Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea* – Week 2

It’s Week 2 in Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea* and things are getting fun. Make sure to check out the Gallery to see some of the great and creative layouts from last week. So many ways to make yourself a pirate.

Week 1 Gallery

Let’s see what our Survivor contestants are up to this week:

Wow, you are pretty impressed with yourself and your friends! You pulled it off! You were able to act like one of the pirates and wander around the cruise ship undetected!

You secretly tell other women to spread the word, and soon you begin to see ladies you know from GingerScraps, walking around and acting like pirates! Hopefully the real pirates won’t catch on!!
You decide that it is time to come up with a plan to get rescued from this situation.

Of course there is no way for you to call or text for help, you’re in the middle of the sea! How about the call for help, from the old days…. A message in a bottle!! You tell all your fellow GS friends the plan and you all begin to craft your messages, to be thrown in the sea and hopefully end up in the hands of someone willing and able to help.

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).

The Layout Rules-

  • This layout is all about your “message in a bottle”
  • The LO must have your message to who you would like to “save” you, use journaling to write your message.
  • The LO MUST have at least one photo of the person you are writing to.
  • There is no maximum numbers of photos allowed.
  • 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.
  • **IMPORTANT** During the week 1 challenge I was lenient about the 100% GS products rule. I did state that I would allow 1 unique element. HOWEVER, this did cause some confusion, so moving forward- we must stick to the rules of 100% GS Products! Fonts do not count, you are allowed to use any fonts you prefer. But ALL other products on your layout must be from GS designers. Thank you for understanding, keeping the rules clear is important and helps everything run smooth.
  • *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-

  • Use this opportunity to write a love letter to someone you love, tell them why you love them and admire them.
  • Be silly and create a total fantasy layout or your dream rescue aka… My earlier example of being rescued by The Rock ūüėČ yea, I kinda love him lol
  • Write an actual letter then scan it in and use that on your layout.
  • Have fun finding fonts that look like your handwriting (or what you wish your handwriting looked like).
  • Take a look at the Official Scrapping Survivor Season 6 *Lost At Sea* collab! It is an awesome collab and packed full of goodies perfect for your Survivor challenges.

Check out the Gallery for the Week 2 Challenges and leave some love.

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July Challenge Wrap Up

Have you got your challenges done yet for July? You still have a few days to get them in.

I was searching through the threads trying to decide which to showcase and I just couldn’t decide. So instead, I’m going to post the links to the different challenges and encourage you to go look. Maybe you’ll find a challenge you’ve never done before that looks interesting.

Brush Challenge

Buffet Challenge

Color Challenge

Daily Download Challenge

Designer Spotlight Challenge

Desktop Challenge

Font Challenge

Hybrid Challenge

Inspiration Challenge

JB Studio Monthly Journaling Challenge

Mini Kit Challenge

Mix It Up Challenge

Project 365/52 Challenge

Recipe Challenge

Scraplift Challenge

Signature Challenge

Template Challenge

Word Art Challenge

Remember with 10 completed Challenges, you get this fabulous collab.

Leave a comment and let us know if you have stepped out of your comfort zone and tried a new challenge.

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Scrapping Survivor’s Week 1 Layouts

Good afternoon srappers! If you were not aware, Scrapping Survivor is in full swing right now! If you haven’t gotten your week 1 layout done, you have until tomorrow to do so! Make sure you get those in. Week one’s challenge is to, scrap yourself and or your family and friends in your best pirate disguise. ( Click HERE for the full rules). We were scouring the gallery and you guys are blowing this challenge away!! Here are layouts for week 1 to get your creative juices flowing.

 

 

 

 

 

Those are just a taste of what you guys have been scrapping & rocking so far this competition. I will be back week-to-week to show off some of these great layouts. Make sure you are getting them in the gallery by the deadline & I will see you next week with some new layouts for week2!

Sneak Peeks July 23, 2015

Happy Thursday! Scrapping Survivor is in its first week! Have you made your layout yet???? I am slacking in the hopes I can get my hubby to participate, but I will definitely have it done in time! If you have your awesome layout done, then check out all the great goodies you can scrap with this weekend!

Dear Friends Designs has two new template packs:

Magical Scraps Galore has a great kit to take you around the world:

Little Rad Trio’s kit is based off a great summer dessert:

JB Studio’s new kit helps you scrap those summer birthday pictures:

Blue Heart Scraps new kit will help bring out your inner pirate:

LJS Designs new kit celebrates a summer food staple:

Connie Prince has two collections for us this week:

Pretty in Green’s new kit celebrates dare devils:

Seatrout Scraps has a new kit:

Have a great weekend!

