October Challenge Wrap Up

Can you believe October is coming to an end? Here is a wrap-up of the great challenges we have had this month. There is still a few days to get your layouts uploaded.

Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs gave a wonderful fall tree brush to work with for the Brush Challenge. I love how lisar layered it on top of her photo.

There are always so many good layouts in the Buffet challenge. I love anything pumpkin, so this layout from meagan43 caught my eye.

This month for the Color challenge we were asked to use purple and yellow. This layout from Pippin really caught my eye. I just love that cluster.

The Daily Download for September is used for October’s Challenge. We had two fabulous kits from JB Studio and LJS Designs – Class is In. I love the photo in this layout from KAPOH. So cute.

This month’s Spotlight Designers were Mandy King and Pixelily. I love this simple block layout from mdusell using kits from both designers.

Pretty in Green hosted our Desktop Challenge. I love the way Minena used an opaque full photo with the full color elements on top.

CathyK gave us a cute typewriter type font to use for the Font Challenge. Scrapolina has used some beautiful pictures in her layout.

This month the Hybrid challenge (hosted by Just So Scrappy) was to make bag toppers and chocolate bar wrappers. This group by andastra is so cute.

Seatrout Scraps gave us a picture to use as in inspiration piece for the Inspiration challenge. Sheri Catherine was inspired by the hearts and submitted this awesome layout.

For the Journaling Challenge, Dani (JB Studio) gave several prompts to use. This layout from gethane is great.

Little Rad Trio gave us an adorable Halloween Mini Kit for the Mini Kit Challenge.  This layout by shellbyj is so cute.

Tracey of Clever Monkey Graphics gave us instructions of the slow scrap type to use in the Mix It Up Challenge. I really like how Elizabeth used a black and white photo in her layout.

Marina of Magical Scraps Galore gave us a list of items to use in the Recipe challenge. This layout by Pachimac just jumped off the page at me.

Ginger of Dandelion Dust Designs posted a beautiful layout for us to use in the Scraplift Challenge. I just love this layout from Glori2.

Connie Prince challenged us to make a signature celebrating Halloween for the Signature Challenge. I just love the tagline gduncan added to hers.

Kimberly of Leaving a Legacy Designs gave us a cute template to use for the first Template Challenge. I love all the photos Janytime was able to get on her layout.

Dear Friends Designs gave us a fabulous template to use for the second Template Challenge. I just love the blues in this layout from khannen.

JoyLynn gave us wonderful fall words to use for the Word Art challenge. This layout from DianeInOz is just fabulous.

And this is just a sampling of the awesome layouts submitted this month. Each is linked, so please go leave them some GS love.

You still have a few days to get your layouts done to get this month’s collab.


Spotlight – Journaling Challenge

Hey there. Just popping back in here to feature another of the fabulous GingerScraps challenges. Today we’re spotlighting the Journaling Challenge hosted by Dani of JB Studio.

Each month Dani challenges us with a different focus to get us journaling our memories. For October, this is what she gave us:

  • My favorite story from today…
  • Today I want to remember…
  • A challenge I/you/we tackled today…
  • Something I love about you right now…
  • My favorite moment/time of the day…
  • Around the room… (capture a room in your house – kids rooms are her favorite for this)
  • Document your day… (scrap the facts and then add in some feelings)

Let’s see what some of our members came up with:

Aren’t these wonderful. Each layout it linked to the gallery (just click on it). Head on over to the gallery to leave some love on these wonderful layouts.

Remember, it only takes 10 challenges complete to get this great collaboration:


Spotlight – Hybrid Challenge

Good evening everyone. I thought I would pick a challenge to spotlight that a lot of people just scroll by, but can really be fun.

We’re going to look at the Hybrid Challenge. Katie of Just So Scrappy has a wonderful Halloween Hybrid project for us (but as you can see from the layouts, it doesn’t have to be Halloween).

Katie provided a template to use to make Hershey Bar and Hershey Nugget wrappers. This is what she designed with the template:

Let’s see some of the ideas submitted by our members:

How much fun are these? I would love to see what you can come up with as well!!

Remember, this challenge counts for your 10 for the monthly challenge reward.

See you next week for another spotlight!!

Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Hey y’all. Today I’m spotlighting the Word Art Challenge. Tracey of Clever Monkey Graphics gave us this word art to use this month.

Let’s see all the ways this was used.

Aren’t these all awesome. Head over to the forum to see some of the other layouts posted.

Don’t forget, 10 challenges gets you this fab collab.


Challenge Spotlight – Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone. Today’s spotlight is on the Recipe Challenge hosted this month by Sandy of Key Lime Digi Design.

This is the “recipe” she handed out:

1 piece of ephemera, (milk cap, playing card, seed packet, postcard, map, etc)
2 ribbons, lace, string or other trim
3 papers of any type
3 flowers (or stars)
2 buttons
1 something wooden

And the following is some of what have been submitted. I love this challenge and how it shows so many ways people can go with the same instructions.

These are just awesome. Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you will get this full collab:

And one more thing before I go…it’s time for SCRAPPING SURVIVOR. Have you signed up yet? You know you want to. Sign ups are open through July 19.


Have a great week!!


Challenge Spotlight April 21st, 2015

Happy Tuesday! There are 9 days left to get your challenges completed to earn this great collab! A new one will be out on May 1st.

This week’s spotlight is on the Brush Challenge. I love the brush challenge because it adds a little something extra to your page when you use brushes. I love how you can customize the color, size, etc. This month’s challenge is hosted by Craft-tastrophic. She has these great brushes for us to use!

Let’s take a look to see some amazing layouts using these brushes!

In Flower



Every little moment

Have a great week filled with lots of memory making and scrapping!

Challenge Spotlight April 7, 2015

Happy April! Did everyone enjoy finding eggs and the Spring weather? It’s a brand new month filled with awesome challenges! Make sure you get 10 done so you can get this awesome collab:

One challenge I always love is the Buffet Challenge! There’s always a lot of great inspiration and all you have to do is use a kit or kits from the Buffet to make your LO!

Take a look at some of these awesome LO’s!

I hope these fabulous layouts have given you some inspiration to create your own awesome layout for the challenge!

Challenge Spotlight February 24th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! It’s hard to believe this is the last Tuesday this month! Two months of 2015 down! There’s still 4 more days left to get those challenge layouts done! This week’s spotlight is the 2nd Template Challenge hosted by Missy of Scraps By Missy. She created this awesome template for us to use!

The challenge is simple, use this template to make an awesome layout! What I love about templates is no two people use the template the same. Everyone puts their own personal touch on it! Check out how other members have used this awesome template!

My Love



Feb Template 2 Challenge

How will you personalize this template! Be sure to post in the Forum and record it on your tracking thread!

Challenge Spotlight February 3rd, 2015

Happy February! A new month means a brand new list of challenges and a new Collab kit to earn by doing 10 challenge layouts! Check out this awesome prize exclusive for the month!

The image is also linked to the tracking thread for February. Make sure you are tracking the number of challenges you complete every month!

For this week’s spotlight, Marina from Magical Scraps Galore is hosting the Font Challenge! If you love discovering new fonts as much as I do, then this challenge is right up your alley! All you have to do is use the font she picked in a layout and post it to the thread! She chose this awesome font for you to work with:

Check out some of the layouts that have already been posted:


Feb Font Challenge

My Sunshine

Each layout is linked so please go and leave some love! I hope everyone has a great week!

Challenge Spotlight October 28th

Happy Tuesday! This weekend is going to be sooo busy! With Halloween and DSD, its going to be a great time! With that being said, there’s still 3 more days to get your challenge layouts done for the month of October to get the awesome collab! This weeks spotlight is the Brush Challenge hosted by Sherry Ferguson! She provided a cute little Jack-o-lantern brush to add to a layout.

Just add this brush to your layout and you can check this one off of your tracking list!

Look at some of the great layouts that have already been submitted:

Treating cat



Oct Brush Challenge

You still have a few more days to get those layouts done!