Fresh Baked: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe it? It’s 2013!! 2012 was filled with ups and downs, a few bumps and bruises, but plenty of good friends and love. At least it was here at Gingerscraps. Gingerscraps saw a new look, lots of new designers joining the team, and the sadness of a few leaving us.

New Year’s is the time for celebration, and for reflecting. It’s the time to set new resolutions and review the ones we made the year prior. This month’s buffet, Hopes and Dreams is perfect for that!

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Fresh Baked: Happy December

Can you believe it’s already December? Thirty-one more days, and we’ll be looking at 2013!

The winds are blowing in from the north, and the breath is visible in the air. There are white flakes falling from the sky. The winter season is upon us, and it’s time to prep for the snow.

Some areas have already had snow come to their areas, and I will be honest. I am completely jealous. I was born during a snowfall. Being a December baby, you tend to end up with that. Lately, we haven’t seen any snow. It makes me sad. Hopefully, we get some this year.

Why, you ask, am I going on about snow? It’s time for a new buffet!  This month’s theme is snow, snow, and more snow! Snowball Fight!

Snowball Fight is full of fun elements and papers, just perfect for all of those snow pictures. If you don’t have any snow pictures, pictures of the beach would work just fine, I think. Even something Christmas related would be perfect!
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Fresh Baked: November 02, 2012

I have so much to be grateful for right now that I can’t even begin to explain it! So much good stuff is going on. iDSD has officially begun, and the sales are amazing. Today, I get to show you the grab bags the designers have put together for it! We also have a new designer joining our team! Sandy Pie Creations!

Before I do, though, I have to show off a few of the layouts that have been created using the newest buffet, Attitude of Gratitude. It was so hard to limit myself to just three this week! There are so many great ones to choose from!

Created by brenian4ever. I love the use of just two colors. The treatment of the photos makes it even better!

Created by beckyroy. I love the big use of the stamped title. And the adding of the same title in the tab really makes the layout work so beautifully.

Created by beckyroy. I swear, I didn’t know I chose the same person twice. I was only looking at the layouts. I just loved the “Brudder” part. It really made the layout speak to me, in a fashion.

Don’t forget about iDSD!! There’s a LOT going on!

The sale has been extended to the 9th, so that those affected by Sandy are able to get their power back. Our thoughts and prayers are with the NE of the United States at this time, hoping for a fast recovery to a normalcy.

The bake sale is still going on, as well. Oh goodness.

Now I get to share with your our newest designer!!

Hi, my name is Sandy. I grew up an Air Force brat mostly in the midwest, but went to 7 different elementary schools. I married an Air Force guy and a few years ago we finally left military life and beautiful Las Vegas to settle down as close to family as we could get, and ended up in Northern Minnesota, only a 8 hour drive from “home”. When I’m not scrapbooking (!) I am a SAHM to two boys, 13 & 9, and blushing bride to my dear Hubs of 7 years. And a Pinterest and addict. We’re a house full of animal lovers with 3 cats and 1 really large dog, who oddly enough thinks he’s a cat, a 128 pound cat!
I have been scrapbooking for what seems like forever, most collecting memorabilia and paper scrap supplies, but I have paper commitment issues so I didn’t get many pages done. (I have the same problem with fabric and planning the quilts I will “make” with them.) I found digi scrap a few years ago and found I could use the graphics manipulation skills I’d learned working as an engraver in an awards, trophy and framing shop to create fun 3-d projects and cards with digital designs I could reuse again and again. (My favorite part!) After some encouragement from a couple of designers I CT for, I started selling my hybrid designs a few months ago. And now I’m at Ginger Scraps, and in fantastic company.

If you couldn’t tell, she’s a hybrid designer. With Julie on a leave of absence, we’ve been short a hybrid designer! I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us! For now, she has one new item for us to play with.

There’s more to be grateful about! There’s a new FWP grab bag. This month, it was created by Terra, of Sugar Kissed Designs. It’s just beautiful!

Grab Bag (good through November 7):
Pixie Plate 255 & 256:
Pixie Plate 257 & 258:


By the Light of the Moon:
So Cheesy Alpha:
You’ve Been Framed:

Vol. 1:
Vol. 2:

Journal Cards:
Quick Pages:

Grab Bag:
Word Art:
Alpha Add On:
QP Album:
Shimmer Sheets:

Grab Bag:
Word Art:

Vertical Pages:×7-BragBook-Vertical-Pages.html
Horizontal Pages:×7-BragBook-Horizontal-Pages.html
QP Album:

Go forth and play in the forum! There’s something for everyone, and the time is now to have some fun!

