Lyrical Scrapping – Try Everything

Hello scrappers! Today we are going to start a new series here on the blog. Lyrical scrapping. What is that?! We get inspiration for layouts and more in just about everything in life. One of the main things I get inspiration from is music. I can promise you that our designers do as well! We are going to take a song and see what kind of inspiration we can come up with from it.

This thought popped into my mind when I was watching the movie Zootopia. When I heard the song “Try Everything” by Shakira. I though, “this would be great inspiration for a layout!” So that is what we are going to do. Our first Lyrical Scrap is going to be based on this:

If you haven’t seen this movie…DO IT! We loved it. Here are the lyrics that really stuck with me though:

I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
‘Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

Here are some great items that I found in the store that reminded me of this song. (images linked)










Try everything!! I hope that you have gotten some inspiration from this song and products. I am working on my layout from this inspiration now. I would love to see your layout! If you scrap a layout with inspiration from this song and products, make sure to link us up! Leave your link in the comments.

I would also like to know what is your favorite song?! A song that gives you inspiration? I have a list but would like to add yours to it. Write a post about it for others to find some idea from it.


Sneak Peeks April 14th, 2016

Happy Thursday! Hopefully Spring is in full bloom for you! Right now there’s April showers outside my window. It’s perfect scrapping weather! Our designers have some great goodies releasing tomorrow!

From CathyK

From JoCee Designs

From Tinci Designs

From Dagi’s Temp-tations

From Magical Scraps Galore

From Amy Stoffel

From Leaving a Legacy Designs

From Little Rad Trio and Dear Friends Designs

Have a wonderful weekend of making memories and scrapping them!

Designer Sneak Peeks – April 15, 2016

Happy Wednesday. How did it get to be the middle of April already?

It’s time for some sneak peeks from our designers. Let’s see what we have coming out this week..

Make sure to check in tomorrow for some great layouts made with these kits. And head to the store on Friday to fill your cart!!


April Featured Designer Part 1 – CathyK Designs

Welcome to April! This month we are featuring CathyK Designs and Dear Friends Designs. So much good fun from these girls, I’m going to split this into at least two posts. Let’s see what Cathy had to say to my questions.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I was introduced to digital scrapbooking when my oldest son was in grade school and I was helping another mom work on a class scrapbook. I had tried paper scrapping when my son was born, but it just didn’t stick with me.

What made you decide to design?

I started making some freebies just for fun, then got hooked!

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

Photoshop CS4 and Inkscape

Describe your design workplace.

I have a computer desk with a large display in our family room. I’ve tried working on a laptop, but the tiny screen size just doesn’t work for me.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I like seeing an idea come to fruition and then seeing how scrappers use that kit to scrap their precious memories.

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

Noooo, don’t make me choose between my babies, LOL! They’re all special in some way. I guess I’ve been thinking a lot about camping lately wishing for summer, so my Go Camping and Go Hiking Collections have been on my mind lately.

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

Disney World with my family.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

Christmases at mygrandparents’ house.

Do you believe in ghosts?


Who is your celebrity crush?

Mark Harmon

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

Decaf Skinny Hazelnut Latte

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Pecan Pie Bars

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?


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

Nope, I’m fine with my name.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Black olives and banana peppers.

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

Don’t be so quick to judge people. Your first impression of them may not really be who they are at all.

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

Drink coffee.

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

Starbucks Latte or Frappucino

What did you want to be when you were small?

An architect, I used to design dream bedrooms when I was younger.

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

None of them, LOL! But if I had to pick one, I guess it would be to wash dishes.

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

Cleaning, for sure.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Pay off the house, buy a new car, pay for 2 college educations, share with family, and maybe splurge on a vacation of some kind, and save most of it for retirement.

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

Right now, it’s several inches of snow, in April!

Share your favorite recipe with us.

This one is so easy, and my teenage sons absolutely love it!

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Bake a 9×13 chocolate cake. Poke holes in it with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour over a can of sweetened condensed milk. After that has soaked in, pour over a jar of caramel sauce. Once that has soaked in,top with a small container of Cool Whip, then sprinkle with Heath Bar pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thanks Cathy! Make sure to check out her GS Store, Facebook Page, and Blog.

Also make sure you are grabbing the daily download from the blog everyday. Our featured designers have put together a cool kit for you.

