Tutorial Tuesday: Digital Scrapbooking

I Feel the Need… the Need for SPEED (Scrapping)!

Did anybody join in on the Digital Scrapbook Day (week) activities? I was so pleased to see not one but TWO speed scraps included. I LOVE speed scraps! But I know they can be really intimidating, especially for the novice digi-scrapper. Since both Lori from Scraps N Pieces and Aimee Harrison have indicated they’d like to run monthly speed scraps, I thought I would share some tips for making speed scraps a fearless and fun way to document your life.

Let’s talk about speed scraps in general first. When I first became a digi-scrapper, I knew nothing about anything. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I had a sale-priced Photoshop Elements 5 CD that I bought at a business supply store and nothing to work with but a lot of photos. So I started downloading freebies. Just like a lot of others do when they’re getting started. The first online digi-scrapping shop I actually spent money at had a series of monthly challenges that were intended to stimulate people to become competent digital scrapbooking artists so I began playing along with them. Soon I was pulled into my first speed scrap… and I was terrified! I could barely make PSE do anything at all and now I was going to have a stopwatch running? But I jumped in. Some of my favourite layouts of all time are those I’ve created for speed scraps.

Speed scraps are time-limited events; depending on who’s in charge they can go only 2 hours before the gate comes down while others are a little more generous and allow several hours after the last set of instructions for participants to post their layouts in the gallery. Here’s the basic scoop: The facilitator for the scrap has already put together a layout and written 7 sets of instructions to guide participants in creating their layouts. The first set of instructions is posted at the top of the hour, followed by the rest at 10 minute intervals, the final set being posted at the end of the hour. Participants then (usually) have one more hour to finish the layout and get it posted into the gallery and the speed scrap thread. For those whose creative process takes days, this can be really stressful. But you know what else it can be? Liberating! Think of it as a mental template.

Now for some tips…

  • When you’re planning to participate in a speed scrap, have some specific photos in mind. You won’t know until the instructions are posted how many you’ll need, but if you have a couple or three already chosen you’ll be ahead of the game before it starts.
  • Try to choose photos that will lend themselves to different shapes or formats. I like to have 3 in my speed scrap folder: a portrait format, a landscape format and one that can be either a square or a circle. Then I’m ready for anything!
  • When you’ve selected your photos, think about which kits might work well with them and have them in your memory. I loved the speed scrap Aimee hosted on Saturday, for which she generously provided a free mini-kit for those who chose to work with it. I did. Having that for inspiration I was able to narrow my photo choices down nicely.
  • Have both your software and your digi-supplies open on your desktop so you’re already in working mode. Open a new canvas on your workspace, in whatever size you normally work with. I do 12×12, and in PSE 15 there’s even an option for making a preset for that. The more prepared you are going in, the easier it’ll be to work along with the group.

  • Make use of the keyword search when you’re looking for something in particular. If the instructions call for a bow, but the kit you’re using doesn’t have one, you can run a search for one that will look good with your kit while you do something else.
  • Use the tools that come with your software. The grid is one of the most useful ones of all for speed scrapping. Sometimes the instructions will be very explicit: “Place your photo 1 1/2 inches over from the right edge of your background and 4 inches up from the bottom edge.” Popping a grid over your background (View>Grid or CTRL/CMD>’) makes doing that a cinch. (Kat Hansen wrote the book on detailed instructions for speed scrapping.)
  • If your instructions say to “center a large flower over the left edge of your photo”, you can use the Move tool option for centering objects by selecting both layers then clicking on Align>Center.
  • Don’t freak out at how fast time is passing. Take a second to read the instructions carefully so you can save time actually doing what they say. By the time the last set of instructions – usually to add shadows, a title, a date and some journaling – you’ll be close to finished anyway. The last hour is to pretty everything up and make sure it all looks good.
  • Don’t feel like you have to chat while you’re working. No one expects that. Multitasking is hard enough when you’re not racing against the clock.
  • I use purchased shadow styles a lot, and they’re especially handy for speed scraps. You can select all of your paper layers holding down the Shift key as you click on the layers, then shadow them all with one click. Same for flowers and other items. It really saves a lot of time. If you’re close to finished and still have time left, then you can create some custom shadows if you want, but you won’t necessarily need to.
  • Don’t panic if you’re short on time and don’t think you’ll get your credits down with your layout in the Gallery before you post it and copy it to the thread. You can go back into the Gallery after your layout is posted into the thread and add them in. Just don’t forget to put them in there!
  • Also don’t be upset when your layout looks similar to all the rest of them. They were all working with the same set of instructions you were, so they SHOULD resemble each other.
  • Last but not least, don’t sweat the petty stuff (or pet the sweaty stuff!). It’s not the end of the world if you’re not finished when the clock runs down. You’ve made a great attempt and now that you’ve gotten warmed up, next time will be better. If you’re like me, you’re participating for the challenge and not for the prize, nice as those are. No one can manage absolutely everything all the time. There will be interruptions – the dog needs to go out, the phone rings and it’s your mom, the baby wakes up and wants Mommy NOW… There may be a screen freeze or your software may shut itself down on you without warning… and you didn’t save your work. All of these have happened to me (except the baby part… no babies here!) and I just got back in the game. If you’re so stressed out by speed scrapping that it isn’t fun, DON’T try to get it all done in 2 hours. No judging!

