$1 Bake Sale, *New* Buffet, New GingerBread Lady!

Wow do I have a lot to tell you about today! We have our monthly 24 hour $1.00 Bake Sale!! Lots of YUMMY goodies!! A New GingerBread Lady!

And starting this month we have a new monthly feature- It is called The GingerScraps Buffet.

First let me introduce you all to our new GingerBread Lady- Pixie Keepsakes

Pixie Keepsakes Shop

Some of you might recognize Melanie, she was a GingerBread Lady a LONG time ago, I am so happy to have her back!

Here is a little bio from Melanie: Hi, my name is Melanie (aka SassyPixie) and I am so excited to be part of this awesome community! I am a 38 year old mom of 3 kids, 2 boys and 1 girl. We live in Mesa, Az. because I love the sun! I have been digital scrapbooking for 6 years now and started dabbling in design a couple of years ago. I took a few years off and decided to go full force with my designing.

Feel free to stalk Pixie Keepsakes :) We always love our stalkers!

*Twitter* *Blog* *Facebook* *Newsletter*

Melanie has some scrumptious goodies for you today!

He’ll Break Your Heart: He’ll Break Your Heart is a perfect kit for your Valentine’s Pages. Those that are in love, have been in love or wish to be in love again.

http://store.gingerscraps.net/He-ll-Break-Your-Heart.html

Here For The Party: This is a HUGE kit!!! Tons of papers and elements for the same price as a regular kit. Fun Party Theme perfect for New Year’s, Parties and Girls Night Out!!! Fun and cute cocktail elements and a ton of stars and glitter!

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Here-For-The-Party.html

Who doesn’t love pages with brackets? This is a fun template pack for all of you bracket lovers. Set of 4 in .psd and .png formats.

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Bracket-Craze-Template-Pack.html

This is a fun Template Pack with lot’s of Strips and Stitches. Add your own ribbons and papers to make these fun layouts. Set of 4 Templates in .psd and .png format.

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Strips-and-Stitches-Template-Pack.html

This is the perfect template pack for those pages that need lot’s of pics to tell your story. Birthday’s, Holiday’s, Sport Events are all perfect for this template pack. Set includes 4 templates in .psd and .png format

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Lot-s-of-Pics-Template-Pack.html

Now I can’t wait any longer!! I am so super excited to tell you about, The GingerScraps Buffet!! It is an All You Can Eat …. or rather Scrap, lol, Buffet. Each month the amazing GingerBread Ladies will be given a color palette and theme, And they will create delicious goodies for you.  Then you can mix and match, till your hears content! Think of it like a way to totally customize a Mega Collab, “eat” as little or as much as you would like, after all….. you can indulge all day long and it never counts towards your calories for the day. hehe

Our February color and theme will make you melt! Rich browns, and lovely pinks, it is all about Love.

Take a look at Chocolate Kisses-

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Chocolate-Kisses/

Every piece in the Buffet is only $2.00 each! BUT this month to kick it off we are including all the Buffet goodies IN the Bake Sale!! Yep- you heard me, you can get every delectable piece of this Mix and Match Mega for only $1.00 each! Of course this is only good during the 24 hour Bake Sale, then they will all go back up to $2.00.

Here are a few Layouts from our amazing CT and Designers: pppssstttt… keep reading to the end! There is a YUMMY freebie for you! :)

Looks good enough to eat huh!! Well… go fill up your “plate” and feel free to come back for seconds!

Now let me give you a look at what we have in The Bake Sale – All only $1.00 for the next 24 hours!

http://store.gingerscraps.net/-1.00-Bake-Sale

A few reminders too…. Dont forget to go sign up for the GingerScrapsStreet Digital Scrap Magazine! Our new issue is going to be out soon! And you will not want to miss it!!! It is packed full of amazing content.

Did you hear about the new GingerScraps App?! The GingerScraps App will keep you up to date on the latest, fresh baked goodies from the friendliest place in digiland. Created for the beginner or experienced digi scrapper and packed full of tips and tutorials along with the latest product raves and reviews!

Never be without your scrapbooking information again. You will be able to keep up with what is happening in the GingerScrap kitchen with just a click of the button. Anywhere you are, we are too!

We also have a new Daily Download starting on the GingerScraps blog! This month it is brought to you by Unforgettable Moments and Statements By Jodi. It is sooooo wonderful! You will not want to miss it!!

And we have BIG news in a few short weeks! I literally danced in my computer chair when I got this news!! I honestly still can not believe it! :) So stay tuned for that :)

And Last but not least…. here is a little fun freebie for you- Ella made an beautiful QuickPage for you! Enclosed in the zip with the QP is a folder with all the Chocolate Kisses Previews, and a folder full of scrumptious Layouts from our CT and Designers! If your in need of some breath taking inspiration, you will have plenty of inspiration in the enclosed folder. Included is a text document with full credits for each Layout, so you will know exactly which bits and pieces the artists used on their Layouts!

