Mandy Made!!

This week you will get the chance to learn a little about each of the new GingerBread Ladies!!

They have AMAZING things in store for you all week long!!!

Todays feature is *Mandy* of MandyMade

Read this intro from Mandy….. and let her tell you what she has in store for you today! :)

Hi ladies it’s Mandymade here!! First let me tell you a little about myself.

I am a new designer here at Ginger Scraps… and so very excited to be part of the team. The ladies here are so wonderful to us newbies!! I can’t wait till I’m designing and scrapping in full swing! I’ve been digi scrapping for a few years now…. and designing for only a year. It’s really turned into a full time hobby! I find it’s a great way to wind down from a busy day!

Besides being a scrapping addict I am a mom to two girls, Kelsey (15) and Julie (11) and a partner to my best friend Mark. We’ve been going strong for nearly 19 years! I had to actually do math… I stopped counting after 10:)

We live on a small farm near Edmonton, Alberta where we are in the middle of building our own house. Yup building it ourselves …. Maybe one day when it’s all done I’ll scrap our adventures!

Till then I enjoy scrapping my children, other peoples children, our animals, random photos and even people I don’t know… if I like a picture I think it deserves to be shown off! I am also my families historian. I have well over 4000 people in my family tree and have collected nearly every photo taken of any family member in the last century. I am now in the middle of restoring these photos, slides and started scanning all my negatives as well.

This may sound a bit funny… but I come from a long line of historians and collectors! I am a fourth generation scrapbooker! Of course my great great grandmothers scrapbooking was a little different back then…. it was full of photos, drawings, recipes, autographs, magazine clippings and peoms. And yes I have every one of those scrapbooks as well…. well enough about me… on to the fun!!

Today I very excited to be giving you my new kit We Like To Play.

Included are..

29 papers
4 upper/number button alphas
3 upper/lower paper alphas
6 PS glitters
6 glitter sheets
9 acrylic styles
9 acrylic styles with a slight shadow
2 bowling balls
2 bowling pins
1 group of bowling pins
1 bowling pin frame
1 lightning bolt
2 bubbles
5 buttons
5 fabric flowers
1 glitter/paper frame
1 golf ball
1 golf club
4 hula hoops
1 leaf
1 mushroom
1 ping pong ball
2 ping pong paddles
2 ribbons
2 ric rac
2 turtle shells
1 staple with shadow
1 tennis racket
1 star
1 string swirl
2 tennis balls
1 ping pong net
1 TV frame
1 vine

Head on over to the Ginger Scraps store to DL this kit for free!! This product will be free for the next 24 hours so help me spread the word!!
I designed this kit with the intentions of scrapping my family Wii photos… but as you can see… I haven’t gotten around to that bit yet… I fell in love with the green paper and large flowers… I just can’t stop myself!!

Also I have a game of BINGO starting in half an hour… it’s too late to join but it’s always fun to watch for a laugh!!!

Also I’m hosting a Speed Scrap Tomorrow night at 7 pm MTN here at Ginger Scraps and here’s my PP…

If you join me and complete a LO in the time allowed I will make you a pack of 5 PS glitter styles!! I will also include the glitter sheets for those who don’t use PS!! Oh and BTW… they are a CU item…. all you have to do is PM me your 5 colors and I’ll make up the pack and send you back a link… if you have a name for the glitters include it as well;)

OK! All I can say is Wow! Awesome stuff!

Scrap Happy!

Geek Chic!!

This week you will get the chance to learn a little about each of the new GingerBread Ladies!!

They have AMAZING things in store for you all week long!!!

Todays feature is Tara of GeekChic Scraps

Here is a little intro….. from Tara- check out what she has in store for you today! :)

Here is my Bio for you lovely Gingery peeps-
Tara is a SAHM to one wee Geeklet, Kat- and wife to a very nerdy husband, Tim. Originally from West Virginia, she’s a reluctant Michigan transplant- who will obviously do anything for love (or meatloaf) including live in the middle of a frozen state. Tara has been dabbling at designing since May of 2009, and was dragged kicking and screaming out of the designer closet by her friends in October of 2009, at which point she started doing it seriously. Tara is truly a real life Geek- she met her husband playing Everquest 2, has a standing date with her Dungeons and Dragons group every other week, and takes great pride in being as weird as she wants to be. Geek Chic (actually pronounced Sheek) is actually a term coined to define geeks and nerds that were actually cool, or things that were cool in the geek world- a perfect design name for this Soopa Geek.   Tara

Today ONLY you can get my A Geek for Every Season kit before it hits stores for free!

Go check out Tara in the forum and get your freebie!

