Fresh Baked: March 23, 2018

Who else thinks that waffles are the best thing ever? Well, if you do, remember that Sunday is National Waffle Day! Have a waffle for every meal!

While you’re waiting for your waffle iron to heat up, check out the awesome new products in the store! Spring is in full force, and the designers are so ready for this new season!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time for Spring and all the Spring Things!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Spring-Things.html

aimee
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Journal Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Journal-Cards-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Word-Art-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitter: http://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Egg-Hunt-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

aprilisa01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Picture-Perfect-161.html

aprilisa02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Picture-Perfect-162.html

boomers
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Fiesta-Time-BGD.html

clever
http://store.gingerscraps.net/farmhouse-easter-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

connie
Bundle Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Illinois-Bundle-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art and Flair Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Illinois-Word-Art-and-Flair-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Illinois-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Illinois-Word-Bits-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Illinois-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html

heartstrings
https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Bigger-Picture-10-Templates-HSA-the-bigger-picture-10.html

jocee
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aries-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aries-Kit.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aries-Cards.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aries-Alphas.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aries-Glitters.html
Basic Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aries-basic-Papers.html

kaklei
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Color-Fest-kit-by-Kakleidesigns.html

kristmess
http://store.gingerscraps.net/CU-Zodiac-Constellations-Layered-Template.html

lauries01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Great-Frontier-GrabBag.html

lauries02
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-PageKit.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-Flairs.html
Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-Grunge.html
Ombre Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-OmbrePapers.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-Titles.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sports-Basketball-JournalingCards.html

lindsay01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-31-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

lindsay02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-32-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

magical
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Tangled-Up-collection.html
Page kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Tangled-Up.html
Journaling Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Tangled-Up-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Tangled-Up-graffiti-pack.html
Glitter Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Tangled-Up-glitter.html
Bonus Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/All-Tangled-Up-bonus-papers.html

memories01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mouse-ical-Big-Pic-Templates-1.html

memories02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mouse-ical-Big-Pic-Templates-2.html

missfish
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Traveler-s-Notebook-Bundle-1-by-Miss-Fish-Templates.html

scraps
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Imagine-Kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

tinci
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Miracle-of-spring-2..html

004_thumb_thumb
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps

001
http://goo.gl/UBQg62

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Who else is ready for spring? This makes the wait a little better!

Sneak Peeks March 22nd, 2018

 

Happy Thursday!!! It’s finally Spring! And of course the first day in Spring here in Florida was cold. Well cold to a Floridian. Hopefully warmer temps are coming for everyone! Our designers have some great Spring themed kits and templates this week!

From Ponytails

From Tinci

From Miss Fish

From JoCee

From Memories by Digital Design

From Aimee Harrison

From Aprilisa

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From Clever Monkey Graphics

From Luv Ewe Designs

From Heartstrings Scrap Art

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

Uniquely YOURS

Life at my house has been a tad bit hectic lately so today’s tutorial will be a quick-and-easy one. I don’t know about you but I just love Connie Prince‘s collections. She often includes some absolutely fabulous clustered word art titles, and she ALWAYS includes at least one alpha set. Her new collection, My Lucky Stars, is no exception. There are six clustered titles in the bundle… but what if none of the included titles really works for your layout? Well, it’s not difficult to make your own. I don’t know how Connie does it, but I’ll show you how Jan does!

I start with a new project workspace of roughly the size of the area I want to cover with my title cluster.

I like to start by placing one of the larger elements I plan to use into my space and moving it around a smidge. That will form the base for placement of everything else.

Then I usually add in my alpha. I’ve already decided what my title will say, and copied the various letters into my layout folder. As you can see, my title for this layout is “Sisters”. Make sure your letters are in the correct order! Then resize them all as a group. Guestimate how much space they’re going to take on your canvas.

Getting the size right isn’t always immediate. I adjusted mine a couple of times before I used the Distribute tool. This is similar to the Align tool. It simply moves everything between two spaces as I’ve shown you below and distributes them based on what parameter you choose. I went with Distribute>Middle. You could choose the right edge or the left edge depending on the look you’re after.