Here is the Layout/QP from Ella, and the direct download link to go pick it up!

http://bit.ly/gm1pYM

And last but not least… Persnickety Prints has a Super Bowl Sale coming up! Mark your calender’s!

You pick the best saving code that will fit your needs- The Super Bowl Sale Code will get you free shipping on all US orders of $20.00 or more! Or choose – the GingerScraps Code to get you 10% off your purchase.

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Persnickety/

That wraps it up today, Remember to stay tuned for the EXCITING news coming up mid February!! :)

Have a wonderful day!! :) And go make memories!

Daily Download Day#7

Wow, is it already the 7th?  This month is just flying by!

Here is your daily download for today:

ChoooChoooo Goblin Delight Blog Train!!

Hello Train Riders!! Are you ready to start your spooky train ride? This is where you will leave the station.
Here is the slideshow of the a few of the frightening stops Goblin Delights Train:

For your departure Julie made you a ghoulish Cluster Frame!

*Click HERE to download Cluster Frame Freebie*

The next stop on the Goblin Delights Gingerscraps blog train is Wyld Web Designs blog.

Don’t forget, if you get lost (or scared from the spookiness!) you can always find the whole blog train list right here!

Please make sure you download these freebies Halloween weekend because these links all expire at midnight on October 31st! After that, they will only be available in the Gingerscraps store.
Before you go visit our next haunted stop on our blog train, I want to remind you to visit Gingerscraps on November 1st for our $1.00 Bake Sale! Every designer will have some products available for this amazing low price for 24 hours only! Plus, don’t forget that if you spend at least $10 in the Gingerscraps store, you get this month’s Gingerscraps collab, Good Morning, for only $1!!!

And here is a quick reminder of all the fun activities we have going on this weekend. Come on over and play with us! LOTS of goodies are being given away!!

Happy haunting everyone!
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Blog Train Order (subject to change):

*Remember* If you stop by one blog and the links are not up yet- try back again in a few hours. Time Zones vary :)

Ginger Scraps – http://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/
Wyld Web Designs – http://wyldwebdesigns.com/wordpress/
Barbara – http://ascraptoremember.blogspot.com
Marshmella Designs – http://marshmelladesigns.blogspot.com/
Ella – http://ellasscrapspace.blogspot.com/
Unforgettable Moments – http://amyp-unforgettablemoments.blogspot.com/
Julie – http://mycrazylifeasamomandawife.blogspot.com/
Kathy Winters Designs – http://wordartfun.blogspot.com
Pixels by Jen – http://pixelsbyjen.blogspot.com
Missi – www.damseldesigns.blogspot.com
Pretty In Green – http://p-in-g.blogspot.com/
Sara – http://scrappingalltheway.blogspot.com/
Statements by Jodi – http://statementmakers.blogspot.com/
Trina – www.ScrappingOurLivesAway.blogspot.com
HK Designs – http://designsbyhk.blogspot.com/
Cami/Camijo http://camijoscraps.blogspot.com/
Becky Young Designs – http://beckyyoungdesigns.blogspot.com/
Colleen – http://marinewifemommyscrapper.blogspot.com
Mandymade – http://mandymadedigibits.blogspot.com/
Kimmy – www.kimmyscraps.blogspot.com
Psychozoe – http://psychozoe.blogspot.com/
Jumping Jelly Bean Designs – http://jumpingjellybeandesigns.blogspot.com/

Let’s Get Crafty: Halloween Crafts

Hi GingerScrapers! I know..I know..I have missed a few Crafty Thursdays…I’m sorry! I have been so busy. I am the team Mom for the Freshmen Football team…our games are on Thursdays. But, not only is it the games, we feed the team and caoches before each game. It’s a big meal and I’m in charge of it!  I have to be at the school at 7am to collect all the food from the players. Make sure the food all gets warmed up by the lunch ladies, then serve the food at 2…game time at 5. So, what I’m saying here is…I’m a busy girl during Football sason :) This week my kids don’t have school. We still have a football game though, but I dont have to collect the food until noon:) So, I figured I would do a little Let’s Get Crafty post for you!

Halloween is in like 10 days. I went online to find some cheap and easy Halloween projects to do with my kids and I am going to share them with you!

This first one is a great way to use up all those baby food jars you have laying around..

It’s super easy and fun to make with the kiddos. Go to Skip to my Lou for a tutorial.

