Be Pinspired – Christmas Advent Calendar

For those who celebrate, Christmas is right around the corner. I know that for here in the states, we have already been Christmastized since November 1st. That doesn’t mean (for me at least) that we cannot enjoy counting down until Christmas!

That is what we are going to talk about today. Christmas Advent Calendar. What is that?

An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in anticipation of Christmas.

I am going to show you some great examples from Pinterest on making your own Advent calendar. Then I will follow up with some great Christmas goodies from the store. Digital scrapbooking doesn’t have to stay digital, you know! Print those items out and get to gluing!

 

 

 

 

 


Here are a few Christmas items from the store. Images are linked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate – Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is next week here in the States; and was last month in Canada. I don’t know about you, I never scrap my photos right after I take them. I usually sit on them for a while. With that in mind, I am stopping by today to show you some great digital scrapbooking supplies for scrapping your Thanksgivings. Be it next week, last month, or years ago! (If Thanksgiving isn’t something you would scrap, but you would like to scrap things you are thankful about, check out THIS POST.) I am going to just jump right into show you the great items. Of course if you are looking for something else besides what is here on the blog today, GingerScraps has a section dedicated to all things Thanksgiving!  All of the images below are linked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Style – Scrapping with Leaves

Here in the states it is technically Autumn. Although, in the south eastern side of things it doesn’t feel like it. We had summer temps last week. No joke! The hot weather I am dealing with aside, it is Autumn none the less.

To me, when I think Autumn, I think leaves!…and well scrapping. Hands-down this time of year brings my favorite digital scrapbooking supplies to the stores. I just love the colors of the Autumn kits, all the leaves, and the nature feel to it all.

Today though we are going to talk about scrapping with leaves. Digital scrapbooking with leaves to be more precise. I will show you some fun examples here in the store I found that should get those creative juices flowing. We will end today’s post with some great digital scrapbooking supplies from here at GingerScraps to get those leave inspired layouts scrapped. (All images are linked to either their counterpart in the store or the gallery.)

One of my favorite things to do with leaves on a digital scrapbooking layout is to cut them out into the page with a patterned background behind it. This is a great example of that! You could also get this effect by overlaying your favorite paper on top of a leaf you like in a kit (or shape in your program). Then shadow it to look like a cut out.

One of my favorite things to do with leaves on a digital scrapbooking layout is to cut them out into the page with a patterned background behind it. This is a great example of that! You could also get this effect by overlaying your favorite paper on top of a leaf you like in a kit (or shape in your program). Then shadow it to look like a cut out.

 

One of my favorite things about digital scrapbooking (besides actual scrapping) is the online community. Siggies in forums are a fun part of that!

One of my favorite things about digital scrapbooking (besides actual scrapping) is the online community. Siggies in forums are a fun part of that!

 

You can also take fun photos with leaves, to scrap. Here are two great examples of that. One of them being super fun; and the other one showing the beauty that is nature.

 

You can also use a cut out to make a great focal point or background to a title for your layout. See below for this exact template!

You can also use a cut out to make a great focal point or background to a title for your layout. See below for this exact template!

 

Leaves are also one of the best (in my opinion) items to use for clustering. Framing a photo or anything really is another great use for leaves. Let us not forget the beautiful leaf-patterned papers and more.


 

There are a lot of uses for leaves in digital scrapbooking. The examples above are just a slight glimpse into what you can do. Now that your mind is thinking about leaves and how to scrap them, here are some great items from the store to scrap with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapping with Pumpkins

Are you in full scrapping mode today?! Today is the official day of DSD. I have been scrapping like mad. Do you know what October also brings with it? All things pumpkins! That is what we are going to talk about today. Scrapping with Pumpkins.

I was looking around on Pinterest and found some really cool ideas on inputting pumpkins in your digital scrapbooking layouts. Here are just a few of them that I love. (Images are linked to source.)

Scrapping with Pumpkins

You will be hard pressed to find any digital scrapbooking kit without at least one button in it. Take a look through your stash. FInd all those orange, yellowish, brown, and green buttons. How cool would this be on a digital scrapbooking layout?

 

I am absolutely going to do this on one of my digital scrapbooking layouts for my sister's book. This is such a cute idea. You can find a lot of pumpkin templates out there (see below) to accomplish this. You can also cut your photos whatever shape you want and just place them on your pumpkin paper with the right shadow work to look like they are cut out.

