Sneak Peek’s June 9, 2016

Happy Thursday! This week has flown by soooo fast! There’s so many great things releasing tomorrow! I  hope you have a free weekend to scrap!

Tinci has a grab bag:

Magical Scraps Galore has a new kit:

JoCee has a new template pack:

Keley Designs has a couple new bundles:

JB Studios has a couple new kits:

JBS Templates has a couple packs:

Little Rad Trio has a template pack:

Neverland Scraps has several goodies:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Designer Sneak Peeks – June 10, 2016

It’s time for a few Wednesday Sneak Peeks. Let’s see some of the new goodies.

Make sure to head to the GS Store on Friday for these and more!!

Let’s Get Crafty – Combining DigiScrap and Crochet

Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m here today with a new twist on our blog posts. How many of you have another craft you do? Beading, vinyl, quilting, crochet, knitting? If you do have another hobby, do you ever use your projects in your digiscrap layouts?

I LOVE to dabble in so many things. My husband just rolls his eyes and shakes his head when I jump into another craft because when I jump, I go all the way in. But I seem to have stuck with crocheting the longest. When I started digi-scrapping, I was finding I didn’t have a lot of recent pictures to scrap. My kids absolutely hate having their pictures taken, so those are few and far between. I have a bunch of older photos (both digi and printed that I can scan) but I wanted something more recent, so I started using pictures of crochet projects.

I love to find a pattern that I want to try and then do the project – mostly afghans. Problem there is, we only have so much room and only need so many afghans. So I started doing them to just give away. Below are some of the layouts I’ve done with my projects.

I can definitely see how my scrapping style has changed in the last few years.

Now it’s your turn! Do YOU have a hobby you have used as the focus of a layout. Post the link in the comments. I would LOVE to see what you’ve done.

Enjoy your week!!

 

Summer Bucket List

Today we are going to talk Summer Bucket Lists. That is exactly like it sounds. A list of fun stuff to do before the summer ends. Did you know you could scrap those lists?! You can! I am going to show you some great inspiration from Pinterest to get those Summer Bucket Lists started. Even if you don’t scrap it, it will be fun to do! (images linked to their pin.)

 

 

 

Here are a few examples of some Summer Bucket Lists that have the digital scrapbooking twist to them.

 

 

 

I am totally going to make one of these this year! Now, you can use any digital scrapbooking supplies you want to make these. (Or none at all!). I personally would use a great summer kit. Since we are going to look at those summer items later in the week, I am not going to show them to you today. You can always find those here.

I am going to show you two great kits that I found in the store that are geared towards Summer Bucket Lists. How cool is that? Everything you need in a kit! Images are linked.

 

Fresh Baked: June 03, 2016

Just like that, it’s June! We’re nearly to the technical start of summer. Already, pools are opening, schools are letting out, and summer break is creating so many opportunities for pictures that need to be scrapped! The designers aren’t caving to the pressure! They’re cranking out gorgeous kits and templates. There is something for everyone!

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

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Sneak Peeks June 2nd, 2016

Happy Thursday! It’s a brand new month with some brand new challenges! Hopefully some of the awesome goodies our designers have for us this weekend can help us out with the challenges!

Dagi has a new template set:

Keley has two new kits:

Clever Monkey Graphics has a new collection:

Amy Stoffel has a new kit:

Dear Friends Designs has a new template set:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Fresh Baked: June 01, 2016

It’s June! The month of summer, fathers, and plenty of ice cream. The designers are ready for summer, and it’s obvious in the products that they’re working on. It’s very clear in this month’s buffet pieces! So many new goodies! Have a great week and we’ll see you again on Friday!

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)!

*NEW Buffet Bundles* Take a look at our all new Buffet Bundles! Each buffet for 2016 will have a sub category for our Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bunches of Buffet goodies to your cart, and an amazing value too!

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The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

The designers definitely each made the palette their own and came up with some gorgeous designs, each unique but working so well with the other designers’ creations

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June Buffet Sneak Peeks

I’ve got a treat for you today! I have some sneak peeks for tomorrow’s buffet releases. Can I just say I LOVE the buffet colors this month?

Let’s see what some of our designers have releasing in their stores tomorrow.

Happy shopping tomorrow.

Let’s Celebrate – Memorial Day

What is Memorial DayMemorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. It isn’t always an easy subject to talk or scrap about. If I have learned anything though over the years of scrapping, it is that not only the fun and happy moments need to be scrapped.

With that in mind, I am going to show you some great items from our store that will help you scrap those memorial pages for your loved ones. We don’t have a Memorial Day section in the store per se. We do have a military section though. In case you don’t see what you need below. Get ready though. I am about to overload your sense again! (images are linked to their counterpart int he store.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all who serve!

Focus On – Templates

Good morning everyone! We had some people mention that they liked the previous/first “Focus On” blog post. So I am going to make a monthly thing! Today we are going to focus on something that is dear to my scrappy heart. Templates!

When I first started scrapping I didn’t know what a template was or how to use it. Now, at least every other page I scrap is scrapped with a template. I love how it allows me to scrap a way I might not would have scrapped on my own, how it saves on time, and how it really makes my composition better!

You can use templates for these reasons and more. You can follow templates exactly as given or you can take the template and let it be a running start for you. I love to take a template it and flip it on it’s head. Seriously! You can do that. I also like to take an entire template and shrink or enlarge it. There really is no ends on how you can use a template.

With that in mind, I am going to highlight some great templates from our store. As usual, there is a section dedicated just to them! You style might be different that what I showcase today (although I try to vary from what just catches my eye). There is hardly a week that goes by that there isn’t some templates in the Fresh Baked goodies.

Get ready. I am about to overload your senses with template goodness! All images are linked to their counterpart in the store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whew! What a slew of amazing templates, right? I had a hard time narrowing them down, as you can well see. Now, this is just a small glimpse into what the store has to offer in regards to templates.

We have designers that pretty much only design templates. We have designers that put out templates nearly every week. Designers who put out templates with nearly every collection; and designers who put out monthly grab bags of templates. If you want templates, we have them!

Not sure templates are your thing? Want to try one or two without buying them first? Make sure you check out our by-weekly template challenge in the forum.

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