Scrapping Survivor *Lost at Sea*

It’s Week One of the new season of Scrapping Survivor. During the sign up period there were many questions asking what it was about and what a scrapper had to do. So, this year, on Wednesdays, we’re going to be posting the week’s challenge so even those not participating can see the backstory and put this on their to-do list for next season. Our own sweet Ginger puts so much time into setting this up and she really makes you think. So, on to the first challenge.

The day has come!! You have been counting down the days for so long, you can not believe it is finally here! The first ever GingerScraps Cruise! As you stand in line to board the ship, your trusty laptop under your arm, you get a rush of excitement. You see one of your best digi-friends coming your way, and make a bee-line for her. After you both squeal like teenage girls, you get back into line with your bunk mate for the next few weeks.
Once on the ship and settled into your room, you look at the itinerary for the week. The ship will set sail in just a few hours, followed by the meet and greet. The weeks events look like so much fun, there will be something to do 24 hours of the day, crafting, hybrid, games, contests, and of course non-stop scrapping!
As you freshen up to get ready for the meet and greet, you hear the voice of the ship captain over the intercom. He goes over a few safety regulations, and you feel the boat start to slowly pull away from the harbor. You are off, the digi-scrapping cruise has begun!….

The meet and greet is wonderful, you get to see many of the ladies you have grown so close to over the last few years. You have shared your life with them through the craft you all love, you have seen their children grow up, you have laughed with them in the forums, and chatted with them in the chat room, and now you get to hug them and see them face to face! You are so filled with excitement that you feel like you will never be able to sleep tonight. But once in your cozy pajamas and tucked into your sleeping quarters, you are rocked to sleep by the motion of the this giant floating vessel…..

Awakened from your dream, you hear shouting in the hallway! You rub your eyes and jump up to see what is going on. You pull your door open and stop one of the ladies in the hall, she tells you that there was a large boat that came up alongside of the cruise ship and some women saw men that looked like pirates board the ship! You chuckle, surely this is some sort of game. But then the sounds from the intercom are filling the ship, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a serious situation, go into your rooms, lock your doors, and DO NOT COME OUT!”
You turn and look at your roommate, and then look to the other women in the hallway, panic spreads quickly! You shout that anyone who needs a place to hide, is welcome to come into your room. A few ladies rush to your room, and once the hall is clear, you slam your door and lock it.

How could this really be happening!?

Many hours pass….. you are all starting to get hungry and feeling stir crazy in your small room. You have a brilliant idea! You gather the ladies in your room and tell them your plan. “Lets all dress like pirates! We can try to pretend we are one of them, and see what is going on out there.”
They hesitate but agree that it sounds like a solid plan. You rummage through all the luggage you and your roommate brought and dress the part, makeup, jewelry, and hairdos to match. You all practice speaking in pirate, and when you feel like you are ready…. you crack your door open and walk out into the hall….

Week 1- {Shiver Me Timbers} *The Challenge*

It’s time to show off your pirate disguise. Scrap yourself and or your family and friends in your best pirate disguise.

The Layout Rules-

  • The LO must have a least ONE photo of YOU as a pirate.
  • You can also have photos of family, friends, pets etc… but everyone (even the animals) in the photo MUST look like a pirate.
  • There is no maximum numbers of photos allowed.
  • You can create your disguise using photoshop techniques OR actually dress up like pirates and take photos.
  • It must have the words “shiver me timbers” on your layout. It can be in your journaling, as a word art, as the LO “title” etc. It must be visible.
  • In the Tribal Council forum post, type out your journaling, so all players can read your journaling (if you have any).
  • 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-

  • Make a day of this! Dress up your family like pirates and take photos! This will be a fun memory for years to come.
    Take a selfie (a photo of yourself) dressed as a pirate.
  • Show off your photoshop skills and turn yourself into Jack Sparrow.
  • Take a look at the Official Scrapping Survivor Season 6 *Lost At Sea* collab! It is an awesome collab and packed full of goodies perfect for your Survivor challenges.

Make sure to check out the layouts posted in the Gallery for this challenge and leave some comments for our contestants.

As a reminder, sign ups are over for this season, but we wanted to share the fun for you to see what it is all about.

