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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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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