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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Fresh Baked: January 09, 2015

Second week of January already started! Time in 2015 is really flying already!

This week, it looks like the designers are tired of the cold weather, and a lot of them have their winter kits on sale. Make sure you check them out!

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


Created by emscraps. I love the cluster work. Always so wonderful!


Created by klgossia. I have to giggle at the picture and just stare in awe at the cluster. So cute and so wonderfully done.


Created by yabby. I love the way the title is done, with the frame breaking up the syllables!

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


http://store.gingerscraps.net/walking-with-dinosaurs-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wood-Frames-No1-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-It-Two.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Digital-Besties-Bundle-by-B-Studio-Amanda-Yi-Juno-and-Two-Tiny-Turtles.html
Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Digital-Besties-Cards-by-B-Studio-Amanda-Yi-Juno-and-Two-Tiny-Turtles.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Digital-Besties-Collab-by-B-Studio-Amanda-Yi-Juno-and-Two-Tiny-Turtles.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Digital-Besties-Templates-by-B-Studio-Amanda-Yi-Juno-and-Two-Tiny-Turtles.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Dear-Santa-KRE_DearSanta1.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/January-Scraps-Calendars-2015.html


http://bit.ly/SillySnowmanGangKED


http://www.bitly.com/LLDGSSTORE


http://www.bitly.com/LLDGSSTORE


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Teen-Boy-full-kit.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Ice-Sisters.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Stop-The-World.html


http://www.bitly.com/LLDGSSTORE


http://bit.ly/1AiiEor


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


When Winter Comes: http://store.gingerscraps.net/When-Winter-Comes.html
Our Shelf Elf: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Our-Shelf-Elf.html
Jingle All the Way: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Jingle-All-The-Way.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/JB-Studio/

 

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 01, 2015

Oh. My. Goodness. I just typed 2015 and … it was correct! It’s 2015! Happy new year!

2014 was a big year for Gingerscraps! New designers joined the team, and we said goodbye to designer friends. Here’s to 2015 bringing us even more amazing designs, and lots of community love and spirit!

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: December 26, 2014

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And auld lang syne

Can you believe that this is the last newsletter for 2014? I actually almost typed 2015! We at Gingerscraps hope that your holiday, and the rest of 2014 treats you with joy and happiness! The designers are filled with happiness to share their new designs! Some templates to wrap up the past year, and some kits to remember the winter season!

Now to share some GORGEOUS layouts using the new Buffet and “Holiday Joy”, the December Monthly Mix!


Created by jencrook. The cookies look wonderful, and the icing matches the kit perfectly! So cute!


Created by MamaCake. I love the big picture in the middle and the smaller pictures on the side. The cluster work is amazing. I love the curved paper layers.

 
Created by missdamsel. I love the way the picture of the tree is broken up into three parts. So well done.

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December Featured Designer Part 2 – Ponytails Designs

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Here is part two of our December Featured Designer Post.  Today we are talking to Natasha of Ponytails Designs.

What is your design process?

I usually start with an idea or a colour palette and go from there. I make some notes and browse Pinterest for photos that look like what I’m seeing in my head. Then I generally start with papers and make patterns from them that I can use in my elements.

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

I use PSCC for the most part. I’m attempting to learn AI, but that’s not going very well as of yet.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a four year old, so my workspace is anywhere she is… but I do have a small desk space in the kitchen/great room, which is where I usually sit. I can work a bit while she plays or watches TV. The bulk of my work is done after her bedtime though.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

I love the creative outlet I get with designing. I’ve always done some sort of craft… painting, cross-stitch, crochet, even quilting. But I just love the memory keeping aspect of scrapbooking, and the ease of doing it digitally.

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

I gravitate toward earthier palettes… I love colour though, but I generally go with more muted shades of the colours. Some themes just work better with brights so I’ll use them when I feel the need. In my personal scrapping I usually pick kits that will suit girl pages nicely, so there tends to be a lot of pinks and aquas in the kits I choose to buy.

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

If I’m designing in the evening then I’ll have a glass of white wine beside me. Sometimes I’ll have cheese and crackers too. My favorite is marble cheddar on Triscuits.

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

I work as a 911 fire dispatcher in a large emergency communications centre. Since having Sarah I only work part time, and only the night shift. It’s an interesting job with a lot of down time, so I usually do any kind of online scrapping-related stuff while I’m at work. It’s the perfect time to set up new products or leave gallery comments, etc. In fact, I’m at work right now while I’m answering these questions!

