Fresh Baked: March 01, 2015

It’s the month of spring! This month is going to be full of luck, all things green, and lots of goodies! This month, we have TWO new designers joining the team, a new guest, and February’s guest staying with us permanently. How much LUCKIER could we get?

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: February 27, 2015

Happy Friday! Where is the time going? This is the FINAL Fresh Baked newsletter for February! This week, we have a new Welcome Wagon, a new DESIGNER joining the team, and some amazing designs! Such a great week!

Before I show you any goodies, I have the privilege to show off some wonderful layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Best Friend


Created by JillW. I love the layers and the use of white space.


Created by msbrad. I love the title work. It just flows so beautifully.


Created by scrappinbella. I have to giggle at the picture and just LOVE the title work, especially the string through the “best friends” part.

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Fresh Baked: February 20, 2015

Happy Friday! Where is the time going? It’s already almost March! Can you believe how fast time is flying by? The designers aren’t letting the flying time bother them, and are just creating kits and templates! So many pretties coming this week!

Before I show you any goodies, I have the privilege to show off some wonderful layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Best Friend


Created by meagan43. I love the simplicity, and the little flowers. Really draws attention to the pictures.


Created by Tinci. I love the flow. It’s just beautiful.


Created by klgossia. I love the ink spots and the beautiful cluster work.

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February Featured Designer – JB Studio

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Welcome to February. Hard to believe we are already through January. I wonder if it means this year will go by quickly? This month I had the chance to “chat” with the fabulous Dani of JB Studios. Here is her thoughts on my questions. Make sure to read all the way to the end for  some awesome layouts with her kits.

What is your design process?

I usually have ideas for kits from music – lyrics or rhythm… I am all about feelings and I let the feelings guide me. First thing I do is choose the name of the kit because it will lead my design process and as I am not the best at that, I always rely on my creative team to help me brainstorm. Then I build the color palette that will help me express the feelings I had, I always start from patterned papers, then elements, extras and alphas. Sometimes the process is inverted. I see a color palette that catches my eye and I let it guide the feelings. I like to take notes of moments and things I see when I’m not home because some things just may inspire kit ideas.

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

I use Photoshop CS3 (it’s old, I know. I will be soon switching to a newer version) and illustrator. Tools? Hmmm, I like using some actions and styles because they are time savers.

Describe your design workplace.

I am building my workspace through babysteps, but as we don’t have much space in the house, it is in our living room for now. I have a pretty spacious work table and some drawers, but to be honest I didn’t declutter or organized yet.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I’m blessed for being able to be creative and call it work. And also blessed for working at home so I can stay with my daughter and take care of the family and myself.

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

I like bright colors and I always add a bold one to contrast. Being honest, I love vintage colors, however I just can’t design anything vintage, I guess it’s because I’m an Aquarius. LOL

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

I feel guilty by answering this… a very cold glass of coke.

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

I’ve just quit the position of coordinator at a language school. I am now only teaching English on Saturdays, so I can have plenty of time to devote to my creative business.

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

I really like this photo. It’s not perfect, I have no make up, I’m wearing glasses, I have eye circles, but I think it expresses who I am – the colors and the smile. I see myself like this – soft, feminine and happy.

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

I have to mention 2 of them. One is On Cloud Nine because it was a turning point in my design style and the other is Gone Away because it was the way I could express my feelings in a sad moment when we lost a close friend in a very terrible way. I am pretty introvert sometimes and that was the way that I could put the bad feelings out of my chest.

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

Oh, everything! I wish i could be online in the community more often because I always have so much fun. And I love how sweet and supportive everybody is. I love being a GingerBread Lady.

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons (I just love the guys!)

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

I feel pretty uncomfortable answering this kind of questions because I hate to have to choose between things, I just can’t. I want everything. My decision making in this situation is stressful. I would start with my family, internet, my laptop, my books, my notebooks and all my scrapbooking supplies, my daughters’ dolls, playing cards, and I could go on forever… LOL

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

Mandela. I would try to learn everything I could from the guy. He was so spiritual.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Unconditionally by Katy Perry

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I love Karaoke and I sing lots of songs, but my favorite are Rolling in the Deep by Adele and I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse.

Any special message to our members?

I’d like to quote Mahatma Gandhi: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” Living with intention is having a fulfilled life. Everything is just perfect when you are in harmony.

What awesome answers to my questions. Thanks again to Dani for taking the time. Make sure to check out her GS store, her Facebook page, and her blog. Her birthday is this month and she’s giving away goodies all month.

I asked on our Facebook fan page and our group page for you to share your favorite kit and layouts with me and I received some great posts. It was so hard to choose, so… I’m just going to show them all.

The biggest response was using the Honeymoon Collection.

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Robinsismai

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lorigaud shared this layout made with Rock This Way:

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=166047&title=rock-on&cat=842

Sarah shared this layout using Everyday Photos:

And finally this one from missdamsel using Digital Besties:

Thanks for hanging on and reading this long!! Can’t wait to catch back up with you soon. Keep your eye out for some fun stuff coming to the blog. We have some exciting things in the works.

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Fresh Baked: February 06, 2015

Happy Friday! How was your week? Did you catch some good sales? The designers have been working hard on so many great kits and template series. There are a few that have me feeling a need to do some baking for delicious goodies, and a few that make me want to just enjoy some time with friends and family!

Before I show you any goodies, I have the privilege to show off some wonderful layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Best Friend


Created by msbrad. I love the large photos, especially with them hanging off the edge on two sides.

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Fresh Baked: February 01, 2015

The month of love has hit us, and the designers are SO ready, I think! Though,

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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January Featured Designer – Little Rad Trio

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Here I am sliding just in at the end of the month with featured designer Little Rad Trio. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m glad to see the end of January. Let’s catch up with Jennifer.

What is your design process?

I generally start with a theme in mind and search for the perfect color palette. From there, I generally start with elements move to papers and end with alpha. My process is not consistent as I’ll sometimes start with papers. It all varies on my mood.

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

I use photoshop CS6 exclusively. I do have illustrator but I haven’t taken the time to learn it yet. One of these days that will happen!

Describe your design workplace.

I’m not like the traditional designer. I don’t have a set work place. Most of my designing occurs on my laptop with some happening after hours on my IRL computer. Most of the time, I’m at my kitchen counter on the laptop though.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

My favorite thing is the unlimited ability to be creative. I can just let my mind wander.

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

I love bright bold colors!

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

A nice glass of pinot grigio.

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

Yes. I actually own a small business of 50+ employees in 3 locations (MN, ND & WI). I’m in the insurance industry and operate as a managing general agent which is a specialized niche in the industry. We work solely with independent agents and have binding authority on behalf of a number of insurance carriers. We deal strictly in commercial higher risk business with our niche being long haul truckers. With being the owner, it involves quite a bit of travel so that’s what’s so nice about having a laptop. Have laptop will travel!!

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

His Blocks! It was a spur of the moment kit but I just love how it turned out and love the bright bold colors!

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

All the friendly people and I just love Ginger and Missi!! They are such a sweethearts!!

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. It’s one of my favorite songs!

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

My family, internet and my laptop!!

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

My maternal grandmother. She passed away when I was in 3rd grade. Now that I’m an adult, I would love to know her as an adult.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Wow, I would have to think on that one. I has so many favorites that mean so much to me.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Sing at Karaoke night? Not gonna happen! EVER!!

Any special message to our members?

Love all that you do and cherish all your loved ones for life is just too short to do anything else.

Thanks to Jennifer for answering my questions. Make sure to check out her store, blog, and Facebook page.

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Fresh Baked: January 30, 2015

We’re at the last Fresh Baked for January 2015. Is it just me, or is the time really flying by?

The designers aren’t letting that stop them though! They’re working hard and putting out some amazing stuff! And keep an eye out, because in two days, a new buffet and all of that will be released, and TRUST ME! It’s going to be amazing!

Time to share some gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Let’s Party”!


Created by melissavt. I love the arrows leading to the fireworks.


Created by jbdolfin. I think the pictures are hilarious and it looks like it was a great night!


Created by scrappinbella. I love all the layers, and different shapes and angles. Also, now I’m hungry.

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

 
http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-When-Skies-Are-Gray.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Journal-Cards.html
Flairs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Flairs.html
Paint Smatters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-Memories-Paint-Smatters.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Clever-Monkey-Graphics/


Mega Stash: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Mega-Stash.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-PreDeco-Papers.html
Dates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Dates.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Journal-Cards.html
Stitched Pocket Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Stitched-Pocket-Templates.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Extra-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QuickPages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-QuickPages.html
WordArt Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-WordArt-Pack.html
Flair Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Flair-Pack.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Embossed-Papers.html
Cluster Pack:http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Cluster-Pack.html
Facebook Timeline Covers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Facebook-Timeline-Covers.html


Art Journal Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Art-Journal-Bundle.html
Mixed Media Element: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Mixed-Media-Elements.html
Doodled Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Doodled-Elements.html
Messy Paper Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Messy-Paper-Pack.html
Inked Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Project-2015-February-Inked-Bits.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Center-Of-Attention-by-Cornelia-Designs.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Emotions.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Day-By-Day-1.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Collection-Bundle-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-s-Creations.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-s-Creations.html
Wordarts Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Wordart-Clusters-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Add-on Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Add-On-Bits-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Embossed-Papers-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Honeymoon-Journal-Cards-by-JB-Studio-and-Meagan-Creations.html


http://bit.ly/FebScrapsKED


http://bit.ly/MasqueradeKED


http://bit.ly/FeelingCozyKED


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Word-Paths-You-and-Me.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Skip-A-Beat.html


Bundle : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Bundle-Pack.html
Kit : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Pixelily.html
Element :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Element-Pack.html
Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Paper-Pack.html
Journal Card :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Journal-Card-Pack.html
Kraft Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Kraft-Paper-Pack.html
Torn Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-Song-Torn-Paper-Pack.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/State-of-Mind-New-England.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/sts_traindays.html


Templates – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Templates.html
Alpha – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Alpha.html
Photo Masks – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-photo.html
Colorwash Papers –http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-cwp.html
Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-Kit.html
Bundle – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Magic-of-Midnight-bun.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/February-Grab-Bag-Nothing-But-Love.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Retiring-Goodies/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Rad-Trio/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Blue-Heart-Scraps/


http://bit.ly/1zduiB2


http://goo.gl/i9wRv9

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 😀

fresh Baked: January 23, 2015

I’m not ready for January to end but it looks like it’s going to soon! Wow.

The designers are getting ready, I think, for the month of love, but they’re also pulling out some great templates and kits for this week! I spy a few that I just might have to pick up myself!

Time to share some gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Let’s Party”!


Created by trina513. Goats! It’s goats! How cute are they? I have to giggle at the matching goat elements.

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Fresh Baked: January 16, 2015

Halfway through January already! Seriously, time! Slow down!

The designers are having a lot of fun designing, I think. There’s a nice variety of templates and kits available this week! I spy a few that I might just have to get!

Time to share some gorgeous layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “Let’s Party”!


Created by trina513. I love the title work, and the small clusters.

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