Here’s the layout I speed-scrapped with Aimee on Saturday. I’m really happy with it. And I had it done with 20 minutes to spare… so it CAN be done!

How do you feel about speed scraps? What are your favourite challenges? Personally, I love them all!

Fresh Baked: May 01, 2015

If you don’t have a cup of coffee or a glass of water, I suggest you grab yourself one before you start this newsletter. It’s a long one but it’s so chocked full of amazing goodies that it will be so worth it!

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: October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! May the tricks be few and the treats be plentiful! Today is definitely full of some wonderful treats for you! Today is the kick-off of DSD! A big party is happening at Gingerscraps, and we invite all of you to it! Keep reading, and you’ll get all the information!

Before I show you the new goodies, I have to show you some amazing layouts using the new Buffet and the Monthly Mix, “As the Leaves Turn”.


Created by scrapjrlgcp. I love the cluster of leaves framing the stinking adorable picture.


Created by zenjen. I just love the faces. A great series of pictures, and I love the crossword paper background.


Created by MamaCake. I love all the paper layers, and cute little clusters.

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Fresh Baked: DSD 2013 Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the carts overflowing
And everyone telling you "Be of good scrap"
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s the hap-happiest season of all

It’s DSD time at Gingerscraps! Speed scraps, a new FWP template grab bag, LOADS of new kits, templates, and so much more! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Don’t forget, GS is full of fun for the DSD celebration!
DSD 2013 {chat room activities}
Here is a Full Chat Room Schedule, print it out so you don’t miss a single chat!


http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?23872-DSD-2013-chat-room-activities

It’s time for a DSD 2013 {scavenger hunt}!!


http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?23870-DSD-2013-scavenger-hunt

Are you ready to for our special DSD 2013 {Facebook hop}!?


http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?23871-DSD-2013-facebook-hop

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag! This month’s was created by Created by Jill Designs, Chere Kaye Designs, Kathy Winters Designs, Craft-tastrophic Designs, and Blue Heart Scraps.

 
http://store.gingerscraps.net/October-FWP-Grab-Bag.html

When you spend $20, you get this AMAZING grab bag full of templates, created by the wonderful and amazing Gingerscraps designers!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2013-Template-Grab-Bag.html


Grab Bag #1: http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2013-Grab-Bag-1-Sale.html
QP Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-QuickPage-Album.html
Brag Book Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Brag-Book-Album.html
Printable Greeting Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Printable-Greeting-Cards.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Word-Art.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Flair-Pack.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Cluster-Pack.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Journal-Cards.html
Alpha Add-On: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Countdown-To-Christmas-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html


Grab Bag #2: http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2013-Grab-Bag-2-Sale.html
QP Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kiss-The-Cook-QuickPage-Album.html
Printable Recipe Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kiss-The-Cook-Printable-Recipe-Cards.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kiss-The-Cook-Word-Art.html
Flair: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kiss-The-Cook-Flair-Pack.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kiss-The-Cook-Cluster-Pack.html
Alpha Add-on: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kiss-The-Cook-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2013-Grab-Bag.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-Grab-Bag-Bowling-101.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Ct-Star-Two-Tiny-Turtles.html