Fresh Baked: New Buffet and iDSD!

Oh, hello November. Wow. October has come, she has gone. The festivals have all ended, and now we’re looking forward to, at least in the States, for Thanksgiving. Those not are starting their countdown to their winter holidays.

Or… you could be going iDSD!! DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!! There are lots of things planned at Gingerscraps, and it’s going to be SO much fun!

The sale has been extended to the 9th, so that those affected by Sandy are able to get their power back. Our thoughts and prayers are with the NE of the United States at this time, hoping for a fast recovery to a normalcy.

The theme this month is “Attitude of Gratitude”. The colors are amazing, but honestly, I have to say the theme is my favorite. This past week has reminded me, personally, of how much we have to be grateful for. We have a roof over our head, a working computer, and pictures upon pictures to scrap. Right now, I’m set for everything. I can take anything, as long as I have the love of family and friends. Do you agree?

It’s the first of the month, so that means the Gingerbread Man is running through, sticking things in the Bake Sale! You never know what you’ll find in there!

The goodies that the designers have put together are just AMAZING, and I’m so excited to show them to you!

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Fresh Baked for October 05, 2012

Oh, brr. Fall has really set in here. It’s chilly, and the wind has a definite bite to it. It’s going to make that trip to the RenFest something to remember.

I love RenFests. I love the time period they’re set in, and I just love all the costumes. I also love that it’s set in the woods. That means lots of trees. At ours, they hang mirrors from the trees, and the capture the light in such cool ways. I could spend a few hours just watching the reflections on the ground.

Speaking of fests and fall, have you seen October’s buffet created by the Gingerscraps designers? It’s called Fall Festival, and it would completely work for any sort of festival. I picked out a few layouts that I just adored in the gallery using the buffet items.

Created by Inspired Designs. Yeah, even the designers can’t resist this buffet. I love the pictures. I love babies with just a few little teeth!

Created by JillW. I love the filter/effect on the photo. The clusters are gorgeously done.

Created by MamaCake. I love the clusters and the scatters. Such beautiful work.

Before I get to that, though, we can’t forget the Bake Sale! You still have today to catch some items on sale!

I’d like to remind you about the Monthly Mix, created by Unforgettable Moments, Twin Mom Scraps, Joyful Heart, Find Your Bliss, and Colie’s Corner. It’s a beautiful kit, and so well done!

It’s so perfect for this time of year, with everyone back in school. The colors also work for field trips, and so much more.

Don’t forget that when you spend $10 in the store, you get it this beauty, for free.



PreDeco Pages:
Quick Pages:

Stacked Papers:

Grab Bag:

So, while you go and check out all the awesome yummy goodies in the store, I’m going to go find myself a nice warm cup of coffee or cocoa, my comfy warm slippers, and opening up Photoshop. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally in the mood to scrap now!

Fresh Baked: New Guest Designer, New Buffet, and More

I just cannot believe that September is over. It flew by! I’m excited for October though. Pumpkin patch visits will be happening. Leaves will be piling on the ground, begging to be jumped into!

This month, it’s going to be all about the festivals that happen in the fall. For my family, we look forward to Ren Fest, which we usually go to in September, but this year, we’re going in October.

Do you have a favorite festival that you look forward to going to each year? If you do, then you’ll love the new buffet created by the Gingerscraps designers! It’s called Fall Festival.

Before I get to that, though, we can’t forget the Bake Sale!

Oh, I just can’t take all the goodness, and I haven’t even started.

The colors are perfect for most any layout involving any aspect of fall. The designers went all out and did an amazing job! This month, to show off better what each designer designed, we’re breaking up the big image into several ones. [Read more…]

New Buffet, Guest Designer, So Much More!

Well hi! Didn’t I just see you? Well, write to you, I guess is more accurate!

It’s almost officially fall. Monday, in the States, is Labor Day, the official end of summer. The leaves will be changing from green to browns, and reds, and golds. Or, if you’re on the other side of the globe, from reds, browns, and golds to green again.

Life is beautiful and wonderful like that! There’s something about the changing of the seasons that makes you reflect on the good and happy things in life.

This month, the buffet designed by the Gingerscraps team is perfect for scrapping those moments of reflection. Those moments when you just can’t help but take a picture!

Before I share with you the amazing buffet, it’s September first, which means of course a bake sale!

Now, don’t leave just yet! I know you’re itching to see the sale goodies but I have to show you the buffet, and a few more things first!!

As you can see, the colors are soft but bold, light and dark, perfectly blended into simple elegance. Find the beauty in the every day and enhance it with this gorgeous buffet.

