DD: July 30


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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.

July Spotlight Designer

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Happy almost end of July! Whoops, did this month just fly by. Maybe it was because the store was down for part of the month and we had to busy ourselves with other things.

I’m sliding in here right at the end to give a little information about one of our July featured designers, Connie Prince of Designs by Connie Prince. Here’s what she shared with us:

What is your design process?

I typically begin with colors and a “theme” idea and start from there.

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

I use Photoshop & Illustrator primarily.

Describe your design workplace.

I work in my home office. I use a desktop PC with dual monitors.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

I get inspiration from a lot of places including my family, my creative team, Pinterest, etc.

What is the last book you read?

Divergent

Tea or coffee?

Coffee until about noon and sweet tea after that!

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

Yes, I LOVE crafting especially making wreaths and painting. (Layout with some of my projects)

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

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

I love chocolate & cookies and I will indulge in those on occasion. Usually I try to feed my sweet tooth with healthy things like fruit!

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

Depending on the day that you ask me this question my answer usually varies lol. Right now, my favorite is Super Hero:  http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-Kit.html

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

The community at Ginger Scraps is by far my favorite thing, everyone is amazing. Not to mention we have an amazing “boss” in Ginger, she is so supportive and easy to talk to!

What is the most used App on your phone?

Facebook & Fruit Bump by far!

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Reality tv is probably my most guilty pleasure. I really like shows like Survivor and Big Brother a lot.

How long have you been designing?

I have been scrapbooking since I was a child, there were not very many options back then so I would doodle and use what I could find to decorate my books. In about 2005-2006 I found the world of digital scrapbooking and immediately knew this was the way for me. There were not that many stores and designers then so I began to dabble with making my own items. Joining my first store in 2006 and I have been working as a full-time designer since. It has been an incredible journey and I am very thankful to do what I love!

Salty or sweet?

Salty is my favorite.

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

I would go back to my younger years and listen more to my mama and definitely be a better daughter. I miss her.

Any special message to our members?

Thank you GingerScraps community for making this such an amazing place to call home! I am honored and delighted to get to be here!

Thanks to Connie for taking a few minutes to “chat” with us. I’ll check back in next month with a chat with our August Designer.

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Challenge Spotlight July 29th

There’s 3 days left to get the challenges done to receive this awesome collab kit. On Friday, there will be a new kit and new challenges!

This week’s spotlight is on my favorite challenge- the Mix it Up Challenge. I love this challenge because it’s never the same! This month, Jennifer of Little Rad Trio challenged us to take one of our very first digital scrapbooking attempts and re-make it! For this challenge you have to post the original layout and the new product. This may be embarrassing since no one wants to show off the very first layouts when you were just getting the hang of everything but this really shows how much you have grown! And you have a few more days to go! Get those challenges done!

Here is my submission to the challenge:

And here are a few others! The redone layout is linked to the gallery so please leave the ladies some love!

 

The Old:

The New:

The Old:

 

The New:

 

The Old:

The New:

Look how much everyone has grown! Sometimes it’s fun to go through our old layouts just to see what techniques we have picked up. It’s nice to see how much you have progressed!

DD: July 29


http://bit.ly/TugQaY

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: July 28


http://bit.ly/1iv2QtA

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: July 27


http://bit.ly/1nBvF4R

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: July 26


http://bit.ly/1q6Y9IH

With the confusion of the past week (I was sunburned, had parents visiting, a laptop go in for repairs, and was running on little sleep, I apologize), here are the past few downloads, only up for the next five days. Day 22 is the home of the Letter V, which some have mentioned missing:

day 21 – http://bit.ly/1l93jMs
day 22 – http://bit.ly/1yLNghI
day 23 – http://bit.ly/Thfksz
day 24 – http://bit.ly/1pzyg0v
day 25 – http://bit.ly/1q6Y6fY

If there are any problems, please give us a holler.

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: July 25, 2014

WOWZERS! That was a bit of a break! The store is back, and running! It’s been upgraded, and will be running more smoothly from both the front-end, and the back-end, making it even easier for the designers to share their amazing designs with you! This week, the designers have some great goodies for you and they’re working extra hard for August’s buffet, which will be released NEXT FRIDAY! Super big newsletter next week!

Before I show you the amazing new goodies, I chose a few layouts from the gallery using the July Buffet and the July Monthly Mix, Summer Time Fun.


Created by msbrad. I love how the pictures are connected with clusters and elements. It keeps your eyes focused right on the pictures.

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DD: July 25


http://bit.ly/1q6Y6fY

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 Peeks 7/24

Is everyone excited the store is back tomorrow!!!!! I have missed it! And there’s TONS of new releases! The designers were very productive over the small break!

Aprilisa Designs has a new Grab Bag!

 

Pixelily Designs has a new kit in her Collecting Moments Series:

Lissykay Designs has two template packs releasing

 

Little Rad Trio is also releasing a template pack:

CathyK has a new bundle:

using new Little Rad Trio Template

using new Little Rad Trio Template

using new Little Rad Trio Template

 

And Clever Monkey Graphics has really outdone herself!!! She has 12 packs to mix and match!!!

Come back tomorrow when the store is reopened and you can see all these great products!!!!