Fresh Baked: December 01, 2013

HAPPY DECEMBER!! We’re at the last few newsletters for 2013! The year is nearly over! That doesn’t mean the fun is going to end! Whether you’re doing December Daily, a layout a day, or what, you’ll find this month full of kits perfect for whatever you’re doing!

This month, there’s no official theme to the buffet. There’s a unifying color palette, and the kits play together beautifully. Enjoy the December 2013 {Designer’s Choice} buffet series this month!

We have NEW Buffet options!! You asked for it, and we listened! The GS Buffet will now included FULL size kits!! In addition to the mix and match packs, you can now also find full size kits in the buffet section. The price point has been adjusted accordingly. Everything in the Buffet will always be $4.00 and under. Every month the new Buffet items will all be 50% off (from the 1-5th of the month). That means Full kits for $2 and a ton of mix and match packs all for $1!! You will not want to miss this!

The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

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Weekly Wrap-up: It’s a new month!

I do so love it when the new month starts on a Friday- it’s like super bonus with the buffet and new releases and new challenges and and and..!

Since our newsletter just delivered you the royal treatment, I want to quick go over some things coming up. The end of the month can be so drab and quiet with all the finishing of challenges and some of us still  recovering from iNSD, plus Summer is in full affect most places and I sure hope that means everyone is outside  making memories!

First up, GingerScraps Book Club!

Our read for the month of June is The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks!  I personally have never read a Nicholas Sparks book, but I hear they are fantastic so I can’t wait to start this one as my first! JoyLynn is also looking for some input, she wants to know what you want to see every month in the book club, she’s open to any suggestions!

Next, make sure to check out the Bake Sale happening RIGHT NOW!

You only have until June 5th to grab as much as your can for just $1 and let me tell you, there are some real surprises in this months bake sale! Do NOT miss this!

Did you know there is a brand-spanking-new challenge this month hosted by Jenn of Joyful Heart Designs? It’s a brush challenge! For the first month, she chose a wicked cool bird brush set. Brushes can be used for anything!  I know Jenn can’t wait to see what you all come up with, and neither can I!

Guess what? Z Pink Boudoir Designs is having a CT call! Join the Zeee-speration!

Guess what else?! JenC Designs is having one too! JenC is looking for Guest CTs for the summer months – but there’s a twist! More than one way to enter and more than one way to grab some of her super cute goodies!

Good luck to BOTH designers on their calls!

Now, to wrap-up the wrap-up (HA!), with the sunny days and the weather heating up, who’s ready for their summer do’s? Renee (MnMommy2) got everyone talking about hair (cuts, styles, color)! Which of course, got me thinking-  I need a hair cut myself! Except, I’m one of those that loves the cut for a few days then immediately misses my long hair so any drastic cuts are out of my future- but what about all of you? Who is getting a new do for summer, and more importantly will you scrap the before and after? ;)

 

 

Fresh Baked: May 01, 2012

It’s May 1st. Really. I promise. I’m telling you the truth. Can you believe it? What happened to April? We’re one-fifth of the way through twenty-twelve already. What sort of insanity is that?

There’s a lot of information and goodies to share with you today! I’m excited about everything. SO much is going to be happening! The Gingerbread Ladies outdid themselves, I’m telling you!

The first bit of news? Do you know what next weekend? It’s NSD!! National Scrapbooking Day is something we digital scrapbookers look forward to for so long. Or is that just me? Well, Gingerscraps has some amazing things planned for it!

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The designers are hosting everything, and they’re pulling out all the stops!

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70% off sale on Thursday and 50% Friday through Sunday. Some restrictions apply.

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Every other hour, a speed scrap or chat will be going on. That means everyone will have a chance to join in on something!

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Persnickety Prints has the best printing services around, and they’re getting into the swing of things for NSD, too, with amazing sales. I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll take advantage of this deal!!

