Let’s Celebrate – The New Year!

Happy 2018 scrappers! Here we are at the start of a new year. Let us hope that this year doesn’t blow past us like 2017 did. Did you celebrate the new year? Did you stay up until midnight and kiss 2017 goodbye? I didn’t. It was the 1st year I didn’t actually. I was just too tired to stay up. Didn’t even get any photos either. However, I know most of you all did! So today we are going to take a look in the store at all the new New Year goodies. There are a lot of them this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you go. Just a glimpse into the selection of New Year products offered here at GingerScraps.  There are 20 pages of goodies! If none of these are what you are looking for, make sure to check out the New Years section in the store.  I pray that 2018 treats us all kind. That we have a wonderful year full of memories that are scrapped.

We would love to see your layouts with these or any other new year products offered here at GingerScraps. Make sure you upload your layouts in the gallery and then come back here and link us up! We would love to see your creations and leave you some love.

From the Archives – 2017

Well scrappers, this is the last creative blog post of 2017. It is also the last Saturday of 2017. Which means yesterday’s Fresh Baked goodies were the last goodies for 2017. I know I say it every year. I am going to say it again. Where did 2017 get to? I feel like it was just January and we were gearing up for the new year.

Instead we are rounding up 2017; and today we are going to take a look back in the archives. Usually I go back as far as I can in the store to showcase the oldies but goodies of the digital scrapbooking supplies here at GingerScraps. Today’s From the Archives post will be a little different. We are going to take a look back at 2017.

In 2017 we saw other stores close. It is always so sad to see that happen. However, we did gain some amazing designers, staff, and faces around the forum and galleries. We also gained some new friends because of that. There is no doubt about it though. We saw some great designs from our designers here at GignerScraps this year. We had 52 Fresh Baked releases. I would love to show you at least one from each week. I don’t want to overwhelm your sense though. Instead, I am going to show you some of my favorites from 2017. I realize that not all tastes are the same. That my favorite isn’t going to be yours. I do hope you enjoy this look back at 2017 though. Brought to you by our talented designers here at GingerScraps.

Over the moon is an enchanting collection inspired by the moon, the stars and eternal love. In dramatic hues of navy, pink, aqua and gold, this versatile collection includes beautiful elements such as full moons, glittering stars, crescent moons, hearts, gorgeous flowers and lovey word bits, among many others fabulous goodies, and is perfect to scrap the love of your life, your baby’s photo album, cozy bedtime moments, a summer night’s walk by the moonlight, a trip to the planetarium, your favorite theme park after dark, anniversary pages, or simply a magical evening.

 

Sweet Baby Boy – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs
Is there anything sweeter than a newborn baby? The way they smell, the little sounds they make, the way they still smunch up into a little ball… these are the little things that (almost!) make me want to have another!

 

 

You + Me = love! And you are going to love this collection! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. You + Me has everything you need to scrap your Valentine, and more! From the traditional Valentine Day colors to sweet doodles. You + Me is the perfect kit to scrap all the loves in your life.

 

You are strong. You are powerful. You are unstoppable! This collection is for scrapping about your positive and self strengthening moments!

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Let’s Celebrate – Christmas!

CHRISTMAS!! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!! For those of us who celebrate, we are in the full swing of the holiday! Is your tree up? As in Christmas is in two days!! Are your stocking hung with care? How about that shopping? Is it done; and what about…scrapping those memories?!  For me…yes, yes, done, and working on it. 🙂 Please tell me that I am not the only ones still scrapping Christmas photos from years past. I am talking like 2012 here. So with that in mind, I am also stopping by to absolutely overwhelm your senses with all things Christmas and digital scrapbooking.

Since this will be a image heavy post, I am going to make the chatter short and sweet. All images are linked; and don’t forget we have a section just for Christmas in the store. You know…in case one of these many many many items I am going to show you don’t strike your fancy. Our designers it seems love to design Christmas goodies. I know I told you in just about every Let’s Celebrate post to expect a lot…I mean it this time. Hold on to your elf hat….here they are!


