Creative Style | Pocket Scrapbooking

Here we are already. The last week in January. Didn’t it just turn 2018? Before we know it we will be looking at the end of this year! It flies by faster and faster with each passing year. That being said, I am not here to complain about time flying. 🙂 I am here to talk about scrapbooking styles. You know: fantasy, pocket, traditional, and everything in between. Some people scrap only one style. Some people (like myself) will scrap one style one day and another a next. I like to mix things up.

One thing I’ve really not scrapped is those great pocket pages. I love to cluster a bit too much. Those pages are lovely though! So neat, clean, and brought together. The perfect touch of elements and patterned paper. So what is “pocket scrapbooking” actually?

When scrapping with paper, pocket scrapbooking usually used page protectors that can be divided into smaller pockets. These pockets are arraigned in many different ways on the page. In each pocket usually the things that are included are photos, cards, and journaling. Of course it isn’t limited to that either. Ticket stubs, hospital bracelets, receipts, and so are are great additions to the pockets. In digital scrapbooking we take basically the same approach. Some of the digital scrapbooking versions of pocket scrapbook layouts have photos and such tucked in actual (digital) pockets. Those are my favorite. Others are just wonderfully blocked layouts. Some with stitches around the blocks, and of course some without. Usually there is more focus on the memories, photos, and papers than lots of elements filling the pages.

These layouts jump out of the galleries! So, that is what I did. I stalked the gallery and am here to show of some of those great pocket scrapbook pages that are filling the GingerScraps gallery. We will round up today’s Creative Style post with some great items from GingerScrap’s store to create your own pocket layouts.

Here are those layouts I mentioned. All are linked to their counterparts in the gallery. If you are so inclined, run over there and give these guys some gallery love!

New Years 2018 by
honeybee

 

Week 3 2018 by Firstoscartgrouch

 

New Wine Glasses by msbrad

 

Magic_March_2011 by ScrappyPenguin

 

Accident by gnana96

 

by minicooper452

 

PS_-_GS_1_18_Mix by jang

 

Punktering by hannaahl

Pocket scrapbooking is one of the most popular styles of scrapping digital out there! GingerScraps has an entire section dedicated just to all supplies for your digital pocket scrapbooking. I took a look-see at that section. Nearly 70 pages of goodies!! I picked out a few of my favorite to showcase here. Of course, this is just a small sample of what is in the store. If you already have these, or are looking for something else, make sure to check out that section!

My Scary Friends Doodle Stripes contains unique images to turn your projects even more wonderful.
Hand-drawn and colored at the highest quality by Paty Greif Design Studio. The files have a resolution of 300dpi for an optimum printing quality.

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From the Archives – 2017

Well scrappers, this is the last creative blog post of 2017. It is also the last Saturday of 2017. Which means yesterday’s Fresh Baked goodies were the last goodies for 2017. I know I say it every year. I am going to say it again. Where did 2017 get to? I feel like it was just January and we were gearing up for the new year.

Instead we are rounding up 2017; and today we are going to take a look back in the archives. Usually I go back as far as I can in the store to showcase the oldies but goodies of the digital scrapbooking supplies here at GingerScraps. Today’s From the Archives post will be a little different. We are going to take a look back at 2017.

In 2017 we saw other stores close. It is always so sad to see that happen. However, we did gain some amazing designers, staff, and faces around the forum and galleries. We also gained some new friends because of that. There is no doubt about it though. We saw some great designs from our designers here at GignerScraps this year. We had 52 Fresh Baked releases. I would love to show you at least one from each week. I don’t want to overwhelm your sense though. Instead, I am going to show you some of my favorites from 2017. I realize that not all tastes are the same. That my favorite isn’t going to be yours. I do hope you enjoy this look back at 2017 though. Brought to you by our talented designers here at GingerScraps.

