November Feature Designer – Laurie’s Scraps and Designs

Welcome to November. This month our feature designer is one of our newer designers, Laurie’s Scraps and Designs. I asked her some questions so that you can get to know her a bit better.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

My sister told me about it so I downloaded some freebies and loved it!

What made you decide to design?

I have always been creative. So Designing was just another creative outlet for me.

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

PS CS4, Illustrator CS5.

Describe your design workplace.

Desk in the playroom so I can be with my kids too.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I love the color palettes. I love to see how it comes to life with a color palette!

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

It is a tie between Fall Harvest and Fright Night. I love the watercolor elements.

What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?

Design, and eat chocolate

Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?

I used to live overseas as a child in Malaysia. So we would travel a bunch while we lived over there. So traveling on that side of the world was amazing!

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

Playing Hide and go seek in the dark with my family.

Do you believe in ghosts?

No, not really.

Who is your celebrity crush?

I don’t really have one, but if I had to choose, it would be Thor.

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

I rarely go there because it is far from my house, but I usually get a smoothie of some sort.

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Chocolate with Chocolate Chips.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

14? I think?

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Optimist for sure!

Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?

No. My Mom used to tease my Dad after I became an adult, that I was named after his old girlfriend. Good thing my Mom was an independent woman, because I know she must have liked the name too, or I would be named something else.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Sausage.

If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?

Be nice to everyone, and don’t gossip behind people’s back. It just makes you look bad!

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

Check my emails and Facebook.

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

Ice Cream. I lost about 50 pounds a couple years ago, and I try to not eat it, but I have to sometimes.

What did you want to be when you were small?

Teacher, Lawyer, or a Doctor.

Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

VACUUM! I love it, It is immediate satisfaction. I should go vacuum now!

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

Cleaning for sure! When I get designing, I sometimes never have the desire to stop and go clean!

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Buy a new house! And pay Bills!

What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?

The neighbors…. like the whole street! It is good when I am looking for my kids to come home from school.

Share your favorite recipe with us.

ohhhh, I have so many. But since it is getting cold outside. I will share my favorite soup recipe. You can leave out the cream and sour cream to make it more healthy. ENJOY!

Ingredients

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion and garlic powder in
oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilies
and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for
30 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and whipping cream. Yield: 7
servings.

Thanks so much Laurie. Make sure to check out her GS store, her FB page, her FB group, and her blog. Also, be sure you are collecting each of the Daily Downloads from our blog to get this fun kit she is giving to us this month.

Fresh Baked: November 04, 2016

Happy Friday! The weather is finally cooling and fall is really in the air! The designers feel the chill and also seem to notice that the end of the year is almost upon us! This week, there are some great templates and kits to make calendars, which make wonderful gifts for the holidays! There are also some great kits and templates for all the moments in your life!

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

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Designer Sneak Peeks – November 4, 2016

It’s Wednesday and time for a some sneak peeks. I have a handful to wet your appetite for this weeks new releases.

I think it’s time to go shopping. 🙂

 

Fresh Baked: November 01, 2016

Good morning Gingerscrappers! Can you believe it? It’s November already! There are only two months left in 2016! Don’t let that worry you, though! There are some great things coming to Gingerscraps this month! Enjoy and have a great day!

It is the First of the month, and that means the revel of our new Buffet!!

*NEW Buffet Bundles* Take a look at our all new Buffet Bundles! Each buffet for 2016 will have a sub category for our Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bunches of Buffet goodies to your cart, and an amazing value too!

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The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

The designers definitely each made the palette their own and came up with some gorgeous designs, each unique but working so well with the other designers’ creations

The CT did such a great job showing how well all of the kits blend. They all did wonderful work!

This is just a few of the layouts. Keep an eye out in future newsletters to see more. Maybe even one of yours, if you make sure you put it into the Buffet section of the gallery!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Must-Love-Books.html

This month’s Monthly Mix is called “Brave”! It is a gorgeous kit created by Blue Heart Scraps, JB Studio, Pixelily Designs, and Wimpychompers. Don’t be afraid to be you!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Monthly-Mix-Brave.html

It’s time for a new daily download, and this one is awesome.

But before I show you this month’s, here’s the full preview of last month’s:

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Morning-Sunshine.html

New reasons to take pictures of your delicious breakfasts!

And here’s this month’s:

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The colors peaking out just look GORGEOUS!

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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I know I’m going to make sure I do my 10 challenges for THIS, that’s for sure

Designer Sneak Peeks – October 28, 2016

It’s Wednesday again and we are at the end of October. Goodness this year is flying by. I have a few sneak peeks for you and then a little Halloween surprise.

And now for that little Halloween surprise. Ginger always has something up her sleeve.

{COMING SOON!} GingerScraps Trick Or Treat Spooktacular {COMING SOON!}
Visit the GingerScraps forum on Friday, October 28th for all the details!!

Have a great end of the week!!

Fresh Baked: October 21, 2016

Happy Friday! We’re already two-thirds through October. The designers are getting into the Halloween spirit and the fall season this week! Lots of templates for scrapping those memories and kits to fit the themes as well!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great collab! It coordinates with our MEGA Collab, which if you missed it, is available in the store now!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Oh-Snap-Cards-Templates.html

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Designer Sneak Peeks – October 21, 2016

Happy Wednesday!! Hope you are all having a great week. Let’s jump right into our sneak peeks this week.

Don’t these all look lovely? Make sure to check out the store for these goodies.

Fresh Baked: October 14, 2016

Fall is officially, unmistakably here! It’s chilly outside! Time to grab your favorite hot beverage and enjoy some amazing new products available today! The designers are all ready for Halloween and keeping warm, and now you can be as well!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great collab! It coordinates with our MEGA Collab, which if you missed it, is available in the store now!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Oh-Snap-Cards-Templates.html

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Designer Sneak Peeks – October 14, 2016

Happy Wednesday my fellow scrappers.  Fall has definitely come to the Carolinas and it’s wonderful. The temperatures are lower (makes great sleeping) and the leaves are starting to turn. Probably my favorite time of year.

Let’s jump right in and see what we have releasing this week.

Some very cute kits coming out. Make sure to shop for these tomorrow and Friday and then watch for the Bake Sale lovelies starting on Saturday.

Designer Sneak Peeks – October 7, 2016

I don’t know about you, but it feels like fall is in full force in my corner of the US. Thoughts to everyone in the path of Hurricane Matthew this week.

Let’s see what our designers have coming out this week!

Make sure to stop by the store to see everything releasing!!