Fresh Baked: March 01, 2015

It’s the month of spring! This month is going to be full of luck, all things green, and lots of goodies! This month, we have TWO new designers joining the team, a new guest, and February’s guest staying with us permanently. How much LUCKIER could we get?

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: February 27, 2015

Happy Friday! Where is the time going? This is the FINAL Fresh Baked newsletter for February! This week, we have a new Welcome Wagon, a new DESIGNER joining the team, and some amazing designs! Such a great week!

Before I show you any goodies, I have the privilege to show off some wonderful layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Best Friend


Created by JillW. I love the layers and the use of white space.


Created by msbrad. I love the title work. It just flows so beautifully.


Created by scrappinbella. I have to giggle at the picture and just LOVE the title work, especially the string through the “best friends” part.

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Sneak Peeks February 26th, 2015

Happy Thursday! Are you looking forward to the weekend? I am looking forward to the possibility of above freezing temperatures. This Florida girl is done with all the snow! I can’t wait for Spring! We have some great new releases this week! Lets take a peek!

Cornelia Designs has a new collection:

Little Rad Trio has a new Welcome Wagon Kit:

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Clever Monkey Graphics has a fun kit:

Connie Prince has a new collection:

Seatrout Scraps has a new release:

Look has this cute collection from CathyK:

Aprilisa Designs has a new Grab Bag:

Have a Great Weekend!

 

Fresh Baked: February 20, 2015

Happy Friday! Where is the time going? It’s already almost March! Can you believe how fast time is flying by? The designers aren’t letting the flying time bother them, and are just creating kits and templates! So many pretties coming this week!

Before I show you any goodies, I have the privilege to show off some wonderful layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Best Friend


Created by meagan43. I love the simplicity, and the little flowers. Really draws attention to the pictures.


Created by Tinci. I love the flow. It’s just beautiful.


Created by klgossia. I love the ink spots and the beautiful cluster work.

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Sneak Peeks February 19, 2015

It’s the end of another week! Which means there are new releases coming out tomorrow!

Dagi’s Temp-tations has a new template pack:

Little Rad Trio has a new bundle:

CathyK and Luv Ewe has a new collab:

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Queen Wild Scraps has a new template pack:

Leaving a Legacy Designs has a new bundle:

Seatrout Scraps has a new kit:

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Connie Prince has a new collection:

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Remember to check out all the new releases tomorrow!

February Bake Sale

 

It’s time for the February Bake Sale. Our fabulous designers have placed the following kits (and a few more too) in the bake sale this month. Only $1 per kit from 2/15 to 2/20.

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Aren’t you excited? Looks like I need to go shopping. Make sure to head over to the store to get your favorites before the sale is over.

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Challenge Spotlight February 17, 2015

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! This weeks challenge spotlight is the Inspiration Challenge hosted by Kimberly of Leaving a Legacy Designs. This month she challenged us to find inspiration in this quote:

Make a layout with this and 9 other challenges and you will get an awesome collab that changes monthly!

Lets see some awesome layouts created for this challenge!

My Imperfect Love

Love is

love found

What page can you make using this quote! We would love to see it!

Fresh Baked: February 13, 2015

Happy Friday! Today is one of THREE Friday the 13ths that will be happening in 2015. It won’t be bad luck for you, though. The designers have been working up a storm, and creating so many goodies!!

Before I show you any goodies, I have the privilege to show off some wonderful layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Best Friend


Created by meagan43. I love the redo of the label of “best friends 4 never”. The splat works so perfectly and the cluster is wonderful.


Created by GrannyNKy. I love the clusters, and the perfect framing of the picture.


Created by MamaCake. I love the use of the speech bubble for the journaling.

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Sneak Peeks February 12th, 2015

Happy Thursday! Are you looking forward to Valentines Day and the long weekend? The Designers have lots of goodies to play with this weekend!

