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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Robinsismai

weaselwatchr

lorigaud shared this layout made with Rock This Way:

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=166047&title=rock-on&cat=842

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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Challenge Spotlight February 10th 2015

Happy Tuesday! We are only a few days from Valentine’s day so this challenge spotlight is featuring the Mix it Up Challenge hosted by Rachel of Seatrout Scraps. She challenges us to make a page with the theme “5 Things I Love About You.” She provided this gorgeous example:

There have been some awesome pages submitted! Check them out!

Things I Love about You

10 Things I Love About You

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5 Things I Love About You

By completing this challenge and 9 others you will receive this awesome collab!

Just remember to record your layouts in the challenge thread! You don’t want to miss out on this collab, there will be a new one next month!

Fresh Baked: February 06, 2015

Happy Friday! How was your week? Did you catch some good sales? The designers have been working hard on so many great kits and template series. There are a few that have me feeling a need to do some baking for delicious goodies, and a few that make me want to just enjoy some time with friends and family!

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 msbrad. I love the large photos, especially with them hanging off the edge on two sides.

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Fresh Baked: February 01, 2015

The month of love has hit us, and the designers are SO ready, I think! Though,

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: January 30, 2015

We’re at the last Fresh Baked for January 2015. Is it just me, or is the time really flying by?

The designers aren’t letting that stop them though! They’re working hard and putting out some amazing stuff! And keep an eye out, because in two days, a new buffet and all of that will be released, and TRUST ME! It’s going to be amazing!

Time to share some gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Let’s Party”!


Created by melissavt. I love the arrows leading to the fireworks.


Created by jbdolfin. I think the pictures are hilarious and it looks like it was a great night!


Created by scrappinbella. I love all the layers, and different shapes and angles. Also, now I’m hungry.

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

 
http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-When-Skies-Are-Gray.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Journal-Cards.html
Flairs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Flairs.html
Paint Smatters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Paint-Smatters.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


Mega Stash: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Mega-Stash.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-PreDeco-Papers.html
Dates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Dates.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Journal-Cards.html
Stitched Pocket Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Stitched-Pocket-Templates.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QuickPages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-QuickPages.html
WordArt Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-WordArt-Pack.html
Flair Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Flair-Pack.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Embossed-Papers.html
Cluster Pack:http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Cluster-Pack.html
Facebook Timeline Covers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Facebook-Timeline-Covers.html


Art Journal Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Art-Journal-Bundle.html
Mixed Media Element: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Mixed-Media-Elements.html
Doodled Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Doodled-Elements.html
Messy Paper Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Messy-Paper-Pack.html
Inked Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Inked-Bits.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Center-Of-Attention-by-Cornelia-Designs.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Emotions.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Day-By-Day-1.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Collection-Bundle-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-s-Creations.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-s-Creations.html
Wordarts Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Wordart-Clusters-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Add-on Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Add-On-Bits-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Embossed-Papers-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Journal-Cards-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html


http://bit.ly/FebScrapsKED


http://bit.ly/MasqueradeKED


http://bit.ly/FeelingCozyKED


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Word-Paths-You-and-Me.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Skip-A-Beat.html


Bundle : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Bundle-Pack.html
Kit : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Pixelily.html
Element :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Element-Pack.html
Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Paper-Pack.html
Journal Card :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Journal-Card-Pack.html
Kraft Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Kraft-Paper-Pack.html
Torn Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Torn-Paper-Pack.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/State-of-Mind-New-England.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/sts_traindays.html


Templates – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Templates.html
Alpha – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Alpha.html
Photo Masks – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-photo.html
Colorwash Papers -http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-cwp.html
Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Kit.html
Bundle – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-bun.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/February-Grab-Bag-Nothing-But-Love.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Retiring-Goodies/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Rad-Trio/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Blue-Heart-Scraps/


http://bit.ly/1zduiB2


http://goo.gl/i9wRv9

Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab! Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges. Visit the GS Forum for all the details.

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

Challenge Spotlight January 27th

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone in the Northeast is staying warm! You have a few more days to get 10 challenges done! There will be a new challenge reward in February! Today’s spotlight is the Inspiration Challenge hosted by Tracey from Clever Monkey Graphics! She has challenged you to make a layout incorporating wood. She provided this picture as inspiration:

Look at some of the great pages so far:

At_the_lake2

At the Lake

2015-01 inspiration 2010 Disneyland

Florida

Each layout is linked to the gallery so please leave these wonderful layouts some love! Don’t forget to post your completed layout to the forum and record it in the Tracking Thread!