Over the moon is an enchanting collection inspired by the moon, the stars and eternal love. In dramatic hues of navy, pink, aqua and gold, this versatile collection includes beautiful elements such as full moons, glittering stars, crescent moons, hearts, gorgeous flowers and lovey word bits, among many others fabulous goodies, and is perfect to scrap the love of your life, your baby’s photo album, cozy bedtime moments, a summer night’s walk by the moonlight, a trip to the planetarium, your favorite theme park after dark, anniversary pages, or simply a magical evening.

 

Sweet Baby Boy – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs
Is there anything sweeter than a newborn baby? The way they smell, the little sounds they make, the way they still smunch up into a little ball… these are the little things that (almost!) make me want to have another!

 

 

You + Me = love! And you are going to love this collection! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. You + Me has everything you need to scrap your Valentine, and more! From the traditional Valentine Day colors to sweet doodles. You + Me is the perfect kit to scrap all the loves in your life.

 

You are strong. You are powerful. You are unstoppable! This collection is for scrapping about your positive and self strengthening moments!

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Let’s Celebrate – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week here in the States; and was last month in Canada. I don’t know about you, I never scrap my photos right after I take them. I usually sit on them for a while. With that in mind, I am stopping by today to show you some great digital scrapbooking supplies for scrapping your Thanksgivings. Be it next week, last month, or years ago! (If Thanksgiving isn’t something you would scrap, but you would like to scrap things you are thankful about, check out THIS POST.) I am going to just jump right into show you the great items. Of course if you are looking for something else besides what is here on the blog today, GingerScraps has a section dedicated to all things Thanksgiving!  All of the images below are linked.

This wonderful Page Kit was made as part of my Count Your Blessings Collection. This fun collection is perfect for all your Thanksgiving digital scrapbooking needs and so much more!

 

 

Thanksgiving is here, and it’s time to gather ’round the dinner table for a turkey feast! This WE GATHER TOGETHER Collection is full of rich colors and traditional Thanksgiving-themed elements and papers to scrap your family memories.

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Let’s Celebrate – Halloween!

Good morning all! It is that time of year again. For those who celebrate, Halloween will be here before we know it. I bounce back-and-forth between Halloween and Christmas being my favorite holiday. Looking at my stash, you would think it was Halloween. I just have to have all of them! I keep telling myself, “You have plenty of Halloween goodies, La’Shawn!” Then…I buy more. I am excited to share with you all today the fun Halloween goodies we have here at GingerScraps. I should have posted this on Saturday. The weekend got away from me. So, we get to brighten our Monday with fun Halloween digital scrapbooking supplies.

In case you didn’t know, or that you are new here at GingerScraps. You can find anything you look for by searching in the store. You can also find a lot of holiday goodies in the HOLIDAY section. Of course there is one just for all things spooky and HALLOWEEN! I am going to try not to overload your visual senses too much…I did warn you though it was one of my favorites. (all images linked)

Boo by Neia Scraps Designs is a perfectly spooky and cute Halloween collection. Jam packed full of watercolor elements, spooky creatures of Halloween, bits of candy, and a bone cracking alpha. Not to mention the leaves, ribbons, and pretty spooky flowers. A go-to Halloween collection!

 

This super fun set of WordArt clusters was made as part of Eeek Collection. This collection is all you need for all your Halloween photos. It’s full of unique elements both spooky and not!!

 

Creating arrangements is so much fun, but also time consuming. Take an advantage of pre-made arrangements and speed up your scrapbooking process to have more time for your dearest 🙂 This wonderful pack was made as part of Happy Halloween Collection.

 

Happy Halloween! Boo to you … and you, and you! Let’s celebrate Halloween with this “not-so-scary” collection, inspired by one of the special parties held at Magic Kingdom. In bright Halloween colors, this collection overflows with themed elements, including the special decorations found in the park such as banners and pumpkins, mouse-eared ghosts and bats, Mickey and Minnie’s Halloween hats, a spooky castle, the signature party fog, a bubbling cauldron, fireworks, plus the highlight of the party: the Headless Horseman!, among many other ghoulishly fun goodies and patterns.