Magical Scraps Galore has a great new kit:

Queen Wild Scraps has a couple template packs releasing tomorrow:

Inspired Designs has a collection releasing:

Wimpychompers has a new kit:

with Queen Wild Scraps New Template

with new Queen Wild Scraps Template

Dagi’s Temp-tations has a new release:

Little Rad Trio has a cute mini:

with new Queen Wild Scraps template

Jb Studios has a template pack:

Ponytails has a new kit:

Seatrout Scraps new release:

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Connie Prince has a template bundle and new collection releasing:

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Check back tomorrow to see even more new releases and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

February Featured Designer – JB Studio

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Welcome to February. Hard to believe we are already through January. I wonder if it means this year will go by quickly? This month I had the chance to “chat” with the fabulous Dani of JB Studios. Here is her thoughts on my questions. Make sure to read all the way to the end for  some awesome layouts with her kits.

What is your design process?

I usually have ideas for kits from music – lyrics or rhythm… I am all about feelings and I let the feelings guide me. First thing I do is choose the name of the kit because it will lead my design process and as I am not the best at that, I always rely on my creative team to help me brainstorm. Then I build the color palette that will help me express the feelings I had, I always start from patterned papers, then elements, extras and alphas. Sometimes the process is inverted. I see a color palette that catches my eye and I let it guide the feelings. I like to take notes of moments and things I see when I’m not home because some things just may inspire kit ideas.

What do you use to create your designs (program, addition tools, etc.)?

I use Photoshop CS3 (it’s old, I know. I will be soon switching to a newer version) and illustrator. Tools? Hmmm, I like using some actions and styles because they are time savers.

Describe your design workplace.

I am building my workspace through babysteps, but as we don’t have much space in the house, it is in our living room for now. I have a pretty spacious work table and some drawers, but to be honest I didn’t declutter or organized yet.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I’m blessed for being able to be creative and call it work. And also blessed for working at home so I can stay with my daughter and take care of the family and myself.

What is your favorite or “go-to” color palette?

I like bright colors and I always add a bold one to contrast. Being honest, I love vintage colors, however I just can’t design anything vintage, I guess it’s because I’m an Aquarius. LOL

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

I feel guilty by answering this… a very cold glass of coke.

Do you have job outside of designing? If so, what do you do (if you don’t mind sharing)?

I’ve just quit the position of coordinator at a language school. I am now only teaching English on Saturdays, so I can have plenty of time to devote to my creative business.

Please share a photo of yourself, can be silly or serious but a photo that shows us who YOU are.

I really like this photo. It’s not perfect, I have no make up, I’m wearing glasses, I have eye circles, but I think it expresses who I am – the colors and the smile. I see myself like this – soft, feminine and happy.

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What is your *favorite* kit you’ve designed (that is currently in store) and why is it your favorite?

I have to mention 2 of them. One is On Cloud Nine because it was a turning point in my design style and the other is Gone Away because it was the way I could express my feelings in a sad moment when we lost a close friend in a very terrible way. I am pretty introvert sometimes and that was the way that I could put the bad feelings out of my chest.

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

Oh, everything! I wish i could be online in the community more often because I always have so much fun. And I love how sweet and supportive everybody is. I love being a GingerBread Lady.

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons (I just love the guys!)

If you were deserted on an island (with all water/food provided), what three things would you want to have with you?

I feel pretty uncomfortable answering this kind of questions because I hate to have to choose between things, I just can’t. I want everything. My decision making in this situation is stressful. I would start with my family, internet, my laptop, my books, my notebooks and all my scrapbooking supplies, my daughters’ dolls, playing cards, and I could go on forever… LOL

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

Mandela. I would try to learn everything I could from the guy. He was so spiritual.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Unconditionally by Katy Perry

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I love Karaoke and I sing lots of songs, but my favorite are Rolling in the Deep by Adele and I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse.

Any special message to our members?

I’d like to quote Mahatma Gandhi: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” Living with intention is having a fulfilled life. Everything is just perfect when you are in harmony.

What awesome answers to my questions. Thanks again to Dani for taking the time. Make sure to check out her GS store, her Facebook page, and her blog. Her birthday is this month and she’s giving away goodies all month.

I asked on our Facebook fan page and our group page for you to share your favorite kit and layouts with me and I received some great posts. It was so hard to choose, so… I’m just going to show them all.

The biggest response was using the Honeymoon Collection.

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lorigaud shared this layout made with Rock This Way:

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Sarah shared this layout using Everyday Photos:

And finally this one from missdamsel using Digital Besties:

Thanks for hanging on and reading this long!! Can’t wait to catch back up with you soon. Keep your eye out for some fun stuff coming to the blog. We have some exciting things in the works.

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