GingerBread Girl Inspiration: trina513


Today we are going to show you some inspiration from one of our very own GingerBread Girls! She isn’t just any GingerBread Girl!! She is one of the creative team leads. If you are asking what is a GingerBread girl, let me explain who they are. They are GingerScraps creative team. The ladies who bring you inspiration week-after-week using the GingerScraps’ designers latest and greatest designs.

Here are a few of Trina’s layouts that just jumped out of the gallery and grabbed me. Trina has a very clean and no-nonsense way of scrapping. Her layouts are scrapped in a way that the focus is on her great photos. Most all her layouts have journaling on them. Great composition, perfect element choices and placement, and just the right papers really make Trina’s layout standout and show off the memories. Here are just a few of those layouts. All images are linked. Make sure you run over and drop her a line!

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Lovely layouts, right? Make sure you run over and leave her some love. If you are looking for some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing or looking for something to scraplift, Trina’s gallery is a place for that! Happy Scrapping!


Fresh Baked: August 28, 2015

Happy Friday! The last newsletter for August! Did you get a lot done? If not, don’t worry! The designers have some great kits and templates coming out this week that will help boost that inspiration to scrap some more!

Before I get to our awesome goodies, I want to show of a few layouts created using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Born Sisters, Forever Friends”!

Created by brenian4ever. Such beautiful cluster work!

Created by meagan43. I love the cluster work.

Created by Atusia. I love the background paper.

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Challenge Spotlight – Color Challenge

This week I thought I would focus on the the Color Challenge hosted by Magical Scraps Galore. Since it’s July, she challenged us to use lots of red, white, and blue and there have been some great layouts posted so far. Some patriotic (for the US 4th of July), some summery, and some just using the colors. Let’s see a sampling of what’s been posted:







and BriannasScrapper

Remember when you do 10 challenges, you get this awesome collab kit:

Happy Scrapping!!







Happy Saturday everyone! Here in the South (US) it is heating up. We have seen near 90 degree (F) days already. Whew. I cannot imagine how hot it is going to be this summer. I find that during the summer, I take more photos & that we do more that finds its way on my layouts. Did you know there was a section in the shop just for all things summer? Ginger and the designers take the guess work out of it for you. I am going to make it even easier. Here are just a smidgen of what the ladies have for all things summer. Hold on to your cute summer hats (images are linked to the store)…

I am telling you, this is just a small look at what is Summer at GingerScraps. You don’t have to limit yourself to themed kits either. Get those summer photos out & let’s get scrapping. Here are some great examples, found in the gallery, that do just that! (as always, images are linked)


GingerBread Girl Inspiration | emscraps


It is that time again scrappers. Time to take a bit of inspiration from one of our very own GingerBread Girls. GringerScraps has a very talented group of ladies scrapping for us. They take all those beautiful designs our designers give us and showcase them like a boss. Today we are going to take a look at one of those ladies. Emelyn. Otherwise known as emscraps.


You can see her gallery HERE & see what inspires you!

The first thing I noticed when I was looking around her gallery were her photos. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun. So much doing, sight seeing, & smiles. I picked a few of my favorite out to bring you today. If you are looking for inspiration, head on over to her gallery and see what talks to you. (images are linked)

Great, right?! My favorite is the one just above. The fun cut out and the photo. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun in Em’s layouts. She takes her great photos and scraps them beautifully! What are your favorite layouts brought to you by Em?

There’s an App For That | Snapbook


Have you heard of Snapbook?! I didn’t know it was around until I went into my app store and searched, “scrapbooking”. I scrolled around and the logo for this app caught my attention. (A great logo can take you places!). So, I downloaded it and played around a bit. I thought that it was perfect for scrapbooking. Especially pocket scrapbooking. I am going to tell you a little about it and show the two photos I pulled together, sitting at work, and in less 10 minutes.


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Snapbook is a free app. There are in-app purchasing. You can buy more ellies and kits. For the free version (at least android. I’ve not played with it on an iphone) you get 5 free kits. These kits are not like something you buy here at gingerscraps. There are a few ellies, borders, and backgrounds for each. There are 11 more kits you can buy at $0.99. Everything from “magic” (think mouse) to “Spook”. Here are an image from their page on google play. To give you an idea of what they have to offer. That says pocket scrapbooking if I ever saw it!


Cute, right?! Pocket scrapbooking isn’t really my thing. I can never make my pages look as good as you guys do! I tend to want to cluster too much. Here are two images that I tossed together. Like I said, it took me less than 10 minutes. I did it while sitting at work too. Who doesn’t like a bit of scrapping away from home?!