How about a spooky tree…

You can get instructions and templates for this one here

How about a cute fabric banner…

You can learn how to make this on Running With Needles

How about making a “Hybrid Banner” Instead of fabric, use your digital scrapbooking supplies! There are so many cute Halloween kits at GingerScraps you could use! How about I give you a free template to make yourself a banner :)

I used the kit Gobblin Delights which is a GingerScraps collab that you will be able to get at our Halloween party next weekend! I use Statements by Jodis part for my banner:) Make sure you come to our Halloween Party at GingerScraps to get this kit and lots of fun games and prizes!

You can download your Free Template here!

I hope you make some time to get Crafty today! See you at the Halloween Party

Kit Spotlight- Mommy’s Helper

Hello friends! It is that time again. Time to spotlight and awesome Gingerscraps kit. This time I am going to show you the cutest little kit by Pretty in Green called Mommy’s Helper. If any of you have little children around, you know just how much they love to help out. I have a 3 year old who LOVE to put clean dishes away and sweep the floor. This kit is perfect for all those kinds of moments. Some of my favorite elements in this kit are the vacuum, the folded laundry, messy laundry, a washer and dryer, broom, mop, feather duster, and sponge. But there is soo much to this kit! Here is a look at the full bundle-

And here is a LO I did with is. Isn’t that bubble paper so fun?

I checked out the GS Gallery for some more inspiration and here is what I found- Images are linked, go leave some love!

See how cute this kit is? Visit The GS Shoppe here and check it out! Here is a little freebie I made with the super fun kit! Enjoy! DL the Chore Chart HERE

Kit Spot Light- Water Get Away by MandyMade

Every Tuesday, here at the Gingerscraps blog, I ScrappyCocoa AKA Stephanie will be doing product and designer spot lights. This  week I wanted to spotlight one of my new favorite summer kits- Water Get Away by Mandy Made. This kit is SO FUN! It is seriously loaded, with 25 papers and 88 {yes I said 88 not a typo!} elements and 2 alphas! This kit is perfect for pretty much all your summer LO’s! It has the usual summer elements such as fish, a boat, and all other sea creatures- but wait there’s more! Mandy has many creative summer elements as well. Including a kayak, jet ski, floaties, a rubber pool, paddles, goggles, snorkel, flip flops and my personal favorite, a water gun! See what I mean? This kit can last you all summer long! In addition to the 25 patterned papers, she also has a fabulous pack of carstock available!  Just look at this preview!!! Check out this kit HERE

I asked Mandy a few questions about this fantastic kit! Here is what she had to say-

What was your inspiration, ie colors, all those fun ellies etc?

I get my inspiration in all kinds of places. I may have a set of photos that I want to scrap so i’ll pull a theme and colors from there. Sometimes I surf the net looking through travel, wedding and craft sites. I find I work well when I’m assigned a color palette and theme such as GS collabs… I love a good challenge!

How do you make a kit start to finish, papers or ellies first? Make a list of ideas?

Well I used to start with the papers only because I find them so darn easy and fun to create as I love texture! These days I’ve been creating my elements first. My last couple of products are a part of the Getaway Series. Each kit uses the same color palette and has unique themed elements. So I’m finding that I’ve been inspired to create the elements first to nail down a theme. I have found my facebook page to be quite an asset lately. {Find Mandy’s FB Page HERE} We chit chat back and forth with ideas for my new kits and my fans have a chance to win my kits for free. The one I’m working on now is a camping/fishing themed kit and I have a long list of themed elements to create! I haven’t even begun to think about papers! This might end up as a mega kit!

What do you design to? music tv peace and quiet?

I have to design to music or a movie. I have duel screens for my computer so I either have Yahoo’s coffee House station playing or watching one of my many movies for the 100th time. I need to close my door so I have peace and quiet, I then I fill the room with noise! Oh I also light incense and candles, dim the lights…. and munch on some sort of candy! Once all my senses are pleased I can get so much done! Wow what a Diva… only Mariah Carey has more Diva requests!

Well there you have it! Lets look at some great LO’s with this kit!

Like I said, I have already done 3 LO’s with this kit. But I am just going to show you my favorite. Like I said I loved the water gun and I so happened to have the perfect pictures! Everything in this LO is 100% Mandy Made. Including the template!

Here are some gallery stand-outs with Mandy’s Fabulous kit!

Sarah-ICS made this adorable LO. {She made quite a few with this kit, it was hard to choose just one!}

And here is one from Mandy herself! I love the title work on this page!

Here is one from Cath. I love the simplicity of the pictures and the LO!

Thanks for reading In the Spot Light today! I will be doing this every week. I will also be cruising the GS gallery for standouts to post! So don’t be shy post those LO’s with Gingerscraps product! I’d love to show you off!

I have a freebie QP made with this super fun kit! {I also used a template by MandayMade! Yes she makes them too and they ROCK!} Don’t forget to check out this fabulous kit and others by MandyMade!

