P52: Using Evernote

First off, I apologize for the long period of time between blog posts. I’m honestly so behind and it’s not even funny. Things have gotten so hectic around here, courtesy of just life, 😆 I’m sure everyone knows what I’m talking about.

Since I am so behind (I just finished Week 08, so I have 8 weeks worth of layouts to make up! To do that, I’m using Evernote!

That’s the screenshot of my desktop with the app. I just love it! I can create a whole page dedicated to just each week’s highlights. So much fun!

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P52: Building Your Stash: St. Patrick’s Day

With certain holidays, you need a good assortment of things! You never know what’s going to happen, or how it can play into your day.

For my family, St. Patrick’s Day is a big one. My son’s birthday is on that day, so we always buy him a new shirt for it, and a lot of the decorations and themes involve it. It’s our little tradition, and thus far, he loves it! He gets so excited to see how we’ll incorporate it each year.

Here are just a few wonderful St. Patrick’s Day kits picked from the GS store:


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rainbows-N-Shamrocks.html

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Project 52: Building Your Stock

I’m sorry I missed last week. I think this might be better to be done as a bi-weekly. I’d love to do every week, but things get nuts, and I run out of time. Especially in the middle of the month, and the end of the month. Bear with me as I figure out the perfect schedule for this!

This week, it’s about building up your stock of kits for digitally scrapping your weeks. A lot of people use the same kit for the whole year, and that’s totally okay, but sometimes, you want to either mix it up, or at least work it out so that it matches but it’s not identical. Or you want some fun new elements. These kits, as suggested by our designers, are PERFECT for building up your stock for daily photo-taking and scrapping those memories.


Turning the Page: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Turning-The-Page-by-JB-Studio.html
Frolic: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Frolic-by-JB-Studio.html
On Cloud Nine: http://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Cloud-Nine-Kit-by-JB-Studio.html
Everyday Photos: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-Photos-by-JB-Studio.html


It’s a Good Day: http://store.gingerscraps.net/It-s-a-Good-Day-Collab-by-JB-Studio-and-Amanda-Yi-Designs.html
Days Go By: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Days-Go-By-by-JB-Studio.html
Every Picture Has a Story: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Every-Picture-Has-a-Story.html
Just One More Picture: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Just-One-More-Picture-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html


Everyday Moments: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-Moments-Kit-CK.html
YOUnique: http://store.gingerscraps.net/YOUnique-Kit.html
Be Happy: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-Happy-Kit.html
Inspired: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Inspired-Kit-by-CathyK-Designs.html


It’s Just Life Stuff: http://store.gingerscraps.net/It-s-Just-Life-Stuff.html
Everyday Moments: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-Moments-Kit.html
Happy Day: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Happy-Day.html
Noteworthy: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Noteworthy-by-Cornelia-Designs.html

What are YOUR favorite kits to use for this project? Maybe they’ll get blogged about soon, too!

Project 52: Template Ideas

I’m sorry I missed last week. I think I jinxed it when I wrote about the icks. I ended up not feeling 100% most of the week.

This week, I thought I’d show some template choices when doing the P52 challenge. I only chose one template series from a few designers, but there are plenty to choose from!


A great template series by Connie Prince.  She has two different series of templates, but I’ll admit I get all “hot and bothered” over these. I love the stitches! I also love the mix of picture sizes and shapes!


A series by JB Studio that I like a lot. There’s plenty of room for pictures, even adding more if you need them, as well as lots of room for journaling, which is a big deal with P52 layouts.

AND!! I just found out that a second set will be available for sale on Friday! 😀 They come in letter and 12×12 sizes!


LissyKay Designs has a LOT of these. There’s a wide-variety, and they fit every season, major event, and the like! I love them!


I’ll be honest. Rachel (Pretty in Green) actually created these because I asked for them 😀 There’s a variety, though a few were lost (and will be replaced ASAP) during the server/store upgrade that happened a few months ago.


This series by Dagi’s Temp-Tations is perfect for the P365-type layouts!

Do you have a favorite template series to use? Or designer? Share with us!

P52: Possible template Choices

I’m sorry I missed last week. I think I jinxed it when I wrote about the icks. I ended up not feeling 100% most of the week.

This week, I thought I’d show some template choices when doing the P52 challenge. I only chose one template series from a few designers, but there are plenty to choose from!


A great template series by Connie Prince.  She has two different series of templates, but I’ll admit I get all “hot and bothered” over these. I love the stitches! I also love the mix of picture sizes and shapes!


A series by JB Studio that I like a lot. There’s plenty of room for pictures, even adding more if you need them, as well as lots of room for journaling, which is a big deal with P52 layouts.

AND!! I just found out that a second set will be available for sale on Friday! 😀 They come in letter and 12×12 sizes!


LissyKay Designs has a LOT of these. There’s a wide-variety, and they fit every season, major event, and the like! I love them!


I’ll be honest. Rachel (Pretty in Green) actually created these because I asked for them 😀 There’s a variety, though a few were lost (and will be replaced ASAP) during the server/store upgrade that happened a few months ago.


This series by Dagi’s Temp-Tations is perfect for the P365-type layouts!

Do you have a favorite template series to use? Or designer? Share with us!