 

All Hallows Eve – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs Witches, werewolves, ghosts, and ghouls… they’re all out on Halloween! Prepare to be scared!

 

Creative scrapping made easy! Ever wanted to create more arty pages or Art Journal-style pages but not sure how to start? Try out these easy-to-use templates. These templates combine traditional scrapping with a bit of arty fun. Clip photographs or papers to the masks, recolour the paint layers or clip paper to them too!

 

This “Halloween” digital scrapbooking page kit features a set of 30 high-quality Halloween-themed 12×12 digital papers, each saved as individual .jpg files. Also included are 66 coordinating elements, 17 word art images, and an alpha set with numbers and lowercase letters, each saved as individual .png files. This product is for personal use, scrap-for-others, and scrap-for-hire purposes only.

 

Halloween is all about tradition: dressing up, making jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating. One of the most iconic images associated with Halloween is a black cat and Hallow Kitty pays tribute to this fantastic feline. This kit pairs the traditional black and orange color palette with olive, cream, and brown for a subdued seasonal feel. Warm, autumnal flowers and leaves pair nicely with thematic elements like cauldrons, pumpkins, a toad, a crescent moon, a broom, and the eponymous black cats themselves. Hallow Kitty plays nice with other favorite fall photos, making it more versatile than a lot of other Halloween kits. So give yourself a treat today and scrap a page with Hallow Kitty – no tricks needed!

 

With 93 unique elements, 26 papers, 6 cardstocks and a full alpha, The Boo Crew is jam-packed with treats for you to use to dress up your Halloween scrapbooking layouts, cards and party invitations.

 

An exclusive design by Paty Greif. The Happy Halloween Digital Full Kit contains unique images to turn your projects even more wonderful. Hand-drawn and colored at the highest quality by Paty Greif Design Studio. The files have a resolution of 300dpi for an optimum printing quality.

 

 

 

Spooky and ghostly, in the Dead of Night. The perfect collection for any haunted house lover!

 

 

As the days grow cooler and the nights grow longer, the colors grow bolder and the wind starts to holler… It’s clearly Halloween season and time to scrap some spooky stories. Whether you’re one of those people who lives for Halloween or just need a pop of color before winter colors, it’s time to scrap your favorite stories with My Life… October. This bold, brightly-colored installment of your favorite series is heavy on the Halloween cheer. Skeletons, jack o’ lanterns, ghosts, sugar skulls, spiders… There are just so many treats in this kit! This kit also has a few tricks up its sleeve, including word strips for the best parts of October. As always, My Life is also packed full of bold patterned papers (which are so versatile that you can use them year-round), bright solids, grungy newsprint papers, a newsprint alpha, and all the flowers, ribbons, banners, and bows your scrappy heart desires. My Life… October makes it easy to finish your scrapping and get back to snacking on Halloween candy… or just making memories.

These are just a small sample of what you can find at GingerScraps to scrap your Halloween photos. I hope you all have a fun, safe & dry Halloween this year. Make sure you take lots and lots of photos! Then….you know what to do! Scrap em! Happy Halloween!

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Creative Style : Scrapping with Orange

Hello scrappers. Today we are going to take a look at a creative style. Well, let me honest. It isn’t really a style so much as getting some inspiration from color.

There are many things that can make a layout stand out in the gallery. What grabs one person’s attention might not grab another’s. I could write multiple blog posts about what grabs mine. That being said, seeing a layout that has predominantly one color always grabs my attention. I originally picked this color because I felt like it was the most neglected of colors in the digital scrapbooking world. Except for one time of the year. Plus I am not overly a fan of it. Boy was I wrong! I think as far as Creative Style Color blog post, this was the most difficult. Not for what I thought…because it was so difficult to narrow down the huge selection GingerScraps’ store has to offer. Here we go…Let us get some inspiration from the color orange.

We are going to take a look at some pretty orange images, and the latest orange filled goodies from the store. If those do not do it for you, make sure you check out past Buffets!  A lot of those have orange all through them! As you can see from the list below… We like orange around here!

