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!

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!
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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.


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


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! 😉

Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Good morning! How is everyone’s April going? It’s mid-terms for me right now, so I am feeling the crunch and in need of some relaxing. What better way than to get some scrapping done and earn points towards a super sweet reward? 😉 This week I am spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the desktop challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom ScrapsRebecca has come up with quite a cute little desktop template for us to play with; take a look!

Love it! This fabulous freebie desktop template is all yours if you play along with us and create your own desktop with at least 50% GingerScraps products. With all our new spring kits coming out, you’re sure to find something you love to spruce up your desktop. Check out these submissions for inspiration!

By zenjen

By mamaape

By wanda

I love when three people can take one template and each come up with something completely different! That’s definitely the mark of a good designer and talented scrappers–both of which we have in spades at GS! Make sure you click through and leave some love for each of these ladies’ desktops. 🙂

Remember that super sweet reward I mentioned earlier? Well, take a look at what you could get for playing along with our monthly challenges: one buffet item, two buffet items or a $5 store gift certificate–awesome! Just make sure you start keeping a running tally of your completed challenges in the April Challenge Tracking thread. If you have any questions about how this or any of our other monthly challenges work, stop by the Cookie Jar and ask away! 🙂

Okie doke ladies, that’s it for me this week. Start working on your challenges, have a great day and an awesome week! 🙂

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Hey y’all! How is everyone’s week going? I am simply EXHAUSTED. This weekend just flew by with all the green festivities–so glad this week is my spring break because I am in dire need of letting my brain get some rest! I do plan on getting some scrapping done this week, too and what better place to start than with a challenge?! 🙂

This week I am spotlighting a fun little challenge that comes with a freebie: the word art challenge hosted by Bekah of Bekah E Designs! I really like the cute freebie WA Bekah has created for us to work with this month; take a look!

I love mixing script and block fonts when I do my own title work, the contrast is always so pretty and lends itself to all kinds of layouts, so you can safely assume I like this WA. 😉 I guess I’m not the only who likes it, because we’ve already got several pages posted in the forum using it! In need of some inspiration? Here you go…

By pamr

By ScrapinMama

By emscraps

I picked these three so you could see the different techniques that have been used with this one WA: layering in papers, flooding in colors and keeping it as-is! Of course, they’re all beautiful and coordinate perfectly!  Do you love versatile word art as much as I do? 😉 These layouts are gorgeous, ladies! Make sure you take a second to leave them some love in the gallery. 🙂

The month is coming to a close soon–just under two weeks and we’ll be in April…EEK! Don’t forget to get your challenges tallied up in the March Challenge Points Tracking thread. You’ll want to make sure you get credit for all your completed challenges so you can snag a nifty reward at the end of the month. 🙂

That’s it for me–see y’all next week! 🙂

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, scrappy ladies! Can you believe it’s already mid-March? Time really is flying by! It was just Christmas and now it’s Spring Break–crazy how time flies! This week I am spotlighting the mini kit challenge hosted by Rachel of Pretty in Green. The mini she’s created for us is perfect for slowing down time a bit and scrapping a life in the week. It’s called This Week and I am kind of loving the color palette; take a look:

I am really liking candy-colored, stripy kits lately and this mini is just right up my alley!  You know with an adorable mini like this, the layouts have been flying in. Here are a few of my favorites for inspiration…

By MSPeeler

By nagato

By evadraga

I could seriously post every single layout that’s been submitted because everyone is working this mini! 🙂 I’m going to keep this short and sweet and remind you to post in the March Challenge Points Tracking Thread and start tallying your completed challenges so you can snag a sweet reward once the month is done! Even if you just snag this mini and create a layout with it, you are eligible for a reward–sweet deal! 😀

If you have any questions about how this or any of our monthly challenges work, swing by the Cookie Jar and ask away! That’s about all I have for you this morning; hope y’all have a great day and a wonderful week! 🙂

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hey out there in digiland, how is everyone this blustery and chilly Tuesday morning? We’re having a typical Texas weather week: 70 and sunny one day,  40 and wintery the next–no joke. Now that winter has made a comeback and it’s f-f-f-reezing outside, I’m staying in and scrapping! For this last week in February (whaaat?!), I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the second template challenge hosted by Bekah of Bekah E Designs! She has come up with a simple but snazzy little template that I think you’ll Like. Take a look!

