GingerBread Girl Inspiration: craftytam


Have you checked out our team page? If you haven’t, you should! I’ve been known to go there tiem-to-time when my mojo has gone on vacation. You can find links to store, galleries, and more there. Today though, we are going to focus on one of the GingerBread Girls. That is what the creative team members here at GS are called.

Today’s GingerBread Girl that we are going to check out is craftytam.

Tammy (if you didn’t catch that by her forum name) is someone I want to scrap like when I grow up! I love well done cluster work and she takes the cake! You want to see what I am talking about, right? Let us take a look a just a few of Tammy’s great layouts!

Are they not lovely?! Of course one of the main things that stand out from her layouts is the great cluster work. Wonderful shadowing and knowing just where to tuck elements in to make it appealing to the eye, isn’t always easily done. Tammy makes them look just that, easy!

What else is noticeable about her layouts is that she doesn’t shy away from bold colors and fun patterns. Sometimes people are scared from a stand out and shout at you patterned paper. Tammy knows how to take those kinds of papers and make them work for her. And of course, great photos!!

That is all we have for you today. We hope you find some inspiration by taking a look at the Tammy’s layouts. It is always an honor to have someone scrap lift you! If you got inspiration from this and scrap-lifted a layout, make sure to link us up! Run over to the gallery, load that lovely layout up, and come back here. One thing we like to do around here is leave layout lovin’!


Sneak Peeks July 9, 2015

Happy Thursday! How was the holiday weekend? Did you get lots of pictures to scrap? There are some awesome kits coming out tomorrow to help you scrap them!

Leaving A Legacy designs has a smashing new kit:

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


Blue Heart Scraps has a great new collection:

Little Rad Trio has a sunny new collection:

Magical Scraps Galore has a new kit:

LJS Designs has another magical collection for us:


Dear Friends Designs has two new template packs:

Kelsey Inspired Studios has a new kit:


Connie Prince has a new template bundle and new collection:

JB Studio has a new template pack:

Seatrout Scraps has a new kit:

Have a wonderful weekend filled with making memories!

Challenge Spotlight – Color Challenge

This week I thought I would focus on the the Color Challenge hosted by Magical Scraps Galore. Since it’s July, she challenged us to use lots of red, white, and blue and there have been some great layouts posted so far. Some patriotic (for the US 4th of July), some summery, and some just using the colors. Let’s see a sampling of what’s been posted:







and BriannasScrapper

Remember when you do 10 challenges, you get this awesome collab kit:

Happy Scrapping!!





4th of July & Canada Day


Good Monday morning! For those in the states, did you have have a good Independence Day? Canadians, did you have a good Canada Day?! I hope you did and I hope you took lots of photos. I am here today to help take the chore of looking for kits for said photos. We are going to take a look at some of the great digital scrapbooking supplies in the store to scrap those 4th of July and Canada Day photos!

Just like the holiday’s before, we have an entire section dedicated to patriotic digital scrapbooking supplies. If you already have the ones I am about to showcase in your stash or just want something else, make sure to check there. Here are just a few items to get your patriotic layouts scrapped. (all images linked).





Some great designs, right? We would love to see what you are scrapping with our patriotic designs. Make sure you upload your layouts to the gallery. There is a challenge that goes perfectly with these patriotic goodies. There are a lot more patriotic items in July’s Buffet. You can take those July Buffet layouts & take part in the Buffett challenge in the forum! There is also a color challenge this month that would work well with your patriotic layouts! So, get those holiday photos scrapped & links us up!


July Featured Designers

Welcome to July. We have TWO fabulous designers featured this month, Leaving a Legacy Designs and Ponytails Designs. They were both gracious enough to answer some fun questions for us this month, so let’s just jump right in. First we’ll chat with Kimberly of Leaving a Legacy Designs.

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

Greece or Italy because I haven’t been there yet and would love to see the history and experience the culture.

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

Sleeps a lot and speaks her mind…can be kept happy with chocolate and scrapbooking.

What is one thing you will never do again?

I am pretty happy with my life, mistakes and all. I feel like each fall has taught me something new and I don’t think I would change it.

What’s your favorite movie?

