Celebrate | Father’s Day

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I cannot even tell you how excited I get for Father’s Day around scrappy town. Tomorrow, is Father’s Day here in the states. A time to celebrate those wonderful men in our lives. I am surrounded by males in my life. Hardly a female in sight. So, I always look forward to the masculine kits that come out this time of the year. GS has a section dedicated to those kind of kits. You can click the image above to look around and grab what you like. I did a bit of looking around for you! Taking the hard part out of your father day kit shopping. Here are a few of what I found! (images linked)


Great kits, right?! Happy Father’s day to all the Dads out there! Take a moment to thank those men in your lives. Remember the Dads who cannot be with their families today. Happy Father’s Day!!

Creative Style | Disney Inspired

Hello scrappers! Today we are going to talk about a creative style. Well, not so much a creative style as a creative theme. Disney was such a huge part of my childhood. I was really limited on what I could watch. Disney fell into one of the things I could. To this day I can start quoting and singing (usually at the top of my lungs) Aladdin, The little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King. Those were the movies from my childhood. I am in my 30s and still love them and love most all the newer movies too.

That being said, I got into digital scrapbooking for other reasons. I have found out in the past 6-7 years though that a lot of you guys got into it (and still are into) scrapping because of Disney. There are a lot of copyrite issues when it comes to Disney. So, I am here to show you just a little (and it is actually quite a lot!) of the Disney inspired products that is in the GingerScraps store. There are so many more items that I am not going to show you. You can find these, and the rest, by searching for them. Get ready to be blown away! (all images linked to the store).


Silly, Willy, Nilly is a whimsical kit perfect for scrapping a magical vacation breakfast, your child’s favorite bedtime story, friendships, new beginnings and so much more. By LJS Designs

Sprinkle some fairy dust on your layouts with Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust! With its beautiful bright colors and plenty of magical elements, this is the perfect collection for scrapping your sweet little Fairy Princess pictures, your visits to Pixie Hollow, your Tink magic shots, and so much more! By Magical Scraps Galore!

 

Inspired by the popular story of Frozen, Ice Sisters is a fantastic collection filled with ice, snow, glitter, snowflakes and beautiful winter-themed patterns, that will add a magical touch to your princess and winter layouts and all your Frozen projects, such as party invites, favors, cards, and so much more! By Magical Scraps Galore!

 

These are the coordinating cards to Magical Scraps Galore! kit Most Magical Place, which is dedicated to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, available here.

 

Congratulations… it’s a girl! Or more likely for the next several years she is going to be your little princess giving you plenty of princess moments you want to capture in your scrapbooks. A favorite princess dress as she plays dress-up and pretends to have a tea party. The amazing princess party she wanted to have for her birthday – or she went to another little girl’s princess party and you were lucky to get pictures. Meeting princesses while on a magical dream vacation. Halloween fun princess style. I know & have pictures of all these fun moments and if you have a little girl, I bet you will too. Magical Princess Party 2 is part of a collection of princess kits. There are 3 more princess kits. By Clever Monkey Graphics

 

Frozen & Frosty – Kit Connie Prince

 

He’s The Mouse – Kit by Connie Prince

Change Your Fate is an homage to a new breed of “magical” cartoon princess… one who is strong and brave, who chooses to buck tradition and forge her own path. This collection is perfect for pages about pursuing your dreams, changing your own fate, being brave, and writing your own story. by Trixie Scraps & Britt-ish Designs


I am telling you, there are so many more Disney inspired goods in the store. I had to trim down my list! This has me so excited. I say often that I need more princesses in my life. I am surrounded by little boys. I am going to have to find something to scrap with these lovely items!!

We would love to see what you scrap with them. Have a Disney inspired layout using one of GS items? Make sure to upload it to the gallery and come back and link us up!

 

LET’S CELEBRATE | Summer!

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Happy Saturday everyone! Here in the South (US) it is heating up. We have seen near 90 degree (F) days already. Whew. I cannot imagine how hot it is going to be this summer. I find that during the summer, I take more photos & that we do more that finds its way on my layouts. Did you know there was a section in the shop just for all things summer? Ginger and the designers take the guess work out of it for you. I am going to make it even easier. Here are just a smidgen of what the ladies have for all things summer. Hold on to your cute summer hats (images are linked to the store)…


I am telling you, this is just a small look at what is Summer at GingerScraps. You don’t have to limit yourself to themed kits either. Get those summer photos out & let’s get scrapping. Here are some great examples, found in the gallery, that do just that! (as always, images are linked)

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Creative Style | Journaling

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Good morning everyone! Today we are going to talk about a creative style of scrapping. Well, it isn’t really a creative style. However, I’ve had conversations with scrappers about this. Some do it & some don’t. Some do a little & some do a lot. Today we are going to talk about journaling on your layouts.

