August Featured Designer – Designs by Connie Prince

Wow – August is flying by and I’m running way behind on this blog post. August’s featured designer is the amazing Connie Prince. I finally slowed each of us down long enough to get some questions to her. Let’s see what she had to share with us.

What made you decide to design?

When I started designing there weren’t that many digital scrapbook stores or designers. I wanted to be able to create things to use in my own scrapbooks and it just took off from there.

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

I design in Photoshop & Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace

I have an office / craft studio where I do my design work.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I enjoy the artistic freedom that it gives me. It’s a fun job!

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

I love my #2016 August collection, the colors make me happy!

What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?

I usually go to Zumba. It’s my happy place

Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?

Our family went on a cruise a few years ago to the western Caribbean. It came after a particularly trying time in our lives and we really reconnected on that trip.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

I love curling up beside my mom each evening to watch television or read a book. It was our special time.

Do you believe in ghosts?

No way!

Who is your celebrity crush?

Justin Timberlake

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

I never go to Starbucks.

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Chocolate chip

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Eternally optimistic!

Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?

No.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Pepperoni

If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t take it too seriously – have as much fun as you can for as long as you can!

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

Straight to make coffee!

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

I love getting my nails and toes done!

What did you want to be when you were small?

A mom. That’s really all that I ever wanted to be!

Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

Mow the lawn!

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

Cleaning

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Travel, travel, and travel some more!

What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?

This little old man who power walks every single day for like 2 hours (even on the hottest and coldest days of the year), he’s phenomenal!

Share your favorite recipe with us.

Creamy Italian Chicken is the big favorite here lately: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/creamy-italian-chicken

Thanks Connie!!

Make sure to check out her GS Store, her Blog, her Facebook page and her Facebook Group.

See you all soon with another interview!

From the Archives Vol. 4

From the title you can probably guess that we are going to go back in the archives. What archives? Well, we are going to show you some digital scrapbooking supplies that are in the store that are at least a year old. Some of us may be new to digital scrapbooking or new to GingerScraps. Some people don’t check the store every week. Basically, things can and do get lost in the weekly shuffle of the store. With that in mind, we are going to go back and look at some great products. Our hope is that you find some great things you might have been looking for; or find something that you didn’t know you needed but totally do now that you see it! 🙂

Here are some of the oldest kits in the store. All images are linked so you can check them out in the store. They might be oldies, but I promise they are goodies!!


Apples for Teacher by Trixie Scraps | It’s that time of year again… the time of year when the joyous chorus of mothers everywhere can be heard as they send their kids trudging back into their schoolrooms. The sound of teachers trying to learn the names of all their new students. The sound of new friendships being formed. It’s back to school time and you can scrap all your best Back To School photos with this new collection from Trixie Scraps! Great for everything from first day photos, to teacher appreciation, student accomplishments, PTA meetings and so much more. This updated, non-traditional take on a traditional scrapbook kit theme will help you create stunning pages this school year! This full kit contains ten richly patterned 12×12 papers and six textured solids

 

School Days by Pretty in Green | From the first day to the first few years, your little one will be learning so much and bringing home so many wonderful heart felt hand made crafts. Scrap these memories because they’re over before you know it! School Days the Kit has 20 Papers 38 Elements

 

Class Act Collab by LuvEwe and Blue Heart Scraps | Sharpen your pencils and take your seats, class is back in session! Let Class Act be your go to kit for all your school related scrapping. Kit comes with 32 papers (12 plain and 20 patterned), 1 alpha

 

Be Inspired by Pixelily | This pack is part of GS August Buffet from Pixelily Designs : Be Inspired. Find 50 unique elements, 10 patterned papers and 5 solid papers inside this pack.

 

Boy oh Boy by Aprilisa Designs | This is one of my favorite kits of all times and from Aprilisa.

 

Bowling 101 by Little Rad Trio | A bowl themed kit that is perfect for capturing all your bowling photos from birthday parties to league events and everything in between.

 

Sentimental by Craft-tastrophic | Includes 12 textured papers and 35 elements Personal Use, S4H, S4O

 

Growing So Fast by Cathy K Designs | Here is a versatile kit that is perfect for your growing-up layouts. This kit is packed to the brim with all sorts of goodies!

 

What A Hoot – Kit by Connie Prince. | One of my most favorite memories and layout is made with this oldie but goody!