Check back soon for the next part of our Featured Designer post featuring the girls from Dear Friends Designs.


GingerBread Girl Inspiration | DigitalMcScrapper

Today we are going to get some inspiration from one of the talented GingerBread Girls. Today we are going to check out DigitalMcScrapper (aka Stephanie)’s gallery. She has the cutest kids and I enjoy seeing her layouts. I think you guys will too. Here are some of my favorite from her gallery:






WOW! Right?! All those lovely layouts are linked to her gallery. Make sure you run over and give her some love. While you are there, you can look around to see what grabs your attention. I know you will find some inspiration. One of my favorite things about Stephanie’s layouts (besides those darling little ones) is that she really knows how to fill a page. I am such a one to two photo scrappers. I really enjoy and get inspiration from seeing someone scrap lots of photos and fills a page.

Stephanie not only knows how to take advantage of space on her layout, she has wonderful clusters. She does not shy away from the fun and patterned papers; and has great title work.

I hope you find some great inspiration for your next layout. I really have no doubt that you will. Take a look at Stephanie’s gallery. Bookmark it! You will always find inspiration from it and the other GingerBread girls.


Fantastic Fonts | Spring Inspired

spring time fonts


Here are you some fun and free spring inspired fonts for your digital scrapbooking layouts. Below are the links to these fonts. Have fun!

FREE Spring Inspired Fonts

Lazy Spring Day

Moody Weather

New Garden

Spring Fun Vibes

Delicate Little Flowers



Fresh Baked: April 08, 2016

Good morning! Welcome to Friday! In April! The time is flying by, and, hopefully, it’s bringing some nice weather and pretty flowers! The designers are having a blast, I think, gearing up for full-on spring and the coming of summer, as well! They have some gorgeous kits and perfect templates! It’s a great week, that’s for sure!

And starting now, we’re moving the gallery show-offs from the top of the newsletter to the bottom, so that the new amazing products are front and center!

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

Here are a few layouts I picked out of the gallery using our new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, called “Birds Are Singing”!

Created by scrappingirl. I love the photo strips! The clusters are beautiful as well.

Created by scrappingirl. I love the photo strips! The clusters are beautiful as well.

Created by crazsquaw. I love the use of the white space with the diagonal stripe top border.

Created by crazsquaw. I love the use of the white space with the diagonal stripe top border.

Created by JustTrace. I love the pic. Penguins are just adorable. I love the use of the monotone paper and the framing of the pic.

Created by JustTrace. I love the pic. Penguins are just adorable. I love the use of the monotone paper and the framing of the pic.


I know I’m going to make sure I do my 10 challenges for THIS, that’s for sure 😀

Sneak Peeks April 7, 2016

This week is soooooo jam packed with goodies! We have to get right to it!

From Key Lime Designs

From Pretty in Green

From Dagi

From Clever Monkey Graphics

From Tinci

From Little Rad Trio

From Amy Stoffel


From JoCee Designs


From CathyK

From JB Studio

From Dear Friends Designs

Stay tuned tomorrow to see all the great new releases!


Designer Sneak Peeks – April 8, 2016

It’s Wednesday and time for a few sneak peeks from our designers. Curious about what will be new in the store on Friday? Check these peeks out.

Don’t all of these just look a fabulous? Make sure to come back tomorrow and see some awesome layouts made by our GS Creative Team to show off the new releases.

From The Archives Vol. 1

We are going to start something new here on the blog. 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! 🙂

For the first edition of From the Archives, we are going to to back as far as we can. 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!!

This is one of my most favorite kits from Pretty in Green. As a mom of a boy and Aunt to 3 more, I have been in and witnessed my fair share of dart battles. It never fails that when I move my couch to clean there are darts behind/underneath it.


This is one jam packed kit from Inspired Designs! It is only $4 as well.


Look at all those pretty flowers in Blue Heart Scraps kit! I see so many scrapping ideas for this kit. Such lovely colors as well.


Gotta a fu-ever friend in your life? I’ve got one and this kit from Aprilisa Designs is a perfect addition to your scrap stash. Never can be without too many pup kits when you got them in your life!


I am such a fan of Colie’s Corner! She doesn’t have a new release every week; but when she does they are fantastic! I suggest if you don’t have some of her designs to go check out her store. There are some great ones in there; like this one!

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.