The CT worked so hard putting together some truly beautiful layouts. I know, I keep saying beautiful, but it really does fit, but it really is!

When we switch months, we switch out the Free With Purchase! This month, Pixels by Jen has created September’s new Grab-bag and it is gorgeous! Remember: when you spend $10, you get this for FREE!!

As we say goodbye to our August Guest Designer, Sugary Fancy, we say hello to September’s Guest Designer, Ocean Wide Designs!

Isn’t she a cutie? We asked her to tell us about herself, and she told us she’d try not to be boring!

I live in Central California with my husband, Jeff, and our furry-babies… Riley, a small terror… I mean, terrier! and our two guinea pigs – Sparkles and Bubbles. Jeff and I love to travel the west coast, we like doing outdoorsy things like hiking, geocaching, kayaking, fishing, camping, etc. I work from home running our small businesses, including the Real Life Scrapped social network! When I have the time I LOVE to read cozy mysteries, bake goodies that go straight to my hips, work off those goodies with Zumba & my treadmill, and do crafty things like crocheting & embroidery.

An animal lover, traveler, adventurer, business owner, and crafter?! That sounds anything but boring! I think she’ll fit right in with the GingerScraps family!

Here are just a few of the designs she’s prepared for her opening. You’ll definitely find something in there that you’ll enjoy!

Sea Charts Vol. 10:
Sea Charts Vol. 9:


Rustic Beauty:
Rustic Beauty Layered Papers:
Rustic Beauty Sparkle Splatters:
Sun Kissed Kit:

Oh, I think I see a few that I’m going to definitely enjoy playing with! What about you?

I think I know what you’re looking for right now. You’re expecting the full-preview of that daily download, aren’t you? Well, okay, since you waited patiently.

As you know, Kathy Winters created August’s daily download, which was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, and SO fun!!

Now, this month’s was created by Twin Mom Scraps! It follows the happy theme that both August’s Daily Download and the buffet has. It’s so sweet! I completely love it!!

Tell me, doesn’t that just look just perfect for scrapbooking?

Before I say adios and go enjoy some Saturday morning cuddles with my family, I want to let you know that the challenges for August might be over, but September starts them all over again! So, make sure you check out the forum and put those new kits to work!!

See ya again on Friday!!

Fresh Baked for July 01, 2012

WHOOSH!! OH WOW! June just flew away. Got it’s passport, hopped a plane, and headed to a cooler, calmer scene. June has been jam-packed with all kinds of events, and July isn’t looking like it’s going to slow down. So, buckle your seatbelt, grab your favorite pillow and blanket, and get ready for the ride of your life.

Before you can start any vacation, you have to have some yummy snacks. The best time to get those snacks? When they’re on sale, of course!

It’s the first, which means that there’s a bake sale going on! Whether you’re just wanting that quick snack to tide you over until you can stop at McDonald’s for that “real” breakfast, or you’re needing something delicious and yummy, you have to check out the bake sale! While you’re there, make sure you get a pretty picture for your passport! You just might need it for this ride!

Nope, not time to leave yet! You’ve got your snacks though, right? Good! Time to get those bags completely packed. Stuff them to the gills.


In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a little theme going on with this. I’m talking all about traveling. It’s for a very good reason! It’s time for a NEW BUFFET! So many of you have been requesting travel-related kits, and Gingerscraps has listened! I’m SO THRILLED to introduce you to Away We Go! The designers have gone all out. Instead of taking a vacation, they’re going to help you scrap your vacations. Whether you go by boat, plane, or car, there’s going to be something for you! There’s roads, and passports, stamps and flairs out the wazoo. The designers did an AMAZING job!

The CT isn’t taking a vacation either. Not this month. Nope, they’re doing some stay-cations and giving you plenty of scrapping inspiration. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to hop in my car and just drive, see where the road takes me, just so I have an excuse to use all of this buffet!

So, the bags are packed? Plenty of inspiration? Do you have your camera?

While you look for that, remember that when you spend $10 in the store, you get an amazing grab bag. This month’s was created by Ryan, of Roseytoes, and it’s JAM-PACKED full of stuff.

When you’re on a trip, sometimes you buy souvenirs for friends and family who didn’t come along, right? Those gift bags in those shops can be pretty cheesy, or they’re just plain and boring and really say nothing about the person you’re giving the gift to!

As we say goodbye to Siamese Studio and thank her for her time, we welcome Wendy, of WendyBird Designs, who is guest designing at Gingerscraps for the month of July!