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


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Ct-Star-Conny-Samberg.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2013-Kit-Grab-Bag.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/2013-DSD-Grab-Bag.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Feels-Like-Fall-GRAB-BAG.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-5-for-10.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-20-for-30.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/WTKSPTDDSDGrabBag2013.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Template-Grab-Bag-11.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Story-To-Tell-DSD-Grab-Bag.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Happy-Day-Template-Pack.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-s-Get-Reel-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-s-Get-Reel.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-s-Get-Reel-Clusters.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-s-Get-Reel-Journal-Cards.html
Stackers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-s-Get-Reel-Stackers.html
QuickPages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-s-Get-Reel-QuickPages.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Bekah-E-Designs/


http://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?470-Speed-Scrap


http://store.gingerscraps.net/ConniePrince/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Created-by-Jill-Scraps/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/CathyK-Designs/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Trixie-Scraps/


http://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?470-Speed-Scrap


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Simple-Girl-Scraps/


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-In-Green/


http://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?470-Speed-Scrap


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Twin-Mom-Scraps/

GingerScraps has a  Facebook Group. This is an Open group anyone can join to share your GingerScraps Layouts, inspirational stories, scrapping funnies, questions, ISOs or anything else you’d like to share! This group gives you the chance to catch things you may have missed about GingerScraps happenings, such as sale announcements, new freebies, chats, new releases and more.

Remember this is a GingerScraps group, so please no other store product promotions.

Fresh Baked: September 20, 2013

Happy Friday! Are you having a blast with the birthday party celebration going on? There is so much going on!

Here are some Quick Links to a few threads you will not want to miss:
Scavenger Hunt– Search through the shop to find the hidden birthday image.
Cake Walk This is really cool! And some awesome prizes too! Be sure to check it out.
Facebook Hop– An awesome hope of freebies, around the GS designers Facebook pages!
Special B-day Bundles!– There are a TON of special $5.00 B-day Bundles! 3 FULL SIZE PRODUCTS for only $5.00!
EVERY Buffet is 40% off!http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerScraps-Buffet/

There’s still more goodies to come this week! The designers went all out! Fall is coming around, and the colors are showing in the designs! Templates are coming out of your ears from so many of the designers! It’ll be hard to choose a favorite, I promise you!

Before I share the great new items, I have to share a few layouts, using this month’s buffet, Crisp Autumn and the monthly mix, The Boy Zone.


Created by mdusell. I’m a sucker for all things sunset-related, and this picture. Oh my goodness!! It’s gorgeous! I love that the picture is the main focus of the layout, with a small, but beautifully done cluster.


Created by JaninAlberta. I love the simplicity, how the focus is on the pictures. So well done!


Created by swastinadia. I love the black and white photos. The smiles make the layout perfect.

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Fresh Baked: June 14, 2013

Sunday is Father’s Day, at least in parts of the world. I hope you tell that special guy in your family how much you appreciate him. The designers have created some great kits that would be perfect for a hybrid card. The 4th of July is in less than a month, as well, and there are some great kits this week that would be perfect to scrap last year’s pictures that you missed, or even another hybrid project, perfect for any barbeque.

Before I show you them, though, I have to show off some amazing layouts from the gallery! The layouts for this week are two using Just Like Dad and one using School’s Out, this month’s monthly mix.


Created by scrapjrlgcp. I love the idea of a summer bucket list. I’m definitely going to have to lift this idea!

 photo crisdam_ping_justlikedad.jpg
Lovely layout created by catgoddess. I love that it’s not a dad-centric layout. Shows the versatility of the buffet!


Wonderful layout created by swastinadia. I love the repeated journal card. The different quotes make it wonderful as well!

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag! This month’s was created by the Gingerscraps Designers. I just love when they all collab together.

June FWP
http://store.gingerscraps.net/June-2013-free-with-10-purchase.html

I have some very exciting news to tell you about ….