Oh and as another special treat (because I *wub* my GS peeps) All my kits in the store are 50% off today only!

Oh, one more thing, Monica is hosting a Speed Scrap today 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT~

Your prize will be a lovely set of frames! How pretty.

See you there!

Scrap Happy!

Challenge Spotlight – Technique Time

Hi Scrappers! Let me start out be congratulating commenter #3 from last challenge spotlight. kristi! I put our commenters through a random selection program, and she’s our lucky winner! Here’s what she won:

Watch for the link in your inbox at Gingerscraps Kristi.

Alright! Now for our next spotlight! It’s a new month and not all challenges are up yet for Feb. (including mine) so lets choose someone who’s on the ball!  Julie’s February Technique time!  Julie’s Technique challenge will help you learn and use different scrapping techniques that are increasing in popularity in the digi scrap world. For February she chose paper! So many cute papers out there, so many ways to use them up. Here’s some examples Julie posted as ways to use lots of papers.

By slurpiegirl

By slurpiegirl

By Julie

By Julie

By Julie

By Julie

 Looks fun huh! Go check it out! And of course if you post the link to your LO in the gallery and post it in a comment here. Next week I’ll randomly select one and that person will win a prize from ME! (Harmonystar). CT & those who have already done the challenge are elligable. Let me see those comments!

And of course you can always check out Julie’s  past technique times and learn other great scrapping techniques.

LOTW Jan. 29

Check out our LOTW nominees for this week!




















And honorable mention goes to 2 of our own this week:



Now head to the FORUM and put in your vote!

The party continues! Join us for a Speed Scrap or two this week

Tonight (1/31/10) ShanMarie of Simply ShanMarie Designs will be hosting a Speed Scrap at 9pm EST. Be sure to join her! Not only will you have fun, but you get a great LO and a fantastic participation prize to boot! Then February 3rd at 3pm EST PhotoCowGirl is hosting a daytime speed scrap.  Keep checking the Gingerscraps calendar for more Speed Scraps dates to be added for the month of February.

Some recent Speed Scraps that stand out from the crowd are:

Confu-sed by scrappinbella

Blue Eyes by BuzyBee

Cuties by MandyMade

Don’t forget to get your BINGO words submitted so you can play BINGO on February 1st and 2nd for a chance to win great prizes provided by MandyMade and Geek Chic!

You are at The First stop in the Word on the Street Challenge!
Many of us come from different areas across the country, there may be some difference in posting times because of time zone variance. If you find that someone has not posted their letter yet, please check back again in a little while!
Here is a list of all the stops you will be making on your quest for great deals!
1. GS Store Blog-
2. Statements by Jodi-
3. Geek Chic Scraps-
4. Ginger’s Blog-
5. Thoughts by Rachel-
6. Teri’s Thing-O-My-Jigs-
7. Misty Obrien Designs-
8. Mandymade-

And your last stop-Gingerscraps Shop:

Good luck on your quest, may good bargains be with you.

AND… today’s designer feature is Dawn of DayBreakScraps……

“My name is Dawn, my designer name is Daybreak Scraps. I’ve been digi-scrapping since 2003 and started designing September 2009 right before I lost my ‘real’ job. I must say I much prefer designing to working for someone else! My DH and I live in Western Ky with our adult DD and 5 furbabies, one of my furbabies is a Dutch rabbit named Davy and she is such a joy to have around. Our DS lives on his own since August of last year, what a learning experience that has been! I am so excited to be a part of GingerScraps! The designer contest was so much fun and I am learning so much from Ginger and the other Gingerbread Ladies.

For today I have a gorgeous kit that you can download for free for 24 hrs then it goes in the shop. I’m also hosting a speed scrap tonight at 9pm CST and have a lovely mini-kit as a participation prize. I hope to see all of you there!

I look forward to getting to know everyone here at GingerScraps! I hope you all stick around for our party week :).

Here’s my gift for everyone today(click on image to go to the shop):”

Get Your Party Pants On!!

GingerScraps is having a huge Party!!

You don’t want to miss this! GingerScraps is having a huge party to introduce all the new designers! There is so much going on…games..speed!! Every Day! Starts today! Jan 29 thru Feb 4th!

This week you will get the chance to learn a little about each of the new GingerBread Ladies!!

They have AMAZING things in store for you all week long!!!

