Let’s Celebrate – Memorial Day

What is Memorial DayMemorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It isn’t always an easy subject to talk or scrap about. If I have learned anything though over the years of scrapping, it is that not only the fun and happy moments need to be scrapped.

With that in mind, I am going to show you some great items from our store that will help you scrap those memorial pages for your loved ones. We don’t have a Memorial Day section in the store per se. We do have a military section though. In case you don’t see what you need below. Get ready though. I am about to overload your sense again! (images are linked to their counterpart int he store.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all who serve!

Focus On – Templates

Good morning everyone! We had some people mention that they liked the previous/first “Focus On” blog post. So I am going to make a monthly thing! Today we are going to focus on something that is dear to my scrappy heart. Templates!

When I first started scrapping I didn’t know what a template was or how to use it. Now, at least every other page I scrap is scrapped with a template. I love how it allows me to scrap a way I might not would have scrapped on my own, how it saves on time, and how it really makes my composition better!

You can use templates for these reasons and more. You can follow templates exactly as given or you can take the template and let it be a running start for you. I love to take a template it and flip it on it’s head. Seriously! You can do that. I also like to take an entire template and shrink or enlarge it. There really is no ends on how you can use a template.

With that in mind, I am going to highlight some great templates from our store. As usual, there is a section dedicated just to them! You style might be different that what I showcase today (although I try to vary from what just catches my eye). There is hardly a week that goes by that there isn’t some templates in the Fresh Baked goodies.

Get ready. I am about to overload your senses with template goodness! All images are linked to their counterpart in the store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whew! What a slew of amazing templates, right? I had a hard time narrowing them down, as you can well see. Now, this is just a small glimpse into what the store has to offer in regards to templates.

We have designers that pretty much only design templates. We have designers that put out templates nearly every week. Designers who put out templates with nearly every collection; and designers who put out monthly grab bags of templates. If you want templates, we have them!

Not sure templates are your thing? Want to try one or two without buying them first? Make sure you check out our by-weekly template challenge in the forum.

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Creative Style | Pocket Scrapping

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Hello scrappers! Are you having a good weekend? It is super busy over at my house. No time for scrapping for me. Sigh. That isn’t what we are here to talk about though. I am here to talk about scrapbooking styles. You know: fantasy, pocket, traditional, and everything in between. Some people scrap only one style. Some people (like myself) can scrap one style one day and another a next. I like to mix things up.

One thing I’ve really not scrapped is those great pocket pages. I love to cluster a bit too much. Those pages are lovely though! So neat, clean, and brought together. The perfect touch of ellies and patterned paper. Some of these layouts have photos and such tucked in actual pockets. Those are great! Others are just wonderfully blocked layouts. These layouts jump out of the galleries! So, that is what I did. I stalked the gallery and am here to show of some of those great pocket scrapbook pages that are filling the GingerScraps gallery. I will follow up all that great inspiration with some items from the store to help get your pocket layout started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you go. Just a little peek at some of the pocket pages that are filling up GingerScraps layout and some great items to get them scrapped! They are super popular right now. Take a look around the galleries, grab some inspiration, and get to scrapping!

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Focus On – Word Art

Hello Scrappers! Team member La’Shawn here with a new topic for the blog. I actually got this idea from you! The readers! We are going to take one thing, that isn’t a kit and focus on it. Our store has amazing designers that work so hard to bring us great digital scrapbooking supplies every week. Sometimes things get lost in the ever changing store. Some people don’t check the new releases every week. Some people are just starting and might not have seen some things from the past. That is where I come in. I am here to go back in the archives and bring you some great stuff.

This isn’t a from the archives post. We do have those! If you are looking for something that was in our store over a year ago, check HERE. This is where we just look at one thing. Today we are going to take a look at some great word art. Our designers are some of the best word art designers. I am going to bombard you with some great examples and tell you how to find more.

 

There is an entire section dedicated to word art in the store. You can find that HERE. For the sake of this post we are going to showcase just word art. We will showcase journal cards and flairs for another date. These will all be words made with alphas and elements and word strips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This was only page 3 into the word art section. There are pages and page of amazing word art in the store. I don’t think I have a layout without some form of word art on it. I stink at titling my layouts. I use word art for a lot of my layouts. If you are a lover of word art like myself or new to them, there are some great word art to be found in the store. A great addition to any layout!

Thank you Heather C. for the great idea! We love to bring you guys things you can actually use in your digital scrapbooking. If you have any ideas, let us know! We will be happy to take a look at them and see what we can do.

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Lyrical Scrapping – Try Everything

Hello scrappers! Today we are going to start a new series here on the blog. Lyrical scrapping. What is that?! We get inspiration for layouts and more in just about everything in life. One of the main things I get inspiration from is music. I can promise you that our designers do as well! We are going to take a song and see what kind of inspiration we can come up with from it.

This thought popped into my mind when I was watching the movie Zootopia. When I heard the song “Try Everything” by Shakira. I though, “this would be great inspiration for a layout!” So that is what we are going to do. Our first Lyrical Scrap is going to be based on this:

If you haven’t seen this movie…DO IT! We loved it. Here are the lyrics that really stuck with me though:

I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

Here are some great items that I found in the store that reminded me of this song. (images linked)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Try everything!! I hope that you have gotten some inspiration from this song and products. I am working on my layout from this inspiration now. I would love to see your layout! If you scrap a layout with inspiration from this song and products, make sure to link us up! Leave your link in the comments.