Celebrate the Yule time with this joyful and funky YuleTime Joy Digital Scrapbooking Kit. Coming in hues of Green, Pink, Blue and Brown you can scrap all your fun Yule celebrations and bring a smile to your face.
The YuleTime Joy Digital Scrapbooking Collection Mini has 16 digital papers, 76 digital embellishments and a color coordinated alpha in upper case to highlight your beautiful layouts

 

Comfort and Joy – Digital scrapbooking supplies by Ponytails Designs
Christmas is a time of year when tradition reigns… the sounds, smells, and sights that accompany this time of year are what we remember and look forward to each year. Comfort and Joy draws on that traditional feel while giving it a slight twist. The soft colours and faded elegance will evoke a feeling of Christmas past, while at the same time bringing a refreshing new look to your pages.

 

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Tutorial Tuesday (Digital Scrapbooking)

Christmas FONTography

Wow… less than a week until Christmas and Kwanzaa! And only 1 more day of Chanukah. I know there are lots of you who find yourselves right where I am… too much to do and not enough time to do it. So I know you’ll forgive me for scrimping a bit on this week’s tutorial, and I know you’ll understand when I tell you that I’m taking next Tuesday off. Sort of. It’s my turn to work Christmas in the pediatric ICU and on the 25th and 26th, that’s where I’ll be.

Okay, now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about those holiday layouts we’re all going to be creating over the next couple of weeks. I’d like to share some amazing Christmas/winter/elegant fonts that would be fabulous for titles or journaling. I checked out a few online earlier today and found some real gems!

The next few images are all from 1001fonts.com. There are some dingbats in there too – that could come in handy someday… you never know! They are all free, but please consider making a donation to the fontographer if you like their work.

As you can see, there are a variety of styles and moods here.

I just love the titles some of them have, don’t you? Very descriptive.

I don’t know about you but I may never have enough fonts.

Some of these are already in my collection but I need more!!

The images and fonts below are from another of my favourite font sources, dafont.com. You might notice there are some duplicates, but each site has a nice selection of unique fonts.

Santa’s Sleigh has been one of my collected fonts for years. Do you have a favourite?

Some of these make me think of Christmases when I was a kid.

And of course, there’s gotta be some snow in there. And tinsel! City of Light would be awesome for Chanukah layouts, wouldn’t it?

There are some here I’d be hard pressed to find a use for, but there are so many more that I could definitely make work for me.

I’ve barely scratched the surface here. There are hundreds of free and low-cost festive fonts out there if you have a minute to look for them. I’m going back right now to download some more… instead of wrapping gifts or cleaning my house.

Below are some of the fonts I’ve hoarded over the years, both free and paid-for. They’re not all typical Christmas-y fonts, but would absolutely work. I think Peanut Butter Smoothies would be terrific for story-telling.

 

If you need a refresher on combining fonts, you can find that tutorial here.

I can’t wait to see all the special layouts you’re going to create with your family photos. You can be sure I’m going to be looking for some of these fonts. Guaranteed! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa… Festivus, Alban Arthan, whatever winter festival you’re celebrating… and a Happy New Year!

Let’s Celebrate – Hanukkah!

Hanukkah starts on Tuesday. Did you know that our wonderful designers here at GingerScraps has some fantastic items to scrap those Hanukkah memories? Well they do! I am popping in today to showcase some of those items. We will start with the items that are solely for Hanukkah, and end with items that also have to do with Hanukkah, but not in their entirety. Just a forewarning, this post is image heavy. I am going to let the wonderful digital scrapbooking products do the talking. All images linked to the store.

Festival Of Lights Chanukah Kit bu JoCee Designs –> Celebrate the Festival Of Lights with this Chanukah/Hannukah themed digital scrapbooking kit.
Containing 8, 12 x 12 300 dpi, digital scrapbooking papers with a Chanukahs theme in reds, golds, oranges, teals, purples and yellows and 37 Chanukah related digital scrapbooking elements coordinating with the Festival Of Lights Chanukah Papers in reds, golds, oranges, teals, purples and yellows.

