April Featured Designer Part 1 – CathyK Designs

Welcome to April! This month we are featuring CathyK Designs and Dear Friends Designs. So much good fun from these girls, I’m going to split this into at least two posts. Let’s see what Cathy had to say to my questions.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I was introduced to digital scrapbooking when my oldest son was in grade school and I was helping another mom work on a class scrapbook. I had tried paper scrapping when my son was born, but it just didn’t stick with me.

What made you decide to design?

I started making some freebies just for fun, then got hooked!

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

Photoshop CS4 and Inkscape

Describe your design workplace.

I have a computer desk with a large display in our family room. I’ve tried working on a laptop, but the tiny screen size just doesn’t work for me.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I like seeing an idea come to fruition and then seeing how scrappers use that kit to scrap their precious memories.

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

Noooo, don’t make me choose between my babies, LOL! They’re all special in some way. I guess I’ve been thinking a lot about camping lately wishing for summer, so my Go Camping and Go Hiking Collections have been on my mind lately.

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

Disney World with my family.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

Christmases at mygrandparents’ house.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Sure.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Mark Harmon

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

Decaf Skinny Hazelnut Latte

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Pecan Pie Bars

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Optimist

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

Nope, I’m fine with my name.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Black olives and banana peppers.

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

Don’t be so quick to judge people. Your first impression of them may not really be who they are at all.

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

Drink coffee.

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

Starbucks Latte or Frappucino

What did you want to be when you were small?

An architect, I used to design dream bedrooms when I was younger.

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

None of them, LOL! But if I had to pick one, I guess it would be to wash dishes.

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

Cleaning, for sure.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Pay off the house, buy a new car, pay for 2 college educations, share with family, and maybe splurge on a vacation of some kind, and save most of it for retirement.

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

Right now, it’s several inches of snow, in April!

Share your favorite recipe with us.

This one is so easy, and my teenage sons absolutely love it!

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Bake a 9×13 chocolate cake. Poke holes in it with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour over a can of sweetened condensed milk. After that has soaked in, pour over a jar of caramel sauce. Once that has soaked in,top with a small container of Cool Whip, then sprinkle with Heath Bar pieces. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Thanks Cathy! Make sure to check out her GS Store, Facebook Page, and Blog.

Also make sure you are grabbing the daily download from the blog everyday. Our featured designers have put together a cool kit for you.

Check back soon for the next part of our Featured Designer post featuring the girls from Dear Friends Designs.

 

Fresh Baked: April 08, 2016

Good morning! Welcome to Friday! In April! The time is flying by, and, hopefully, it’s bringing some nice weather and pretty flowers! The designers are having a blast, I think, gearing up for full-on spring and the coming of summer, as well! They have some gorgeous kits and perfect templates! It’s a great week, that’s for sure!

And starting now, we’re moving the gallery show-offs from the top of the newsletter to the bottom, so that the new amazing products are front and center!

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

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Captured-Cuddles-Vol-2.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Captured-Cuddles-Vol-2.html

Here are a few layouts I picked out of the gallery using our new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, called “Birds Are Singing”!

Created by scrappingirl. I love the photo strips! The clusters are beautiful as well.

Created by scrappingirl. I love the photo strips! The clusters are beautiful as well.

Created by crazsquaw. I love the use of the white space with the diagonal stripe top border.

Created by crazsquaw. I love the use of the white space with the diagonal stripe top border.

Created by JustTrace. I love the pic. Penguins are just adorable. I love the use of the monotone paper and the framing of the pic.

Created by JustTrace. I love the pic. Penguins are just adorable. I love the use of the monotone paper and the framing of the pic.

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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 – April 8, 2016

It’s Wednesday and time for a few sneak peeks from our designers. Curious about what will be new in the store on Friday? Check these peeks out.

Don’t all of these just look a fabulous? Make sure to come back tomorrow and see some awesome layouts made by our GS Creative Team to show off the new releases.

No April Foolin’ at Gingerscraps!

April Fool’s Day! Don’t worry, no tricks! Only good things here at Gingerscraps today! Lots of delicious and fun goodies! A new buffet, a new monthly mix, fresh baked, and so much more!

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*IMPORTANT NOTES*

Sale effective for 24 hours only, will end promptly at 11:59pm EST

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!

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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

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Designer Sneak Peeks – April 1, 2016

Who is NOT ready for April? Cannot believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2016.  Let’s see what our designers have coming for Friday and these a fabulous kits are no April Fools joke!

Make sure to come over to the store on Friday and see what all these kits contain.

Fresh Baked: March 25, 2016

March is just marching along and we’re nearly to the end of the month already! Where did the time go? Sunday is Easter, so go easy on the chocolate (Okay, attempt! It’s not easy, I know!). Enjoy that wonderful family time and take lots of pictures! To get you even more excited, the designers have put together some gorgeous kits and templates, and not just for Easter! And we’ll see you again next week with a whole new month, and that’s no foolin’!

Before I show you the new goodies, here are a few layouts I picked out of the gallery using our new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, called “A Bit of Luck”!

Created by Lisa. The layout makes me hungry and I Love how the kit ties so perfectly with the pictures.

Created by Lisa. The layout makes me hungry and I Love how the kit ties so perfectly with the pictures.

Created by Colleen. I love the big pic up top with the smaller ones and journal card below it.

Created by Colleen. I love the big pic up top with the smaller ones and journal card below it.

Created by jbdolfin. I love the multiple word art/bits!

Created by jbdolfin. I love the multiple word art/bits!

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Designer Sneak Peeks – March 25, 2016

It’s hard to believe this will be the last Fresh Baked of March. Take a look at what our designers are releasing on Friday.

Looks like awesome kits and templates. Make sure to check back tomorrow for a few sneak peek layouts with kits releasing Friday.

Fresh Baked: March 18, 2016

Good morning! Hopefully you’re not over the green, because did you hear what’s happening Sunday? The first day of SPRING! It’s time for the green to come back, those warm temps, and most likely some rain! Bring it on! The designers are ready for spring, I think! They have created so many cute products that are all about celebrating the seasons, and the wonderful lives we lead!

Before I show you the new goodies, here are a few layouts I picked out of the gallery using our new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix,called “A Bit of Luck”!

Created by emscraps. I love the cluster and the framing of the journaling.

Created by emscraps. I love the cluster and the framing of the journaling.

Created by Atusia. I love the cluster work.

Created by Atusia. I love the cluster work.

Created by bekfek. I love blending!

Created by bekfek. I love the blending!

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Designer Sneak Peeks – March 18, 2016

Happy mid-week. Just dropping in to share what our designers having coming out this week. As always, looks like some really cute stuff.

Make sure to stop by the store on Friday and pick up a few of these goodies.

March Bake Sale

Wow…. the middle of March already? It’s Bake Sale time and there is a lot of great kits for $1. The Bake Sale runs through March 20th.

Now….head over to the GS Store and GO SHOPPING!

And while you are there, add a few things from the Spring Cleaning sale to your cart. After the 18th, all the items in the sale will be discontinued.