Fresh Baked: December 12, 2014

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, 
Fa la la la la, la la la la. 
Tis the season to be jolly, 
Fa la la la la, la la la la. 
Don we now our gay apparel, 
Fa la la, la la la, la la la. 
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol, 
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

The holidays, they’re getting closer and closer. The designs, they’re reflecting the feeling of the season. The season of joy. The season of love. The season of family and togetherness. And of course, the season of giving and receiving. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Now to share some GORGEOUS layouts using the new Buffet and “Holiday Joy”, the December Monthly Mix!


Created by meagan43. I love the cluster work and the layers. It’s just beautiful! As is, of course, the beautiful kitty.


Created by msbrad. The lights. Oh I love the lights! I love how the pictures just seem to glitter and shine!


Created by scrappinbella.I love the cluster work. The shadows are so beautifully done. It’s almost like you can reach out and feel the different layers through the screen.

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Fresh Baked: December 05, 2014

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve got no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!!

There’s nothing like the chill in the air that reminds you that Christmas is around the corner! Snow falling. The sky is that color that you know it’s cold outside, no matter how bright the sun is! It’s an amazing time of year! It’s also an inspiring time of year! The designers have created some gorgeous kits that will work for your pictures, for sure!

Now to share some GORGEOUS layouts using the new Buffet and “Holiday Joy”, the December Monthly Mix!

 
Created by mhreen08. A very interesting recipe, and something I might have to check out. I love the layer use, and the elements look amazing, seemingly just splattered around.


Created by Deanna. I love the Elf on the Shelf layouts. This one is TOO cute, with some great clusters!


Created by Deanna. I love the big picture! Such a little cutie. The beautiful layers, and wonderful cluster!

Don’t forget the Bake Sale! Today is the last day!

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


http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-What-A-Man.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Early-Bird.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-Kit.html


Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-PreDeco-Papers.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-Word-Art.html
QuickPage Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-QuickPage-Album.html
Printable Greeting Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Packages-Printable-Greeting-Cards.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterly-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterly-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterly-PreDeco-Papers.html
Inked Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterly-Inked-Bits.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterly-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winterly-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-It-One.html


http://bit.ly/DecemberScraps


http://bit.ly/NewbornKing


Full kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Snow-Much-Fun-full-kit.html
Word art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Snow-Much-Fun-word-art.html
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Snow-Much-Fun-bundle.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winter-Wonderland.html
Paper Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Winter-Wonderland-Paper-Pack.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/We-Are-Family.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wild-Frontier.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Simplicity-Vol.-1.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Fields.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Fields-Alphas.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/I-Am-Thankful-For….html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Snow-Much-Fun-full-kit.html

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

Fresh Baked: December 01, 2014

Dashing through the snow! In a one horse open sleigh! Through the fields we go! Laughing all the way!

It’s December! The holidays are upon us! Christmas. Hanukah. Kwanzaa. Winter Solstice. It’s going to be a wonderful month full of holiday spirit, friends, family, and lots of chances to take pictures! That means you’re going to need to scrap those pictures, and WOW! The kits and templates are sure to please!

HAPPY CYBER MONDAY!!
Only 2 days left of the shop wide 50% off sale!

Cyber Monday DOORBUSTER!! Offer only available for TWO DAYS- December 1st & December 2nd
This AMAZING DEAL is something you will not want to miss!! This is the first time anything like this has been offered! This Monthly Mix {Season Pass} will allow you to pay one low price of $25.00 and you will receive a coupon for every Monthly Mix released from November 2014 – December 2015.
Over $90.00 scrapbooking products for only $25.00!!
Click HERE to see some of the beautiful Monthly Mix collabs from past months, just to get an idea of all that is to come in the 2015 year.


http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Monthly-Mix-Season-Pass.html

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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November Feature Designers – Kathryn Estry Designs and Blue Heart Scraps

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone (for those in the US anyway) and Happy Thursday to everyone else. I hope you have all had a blessed day.

November’s Feature Designers are Kathryn Estry Designs and Blue Heart Scraps. I had a chance to catch up with Kathryn and ask her a few questions. She gave me some fabulous answers and some great photos that I can’t wait to share with you.

What is your design process?

I design in collections ~ kits with lots of matching packs. This way a scrapper can easily make a whole book from the collection that all coordinates if they choose to. I start with a color palette and a theme and then decide on the style I think would work the best for that collection. I create elements and papers that will fit in nicely and give scrappers a lot of pieces that work well together.

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

I use PSE 5.0 for the most part only going into PS now and then. I have a lot of actions and filters, and I like to draw freehand on paper first and then copy my designs using my mouse and the tools in PSE.

Describe your design workplace.

I’ll show it to you. I designed this room when we moved from Houston to Fort Worth two years ago. I’ve always wanted a special place that was just mine and that I could decorate however I wanted. This room is me all over! One of my favorite kits, Studio Kathryn, was inspired by my home office.