Do you journal on yours?! I’ve been known to scrap with no photos & a lot of journaling. There are very few pages that do not have a bit of journaling (or more!) on them. For the most part, we are scrapping for the future. To look back on. I’ve been surprised, when looking back on pages that I’ve not put a date or journaling on, and really cannot remember at what time in my life that took place.

Journaling is important! It helps tell the story. It also can be cathartic. Just a jot down of what is going on, how you felt, what people said, or the date. These things can help you remember in the future, your family to recall those times, and evoke feelings you felt for the day/person/so on that you scrapped.

I’ve talked to scrappers in the past. A lot of us are on Creative Teams. We might not want our personal notes and feeling advertised with the products we are creating for. Even the layouts we are not making for creative teams, or if you are not on any, some people might not want those things broadcasted in the galleries.  Don’t let that hold you back from journaling! Pop those layouts up in the galleries and then go back and journal for your own eyes. Here are some great examples of journaling that I found in the gallery. (Images are linked to their gallery post. Go leave some love!)

There are SO many options to help you get to journaling in the store. Actually, you can journal with any kit, template, and so on. Since that is the case, I am going to show you what was used for the journal pages above. Look around the store yourself. What gets those words flowing for you?!

Be-you-tiful by Just Because Stuido

 

Wings Of Hope – Kit by Connie Prince

 

Going Places Bundle by Luv Ewe Designs, Blue Heart Scraps and Dear Friends Designs

 

This Is My Story by LJS Designs

 

One Little Word – 2014 by Cornelia Designs


If you need a place to get those creative juices flowing, there is a journal challenge in the forum. You can get started with journaling on your layout & take part in a fun challenge. Do you have some journal pages?! Make sure you upload them in the gallery & link us up! We love to see what you scrap with our products.

Happy Scrapping…and journaling!

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LET’S CELEBRATE | Mother’s Day

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I am back again today to help take the search work out of your shopping. Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the states. Let’s be honest though…all mothers deserve their own layout page! Right?! If you didn’t know already, you can shop by holiday at GingerScraps. Mother’s Day has its very own section. We are making it even easier for you. Here are just a few of the Mother Day digital scrapbooking supplies that you can find at GingerScraps.

Best Mom Ever by Clever Monkey Graphics

Dear Mom by Magical Scraps Galore!

Mom by Neia Arantes

Mother Knows Best by Leaving a Legacy

A Mother’s Love – Kit by CathyK Designs

These are just a few of the kits I came across while searching for Mother’s Day. Also, they are themed. Don’t limit yourself to that! You can scrap those tribute page to your mother with anything in the store! If you have a page you have scrapped for Mom, link us up! As always, show it off the gallery.

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Pinspiration | Big Titles

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Happy Saturday scrappers! Are you over your iNSD hang over by now? Time to scrap all those goodies you got during the sale! I was perusing around Pinterest today looking for ideas. I stumbled upon a lovely layout (will show you below) with a big title. That got my scrappy gears moving in my brain. So, I thought I would share that inspiration with you.

So often we allow the photos or a great paper to be the focal point of our layout. We plop a title on at the very end of it all (if we do at all). Personally, I struggle with coming up with a great title. Really, as I scrap mostly my son, I feel like slapping “Isaiah” on every page. lol. I searched “scrapbook big title” on Pinterest & was inspired! Here are some great examples of making the title your focal point. Making a statement with a big title.

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I really like the idea of the large number that signifies something. It works at the title as well as a great backdrop. The choice of alpha allows for the large number to blend perfectly to the layout & not over power it. Who doesn’t have a number that is significant to them. A person’s age, an anniversary, or a reunion. The next time you are scrapping a memory that has a significant number marker, think about making that your focal point. Scrap it with a big title!

 

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This really is the focal point of the layout. I really like how the paper is cut around the title. I feel like when it is time for me to go to the beach, I want to yell it to everyone. Just go around yelling, “BEACH!” lol. This large titled layout really brings all the pretty and fun beach photos together. Your eyes are drawn to the large title to start with. At the same time, it is bringing your eyes to the photos around it. This would make a great title page to a vacation book too!

 

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Does this title not grab your attention?! It really gets the whole theme of the layout across. Cutting the photos to go under it and frame around it really makes it all work together. You cannot help but read the title and take in the amazing photos at the same time. A great statement layout. Not one element on this layout. It isn’t needed! The great photos and the big title is all this layout needs. Could you scrap a layout without ellies? I love to cluster. It would be a struggle for me. I think I am going to give it a try though. Take this years vacation photos and scrap nothing but a big, catch your attention title, and my photos.

 

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This only came last because I saw it last in looking around pinterest. It is Actually my favorite of the bunch & I am going to take this idea and scrap it. I’ve been known to tuck and hide little I’s around my layouts with my son in them. Just one letter. You could dress a layout up so much with just one letter. How would you do it?!

Are your creative juices flowing yet?!You know that GingerScraps has an entire section dedicated to just alphas, right? Here are just a few of what I came across in looking for the right alpha for my big titled layouts. (images linked)

 

I would love to see your take on the big title. Make sure you link me up!