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Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Hey y’all. Time for this week’s Challenge Spotlight. This week we’re focusing on the Buffet Challenge. I don’t know about you, but I simply love this month’s buffet colors. Let’s see what our fabulous members have shared with us this month.

So many awesome layouts. It was hard to choose which ones to share. Make sure to check out the forum and see all the great layouts.

And make sure to check the blog tomorrow to see what our Survivor contestants are up to.

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Last Day for Sign Ups!

Hello scrappers!! Tomorrow is the last day for 2015 Scrapping Survivor. Lost at Sea.

What is Scrapping Survivor?¬† It is weekly challenges, starting July 21st and a whole lot of fun. Make sure you run over to the forum and sign up. Sign ups deadline is July 19 (Sunday). Scrapping Survivor is a scrapping competition, this is the 6th season. Each season we ‚Äútravel‚ÄĚ to a far off destination. Season One we were lost in Paradise, Season Two we went to the Jungle, Season Three we got stuck in Grandma‚Äôs Attic, Season Four we were stuck in Oz, Season Five we were at the Digi-County Fair, and this year‚Ķ‚Ķ
We are going to be *Lost At Sea*!

Throughout the weeks, there will be Immunity Challenges. These Immunity Challenges are usually very fast paced! If you are lucky enough to win an Immunity Challenge, you are safe from that weeks vote out.
Every Weekly Challenge and Immunity Challenge has specific rules. ALWAYS READ THE RULES!! It is an awful shame when a player must be eliminated because they did not read the rules carefully enough.

What will I win?
During our Survivor adventure you will compete to win a grand prize.
This years grand prize will be:

  • A huge collection of coupons from our GS Designers.
  • A Season Pass for one year, every item in the GingerBread Ladies shop collabs category will be yours for free.
  • A $50 Cash Prize! Sent directly to your Paypal account.
  • A spot just for you on the GingerScraps Site Creative Team! (optional, you are not required to accept this prize)

This years second place prize will be:

  • A huge collection of coupons from our GS Designers.
  • A Season Pass for one year, every item in the GingerBread Ladies shop collabs category will be yours for free.
  • A $20 Cash Prize! Sent directly to your Paypal account.
  • A spot just for you on the GingerScraps Site Creative Team! (optional, you are not required to accept this prize)

This years third place prize will be:

  • A huge collection of coupons from our GS Designers.
  • A Season Pass for one year, every item in the GingerBread Ladies shop collabs category will be yours for free.

For all the players that are staff players-
{Staff players include Site CT and Designers} {Sugar Cookies and Ad Team will be playing with the regular forum members}
The winner of our staff players will receive:

  • $30 Cash Prize! Sent directly to your Paypal account.

 

 


Pretty awesome right?! I competed last year & it is how GingerScraps became my scrappy home. It is challenging, but a lot of fun! Not something you are going to want to miss out on. Make sure you get signed up before the tomorrow deadline passes!! You will not regret it.  If you have any further questions or just want to chit chat about the fun challenges to come, check out the forum HERE!

We will see you at sea!

Sneak Peeks July 16, 2015

 

Blue Heart Scraps has a new kit:

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

Leaving A Legacy Designs has a new template pack:

Dear Friends Designs has two new template packs:

 

LJS Designs has a new collection:

JB Studios has a new template pack:

Clever Monkey Graphics has a new collection:

Seatrout Scraps has a new grab bag:

July Bake Sale

It’s July 15th and we all know what that means. It’s Bake Sale time at Gingerscraps. Let’s see what great items our designers are offering in the Bake Sale this month.

There are some great goodies in here. Looks like shopping time.

Don’t forget, sign ups for Scrapping Survivor are going on through the 19th.

 

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Challenge Spotlight – Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone. Today’s spotlight is on the Recipe Challenge hosted this month by Sandy of Key Lime Digi Design.

This is the “recipe” she handed out:

1 piece of ephemera, (milk cap, playing card, seed packet, postcard, map, etc)
2 ribbons, lace, string or other trim
3 papers of any type
3 flowers (or stars)
2 buttons
1 something wooden

And the following is some of what have been submitted. I love this challenge and how it shows so many ways people can go with the same instructions.

These are just awesome. Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you will get this full collab:

And one more thing before I go…it’s time for SCRAPPING SURVIVOR. Have you signed up yet? You know you want to. Sign ups are open through July 19.

 

Have a great week!!

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