 

Hanukkah Oy Doodles by Clever Monkey Graphics were created to work with Hanukkah Oy and the Hanukkah Oy Journal Cards. Doodles are shown actual size in preview relative to a 12×12 inch page. Please note that you may purchase all three kits together at discounted price in bundle form and get a bonus button Star of David.

 

Hanukkah Oy by Clever Monkey Graphics –> If you celebrate Hanukkah, you are sure to want to add Hanukkah Oy to your stash! Please note that you may purchase all three kits together at discounted price in bundle form and get a bonus button Star of David.

 

Festivus for the Rest of Us by Clever Monkey Graphics –> Whether you spell it Hanukkah or Chanukah, Festivus for the Rest of Us is your kit to capture the memories of lighting Hanukkah candles on your menorah, opening gifts, playing dreidel, and the excitement of a Hanukkah gift each of the eight nights! With a great selection of non-religious elements and papers too, you can even scrap Christmukah – if that’s how you celebrate! Click this link to go to my blog and download a matching freebee for Festivus for the Rest of Us.

 

8 Nights of Lights by Pretty in Green

 

Hanukkah – Kit by Connie Prince

December is one of the best months of the year. Holidays and traditions abound, snow falls gently, and the kids get a break from school. Day 2 Day: December highlights the best parts of this amazing time of year. This fun and playful kit draws on the colors of the holidays – red, green, blue, and white – to bring holiday cheer to your scrapbook pages. Thematic elements abound for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s, with a few everyday elements thrown in for fun. (After all, aren’t most of our stories holiday-related right now?) Celebrate the season with those you love and scrap your stories with Day 2 Day: December.


We would love to see any of your layouts with these products (and more!) make sure you upload your layouts to our gallery; and then come back here and link us up in the comments. We would love not only to see them, but leave you some love. I know the designers enjoy seeing their designs as finished layouts as well.

If these are not what you were looking for, make sure you check out the store. There are more where those came from!

Let’s Celebrate – Summer!

Winter is just around the corner where I live. We actually don’t get much of a winter here though. Usually we just get a bit cold, and that is it. We hardly see any snow. When we do, it shuts us down. We just cannot handle it. Such is the life of the Southern parts of the States. That being said, it is heading into Summer for you guys in the Southern Hemisphere. With that in mind we are going to take a look at a lot of the great Summer things we have in the store to scrap those layouts. I am a cold weather loving gal. Looking at all these Summer goodies though makes me miss those long summer nights and the swimming pool.

If you are not familiar with our Let’s Celebrate posts, here is a little information about them. Get ready to be blown away with a lot of great items from the store. These posts are usually image heavy. (I have a hard time narrowing down the items to a reasonable amount for a blog post! They are all just too great). Also all images are linked to their counterpart in the store. GingerScraps has so many great designers; and a lot of them have been here for years. Therefore we have so many great items spanning pages and pages. If you don’t see something you like in today’s post, you can always check out the store for more. In fact there is a section just for Summer related items.

 

 


A fun collection for all your summertime memories! Summer Delight – Kit includes 29 papers (17 patterns and 12 solids), 74 elements, full alpha (uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, common punctuation). SFH/SFO

 

Make a splash with this fabulous pool themed collection!
This download includes : 12 patterned papers, 12 not so plain papers and 51 elements

 

This super page kit was made as part of my To Honour Lulu Collection. This collection is great for all your summer photos, whether or not you’ve been to Hawaii! It’s great for any beach shots, or summer photos, flowers and much much more.

 

 

Summertime and the living is easy… Make your scrapping easier on you with Sizzlin’ Summer Word Art. These 6 bright and cheery word art bits are perfect for captioning your photos or titling your page. Sentiments like “fun in the sun” and “beat the heat” succinctly sum up summer highlights, while the bold fonts pair nicely with your favorite summertime kits. Spend less time scrapping and more time enjoying “sunshine and summertime” with Sizzlin’ Summer Word Art.

