Challenge Spotlight ~ January 14th

Happy Tuesday! I hope your weekend was great! Have you been scrapping along to our challenges? You have two weeks left to complete 10!

Remember we have a new Challenge System rolled out for 2014. This one is pretty easy and simple! Complete 10 challenges in a month and record them in our challenge tracker and you will receive an awesome collab our designers have cooked up! Check out January’s Collab!

This week’s challenge spotlight is the Brush Challenge! It’s another great challenge where you get a freebie! This month’s Brush Challenge is hosted by Jen of Little Rad Trio and she created a great set of brushes to use!

There are several brushes included with this set that you can choose to incorporate it into a page for the challenge! Here’s a few awesome layouts made for this challenge:

 

Remember to record your challenges in our tracking thread. You have time to complete 10 of our awesome challenges in order to get the collab!

Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Good morning, gorgeous ladies! I’m here to talk about a fun and easy monthly challenge…with a freebie! One of my favorite challenges, today I’m spotlighting the desktop challenge hosted by Chere of Chere Kaye Designs! Here’s the awesome desktop template Chere has made for us this month:

Love it! Thanks for the fun template, Chere! This is a fun and easy way to spruce up your computer desktop every month AND earn points towards our fabulous rewards for completed challenges. :) Take a look at some of the desktops the ladies in the forum have already completed:

By tiggernjen

By saskias

By lainey

These are all so rad! Make sure you swing by the gallery and leave these ladies some love on these very cool desktops. :)

I don’t know where October went, but we’re already wrapping up the month–what?! I can’t believe we’re in the holiday home stretch already. If you haven’t started your post in the October 2013 Tracking Thread, well…you should get on that. ;) Seriously, don’t miss out on snagging a reward come next month just in time to start scrapping all your holiday pics!

That’s it for this week, y’all. I’ll see everyone back here next week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, all! Hope everyone had a great weekend; mine was not long enough, as usual! We’re already mid-July (eek!) and it’s time for another challenge spotlight. This week, I am writing about a rad challenge with a freebie: the mini kit challenge hosted by Wendy of Wendy Tunison Designs! Wendy brought her unique style to this month’s mini; check it out:

LOVE. IT. Wendy’s minis are never truly mini, so there’s lots of fun vintage elements here to work with. Not surprising, this challenge has been popular this month with bunches of layouts pouring in! Take a look at a few of my favorites for inspiration…

By Tamie

By ScrappyPenguin

By lhansen148

Absolutely gorgeous. Seriously, I am loving this mini and adoring these layouts. All three of these pages have the same “junky vintage” feel, but are vastly unique. That is the sign of some talented scrappers working with a well-designed kit.  :)

Remember, the month is now officially half over! Make sure you’re tracking your completed challenges in the July 2013 Challenge Tracking Thread. You’ll want to get all your challenge credits so you can snag yourself an awesome reward once July is over. :)

That’s it for this week! Stop by again next week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Signature Challenge

Good morning, all! Hope your week is off to a great start; can you believe it’s now June?! It’s crazy to think that we’re already in the middle of the year, summer starting up…Christmas will be here before you know it! ;-)

This week I am spotlighting a super quick, super easy challenge: the signature challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps! Usually we just have a theme to follow, but Rebecca has created a way cool template for us to work with this month instead! Sometimes I lack creativity with my forum siggy, so I love this! Take a look:

Awesome; thanks for the fun siggy temp, Rebecca! :) I think the signature challenge is the first one most people do because it’s quick and fun. (Personally, I haven’t changed my sig since January…maybe this is the month to fix that!) Here’s some of the siggys the forum gals have come up with; they’re so bright and summery!

By emscraps

By momeee

By gethane

These are so awesome! Since the siggy area is somewhat small, this template is a great way to get your creative juices flowing here but still stay within the space–pretty great, right? :)

This is a new month, so you should run over to the June Challenge Points tracking thread and snag yourself a new spot to keep track of all your completed challenges! You know we have some sweet rewards for you at the end of the month, so don’t slack (like I usually do)! ;)

Y’all have a wonderful rest of your week–don’t forget to stop by the bake sale while all those full-size products are still just $1! See you next Tuesday. :)

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hello ladies and welcome to the last challenge spotlight for the month of May–WHAT?! Yes, I can’t believe June is going to be here next week. Where in the heck did the first half of this year go? Even crazier, I just realized this month also marks ten years since my high school graduation. Time really flies! Before the last week of May flies off, make sure you join us for a last few challenges to earn yourself a shiny new reward! This week I am spotlighting the second template challenge hosted by Wendy Tunison! I love Wendy’s templates and I’m always psyched when I see her hosting a template challenge; take a look at what she has for us this month:

Banners? Scatters? Oh yes, I like this template. ;) Check out what the ladies in the forum have already submitted using this temp:

By gwalters

By sladd79054

By jtnolley

Lovely pages, ladies! :) Like I mentioned earlier, this is the last week of May, so if you want a rad reward come next month, make sure you’ve got your tally going in the May Challenge Points Tracking thread! If you have a question about this or any of our challenges, swing by the cookie jar and ask away. :)

That’s it for me for this month…see y’all in June! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Good morning and happy Tuesday, all! Hope everyone had a great weekend and Mother’s Day. :) I’m a little delayed with my post this morning, so I’m going to jump right in! This week I am spotlighting the word art challenge hosted by Amy Peck of Unforgettable Moments! Amy has a perfect WA for your family photos, new and old; check it out:

If you look closely, you can Amy has put a little distressing on this word art, giving it a little more depth than traditional WAs give–so pretty! If you need some inspiration, check out these wonderful layouts already in the gallery:

By Kelly Andreza

By scrappy_mom

By californiateri

These are all so fabulous! I love the mix of new and old, bright and subtle. This word art is pretty versatile and can work for any family photo you need to scrap, so don’t miss out on this challenge! :)

Do you have your tally started in the May Challenge Points Tracking thread? If not, click here and get to tallying! Wondering what fabulous prizes await you for completing challenges? You can find out all about that here! Have a question about this or any of our challenges? The cookie jar is where you want to be. :)

Alright ladies, I’m off! Love and wishes for everyone to have a great week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! :D

Fresh Baked: May 01, 2013

Good Morning! It’s May! Can you believe it? We’ve already finished a quarter of 2013! May is a great month! School is finishing, spring is (supposed to be) in full swing!