GingerScraps is proud to announce that for the first time since 2010, we are having an open call for designers to join our team.
We are looking for designers who want to make GingerScraps their home. The vision has always been the same for GS- a nurturing environment for designers and scrappers. A place to inspire and create! If you have a passion for creating unique, quality, digital scrapbooking products… and you are looking for a supportive, full service site, that is focused on a positive, fun, loving, family environment, then GingerScraps could be the perfect fit for you!!

Take a look at this ad below- and visit the forum for the full details- http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?22436-GS-Design-Team-Call!!&p=262609#post262609

Design Call Ad

Now on to our Fresh Baked goodies for the week…


http://store.gingerscraps.net/lets-go-camping.html


Kit : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Besties-Are-Forever.html
Mixed Add -On : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Besties-Are-Forever-Mixed-Add-On-Pack.html
Border :http://store.gingerscraps.net/Besties-Are-Forever-Border-Pack.html
Kraft Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Besties-Are-Forever-Kraft-Paper-Pack.html
Torn Paper : http://store.gingerscraps.net/Besties-Are-Forever-Torn-Paper-Pack.html


KIT: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-KIT.html
ALPHAS: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-ALPHAS.html
BORDERS: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-BORDERS.html
BORDER TEMPLATES: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-BORDER-TEMPLATES.html
CLUSTERS: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-CLUSTERS.html
EXTRA PAPERS: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-EXTRA-PAPERS.html
TEMPLATES: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Boy-s-World-TEMPLATES.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Am-I-dreaming-kit.html


BUNDLE http://store.gingerscraps.net/Am-I-dreaming-bundle.html
kit http://store.gingerscraps.net/Am-I-dreaming-kit.html
masks http://store.gingerscraps.net/Am-I-dreaming-masks.html
pre deco papers http://store.gingerscraps.net/Am-I-dreaming-pre-deco-papers.html
clusters http://store.gingerscraps.net/Am-I-dreaming-clusters.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Kit.html


CHOCOHOLIC – Bundle http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Bundle.html
CHOCOHOLIC – Krafties http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Krafties.html
CHOCOHOLIC – Torn Papers http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Torn-Papers.html
CHOCOHOLIC – Journal Cards http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Journal-Cards.html
CHOCOHOLIC – Alpha http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Alpha.html
CHOCOHOLIC – Template Pack 1 http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Template-Pack-1.html
CHOCOHOLIC – Template Pack 2 http://store.gingerscraps.net/CHOCOHOLIC-Template-Pack-2.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Crazy-Days-of-Summer.html


Bundles:
Made in America: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Made-In-America-Bundle.html
Celebrate America: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-America-Bundle.html
Sea to Shining Sea: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sea-to-Shining-Sea-Bundle.html
Separate Packs & Add-ons:
Celebrate America kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-America-Kit.html
Celebrate America border clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-America-Border-Clusters.html
Celebrate America PreDeco papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-America-PreDeco-Papers.html
Celebrate America flairs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-America-Flair-Pack.html
Sea to Shining Sea kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sea-To-Shining-Sea-Kit.html
Sea to Shining Sea border clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sea-To-Shining-Sea-Border-Clusters.html
Sea to Shining Sea PreDeco papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sea-To-Shining-Sea-PreDeco-Papers.html
Sea to Shining Sea flairs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sea-To-Shining-Sea-Flair-Pack.html
Made in America templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Made-In-America-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Made in America extra papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Made-In-America-Extra-Paper-Pack.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Kit.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Border-Clusters.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-PreDeco-Papers.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Journal-Cards.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Extra-Papers.html
Chalkboard WordArt: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Chalkboard-WordArt.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
WordArt: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-WordArt.html
Flairs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Flair-Pack.html
Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Cluster-Pack.html
Alpha Add-On: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
QP Album: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-Sunshine-QuickPage-Album.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Bee-Hiving.HTML


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-The-Kit.html
Stickers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-Stickers.html
Extra Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-Extra-Papers.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-Alpha.html
Cardstock: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-Cardstock.html
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Need-For-Speed-The-Bundle.html

Don’t forget the June Bake Sales!! During the month of June, we will have a Bake Sale every Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to stop by the shop tomorrow to grab another round of full size products for only $1.00!

