Creative Style | Project 52/365

Happy 2017 everyone! I got a bit overwhelmed at the start of the year; and I failed to bring you your weekly inspiration. Even though we are two weeks into 2017, it isn’t too late to start on our photo projects. I am talking about Project 365 and Project 52. What are those? According to Google

Simply put, Project 365 is committing to taking one photo a day for a year. Whether you’re using a fancy DSLR, or simply using your phone, there is no wrong or right way to put together your own Project 365.

Basically a photo a day for project 365 and a photo a week for project 52. You can capture it however you want, post it however you want (or not at all)…or scrap it! I personally post them on Instagram with my personal hashtag, as well as scrap them.

To help you on your way (and to keep going) GingerScraps has a challenge area just for this, as well as a section in the store dedicated to the products you can use on your layouts. Today we are going to showcase a few of those items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate – Hanukkah!

Hanukkah! Last week we checked out all things Christmas. Merry Christmas Eve btw. However, this time of the year is also Hanukkah! Our store has some wonderful items to scrap those Hanukkah memories. Just last week, this post is image heavy. I am going to let the wonderful digital scrapbooking products do the talking. All images linked to the store.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate – Christmas!

CHRISTMAS!! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!! For those of us who celebrate, we are in the full swing of the holiday! Is your tree up? Are your stocking hung with care? How about that shopping? Is it done; and what about…scrapping those memories?!  For me…yes, yes, done, and working on it. 🙂 I am also stopping by to absolutely overwhelm your senses with all things Christmas and digital scrapbooking. By the time I am done, you will either not want to see anything Christmas related; or be ready to scrap-scrap-scrap!

Since this will be a image heavy post, I am going to make the chatter short and sweet. All images are linked; and don’t forget we have a section just for Christmas in the store. You know…in case one of these 100 (joking) I am about to show you doesn’t strike your fancy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whew. That isn’t even a quarter of the wonderful Christmas goodies in the store. Just some of the most resent. If what I showed you is not what you are looking for, make sure to check out the store. Merry Christmas everyone!

Focus On : Masks

Welcome to December! Of course it has been December for nearly two weeks. I missed last week’s blog post; and was unable to say welcome. 🙂 We are going to stray away from all things December today. No holiday talk! Today we are going to focus on one aspect of digital scrapbooking. More like focus on one of the great items you can use to scrap your digital scrapbooking pages.

Today we are going to Focus On….Masks. While looking around the gallery, I find that not many people use them. When they are used though, they really make a layout pop! So, what are masks?

In hands-on artistic works, a mask is a protective shield that keeps an area from being affected by an appplied medium.

For digital creations, that “shield” can end up being the very shape to which a medium is applied. What’s more that medium can be your photo. – via debbiehodge.com

 

I am no good at tutorials. That is why you always find me bring you great creative ideas and motivation. You should check out our Tutorial Tuesday posts for great how-to’s!….not written by me. lol. There are some great tuts in there on how to “clip”; which is what you do when using a mask.

Today though, we are going to take a look at what the store has to offer on masks! I love shopping. I even love digital window shopping. 🙂 I get to have the fun of looking around the store and bringing you some great GingerScraps digital scrapbooking supplies. Here are a few of those (all images linked to the store).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate – Halloween 2016

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)

 

Halloween Parade KIT by MagsGraphics  |   Dress up your little ghoulies and ghosties and join in the HALLOWEEN PARADE!

Boo-tiful {full kit} by Little Rad Trio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GingerBread Girl Inspiration | jencrook

Happy Scrappy Saturday everyone!! I am stopping by this morning to help get those creative juices flowing for you. Nothing beats Saturday scrapping, right?! This morning I am bringing you a look into one of the GingerBread Girl’s gallery. GingerScraps has a talented group of ladies taking those lovely designs and turning them into beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts. Today we are going to showcase Jen’s Gallery

Let’s get started. I found so much inspiration looking through Jens gallery. As a scrapper who cannot scrap a page with clusters, I first noticed her great clustering! Then my eyes were drawn to her beautiful use of paper. She doesn’t shy away from the patterns and knows just how to use them. Every page has a great photo and she really rocks the blended photo. Here are 5 examples that grabbed my attention.

 

 

 

 

Great inspiration, right? Make sure to look around the gallery yourself if you need a little bit of help getting that mojo going. Not only are there great creative team member’s layouts, your fellow scrappers are rocking the scrappy goodness too! Don’t forget to upload your layouts in the gallery as well.

Have a great weekend everyone!

From the Archives Vol. 5

From the title you can probably guess that we are going to go back in the archives. What archives? Well, we are going to show you some digital scrapbooking supplies that are in the store that are at least a year old. Some of us may be new to digital scrapbooking or new to GingerScraps. Some people don’t check the store every week. Basically, things can and do get lost in the weekly shuffle of the store. With that in mind, we are going to go back and look at some great products. Our hope is that you find some great things you might have been looking for; or find something that you didn’t know you needed but totally do now that you see it! 🙂

Here are some of the oldest kits in the store. All images are linked so you can check them out in the store. They might be oldies, but I promise they are goodies!!