Speaking of spring, this month’s buffet is called Spring Fling. It’s full of fun bright colors that just say “I’m ready for a change of scenery”!

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

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Fresh Baked: April 26, 2013

Good morning! Can you believe we’re almost to May? That means iNSD! More information on that is coming, but I can promise you that the designers are going nuts working on things for it. I can tell you that it all starts on Thursday, May 02, and will continue through-out the weekend.

This week, the designers also designed some wonderful goodies for y’all. Connie’s got her Project 2013 series continuing into May. Angelclaud has some beautiful templates. Snips and Snails, our guest, even has something that’s just cherry, I mean cheery!

Speaking of wonderful designs, I picked out some, in my opinion, wonderful layouts this week. Two of them are using Fresh Air, the April Monthly Mix, and the other was created using Nature’s Delight, the April Buffet.


Created by melissavt. I love the cluster work and the layers. So beautifully done!


Gorgeous layout by catgoddess.  I love the splatter of paint under the picture and paper layers. Just makes the flutterby stand out so much more.


Beautiful layout by emscraps. The clusters are amazing. It creates a beautiful scene!

Before you go and look at the amazing new designs, here are some WONDERFUL freebies created using Fresh Air!


http://bit.ly/17RomNr


Broken up into 3 downloads – (due to the large file sizes ) be sure to download ALL THREE zips to get this AWESOME freebie worn papers set!
Link 1- http://bit.ly/13u8pwd
Link 2- http://bit.ly/YOkjx
Link 3- http://bit.ly/10yTELz

And now, on to the amazingness that are the designers here at Gingerscraps!

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Challenge Spotlight – Inspiration Challenge

Last Monday, the nation was pained when the Boston bombing occurred.  Last Wednesday, more pain came as a massive explosion in West, TX resulted in 14 fatalities and 200 injured. The world has become a crazy place and these tragedies remind us that life is precious and short. Please take a moment today to tell your family and friends how much they mean to you.

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Good morning, beautiful ladies; I hope this blog finds you all well! This week I am spotlighting a challenge that is new and different every month, the inspiration challenge! This month, the inspiration challenge is hosted by Szabina of Sabee’s Creative World and I just love what she picked out to inspire us. Bold, retro patterns are everywhere lately and chevron print seems to win the race for latest design obsession! Szabina has picked chevron strips as this month’s inspiration and even has some for you to download and create with!

Freebie alert–awesome! Thanks for this challenge Szabina, I personally love chevron anything and I can’t wait to download this and create something. :) I’m a little behind the class though, because the forums ladies have jumped on this and made some outstanding layouts already. Take a look:

By mamaape

By strettel

By Nani

Ok, I really had to hold back because I just love ALL the layouts in the gallery for this challenge so far! They’re all so gorgeous–seriously. I picked these three pages so you could see how the chevron strips can be hidden in lovely clusters, used boldly to bring attention to a photo or blown up, colored and even turned into arrows–clever! There are a lot more techniques being used with these chevron stripes, so make sure you check out the inspiration challenge gallery to get some ideas on how you’ll use them. :)

Alright–it’s crunch time. You’ve only got one more week to complete your April challenges and get them posted in the April Challenge Points Tracking thread for credit. Want a free buffet piece? How about two? How about a $5 store gift certificate? Check out the rewards system to see what you need to do to get yourself a nifty prize. If you’ve got any questions about our challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and leave us a note. :)

That’s it for this week–see y’all next week! Be safe out there. <3

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Before we start, I want to extend well thoughts and wishes of peace for those directly affected by the bombing at the Boston marathon yesterday. <3

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Hello and happy Tuesday to everyone; hope your week is starting out well as we begin the middle of April. :) Today I am going to be spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the mini kit challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs! This is always a fun challenge because you get a freebie AND points towards an awesome reward come next month: win/win! Let’s see the cute mini Ivonne has for us this month:

Love the colors here, pretty and spring-y, but still earthy and warm. Thanks, Ivonne! The mini kit challenge always draws lots of participation and this month is no exception. Need some inspiration for your own creation? Take a look at these lovely layouts:

By lulutoo

By Lyndsfairne

By bekfek

WOW, these are all awesome. Not only are they pretty layouts, but they’re completely different styles and all had a unique take on the mini. I love how this small mini has been stretched and almost looks to be a full kit on these pages–very cool, ladies! :)

This is the middle of April, so we’re halfway through our challenges…already! Make sure you’re keeping track of all your completed challenges this month in the April Challenge Points Tracking thread so we can tally them up and get you a lovely little reward next month for playing along. If you have any questions, be sure to stop by the Cookie Jar and ask away–we’ll get back to you asap!

That’s it for this week, all. Hope the rest of your week is fabulous and peaceful…now get to scrapping! ;)