bottle} *The Challenge*
This layout is all about your “message in a bottle”. You need to write a letter to the person you think (or you wish) would come to your rescue. This person can be living or passed on, they can be a person you know, or someone that you wish would save you (like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).

The Layout Rules-

  • This layout is all about your “message in a bottle”
  • The LO must have your message to who you would like to “save” you, use journaling to write your message.
  • The LO MUST have at least one photo of the person you are writing to.
  • There is no maximum numbers of photos allowed.
  • In the Tribal Council forum post, type out your journaling, so all players can read your journaling.
  • Templates ARE ALLOWED in this challenge.
  • You must use ALL 100% GingerScraps products when creating your Layout.
  • **IMPORTANT** During the week 1 challenge I was lenient about the 100% GS products rule. I did state that I would allow 1 unique element. HOWEVER, this did cause some confusion, so moving forward- we must stick to the rules of 100% GS Products! Fonts do not count, you are allowed to use any fonts you prefer. But ALL other products on your layout must be from GS designers. Thank you for understanding, keeping the rules clear is important and helps everything run smooth.
  • *Remember* Always credit the products you are using, when posting in the gallery. List the credits in the description box when uploading. When checking layouts, I need to be sure all products are from GS designers- so credits are crucial!!

Here are a few tips/ ideas for your layout composition-

  • Use this opportunity to write a love letter to someone you love, tell them why you love them and admire them.
  • Be silly and create a total fantasy layout or your dream rescue aka… My earlier example of being rescued by The Rock 😉 yea, I kinda love him lol
  • Write an actual letter then scan it in and use that on your layout.
  • Have fun finding fonts that look like your handwriting (or what you wish your handwriting looked like).
  • Take a look at the Official Scrapping Survivor Season 6 *Lost At Sea* collab! It is an awesome collab and packed full of goodies perfect for your Survivor challenges.

Check out the Gallery for the Week 2 Challenges and leave some love.

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July Challenge Wrap Up

Have you got your challenges done yet for July? You still have a few days to get them in.

I was searching through the threads trying to decide which to showcase and I just couldn’t decide. So instead, I’m going to post the links to the different challenges and encourage you to go look. Maybe you’ll find a challenge you’ve never done before that looks interesting.

Brush Challenge

Buffet Challenge

Color Challenge

Daily Download Challenge

Designer Spotlight Challenge

Desktop Challenge

Font Challenge

Hybrid Challenge

Inspiration Challenge

JB Studio Monthly Journaling Challenge

Mini Kit Challenge

Mix It Up Challenge

Project 365/52 Challenge

Recipe Challenge

Scraplift Challenge

Signature Challenge

Template Challenge

Word Art Challenge

Remember with 10 completed Challenges, you get this fabulous collab.

Leave a comment and let us know if you have stepped out of your comfort zone and tried a new challenge.

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Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea*

It’s Week One of the new season of Scrapping Survivor. During the sign up period there were many questions asking what it was about and what a scrapper had to do. So, this year, on Wednesdays, we’re going to be posting the week’s challenge so even those not participating can see the backstory and put this on their to-do list for next season. Our own sweet Ginger puts so much time into setting this up and she really makes you think. So, on to the first challenge.

The day has come!! You have been counting down the days for so long, you can not believe it is finally here! The first ever GingerScraps Cruise! As you stand in line to board the ship, your trusty laptop under your arm, you get a rush of excitement. You see one of your best digi-friends coming your way, and make a bee-line for her. After you both squeal like teenage girls, you get back into line with your bunk mate for the next few weeks.
Once on the ship and settled into your room, you look at the itinerary for the week. The ship will set sail in just a few hours, followed by the meet and greet. The weeks events look like so much fun, there will be something to do 24 hours of the day, crafting, hybrid, games, contests, and of course non-stop scrapping!
As you freshen up to get ready for the meet and greet, you hear the voice of the ship captain over the intercom. He goes over a few safety regulations, and you feel the boat start to slowly pull away from the harbor. You are off, the digi-scrapping cruise has begun!….

The meet and greet is wonderful, you get to see many of the ladies you have grown so close to over the last few years. You have shared your life with them through the craft you all love, you have seen their children grow up, you have laughed with them in the forums, and chatted with them in the chat room, and now you get to hug them and see them face to face! You are so filled with excitement that you feel like you will never be able to sleep tonight. But once in your cozy pajamas and tucked into your sleeping quarters, you are rocked to sleep by the motion of the this giant floating vessel…..

Awakened from your dream, you hear shouting in the hallway! You rub your eyes and jump up to see what is going on. You pull your door open and stop one of the ladies in the hall, she tells you that there was a large boat that came up alongside of the cruise ship and some women saw men that looked like pirates board the ship! You chuckle, surely this is some sort of game. But then the sounds from the intercom are filling the ship, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a serious situation, go into your rooms, lock your doors, and DO NOT COME OUT!”
You turn and look at your roommate, and then look to the other women in the hallway, panic spreads quickly! You shout that anyone who needs a place to hide, is welcome to come into your room. A few ladies rush to your room, and once the hall is clear, you slam your door and lock it.