As you can see below, I didn’t get the size right even after I resized a couple of times. So I resized, moved the last S over to the right edge again and Redistributed until I had enough space to read what my title says.

There were a couple of letters that I needed to nudge individually because the algorithm the software uses to determine the middle of a letter doesn’t account for skinny letters like I or wide letters like W.

Once I had the letters arranged the way I wanted them, I added more of my elements onto the workspace. Layer them in a way that makes sense to you and for your layout. I usually have some idea of how I plan to use the things I’ve chosen, but sometimes I get a happy little surprise.

I moved the letters and string up a bit so all five points of the star were visible. I tucked the bow in behind the I and a little on top of the first S.

I knew from the beginning that I’d be using one of the Celtic knots from the kit, but wasn’t sure where I was putting it. I decided it looked really nice behind everything else, so that’s where it went. And since I was creating this layout on March 17th, I had to include a shamrock.

Then came time to shadow everything. All the items in this type of cluster should be shadowed separately so they look right where they overlap once you move them onto your layout. I started with the first S in Sisters and used a shadow style for paper. Then I made some minor adjustments so it looked the way I wanted it. Can you see it in the screenshot? To use the same settings on all the letters I right-clicked on the first S layer in the Layers panel and selected Copy Layer Style.

Then I selected all of the other alpha layers. (If they’re on on top of the next, click on the first layer, hold down the shift key and then click on the last layer. If they’re staggered throughout the Layers panel, hold down the CTRL/CMD key and click on each one separately.) Right-click brings the layers menu back up and this time I chose Paste Layer Style.

Now all the letters are shadowed and have definition and dimension.

I made custom shadows for the string and the bow, bringing the shadow in close where the object touches what’s underneath it and pulling it away where things could be lifted off the paper.

The last step is to link all the layers together so when I move the title cluster onto my layout, everything goes, and it all stays where I’ve put it. To link the layers, select them all as you did for shadowing multiple layers in one click. Click on the little link icon to the left of any one of the selected layers in the Layers panel and the links will turn yellow. That’s how you know the layers are linked together and will move together when the time comes.

Once you’ve added your title cluster to your layout, look at it at several different magnifications to see if you need to add a drop shadow to the whole shebang. I found that mine looked better with an added shadow. The finished layout is built on a template called My Lucky Charm from Heartstrings Scrap Art.

That’s how Jan does it. Nothing to it!

Fresh Baked: March 16, 2017

“Dia dhuit ar maidin”. Hopefully I didn’t mess that up! It’s Good Morning in Gaelic. Well, a website said it was Irish Gaelic. But, why would I do that? Can you believe that tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day? Time to deck yourself out in the greens, and look for pots of gold and rainbows!

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http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?42045-WIN-YOUR-WISHLIST-2018-Are-you-feeling-lucky-)&p=490399

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time for Spring and all the Spring Things!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Spring-Things.html

tinci
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Make-it-simple-album.html

aimee
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Word Art: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Word-Art-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Plaids: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Plaid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Manly-Man-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Viking-Warrior-BGD.html

clever
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Llama-Llove-Grabbag-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

connie
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-Core-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-WordArt-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/My-Lucky-Stars-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html

dandelion
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wildly-Blooming-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

dear
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Moments-Vol-2.html

heatherz
Bundle – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-March-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-March-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Journal Cards – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-March-JOURNAL-CARDS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Word Bits & Dates – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-March-WORD-BITS-and-DATES-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Accents – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-March-ACCENTS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Extra Papers – http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-March-EXTRA-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

jocee01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fresh-Start.html

jocee02
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Kit.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Alphas.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Cards.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Glitters.html
Basic Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Basic-Papers.html

jocee03
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Oh-Boy-Bundle.html

kaklei
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Requiem-for-myself-Bundle.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Requiem-for-myself-kit.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Requiem-for-myself-Alpha.html
Twinchies: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Requiem-for-myself-Twinchies.html
Art Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Requiem-for-myself-Art-Cards.html
Characters: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Requiem-for-myself-characters.html

kristmess01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Polkadot-Bugs-Trio.html

kristmess02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

lindsay01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Forest-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

lindsay02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Pretty-Forest-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

memories
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Curvature-Templates-4.html

scraps
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Scraps-N-Pieces/

001
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

003
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-Templates/

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Who else is ready for spring? This makes the wait a little better!