Buffet’s with Orange

Photo Inspiration

Now, here are some lovely images to get those creative juices flowing. Did you know there was a place you could get pretty nice stock photos for free? These images are from Pexels. (All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.) I use them on my personal blog. I thought I would share with you guys while we get some inspiration for scrapping with orange.

From the Store

Are these not some great photos! I especially like the last one. I will leave you with some great designs to get those orange filled layouts scrapped. As usual, all images are linked to their counterpart. We actually have an entire location in the store just for orange items.

As you can see, I had a difficult time narrowing down the items to show you all. Normally I go with a nice round number of 10. I couldn’t stop! There are SO many goodies in the store brimming with the color orange. You might have also noticed there are not any Halloween items in today’s post. Check back next week for those!

Focus On – Pop Culture

Happy Saturday scrappers! Just as promised in last week’s post with those free pop culture fonts, we are back this week with some digital scrapbooking supplies with the same theme. Now, this is just a tiny glimpse into what the store has to offer. We went along with the themes of the fonts from last week. Check back on later posts for more pop culture fonts and digital scrapbooking supplies. You can also check the store out for more. If these are not what you are looking for.

Galactic Heroes by BoomersGirl Designs >> Don’t go to the dark side! Join these galactic cuties as you celebrate all of the “out of this world” fun in your life. Whether scrapbooking your favorite movies, little (or big) heroes of your own or the magic of the universe, this kit has it all – cute characters, beautiful colors and tons of themed (and non-themed) goodies! The vibrant color palette includes oranges, yellow, green, blues, purple, gray, black and white.

A Far Away Galaxy by Scrap N Pieces >> While some people’s favorite stories start “once upon a time,” other stories begin with “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” If you are already picturing the scrolling crawl, this kit is for you. A Far Away Galaxy pays tribute to Star Wars including light sabers, insignias, and a galactic alphabet. This kit also contains other nods to a love of space, including planets, moons, and galaxies. A Far Away Galaxy also contains traditional elements and patterned papers versatile enough to be used for every occasion, helpijng to stretch your stash. Whether it’s blue milk for breakfast or the Jedi training academy, tell your stories with A Far Away Galaxy…

 

Space Wars by Laurie’s Scraps and Designs >> Cherish those memories from a galaxy far, far away with this intergalactic collection. Perfect for any space layouts!

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Let’s Celebrate Back to School!

It is that time of year again where I live. My kiddo started back to school on the 3rd! I of course took those obligatory 1st day of school photos. Then compared it to last year’s. Only to get slightly sad at how much he has matured over the year. It also got me thinking about scrapping those back to school photos. With that in mind, I found some great digital scrapbooking supplies here at GingerScraps just for that! I thought that even if your kiddos are not going back to school this week, a lot of us have those photos to scrap!

Did you know that we have an entire section in the store just for Back-to-School and learning? Well we do. You can find that HERE. I am going to showcase just a smidgen of what the store has to offer for back to school. There are pages and pages of them. All images are linked. Hold on to your hats. You are about to be inundated with lots of digital scrapbooking goodness!

 

Do you have a budding artist in your family? Or maybe your preschooler is just learning how to color inside the lines? This kit is perfect for scrapping all your child’s drawings and artwork! The colors are straight out of the basic box of crayons and the papers include lots of fun patterns, many with a doodled look. The elements have a crafty feel and of course include crayons of many colors. You’ll have fun documenting those special masterpieces with this kit!

 

Back to school just got so much more fun! Whether it’s the first (or last) day of school, field trips, candid photos or school activities, this kit has everything you need to create lasting memories! It’s packed full of adorable characters, tons of school-themed elements, bright colors and so much more! The color scheme includes red, orange, yellow, green, blues, purple, black and white.

 

A collection for guys and gals of all ages who study or just love math and numbers.

