Let’s Celebrate – The New Year!

Happy 2018 scrappers! Here we are at the start of a new year. Let us hope that this year doesn’t blow past us like 2017 did. Did you celebrate the new year? Did you stay up until midnight and kiss 2017 goodbye? I didn’t. It was the 1st year I didn’t actually. I was just too tired to stay up. Didn’t even get any photos either. However, I know most of you all did! So today we are going to take a look in the store at all the new New Year goodies. There are a lot of them this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you go. Just a glimpse into the selection of New Year products offered here at GingerScraps.  There are 20 pages of goodies! If none of these are what you are looking for, make sure to check out the New Years section in the store.  I pray that 2018 treats us all kind. That we have a wonderful year full of memories that are scrapped.

We would love to see your layouts with these or any other new year products offered here at GingerScraps. Make sure you upload your layouts in the gallery and then come back here and link us up! We would love to see your creations and leave you some love.

Fresh Baked: January 05, 2018

The first week of January just flew by. So much is happening. Crazy snowstorms. Even the warm areas are getting hit with cold. That’s just a great excuse to stay bundled up inside and get some of those memories from 2017 scrapped! And working on making new ones in 2018!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Stick-To-It.html

kristmess01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Daze-Page-Kits-Bundle.html

kristmess02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Daze-Trios-Big-Bundle.html

kristmess03
http://store.gingerscraps.net/CU-Month-Overlays.html

lauries01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Say-Ahhh-GrabBag.html

lauries02
http://bit.ly/2CrZvH5

lindsay01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/New-Me-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

lindsay02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/New-Me-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

luvew01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Document-Life-January-2018-Grab-Bag-by-Luv-Ewe-Designs.html

missfish01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/3-s-Company-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

missfish02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Month-by-Month-January-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

aimee01
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Stamps: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Stamps-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Midwinter-Chill-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

aimee02
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Silver-and-Gold-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Silver-and-Gold-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Silver-and-Gold-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Silver-and-Gold-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

blue01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Set-Your-Own-Path-6-Grab-Bag.html

blue02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Week-By-Week-Journal-Card-Pack.html

boomers01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Coffee-and-Cocoa-BGD.html

cathyk01
All Products in Collection: http://bit.ly/2zUXLE2
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Kit.html
Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Papers.html
Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Elements.html
WordStrips: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Word-Strips.html
Masks: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Masks.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Extra-Papers.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Alphas.html

cathyk02
All Products in Collection: http://bit.ly/2zUXLE2
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Kit.html
Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Papers.html
Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterberry-Frost-Elements.html

craft01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Seasons-Winter1.html

dandelion01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/TGIF-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

daydreams01
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Snowman-Kisses-Bundled-Collection-by-Day-Dreams-n-Designs.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Snowman-Kisses-Kit-by-Day-Dreams-n-Designs.html
All packs: http://bit.ly/ddnd-GS

dearfriends01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wanderlust.html

heartstrings
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Ode-to-Joy-Templates.html

heatherz01
Bundle – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Away-in-a-Manger-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Away-in-a-Manger-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Word Bits – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Away-in-a-Manger-WORD-BITS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Embossed Papers – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Away-in-a-Manger-EMBOSSED-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

jbstudios01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Catching-Snowflakes-Digital-Kit-by-JB-Studio.html

jocee01
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Kit.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Alphas.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Flairs.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Clusters.html
Word Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Word-Grunge.html
Word Tags: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Word-Tags.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-in-Review-Titles.html
Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-In-Review-Papers.html

ad01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Luv-Ewe-Designs/

ad02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magical-Scraps-Galore/

ad03
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-Templates/

ad04
http://goo.gl/UBQg62

ad05
http://bit.ly/ddnd-GS

ad06
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Heather-Z-Scraps/

ad07
http://eepurl.com/o9Aa1

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Get ready to get yourself a pen pal for this kit!

Sneak Peeks January 4th, 2018

Happy New Year!!!! It’s 2018 and our designers have some great new goodies for this first week of the year!

From Luv Ewe Designs

 

From Craft-tastrophic

From Lindsay Jane

From Miss Fish

From Aimee Harrison

From Heather Z

From JB Studio

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

Ahead of the CURVE

Happy New Year, GingerScrappers! I hope you’re all recovered from the holidays and ready to get back to work… at scrapping your memories, of course!

This tutorial was inspired by a comment left by Glee on the layout shown below. Can you guess what she mentioned? Yes, it was that curved, diminishing title.

I haven’t quite decided what the right side of this two-page spread will look like, but I know I won’t be using the same template, just a similar basic arrangement. I created two circles, overlapping but not concentric, with the photo smaller than the paper layer.