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What is your favorite thing about designing?

I love creating, and that’s exactly what designing is. Watching a kit come together and finishing the previews is so fun! Then seeing your layouts with my designs is the icing on the cake!

What is your favorite or “go-to” color palette?

Happy colors. I’ve used the colors in my Studio Kathryn kit often because I like them so much ~ pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, and greens.

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

Lime water and gum. I have other favorites, but I’m trying to be good. :)

Do you have a job outside of designing? If so, what do you do (if you don’t mind sharing)?

My main job these days is being a Nana to my 5 sweet grandkids! I retired from teaching a couple of years ago, and I’m just loving the grandma scene!

Please share a photo of yourself, can be silly or serious but a photo that shows us who YOU are.

I chose this Christmas picture from last year because it includes my sweet husband, Robert, and my daughter, Brandi, and her family and it’s taken at our church. Baby Lucy wasn’t born yet, and I don’t have my son, Tommy, and his family in the photo, so I’m sneaking in a photo of his family, and one of Lucy, too. These photos together show you who I am. My family is everything to me!

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

I have so many favorites, but I especially love Autumn Dance. You’ll notice some of the same colors as in my home studio except they’re much bolder here. I love the big flowers, too. It’s definitely a happy kit!

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What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

The people! The community is so much fun, and the staff is always so friendly and helpful. I also love that the site is organized so well and that there’s so much going on.

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Funny question. We actually bought new cell phones yesterday, and I was playing with the ringtones last night for calls, texts, and my alarm clock. I ended up with Meadow Sunrise for my ringtone. It sort of sounds like a Scottish dance, loud enough, but it doesn’t make me jump out of my chair.

If you were deserted on an island (with all water/food provided), what three things would you want to have with you?

Things, not people… Hmmmm… My Bible, my computer, and a great big game book filled with all sorts of different games and puzzles. I hope my deserted island is close enough to a cell tower so I can Skype!

If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?

It would be my parents. They died almost 20 years ago now, and I miss them so. We were very close, and I’d love to have them meet Robert and see my kids all grown up with babies of their own. They adored both Tommy and Brandi, and the kids enjoyed visiting with them so much. Both of my parents and both of my kids left me in the dirt with their high level intellectual conversations. I was happy just to listen. If they were to come back for a day though, I’d talk non-stop, and my cheeks would hurt from smiling so much. This photo is on my studio wall above my computer. Recognize the frame? I’ve used it in several of my kits in different colors.

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What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

It would have to be Christian hymns and beautiful octavos I’ve learned in choir mixed with songs from my favorite musicals.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Man. This is showing my age! Again, Christian music ~ or something from Les Mis.

Any special message to our members?

Yes. Thank you! Thank you for your support of my design habit! Thank you for enjoying my designs ~ what a rush for me! Thank you for your online friendship!

Thanks so much to Kathryn for answering all my questions and providing us insight on her life. Make sure to check out her GS Store, her FB page and her blog.

 

Our other Feature Designer is JoyLynn from Blue Heart Scraps. Although I didn’t get a chance to check up with her, make sure to check out her store, FB Page and blog as well.

Love to you all!!!

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Fresh Baked: November 06, 2014

Happy November! Good morning! How has your week gone? Did you get a lot of goodies for DSD? I hope you left some space on your hard drive for this week’s Fresh Baked goodies!

Before I show you the new stuff, I have to show off a few of the gallery layouts using new Buffet and the Monthly Mix, “November Spice”.


Created by klgossia. I just love the side clusters and the white border around the picture. Helps make it pop.


Created by klgossia. Gorgeous clusters, and I love the choice of the textured paper.


Created by dorannmwin. I love the framing of the pictures! It gives them a slightly aged look, making them match so well with the kit!

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


http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Case-of-the-Mondays.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Familiar-Faces-by-Seatrout-Scraps.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Familiar-Places-by-Seatrout-Scraps.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/November-2014-Template-Bundle.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Traditions-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Traditions-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Traditions-PreDeco-Papers.html
Inked Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Traditions-Inked-Bits.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Traditions-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Traditions-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/-Heartfully-Yours-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/-Heartfully-Yours-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/-Heartfully-Yours-PreDeco-Papers.html
Mixed Media Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/-Heartfully-Yours-Mixed-Media-Paper-Pack.html
Inked Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/-Heartfully-Yours-Inked-Bits.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/-Heartfully-Yours-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Power.html


http://bit.ly/HarvestAngels


http://bit.ly/FromTheHeartKED


Hat Pins CU: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Hat-Pins-1-CU-KRE_HatPins1CU1-pr-18413.html
Balloons CU: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Fabric-Flowers-1-CU-KRE_FabFl1CU1-pr-18462.html
Spirit Jars CU: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Fabric-Flowers-1-CU-KRE_FabFl1CU1.html
Fabric Flowers 1 CU: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Fabric-Flowers-1-CU.html