June Bake Sale

This link is not yet active– but stop by Saturday and Sunday to shop the June Weekend Bake Sale- http://store.gingerscraps.net/-1.00-Bake-Sale-June-15-16/

Also, tonight is our Night Owl Chat! Pretty in Green in our host this week! Here is a sneak peek of what she has ready for you- Join us in the Chat Room tonight, Friday, June 14th at 10:00pm EST.

iNDS Special Edition!

iNSD_Welcome

It’s finally here!! The event we all look forward to, {inter}National Scrapbooking Day!!!

We have so much happening at GingerScraps, we decided to dedicate a special newsletter to tell you all about it. Stop by the Forum- iNSD Welcome post to get a great break down of all the events over the iNSD celebration.

iNSD_main

We have a full shop sale from May 2-5th, MANY of our designer have sales extending through the week, as well as special Grab Bags and other exciting goodies for you. Be sure to stop by the shop to see all the details! At the End of this newsletter you will see a full list of ads from our designers with a bit more info about what you can expect to see from them.

We also have a special Bake Sale going on-

iNSD_BakeSale

http://store.gingerscraps.net/-1.00-Bake-Sale-May-1-5/

Now when you’re shopping we have some really awesome treats for you!!

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great grab bag! This month’s May Free With Purchase Grab Bag* was created by Inspired Designs, titled Everyday Memories, this Grab Bag is packed full of delicious goodies.

May FWP

But wait there’s more!! To celebrate iNSD our designer created an AMAZING mega collab called Scraptastic. This mega- Scraptastic was use to make all the promotional images for iNDS, it is a huge gorgeous collab, yours free with any purchase over $20!

When you add over $20 in product to your cart this item will be automatically added for free! This deal is good from May 2-5th.

scraptastic

*Now for the VERY BEST DEAL… If you spend over $30 (between May 2-5th) you will get BOTH the amazing Scraptastic collab AND the May Free With Purchase Grab Bag*

Simply add over $30 of products to your cart, and BOTH will be automatically added to your cart for FREE!

In between your shopping time, we have all sorts of fun happening around the forums and the chat room! Stop by the iNSD section in the forum to see all the special iNDS challenges, and games!

Here is a full chat schedule-

iNDS_Chat

Let me tell you a bit more about our iNDS activity’s.

We have a iNSD Scavenger Hunt going on, visit the forum for the details.

iNSD_ScavengerHunt

We also have a Digi Cake Walk

iNSD_DigiCakeWalk

You will not want to miss our GS Facebook Hop!!

The FB hop officially starts on May 2 @ 10:oo am EST

FB Hop

Designer Sale Ads!


Shop: ViolaMoni


Shop: Pretty In Green


Shop: Twin Mom Scraps


Shop: Aprilisa Designs


Shop: Kathy Winters


Shop: ConniePrince


Shop: Simple Girl Scraps


Shop: Trixie Scraps


Shop: Crisdam Designs


Shop: SandyPie Creations


Shop: Angelclaud ArtRoom


Shop: Pixelily Designs


Shop: ConniePrince and Trixie Scraps


Shop: Wendy Tunison Designs


http://store.gingerscraps.net/NSD-Grab-Bag-No.-1.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/NSD-Grab-Bag-No.-2.html


Shop: Craft-tastrophic


Shop: SnipsNSnails

Designers Events:

Whew, you made it to the End! I look forward to seeing all your beautiful layouts and chatting with you in our chat room! Happy iNSD!! Ginger, and the entire GingerScraps Family

Fresh Baked for September 21, 2012

It has truly been an eventful week! Things have been a little crazy, but in a good way, most of the time. Thursday, my brother-in-law married the love of his life, and I felt so blessed to be a part of it. It was amazing.

It reminds me of how life is so beautiful in the moments we get to share with those we love. Each moment is precious, and life can be fleeting. Getting to see two separate people become one in a union like that is pretty powerful.

I chose some layouts that remind me of the preciousness of life, using the Life is Beautiful buffet by the amazing designers here at Gingerscraps. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.


Created by scrapjrlgcp. I love seeing love shared between siblings, especially a newborn.


Created by jenevang. I love that quote!


Created by MamaCake. SO many pictures! I can never make a layout with that many pictures look good!