Project 52: Example Layouts

And now we’re wrapping up Week 03, and I figured now would be a good time to show off some layouts that have been shared. I love how creative everyone is getting, and how each person is taking the challenge so personally, and making it working for them.


Created by Sarah. Yes, that would be me. I’m going more for the Project Life theme, and scrapping some of my favorite pictures. This is just one side. I take a lot of selfies, and since that’s just about the only way we get pictures of me, I figured I should scrap them. Sometimes I need photographic proof that I actually put on some make-up.

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Project 52: Apps!

Okay, last week, we talked about inspiration. Today, I’m going over APPS!

Apps are a bit of a personal choice. The ones I use are more photography based, and the ones someone else uses might be more for journaling! It’s always personal.

As I mentioned last week, I’m more of an Android girl and know nothing about IOS, but here are some IOS apps suggested by another user:

Journaling
Momento- My very favorite app. I use it every day
Evernote
Photo editing/ filters/ social
Instagram
VSCO cam
PicTapGo
Adding text to photos
Collect
A Beautiful Mess
Word Swag
Scrapping/ photo collage
Project Life App
Shake
Diptic
PicFrame
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Project 52: Inspiration

Hello and welcome to a new blogging series! I’ve noticed in the forum that so many scrappers want to do a version of Project 52, whether it involves daily photographs, a weekly theme, or picking one big moment of the year!

At Gingerscraps, you’re able to earn up to 4 (FOUR!) challenge points a month (full explanation available here in the Gingerscraps forum). If you have any questions relating to that, please ask there. Thank you!

This series, which will be posted each Wednesday, will focus on different aspects of the challenge. Today, for example, will be focus on some inspiration!

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Fresh Baked with News! 1/1/12

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I hope this year is a wonderful year for you!  I know it will be a great year for us here at GingerScraps!  How do I know that?  Well let’s just say I know who is guesting for us this year (we have some BIG names coming).  I have some designers that are starting (a few will be here soon!).   Plus we have a new challenge reward system with some new challenges!  This will be a fantastic year!

Let’s start this new year off right!  What better way start then with a $1 Bake Sale!  This Bake Sale will last for 5 days!!

 We also have our new grab bag which you can have for free!  Free you ask?  That’s right!  You get this grab bag for free when you spend $10 in the store.  Marie H Designs worked very hard and let me tell you how CUTE it is!

As always we have our Buffet kits too!  This month’s buffet is called “Colors of my Life” and our designers did a great job.  These will also be $1 for 5 days!

This buffet is all about a pop of color. Make you Layout stand out in the crowd! Also perfect for all your 365/52 Layouts. Choose where you want the pop of color to highlight your weekly memories. Set against a lovely array of smokey tones- there are a variety of bright and dramatic colors, creating a truly eye catching and memorable layout. Colors of My Life is a buffet you will not want to miss!

GS_buffet_COML_products

 

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Colors-of-My-Life/

Here is what our creative team did for us!

Let’s keep it going with our Guest Designer!

ROSEYTOES DESIGNS!

 

Ive known Ryan for a while and she is such a great person!  I can’t wait for you all to get to know her better!  Here is what she had to say about herself!

 Hello everyone! My name is Ryan, I’m 26 years old, I have a 5 year old ‘big boy’ (according to him) named Gavin, and a boyfriend, whom I might as well be married to, since we’ve ben together for 6 years now, this last December.. 

I am currently in school, getting my AA in liberal studies, to become an elementary school teacher, as well as an AA in social sciences.. I als work part time at a local grocery store in the deli dept, and let me just say, I make a pretty grubbin’ sandwich! lol
I love spending time with my family, going to family events and also taking pictures! Over the summer I bought myself an early birthday present, and well probably christmas too for the next few years! a nikon D5100, that I am absolutely obsessed with! It’s a rarity to see me without a camera with me now, I just love being able to capture memories of my neices and nephews whenever I can..
As for Roseytoes Designs, I actually started scrapping in 2007 after my son was born because I didn’t really have the time to sit down and devote time to paper scrapping anymore.. In 2010 I was encouraged to give designing a try and I got hooked, and bad! lol the first mini kit I ever did looked horrible, lol, since I didn’t really know what I was doing, and took me literally all night to complete! looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way, I love creating scrapbook kits And now, templaes as well and I’m trying new things to be able to branch out and not be so limited on my designs.

 Here are just a few of her goodies!  Her store has TONS more so make sure you look!

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Calm.html

 

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Beautiful-Whimsy.html

http://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Templates.html

Now I know I mentioned new challenges so let me tell you about a new challenge.  Each month you will be given a challenge to use the previous month’s daily download.  Now that you know that you will need the daily download for a challenge, you can buy December’s Daily Download  – Just Keep Smiling by Connie Prince right now.  You’ll need it!

 

Beautiful huh?  Now is the time to start collecting January’s Daily Download!  This month was brought to you by LauraMarie! The image is linked with the download for Day One, then make sure to head to the blog each and every day to pick up every peice of this lovely kit!

Jan_2012_DD_SneakPeek

 Day One Link: http://bit.ly/tlZCoz

*Link is Expired*

Last but not least, a new issue of the GingerScraps Street magazine came out today!!

magizine

http://scrapstreet.com/ss12/janu12/contents.htm

There you have it!  We here at GingerScraps hope this year is filled with nothing but happiness!