Welcome Baby: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-yellow.html
Bonus Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Bonus-Papers.html
Solids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Solid-Papers.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Alpha.html


Welcome Baby Boy: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Boy.html
Bonus Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Bonus-Papers.html
Solids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Solid-Papers.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Alpha.html


Welcome Baby Girl: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Girl.html
Bonus Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Bonus-Papers.html
Solids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Solid-Papers.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Welcome-Baby-Alpha.html

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

Fresh Baked: November 01, 2014

Happy November! The month known for pumpkin pies, apple pies, pecan pies, all the pies! The fading of the leaves until the trees are bare, and the scents of pine and snow fill the air! Oh, and new buffet, monthly mix, and daily download goodies! The designers are keeping the forum hopping with DSD right now, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the month will bring!

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: October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! May the tricks be few and the treats be plentiful! Today is definitely full of some wonderful treats for you! Today is the kick-off of DSD! A big party is happening at Gingerscraps, and we invite all of you to it! Keep reading, and you’ll get all the information!

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 scrapjrlgcp. I love the cluster of leaves framing the stinking adorable picture.


Created by zenjen. I just love the faces. A great series of pictures, and I love the crossword paper background.


Created by MamaCake. I love all the paper layers, and cute little clusters.

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October Featured Designers

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Happy end of October. It’s hard to believe it’s almost November which leads to the beginning of the Holidays. And the beginning of November brings DSD. GingerScraps will be celebrating DSD from Friday, October 31 through Thursday November 6 (because you know our celebration is always too big for one day). More information will be coming soon. Watch the blog, forum and Facebook page for information.

Now, onto our Featured Designers for October. Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs and Lily from Pixelily Designs. Both designers have their stores at 30% off for the month.

I had a chance to catch up with Lily and ask her some questions.

What is your design process?

I am a sketchy person. I always ‘sketch’ my next products before I create them. That’s why I never leave my old, folded notebook wherever I go.

When I start to create a product, I will make the easiest one. In my case I will start from all the paper packs and the element pack is always the latest.

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

I used Adobe PS6 before I crashed it and now I am back to my old PS3 *sob*.
I have a wacom bamboo, but rarely use it and wish I could dump it for Intuos or something better.

Describe your design workplace.

It’s inside the kids’ playroom. I put a table with an HP Pavilion desktop at the corner.
The music is always on, a bottle of water is always there ( I am trying to be healthy and forget a cup of coffee but a cheating day might happen once or twice ).
The thing I hate is when I trip on the Lego blocks scattered around the room. It is painful !

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I love all the process, as long as I am not on a tight schedule. Yes, I am not a good organized person.

What is your favorite or “go-to” color palette?

I love soft colors with a touch of blue or green in it. I am a sucker for green.

My dinner plates are green, my bedsheet is green, my stuffs are mostly green and I don’t feel sorry about it

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

I must nibble something to keep my brain work. I used to have sweet things like chocolate or brownies but I am trying to be healthy these days so I change into cut fruits or nuts. Man, it’s hard to start something healthy.

Do you have job outside of designing? If so, what do you do (if you don’t mind sharing)?

Nope, I am a full SAHM for my 2 boys.

Please share a photo of yourself, can be silly or serious but a photo that shows us who YOU are.

I am not a photo person. I like taking photos but I don’t like being on the photo

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What is your *favorite* kit you’ve designed (that is currently in store) and why is it your favorite?
It’s the Happy Collection. I imagine it will be used to make layouts about happy feelings or happy moments.
I am happy to know it can have a happy effect !
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What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?
The very helpful staffs, the familiar environments, the great and kind people, oh the list can go on and on !
What is the current ringtone on your phone?
It’s a default ringtone, a typical old and boring phone sound. Maybe I will change it into one of Ariana Grande’s songs to look cool.
If you were deserted on an island (with all water/food provided), what three things would you want to have with you?
Books, a gadget with full internet connection and my softest pillow.
If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be and why?
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and I hope he’s not dead yet since I want to learn yoga from him.
What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Any of 80’s songs when you don’t have to include any vulgar words to make the songs ear-catchy.
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
John Legend’s All Of Me. I hear it like 10 times a day at my house these days.
Any special message to our members?

Be creative, it’s a fun way to spend your day.

Remember to check out Pixelily’s store, blog, and Facebook page.

Also, check out Luv Ewe Design’s store and Facebook page.

As a special feature, we asked our members to give us their favorite kit and a layout they have made from that kit. This month we have a layout from lynnw with her favorite kit from Pixelily – Shop Till You Drop.

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Hope you all have a great Halloween and get ready for a busy DSD weekend.

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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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