 

Summer is all about fun in the sun and splashing in the water. Whether you prefer to spend your time at the beach, tubing down a river, or diving into the pool, make the most of those memories with Belly Flops. This brightly colored scrapbook kit screams summertime and features seasonal favorites like popsicles and watermelon. But what makes this kit shine is its thematic elements – swimming kids, pools, goggles, sunglasses, and a bright sun. Cannonball right in to scrapping your wet and wild photos with Belly Flops.

 


Taste of Summer – Enjoy the sweet taste of summer stocked with delicious watermelon content (both the watermelon and the seeds) along with some darling sweet kids. The bright color scheme is perfect for summer with fushia, black, and green along with pops of bright yellow and white. To add to your yummy feast, there is plenty of other generic elements to show off those everyday sweet moments.

 

 


Vacation at home or away, this kit is great for both! Was included in the daily download for August so check your stash!

 

 

The Let’s Flamingle Digital Full Kit contains unique images to turn your projects even more wonderful.
Hand-drawn and colored at the highest quality by Paty Greif Design Studio. The files have a resolution of 300dpi for an optimum printing quality.


We would love to see your layouts with these products. Or any of the lovely Summer products you can find in the store. Make sure to upload your layouts to our gallery; and then come back here and link us up in the comments. We like to show our fellow scrappers some gallery love!

Also if these digital scrapbooking supplies shown are not what you are looking for to scrap your Summer memories, make sure to take a look at the store. You can find that section dedicated to all things Summer HERE. You can also take a look at our past Let’s Celebrate Summer posts. Here are three of them for you:

Let’s Celebrate – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week here in the States; and was last month in Canada. I don’t know about you, I never scrap my photos right after I take them. I usually sit on them for a while. With that in mind, I am stopping by today to show you some great digital scrapbooking supplies for scrapping your Thanksgivings. Be it next week, last month, or years ago! (If Thanksgiving isn’t something you would scrap, but you would like to scrap things you are thankful about, check out THIS POST.) I am going to just jump right into show you the great items. Of course if you are looking for something else besides what is here on the blog today, GingerScraps has a section dedicated to all things Thanksgiving!  All of the images below are linked.

This wonderful Page Kit was made as part of my Count Your Blessings Collection. This fun collection is perfect for all your Thanksgiving digital scrapbooking needs and so much more!

 

 

Thanksgiving is here, and it’s time to gather ’round the dinner table for a turkey feast! This WE GATHER TOGETHER Collection is full of rich colors and traditional Thanksgiving-themed elements and papers to scrap your family memories.

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Let’s Celebrate Veterans Day!

Today is Veteran’s Day here in the states. What is Veteran’s Day?

In the USA it is observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

Veterans deserved to be celebrated!! Not just celebrated, but scrapped! Here at GingerScraps there is a great amount of digital scrapbooking supplies to scrap the Military folks in your life. There is an entire section dedicated to all things military.  With that in mind, I am going to show you some great items from our store that will help you scrap those Veterans in your life! (images are linked to their counterpart in the store.)

 

 

 

Welcome Home Soldier is an amazing collection. This collection is great for photos of your Soldier coming home, 4th of July celebrations, or anything Military or U.S.A themed! This collection can also work for other things as well! Packed full of so many gorgeous papers, elements and more! This collection will not disappoint!

 

You don’t have to be in the military to know what they do for us. You don’t have to have family in the military to know they protect our way of life. Celebrate American heroes with this fantastic kit that includes all five branches of the US military (Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force)! It’s also perfect for any kind of all-American fun, patriotic events and so much more! All branches contain both boy and girl characters. The color palette includes red, yellow, greens, blues, browns and white.

 

Few things are more important then the brave men and women that defend and protect our great nation. This collab is perfect to preserve all the memories of Our Troops.

 

Celebrate all your American Heroes with this super versatile, military-themed digital scrapbooking collection from Trixie Scraps Designs. Whether you have Army, Air Force, Marine or Navy photos to scrapbook, American Heroes has got it covered! There’s also plenty of red, white and blue, making this kit perfect for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and other patriotic pages, too.

 

People of the Armed Forces are simply the best, they serve their country with pride. They are brave, loyal, honorable and strong. They make us proud in every way, they are our heroes!