Sneak Peeks March 15th 2018

Happy Thursday! We only have 5 more days until Spring!!! Whether it is already spring in your area or you are until a few feet of the white stuff, hopefully some of the new goodies our designers are releasing, gives you some inspiration.

From Clever Monkey Graphics

From Laurie’s Scraps

From Tinci

From Memories by Digital Design

From Lindsay Jane

From Aimee Harrison

From Heather Z

 

From JoCee Designs

 

Have a great weekend!

~~Bake Sale – March~~

Wow. Can you believe it’s already time for the March Bake Sale? Where is the time going? I’m hoping that Spring makes an appearance to stay very soon for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Let’s see what the designers have for us this month. Remember, all of these kits are available from today (the 15th) until the 20th for just $1 each.

Time to do a little shopping!!

Have a great Thursday!

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

Tiny BUBBLES!

Have you ever seen a photo where it looks like there’s a soap bubble floating in front of the focal point? I’m so excited to show you how to get that effect (or maybe a crystal ball, magnifying glass or snow globe), and you’re going to love how easy it is! Don’t be intimidated by the number of images attached to this tutorial – half of them are just the “after” shot so you can see the change you just made. The first step is to choose your photo. It should have a strong focal point, like the butterfly in mine. This works with landscapes really well too.

The first step is to select a circular area of your photo around that focal point. I included the cluster of phlox the butterfly is perched on in mine. You can just draw a circle shape with the Elliptical Marquee tool, but it’ll make subsequent steps more difficult, so I recommend using the Fixed Size setting and a number you can remember easily. I chose 3.75 inches. I nudged it over so it included the parts I wanted in my bubble.

Leaving the marching ants active then CTRL/CMD>J will copy just what’s in the circle and put it on its own layer. (I learned several new things in the development of this tutorial!) Or, if you like the long way, right-click then choose Duplicate Layer, and add it to your current project.

This step should be familiar to long-time readers. Select the outside of your circle layer by CTRL/CMD>clicking on the layer thumbnail. Then go to Filter>Distort>Spherize.

You don’t have to change any of the defaults Elements has already put into the pop-up menu. Leave it at Normal and 100% then click OK.

Now you can see a bit of a bubble there. But it can be SO much better!

Create a new layer on top of your circle layer. Just click on the icon that looks like a piece of paper with a corner turned back.

Now you’re going to use the Rectangular Marquee tool, Fixed Size and the same dimensions you used for your circle.

Move the square selection over on top of your circle so the edges are touching the circle.

Now use the Paint Bucket tool to fill your square with black. Yes, black. Really.

Now it looks like this, and you’re sure you’ve made a mess of it. You haven’t. It’s all good!

Next you’re going to use another cool tool, Filter>Render>Lens Flare.

This is what happens when you click through. Change the Lens Type to 105mm Prime. Then click OK.

You can move that flare anywhere inside the square that you want. Take the direction of the light in your photo as your cue. Click on the + sign in the middle of the flare and holding down the left mouse button, move it to where you want it. Putting it in the corner like I’ve shown below works well.

We’re getting to the really good part soon.

You want that bright spot to be near the middle and the image itself more like a sphere. There’s another filter that does all that for you. Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates.

The pop-up menu looks like this. Leave it set to Rectangular to Polar and click OK.

I promise you’re still on the right track. It looks quite ugly, but you’re going to do another couple of easy tweaks and it’s going to be perfect!

Remember when we were working with custom shadows on their own layers and I showed you the Smudge tool? Well, we’re going to use that to “fix” this flare.

Use a fairly big Smudge brush and gently push it left to right over the harsh line. See how it makes a nice curve?