Hmm..I am not sure I have just one. Love a good movie…Hunger Games, 50 First Dates and Sweet Home Alabama are in my top 10.

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

Strongly dislike.

What was the last thing you ate?

Cookie Dough Milkshake from Steak and Shake.

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


What’s your biggest pet peeves?

Lights being left on and cabinet left open in the kitchen.

Pirates or Ninjas?


Country or City?

City..I am city girl with a little country in me.

Morning or Night?


Indoors or Outdoors?


Chocolate or Vanilla?


Cats or Dogs?


Who did you look up to as a kid?

Barbara Bush (her reading initiative)

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


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


Name one television character that you simply adore?

Bones/Dr. Brennan

Thanks so much Kimberly (and now I’m wanting some Steak ‘n Shake). Make sure to check out her GS Store, Facebook Page, Blog, and Pinterest.

Now, let’s talk to Natasha of Ponytails Designs.

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

Europe, especially Great Britain and France. I’ve studied a lot European history and would just love to see some of these places I’ve read about.

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

Warning: do not approach in the morning until coffee is in hand.

What is one thing you will never do again?

Drink tequila… I think that speaks for itself. lol

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sound of Music

Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

Love them!

Do you believe there is intelligent life in outer space?

Yes, there probably is. I think it’s rather egocentric to believe that we’re the only intelligent life in that great wide universe.

What was the last thing you ate?

Toast with home-made strawberry jam.

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

Red… fire engine red.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?


Pirates or Ninjas?


Country or City?

Definitely country

Morning or Night?


Indoors or Outdoors?

Outdoors… even better if that includes sunshine and a beach.

Chocolate or Vanilla?


Cats or Dogs?

Dogs for sure. Not a cat person, although I have nothing against them per se. I like them well enough when they’re living in the barn.

Who did you look up to as a kid?

I had a couple of really great teachers that I admired in high school. One was my English teacher and the other my English Lit teacher. They both taught me so much and were really great people.

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

Sunshine, and hearing my little one’s laugh. It’s completely infectious.

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

Ugh… yes I do! I have a ying-yang symbol on my upper left shoulder/back area, a butterfly on my left hip, and a Celtic design toe ring on my right second toe. I got them all for a reason but now that I’m not exactly in my 20’s anymore, I kind of wish I didn’t have them. The toe ring I see all the time of course, but the other two I can’t see unless I’m looking in the mirror. I’ll catch a glimpse of one in a photo every so often and it always surprises me. I king of forget they’re there.

Name one television character that you simply adore?

Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. He’s hilarious!

Thanks Natasha!! Jump over and check our her GS Store, Facebook Page, Blog, and Pinterest.

Also, both designers have added a coupon to various days of the Daily Download. The sneak peek looks absolutely fabulous.

Don’t forget, with 10 completed challenges, you get this fabulous collab free!

And one more thing before I go. It’s almost time for Scrapping Survivor. Where do you think we are headed this year? Click on the image below and add your guess.


Have a great rest of the weekend.


Sneak Peeks July 2nd, 2015

Happy Thursday and 4th of July Weekend! I bet you thought since the Buffet was released yesterday, there wouldn’t be that many new goodies today but the Designers did not disappoint!

LJS Designs has a new kit:

There’s a new Gingerbread Ladies Collab:

using new Dear Friends Designs template

Clever Monkey Graphics has a great new bundle:

using new Dear Friends Designs template

using new template from Kelsey Inspired Designs

Dear Friends Designs has three new releases this week:

Connie Prince has a new grab bag:

Kelsey Inspired Designs has a new kit and template pack:

Key Lime Designs has a new kit:

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Challenge Wrap Up June 30th, 2015

Where did this month go??? We are halfway through the year! Did you get all your challenges done this month? There’s still time! Don’t miss out on the great collab! There will be a brand new one tomorrow and brand new challenges! But lets take a look at some awesome layouts from this past month’s challenges!

Look at this great Layout BriannasScrapper made for the brush challenge:

I love how CindyB  blended the photo in her layout for the Buffet Challenge:

I love the photo and the wavy border MeleahG used in her layout for the Color Challenge:

I love the clustering Tsubasa used in her layout for the Daily Download Challenge.