Remember, if you want your layout spotlighted in the newsletter, you have a chance! Make sure you create it using the current buffet, and upload to the buffet gallery.

When you spend $10, you get this for FREE! This month, Pixels by Jen has created September’s new Grab-bag and it is gorgeous!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Family-Tree.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-Kit.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-PreDeco-Papers.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Alpha Add-On:http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html


Flair Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-Flair-Pack.html
Cluster Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-Cluster-Pack.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-Border-Clusters.html
WordArt Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-WordArt-Pack.html
WordBits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/County-Fair-WordBits.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-Kit.html
PreDeco Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-PreDeco-Papers.html
Temps: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-Border-Clusters.html
Paper Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-Extra-Paper-Pack.html
WordArt: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-WordArt.html
Alpha Add-on: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-Alpha-Pack-AddOn.html
Cluster Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-Cluster-Pack.html
Quick Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Apple-Of-My-Eye-QuickPages.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Imagine-your-papers-CU-2.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Take-Time-Vol.-2-Timeline-Templates.html


Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Power-KIT.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Power-BORDERS.html
PreDeco Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Power-PRE-DECO-PAGES.html
Quick Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Power-QUICK-PAGES.html
Templates: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Flower-Power-TEMPLATES.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Bye-Bye-Summer.html


Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shine-Bright-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shine-Bright.html
Border Clusters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shine-Bright-Border-Clusters.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shine-Bright-Journal-Cards.html
Quick Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shine-Bright-Timeline-Quick-Pages.html

If you’re a fan of the speed scrap, make sure you join Meg, of Ocean Wide Designs, in the chat room Saturday!

I hope you’ll be there! I’m planning on it.

We’re almost finished with the month, but there are still plenty of challenges to partake in. Come and join us.

Happy Birthday Gingerscraps

Do not adjust your calendar. You’re not confused. It truly is Wednesday, not Friday. Today, Gingerscraps turns FOUR! I cannot believe that it’s been four years. Sometimes it feels like forever, and sometimes it just doesn’t feel like it’s been that long.

In the past four years, we’ve seen new designers just starting out, and we’ve seen a few retire. Each year, we add to the Birthday Buffet, and this year is no different! It’s My Birthday has a few new additions!

We still have the previous minis, as well!

As always, the CT had a blast playing with the minis!

Shh!! It’s a surprise. Okay, not really but it’s definitely a sale! That would make the buffet items $1.40 a piece! That’s a gift that keeps on giving!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/B-Day-Bundles

Our designers have also bundled three of their previously released kits for just $5! I have a few in mind that I’m going to be buying, that’s all I have to say!

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite party games is a good old fashion Cake Walk.
You walk around a circle and if you land on a winning number, you get a delicious cake! Well we have our very own digi Cake Walk!
EVERY purchase (of $5.00 or more) you make, between Sep 12th and Sep 16th, will grant you one walk around our cake walk.
If you land on a lucky number (chosen by a random generator) then you will get some delicious goodies! We have new- never released products (cakes) from some of your favorite GS designers, and TWO very lucky winners will receive a $50 shopping spree in the Site Collabs (gingerbread ladies collabs only) section of the GS shop. Over 30 lucky shoppers will go home with a scrumptious cake! All winners will be emailed their prize on Sep 18th. Don’t worry, we will track all purchases, if you spend $25 then that is good for FIVE entries into the cake walk. The more you spend the better your odds will be. Good luck and start shopping!!

It wouldn’t be a party at Gingerscraps without speed scraps! The CT and the Designers are all working together to give you LOTS of speed scraps to enjoy!

There’s also a Scavenger Hunt going on! Have a look through the store, and look for the Gingerbread man! There might be some hints in the forum, to help you in your search!

Another fun game is happening! What’s in the Designer’s purse? You have to match the designer to her purse! Each of them left some clues in the picture. Some might be a little harder than others, but not impossible, I promise!

December Daily Download #18

Hello all!

Hope you are having a great weekend.  I’ve got something fun for you to do later…

a speed scrap!  🙂

I’ll be hosting and would love to have lots of people there to chat with me.  🙂  We’ll chat and work on a layout together – its always a fun time!

 

And now… here’s today’s goodie for ya –

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Have a fabulous day!