I like all the room for journaling and a nice big title! I usually gab a bunch here, but I want to get straight to the layouts completed by the ladies in the forum because they are simply outstanding this week!

By MSPeeler

By Kathryn

By sparkysgirl

Ok, where do I even start?! First, I wouldn’t even automatically assume these are all from the same template! While we can pluck out some similarities, they are all so unique and beautiful! I pretty much love everything Michelle does,  but that little picture peeking out the bottom corner is just plain adorable. Kathryn’s layout immediately struck my eye because of the glittery background that almost looks like a dimensional cut-out overlay. Lisa always does gorgeous cluster work and this page is no exception! Absolutely fabulous pages ladies, I love them all! 🙂

Don’t forget this is THE LAST WEEK of February and there’s only two more days left in the month after today! It’s a short one and all your challenge layouts need to be completed and tallied in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread by the end of the day on the 28th.  You can get yourself some nifty rewards to start March out with, so get those layouts in, girls!  If you need more info or have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and leave us a message. 🙂

That’s it for me for this week…and this month. Eek! See y’all in March! 🙂

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, gals! I am going to jump right in! This week I will be spotlighting the mini kit challenge hosted by Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs!  Jennifer has created a lovely little mini for our challenge participants; take a look!

I just adore the coral-ish pinks and the minty green here, something a little different from all the hot pink and bright red we’ve been inundated with this month!  Of course with a freebie mini this cute, the layouts are pouring in. Take a look at a few of my favorite submissions so far for some inspiration…

By Juliemomof4

By verstej2

By wanda

All lovely layouts! I love the vintage, faded feel of Julie’s page, that cool torn paper block on Jeannie’s layout and the cool heart cutouts on Wanda’s creation! These are all seriously awesome layouts and I like how everyone was able to change up the mini so much it’s almost as versatile as a full-sized kit. Pretty neat!  🙂

This is a short month so remember to get your challenges completed and tallied up in the February Challenge Points Tracking thread before the month is up.  There’s all kinds of great goodies waiting for you as rewards when you play along with us and keep track! 🙂 As always, if you have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, you can head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away! We’ll get back to you asap.

That’s it for this week; see y’all next Tuesday!  🙂

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #1

Hello ladies and happy Tuesday!  🙂  Hope everyone’s week is off to a wonderful start; I am getting ready for my first test of the semester and I’m a little nervous; wish me luck! This week I am spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the first template challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps!  Note: this challenge only runs through February 15, so make sure you snag it and post your submission before it goes away! Take a look at the template:

Really cute, Rebecca! I’m always a sucker for paper stacks, so you know I love this template! I’ve got big plans for this template…  😉  Of course, the layouts are already pouring into the gallery and forum. If you need some inspiration  just take a look below for a few of my favorite submissions so far…

By boba80

By Rdjrneace

By missdamsel

Awesome layouts! If you notice, I also picked three pages where the template had been modified. Whether by adding a photo, taking one away or using as-is, this template is pretty versatile and I’m loving how everyone is using it for all different scrapping occasions. If you like these layouts as much as I do, drop by the gallery and leave them some love! 🙂

Now that you’re sufficiently inspired, run and go scrap! Again, the first template challenge is only through the 15th, so don’t delay in getting this one done and tallied in the February 2013 Challenge Points Tracking thread! The more challenges you complete this month, the bigger a reward you get; click here for all the rewards info. If you have  questions about this or any of the monthly challenges, head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away! We’ll get you an answer as soon as possible. 🙂

I’m off for now to go study some for my test and shouldn’t you be scrapping? 😉 See y’all next week!