Sneak Peeks June 4th, 2015

Happy Thursday! The designers have some great new goodies for this week!

Clever Monkey Graphics has a bright new kit:

Dear Friends Designs has two template packs:

Magical Scraps Galore has a fun new kit:

Check out the new kit by Little Rad Trio:

Boomers Girl Designs has a new kit:

Blue Hearts Scraps has a new kit:

using new template from Dear Friends Designs

From Seatrout Scraps:

Connie Prince has a great new bundle:

 

Challenge Summary June 2nd, 2015

Happy June! It’s the start of summer and all the warm weather that comes with it! It’s also the start of new challenges and by completing 10 of them this month you will get this awesome collab:

Lets check out a few of the challenges for this month:

Check out the great brush Rachael has provided for the Brush Challenge:

JoyLynn from Blue Heart Scraps has asked for a layout created with these colors for the Color Challenge:

 

Did you collect last month’s daily download? If you did make sure you make a layout for the Daily Download Challenge:

Check out the font Leaving a Legacy Designs chose for the Font Challenge:

Just So Scrappy has provided this beautiful Mini Kit to use for the Mini Kit Challenge

MHK Scraps is hosting the Scraplift Challenge and has picked this layout:

These are just a sampling of the wonderful challenges for the month of June! I can’t wait to see what you create!

 

LET’S CELEBRATE | Summer!

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Happy Saturday everyone! Here in the South (US) it is heating up. We have seen near 90 degree (F) days already. Whew. I cannot imagine how hot it is going to be this summer. I find that during the summer, I take more photos & that we do more that finds its way on my layouts. Did you know there was a section in the shop just for all things summer? Ginger and the designers take the guess work out of it for you. I am going to make it even easier. Here are just a smidgen of what the ladies have for all things summer. Hold on to your cute summer hats (images are linked to the store)…


I am telling you, this is just a small look at what is Summer at GingerScraps. You don’t have to limit yourself to themed kits either. Get those summer photos out & let’s get scrapping. Here are some great examples, found in the gallery, that do just that! (as always, images are linked)

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Sneak Peeks May 28th, 2015

Happy Thursday! It’s the last weekend of  May! This year is flying by! Scrap some memories from the past 5 months with some of the new goodies coming out tomorrow!

Connie Prince has a fun grab bag:

Dear Friends Designs has some new template packs:

Aprilisa Designs has a new grab bag:

Seatrout Scraps has a new release:

Jb Studios has a new template pack:

Have a wonderful weekend creating memories!

 

Challenge Wrap Up May 26, 2015

Where has the month gone? Next week it will be June! This month’s challenges were filled with awesome Layouts and there is still time to add yours and grab this awesome collab!

Let’s check out some layouts from this months Challenges!

I love this layout from becky_a for the Brush Challenge! I love the colors and the cut outs of hearts! I also love how she colored the brush!

Mothers and Daughters

I love the use of all the purple for a layout about boys in this one for the Buffet Challenge by sladd79054.

My Boys

I had to showcase this LO by carla. She made a layout featuring my home town for the Color Challenge!

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Check out this great layout by tissie12 for the Daily Download Challenge. I love all the swirls!

Bug Catcher

Here is a great layout made for the Designer Spotlight Challenge by jang featuring lovely tulips!

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snojewel made this great page for the Desktop Challenge:

June Desktop

I love how BriannasScrapper used the font as her title for this layout for the Font Challenge:

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Take a look at this fabulous card made for the Hybrid Challenge by bkasko:

Mother's Day Card

jbdolfin was inspired by the quote from the Inspiration Challenge to make a page featuring her mom:

Pool Day

~*Kiana*~ used the prompts from Jb Studio’s Journaling Challenge to make this lovely page about her kids:

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mrWagnerAK used her answers from Katherine Estry’s Pop Quiz challenge to construct this layout:

Look Who's One

Look at this wonderful layout using the items from the Mini Kit Challenge made by gethane:

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Elizabeth took up the Mix it Up challenge and made this beachy layout:

Relax

emscraps showed off her week with this layout for the Project 365/52 Challenge

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boba80 used the recipe posted to construct this super layout:

Love You

aridra was inspired by the Scraplift Challenge for this great layout:

Canberra

Take a look at msbrad‘s awesome Siggy she made for the Signature Challenge:

May siggie

rdjrneace used the first template from the Template Challenge to make this great layout about Father’s Day:

David's 1st Father's Day

andastra flipped around the second template for the Template challenge:

Happiness

I love how craftytam used the word art in her layout:

Love

There’s still time to get your layouts done and posted for the month! I hope some of these layouts have inspired you to scrap your own versions!