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The bake sale is going on now! Go! You have until the 5th of May to take advantage of some amazing $1 deals!! You never know what you’ll find on sale.

Also, just a quick note: the Bake Sale and May Buffet items are not going to be included in the 70% and 50% off sales for NSD.

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Time for a new buffet. April Showers bring May Flowers, usually, but instead, at Gingerscraps, May isn’t about the flowers. No, we’re all about the babies. This buffet is perfect for all those baby-related layouts. There are also items related to adoption, so it’s perfect for all of those layouts, as well. May is also synonymous with Mother’s Day. Flowers, cards, and love. These kit pieces speak of all of that. Even the pet mommas need some extra loving this time of year. Why not share that with someone you love?

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The Gingerscraps designers really out-did themselves this month with some great mini kits, and they all coordinate so perfectly. There’s something perfect there for everyone!

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The Gingerscraps CT had a blast playing with the kits. The layouts are just spectacular.

Remember, when you spend $10 at the store, you get an amazing grab bag. May’s was created by the talented Pretty in Green.

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Some big news concerning our April Guest, Find Your Bliss Designs. She’s staying! It’s been wonderful seeing her designs in the store, and I’m happy that she has decided to make Gingerscraps a more permanent home!

Now, it’s time to introduce May’s Guest Designer. You might have seen some of her collab designs in the store with other designers. We’re so excited to announce that our guest designer is

Jen C. Designs

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We asked Jen for a little bio, and this is what she told us:

Hi all! My name is Jen. I live in Belfast in the UK. I’ve been married for almost 6 years and we have two beautiful children – Luke and Charlotte. When not digi designing, I work as a web marketer and graphic designer for two local companies. Oh – and of course, playing with my kids! I stumbled into digi scrapping 2 years ago when I was on maternity leave and designing blogs for friends. I started on my first creative team shortly after and designing soon after that! I absolutely love it! I’m inspired by everything from interior decorating magazines to song lyrics, a photo of my kids to suggestions from my fans and creative team. If you ever have a suggestion for a kit or template idea, just let me know!

I can’t wait to get to know her better! And to see her designs, of course!

Here are a few that are in her store right now:

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Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Collection.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms.html
Embossed Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Embossed-Solids.html
Paper Add-on: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Add-on-Papers.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Spring-Blooms-Add-on-Alphas.html

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Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Collection.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Alpha-Add-On.html
Add-on: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Overlays.html
Styles: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Divalicious-Styles-CU-okay.html

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Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Collection.html
Alpha: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Alpha-Add-On.html
Boy: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Boy.html
Girl: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Girl.html
Cardstock: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Cardstock.html

Well, I guess that’s it. Oh, I’m just kidding, there’s some more. The Daily Download! April’s was created by Sugar Kissed Designs, and it’s now available in the store!

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May’s Daily Download was created by Blue Heart Scraps. It’s just adorable, and perfect for the upcoming summer. Day 01 is available for download now on the blog! Remember to pick up each piece every day!

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I told you there was quite a bit, but I think the read was worth it. Thanks for reading and helping to make Gingerscraps what it is.

Weekly Wrap Up

What does a busted phone and a sad Snickerdoodle have in common? Not much, actually. Just a little jealousy on my part that my husband got a new phone. He got an HTC Inspire. BIG upgrade from a basic texting dumphone (Samsung Impression). I had to resist adding the Gingerscraps app to it.

What? You didn’t know that Gingerscraps has an Android app? Well, they do!! They have one for the iPhone (or other such devices) and for Windows 7 phones!

Sweet, right? Reminds me that I need to get onto someone about updating this ad! Windows 7 is available!

Other news? What? Really? You still want to hear me?

Oh geeze! I’m turning into Shannon! *hides*

On the Facebook page, Jacque wonders what everyone did on Monday. Personally, I was in bed. Sinuses. Blech! Anyone else abhor them?