 

From our August 2017 guest designer Joyful Expressions. Make sure you grab it before it is gone! – With a focus on curiosity, discovery and learning, the Curiosity collection by Joyful Expressions will spark imaginative and creative science and education-themed scrapbooking projects that are perfect for your school, museum, field trip, or science class photos.

 

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Focus On – Paints & Glitter

Who doesn’t need more glitter in their life? Nothing beats digital glitter either. There is no mess!! Yay! I am surrounded by little boys in my life. One son, three nephews, two best friends with boys of their own. Nothing but little boys. I joke around all the time that I need more Princesses and glitter in my life. I get that with my digital scrapbooking!

GingerScraps has a huge variety of all things paint and glitter. You can find them sprinkled throughout kits and collections. You can also find them separately. There is no one section in the store for these goodies. You can search for “paint” and “glitter“. I found the best selection were in the doodles and actions section of the store.

That being said, I did the searching for you. Guys, this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg for what is in store for paint and glitter. These are the ones that stuck out to me though. All of them below are linked up for you.

Out of This World is a collab brought to you by Blue Heart Scraps and Luv Ewe Designs! This collection is full of colorful papers and elements for scrapping about the people you love to the moon and back!

 

These beautiful artsy stamps were made as part of my Snap Happy Collection. This collection is perfect for scrapping any type of photos and memories and has a super watercolour artsy feel to it!

 

16 graffiti pieces that coordinate with the Girls Rule pagekit.

 

Be{You}Tiful – Paint Splatters is created by Aprilisa Designs

 

each for the stars, spread your wings and fly. You never know what you can do until you try. Reach For The Stars, the new digital scrapbook kit by JB Studio has everything you need to document your hopes and dreams and those of your loved ones. Scrap your journey as you strive for your dreams and document all the joy of your successes.

 

#2017 June – Inked Bits by Connie Prince.

 

Light Up any layout with this celebratory collection, full of sparkle and light! Great for night time firework shows or any other sparkly layout!

 

June’s Pearl is a beautiful summery kit with pale beiges, blues, pinks and greens. My mother was born in June and pearls were one of her favorites.

 

Livin’ The Dream – Hodgepodge by Mandy King

 

4 fun scatterz to dress up your pages. Co-ordinates with Kitty Cat kit and extra packs.

 

Add a little sparkle to your pages by using some glitter in Photoshop with this set of 4 Glitter Photoshop Styles

 

Seamless PS Styles that coordinate with any of ‘Mommin’ Ain’t Easy’ packs.

So pretty right? I use paint splatter and glitter on nearly every page I scrap. I like bright colors and patterns. I like putting them behind my photos. I feel it draws one’s eyes to the photo and grounds the layout. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at all things paint and glittery today!

Let’s Celebrate: St. Patrick’s Day

Hello scrappers! Next Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. So today we are going to take a look at some of the fun things in the store that will have us scrapping all things St. Patrick’s Day! I am sure most of us know what that holiday is. However for those who do not:

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries with people of Irish decent.

Here at GingerScraps we have a section dedicated to this holiday. If what we showcase below is not what you are looking for, you probably can find it in that section.  We are going to showcase a number of digital scrapbooking supplies for your St. Patrick’s Day projects. We will follow it up with some fun layouts as well. All images are linked of course. 🙂

St. Patrick’s Day Digital Scrapbooking Supplies

 

Irish Charm by Clever Monkey Graphics || Irish charm is a fun little mini kit to mix and match with all your other St. Patrick’s Day kits. Enjoy! Make sure you check out Tracey’s other St. Patrick’s Day kits. A Little Irish Luck and Lucky Leprechaun.

 

Happy Go Lucky Page Kit by Kristmess || This wonderful kit was made as part of her Happy Go Lucky Collection. This collection is perfect for all your St. Patrick’s day celebrations but versatile enough for many other spring pages.