 

Creative Style | Journaling

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Good morning everyone! Today we are going to talk about a creative style of scrapping. Well, it isn’t really a creative style. However, I’ve had conversations with scrappers about this. Some do it & some don’t. Some do a little & some do a lot. Today we are going to talk about journaling on your layouts.

Do you journal on yours?! I’ve been known to scrap with no photos & a lot of journaling. There are very few pages that do not have a bit of journaling (or more!) on them. For the most part, we are scrapping for the future. To look back on. I’ve been surprised, when looking back on pages that I’ve not put a date or journaling on, and really cannot remember at what time in my life that took place.

Journaling is important! It helps tell the story. It also can be cathartic. Just a jot down of what is going on, how you felt, what people said, or the date. These things can help you remember in the future, your family to recall those times, and evoke feelings you felt for the day/person/so on that you scrapped.

I’ve talked to scrappers in the past. A lot of us are on Creative Teams. We might not want our personal notes and feeling advertised with the products we are creating for. Even the layouts we are not making for creative teams, or if you are not on any, some people might not want those things broadcasted in the galleries.  Don’t let that hold you back from journaling! Pop those layouts up in the galleries and then go back and journal for your own eyes. Here are some great examples of journaling that I found in the gallery. (Images are linked to their gallery post. Go leave some love!)

There are SO many options to help you get to journaling in the store. Actually, you can journal with any kit, template, and so on. Since that is the case, I am going to show you what was used for the journal pages above. Look around the store yourself. What gets those words flowing for you?!

Be-you-tiful by Just Because Stuido

 

Wings Of Hope – Kit by Connie Prince

 

Going Places Bundle by Luv Ewe Designs, Blue Heart Scraps and Dear Friends Designs

 

This Is My Story by LJS Designs

 

One Little Word – 2014 by Cornelia Designs


If you need a place to get those creative juices flowing, there is a journal challenge in the forum. You can get started with journaling on your layout & take part in a fun challenge. Do you have some journal pages?! Make sure you upload them in the gallery & link us up! We love to see what you scrap with our products.

Happy Scrapping…and journaling!

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Sneak Peeks May 21, 2015

Where has this month gone?!?!?!? The rest of the month can slow down! I hope everyone will be enjoying their three day weekend in the US. It’s the unofficial kick off of summer! Our designers have lots of goodies for us to play with over the weekend as well!

Dagi’s Temp-tations has another installment in her Day by Day series:

LJS Designs has a sweet new kit:

using new template from Jb Studios

Dear Friends Designs has some new templates:

JB Studios also has a new template pack:

Magical Scraps Galore has an adorable kit:

using new template from Deer Friends Designs

using new template from Dear Friends Designs

using new template from Dagi’s Temp-tations

Connie Prince has a great big collection:

Seatrout Scraps has a new grab bag:

Have a fun time scrapping this weekend!

 

GingerBread Girl Inspiration | emscraps

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It is that time again scrappers. Time to take a bit of inspiration from one of our very own GingerBread Girls. GringerScraps has a very talented group of ladies scrapping for us. They take all those beautiful designs our designers give us and showcase them like a boss. Today we are going to take a look at one of those ladies. Emelyn. Otherwise known as emscraps.

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You can see her gallery HERE & see what inspires you!

The first thing I noticed when I was looking around her gallery were her photos. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun. So much doing, sight seeing, & smiles. I picked a few of my favorite out to bring you today. If you are looking for inspiration, head on over to her gallery and see what talks to you. (images are linked)

Great, right?! My favorite is the one just above. The fun cut out and the photo. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun in Em’s layouts. She takes her great photos and scraps them beautifully! What are your favorite layouts brought to you by Em?

Fresh Baked: May 15, 2015

Welcome to the middle of the month! This week, the designers have cooked up some delicious goodies, from templates to amazing kit collections, and even some great combo sales!

Speaking of sales, it’s also BAKE SALE time!

Before I show you the new goodies, I have to share these gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s monthly mix, “May Flowers”!


Created by MamaCake. I love how the photos are laid out and framed. A great way to put a lot of papers to use without looking busy!


Created by chai. I love the triangles. The cluster work is just as the word art says … Stunning!


Created by emscraps. The clusters are amazing! I love how the tag looks like it’s binder-clipped on!

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It’s Bake Sale Time

Can anyone believe it’s May 15th already? This year just seems to be flying.

Let’s see what our wonderful designers are offering in the Bake Sale this month. Remember, all of these are available for $1 each through May 20.

Just look at these goodies.

Make sure to keep an eye on the blog for the awesome new goodies being released this week in the Fresh Baked post.

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