Bake Sale – January

Good morning scrappers. It’s that time of the month again. Today starts the GingerScraps Bake Sale. From January 15 to January 20, our designers have some of their kits reduced to just $1. Yes – $1 for a full kit or template set. Let’s see some of the goodies.

Just head over to the Bake Sale area of the store and grab these and more!!

GingerBread Ladies Sneak Peeks – 01/13/17

Oh my goodness do I have some fabulous sneak peeks for you this week. Our designers have been super busy.

Whew… I am totally excited about the new goodies this week. Make sure you head over to the store on Friday to pick up your favorites. Make sure to check out the blog tomorrow for some sneak peeks from our fabulous store CT.

January Featured Designer – Ponytails Designs

Happy 2017. Hard to believe it’s a new year. With a new year (month) comes a new GingerScraps Featured Designer. This month we are talking to Natasha of Ponytails Designs.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

After my daughter was born I was looking for something quiet to do while baby napped. A friend had tried digital and I thought it was a cool idea. I gave it a try and was hooked.

What made you decide to design?

I’ve always been a creative person and so I thought I’d give it a try. I love the whole process from planning to the actual design work itself.

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

I mainly use Photoshop CC. I’ve been trying to learn AI but am finding it really frustrating.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a small desk in the kitchen where I set up my laptop. From there I’m fairly central in the house and can keep an eye on my daughter, as well as be a part of whatever else is going on in the house.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I love the creative process.

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

My favorite is probably Country Girl. I designed that completely for myself. It reflects who I am and what my life is all about.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Summer holidays for sure. Does that count? lol

What is your favorite family holiday tradition?

Our annual summer RV trip we take with friends. We take 2-3 weeks and explore new places and definitely new wineries!

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

Do not attempt to approach in the morning unless coffee has been consumed.

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Coffee, for sure.

How would your friends describe you?

Friendly, warm, welcoming, and always smiling

What would you prefer as a second home: Mountain cabin, beach house, or big city condo?

Beach house for sure. In my dream world I’d have a ranch next to a beach on Maui.

Thanks Natasha!!

Make sure to check out her GS Store, Facebook page, and blog.

Also make sure you are checking out the GS Blog every day to grab pieces of the special kit she is sharing with us this  month.

GingerBread Ladies Sneak Peeks – 01/06/17

Happy Wednesday. Are you ready for some sneak peeks? Let’s see what the designers have coming out this week.

I love the colors of these. I can’t wait to go shopping.

GS Book Club – January – The Shack

Did you know that GingerScraps had a book club? Well, we do. Head over the forum and check out the Hey Good Bookin’ area of the forum. For January, specifically check out the Book of the Month. This month JoyLynn (our own Blue Heart Scraps) has chosen “The Shack by William P. Young“.

Want to read along with us? Pick up a copy of the book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble   or your local library.

Watch in the middle of the month for a Scrap Your Read Challenge. One participating layout will receive a $5 giftcard to Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and have their layout featured in next month’s blog post.

Want to help pick out February’s book? JoyLynn has added a poll to the forum. Click on over and add your vote. Don’t put it off. JoyLynn will close the poll on January 10 so that there is plenty of time for everyone to pick up the book voted on.

Happy reading!!

 

GingerBread Ladies Sneak Peeks – 12/30/16

Are you ready for the last Fresh Baked of 2016? Where has the time gone? What are your scrapbooking resolutions for the New Year? Personally I want to get my stash organized (I say this every year) and then scrap more (which means getting other areas of my life organized). Leave a comment and let us know what your plans are for scrapping in 2017.

Let’s see what our designers have to offer this week.

This is just a sampling of what will be available this week. Make sure to head over to the store on Friday to see all the goodies.

GingerBread Ladies Sneak Peeks – 12/23/16

Merry Christmas week. Have you got your shopping done? I don’t. No matter how well I plan, it seems I’m perpetually out shopping  a few days before Christmas to finish everything. At least this year I have part of it done.

Enjoy the peeks that our lovely designers are sharing this week.

From all of us here at GingerScraps – Merry Christmas!!

 

$1 BAKE SALE!!

Hello my friends! It’s December Bake Sale time. The Bake Sale runs from the 15th-20th of each month. You will get a full kit for only $1.00. It’s a perfect time to grab a kit or template set to add to your collection.

Happy shopping and scrapping!!

GingerBread Ladies Sneak Peeks 12/16/16

Wow… Christmas is almost here. How in the heck did that happen? And the end of the year is right after that. Who is ready for 2017? Let’s see what our designers have coming out this week.

Have a great rest of the week!!

December Feature Designer – Keley Designs

Welcome to December. It’s time to catch up with our featured designer, Keley Designs and learn a few things about her.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I started in 2006 to work with my son’s photos. In 2008 I started to create my own kits, I was never without the scrap in my life.

What made you decide to design?

A friend encouraged me to create some freebies and soon I was already creating commercial use products and today I work only with the digital kits.

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

I use Photoshop, Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a desk in my room. I have lots of papers and colored pencils and pens because I like writing, drawing and painting. Besides that, there’s my desktop computer, the printer and some decorative stuff.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I like to see the end result of each job, which starts by choosing the palette and then the theme for each kit.

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

My favorite is Pure Happiness Collection.

What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?

I create kits, today is a great therapy.

Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?

It was January of 2015 when we were able to travel the whole family. My mother, I, my son, my brother and nephews.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

Being able to play in the street, today unfortunately children can not due to violence.

Do you believe in ghosts?

No.

Who is your celebrity crush?

I don’t really have one.

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

I never go to Starbucks. It’s not a very common cafe here in Brazil.

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Chocolate with Chocolate Chips

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

18

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

I used to be a pessimist, always worrying and complaining about things, even though I thought I was an optimist. Nowadays I think I?m very positive.

Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?

No.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Chicken with catupiry (soft Brazilian cheese).

If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t judge people. You don’t know what they’ve been through.

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

My mother always wakes me up. LOL

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

Today is to eat sweet. I have cut because of my weight.

What did you want to be when you were small?

Teacher.

Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

I do not like household chores … but among these may be washing the dishes.

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

Cooking.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I help the family. Being able to work with what I really love designs without needing a job to pay the bills.

What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?

The sky and some buildings, I live in an apartment on the 5th floor.

Share your favorite recipe with us.

I love oven noodles.
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Thanks to Keley for answering my questions. Make sure to shop in her GS store and check our her FB page. Also make sure to grab the Daily Download from the blog post each day to get the kit she is sharing with you!