How could this really be happening!?

Many hours pass….. you are all starting to get hungry and feeling stir crazy in your small room. You have a brilliant idea! You gather the ladies in your room and tell them your plan. “Lets all dress like pirates! We can try to pretend we are one of them, and see what is going on out there.”
They hesitate but agree that it sounds like a solid plan. You rummage through all the luggage you and your roommate brought and dress the part, makeup, jewelry, and hairdos to match. You all practice speaking in pirate, and when you feel like you are ready…. you crack your door open and walk out into the hall….

Week 1- {Shiver Me Timbers} *The Challenge*

It’s time to show off your pirate disguise. Scrap yourself and or your family and friends in your best pirate disguise.

The Layout Rules-

  • The LO must have a least ONE photo of YOU as a pirate.
  • You can also have photos of family, friends, pets etc… but everyone (even the animals) in the photo MUST look like a pirate.
  • There is no maximum numbers of photos allowed.
  • You can create your disguise using photoshop techniques OR actually dress up like pirates and take photos.
  • It must have the words “shiver me timbers” on your layout. It can be in your journaling, as a word art, as the LO “title” etc. It must be visible.
  • In the Tribal Council forum post, type out your journaling, so all players can read your journaling (if you have any).
  • Templates ARE ALLOWED in this challenge.
  • You must use ALL 100% GingerScraps products when creating your Layout.
  • *Remember* Always credit the products you are using, when posting in the gallery. List the credits in the description box when uploading. When checking layouts, I need to be sure all products are from GS designers- so credits are crucial!!

Here are a few tips/ ideas for your layout composition-

  • Make a day of this! Dress up your family like pirates and take photos! This will be a fun memory for years to come.
    Take a selfie (a photo of yourself) dressed as a pirate.
  • Show off your photoshop skills and turn yourself into Jack Sparrow.
  • Take a look at the Official Scrapping Survivor Season 6 *Lost At Sea* collab! It is an awesome collab and packed full of goodies perfect for your Survivor challenges.

Make sure to check out the layouts posted in the Gallery for this challenge and leave some comments for our contestants.

As a reminder, sign ups are over for this season, but we wanted to share the fun for you to see what it is all about.

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Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Hey y’all. Time for this week’s Challenge Spotlight. This week we’re focusing on the Buffet Challenge. I don’t know about you, but I simply love this month’s buffet colors. Let’s see what our fabulous members have shared with us this month.

So many awesome layouts. It was hard to choose which ones to share. Make sure to check out the forum and see all the great layouts.

And make sure to check the blog tomorrow to see what our Survivor contestants are up to.

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July Bake Sale

It’s July 15th and we all know what that means. It’s Bake Sale time at Gingerscraps. Let’s see what great items our designers are offering in the Bake Sale this month.

There are some great goodies in here. Looks like shopping time.

Don’t forget, sign ups for Scrapping Survivor are going on through the 19th.

 

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Challenge Spotlight – Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone. Today’s spotlight is on the Recipe Challenge hosted this month by Sandy of Key Lime Digi Design.

This is the “recipe” she handed out:

1 piece of ephemera, (milk cap, playing card, seed packet, postcard, map, etc)
2 ribbons, lace, string or other trim
3 papers of any type
3 flowers (or stars)
2 buttons
1 something wooden

And the following is some of what have been submitted. I love this challenge and how it shows so many ways people can go with the same instructions.

These are just awesome. Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you will get this full collab:

And one more thing before I go…it’s time for SCRAPPING SURVIVOR. Have you signed up yet? You know you want to. Sign ups are open through July 19.

 

Have a great week!!

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Challenge Spotlight – Color Challenge

This week I thought I would focus on the the Color Challenge hosted by Magical Scraps Galore. Since it’s July, she challenged us to use lots of red, white, and blue and there have been some great layouts posted so far. Some patriotic (for the US 4th of July), some summery, and some just using the colors. Let’s see a sampling of what’s been posted:

Pippin

 

msbrad

kpmelly

boba80

craftytam

and BriannasScrapper

Remember when you do 10 challenges, you get this awesome collab kit:

Happy Scrapping!!

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July Featured Designers

Welcome to July. We have TWO fabulous designers featured this month, Leaving a Legacy Designs and Ponytails Designs. They were both gracious enough to answer some fun questions for us this month, so let’s just jump right in. First we’ll chat with Kimberly of Leaving a Legacy Designs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Greece or Italy because I haven’t been there yet and would love to see the history and experience the culture.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Sleeps a lot and speaks her mind…can be kept happy with chocolate and scrapbooking.

What is one thing you will never do again?

I am pretty happy with my life, mistakes and all. I feel like each fall has taught me something new and I don’t think I would change it.

What’s your favorite movie?

Hmm..I am not sure I have just one. Love a good movie…Hunger Games, 50 First Dates and Sweet Home Alabama are in my top 10.