Get your Freebie HERE

PhotoCowgirl!!!

This week you will get the chance to learn a little about each of the new GingerBread Ladies!!

They have AMAZING things in store for you all week long!!!

Todays feature is *Amanda* Mrs. PhotoCowGirl herself!

Here is a little intro from Amanda!!

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday! (Thanks for the intro Ginger!) I have a few little goodies for you today and a fantastic 50% off sale.
But first a little about me…
I’m a mother, a wife, an All-American country girl, and a Christian. I enjoy anything crafty and my horse. I’m a photographer by profession, and now a digital scrapbook designer! So without further delay…
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All you have to do to get the great little kit in the sneak peak is go to the forum and read about Amanda…

Enjoy, and don’t forget to join me for a speed scrap this afternoon 2pm CST! I have another fun v-day goody to give away.

Oh, that kit looks pretty Amanda! See you in the forum!

Geek Chic!!

This week you will get the chance to learn a little about each of the new GingerBread Ladies!!

They have AMAZING things in store for you all week long!!!

Todays feature is Tara of GeekChic Scraps

Here is a little intro….. from Tara- check out what she has in store for you today! :)

Here is my Bio for you lovely Gingery peeps-
Tara is a SAHM to one wee Geeklet, Kat- and wife to a very nerdy husband, Tim. Originally from West Virginia, she’s a reluctant Michigan transplant- who will obviously do anything for love (or meatloaf) including live in the middle of a frozen state. Tara has been dabbling at designing since May of 2009, and was dragged kicking and screaming out of the designer closet by her friends in October of 2009, at which point she started doing it seriously. Tara is truly a real life Geek- she met her husband playing Everquest 2, has a standing date with her Dungeons and Dragons group every other week, and takes great pride in being as weird as she wants to be. Geek Chic (actually pronounced Sheek) is actually a term coined to define geeks and nerds that were actually cool, or things that were cool in the geek world- a perfect design name for this Soopa Geek.   Tara

Today ONLY you can get my A Geek for Every Season kit before it hits stores for free!

Go check out Tara in the forum and get your freebie!

Oh and as another special treat (because I *wub* my GS peeps) All my kits in the store are 50% off today only!

Oh, one more thing, Monica is hosting a Speed Scrap today 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT~

Your prize will be a lovely set of frames! How pretty.

See you there!

Scrap Happy!

Get Your Party Pants On!!

GingerScraps is having a huge Party!!

You don’t want to miss this! GingerScraps is having a huge party to introduce all the new designers! There is so much going on…games..speed scraps..fun..FREEBIES!! Every Day! Starts today! Jan 29 thru Feb 4th!

This week you will get the chance to learn a little about each of the new GingerBread Ladies!!

They have AMAZING things in store for you all week long!!!

Todays feature is Teri of Teri’s Thing O-My-Jigs and Hybrid-Licious

Here is a little info all from Teri….
Well, Good Morning Ladies! First of all my Name is Teri Mayo and I design under Teris’ Thing-O-My-Jigs and my alter design name, (you know… my Sasha Fierce alter ego) Hybrid-Licious. I have been designing for about 2 1/2 years now, and love the create outlet. I have made so many friends in the digi world. A little more about me if I may… I married my JR. High sweetheart, and if we make it till July we will be married 34 years. We have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. If our children are the delight of our lives, then our 2 grandchildren are the love of our lives! I love being a “Gramsie” and that is actually the motivation behind me getting into digi scrapping!. We live in a small quiet town in South Texas just a few minutes from the beach. My hubby is an all American Farmer! Yep, I think his tractors ***y! I am a 15 year Breast Cancer survivor and life is good. I am a Christian and love to share my love for the Lord and His love for others. So when you see my logo, “Create, Inspire and Share” just remember to pay it forward. And speaking of that.. I did create a little goodie for you gals todzy, and now I want to Inspire you and Share it FREE!!! Enjoy! :)T

Oh, by the way…Teri is hosting a Speed Scrap at 8 CST. And the participation prize will be a $5.00 Gift Certificate to her shop! Hope to see you there! Be sure to visit each day to see all of our great goodies. Create, Inspire and Share! :)T Go to the Speed Scrap Here!

Speed Scrap Times:
EST 9:00 PM
CST 8:00 PM
MST 7:00 PM
PST 6:00 PM

Come back tomorrow to see the next featured designer and Freebie!!

Daily Download #23

Merry Christmas everyone! I’m glad you could join us on this lovely Christmas Eve to grab the final download to A Day in the Snow! Don’t forget to come back over the next week for some other great freebies that go along with this beautiful kit!

Be sure to grab all 23 downloads before January 1! Don’t worry if you miss it, this kit will available in the shop in the new year!

day23Click the image to download!