Designer Sneak Peeks – August 26, 2016

Well, here we are at the end of August and I’m seeing a few back to school items in our sneak peeks along with some other fun kits. What do you think?

Remember to head over to the store on Friday to pick up your favorites!!

August Featured Designer – Designs by Connie Prince

Wow – August is flying by and I’m running way behind on this blog post. August’s featured designer is the amazing Connie Prince. I finally slowed each of us down long enough to get some questions to her. Let’s see what she had to share with us.

What made you decide to design?

When I started designing there weren’t that many digital scrapbook stores or designers. I wanted to be able to create things to use in my own scrapbooks and it just took off from there.

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

I design in Photoshop & Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace

I have an office / craft studio where I do my design work.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I enjoy the artistic freedom that it gives me. It’s a fun job!

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

I love my #2016 August collection, the colors make me happy!

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

I usually go to Zumba. It’s my happy place

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

Our family went on a cruise a few years ago to the western Caribbean. It came after a particularly trying time in our lives and we really reconnected on that trip.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

I love curling up beside my mom each evening to watch television or read a book. It was our special time.

Do you believe in ghosts?

No way!

Who is your celebrity crush?

Justin Timberlake

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

I never go to Starbucks.

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Chocolate chip

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Eternally optimistic!

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


What is your favorite pizza topping?


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

Don’t take it too seriously – have as much fun as you can for as long as you can!

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

Straight to make coffee!

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

I love getting my nails and toes done!

What did you want to be when you were small?

A mom. That’s really all that I ever wanted to be!

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

Mow the lawn!

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


What would you do if you won the lottery?

Travel, travel, and travel some more!

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

This little old man who power walks every single day for like 2 hours (even on the hottest and coldest days of the year), he’s phenomenal!

Share your favorite recipe with us.

Creamy Italian Chicken is the big favorite here lately:

Thanks Connie!!

Make sure to check out her GS Store, her Blog, her Facebook page and her Facebook Group.

See you all soon with another interview!

From the Archives Vol. 5

From the title you can probably guess that we are going to go back in the archives. What archives? Well, we are going to show you some digital scrapbooking supplies that are in the store that are at least a year old. Some of us may be new to digital scrapbooking or new to GingerScraps. Some people don’t check the store every week. Basically, things can and do get lost in the weekly shuffle of the store. With that in mind, we are going to go back and look at some great products. Our hope is that you find some great things you might have been looking for; or find something that you didn’t know you needed but totally do now that you see it! 🙂

Here are some of the oldest kits in the store. All images are linked so you can check them out in the store. They might be oldies, but I promise they are goodies!!

Apples for Teacher by Trixie Scraps | It’s that time of year again… the time of year when the joyous chorus of mothers everywhere can be heard as they send their kids trudging back into their schoolrooms. The sound of teachers trying to learn the names of all their new students. The sound of new friendships being formed. It’s back to school time and you can scrap all your best Back To School photos with this new collection from Trixie Scraps! Great for everything from first day photos, to teacher appreciation, student accomplishments, PTA meetings and so much more. This updated, non-traditional take on a traditional scrapbook kit theme will help you create stunning pages this school year! This full kit contains ten richly patterned 12×12 papers and six textured solids


School Days by Pretty in Green | From the first day to the first few years, your little one will be learning so much and bringing home so many wonderful heart felt hand made crafts. Scrap these memories because they’re over before you know it! School Days the Kit has 20 Papers 38 Elements


Class Act Collab by LuvEwe and Blue Heart Scraps | Sharpen your pencils and take your seats, class is back in session! Let Class Act be your go to kit for all your school related scrapping. Kit comes with 32 papers (12 plain and 20 patterned), 1 alpha


Be Inspired by Pixelily | This pack is part of GS August Buffet from Pixelily Designs : Be Inspired. Find 50 unique elements, 10 patterned papers and 5 solid papers inside this pack.


Boy oh Boy by Aprilisa Designs | This is one of my favorite kits of all times and from Aprilisa.


Bowling 101 by Little Rad Trio | A bowl themed kit that is perfect for capturing all your bowling photos from birthday parties to league events and everything in between.


Sentimental by Craft-tastrophic | Includes 12 textured papers and 35 elements Personal Use, S4H, S4O


Growing So Fast by Cathy K Designs | Here is a versatile kit that is perfect for your growing-up layouts. This kit is packed to the brim with all sorts of goodies!


What A Hoot – Kit by Connie Prince. | One of my most favorite memories and layout is made with this oldie but goody!


County Fair: Exhibition by Ponytail Designs | Step right up! The county is fair is open and you’ll have a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Play some games, take a ride, watch the show! The prize is in the memories you’ll scrap with this County Fair kit! Too huge for just one kit, County Fair is split into two parts… Carnival and Exhibition, and more! There’s something here for everyone. Yee haw!

There are 5 kits from the archives. Maybe you have some or all of these (I do!) or maybe these designs and designers are new to you. I suggest taking a look back in the store to see what you can find. I will be back once a month to help you do just that.

Designer Sneak Peeks – August 19, 2016

It’s that time of week again for some awesome sneak peeks from our designers.

Looks like some great kits and templates coming out this week. Make sure to head to the store and go shopping. Check back in tomorrow for some great layouts from our CT girls.

August 2016 Bake Sale

Goodness – It’s BAKE SALE time. That means these (and more) kits are on sale for only $1.00 from now until the 20th. This is one of my favorite times of the month!!

See what I mean? No…. let’s go shopping!

Designer Sneak Peeks – August 12, 2016

Happy Wednesday! How about a few sneak peeks for this week?

Make sure to check back here tomorrow for a few layouts from our talented store CT using these and more.


Fresh Baked: August 05, 2016

I’m amazed at how fast this year is flying by. The designers aren’t letting it speed past them, though. They’ve created some beautiful kits and templates. There’s something for everyone.

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


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Designer Sneak Peeks – August 3, 2016

Well, here we are at the beginning of August. School starts soon for most. I know some have already started. This year is the first time in 18 years that I don’t have a child starting school of sometime. It’s a little odd. Let’s see our sneak peeks for this week. I see some school kits and some travel kits.

Remember to check back here tomorrow to see that our wonderful CT girls have created with these kits.


Fresh Baked: August 01, 2016

It’s AUGUST! Time to start planning FALL and the cooler temps. Time for going back to school. That doesn’t mean that the designers are ready to give up those bright colors, just yet. August’s buffet is full of fun and vibrant colors, and that’s not the only series that is like that. August is going to be gorgeous, I can just tell!

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)!

*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!


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

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Designer Sneak Peeks – July 27, 2016

Wow – here we are at the end of July. Friday will be the last Fresh Baked of the month. How crazy is that? We’re officially well past the halfway point of the year. I know I’ve whined before, but it’s HOT here. I think I’m ready for fall. How about you?

Let’s see what our designers have given us for sneak peeks for this week.

Make sure to check out the blog tomorrow for some great layouts from our Creative Team using these great kits (and more) and head over to the store on Friday to fill up  your cart.