I am absolutely going to do this on one of my digital scrapbooking layouts for my sister’s book. This is such a cute idea. You can find a lot of pumpkin templates out there (see below) to accomplish this. You can also cut your photos whatever shape you want and just place them on your pumpkin paper with the right shadow work to look like they are cut out.

 

Another great example of a pumpkin shaped scrapping. Just cut out your papers/ photos the size you want and arrange them to look like a pumpkin!

Another great example of a pumpkin shaped scrapping. Just cut out your papers/ photos the size you want and arrange them to look like a pumpkin!

 

There are so many great ideas you can do when it comes to scrapping with pumpkins. I found some great ideas right here at GingerScraps! Our gallery is filled with some of the best layouts around digital scrapbooking town. Here are some lovely ideas you can scrap lift!

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful, right? You know what is next!! Here are some great items from here at GingerScraps to scrap all things pumpkin. Like the images above, they are linked to their counterpart in the store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Pinspired | Scrapping with Shapes

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Good morning scrappers! Today finds me doing all that. I got to thinking about scrapping with shapes. I am usually a square/rectangle photo kind of scrapper. Paper layering too. I tend to shy away from different shapes. I am not sure why. That is just how I scrap. So, I got to looking around on pinterest and found some fun layouts with different shapes. I am here right now to show you those & hope you find some inspiration as I did. (all images linked to their pin).

Great use of circles! So many photos & a great way to get them all on your page. Very little (to no) elements used. Really brings one’s focus to the fun photos.

 

I really wish I had taken more preggers photos to scrap. This would, hands down, be one of the pages I scrapped. I love the ultra sound photo in the tummy.

 

love love love this idea!! Very little elements and great focus on the photos. I really like the string/stitching to pull it all together. Great idea & fun shaped layout.

 

No elements and little to no paper! This layout doesn’t need it. These photos are all the focus and great layout to do that!

These are just a few of the ideas I found on pinterest. I absolutely am going to take that bottom and and scraplift it. Did any of them stick out to you? Got another fun shaped layout to share? Let us share ideas and inspiration! Link us up!

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Be Pinspired – Back to School

Earlier we talked about some great back to school items from the store along with some inspirational layouts from the gallery. Today we are going to take a look over at Pinterest to get some more inspirational ideas for back to school. (images are linked!)

Most all of these seem to be done the traditional way, glue and paper. You can take most any craft and put a digital scrapbooking twist on it. All you need is a bit of inspiration, your imagination, and a printer! I chose all these ideas with that in mind! They could all easily be turned to a digital scrapbooking craft.


 

Think about all those lovely papers you have in your digital scrapbooking stash! Think about how standout and amazing this hand-print flower would be with those papers!

 

This is more of just and idea for a photo. You know, so you can scrap it! I love love love this idea!!

 

This one is my favorite of today’s pins. You can do every single bit of the paperwork on this via digital scrapbooking. You just need to pick your size, decorate, print and laminate. My son loves to read and loves finding fun bookmarks. This is on my to-do list!

 

These are super cute and look like they would be pretty easy as well. Especially since you can do most of the paper-working via digital scrapbooking!

 

Here is another great idea for the 1st day of school photo. That sheet would be super easy to make in photoshop with your lovely digital scrapbooking goodies as well!

I know this isn’t the longest blog post ever. I hope you got some ideas from it and found some inspiration for your back to school projects!

Let’s Celebrate Back to School

It is that time of here again, here in the states! It is time for Back to School!! In fact, my child started back on the 3rd. Just crazy! Today we are going to take a look at some great digital scrapbooking supplies to scrap those back to school photos.

Did you know there was a section here at GingerScraps dedicated to just those back-to-school items? Well there is! You can head over to that part of the store and see all those great items. I am going to showcase just a few of them here. As usual, all images are linked!


Through the Years Bundle by Dear Friends Designs

 

Rock The School - Kit by Aprilisa Designs

 

School Supplies - Kit by Connie Prince

 

Study Buddies by Blue Heart Scraps & WimpyChompers

 

School Rules by BoomersGirl Designs

 

Bookworm KIT by MAGS Graphics

 

You Might Be a Homeschooler by Neverland Scraps

 

Read-Return-Repeat Page Kit by Across The Pond

 

Teacher's Pet Digital Scrapbooking Kit

 

 


That isn’t all that I am going to leave you with today. Here are some amazing layouts bound to give you loads of inspiration. I found these guys over in the gallery.