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

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This picture was taken this past July. I threw my husband a big surprise 50th birthday party with an “Anchorman” theme. This sums us up so nicely… a big party in our backyard, surrounded by good friends. We are very social and entertain a lot, especially in summertime, since we have a pool and a big private backyard.

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

I think my favourite right now is Everyday Moments, which I designed for the November buffet. I love the colours and the cork elements. I just think it’s such a versatile kit that can be used to scrap all sorts of pages.

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

It’s such a friendly, fun place to hang out! I felt at home here right from the beginning. I really love that there’s so much participation in the various challenges and special events too.

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

It’s on vibrate about 99% of the time because I hate ringing phones. Probably because I’m on the phone or radio at work so much. When it is on ring, then it’s just set to the old-style phone ring. Either way, my friends would tell you that I’m impossible to reach, because I often forget to take the do-not-disturb off when I get up in the morning… also related to work, because we get a lot of call-outs to cover sick personnel and they all seem to come in the middle of the night!

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

My sunglasses, a good book, and a nice cold drink! I’d enjoy the peace and quiet for a change.

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

This is a tough one.. there’s so many! But if I only had a day I’d want it to be a fun one, so maybe I’d like to hang out with Oprah. I think she’d be so fun and interesting to talk to.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Anything by George Strait! Really… anything. The man could sing the phone book to me and I’d be in Heaven.

I agree – I love George Strait!!

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I’d sing a duet with my hubby… “Jackson” by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash is such a fun song.

Any special message to our members?

Just a big, heartfelt thanks for all the love and support they’ve given me since I joined GS!

Thanks Natasha!! Make sure to stop by and visit her GS store, her Facebook page, and her blog.

Craftytam shared with us that her favorite Ponytails Designs kit is Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.

And she made this lovely layout using the kit. Make sure to stop by the gallery and leave her some love.

 

I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

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December Featured Designer Part 1 – Cornelia Designs

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Merry Christmas!! Only a few days left. Are you ready? I finally started shopping on Saturday. Good news is, I also finished on Saturday. Nothing like a list and a plan.

This month we have two fabulous featured designers at GingerScraps and I have SO much to share that I’m going to have to split this into TWO posts. Isn’t that exciting. Thanks to Cornelia Designs and Ponytails Designs for being so sweet and answering my questions. Today’s post is with Cornelia Designs. We’ll follow up with Ponytails Designs in a couple of days.

Let’s see what Cornelia has to share.

What is your design process?

I totally love to make big collections. First I start with a theme or the colors, depends. Then always my papers are finished first and then I start with all the other parts. I finish them over time and dont work just on one till it’s finished. The last are always my elements that get done.

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

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, Bamboo Tablet, Computer

Describe your design workplace.

completely messy, with a ton of lists laying around, about designing and other stuff

What is your favorite thing about designing?

it totally calms me to sit in front of photoshop and see my designs pictured inside my head come to life.

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

bright and cheerful colors

What is your favorite treat to have close while designing?

I think I have no favorite treat, there is just me and my glass of water, sometimes a chai tea, but not occasionally

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

Im a stay at home mom right now, coz my little one turned just 1 years old. So for the next 1.5 years Im home with her till she can go to kindergarten.

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

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

Me, My Selfie & I – I love taking pictures the whole time, okay its not so that I do a lot of selfies, but it doesnt matter for this kit. The colors itself just make happy, bright and cheerful.

What is your favorite thing about GingerScraps.net?

I completely love it there. My first thought we will see how it goes there, but everyone is so friendly, and helpful. And damn all is so well organized at Gingerscraps, that helps a lot with designing my stuff.

What is the current ringtone on your phone?

Over the Horizon – and I have no idea, it was a standard in my phone so I used it, coz it sounded best from all the others

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

a book (or 3 haha), writing stuff, and my computer

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

Thats a hard question, gladly I havent lost anyone yet. But my dad went away when I was age 7 and I havent seen him since this, no contact either. So a day with him would be cool maybe. Not sure, I mean it could end horrible too.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

loud and cheerful songs, nothing slow

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I would never sing at Karaoke night. Its horrible when I sing, everyone would run away *g*

Any special message to our members?

Yes of course. I want to thank you all for enjoying my stuff so much. Coz without you all I wouldnt be here. Also I love the friendships I found coz of this community.

Thanks Cornelia!!  Make sure you visit Cornelia’s Store, Facebook page and blog.

I asked in the GS Facebook group for you to share your favorite kit and a layout using that kit and lorigaud posted that her favorite kit is Mustache You.

She shared this fabulous layout. Make sure to stop by and leave her some comments.

Make sure to look for Part 2 coming soon.

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