As we always do, we asked Wendy to tell us a little about herself, and this is what she had to share with us:

Hi, I’m Wendy of WendyBird Designs! I live in sunny (and very hot right now) AZ with my 13 year old son, my boyfriend, his 2 teenagers and our cat. I’ve been digital scrapping since 2008, but I’ve always been crafty, so I when I discovered hybrid scrapping, I knew it was meant to be! I’ve been designing hybrid templates since 2010 and I love being able to do all of my project designs on the computer and still get messy with scissors and glue!

She sounds like SO much fun! I’m excited to get my fingers all sticky! It’ll be some nice things to play with when we’re on the road!

Here are a couple projects she’s shared with you to get you started!!

Okay, time to put the luggage in the trunk of the car (or the boot, as some dialects know it). Oh, did you see that calendar sitting on the floor of the trunk? I wonder why it’s there?

DAILY DOWNLOAD! Of course! It’s like a little advent calendar, but you get to enjoy a new one each month!!

First, we need to give out a huge thank you to Jennifer, of Luv Ewe Designs, for her amazing kit that she had for download every single day of June? She created Sky’s the Limit, and it was seriously so cute! I could tell by the comments that you all really enjoyed the kit!!

Now, I’m super thrilled to share this month’s Daily Download designer! You’ve probably caught at least one of her Friday Late Night Scraps (if you haven’t, you need to ;)). If you guessed Terra, of Sugar Kissed Designs, you couldn’t be more right! The kit she designed for July is ADORABLE in all the right ways!

I hope you enjoy the pieces as much as I think Terra enjoyed creating them! It’s a HUGE kit! I hear there’s around 5-7 pieces per download :D

Well, you’re all packed, and ready to go!

There is ONE small bit of information I should impart on you! Remember the rules of the road. In the case of Gingerscraps, they’ve changed a little. I’m talking about the Challenge Requirements. Instead of getting percent-off discounts, you now have a chance to get FREE BUFFET pieces. It doesn’t have to be the current buffet, but ANY buffet that the Gingerscraps team has created! Pretty cool right?! There’s even a new challenge or two floating around, so make sure you check out the challenge area! There’s a nice relaxing booth there with your name all over it!

I hate to see you leave, so don’t. Just unpack those bags, put everything away, and just hang with us! If you do go on vacation, share with us some of your experiences and pictures! We’d love to see them!!

Bon voyage, until next time!!

$1 Sale, New Guest, Buffet, and More! June 1,2012

Hello digi friends! I hope you are ready for some AMAZING goodies today!! Once in a while something very exciting happens….. Fresh Baked (new releases) AND all the 1st of the month reveals (Buffet, Bake Sale, our new Guest Designer) happen to land on the same day!! Do you know what that means for you!!?? One mouth watering newsletter! Packed to the brim with goodness!! We hope you enjoy every morsel.

First, let me tell you about the Bake Sale. Run over to the shop and get these goodies fast! Each month, from the 1-5th, our designers add products to the Bake Sale. Everything in the Bake Sale is $1.00!!

Also included in the $1.00 Sale is our new Buffet for June!! This month our Buffet is “Once Upon A Time“, full of magical whimsy and happily ever afters, you will not want to miss these enchanting products!

Once Upon a Time, in a land far away, where Gingerbread Men danced with joy, there was a Queen, full of whit and pip. She had many maidens, whom she could not do without …

Oh wait. Sorry, I went off into a fantasy land there for a second. I look at this adorable buffet, and I honestly cannot resist falling into a world of make-believe. I’m so totally in love with this whole series!

As you can tell, the amazing Gingerbread CT girls couldn’t resist it either. Everyone put so much wonderful work into it. It doesn’t have to be just little kid stuff, either. All of us have a dream, deep inside, of a happily ever after! Why not find yours with this amazing buffet?

Remember, when you spend $10 at the store, you receive an amazing grab bag. This month’s grab bag is by Unforgettable Moments. It’s perfect for the males in your life! June is the month of Father’s Day (at least in the States), so this would completely suit a hybrid project or layout for the special man in your life!

I know your ready to run over to the shop right now!! But WAIT, I still have so much to tell you!!! I’m so so very excited to tell you that our May Guest Designer, Jen C Designs, loves GingerScraps so much… she is STAYING!!! Yahooo!! Our family is growing by leaps and bounds. I’m loving it!!

And now I get to tell you who our June guest is!!! Are you ready??!! Our June guest: May Sholz, of Siamese Studio! Welcome May!!

We asked May to tell us a little about herself, and she gave us some pretty good insight into her! I’m excited to get to know her better!!