Todays feature is Teri of Teri’s Thing O-My-Jigs and Hybrid-Licious

Here is a little info all from Teri….
Well, Good Morning Ladies! First of all my Name is Teri Mayo and I design under Teris’ Thing-O-My-Jigs and my alter design name, (you know… my Sasha Fierce alter ego) Hybrid-Licious. I have been designing for about 2 1/2 years now, and love the create outlet. I have made so many friends in the digi world. A little more about me if I may… I married my JR. High sweetheart, and if we make it till July we will be married 34 years. We have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. If our children are the delight of our lives, then our 2 grandchildren are the love of our lives! I love being a “Gramsie” and that is actually the motivation behind me getting into digi scrapping!. We live in a small quiet town in South Texas just a few minutes from the beach. My hubby is an all American Farmer! Yep, I think his tractors ***y! I am a 15 year Breast Cancer survivor and life is good. I am a Christian and love to share my love for the Lord and His love for others. So when you see my logo, “Create, Inspire and Share” just remember to pay it forward. And speaking of that.. I did create a little goodie for you gals todzy, and now I want to Inspire you and Share it FREE!!! Enjoy! :)T

Oh, by the way…Teri is hosting a Speed Scrap at 8 CST. And the participation prize will be a $5.00 Gift Certificate to her shop! Hope to see you there! Be sure to visit each day to see all of our great goodies. Create, Inspire and Share! :)T Go to the Speed Scrap Here!

Speed Scrap Times:
EST 9:00 PM
CST 8:00 PM
MST 7:00 PM
PST 6:00 PM

Come back tomorrow to see the next featured designer and Freebie!!

Fresh Baked!! 1-27-10

Good day to you all!! We have some really good stuff today :) AND some HUGE news… keep on reading to get a sneak peek :)

First up we have a breathtaking kit from Jen- Graham Like The Cracker….Letters To Juliet


This lovely and romantic kit is perfect for all of your Valentine layouts, wedding layouts, or any other feminine page you have in mind. It includes everything you need to make your own love letter.

This kit contains 15 papers, over 40 elements, and a full alpha. The kit is $6.00

When you buy Letters to Juliet this week before Saturday, you will also get ABC Basics: The Little Black Alpha for FREE!


All dressed up and ready to scrap! This is a dressy black alpha that is a must in any scrapper’s stash. It is simple and elegant and works in almost any layout.

This alpha contains upper and lower case letters, numbers, and full punctuation including several international characters. This alpha is for personal use only. The alpha is $2.00


Becka                                                  Erin


Jenn                                                     Valerie


Jill                                                       Cheryl


Hey Daddle Doodle (remix) is filled with darling doodles and shabby chic elements. Created using some of my favorite elements and papers from a previous kit along with oodles of doodles! This kit is perfect for those bath tub photos or any of your baby’s photos, but don’t limit yourselves to just thinking its for little ones only. This is a great go to kit for any of us who love the shabby chic look.

Hey Daddle Doodle includes:
18 Papers, 50 Elements, and 2 complete Alphas, Numbers and Symbols

Hey-Daddle-Doodle-remix QP Album

Hey Daddle Doodle (remix) QP Album is filled with darling doodles and shabby chic elements. Created using some of my favorite elements and papers from a previous kit along with oodles of doodles! This QP Album is perfect for those bath tub photos or any of your baby’s photos, but don’t limit yourselves to just thinking its for little ones only. This is a great go to kit for any of us who love the shabby chic look. Hey Daddle Doodle QP Album includes 16 QP’s ready for you to add your favorite photos. This is a great way to get an album together in a hurry. If you want to add you special touch to any of these layouts be sure to pick up the Hey Daddle Doodle (remix) kit. Create, Inspire and Share!



Lindsay of Spinky Dink Scraps and our very own Misty O’ Brien have created a P365 collab.

Everyday Happenings~ Projest 365


Featuring 22 papers and over 50 elements, plus date flair, rub on days of the week, and calendar stickers.This kit is perfect for your Project 365/52/12 layouts yet versatile enough for all other types too.

One folder containing month and date flair
One folder containing day of the week rub ons
One folder containing calendar stickers for months of the year

Don’t forget to snag the matching glitter sheets and styles and keep your eyes out for more coordinating 365 mini kits releasing monthly.



And I have a 365/ 52 project coming along as well. This mini will give you a little taste! Pick it up for free at the store. The 365 and 52 projects are all about Scrapping your life. This year I will be releasing bits and pieces all year to help you Scrap Your Life!
This is a small sample of what is to come. Enjoy!
Includes: 3 papers, 1 folded note book paper, 8 date flairs, 4 snow flakes, 2 ricrac, backwards staple, 3 frames- plain, Happy New Year, and January


Now to add to the mini…..