On the forum, Jen, of Jen Yurko Designs, asked which app to use: Forum Runner or Tapatalk for her Droid. As a future owner of an Android (I’m getting the same one as my husband Open-mouthed smile). Looks like BOTH are getting good reviews. For Windows users: I suggest Board Express.

Speaking of Android apps, I posted, looking for the BEST apps for Android. I’m an app girl. I like to make everything all me and personal. I can do that with apps!!

Now, it’s March. Yeah, it’s March already. Where did February go?

How did you do with the challenges? Yeah, I didn’t do too well. Goal for March for me personally is to do at least four of them!!

One I’m definitely trying is the Technique Challenge. Selective coloring, basically, is what you’re learning. Plus, there’s an ADORABLE kitty in the thread!! I swear I heard it purr at me!

Another one I’m going to attempt to do is the FONT CHALLENGE!!

Considering a certain popular show on ABC, this font is PERFECT for that. Anything related to reading or something! Hey, you could use the new BUFFET on it!! The Reading Room!

I can’t wait to see what you do!!

 

March’s book is The Hunger Games!! Join us for discussions starting March 07, and an unscheduled at the moment chat at the end of the month!

Before I forget!!

You still have a day or so!! Go check it out!!

Well, I think that’s about it!! If you have anything you think should be brought forth for a weekly round-up on Gingerscraps, give me a holler on Gingerscraps (I’m Sarah on there)! I’ll see what I can do!!

*Bake Sale* And New Guest Designer…. Mel Hains!!

Good morning my lovely friends!

Did you have fun hitting all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? I sure did! There were so many amazing deals- I just could not pass them up.

Now to finish your weekend of shopping- lets go out with a BANG! It is Bake Sale time!!

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But wait- Before I show you the amazing Yummy Bake Sale goodies… I have some VERY exciting news!!

You all know her and love her- The one and only Mel Hains is our December Guest GingerBread Lady! This is Mels first ever guest spot. I am so honored she choose GingerScraps to venture out into the guesting role! Head over to the forum and give her some love :)

Lets get to know her a bit-

*Mel Hains Designes*

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I am Mel from Mel Hains designs and I am TOTALLY addicted to anything scrappy! I started digiscrapping and designing rougly 3 years ago and am now selling my designs at Scrap that Idea. I am very happy to be the Guest designer for Gingerscraps for the month of December! My scrappy style changes as much as my mood does from minute to minute. At this stage I am very fond of the ‘papery’ look, but just about anything goes. I love doodles. My kits will usually have some kind of doodle somewhere, I just love them! I feel very fortunate that big name designers like Kim B, Ellie Lash and Lindsay Jane took the time to replied to my emails to them when I initially started designing, I am still crazy about their stuff! I have a 7 year old daughter named Savannah and live with my partner Damien and my two crazy cats, George and Orwell, in sunny Durban, South Africa. We also have our own photography business which is my other passion. I hope you enjoy my designs here at Gingerscraps! :) My store will be 30% off for the first week, so enjoy the exclusive goodies here at Gingerscraps!

Mel has some Delicious goodies out today! Take a look-

Exclusive to Gingerscraps:

Mother, Wife. A kit for all the hard working women out there! A full kit in retro shades consisting of 14 papers, 42 elements, a full embellished alpha and a FREE add on word art pack!
link: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Mother-Wife.html

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Layout by Jenn
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Exclusive to Gingerscraps:

Happy Snaps. A kit celebrating all our happy snaps! Perfect for snapping all the ‘behind the scenes’ photos! This kit consists of 10 papers, 38 elements and a full alpha.
Link: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Happy-Snaps.html
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Layout by Sharon

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And …. An Oldie but a goodie! This kit is called ‘Silly Old Bear‘, A beary cute kit in red, brown, blue and yellow! This kit includes 10 papers, 35 elements and stitched styled alpha!

link: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Silly-Old-Bear.html
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Layout by Gina:
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Go to Mels blog here: www.melslightbulbmoments.blogspot.com
Find Mel on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/melhains
Find Mel on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mel-Hains-Designs/344432969551
You can sign up for Mels personal newsletter on her blog

Make sure you give her a BIG GingerScraps Welcome!! :)

And now…. are you ready to see what we have for you in the Bake Sale today!!??

Some AMAZING goodies all $1.00 for only 24 hours! Snag ‘em up while you can- some will not be this price ever again!

**December 1st Bake Sale**

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$1.00 Bake Sale *NOW OPEN!* Only 24 hours…. Hurry!!

Hello ladies :)

Ginger here today to let you know the Bake Sale is now open!! Hurry and get these AMAZING goodies at only $1.00!! In 24 hours the Bake Sale will be closed.

Oh and one other bit of news- be on the lookout for an Special Edition Newsletter coming out shortly. We have two new GingerBread Ladies to introduce to you!! Whoot!!

Wait.. but that’s not all- LOL- now I feel like I’m in an info-mmercial. You know how every month we have a new Mega Collab from all the GingerBread Ladies. The special kit you can get for only $1.00 for the month with any purchase over $10.00. Well for the month of September guess what you will get……. All month if you make any purchase over $10.00 you can pick from ANY of the GingerBread Ladies Mega collabs!! You just let us know which one you would like and we will send you a coupon to get that kit for $1.00 (with any purchase over $10.00)

Here is a quick list of what you can choose from-

Shabby Seashore

Backyard BBQ

The GingerScraps County Fair

Rock-N-Roll Cafe

Rambunctious Bundle of Boy

Down The Bunny Trail

GingerScraps ~ Scrappin Safari

Lost Without You

Is It Spring Yet?

A Day In The Snow

Another Day In Paradise

Blast Off

Ok- now are you ready …… Here is a peek of some of the goodies you will find TODAY only in the Bake Sale for $1.00!!

I’m a Good Helper
This kit is great for all those pictures you have of your man at work, or your little man helping, beautiful rich colors, textures and fun elements, great for just about any event! This kit includes 1 full alpha with numbers 0-9 and a few punctuations, 31 elements, and 27 papers.
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Family Word Art
This is a fun set of Word art that all came about with one saying because of my lil girl, I love you even if you are a pain in the butt, I can’t help but to kiss those chubby cheeks of hers and she can get away with anything.
This word art pack is full of special sayings for the ones you love in your life, to add that special touch to your layout. 9 pieces of word art.
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Summer is winding down now and I bet you have some gorgeous beach photos to scrap! Sunset on the Beach is the perfect kit to use on those photos of the end of the perfect day at the beach.
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And of course don’t forget the glitter styles to match and bring some bling!
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If you need some inspiration to start your mojo from a summer break, this template pack will get it going again! Based on some of my layouts of creative team work, this pack of six templates will get you scrapping again! Rockin’ The Layouts: Vol 1
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Whoot! Check out these alphas! Grab then for a dollar today. They coordinate with my new kit that will be released on Friday. Here is a little sneak peek of the coordinating kit.

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Secrets 123 Alpha
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I also have this gorgeous quickpage created with my Josephine kit. It’s perfect for any layout. Just add your photos and some journaling.

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Summer is almost over. Grab those last few beach photos and get your summer layouts done with my “A Fish out of Water” kit. It’s regularly $5.25, but you can grab it for today only for $1.00. This kit includes 12 papers and 70 elements.

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And lastly, you can get the addon for $1.00 too. Grab both for a total of $2.00!!!! Wishing you all a great end of summer.

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Whispers of Romance – Mini Kit by Kathy Winters Designs
Sweet mini kit designed with shades of pink and brown and filled with delicate patterned paper and shiny elements.
The kit contains 6 papers and 15 elements.
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Elegant Romance by Kathy Winters Designs

This WordArt pack contains eleven (11) words with romance in mind. Each piece is 300 dpi that can be used as is
or you can add your own creative touches before adding to your scrapbook layouts.

