Fresh Baked: July 04, 2014

WOWZERS! Good morning! Happy 4th! Happy Friday! The weekend is upon us and it’s time to get our scrapbooking on! Who’s ready to join us in some challenges and scrapping?

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 sladd79054. I love the big picture framed by the starburst paper.


Created by trina513. The “Hodag” freaked me out, but I love how much the picture colors matched the kit colors!


Created by kpmelly. I love the white space. And the pics are quire humorous.

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Life-Is-A-Journey.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/July-2014-Grab-Bag-Sale-Super-Hero.html


QuickPage Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-QuickPage-Album.html
Printable Greeting Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-Printable-Greeting-Cards.html
Brag Book Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-Brag-Book-Album.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-Word-Art.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-Flair-Pack.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Super-Hero-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html


Bundle : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boho-Chic-Collection.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boho-Chic.html
Alphabets: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boho-Chic-Alphabets.html
Cardstocks: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boho-Chic-Cardstock.html


Parade kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-full-kit-by-Little-Rad-Trio.html
Parade Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-elements-by-Little-Rad-Trio.html
Parade Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-papers-by-Little-Rad-Trio.html
Marching Band kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-Marching-Band-full-kit-by-Little-Rad-Trio.html
Marching Band elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-Marching-Band-elements-by-Little-Rad-Trio.html
Marching Band papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-Marching-Band-papers-by-Little-Rad-Trio.html
Parade Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-alpha.html
Parade Neutrals: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Parade-neutrals.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Out-of-the-Blue-by-Seatrout-Scraps.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wood-backgrounds.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Splash-Bundle.html


Collection: http://bit.ly/1qlLGiE
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Capital-USA-Kit.html
Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Capital-USA-Papers.html
Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Capital-USA-Elements.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Capital-USA-Flair.html
Word Strips: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Capital-USA-Word-Strips.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Capital-USA-Extra-Papers.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/CathyK-Designs/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Seatrout-Scraps

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. Visit the GS Forum for all the details.

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I know I’m going to make sure I do my 10 challenges for THIS, that’s for sure :D

DD: July 04


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.

DD: July 03


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.

DD: July 02


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.

Challenge Spotlight July 1st


It’s the first of the month which means a whole new month of challenges! And a brand new challenge reward! Completing 10 challenges gets you this awesome kit! But I have a challenge for you! I challenge you to work on a challenge you don’t normally do or you have never done before. I plan to take on the Scraplift Challenge. It’s not normally on the 10 I do per month. But since it is the first of the month, the Buffet Challenge is always full of great layouts!

I love the buffet colors this month! Even though to most American’s the buffet screams patriotism, the great designers had great ideas for the color that went beyond Independence day. This is a great challenge to complete! Especially if you bought multiple kits like I did!

I hope you have a great week and a great holiday weekend!

Fresh Baked: July 01, 2014

WOWZERS! Good morning and welcome to July! To our Canadian friends, we’d like to say “HAPPY CANADA DAY”. To everyone else, HAPPY JULY! Can you believe it’s already July? I’m ready for some relief from the heat, and the products in the Buffet, Daily Download, and Free With Purchase really make me want to stay inside and just enjoy the A/C instead of braving the heat!

It is the First of the month, and that means the revel of our new Buffet!! This month, the colors are so soft, so they fit with the beach, spring, summer, boys and girls. They all mix and match so well together, as well! SO MANY different themes! Don’t forget the new Buffet items will all be 50% off (from the 1-5th of the month)!

The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

The designers knocked it out of the park. The designs are just amazing and so well done!

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DD: July 01

Welcome to July! To all of our Canadian friends, HAPPY CANADA DAY! So, I know what you’re hoping to find, and well, I guess I should tell you that you’re right! It’s time for July’s Daily Download!

Before I show it off to you, I have to reveal June’s! There was a pretty big response for it! You all really seemed to enjoy the sewing theme!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sew-Quilty.html

July’s theme for the Daily Download follows a big trend going around the internet: 100 Days of Happy! It’s a great project, and the kit will make scrapping those happy days just PERFECT!

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.

DD: June 30


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.

DD: June 29


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.

June Feature Designer – SandyPie Creations

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Wow, it’s already the end of June. How did this happen? I guess between graduation, college orientation, and work (yuck), I’ve been so busy this month has practically flown by.

I wanted to drop in here for a quick look at one of the Feature Designers for June. Sandy of SandyPie Creations took a few minutes to answer some questions so we could get to know her a little better. Let’s see what she  has on her mind.

What is your design process?

I usually like to start with a color palette. But a lot of times I start with the feeling I want the kit to have. Then I go to my drawing pad and notebooks to doodle ideas and list what I want to make sure the kit includes. I scan my drawing and recreate them digitally, the kit comes together slowly after that.

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

I use a Gateway PC with Adobe Creative Cloud mostly PhotoShop and some Illustrator. I also use a Wacom tablet (occasionally) and a Razor Nostromo gaming keypad (all the time, it’s super helpful.) And of course my scanner, Epson 1400 printer and a Silhouette Cameo.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a home office, with beautiful Ikea desk and lots of piles of stuff everywhere cause I’d rather be on the computer than dealing with them. Actually I put my office together “backwards”. I’m right handed but all my storage is to the left, so I need to rotate everything so my shelves are to the right so things get put away correctly instead of the sitting on the right corner of my desk till it gets knocked over, then I deal with it.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

There are so many places I get inspiration from fabrics, Pinterest has great art that really inspires me, things my kids are into, and especially feelings, I like to capture a feeling as much a theme.

What is the last book you read?

“The Fault In Our Stars” by John Greene, currently I’m working on the first Mortal Instruments book “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare and rereading “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness, I’m excited for the third book coming out next month!

Tea or coffee?

Coffee (love my Keurig and my Nespresso machine for lattes)….. or Dr Pepper (anytime of day) or sweet tea…. I’m not too picky!

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

I try! As of late the only crafty thing, outside of digi and hybrid scrapping, has been cake decorating. Here’s the latest one I made, for a friend’s daughter.

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

This pretty much sums me up. It’s a couple years old, a few pounds lighter, but really is me.

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

I’m not a big chocolate person, unless it’s a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting! But my latest obsession is Grandma’s Frosted Blueberry and White Chocolate Flavored Cookie, these things really are evil!

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

I loved my Peas In A Pod (March 2014 Buffet pieces) I really loved making this one. I had so much fun drawing everything beforehand, scanning it and recreating it digitally, it really let me show myself how much I could do and gave me confidence in myself. And it’s super cute!

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What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

There is some much great stuff here, it’s hard to pick just one, but to make this about me, I really appreciate that Ginger has allowed me to work on things that I love and learn what my design voice really is.

What is the most used App on your phone?

The music or podcasts app. I rarely use it as a phone.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Surfing movies, especially “The Endless Summer” by Bruce Brown. And Tumblr.

How long have you been designing?

Since 2012.

Salty or sweet?

Salty sweet, unless there’s cake.

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

This is hard, I’m not sure I’d do well going back too far in history. I might go back far enough to tell myself to go to college right out of high school rather than what I actually did.

Any special message to our members?

When doing your memory keeping don’t compare your layouts to others’, the important thing is that you’re doing it.

 

Thanks again to Sandy for sharing a little of herself with us. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

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