Scrap Your Life~ With Flair! Includes everything you need to make the perfect date flair for your 365 or 52 projects!
Coordinates perfectly with the Scrap Your Life Kit- Or great stand alone product!
Includes: *12 months- circle borders for your flair *Dates- 1-31 for every day of the month *Weeks- 1-5 for every week of each month *Colored Circles and Neutral Circles *Flair Topper *PNG and *PSD ……  Only $2.00





A Gingerbread ladies first! This is our premier Mystery Grab Bag Mega! This month’s offering is brought to you by Graham Like the Cracker, Misty O’Brien Designs, Statements by Jodi, Teri’s Thing-O-My-Jigs, Mandy Made, Simply Shan Marie Designs, and Daybreaks Scraps.

“What’s in the kit?” you might be wondering. Well that is part of the fun. You can see a little sneak peek in the preview, what’s inside this huge collab…..It has now been reveled!! Check out all the additional images to see whats inside this MEGA collab!! Titled “Is It Spring Yet?“- 45 papers, 58 elements, 2 sets of styles and 2 alphas!! Tons of scrapping goodness!! $9.00



Chocolate Kisses is a beautiful kit revolving around the colors pink and brown. This kit is filled with LOVE and is perfect for scrapping moments from the most romantic holiday of the year, of course, but it’s also perfect for wedding photos and scrapping those close to your heart. Oh, and it’s an excellent kit for chocolate lovers alike. Check out that chocolate alpha. Who doesn’t love chocolate?! Chocolate Kisses is created at 300 dpi for professional printing quality and is filled with many unique elements and detailed papers.
This kit includes:*46 elements *3 Alphas *13 papers  *11 Word Arts made by Julie
Chocolate hearts, kisses, Journal blocks, keys, swirlies, lots of hearts and much more!






Baby it’s cold outside! Bundle up, grab a cup of hot coffee, and scrap all your ~ Day In The Snow photos! This wonderful mega kit is a blizzard of fun!! There’s snowmen, a penguin, mittens, boots, sleds, snowflakes, and plenty of buttons, trims, and borders.

Includes: * 34 Papers * 45 Elements * Glitter- Photoshop style and in PNG sheets for non-photoshop users * 7 Alphas (6 all lowercase and 1 all uppercase)*2 QP’s
*A Hybrid Badge Album- just drop in your photos- print and you have a cute little badge album!




Now.. In case you hadn’t heard…… we are having a HUGE party at GingerScraps!! Starting this Friday and lasting 7 days!!! We will welcome all the new GingerBread Ladies :)

Be on the look out for a special edition newsletter with more details… but until then here is a small taste of what is in store……

First from Teri-

I have a surprise for you! You can get this kit FREE for 24 hours only this Friday exclusively at Gingerscraps!!! Please come to our Party to help celebrate our new designers! There will be freebies each day along with games and speed scraps! Each day we will feature one of our new designers and I am kicking things off this Friday, Jan. 29. Want a sneak peek? Here you go! Oh, by the way…I am hosting a Speed Scrap at 8 CST. And the participation prize will be a $5.00 Gift Certificate to my shop! Hope to see you there! :)T





I am so excited for all our new GingerBread Ladies :) They have a ton of amazing goodies for you! :) Be sure to mark your calenders and come over to GingerScraps starting Friday. You won’t be sorry!!

Challenge Spotlight – Photo Editing Technique

Hello Gingerscrap Fans and investigators! We always have plenty of fun going on at Gingerscraps, but one thing you can always count on are our many challenges that change monthly. Pick your favs or do them all for the Monster Challenge Prize.

Every week I’ll be spotlighting one of our fantastic challenges! This week I’m going to spotlight My very own Photo Editing Technique Challenge!
For  January the challenge is Jan ’10 – Black & White and Red all over This technique is the classic selective color in a black & white photo, but even if you know how to do this I suggest you check it out. Here’s some photos from this challenge.

Some from our store CT:

By Becka

By Becka

By Sara

By Sara

 Now for some fun!

Go participate in the Jan ’10 – Black & White and Red all over Challenge Then post the link to your edit in the gallery and post it in a comment here. Next week I’ll randomly select one and that person will win a prize from ME! (Harmonystar). CT & those who have already done the challenge are elligable. Let me see those comments!

And of course you can always check out my past tutorials and learn other great editing techniques.

LOTW Winner!! 1/15/10

Congratulations to our LOTW winner for January 15, 2010:



What a gorgeous LO!  I love the romantic, whimsical feel.

Lela has won a $5 gift card to GingerScrap’s store!

Don’t forget to place your LOs in the GingerScraps gallery for a chance at being nominated for the LOTW poll!