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LET’S CELEBRATE | Star Wars Day

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That’s right folks! There is a day set aside just for those Star War fans….ready for it?!
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Get it?! So, for you Star War fans (my son!), I went searching around the store and gallery for some inspiration to scrap those fanatical photos. I’ve said it before. There is pretty much a kit out there for whatever you are wanting to scrap. GingScraps is one of the best place to find those kits. I took the search work out for you. Come join the dark side and check these out!

Use The Force Collab by Blue Heart Scraps and Pretty in Green

 

To The Moon And Beyond by Magical Scraps Galore!

 

Galactic Geek by Clever Monkey Graphics

Rocket Man Sparkle Stamps by Kathryn Estry

Some are geared specifically for Star Wars and others for space in general. You can scrap all those fun Star Wars and space layouts though! Want some inspiration? Here are some fun layouts I found in our gallery.
stars wars night by jbdolfin

 

Star Wars Training by marinapj

 

Star Wars Nerd by zombienerd

Star Wars Weekends by shellbyj

So, May the 4th be with you and happy scrapping! Remember, upload your layouts to our gallery. If you have a Star War or Space layout you would like some loving on, link us up! We always love to see what you all are creating with GingerScraps’ items!

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LET’S CELEBRATE | Earth Day

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Did you know the 22nd is Earth Day? What is Earth Day you ask?  It is a day in which events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. (via wikipedia)

There is a digital scrapbooking kit for just about every holiday imaginable. I took the search work out of it for you! Here are some great Earth Day inpsired digital scrapbooking kits I found in our store.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: Complete Kit by Inspired Designs

 

Here Today Back Tomorrow by Clever Monkey Graphics

 

Monthly Mix: One Planet

 

Going Green by Wimpychompers

So, get to recycling, love some nature, and save some paper! You know, I think digital scrapbooking is a great way to get that started! Make sure to upload your layouts to our gallery. Come back here and link us up to your Earth Day layouts! We would love to see what you created!

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GingerBread Girl Inspiration | Deanna

Hello scrappers! It is another happy scrappy Saturday! Today I thought we would get a little inspiration from one of the talented Gingerbread Girls. I enjoy looking through the gallery and finding inspiration. The GingerBread Girls are some of the most talented scrappers out there! Let us take a look (and get some inspiration!) from team member Deanna.

I might be a little biased when it comes to enjoying Deanna’s layouts. I’ve been scrapping on teams with her and digi-friends for a few years. I enjoy watching her grandchildren growing up via her layouts. To me, Deanna is a traditional scrapper but doing it digi-style. She scraps the everyday, her history, and those fun moments. Her title work on her layouts are something I wish I could do. They are well done and grab-your-attention titles! So, without more of me talking, here are some of Deanna’s latest layouts that inspired me.

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Cute Froggy

Love you

Boy Explorer

Define “Play”

What did I tell you?! Great inspiration, right? Where as I struggle at title work, Deanna knocks it out of the park. She does so much more with her layouts that make them stand out. From the subject matter, the journaling, and the sweet sentiments to the page. I get inspiration from Deanna’s gallery. I hope you do too! On the look out for more inspiration, check out her gallery HERE!

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Pinspiration | The Movies

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Happy Scrappy Saturday everyone!! Do you ever need a bit of inspiration to get those creative scrappy juices flowing? Let me tell you, I sure do! A lot of the times looking around the gallery helps. So does Pinterest. I was looking for a bit of inspiration and searched for “scrapbooking ideas“.

Scrolling down I found this really cool traditional layout with movie ticket stubs! How cool is that? I got to thinking how that could be taken and turned into a digital scrapbooking layout. Here is the pin that got those ideas flowing.


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I looked around a bit more and found some more ticket stub layouts:


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How would you turn these into digital layouts? Easy! You can get everything you need to scrap any of these examples. Digital pockets, digital washi, or even go hybrid! Scrap everything you need and leave a place for an tangible pocket. Stick it in your layout book and add the ticket stubs. You can also scan those ticket stubs in and use them digitally. You know, cameras are so good now days that you can just snap a photo of the ticket stub if you do not have access to a scanner. Here are some products I found around the store to get those movie and ticket stub layouts going.
Magical Hollywood by Magical Scraps Galore!

 

Movie Night by Wimpychompers

 

Let’s Get Reel by Blue Heart Scraps

 

Now Showing by LuvEwe Designs

 

Plastic Pockets by Magical Scraps Galore!

His and Hers Frames by Kathryn Estry

 

Those are just a few of the items to get those layouts started. You can also scrap by the theme of the movie! Don’t forget concert tickets either. I cannot wait to scrap my movie tickets. I am going to save them up this summer and scrap the movies of our 2015 summer.

We would love to see your movie and ticket stub layouts! Make sure to load them up to the GingerScrap’s gallery and then come back here and link us up!

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