Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hard to believe we’re almost halfway through August. Today we’re spotlighting the Desktop Challenge. Connie Prince has provided this awesome template to use:

 

Let’s see some of the fabulous layouts that have been posted so far:

Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you get this collab as a reward!!

Have a great evening!!

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Let’s Celebrate! Back to School!

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Happy Monday everyone! Did this Monday bring your school age kiddos going back to school? Are you going back to school? Are you a teacher who is getting ready for back to school? Well, it is that time of the year! My son starts back on Wednesday. I am having a bit of a hard time wrapping my mind around the summer being over and him being in the 2nd grade. sigh. That being said, you know as us scrappy mom’s we are going to have some adorable 1st day of school photos to scrap! Not to mention the school supply/clothes shopping, meeting the teachers, and more.

I am here today to make the back-to-school digital scrapbooking shopping a little easier for you!

Did you know that GingerScraps has a category just for those back to school digital scrabooking supplies? Well it does! It is one of the largest theme categories the store has. I went though that category for you and just picked out a few digital scrapbooking supplies to show you. It is exactly that…just a few of all the great items you can get in the store. All the images are linked to their store counterpart. Let’s get started!

School Rules by Clever Monkey Graphics

School Rules by Clever Monkey Graphics

 

 

Land of Learning by River Rose

Land of Learning by River Rose

 

 

Schooled Up Page Kit by Designs by Mandy King & A Saxon Creation

Schooled Up Page Kit by Designs by Mandy King & A Saxon Creation

 

 

Scientific Method by BoomersGirl Designs

Scientific Method by BoomersGirl Designs

 

 

Grades PreK - 5th Grade - 12x12 Temps (CU Ok) by Designs by Connie Prince

Grades PreK – 5th Grade – 12×12 Temps (CU Ok) by Designs by Connie Prince

 


This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are alphas, journal cards, templates, kits, and element packs! Don’t forget to get those back-to-school photos scrapped!

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*Lost At Sea* Week Three

Good morning scrappers! It is that time of week where we take a look at the past week’s Survivor layouts. We just finished week 3!

So what was Week 3’s challenge?

While you wait to see if your message in a bottle finds its way to a willing savior, you have continued to put on your pirate disguise each day. You are blending in quite well, and actually learning some very interesting things about these pirates.

One buccaneer told you that the pirate captain has a treasure hidden on his ship, it is said to be a huge booty of doubloons and rare gems! He wants to get a crew together to steal the treasure. This sounds like risky business to you, the last thing you need is to get wrapped up in some crime with a band of pirates! You wish the buccaneer luck and move along.

As you walk away you begin to think about your own life, and your treasures. If you were to make a treasure chest, what prized possessions would you stowaway?

Week 3 – {Booty} *The Challenge*
This layout is all about your own “booty”. If you were to put your most prized possessions in a treasure chest, what would they be?


Here are just a few of the amazing layouts you guys scrapped! (images are linked to the gallery)

Treasure Chest by seatrout

 

I Am Blessed by tweederbug

 

Week 3 Booty by msbrad

 

More Treasure In Books by meagan43

 

today by pagefrocks


 

What did I tell you? Great layouts right? All so different but all stand outs in their own way. Week 4’s challenge isn’t posted yet. make sure you keep an eye on out on the forum for it to be posted. When you get those layouts scrapped, upload them to week 4’s gallery. We will be back later in the week to shout out to some of the stand outs! Have fun!

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Fresh Baked: August 07, 2015

Happy Friday! How has the week been treating you? Did you fill up some delicious buffet goodies? Well, hopefully not too full because the designers did an amazing job getting some yummy goodies ready for this week! Some wonderful templates, gorgeous kits, and even some add-ons to make your layouts that much more spectacular!

Before I get to our awesome goodies, I want to show of a few layouts created using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Born Sisters, Forever Friends”!


Created by Dady. I love the use of white space with the photo blended and framed.


Created by MamaCake. The colors of the kit contrast so beautifully with the pictures.


Created by emscraps. I love the cluster, and the gradient used with the title.

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Sneak Peeks August 6th, 2015

Happy August! It’s almost the weekend and that means there will be awesome new goodies coming to the store tomorrow! Let’s see what’s coming!

From Pretty in Green:

Leaving a Legacy Designs:

Magical Scraps Galore:

Dear Friends Designs:

Little Rad Trio:

Seatrout Scraps

I hope you have a lot of fun this weekend!

Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea* – Week 3

How much fun is everyone having? It’s hard to believe it’s already week 3. Before we go further, head over to the Week 2 Gallery to see the awesome letters our ladies wrote.

So what are our scrappers turned pirates up to this week?

While you wait to see if your message in a bottle finds its way to a willing savior, you have continued to put on your pirate disguise each day. You are blending in quite well, and actually learning some very interesting things about these pirates.

One buccaneer told you that the pirate captain has a treasure hidden on his ship, it is said to be a huge booty of doubloons and rare gems! He wants to get a crew together to steal the treasure. This sounds like risky business to you, the last thing you need is to get wrapped up in some crime with a band of pirates! You wish the buccaneer luck and move along.

As you walk away you begin to think about your own life, and your treasures. If you were to make a treasure chest, what prized possessions would you stowaway?

Week 3 – {Booty} *The Challenge*
This layout is all about your own “booty”. If you were to put your most prized possessions in a treasure chest, what would they be?

The Layout Rules-

This layout is all about your own “booty”

  • The LO must have at least 2 of your most precious possessions.
  • The LO MUST have photos of the items you would put in your treasure chest.
  • There is no maximum numbers items or of photos allowed.
  • Be sure to journal on your page, so we can learn what your treasures are, and you can preserve them in a scrapbook page for years to come.
  • In the Tribal Council forum post, type out your journaling, so all players can read your journaling.
  • Templates ARE ALLOWED in this challenge.
  • You must use ALL 100% GingerScraps products when creating your Layout.
  • *Remember* Always credit the products you are using, when posting in the gallery. List the credits in the description box when uploading. When checking layouts, I need to be sure all products are from GS designers- so credits are crucial!!

Here are a few tips/ ideas for your layout composition-

  • You treasures do not have to be actual physical items, for example, if one is your religion, then find an item that will represent that, such as a bible.
  • Maybe your treasure is your child or pet, then find something that can represent that child or pet, something that you could take a photo of, like a drawing by your child, or your dogs favorite toy.

Make sure to check out the Week 3 Gallery and leave some love for our pirate ladies!!

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Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge

Today we’re spotlighting the 1st Template Challenge. This month it’s being hosted by the lovely Dagi of Dagi’s Temp-tations. She has uploaded this fun template for us to use.

Let’s see what some of our wonderful scrappers have come up with:

Aren’t these all just lovely?

Remember, ten challenges completed gets you this fabulous full kit:

Make sure to share your challenges on our FB Group Page as well. We love to see what our members are up to.

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It is that time of the week! Well, it will be while Survivor Lost At Sea is going!! We take a look back at some of the layouts from week 2. You guys, once again, have made my job really difficult. I am going to have to start choosing more-and-more layouts with the coming weeks!

Week 2- {Message in a Bottle} *The Challenge*
This layout is all about your “message in a bottle”. You need to write a letter to the person you think (or you wish) would come to your rescue. This person can be living or passed on, they can be a person you know, or someone that you wish would save you (like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).

 

I really enjoyed looking through the layouts & reading all the messages in the bottle. I am a huge fan of journaling pages. So, this was right up my alley!! Here are just a few of the stand out layouts from week two’s challenge. (all images are linked to the gallery. You know, so you can go leave the love!)

 

by Carla.

 

by TraceyMonette

 

by littleradtrio

 

by gethane

 

by alannabanana

 

Such great takes on the challenge, right?! You can go to the gallery to read the message in the bottle for all of them but Little Rad Trios. Her’s you can read pretty well off the layout. The rest have them typed out in the credits. They are worth the read!! Make sure you are getting your layouts up in the gallery before the deadline. By doing so, not only do you take the chance of going on to the next week, you get the chance to be showcased here!! Happy Scrapping!!

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August Featured Designers – Blue Heart Scraps and Wimpychompers Creations

Welcome to August. Is everyone ready for school to begin? I have one headed back to college for her last year and one sitting this college year out and getting a job instead. I’m sure everyone is ready for a routine again.

With a new month comes new Featured Designers. This month we are featuring Blue Heart Scraps and Wimpychompers Creations. I sent them our fun (and somewhat wacky) questions to answer. Let’s see what they gave us.

