Fresh Baked: October 17, 2014

Good morning! The weather was all fall-like, and now getting some warmer temps in the afternoons. Completely fall, but makes choosing what to wear wicked hard. The designers aren’t letting the weather get them down! They’re in the autumn and Halloween spirit. Templates to make scrapping those pictures even easier, and kits to make those pictures just pop off the page!

Before I show you the new goodies, I have to show you some amazing layouts using the new Buffet and the Monthly Mix, “As the Leaves Turn”.

 
Created by emscraps. I love the clusters. They’re so wonderfully done.


Created by lorigaud. I love the paper squares mixed with the picture that’s cut.


Created by ScrapinMama. I love the layers. The picture is so cool, too!

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Fresh Baked: October 10, 2014

Good morning! The weather is getting rainier, prepping itself for the winter snow. It’s nice, but it’s so gloomy. Completely fits the season. The designers aren’t letting the weather get them down! They’re in the autumn and Halloween spirit. Templates to make scrapping those pictures even easier, and kits to make those pictures just pop off the page!

Before I show you the new goodies, I have to show you some amazing layouts using the new Buffet and the Monthly Mix, “As the Leaves Turn”.


Created by sladd79054. The picture is absolutely gorgeous, and I just love the clusters!


Created by jbdolfin. The title just says it all. The cluster is wonderful.


Created by klgossia. LOVE the splatter and the use of so many elements. It’s amazingly done.

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September Spotlight Designer

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Happy Fall everyone. It’s been a busy month here at GingerScraps with our 6th Birthday Celebration. Hopefully you got all the goodies from the Facebook Hop and took advantage of the great sales. The weather is finally cooling off in my corner of the states (North Carolina) and I’m looking forward to some gorgeous leaf colors soon.

This month, our feature designers are Clever Monkey Graphics and Wimpychompers. I got a chance to ask Tracey of Clever Monkey Graphics some of our get-to-know-you questions.

What is your design process?

Choose theme, choose colors which often involves lots of play, looks for inspiration, start designing.

What do you use to create your designs (program, addition tools, etc.)?

Most of my work is done in Photoshop 4.0. Occasionally I open my Illustrator. I also have a Wacom Cintiq monitor that I can play on for direct to monitor doodling.

Describe your design workplace.

Usually it’s my big comfy brown leather chair with my feet up and a laptop where it belongs – on my lap. TV is often on with a cheesey movie playing that doesn’t matter if I look at it or not.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

Color, pattern

What is the last book you read?

Dinosaur Lake Book 2

Tea or coffee?

Both but I switched to decaf a year ago.

Do you craft outside of the digital world?

I’ve pretty much given that all up as I hate making the messes and my tastes have changed about what I want decorating my wall or house. Also having my daughter a little older now we’re not doing kid krafts.

How do you feed your sweet tooth (photo if you got it)?

I really shouldn’t feed it! But I do love Canadian chocolate and also crystallized ginger. Dark chocolate covered almonds give me a great sneaky caffeine boost since I stopped drinking caffeine.

What is your *favorite* kit you’ve designed (that is currently in store) and why is it your favorite?

I really don’t know – I always go back to thinking I love the Under the Boardwalk pair of kits. I really enjoyed using my Tropical Aloha and At the Zoo kits recently too. Can’t really say why I love some more than others. I just click with some more than others.

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What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

I find it to be a great and friendly community of people.

What is the most used App on your phone?

I’m old school – I still don’t have a smart phone.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Bad sci fi!

How long have you been designing?

Eight years.

Salty or sweet?

One followed by the other!

If you could travel to any TIME in the past, present or future where would you go and why?

I’d like to go back a few years to have some great sit down conversations with my Nana who has since passed on.

Thanks Tracey!! Make sure you check out her Facebook page, her Blog, and her store at GingerScraps.

Keep an eye out for some new questions and check the Gingerscraps Facebook page for ways that you can be involved.

But for now, tell us in the comments, what is your favorite Clever Monkey Graphics or Wimpychomper kit?

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Fresh Baked: September 26, 2014

Whoo! Did you have a blast with the birthday party? We hope you got plenty of goodies, but not too much. The designers have created some wonderful kits, and there’s definitely a little something for everyone!

Before we get to the goodies, you know that I have to show off a few layout using this month’s buffet and the newest monthly mix, Nostalgic Summer.


Created by CindyB. I love the use of the hashtag for the title. I love the little flowers in the corners.


Created by becky_a. I love the layers, and the clusters are beautiful.


Created by Elizabeth. I love the tiled title!

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Fresh Baked: September 19, 2014

Oh. My. Goodness! Today is going to be a CRAZY newsletter day! It’s Gingerscraps’ birthday, we have a new designer joining the team, and SO MANY goodies are being released!

Before we get to the goodies, you know that I have to show off a few layout using this month’s buffet and the newest monthly mix, Nostalgic Summer.


Created by sladd79054. I love the clusters!


Created by zenjen. I love the corner cluster and the framing of the pictures.


Created by jencrook. The clusters are amazing, and I completely agree with the title!

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Fresh Baked: September 12, 2014

Good morning! How’s the week been treating you? We hope that it’s been a good week, and that you have lots of pictures that need scrapping! The designers have some great templates and kits coming out this week that you’re definitely going to want to use!

Before we get to the goodies, you know that I have to show off a few layout using this month’s buffet and the newest monthly mix, Nostalgic Summer.


Created by Deanna. I love the journaling, and the cluster work is wonderful.


Created by MiracleMummy. I love how the pictures are just tucked in.


Created by zenjen. I love the use of white space with the distressed background paper.

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Fresh Baked: September 01, 2014

WOWZERS! Good morning and welcome to September! Today you get a double batch! New buffet, monthly mix, and daily download, and two new designers! One is a guest for September and another is a permanent designer!

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: August 15, 2014

Good morning! Can you believe we’re already HALFWAY through August? Crazy! The designers seem to have gone a little design happy, as well, because there are some GREAT goodies! Including a NEW DESIGNER! The GS family is growing again!

Before I get to the goodies, I have to share a few of the awesome layouts I spotted in the gallery, using this month’s Buffet and Monthly Mix, “It’s All Relative”.


Created by chigirl. I adore the white space! I love the paper layers, as well!

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Fresh Baked: August 08, 2014

Good morning! Did you capture a good sale through the bake sale or the GingerBread Girl’s sale? We sure hope you did! This week, we have a new designer joining the team. We’re so excited. The designers have also been working up a storm on some great kits!

Before I get to the goodies, I have to share a few of the awesome layouts I spotted in the gallery, using this month’s Buffet and Monthly Mix, “It’s All Relative”.


Created by weaselwatchr. I, at first, didn’t even notice the ferret. When I did, seeing the cat licking it’s lips with a ferret next to it made me chuckle. I love the use of the tape to hold the picture and the cluster work is beautiful.

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Fresh Baked: August 01, 2014

WOWZERS! Good morning and welcome to August! Today you get a double batch! New buffet, monthly mix, and daily download, and normal Fresh Baked goodies! The designers are getting back into the swing of things after the store closure, and are working hard on getting even more amazing designs out there, just for you!

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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