My name is May and I live in Bangkok, Thailand with my hubby. We have one daughter, Janice who is four years old. I started digi-scrap while I was pregnant then started to design not so long after that. I love to design as much as I love to write. So I do both designing and writing. I write novels and had five books published, but have been hiatus from writing since my daughter was born. I’m trying hard to finish my next novel this year.
Besides of designing and writing, I also love to take pictures. Especially with my phone since I always have it with me.

Here are just a few of the kits that she has available in her store right now!

And here is Day One-

This month’s Daily Download is brought to you by LuvEwe Designs. It’s so sweet and cute!! Make sure you check out the blog daily and download each piece!

The May Daily Download is now available in the store! Thank you so much, Blue Heart Scraps for giving us such an ADORABLE kit to play with!

Wait … did you think I was done? It’s Friday, so we have some new releases too! I know you will find something you enjoy!

The end. The story isn’t over yet though!! The story will continue because with the new month is new challenges at the forum, new chances to get to know forum members. Even new chances to get to know the designers!

See you at GingerScraps!

Fresh Baked: May 01, 2012

It’s May 1st. Really. I promise. I’m telling you the truth. Can you believe it? What happened to April? We’re one-fifth of the way through twenty-twelve already. What sort of insanity is that?

There’s a lot of information and goodies to share with you today! I’m excited about everything. SO much is going to be happening! The Gingerbread Ladies outdid themselves, I’m telling you!

The first bit of news? Do you know what next weekend? It’s NSD!! National Scrapbooking Day is something we digital scrapbookers look forward to for so long. Or is that just me? Well, Gingerscraps has some amazing things planned for it!


The designers are hosting everything, and they’re pulling out all the stops!


70% off sale on Thursday and 50% Friday through Sunday. Some restrictions apply.


Every other hour, a speed scrap or chat will be going on. That means everyone will have a chance to join in on something!


Persnickety Prints has the best printing services around, and they’re getting into the swing of things for NSD, too, with amazing sales. I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll take advantage of this deal!!


The bake sale is going on now! Go! You have until the 5th of May to take advantage of some amazing $1 deals!! You never know what you’ll find on sale.

Also, just a quick note: the Bake Sale and May Buffet items are not going to be included in the 70% and 50% off sales for NSD.


Time for a new buffet. April Showers bring May Flowers, usually, but instead, at Gingerscraps, May isn’t about the flowers. No, we’re all about the babies. This buffet is perfect for all those baby-related layouts. There are also items related to adoption, so it’s perfect for all of those layouts, as well. May is also synonymous with Mother’s Day. Flowers, cards, and love. These kit pieces speak of all of that. Even the pet mommas need some extra loving this time of year. Why not share that with someone you love?


The Gingerscraps designers really out-did themselves this month with some great mini kits, and they all coordinate so perfectly. There’s something perfect there for everyone!


The Gingerscraps CT had a blast playing with the kits. The layouts are just spectacular.

Remember, when you spend $10 at the store, you get an amazing grab bag. May’s was created by the talented Pretty in Green.


Some big news concerning our April Guest, Find Your Bliss Designs. She’s staying! It’s been wonderful seeing her designs in the store, and I’m happy that she has decided to make Gingerscraps a more permanent home!

Now, it’s time to introduce May’s Guest Designer. You might have seen some of her collab designs in the store with other designers. We’re so excited to announce that our guest designer is

Jen C. Designs


We asked Jen for a little bio, and this is what she told us:

Hi all! My name is Jen. I live in Belfast in the UK. I’ve been married for almost 6 years and we have two beautiful children – Luke and Charlotte. When not digi designing, I work as a web marketer and graphic designer for two local companies. Oh – and of course, playing with my kids! I stumbled into digi scrapping 2 years ago when I was on maternity leave and designing blogs for friends. I started on my first creative team shortly after and designing soon after that! I absolutely love it! I’m inspired by everything from interior decorating magazines to song lyrics, a photo of my kids to suggestions from my fans and creative team. If you ever have a suggestion for a kit or template idea, just let me know!

I can’t wait to get to know her better! And to see her designs, of course!

Here are a few that are in her store right now:


Embossed Papers:
Paper Add-on:





Well, I guess that’s it. Oh, I’m just kidding, there’s some more. The Daily Download! April’s was created by Sugar Kissed Designs, and it’s now available in the store!


May’s Daily Download was created by Blue Heart Scraps. It’s just adorable, and perfect for the upcoming summer. Day 01 is available for download now on the blog! Remember to pick up each piece every day!


I told you there was quite a bit, but I think the read was worth it. Thanks for reading and helping to make Gingerscraps what it is.