February Feature Designer – Seatrout Scraps

It’s time for our February Feature Designer interview. This month, the lovely and awesome Rachel of Seatout Scraps has volunteered to answer our questions. Some serious, some crazy. Let’s see what Rachel has to say.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I started paper scrapping many years ago and made the switch to digital in about 2010. I saw layouts in galleries online and thought … hey, I want a go at that !!

What made you decide to design?

I was on the Creative Team for quite a lot of designers and people kept asking me whose templates I used. When they found out I was making my own, they asked me if I would sell them and it started from there.

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

Photoshop Creative Cloud and Adobe Illustrator

Describe your design workplace.

One corner of the sofa with a small dog jammed in next to me.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

The creative outlet … and being able to work for myself.

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

My favorite kit is always the last one I worked on.

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

I don’t really do sad or depressed. I am a glass half full kind of a gal.

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

We traveled on a roadtrip through the Rockies from Denver, up through Wyoming, stopping at Mount Rushmore and on through to Yellowstone. Then back through Idaho and Nevada to my stepdaughters in California. A 2 week trip that I will never forget.

Do you believe in ghosts?


Who is your celebrity crush?

Timothy Olyphant

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

The nearest Starbucks is about 40 miles away .. I live in the middle of nowhere.

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

No cookies … not a sweet lover … give me cheese instead.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

Maybe 13 or 14.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?


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


What is your favorite pizza topping?


What do you do to wake up in the morning?

I am always awake by 4.30am – 5am. Love mornings.

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

A walk on the beach. I treat myself to that most days.

What did you want to be when you were small?

I seem to remember that I changed my mind every few days.

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

None of the above. I have an amazing husband that is in charge of the house.

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

See above LOL.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Travel more.

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

I look out onto our garden.

Share your favorite recipe with us.

Not a foodie at all. I rarely cook and left to my own devices, I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner because it takes no thought !!

Thanks Rachel!!

Make sure to check out her GS Store, her Facebook page, her Facebook group, and her blog. She’s always offering her fans freebies.

Fresh Baked: February 05, 2016

First week of February gone! The Groundhog did not see his shadow. Spring is coming early. At least that’s the rumor. The designers might have taken it to heart, or they’re just really ready to get to work, because they have several goodies for you today! So many delicious things! There are templates, grab bags, collabs, including a very special collab!

I’m so loving the layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix, “A Cherry on Top”!! It’s so hard each week choosing just the ones I do! Make sure you share yours, and get a chance for a show-off in the newsletter!

Created by Lmsandt. I just love the picture and the colors from it are a perfect match for the kit choice!

Created by Lmsandt. I just love the picture and the colors from it are a perfect match for the kit choice!

Created by Lisa. I love the blend. The cluster work is absolutely amazing. I also love the ripped edge.

Created by Lisa. I love the blend. The cluster work is absolutely amazing. I also love the ripped edge.

Created by lorigaud. The angle of the pic is just too cute, considering the little one isn't taking a picture of herself! I love it!

Created by lorigaud. The angle of the pic is just too cute, considering the little one isn’t taking a picture of herself! I love it!

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Designer Sneak Peeks – February 5, 2016

Happy February. Hard to believe we’ve already blown through one month of 2016. I’ve got a few sneak peeks for you today. Make sure to check back tomorrow for some awesome layouts from our CT and then head to the store on Friday and shop for these great new releases.

Fresh Baked: January 22, 2016

GingerScraps has some exciting news! We are moving to a bigger and better server! What does that mean for you?
•    Late night on Monday, January 25 GS will be put into maintenance mode.
•    Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January  27, GingerScraps will remain in maintenance mode. You will not be able to access the shop, forum, gallery etc.
•    Don’t worry, if this interrupts your downloading time, for purchases made the days prior to the maintenance, I’m happy to reset and extend those for you. Simple fill out a support ticket once GS is back up and running.
•    The Daily Download on the blog will pick right up where they left off, and we will extend the download times by 2 days, so you will not miss any daily downloads.
•    GingerScraps should be back up and by Thursday, January 28th

But before that happens, you have to check out the new awesome goodies by the amazing designers that Gingerscraps is so proud to be a home to. Before that, though, I just have to share these layouts using the new Buffet and this month’s Monthly Mix is called “Winter Charm”!

Created by scrappingirl. I love the background paper chosen and the way it frames the pictures and gorgeous cluster work!

Created by jbdolfin. Such sweet pictures in such a beautiful layout. I love the alpha mixes.

No Two Alike bundle by Mandy King
Created by hclappy. I love the story behind the pictures. Behind the scenes moments are just the best!

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January Bake Sale

It’s January Bake Sale time. Make sure to hop over to the store and do some shopping. The designers are offering up some great FULL kits for just $1 through January 20.

After you’re done shopping come back here and leave a comment. Or show us your layout in the GingerScraps Facebook Group.

Designer Sneak Peeks – January 8, 2016

Welcome to January. Our designers have put together some fabulous new kits for Friday. I see some that may need to be added to my stash.


Don’t forget to head over to the GS store on Friday and grab these fabulous new releases.

GingerScraps Celebrates 2016 with New Designers, a New Buffet, and more!!

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!”

Happy New Year! It’s officially 2016 and it’s time to begin anew! New friends, new beginnings, new memories. There’s something so fresh about the new year, and there’s more freshness with the designers! They’ve come up with some great designs, as always, and are ready to start 2016 off with some colorful goodies!

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 – January 1, 2016

Oh goodness. Can you believe it’s about 2016? What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? We generally celebrate here at the house with a little bit of sparkling grape juice and then are in bed before the fireworks start. I lead such an exciting life.

Let’s see what the designers have releasing on Friday (or Thursday):

Wow, that’s a lot of goodies!! Have fun shopping!

Merry Christmas From Gingerscraps

Merry Christmas from all of us at Gingerscraps, and hopes for a happy and safe holiday! May all your dreams come to fruition and your day be filled with friends, family, love and plenty of laughter. And plenty of scrapable memories!

Speaking of scrapable memories, you have to check out what the Gingerscraps team came up with this week. They are gearing up for the New Year! Only a week from 2016!

Before I share the new goodies, I have to show off some layouts using this month’s Buffet and the gorgeous Monthly Mix, All That Glitters is Snow.

Created by CindyB. I love the use of white space with the picture and the cluster!

Created by bekfek. I love the photo treatment. Meshes so well with the kit pieces!

Created by robinsismai. I love the way the pictures are laid out. No matter which you notice first, your eyes are naturally drawn to the others!

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Designer Sneak Peeks – Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas everyone!! The designers have put together a few exciting things for our normal Friday fresh baked releases and some special sales. Make sure to save that spending money for Friday (great aunt Matilda really doesn’t need a new sweater anyway).

And some retiring products sales:

Remember all of these are on sale on Friday, December 25th – Christmas Day!!

I hope each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas!