Let’s Celebrate…Thanksgiving!


As I mentioned back on the Thanksgiving crafts post, today we are going to look at all things Thanksgiving here at GingerScraps. There is an entire section dedicated to this Holiday in the store.  So let’s celebrate Thanksgiving, GingerScraps style!












Wow! Who knew there was so many great Thanksgiving goodies in the store. There are many more where those came from. I tried to stick strictly with Thanksgiving themes. That being said, there are hundreds more kits, alphas, elements, and templates in the store that you can use to scrap your Thanksgiving photos. Don’t let a theme or color scheme hold you back! The images above are linked to their store counterpart. Make sure you enjoy your Thanksgiving, take lots of photos, and make sure to scrap them! Thank you for joining us for Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving! For all of your celebrating next week; Happy Thanksgiving!


GingerBread Girls Inspiration| Dana aka: Scrappingirl


Can you guys believe that we are in November already?! I say it every year; but, this year has just flown by! Where did 2015 get to? While I am trying to wrap my mind around that, let us get some inspiration from one of GingerScraps’ creative team members. If you didn’t know, they have the fun name of being a “GingerBread Girl”. Today we are going to get some inspiration from Dana aka: scrapingirl



The first thing I notice with Dana’s lovely scrapbook pages is she really knows how to use the papers that come in a kit (be it solid or pattern) and use them! Sometimes you run across just one or two papers layered and that is it. Which is fine! Scrap what is you. Dana really uses papers to compliment her pages & photos.

I like that she scraps the everyday, like band aids and cuddles. She is never lacking in super cute photos and her clustering is spot on! Not to mention her titles (which I struggle with!) are great! I really like the “Piles of Handsome” title. Some great inspiration to be had here! Don’t just take my word for it. All these images are linked to their counterpart in the gallery. You can also check out her full gallery HERE! I hope you got some ideas and  inspiration from Dana aka: scrapingirl


Let’s Celebrate | Autumn (fall)


Good morning GingerScrap’s scrappers! If you remember, last month we celebrated the end of Summer. I don’t know about you, but here in the southern part of the States, it is starting to look a lot like Autumn! It is my favorite time of the year. From cooler weather, changing colors, holidays, and pumpkins. All these things make this season the best! We should of course scrap it, right? Never fear. GingerScraps has so much to offer when it comes to scrapping seasons. Autumn is no exception. There is even a whole category dedicated to it. Today, we are going to take a look at just a few of those items. Get ready for all things Autumn! (items linked to the store).





















As you can see, not everything is about pumpkins. There is such a great variety of goods to scrap your Autumn pages. Make sure you check out this month’s and past October and November’s buffets! There is so much more autumn goodness to be had. I will link those up for you here to help out. October 2015 | November 2014 | Crisp Autumn | November 2013


You don’t just have to take my word for it. I looked around the gallery and found some great Autumn layouts. Here are just a few to get your creative juices flowing. All layouts are linked to their counterpart in the gallery. I will include the credits as well. You know, since you will be wanting to check out those great Autumn/Fall digital goodness.

Fall Fun by lorigaud credits: Addicted to Shopping $5 Grab Bag by Seatrout Scraps


pumpkins by chigirl credits: -paper masks v2 by little rad trio -fall harvest by little rad trio -hello autumn by little rad trio


Fall Pumpkins by blondy credits: Pumpkin Boogie by Mandy King


Pumpkin Guts by dannie18 credits: BoomersGirl Designs’ Pumpkin Guts


The Great Pumpkin Drop by TraceyMonette credits: Where the Pumpkins Grow and Cluster Frames No4 by Clever Monkey Designs (Tracey’s own designs. Isn’t it cool to see designers using their own products?!)


So, like I said. Just a glimpse at what GingerScraps has in store for scrapping those great Autumn and Fall photos. We would love to see what you have been scrapping! Got a great Autumn/Fall layout using some of the great GingerScrap’s items? Link us up! Up load that beauty in the gallery & let us see it! Make sure you check back closer to Halloween. I will be showcasing all those Halloween goodies. Happy Scrapping!


GingerBread Girl Inspiration: Brenian4ever

Good Monday morning! I am trying to find the motivation I need to get everything done today. Scrapping some layouts is part of that. Whenever I am lacking in mojo or ideas, I go looking around the galleries. The GingerBread Girls is a great place to do that! What are GingerBread Girls, you ask? Today we are going to take a look at one of those talented ladies. Get some inspiration from the GingerBread Girls. Today’s inspiration comes from Bren (Brenian4ever).







I told you there is some great inspiration to be had from Bren! She really knows how to take a layout and make it compliment her photos. She doesn’t shy away from bold & fun patterned papers. On top of everything, she has some lovely cluster and title work. All the images shown here are linked to her gallery. Run over & leave her some love. While you are there take a look around an see what grabs your attention!

Let’s Celebrate! Food!


Food!! Gosh, I love food. Good for you food, bad for you food, comfort food, and snacks. Just love them! I thought, it would be fun to celebrate all things food. There are food moments worth scrapping, right? I am here to take the leg work out of finding those kits for you. Did you know that here at GingerScraps, we have a section dedicated just to all things food? Well, we do! Here are just a few fun food items (say that 5 times fast!) for your scrapping pleasure. (all items linked).







Guys, there are just a small bit of the items GingerScraps has to scrap your foodie pages. If these are not what you are looking for or you want more, make sure to check out the FOODIE section of the store. We would love to see what you are scrapping! Got a food-themed page you have scrapped using some of the GingerScrap goodies? Upload those lovely layout to the gallery & come back and link us up! We love to see what you are scrapping!


GingerBread Girl Inspiration: trina513


Today we are going to show you some inspiration from one of our very own GingerBread Girls! She isn’t just any GingerBread Girl!! She is one of the creative team leads. If you are asking what is a GingerBread girl, let me explain who they are. They are GingerScraps creative team. The ladies who bring you inspiration week-after-week using the GingerScraps’ designers latest and greatest designs.

Here are a few of Trina’s layouts that just jumped out of the gallery and grabbed me. Trina has a very clean and no-nonsense way of scrapping. Her layouts are scrapped in a way that the focus is on her great photos. Most all her layouts have journaling on them. Great composition, perfect element choices and placement, and just the right papers really make Trina’s layout standout and show off the memories. Here are just a few of those layouts. All images are linked. Make sure you run over and drop her a line!

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Lovely layouts, right? Make sure you run over and leave her some love. If you are looking for some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing or looking for something to scraplift, Trina’s gallery is a place for that! Happy Scrapping!


GingerBread Girl Inspiration: craftytam


Have you checked out our team page? If you haven’t, you should! I’ve been known to go there tiem-to-time when my mojo has gone on vacation. You can find links to store, galleries, and more there. Today though, we are going to focus on one of the GingerBread Girls. That is what the creative team members here at GS are called.

Today’s GingerBread Girl that we are going to check out is craftytam.

Tammy (if you didn’t catch that by her forum name) is someone I want to scrap like when I grow up! I love well done cluster work and she takes the cake! You want to see what I am talking about, right? Let us take a look a just a few of Tammy’s great layouts!

Are they not lovely?! Of course one of the main things that stand out from her layouts is the great cluster work. Wonderful shadowing and knowing just where to tuck elements in to make it appealing to the eye, isn’t always easily done. Tammy makes them look just that, easy!

What else is noticeable about her layouts is that she doesn’t shy away from bold colors and fun patterns. Sometimes people are scared from a stand out and shout at you patterned paper. Tammy knows how to take those kinds of papers and make them work for her. And of course, great photos!!

That is all we have for you today. We hope you find some inspiration by taking a look at the Tammy’s layouts. It is always an honor to have someone scrap lift you! If you got inspiration from this and scrap-lifted a layout, make sure to link us up! Run over to the gallery, load that lovely layout up, and come back here. One thing we like to do around here is leave layout lovin’!


Creative Style | Journaling


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!


GingerBread Girl Inspiration | emscraps


It is that time again scrappers. Time to take a bit of inspiration from one of our very own GingerBread Girls. GringerScraps has a very talented group of ladies scrapping for us. They take all those beautiful designs our designers give us and showcase them like a boss. Today we are going to take a look at one of those ladies. Emelyn. Otherwise known as emscraps.


You can see her gallery HERE & see what inspires you!

The first thing I noticed when I was looking around her gallery were her photos. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun. So much doing, sight seeing, & smiles. I picked a few of my favorite out to bring you today. If you are looking for inspiration, head on over to her gallery and see what talks to you. (images are linked)

Great, right?! My favorite is the one just above. The fun cut out and the photo. Everyone looks like they are having so much fun in Em’s layouts. She takes her great photos and scraps them beautifully! What are your favorite layouts brought to you by Em?

Pinspiration | Big Titles


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.


The Pin | The Original Source

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!



The Pin | The Original Source

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!



The Pin | The Original Source

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.



The Pin | The Original Source

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!