Dayson School by Lmsandt

 

by pinklily

 

Kindergarten by ScrappyMara

 

Open House by craftyjac

I hope these items leave you with inspiration to scrap those back-to-school photos! Make sure you upload them to the gallery. Link us back up here in the comments. We would love to see your creations!

In the Spotlight –

GingerScraps has the best praise team! There is never a layout without love in the gallery. Not just that, the love they leave is more than just a few passing “beautiful” and “love it!” comments. They take the time to leave thoughtful comments on the layouts. They have even been known to read journaling too!

With that in mind, we are going to take a look at and give love to the much deserved praise team! We are going to start out with non-other than the Lead Sugar Cookie herself.  Lydia…aka scrappinbella!

Lydia is one of the nicest ladies you will meet around scrappy town. She is also a talented scrapper! I am going to showcase (and leave love that the praise team would be proud of!) some of her layouts for you.


What a cute photo!!! I just want to give that puppy a hug. I really like the great balance this layout has with the clusters on each side. Great layering and paper choices as well!

 

I am a sucker for a blended photo layout. Especially when they are as well done as this one! What a cute photo; and great choice in making it black in white. It really allows for the color photo and the reds and greens to really pop!

 

Wow! That is so cool that he got to go there. Great photo of him on the course as well. I like that she chose to make the photo the focal point of the layout.

 

Another great golfing layout. Great example of taking a kit and scrapping outside the theme of it! I really like Lydia’s choice of paper on this layout. Fantastic use of the paper as well with all that great layering!

 

This layout grabbed my attention in the gallery. Such beautiful orange throughout and lovely photos! I like who the pretty flowers are the focus of the layout. With great title work and nice cluster at the bottom!

Not only is Lydia one of the sweetest ladies you will meet in the scrapping world, her gallery has some amazing inspiration! These are just a drop in the water. Go check out her GALLERY and look around. If you find yourself scraplifting and finding something that speaks to you in inspiration, let us know! Come back and link up your layout. We would love to see it. Happy Scrapping!

Be Pinspired – Summer Crafts

Summer is in full swing here in the states. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for school to start back. With that in mind, we are going to get some inspiration from Pinterest today. Today’s post isn’t strictly about digital scrapbooking. However, I think you could use just about any of these ideas with your digital scrapbooking stash.

So let us get started! All images are linked. To start out with we are going to take a look at a fun list of scrapbook layout titles. I am awful at titling a page. Here are some great examples to help out!

 

To go right along with these titles, here are some fun fonts to use on your digital scrapbooking layouts about summer (or any layout really!) The “Sunshine” using the Janda Stylish font is awesome and totally going to be on one of my next layouts!

In my search for fun summer time craft and scrapbook ideas, I found this really cool traditional layout with movie ticket stubs! How cool is that? I got to thinking how that could be taken and turned into a digital scrapbooking layout. Here is the pin that got those ideas flowing.

To round things up, here are some fun paper, paint and glue crafts for the summer. Put your gray matter to work and see how you can flip these to digital scrapbooking crafts. I would love to see how you do it!!

 

 

Now, get to scrapping and crafting!

From the Archives Vol. 4 – Alphas

I cannot believe we are already at Volume 4 of looking back in our Archives. Have you found anything you liked yet or added to your collection? I hope that you have.

The reason we are doing this is because our designers have great kits and collections from years ago! Some of us may be new to digital scrapbooking or new to GingerScraps. Some people don’t check the store every week. Basically, things can and do get lost in the weekly shuffle of the store.

With that in mind, we are going to go back and look at some great products. Our hope is that you find some great things you might have been looking for; or find something that you didn’t know you needed but totally do now that you see it!

Like I mentioned in last month’s archive post, we are going to pull away from just looking at kits this month. There is so much more to be had in the store!! Today we are going to look back at some of the great Alphas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Guys, this is just a tiny look at what GingerScraps has to offer in the Alpha category. There are hundreds more where those came from!

We would love to see what you scrapped with these or any of our products. Make sure you upload those layouts to the gallery! If you have used any of these great finds from the past, link us up here!