First up is JoyLynn of Blue Heart Scraps.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

That’s tough, because there are so many places that I’ve never had the opportunity to see. And, then there are some places (like Germany and France) that I’ve been that I’d love to take my children to see. But, today? I’d probably choose Australia. I’ve had a very, very dear friend there (that I met online!) for more than 10 years. I’d love to finally get the opportunity to meet her, and let her meet my boys!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Caution: Extreme Awesomeness In Use!

What is one thing you will never do again?

Have a child. I love the two I have, and though part of me would love a little girl…my two boys are more than enough!

What’s your favorite movie?

That changes almost as often as my underwear! We are HUGE movie fans in this house! So, can I be cheesy and choose the Minion Movie?

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

LOVE!!!

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

I think it’s a bit crazy to think we’re the only living things in the universe.

What was the last thing you ate?

Pizza – nom nom nom

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Neon Green

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Oh, I have so many, lol (thank you OCD!) The worst, though, may be when people spell my name with a lower case l. JoyLynn – my first and middle name squished together, so 2 capital letters! And even numbers! *shudder*

Pirates or Ninjas?

Argh!

Country or City?

I live in the city – but I’d love to be in the country with a huge garden and a few animals and no internet! 😉

Morning or Night?

Night

Indoors or Outdoors?

Outdoors

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Vanilla

Cats or Dogs?

Where’s the neither option? 😉 Cats are boring, and dogs scare me silly, lol!

Who did you look up to as a kid?

My dad. Hands down.

What is the one thing that makes you happy despite any mood?

My boys! One hug, one giggly laugh, one “Mommy, I sure do love you!” and I’m smiling. No matter what life’s throwing at me.

Do you have any tattoos? If yes what and where are they- If no do you want any and what would you get?

None, but I’ve always wanted one. I’d get an infinity symbol of the word enough on my wrist. A reminder than I am always enough.

Name one television character that you simply adore?

Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Bazinga!

Thanks JoyLynn. Make sure to check out her GingerScraps Store, Facebook page and Blog.

Next up, let’s see how Christina of Wimpychompers Creations answered the same questions.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Somewhere tropical and with clear blue water. Living in California I like the beach but the water is so polluted and dirty it’s kind of gross. Definitely wish it wasn’t that way.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Love this question! Um… mine would probably say “Mama Bear… don’t mess with the kids!”

What is one thing you will never do again?

Leave a pot of water boiling and forget about it. I’ve done this a couple of times and it never ended well (especially when sanitizing bottle nipples… that one was a mess!)

What’s your favorite movie?

I love the Night at the Museum series because I can watch it with the family.

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

I like them but hate sharp drops or flipping upside down so it’s an in between answer.

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

I think sometimes we are missing intelligent life on earth! lol. Honestly I haven’t thought too much about it, definitely none in our galaxy.

What was the last thing you ate?

Air popped popcorn… which I burned half of and had to throw out.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Golden Yellow

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People who let disabilities hold them back, or worse enable their disabled child to think they can’t do anything!

Pirates or Ninjas?

Pirates

Country or City?

Suburbs. lol. I have lived country style forever but think city sounds nice.

Morning or Night?

Night

Indoors or Outdoors?

Both!? Depends on the weather right?

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs

Who did you look up to as a kid?

My grandma I think.

What is the one thing that makes you happy despite any mood?

My son Alex (11), he always knows what to do to make me feel better and gives great hugs.

Do you have any tattoos? If yes what and where are they- If no do you want any and what would you get?

Nope, too scared of needles! If I did I would have flowers or some gorgeous script font and a bird flying.

Name one television character that you simply adore?

Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) on New Girl. She’s awesome!

Thanks Christina!! Check out her GingerScraps Store, Facebook page as well.

And remember, they have teamed up to bring you this month’s Daily Download and let me tell you, it’s HUGE!! Check out the sneak peek.

Thanks for hanging out and reading about these fabulous designers.

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Sneak Peeks July 30, 2015

Happy Thursday! Are you having fun playing Scrapping Survivor? We also will have new Buffet items on Saturday! I can’t believe it’s August already! We have some great goodies releasing tomorrow!

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

Dear Friends Designs has two new template packs:

 

JB Studios has a new collection:

LJS Designs has a new kit:

using new template from Dagi’s Temp-tations

using new template from Dear Friends Designs

Connie Prince has a new grab bag:

Seatrout Scraps has a new kit:

Have a great weekend!