 

County Fair: Exhibition by Ponytail Designs | Step right up! The county is fair is open and you’ll have a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Play some games, take a ride, watch the show! The prize is in the memories you’ll scrap with this County Fair kit! Too huge for just one kit, County Fair is split into two parts… Carnival and Exhibition, and more! There’s something here for everyone. Yee haw!

There are 5 kits from the archives. Maybe you have some or all of these (I do!) or maybe these designs and designers are new to you. I suggest taking a look back in the store to see what you can find. I will be back once a month to help you do just that.

Fresh Baked: August 19, 2016

Can you believe that we’re about ready to wrap up August? Schools are starting back in some areas. That just means more time to scrap, and more memories to capture, right? The designers have created some gorgeous goodies to help you celebrate some new memories, and even some old ones!

Also, don’t forget to check out the clearance sale and bake sale, going on now!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great collab!

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Sneak Peeks August 18, 2016

Happy Thursday! We are halfway through August! The year is flying! We have great goodies coming for you this week!

From JoCee Designs

From Amy Stoffel

From Tinci

 

From Keley Designs

 

Designer Sneak Peeks – August 19, 2016

It’s that time of week again for some awesome sneak peeks from our designers.

Looks like some great kits and templates coming out this week. Make sure to head to the store and go shopping. Check back in tomorrow for some great layouts from our CT girls.

August 2016 Bake Sale

Goodness – It’s BAKE SALE time. That means these (and more) kits are on sale for only $1.00 from now until the 20th. This is one of my favorite times of the month!!

See what I mean? No…. let’s go shopping!

GingerBread Girls Inspiration – Michi | msbrad

Happy Scrappy Sunday everyone!! I am stopping by this morning to help get those creative juices flowing for you. Nothing beats Sunday scrapping, right?! This morning I am bringing you a look into one of the GingerBread Girl’s gallery. GingerScraps has a talented group of ladies taking those lovely designs and turning them into beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts. Today we are going to showcase Michi’s Gallery

Let’s get started. I found so much inspiration looking through Michi’s gallery. As a scrapper who cannot scrap a page with clusters, I first noticed her great clustering! Then my eyes were drawn to her beautiful use of paper. She doesn’t shy away from the patterns and knows just how to use them. Every page has a great photo; and she really knows how to fill a page perfectly! Here are 5 examples that grabbed my attention.

 

 

 

 

Great inspiration, right? Make sure to look around the gallery yourself if you need a little bit of help getting that mojo going. Not only are there great creative team member’s layouts, your fellow scrappers are rocking the scrappy goodness too! Don’t forget to upload your layouts in the gallery as well.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sneak Peeks August 11, 2016

Happy Thursday! Down here in Florida, school started yesterday! My little one doesn’t start until next Wednesday! Is everyone ready for it to be back to school time??? Maybe you will have extra time when the kids go back to school! Now is the perfect time to stock up on some brand new goodies from our amazing designers!

From JoCee Designs

From Amy Stoffel

From Keley Designs

From Tinci Designs

From LouCee Creations

From Magical Scraps Galore

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Designer Sneak Peeks – August 12, 2016

Happy Wednesday! How about a few sneak peeks for this week?

Make sure to check back here tomorrow for a few layouts from our talented store CT using these and more.

 

Be Pinspired – Back to School

Earlier we talked about some great back to school items from the store along with some inspirational layouts from the gallery. Today we are going to take a look over at Pinterest to get some more inspirational ideas for back to school. (images are linked!)

Most all of these seem to be done the traditional way, glue and paper. You can take most any craft and put a digital scrapbooking twist on it. All you need is a bit of inspiration, your imagination, and a printer! I chose all these ideas with that in mind! They could all easily be turned to a digital scrapbooking craft.


 

Think about all those lovely papers you have in your digital scrapbooking stash! Think about how standout and amazing this hand-print flower would be with those papers!

 

This is more of just and idea for a photo. You know, so you can scrap it! I love love love this idea!!

 

This one is my favorite of today’s pins. You can do every single bit of the paperwork on this via digital scrapbooking. You just need to pick your size, decorate, print and laminate. My son loves to read and loves finding fun bookmarks. This is on my to-do list!

 

These are super cute and look like they would be pretty easy as well. Especially since you can do most of the paper-working via digital scrapbooking!

 

Here is another great idea for the 1st day of school photo. That sheet would be super easy to make in photoshop with your lovely digital scrapbooking goodies as well!

I know this isn’t the longest blog post ever. I hope you got some ideas from it and found some inspiration for your back to school projects!