 

Most of these items shown to day lean towards the American side of the military. I think there is plenty though to scrap the other military members of the family (or yourself!) from other parts of the world. If you don’t find what you are looking for in today’s post, make sure to check out that section mentioned earlier in the post. There is more where this came from!

I would like to close today’s blog post with a “thank you!” Thank you to our active members of the military and our veterans! We know that our way of life is thanks to your sacrifice! I am sure that some of our fellow scrappers here at GingerScraps are veterans. I know a lot of us have family that is serving or has served as well. Thank you all for your sacrifices as well.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Let’s Celebrate – Being Sick!

Well, let’s not actually celebrate it. Being sick stinks! I had the flu this past week. Man-oh-man! I am 34 years old and never had the flu before. I am usually a trooper when sick. Do all the mom things! No extra sleep! Take some pills and keep moving! Not with the flu. I was out of commission for days!! That did get me to thinking though. Sometimes even those yucky and sick moments need to be scrapped. Our designers here at GingerScraps has just what you need to scrap them too!

Little ones always seem to have boo-boos and owies. I wanted a kit that had child friendly colors, reflecting how the children’s hospitals work hard to make it as pleasant as possible for the children who have to be there.

 

Doctor Visit is a collaboration between Tracey Monette and Alissa Jones. Together we’ve created for you a great kit to cover everything from boo boo’s that Dr. Mom kisses and makes better to visits to the doctor or even the emergency room & hospital!

 

Angels Among Us is in honor of all the men and women, doctors and nurses, who help us (and our loved ones) each and every day. They are never given nearly as much credit as they are due. They are truly .. “angels among us”.

 

We all experience sick days from time to time. This kit is for layouts that capture your loved ones during these stressful times. Whether it be a simple cold, chicken pox, a broken bone or an ongoing condition.

 

 

This medical-themed kit is filled with everything you could need for all sorts of health projects. From injuries and emergencies to sickness and surgeries, this kit has you covered. It’s also perfect for celebrating the doctors, nurses and veterinarians in your life. And even better, it includes animal-themed elements as well! The color palette includes white, rose red, mustard yellow, blue, green, orange and tan.

 

Everyone at some point in time, has those not feeling great days, and this Under The Weather Kit is a super choice to scrap pages of a few of those moments. Whether it is an “oopsy” accident that can be cured with lots of hugs and kisses (and maybe an ice pack or band-aid), or something more serious that requires a trip to the emergency room or a hospital stay, this kit will have you covered.

 

NOTE: Check your stash because this was part of the February 2017 Daily Download

 

It is great for your sick little ones, whether it be a scrape on the knee or a lengthy stay at the hospital. It’s full of fun unique elements for just such occasions.

 

Been sick? Been hurt? Helped heal someone? Then this is the collection for you! DOCTOR ON CALL is for all of your medical photos – and if you’re like me, you totally have photos for this!

Well, that is about all my post flu self can handle. I am going to snuggle back up in bed. Happy Scrapping!

Let’s Celebrate – Halloween!

Good morning all! It is that time of year again. For those who celebrate, Halloween will be here before we know it. I bounce back-and-forth between Halloween and Christmas being my favorite holiday. Looking at my stash, you would think it was Halloween. I just have to have all of them! I keep telling myself, “You have plenty of Halloween goodies, La’Shawn!” Then…I buy more. I am excited to share with you all today the fun Halloween goodies we have here at GingerScraps. I should have posted this on Saturday. The weekend got away from me. So, we get to brighten our Monday with fun Halloween digital scrapbooking supplies.

In case you didn’t know, or that you are new here at GingerScraps. You can find anything you look for by searching in the store. You can also find a lot of holiday goodies in the HOLIDAY section. Of course there is one just for all things spooky and HALLOWEEN! I am going to try not to overload your visual senses too much…I did warn you though it was one of my favorites. (all images linked)

Boo by Neia Scraps Designs is a perfectly spooky and cute Halloween collection. Jam packed full of watercolor elements, spooky creatures of Halloween, bits of candy, and a bone cracking alpha. Not to mention the leaves, ribbons, and pretty spooky flowers. A go-to Halloween collection!