Using the alpha that came with the kit my papers and doodled fram

e are from (GingerBread Ladies Winter Fun) I started to add in my title. The letters must be resized to fit into the space between the edge of the paper and the edge of the photo. Having the doodled, glittery frame there might help… or not. The letters also must be tilted to follow the curve of the paper, with the axis of the letter perpendicular to the edge.

I added in each letter and made the same adjustments.

I was eyeballing the gap between the top and bottom of each letter and the edges of the paper and photo.

If you’re not confident in your ability to eyeball the gaps, I have a way to make it easier. Select the edge of the paper circle by clicking on the layer thumbnail in the Layers Panel.

Then click on Select>Modify>Contract… which will move your marching ants toward the centre of the paper circle.

I randomly picked the number 15 for my amount of shift.

There you can see how that 15 pixel shift has moved the edge inward.

Before you go any further, create a new blank layer over top of your paper layer so the outline will be separated from your paper. You don’t want to leave it active at the end so make it stand alone. Then click Edit>Stroke>10>(choose a contrasting colour like red)>Inside and leave the other adjustments at the default settings.

Now there’s a nice obvious line to follow that will help you offset your letters enough to make them prominent.

If you zoom in you can use this guideline to help position your letters.

I like the doodled, glittery circular frame, but it’s making lining up the bottoms of the letters more difficult. I might have to turn the visibility off.

Wait!! Maybe we should have a second guideline to make it easier.

You guessed it!

Click on the photo layer thumbnail, then Select>Modify>Expand>15 and commit the operation. Add your stroke to the outside this time.

And now there are two guidelines with the same distance from the edges of the photo and paper circles.

Once I had my title in the space and positioned just so, I moved the doodled, glittery frame on TOP of the letters, which helped to anchor them to the photo.

In this example, the letters gradually get bigger from beginning to end, whereas in my original layout they gradually got smaller. With the two guidelines deleted, the tops of the letters look sharply positioned. Easy peasy!

I’ll be looking for YOUR curved titles in the gallery!

~~New Challenges for 2018!!~~

Happy New Year!! This is one holiday and season that I know we ALL celebrate. A time for all things new…. new calendar year, new beginnings, and here at GingerScraps – NEW CHALLENGES. Yes… as if there weren’t enough opportunities for you to earn that fabulous reward collab, we have added more.

First up – we have a new Facebook Header Challenge. Do you love to change your Facebook timeline photo? Now you can scrap a new one each month and use it to add to your challenge total. The fabulous Misti of Miss Mis Designs is hosting the January Challenge.

This month, Misti challenges you to making a new header with the following rules:

1. Must include a word you are using to drive you through 2018 – or – your 2018 goal/resolution.
2. One picture that represents that word or goal

Next we have the new GingerScraps: Created with Rewards Challenge. This one will be hosted each month by our very own Ginger.

Each month you can create a LO using the rewards from the previous month! I’m so excited to see you beautiful layouts using our amazing shop collabs!

RULES:

  • Create a layout using the prior month Free With Purchase shop collab OR Challenge Reward Collab.
  • If you did not earn the collabs from the previous they are also available for purchase.

Since this is the January 2018 Created With Rewards challenge you will need to use one of the following collabs:

December 2017 Challenge Reward {Cabin Fever}

OR

December 2017 Free With Purchase {Winter Fun}

How much fun are these?

Remember, in order to get the Challenge collab:

Monthly Challenge Rules – 

  • You will receive the collab of the month in which you COMPLETE your 10 challenges.
    For Example:
    You do 5 in March, 2 in April and 6 in May – you would get the May collab.
    You do 7 in March and 4 in April – you get the April collab
    You do 10 each month you get EACH Collab!! (BEST DEAL!!)
  • Challenge rewards will be sent out after the 5th of the month
  • All challenges layouts must have at least 50% of GS products – Daily Download and Welcome wagon counts. (See individual challenge rules for specific rules on usage such as Designer Spotlight Challenge)
  • Speed Scraps and Chats DO NOT count towards your challenge rewards (of course your host will usually provide fun goodies for all attending their SS or Chat)
  • Every challenge must have a unique LO. Meaning, you can not use the same LO for more than 1 challenge.
  • You are responsible for tracking your completed challenges, find the monthly tracking thread in the “Cookie Jar”, and follow the guidelines.

Challenge Rewards:
Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab!
Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges.

Complete any 10 challenges, during the month of January 2018, and receive this collab for FREE!!

Snail Mail: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers
By Designers: JoCee Designs, Little Rad Trio, LouCee Creations, Neverland Scraps

  • 1 Full Alpha
  • 48 Papers
  • 113 Elements

I can’t wait to see some of the great layouts from these new challenges!!

Happy New Year From Gingerscraps!

Oh. Wow. Where did 2017 go? It’s time to start writing 2018 for everything! Time for fresh starts and more chances for memories!

It is the First of the month, and that means the revel of our new Buffet!!

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles, onae easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart, and an amazing value too!

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DD: Jan 01

The time has come for a new Daily Download! Were you worried there wasn’t going to be one?
Before I show it off, it’s time to reveal the gorgeous one from last year (see what I did there?)!


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Silver-and-Gold-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

The perfect kit to scrap those memories from the New Year and from the rest of the holidays!

And here is this month’s:

http://bit.ly/2kWxCQC

Time to face the year! Be Fearless!

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.

From the Archives – 2017

Well scrappers, this is the last creative blog post of 2017. It is also the last Saturday of 2017. Which means yesterday’s Fresh Baked goodies were the last goodies for 2017. I know I say it every year. I am going to say it again. Where did 2017 get to? I feel like it was just January and we were gearing up for the new year.

Instead we are rounding up 2017; and today we are going to take a look back in the archives. Usually I go back as far as I can in the store to showcase the oldies but goodies of the digital scrapbooking supplies here at GingerScraps. Today’s From the Archives post will be a little different. We are going to take a look back at 2017.

In 2017 we saw other stores close. It is always so sad to see that happen. However, we did gain some amazing designers, staff, and faces around the forum and galleries. We also gained some new friends because of that. There is no doubt about it though. We saw some great designs from our designers here at GignerScraps this year. We had 52 Fresh Baked releases. I would love to show you at least one from each week. I don’t want to overwhelm your sense though. Instead, I am going to show you some of my favorites from 2017. I realize that not all tastes are the same. That my favorite isn’t going to be yours. I do hope you enjoy this look back at 2017 though. Brought to you by our talented designers here at GingerScraps.

Over the moon is an enchanting collection inspired by the moon, the stars and eternal love. In dramatic hues of navy, pink, aqua and gold, this versatile collection includes beautiful elements such as full moons, glittering stars, crescent moons, hearts, gorgeous flowers and lovey word bits, among many others fabulous goodies, and is perfect to scrap the love of your life, your baby’s photo album, cozy bedtime moments, a summer night’s walk by the moonlight, a trip to the planetarium, your favorite theme park after dark, anniversary pages, or simply a magical evening.

 

Sweet Baby Boy – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs
Is there anything sweeter than a newborn baby? The way they smell, the little sounds they make, the way they still smunch up into a little ball… these are the little things that (almost!) make me want to have another!

 

 

You + Me = love! And you are going to love this collection! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. You + Me has everything you need to scrap your Valentine, and more! From the traditional Valentine Day colors to sweet doodles. You + Me is the perfect kit to scrap all the loves in your life.

 

You are strong. You are powerful. You are unstoppable! This collection is for scrapping about your positive and self strengthening moments!

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Fresh Baked: December 29, 2017

No joke this week. The end of the year is upon us! In just 2 days, it will be 2018. Where did 2017 go? We here at Gingerscraps have loved having you join us at the forums, in the galleries, and on Facebook. We hope that we will see even more in 2018!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Winter-Fun.html

jocee
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Year-In-Review-GB.html

kristmess
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

magical
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/One-in-a-Minion-collection.html
Page kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/One-in-a-Minion.html
Journaling Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/One-in-a-Minion-journaling-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/One-in-a-Minion-graffiti.html
Glitter Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/One-in-a-Minion-glitter.html
Bonus Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/One-in-a-Minion-bonus-papers.html

neia
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Frosty-bundle-By-Neia-Scraps.html
Full Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Frosty-kit-By-Neia-Scraps.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Frosty-alpha-By-Neia-Scraps.html
Artsy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Frosty-artsy-papers-By-Neia-Scraps-neia-frosty-ap1.html
Goodies: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Frosty-Goodies-By-Neia-Scraps.html
Masks: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Frosty-masks-By-Neia-Scraps.html

tinci
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Miracle-of-winter-2..html

aimee
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Templates-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Date Tabs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Date-Tabs-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Quotes: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Quotes-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Word-Art-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/360-All-About-January-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Animals-BGD.html

connie
Bundle Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Bundle-Collection-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Mixed Media: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Mixed-Media-by-Connie-Prince.html
Snippets: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Snippets-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-12×12-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-January-Quick-Pages-by-Connie-Prince.html

heartstrings
http://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Sweet-Snowflake-Collection.html

ad01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

ad02
http://goo.gl/DQK8T

ad04
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Rad-Trio/

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Lindsay-Jane/

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Cabin fever would be worth it for this kit!

Sneak Peeks December 28th, 2017

Are you ready for the last Sneak Peek of 2017? Where did the year go? December totally went by too fast! Let’s check what the designers have in store for us tomorrow!

From Tinci

From Heartstrings Scrap Art

From JoCee and Laurie’s Scraps

From Aimee Harrison