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

Strongly dislike.

What was the last thing you ate?

Cookie Dough Milkshake from Steak and Shake.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

GREEN

What’s your biggest pet peeves?

Lights being left on and cabinet left open in the kitchen.

Pirates or Ninjas?

Ninjas

Country or City?

City..I am city girl with a little country in me.

Morning or Night?

Night

Indoors or Outdoors?

Indoors

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

Cats or Dogs?

Fish

Who did you look up to as a kid?

Barbara Bush (her reading initiative)

What is the one thing that makes you happy despite any mood?

Chocolate

Do you have any tattoos? If yes what and where are they- If no do you want any and what would you get?

Nope

Name one television character that you simply adore?

Bones/Dr. Brennan

Thanks so much Kimberly (and now I’m wanting some Steak ‘n Shake). Make sure to check out her GS Store, Facebook Page, Blog, and Pinterest.

Now, let’s talk to Natasha of Ponytails Designs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Europe, especially Great Britain and France. I’ve studied a lot European history and would just love to see some of these places I’ve read about.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Warning: do not approach in the morning until coffee is in hand.

What is one thing you will never do again?

Drink tequila… I think that speaks for itself. lol

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sound of Music

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

Love them!

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

Yes, there probably is. I think it’s rather egocentric to believe that we’re the only intelligent life in that great wide universe.

What was the last thing you ate?

Toast with home-made strawberry jam.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Red… fire engine red.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Rudeness

Pirates or Ninjas?

Pirates

Country or City?

Definitely country

Morning or Night?

Night

Indoors or Outdoors?

Outdoors… even better if that includes sunshine and a beach.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs for sure. Not a cat person, although I have nothing against them per se. I like them well enough when they’re living in the barn.

Who did you look up to as a kid?

I had a couple of really great teachers that I admired in high school. One was my English teacher and the other my English Lit teacher. They both taught me so much and were really great people.

What is the one thing that makes you happy despite any mood?

Sunshine, and hearing my little one’s laugh. It’s completely infectious.

Do you have any tattoos? If yes what and where are they- If no do you want any and what would you get?

Ugh… yes I do! I have a ying-yang symbol on my upper left shoulder/back area, a butterfly on my left hip, and a Celtic design toe ring on my right second toe. I got them all for a reason but now that I’m not exactly in my 20’s anymore, I kind of wish I didn’t have them. The toe ring I see all the time of course, but the other two I can’t see unless I’m looking in the mirror. I’ll catch a glimpse of one in a photo every so often and it always surprises me. I king of forget they’re there.

Name one television character that you simply adore?

Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. He’s hilarious!

Thanks Natasha!! Jump over and check our her GS Store, Facebook Page, Blog, and Pinterest.

Also, both designers have added a coupon to various days of the Daily Download. The sneak peek looks absolutely fabulous.

Don’t forget, with 10 completed challenges, you get this fabulous collab free!

And one more thing before I go. It’s almost time for Scrapping Survivor. Where do you think we are headed this year? Click on the image below and add your guess.

 

Have a great rest of the weekend.

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Challenge Spotlight – Kathryn’s Pop Quiz

Happy (hot) Tuesday. I hope everyone has had a great June so far. Today’s challenge spotlight is on Kathryn Estry’s Pop Quiz? Have you been participating in this one or a little scared to see what it’s about? Each month Kathryn will give you a set of questions to answer. Based on your answers, she will give you instructions on what to do with your layout. For example, June’s questions:

Instructions: Answer each question with one and only one answer. Copy and paste these questions in this thread, adding your answer under each question. Shortly after you’ve posted (or as soon as I’m back at my computer), you’ll receive a Private Message from me. You’ll then be able to make your layout based on the information I send to you. Remember, each question must have exactly one answer, give your most honest responses, and don’t skip any questions.

June: Pool Party!
Answer the questions as if you were really hosting a pool party.

1. Will you wear a 1-piece suit or a 2-piece suit?
2. You’re decorating with flowers. What one color are you using the most?
3. Will your guests be primarily family or mostly friends?
4. Choose one: hamburgers or steaks?
5. Will there be more or less than 6 children at the party?
6. Choose one: water volleyball or squirt guns?
7. Choose one: go off of the high dive or float in the shallow water?

Sounds fun, right? Here are some of the submissions for far.

Don’t forget, when you complete 10 challenges, you get the following kit as a reward:

Head on over and join in Kathyrn’s Pop Quiz Pool Party!!

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June Signature Challenge

Welcome to Tuesday. Is your summer heating up? Currently we are supposed to be close to 100° today, which is HOT for any time of year in my neck of the woods. It’s far warmer than our average. Speaking of hot and the sun, this week I want to put the spotlight on my favorite challenge – the Signature Challenge. This one is easy and so much fun to do. Little Rad Trio is hosting this month and the only thing she wants to see? SUN!

You can get this fabulous kit for completing 10 challenges this month:

Here are a few fabulous signatures our members have already done:

 

What are your favorite sun and summer kits?

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