 

This super fun set of WordArt clusters was made as part of Eeek Collection. This collection is all you need for all your Halloween photos. It’s full of unique elements both spooky and not!!

 

Creating arrangements is so much fun, but also time consuming. Take an advantage of pre-made arrangements and speed up your scrapbooking process to have more time for your dearest 🙂 This wonderful pack was made as part of Happy Halloween Collection.

 

Happy Halloween! Boo to you … and you, and you! Let’s celebrate Halloween with this “not-so-scary” collection, inspired by one of the special parties held at Magic Kingdom. In bright Halloween colors, this collection overflows with themed elements, including the special decorations found in the park such as banners and pumpkins, mouse-eared ghosts and bats, Mickey and Minnie’s Halloween hats, a spooky castle, the signature party fog, a bubbling cauldron, fireworks, plus the highlight of the party: the Headless Horseman!, among many other ghoulishly fun goodies and patterns.

 

All Hallows Eve – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs Witches, werewolves, ghosts, and ghouls… they’re all out on Halloween! Prepare to be scared!

 

Creative scrapping made easy! Ever wanted to create more arty pages or Art Journal-style pages but not sure how to start? Try out these easy-to-use templates. These templates combine traditional scrapping with a bit of arty fun. Clip photographs or papers to the masks, recolour the paint layers or clip paper to them too!

 

This “Halloween” digital scrapbooking page kit features a set of 30 high-quality Halloween-themed 12×12 digital papers, each saved as individual .jpg files. Also included are 66 coordinating elements, 17 word art images, and an alpha set with numbers and lowercase letters, each saved as individual .png files. This product is for personal use, scrap-for-others, and scrap-for-hire purposes only.

 

Halloween is all about tradition: dressing up, making jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating. One of the most iconic images associated with Halloween is a black cat and Hallow Kitty pays tribute to this fantastic feline. This kit pairs the traditional black and orange color palette with olive, cream, and brown for a subdued seasonal feel. Warm, autumnal flowers and leaves pair nicely with thematic elements like cauldrons, pumpkins, a toad, a crescent moon, a broom, and the eponymous black cats themselves. Hallow Kitty plays nice with other favorite fall photos, making it more versatile than a lot of other Halloween kits. So give yourself a treat today and scrap a page with Hallow Kitty – no tricks needed!

 

With 93 unique elements, 26 papers, 6 cardstocks and a full alpha, The Boo Crew is jam-packed with treats for you to use to dress up your Halloween scrapbooking layouts, cards and party invitations.

 

An exclusive design by Paty Greif. The Happy Halloween Digital Full Kit contains unique images to turn your projects even more wonderful. Hand-drawn and colored at the highest quality by Paty Greif Design Studio. The files have a resolution of 300dpi for an optimum printing quality.

 

 

 

Spooky and ghostly, in the Dead of Night. The perfect collection for any haunted house lover!

 

 

As the days grow cooler and the nights grow longer, the colors grow bolder and the wind starts to holler… It’s clearly Halloween season and time to scrap some spooky stories. Whether you’re one of those people who lives for Halloween or just need a pop of color before winter colors, it’s time to scrap your favorite stories with My Life… October. This bold, brightly-colored installment of your favorite series is heavy on the Halloween cheer. Skeletons, jack o’ lanterns, ghosts, sugar skulls, spiders… There are just so many treats in this kit! This kit also has a few tricks up its sleeve, including word strips for the best parts of October. As always, My Life is also packed full of bold patterned papers (which are so versatile that you can use them year-round), bright solids, grungy newsprint papers, a newsprint alpha, and all the flowers, ribbons, banners, and bows your scrappy heart desires. My Life… October makes it easy to finish your scrapping and get back to snacking on Halloween candy… or just making memories.

These are just a small sample of what you can find at GingerScraps to scrap your Halloween photos. I hope you all have a fun, safe & dry Halloween this year. Make sure you take lots and lots of photos! Then….you know what to do! Scrap em! Happy Halloween!

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