I would also like to know what is your favorite song?! A song that gives you inspiration? I have a list but would like to add yours to it. Write a post about it for others to find some idea from it.

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GingerBread Girl Inspiration | DigitalMcScrapper

Today we are going to get some inspiration from one of the talented GingerBread Girls. Today we are going to check out DigitalMcScrapper (aka Stephanie)’s gallery. She has the cutest kids and I enjoy seeing her layouts. I think you guys will too. Here are some of my favorite from her gallery:

 

 

 

 


 

WOW! Right?! All those lovely layouts are linked to her gallery. Make sure you run over and give her some love. While you are there, you can look around to see what grabs your attention. I know you will find some inspiration. One of my favorite things about Stephanie’s layouts (besides those darling little ones) is that she really knows how to fill a page. I am such a one to two photo scrappers. I really enjoy and get inspiration from seeing someone scrap lots of photos and fills a page.

Stephanie not only knows how to take advantage of space on her layout, she has wonderful clusters. She does not shy away from the fun and patterned papers; and has great title work.

I hope you find some great inspiration for your next layout. I really have no doubt that you will. Take a look at Stephanie’s gallery. Bookmark it! You will always find inspiration from it and the other GingerBread girls.

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Let’s Celebrate Spring!

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Spring! Spring sprung a few weeks ago here in the states. It is just now getting to feel like spring now where I live. Even if Spring has sprung or Fall is here and you just want to look back at those Spring photos and get them scrapped, I have some great products for you!

I don’t know if you have noticed, but it is like the store and gallery comes alive once Spring comes around. Such beautiful colors, themes and flowers fill the store! Of course there is a section dedicated to all things Spring in the store. You can find that HERE. Today though, I am going to pick a few out of the store that are my favorite and showcase them. All images are linked!

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Great, right?! This is what I found only 5 pages into the search. There are FIFTY more pages in the spring section. I told you that the store comes alive when Spring comes around here in the states. I hope some of these will get your creative juices flowing! Makes sure you upload your images to the gallery and links us up here if you use any of them. We would love to see your work!

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GingerBread Girl Inspiration: Colleen

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Good afternoon scrappers! Today we are going to be getting some digital scrapbooking inspiration from one of the GingerBread girls. One of the lead GingerBread girls to be exact! Today we are going to be taking a look at Colleen’s gallery.

 

Colleen’s gallery is packed full of real-life moments scrapped. Each layout is filled with great photos and fun themes! Colleen can really fill a page. She knows how to take a kit and use it to make her photos shine. Everything she seems to scrap really compliments each other. She also has some fantastic two-page layouts! Here are just a few examples of Colleen’s layouts. All images are linked. I hope you get some inspiration from these & if you have the time, leave her some love.

 

 

 

 

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Creative Style | Green

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Hello scrappers. Today we are going to take a look at a creative style. Well, let me honest. It isn’t really a style so much as getting some inspiration from color.

There are many things that can make a layout stand out in the gallery. What grabs one person’s attention might not grab another’s. I could write multiple blog posts about what grabs mine. That being said, seeing a layout that has predominantly one color always grabs my attention.  Since we are edging up on St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration from the color green.

We are going to take a look at some pretty green images, some great digital scrapbooking layouts done up in green, and round it up with the latest green filled goodies from the store. If those do not do it for you, make sure you check out the Let’s Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day post from last week.

Now, here are some lovely images to get those creative juices flowing. Did you know there was a place you could get pretty nice stock photos for free? These images are from Pexels. (All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.) I use them on my personal blog. I thought I would share with you guys while we get some inspiration for scrapping with green.

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Fantastic right? I find inspiration for layouts in all kinds of places. Looking at beautiful photos are one of them. Want a bit more inspiration? Here are some layouts that are predominantly green. You know, to help get those ideas flowing! (all images are linked to their counterpart in the store. Go leave some loving!)

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Are these not some lovely layouts! I know part of that is the great designers we have here at GingerScraps. These layouts are beautifully scrapped though. I hope you found at least some inspiration from today’s post. I will leave you with some great designs to get those green filled layouts scrapped. As usual, all images are linked to their counterpart. We actually have an entire location in the store just for GREEN items.


 

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GingerBread Girls Inspiration| Bekki aka bekfek

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Good morning and welcome to February! I hope you are grabbing up and scrapping with all the great buffet goodies that hit the store today. Today we hope to bring you some inspiration. You can look no further for inspiration than the GingerScraps’ talented creative team. Today we are going to take a look a some layouts from just one of these talented ladies. Today’s layouts are brought to you by Bekki…aka bekfek. You can find her layouts in her GALLERY. Let us just get right to it. (All images linked to their gallery counterpart.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

What great layouts, right? There is this and more inspiration to be found in Bekki’s gallery. She has such a great eye for paper and beautiful photos. As a lover of all things scrapbook-clustery (that is totally a real term. lol), I love all her clustery goodness! Her layouts stand out in the gallery and I hope you found some inspiration to get those layouts coming along. Happy Scrapping!

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