GingerBread Girl Inspiration: trina513

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Today we are going to show you some inspiration from one of our very own GingerBread Girls! She isn’t just any GingerBread Girl!! She is one of the creative team leads. If you are asking what is a GingerBread girl, let me explain who they are. They are GingerScraps creative team. The ladies who bring you inspiration week-after-week using the GingerScraps’ designers latest and greatest designs.

Here are a few of Trina’s layouts that just jumped out of the gallery and grabbed me. Trina has a very clean and no-nonsense way of scrapping. Her layouts are scrapped in a way that the focus is on her great photos. Most all her layouts have journaling on them. Great composition, perfect element choices and placement, and just the right papers really make Trina’s layout standout and show off the memories. Here are just a few of those layouts. All images are linked. Make sure you run over and drop her a line!

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Lovely layouts, right? Make sure you run over and leave her some love. If you are looking for some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing or looking for something to scraplift, Trina’s gallery is a place for that! Happy Scrapping!

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DD: Aug 29


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DD: Aug 28


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Sneak Peeks August 27th, 2015

Happy Thursday! Hard to believe it will be September next week! Check out the awesome new releases coming tomorrow!

Dagi’s Temp-tations has a new template pack:

Ponytails Designs has a new template pack:

Dear Friends Designs has a new template bundle:

Little Rad Trio has a new template pack:

Just Because Studio has a new collection:

Craft-tastrophic has a new kit:

Seatrout Scraps has a new kit:

Have a great weekend everyone!

Fresh Baked: August 28, 2015

Happy Friday! The last newsletter for August! Did you get a lot done? If not, don’t worry! The designers have some great kits and templates coming out this week that will help boost that inspiration to scrap some more!

Before I get to our awesome goodies, I want to show of a few layouts created using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Born Sisters, Forever Friends”!


Created by brenian4ever. Such beautiful cluster work!


Created by meagan43. I love the cluster work.


Created by Atusia. I love the background paper.

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DD: Aug 27


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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.

Spotlight – All About Ginger

Hey there Gingerscraps friends. I have a treat for you today. I have an interview with our own Ginger (yes, she really does exist). Have you ever wondered how Gingerscraps started? Wondered about Ginger herself? Then keep reading because she has been gracious enough to answer my questions (even the fun quirky ones).

Tell us a little about yourself. Your family, children, etc.

I have 2 amazing kiddos, a 17 year old daughter and 15 year old son. We have a little tiny Maltese named Cooper, he is spoiled rotten :)  We have a super close extended family! Once my dad retired, he and my mom wanted to start a great adventure and travel all over the country (and beyond). They needed to make arrangements to rent their house out, and that happened to be right at a time when I needed to move. So my kids and I moved into my childhood home about 3 years ago. My brother also lives with us and my sister and her family live about 5 minutes away. When my folks come home between their travels, it gets a little crowded, but we make it work. I thank God every day that we have all been able to help each other, when there is a need, we all pull together. We are an exceptional family, they are all my greatest blessing!!

What made you decide to start Gingerscraps?

My love for the art of scrapbooking and memory keeping was the reason I started GingerScraps. I wanted to have a site where fellow artiest could gather, share, and encourage each other. Shortly after I opened GS, I found myself a single mom, and needed to support myself and my kids. However I have health issues that prevent me from working full time, in a normal working environment. I have an autoimmune disease called APS, it causes me to have small strokes as well as many other difficult symptoms. I poured all I could into GS, to build it into a business that would work for me and my family. I am very proud of our little piece of the web, and I just adore my GS family!!

I know you help with some of the collabs when needed, but do you miss designing under your own moniker?

Sometimes I miss it, but honestly I really don’t have time to design. When I do have some spare computer time, I really want to scrap more! That is what I miss the most! I think I need to schedule in scrapping time, it is just hard because once I sit at my computer, there is always work that needs to be done, so I feel guilty if I scrap. But I think that needs to end asap, I miss scrapping!

What kind of things do you look for in the designers that are invited to sell at GS?

I look for someone who is passionate about designing, wants a long term home for their work, and has excellent quality and creativity.

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

I think these two layouts show myself and my kiddos :) From left to right that is Me, my daughter Isabelle, her boyfriend Justin, and my son Chandler. We were sitting, on the 4th of July, waiting for the fireworks to start… so we decided to play a little selfie game. lol!

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

That’s a tough one! I would love to go on a long road trip stopping at places of interest along the way. I would also love to go to Hawaii!

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

Caution: NOT a morning person! Please bring hot black tea immediately!

What is one thing you will never do again?

Eat chestnuts roasted on an open fire… it sounds magical… but is is nasty to the max!

What’s your favorite movie?

Oh how would I ever pick one!? We love movies (and books) in our house!

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

I LOVE them, unfortunately I can no longer go on them due to my health issues… boooo!

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

I believe in the possibility of anything.

What was the last thing you ate?

Chicken and potatoes.

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

I think blue, I love almost all shades of blue.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When people chew on Popsicle sticks or chew on towels, for some reason it totally grosses me out! I might actually dry heave if I see it! I know, I know, I am weird!

Pirates or Ninjas?

Pirates!

Country or City?

COUNTRY!!

Morning or Night?

Night!

Indoors or Outdoors?

Pretty much either one is ok with me, just depends on my mood and the weather.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Both please :)

Cats or Dogs?

I love them both, but I do love my little dog that doesn’t shed the most!

Who did you look up to as a kid?

My parents and my big sister Julie, and I still do to this day.

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

Music.

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

I have some flowers on my right ankle.

Name one television character that you simply adore?

Dean (Jensen Ackles) from Supernatural and I LOVED Hershel (Scott Wilson) from The Walking Dead- I actually cried when he “left the show”- that scene was the worst!!

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Very boring … it is the default iPhone ringtone.

If you were deserted on an island (with all water/food provided), what three things would you want to have with you?

Comfy bedding, a huge tub of coconut oil (good for skin, hair, cooking, and so much more!), and an iPad with games, books, movies and a solar charger.

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

I would love to spend one more day with my brother Wade. He passed away about 15 years ago, I would love to have a day with him!

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

That is also really hard to narrow down, but two of my favorite artists are Sara Groves and Imogen Heap. I recently got to meet Sara Groves, it was AWESOME!! I will attach two little colleges I made on my phone of that weekend.

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What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Something from Pat Benatar for sure :)

Any special message to our members?

I want to say a BIG heartfelt thank you to my GS family!! I had this crazy dream to open up a site where crafters could gather and inspire each other, and I am so very proud of what it has grown into. I honestly feel so blessed that we have such a huge family now! GS absolutely would not be the place it is with out ALL of you!!

Thanks so much to Ginger for being so open and fun with my questions.

Did you know that Gingerscraps will be celebrating 7 years in September? Keep your eyes open for announcements coming soon. There will be extra chats, special sales, FB Hop, a Scavenger Hunt and MORE!

And with that, I ask you…. how did YOU find Gingerscraps? Leave a comment and let us know. Personally, Missi (our own missdamsel) introduced me to Gingerscraps back in 2013 when I first started digital scrapbooking.

Have a great day!!

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DD: Aug 26


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Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

It’s time again to put the GS spotlight on one of our Challenges. This week we will be looking at the Mini Kit Challenge. Each month, one of our wonderful designers offers a mini-kit to use. This month Colie of Colie’s Corner has offered this:

 

Let’s see what our members have come up with this month:

Wow….such gorgeous layouts to choose from.

You still have a few days to get your 10 layouts done and be rewarded with this awesome collaboration:

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DD: Aug 25


The link for this download is no longer available.

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.