Apples for Teacher by Trixie Scraps | It’s that time of year again… the time of year when the joyous chorus of mothers everywhere can be heard as they send their kids trudging back into their schoolrooms. The sound of teachers trying to learn the names of all their new students. The sound of new friendships being formed. It’s back to school time and you can scrap all your best Back To School photos with this new collection from Trixie Scraps! Great for everything from first day photos, to teacher appreciation, student accomplishments, PTA meetings and so much more. This updated, non-traditional take on a traditional scrapbook kit theme will help you create stunning pages this school year! This full kit contains ten richly patterned 12×12 papers and six textured solids

 

School Days by Pretty in Green | From the first day to the first few years, your little one will be learning so much and bringing home so many wonderful heart felt hand made crafts. Scrap these memories because they’re over before you know it! School Days the Kit has 20 Papers 38 Elements

 

Class Act Collab by LuvEwe and Blue Heart Scraps | Sharpen your pencils and take your seats, class is back in session! Let Class Act be your go to kit for all your school related scrapping. Kit comes with 32 papers (12 plain and 20 patterned), 1 alpha

 

Be Inspired by Pixelily | This pack is part of GS August Buffet from Pixelily Designs : Be Inspired. Find 50 unique elements, 10 patterned papers and 5 solid papers inside this pack.

 

Boy oh Boy by Aprilisa Designs | This is one of my favorite kits of all times and from Aprilisa.

 

Bowling 101 by Little Rad Trio | A bowl themed kit that is perfect for capturing all your bowling photos from birthday parties to league events and everything in between.

 

Sentimental by Craft-tastrophic | Includes 12 textured papers and 35 elements Personal Use, S4H, S4O

 

Growing So Fast by Cathy K Designs | Here is a versatile kit that is perfect for your growing-up layouts. This kit is packed to the brim with all sorts of goodies!

 

What A Hoot – Kit by Connie Prince. | One of my most favorite memories and layout is made with this oldie but goody!

 

County Fair: Exhibition by Ponytail Designs | Step right up! The county is fair is open and you’ll have a rootin’ tootin’ good time. Play some games, take a ride, watch the show! The prize is in the memories you’ll scrap with this County Fair kit! Too huge for just one kit, County Fair is split into two parts… Carnival and Exhibition, and more! There’s something here for everyone. Yee haw!

There are 5 kits from the archives. Maybe you have some or all of these (I do!) or maybe these designs and designers are new to you. I suggest taking a look back in the store to see what you can find. I will be back once a month to help you do just that.

GingerBread Girls Inspiration – Michi | msbrad

Happy Scrappy Sunday everyone!! I am stopping by this morning to help get those creative juices flowing for you. Nothing beats Sunday scrapping, right?! This morning I am bringing you a look into one of the GingerBread Girl’s gallery. GingerScraps has a talented group of ladies taking those lovely designs and turning them into beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts. Today we are going to showcase Michi’s Gallery

Let’s get started. I found so much inspiration looking through Michi’s gallery. As a scrapper who cannot scrap a page with clusters, I first noticed her great clustering! Then my eyes were drawn to her beautiful use of paper. She doesn’t shy away from the patterns and knows just how to use them. Every page has a great photo; and she really knows how to fill a page perfectly! Here are 5 examples that grabbed my attention.

 

 

 

 

Great inspiration, right? Make sure to look around the gallery yourself if you need a little bit of help getting that mojo going. Not only are there great creative team member’s layouts, your fellow scrappers are rocking the scrappy goodness too! Don’t forget to upload your layouts in the gallery as well.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Be Pinspired – Back to School

Earlier we talked about some great back to school items from the store along with some inspirational layouts from the gallery. Today we are going to take a look over at Pinterest to get some more inspirational ideas for back to school. (images are linked!)

Most all of these seem to be done the traditional way, glue and paper. You can take most any craft and put a digital scrapbooking twist on it. All you need is a bit of inspiration, your imagination, and a printer! I chose all these ideas with that in mind! They could all easily be turned to a digital scrapbooking craft.


 

Think about all those lovely papers you have in your digital scrapbooking stash! Think about how standout and amazing this hand-print flower would be with those papers!

 

This is more of just and idea for a photo. You know, so you can scrap it! I love love love this idea!!

 

This one is my favorite of today’s pins. You can do every single bit of the paperwork on this via digital scrapbooking. You just need to pick your size, decorate, print and laminate. My son loves to read and loves finding fun bookmarks. This is on my to-do list!

 

These are super cute and look like they would be pretty easy as well. Especially since you can do most of the paper-working via digital scrapbooking!

 

Here is another great idea for the 1st day of school photo. That sheet would be super easy to make in photoshop with your lovely digital scrapbooking goodies as well!

I know this isn’t the longest blog post ever. I hope you got some ideas from it and found some inspiration for your back to school projects!