I love how TammyM mixed kits from both CathyK and Katherine Estry for her layout in the Designer Spotlight Challenge:

I love the desktop Pachimac made for the Desktop challenge.

robinsismai made this awesome layout for the Font Challenge. I love the photo treatment!

I love the card redplaid3 made for the Hybrid Challenge!

Happy Father

I love this layout tammyshere made for  the Inspiration Challenge. I love how she interpreted the challenge!

Inspiration Challenge ~ Jun 15

Here is an amazing layout made for the Journaling Challenge by khakisack

Conner's Bucket List

Bkasko used her answers from the Pop Quiz Challenge to create this great layout:

The clustering is fabulous in this layout made by carla for the Mini Kit Challenge.

The Mix it Up challenge was to scrap summer and pauline nailed it with this layout:

Destin 2005

emscraps made this great layout for the P52/365 Challenge:

craftytam made this awesome layout using the recipe challenge ingredients:

I love the layout gethane made for the Scraplift Challenge!

2015-06 scraplift - Artesa

I love siggy dodiegonzales made for the Signature Challenge:

June Siggy

Check out wonderful layout Sheri Catherine made for the first Template Challenge:

Daddy's Little Darling

Janytime made this layout using the second template from the Template Challenge:

The Wanderer

barbaraj used the word art perfectly in her layout for the Word Art Challenge:

Thanks Dad

Each of these awesome layouts are linked so please go and leave some love!



Disney Fonts

Good morning scrappers. Team member La’Shawn here to talk about fonts. I think it comes with the scrappy territory…font addiction. I don’t think I’ve met a scrapper who didn’t have more fonts than they could ever use. That being said, if you are anything like me, you never stop to think about adding another font to your collection. Remember when we talked about Disney pages the other day?! Well, here are 7 Disney fonts for you pages!



My favorite is Monster’s Inc. one! I love the little eyes looking out at you. Now, I bet you want to know where you can get these (and more!)…right?! Below is where you can get each font. I hope you like them. If you make a page with them, come back and link us up in the comments!



Captain Hook

Lilo and Stitch

The Lion King

Mickey Mouse

Monsters Inc

Snow White

Sneak Peeks June 25, 2015

Happy Thursday! It’s hard to believe June will be wrapped up next Tuesday! There are so many great new goodies to play with this weekend!

Blue Heart Scraps has a new collection

Dagi’s Temp-tations has a new template set

Dear Friends Designs has two new template sets

Leaving a Legacy Designs has a new kit

using Dagi’s new template

JB Studios has a new kit:

Connie Prince has a huge collection

using Dagi’s new template

Seatrout Scraps has a new grab bag

Have a wonderful weekend filled with making memories and scrapping!

Challenge Spotlight – Kathryn’s Pop Quiz

Happy (hot) Tuesday. I hope everyone has had a great June so far. Today’s challenge spotlight is on Kathryn Estry’s Pop Quiz? Have you been participating in this one or a little scared to see what it’s about? Each month Kathryn will give you a set of questions to answer. Based on your answers, she will give you instructions on what to do with your layout. For example, June’s questions:

Instructions: Answer each question with one and only one answer. Copy and paste these questions in this thread, adding your answer under each question. Shortly after you’ve posted (or as soon as I’m back at my computer), you’ll receive a Private Message from me. You’ll then be able to make your layout based on the information I send to you. Remember, each question must have exactly one answer, give your most honest responses, and don’t skip any questions.

June: Pool Party!
Answer the questions as if you were really hosting a pool party.

1. Will you wear a 1-piece suit or a 2-piece suit?
2. You’re decorating with flowers. What one color are you using the most?
3. Will your guests be primarily family or mostly friends?
4. Choose one: hamburgers or steaks?
5. Will there be more or less than 6 children at the party?
6. Choose one: water volleyball or squirt guns?
7. Choose one: go off of the high dive or float in the shallow water?

Sounds fun, right? Here are some of the submissions for far.

Don’t forget, when you complete 10 challenges, you get the following kit as a reward:

Head on over and join in Kathyrn’s Pop Quiz Pool Party!!