Do you also remember playing with Blend Modes? I know it was a long time ago, but I hope you’ve been experimenting with them. Right now you’re going to change the Blend Mode on the black square to Linear Dodge.

The black square is still there, but it doesn’t look like a square any more. Can you see the depth it’s adding?

Again, Select the outside of your circle layer. CTRL/CMD>click on the layer thumbnail, but make sure you’re working on the black square layer.

You need to Invert your selection so the selected part is what’s outside the circle. You can either Select>Inverse or you can CTRL/CMD>SHIFT>I.

Now you’re going to cut away all the stuff outside the circle. Edit>Cut or CTRL/CMD>X will do that.

You’re almost there!

If you’re only wanting the image too look like it’s inside a **soap bubble you can skip the next few steps. But if you want a crystal ball look, or a snow globe or magnifying glass look, make a copy of the Lens Flare layer. CTRL/CMD>J or right-click>Duplicate>Layer then add it to your project.

This layer needs to be paler and softer, because it’s going to be your shadow. (Bubbles don’t really cast shadows, that’s why you can skip this part for bubbles.) Decrease the Opacity to somewhere between 40 and 50%.

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Almost there!

Now to make the second Lens Flare layer into a shadow. To do that Image>Transform>Skew.

Now you can grab one of the handles on the bounding box and shift it around. You can see the bounding box in the image below. You can move each one until the shape looks right to you. And you can rotate it too.

Hit that layer with a Gaussian Blur filter to make it soft and shadowy.

You want the edges to be soft, but not totally indistinct. A Radius of 7 or so is good. If your shadow isn’t visible in the preview box, click your cursor along the edge somewhere.

Once again, you need to Select the circle.

Then hit it again with the Filter>Distort>Spherize tool. That pushes the part inside the selection away and back so it looks like you’re seeing it through the crystal ball.

Same settings as before.

**Now, to get the look of a soap bubble, you’ve ignored the last eleven images. To get a bubble edge you need to create a new blank layer. Select the outside of your circle again by CTRL/CMD>clicking on the layer thumbnail. On that new layer, add a 1 pixel white stroke outside the circle. Then hit it with the Gaussian Blur  filter at a Radius of about 4.

And you’re done! There are lots of steps and the first time you do this you’ll feel like you’ll never get the hang of it, but I’ve written this tutorial from memory so it IS possible. Thanks to Chuckie Delano for the excellent video tutorial I used as a basis for this.

Fresh Baked: March 09, 2018

Tomorrow is Mario Day. Like Super Mario Bros Mario Day! That is awesome! Childhood has been recovered! Time to get some pics of the family playing some Nintendo! What’s your favorite Mario game? While you’re thinking of that, make sure you check out the amazing new items from the designer! And when you’re done, make sure you celebrate Napping Day on Monday!

Can you believe that next Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day? To celebrate, the designers are having a special fun chance to win FREE KITS! Check the forum for more information!

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http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?42045-WIN-YOUR-WISHLIST-2018-Are-you-feeling-lucky-)&p=490399

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time for Spring and all the Spring Things!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Spring-Things.html

tinci
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Miracle-of-spring-1..html

aimee01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Singular-1-Templates-Set-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

aimee02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Duality-1-Templates-Set-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

blue01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Lucky-Me-6-Grab-Bag.html

boomers
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Lucky-Charm-BGD.html

cathyk01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Spring-Bundle.html

connie01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/March-2018-Grab-Bag-Forever-Young-by-Connie-Prince.html

connie02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/March-2018-Template-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html

dandelion
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-Pea-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

dear
http://store.gingerscraps.net/It-Is-Wonderful.html

heartstrings
https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Little-Bit-Arty-11-Templates-HSA-a-little-bit-arty-11.html

heatherz
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Monkey-See-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

jocee
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oh-Girl-Grab-Bag.html

kakel
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Wonderful-World-Page-kit-by-Kakleidesigns.html