15 - 215 - 1You will see these on my layouts! I might even give pocket scrapbooking a try! I saved these to my phone and transfered them to my computer. You can do the same & then get them on your layouts! I would love to know if you have used this app. If you download it & use it, we would love to see what you create! Link us up!

You guys gave me great ideas on our last app post. I will be showcasing those in the future. So, keep it up! Got ideas, let me know. Happy Scrapping!


Pinspiration | Big Titles


Happy Saturday scrappers! Are you over your iNSD hang over by now? Time to scrap all those goodies you got during the sale! I was perusing around Pinterest today looking for ideas. I stumbled upon a lovely layout (will show you below) with a big title. That got my scrappy gears moving in my brain. So, I thought I would share that inspiration with you.

So often we allow the photos or a great paper to be the focal point of our layout. We plop a title on at the very end of it all (if we do at all). Personally, I struggle with coming up with a great title. Really, as I scrap mostly my son, I feel like slapping “Isaiah” on every page. lol. I searched “scrapbook big title” on Pinterest & was inspired! Here are some great examples of making the title your focal point. Making a statement with a big title.


The Pin | The Original Source

I really like the idea of the large number that signifies something. It works at the title as well as a great backdrop. The choice of alpha allows for the large number to blend perfectly to the layout & not over power it. Who doesn’t have a number that is significant to them. A person’s age, an anniversary, or a reunion. The next time you are scrapping a memory that has a significant number marker, think about making that your focal point. Scrap it with a big title!



The Pin | The Original Source

This really is the focal point of the layout. I really like how the paper is cut around the title. I feel like when it is time for me to go to the beach, I want to yell it to everyone. Just go around yelling, “BEACH!” lol. This large titled layout really brings all the pretty and fun beach photos together. Your eyes are drawn to the large title to start with. At the same time, it is bringing your eyes to the photos around it. This would make a great title page to a vacation book too!



The Pin | The Original Source

Does this title not grab your attention?! It really gets the whole theme of the layout across. Cutting the photos to go under it and frame around it really makes it all work together. You cannot help but read the title and take in the amazing photos at the same time. A great statement layout. Not one element on this layout. It isn’t needed! The great photos and the big title is all this layout needs. Could you scrap a layout without ellies? I love to cluster. It would be a struggle for me. I think I am going to give it a try though. Take this years vacation photos and scrap nothing but a big, catch your attention title, and my photos.



The Pin | The Original Source

This only came last because I saw it last in looking around pinterest. It is Actually my favorite of the bunch & I am going to take this idea and scrap it. I’ve been known to tuck and hide little I’s around my layouts with my son in them. Just one letter. You could dress a layout up so much with just one letter. How would you do it?!

Are your creative juices flowing yet?!You know that GingerScraps has an entire section dedicated to just alphas, right? Here are just a few of what I came across in looking for the right alpha for my big titled layouts. (images linked)


I would love to see your take on the big title. Make sure you link me up!



Fresh Baked: May 08, 2015

While this newsletter isn’t going to be as jam-packed as last week’s, I’m still suggesting a cup of coffee or something to give you some energy! I’m exhausted from a busy week celebrating iNSD! Did you enjoy it? I think the designers did, though they didn’t let them stop them from working on some new amazing things!

Before I show you the new goodies, I have to share these gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s monthly mix, “May Flowers”!

Created by msbrad. I love the corner clusters. So wonderfully done!

Created by emscraps. I love the paper layers and the font choice for the title.

Created by Lisa. I love the two papers splitting the layout in half with the ribbon seeming to hold them down.

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Fresh Baked: May 01, 2015

If you don’t have a cup of coffee or a glass of water, I suggest you grab yourself one before you start this newsletter. It’s a long one but it’s so chocked full of amazing goodies that it will be so worth it!

It is the First of the month, and that means the revel of our new Buffet!! 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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Fresh Baked: April 24, 2015

Shh! Don’t tell anyone that I’m telling you this!!

Coming soon to a Gingerscraps near you …

INSD is coming and you need to have your selfie ready, clicking finger primed and stretched, and the desire to have a lot of fun!

But, before all that arrives, the designers still have some other great things to share with you. You’re going to love the new templates from several designers, and some beautiful kits of different themes! So many lovely products coming out this week!

Before I show you the goodies, I have to share some layouts using our new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Dream Big

Created by scrappinbella. Always so jealous of the Florida shots. Makes me miss living there! I love how the shot of the rocket is broken up with the multiple frames! And the cluster work is just outstanding!

Created by hclappy. I love how the lighting in the pictures matches the kit perfectly!

Created by JillW. I really love the yellow background with all of the white space. I also love the picture done in black and white. So perfect.

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