 

St Patrick’s Day Templates by Blue Heart Scraps

 

Lucky Me Digital Scrap Kit by Just So Scrappy || This kit is part of the Lucky Me Collection

 

March Sectional Templates by Miss Fish Templates || March Sectional templates offer you 2, 12×12 digital scrapbook templates perfect for your favorite spring photos. These templates have divided sections to show off lots of fun patterned papers along with your photos. The Flower and Shamrock/clover shape let you scrap your fun March memories in a unique way.

 

Lucky Me by BoomersGirl Designs || Not just for St. Patrick’s Day, this kit is also perfect to help us celebrate the everyday things in our lives that make us feel lucky. The fresh color palette includes white as well as shades of purple, green and yellow.

 

Project 2015 March – Kit by Connie Prince || This kit is part of the huge Project 2015 March Collection

 

Oh So Lucky! by Magical Scraps Galore! || It’s always important to remember just how lucky we are. In shades of green and turquoise, with a dab of white and black, Oh So Lucky! collection is perfect to scrap St Patrick’s Day celebrations, your Irish heritage, as well as March or springtime layouts and all those lucky everyday moments that you wish to cherish forever.

 


Lucky Girl: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers.
This kit includes:
1 full alpha, 34 papers, 36 elements, 6 journal cards

 

Lucky One Kit by CathyK Designs

 


St Patrick’s Day Layouts

Lucky by kristal

 

2013 Being Irish for the Day by TraceyMonette

 

Be the Rainbow by Jazz2000

 

County Kerry by Elizabeth

 

St. Patrick’s Day by familyhistoryscrapper

 


St. Patrick’s Day Freebie!

I hope you enjoyed these great items and lovely scrapped digital scrapbooking layouts for St. Patrick’s Day. I want to leave you with a freebie alert. Make sure you are checking out of Challenge Forum; and participating of course. This month’s Mini Kit Challenge has a mini kit perfect for those St. Patrick’s Day projects. Click HERE to go check it out.

 

In case you were wondering more about those fun challenges; and what is in it for you (besides new layouts):

 

March 2017 – Challenge Reward Info
Monthly Challenge Rules – 

  • You will receive the collab of the month in which you COMPLETE your 10 challenges.
    For Example:
    You do 5 in March, 2 in April and 6 in May – you would get the May collab.
    You do 7 in March and 4 in April – you get the April collab
    You do 10 each month you get EACH Collab!! (BEST DEAL!!)
  • Challenge rewards will be sent out after the 5th of the month
  • All challenges layouts must have at least 50% of GS products – Daily Download and Welcome wagon counts. (See individual challenge rules for specific rules on usage such as Designer Spotlight Challenge)
  • Speed Scraps and Chats DO NOT count towards your challenge rewards (of course your host will usually provide fun goodies for all attending their SS or Chat)
  • Every challenge must have a unique LO. Meaning, you can not use the same LO for more then 1 challenge.
  • You are responsible for tracking your completed challenges, find the monthly tracking thread in the “Cookie Jar”, and follow the guidelines.


Challenge Rewards:
Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab!
Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges.

Complete any 10 challenges, during the month of March 2017, and receive this collab for FREE!!

Brighter Days Ahead: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers
By Designers: Craft-tastrophic, Lindsay Jane, Neverland Scraps, Ponytails Designs


  • 1 Full Alpha
  • 39 Papers
  • 110 Elements

Let’s Celebrate | Snow!

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! I know there are plenty of you out there that are sick of it already. Coming to the end of January and you have seen enough of it. I however live in the southern parts of the states. We hardly see any. We are lucky to get a dusting once a year; and I LOVE snow! I thought it would be fun to showcase some great items from the store to get those snow-filled photos scrapped.

I also enjoyed looking at all things purple last week; and showing you some lovely photos to get those creative juices flowing as well. I thought I would show you some snow photos to do the same thing. These images are from Pexels. (All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.)

 

 

 

As well as those gorgeous photos, here are some lovely layouts to help you with some snow-tastic inspiration as well!

 

 

 

As always I will leave you with some great products from the store. There is an entire section dedicated to all things winter. Here are just a few of my favorites.