kristmess
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

lauries01
http://https//store.gingerscraps.net/Sick-Day-GrabBag.html

lauries02
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-It-Rain-Bundle.html

magical
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Cake-and-Balloons-collection.html
Page kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Cake-and-Balloons-page-kit.html
Journaling Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Cake-and-Balloons-journaling-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Cake-and-Balloons-graffiti-pack.html
Word Bits: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Cake-and-Balloons-word-bits.html
Glitter Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Cake-and-Balloons-glitter-pack.html

missfish
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Lotsa-Photos-6-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

neia01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps

neia02
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps

cathyk02
http://bit.ly/2tyxU5v

002
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Blue-Heart-Scraps/

003
http://goo.gl/DQK8T

004
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Designer Spotlight: Luv Ewe Designs

Do you know Jennifer? No? Well, let me introduce you! Jennifer is the genius behind Luv Ewe Designs. She’s one half of this month’s Featured Designers. Jennifer graciously allowed me to “interview” her recently. Here’s a transcript.

JiA: How long have you been designing?

LED: Nearly 10 years.

JiA: What is your design process?

LED: I love looking at Pinterest for colors! Then I usually make my papers first. They come easy to me. I love to preview at the end and see how it all comes together. Sometimes I surprise myself. But better yet is when my CT (creative team) does an awesome job at showcasing the kit! They are a great group of girls!

JiA: What do you use to create your designs (software, hardware etc)?

LED: PS CC

JiA: Describe your design work space.

LED: Quite a small area, really. I really like my desk though. It belonged to my great-grandparents. My grandmother used to do her homework on it. There are inkstains on it from the dip pens they used to use. My grandmother asked me to never cover up the stains, they give it character.

JiA: What a fantastic heirloom that is! What motivates and inspires your designs?

LED: Weird things inspire me. Sometimes I just see a quote on Pinterest and BAM! There is an idea for a kit. Happened to me last night… now to start creating it!

JiA: What kit currently available in your GingerScraps store is your favourite? Why?

LED: That is a hard one. I think it might be the Grateful kit I did with Blue Heart Scraps. I love doing collabs with her! The colors are soft and cute, and it’s all girly! I like all-girly kits because I have all boys.

JiA: Do you craft outside of the digital world?

LED: Not as much as I used to. I love to decorate my home. Does that count?

JiA: Of course it counts! What is the last book you read?

LED: She Believes by Debbie Lindell. It is written by the pastor of my church. It’s very inspirational towards women. I don’t read much but I definitely loved this one!

JiA: How appropriate… it’s International Women’s Day! Tea, or coffee?

LED: Tea! Hubby is brewing some strawberry chocolate green tea right now. Yum!

JiA: Sounds… different. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

LED: Doctor Pepper and anything caramel.

JiA: I’m so glad I don’t have to answer that question. If time travel were possible, where would you go and why?

LED: I don’t want to go to the future. I will just wait and see what happens. Something may end up being depressing and then I’d just worry about it. Maybe go back to see Da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa.

JiA: What’s your favourite thing about GingerScraps?

LED: The gals are sweet and helpful there. I’ve been in other stores and there just was not much communication between everyone. I just felt like I was on my own.

JiA: If you could have any super power what would it be?

LED: Probably to be a fly on the wall and spy on people.

JiA: Invisibility would let you do that too! But you know what they say about eavesdroppers… they never hear anything good about themselves. Thank you for chatting with me, Jennifer.

Ladies, before we sign off here, Jennifer has a terrific special sale for us! Let’s show our appreciation by shopping with her.

Sneak Peeks March 8th 2017

 

Happy Thursday!!! Don’t forget the dreaded time change happens this weekend in the states. I always hate the spring forward! I don’t like my hour of sleep taken away!! Also if you are playing Scrapping Survivor don’t miss the deadline! Maybe some of the oodles of new releases might help you out with you page! Let’s take a look at some of what’s releasing tomorrow!

From Tinci

 

From Neia Scraps

From Heather Z

From JoCee

From Aimee Harrison

From Miss Fish

Have a wonderful weekend!