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Creative team layouts using both the Whispers of Romance mini kit and Elegant Romance wordart kit.

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Memories Made by Kathy Winters Designs
Eight (8) phrases in 300 dpi designed to capture the moment on your scrapbook layouts. Have fun, play around and see where your creativity takes you.

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Summer is coming to an end and school is starting up! I have the perfect kit for your little one’s first day of school or first day back to school. Elementary

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By Trina
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By Rachel
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Are you a designer and want to create a back to school kit? Then check out my CU School templates!

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And for designers or for your own personal use check out my CU Photo Corner templates.

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Mask your photo’s and papers in Words!
Clip your favorite photos and papers to these fun Word Clipping Masks!
Fun, Laugh, Happy, Play, Smile
All 300 dpi and in png format.
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365 Templates 11-20! Scrap Your Life the easy way!
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Here’s the card stock pack for Mandymade’s Getaway Series. The entire Getaway series will follow the same color palette and all kits will match in styling and colors! Makes it a cinch when scrapping an entire album! This paper pack coordinates with Water Getaway and with my next two kits still in the works. These kits do not come with solid papers, this is the only place you can buy them:) Included are 30 solid papers with a card stock texture. They are a great addition to my other kits.
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This is a fun alpha Mandymade designed for a speed scrap prize. It coordinates with her Getaway series but will add a bit of wow to any LO! Included are 3 turtles and one lower case alpha. Turtle Alpha
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This is a gorgeous and fun kit that leaves you feeling fresh and warm.. Perfect for all sorts of layouts!!

Kit includes: **1 alpha set ( individual png. ) a – z  **5 papers  **40 elements
Mia Mia by HK Designs
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This is a kit inspired by a warm breeze.. I really enjoyed making this kit..
Kit includes: **7 papers ( 12 x 12 jpeg. ) **34 elements ( all are individual png.)
Warm Breeze by HK Desings
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This is a super fun Birthday kit perfect for all your birthday picks and even any lo..! Perfect for boys and girls!!
Kit includes: **2 alpha sets including some punctuation  **11 papers  **51 elements
Birthday Bash by HK Designs
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This is a set of 3 quick pages all 12 x 12 , 300 dpi. , png images designed by me.. HK Designs
Super easy to use , just pop your photos in and you can be done!
Or for a more personal touch add some journaling or an alpha..
The possibilities are endless!!
Birthday Bash Quick Pages
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Spoiler Alert!!! Here is a sneek peek at one of our New GingerBread Ladies!!

Daphadilly Art Crazy Textures

This crazy texture pack is sure to add funn and flair to your LOs or designs!
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Fresh Baked! 7-30

Hello GingerScraps fans :) We have some YUMMY Fresh Baked goodies out this week!

Did you notice it is a different day than usual? Well we have decided to move our new releases to Fridays! And listen to this…. Every New Release will be 25% off Every weekend! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you can stop by and check out the Fresh Baked goodies and snag them up for 25% off!

Also be sure to read all the way to the end on this newsletter….. we have a bunch of fun announcements to tell you about.

Did you here the great news? Stephanie- Scrappy Cocoa- had her baby! Check out this yummy kit she made… while Wishing and Waiting.


The name of the kit says it all, Wishing Waiting. I created this kit in the due date of my second child to keep me from going insane waiting for it all to happen. Of course it didn’t happen on time and instead I got this cute little kit perfect for scrapping all those moments where we are waiting for something we love. Kit includes 10 papers and 38 Elements including-
*2 bead spills *2 birds *1 butterfly *3 buttons *1 clasp *1 clock *4 flowers *2 frames *2 hearts *3 paperclips
*4 ribbons *2 sparkles *1 staples *3 stitches *2 tags *5 word arts
One sale this weekend for only $2.25!
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Next up From Julie- set 11-20 of her Awesome 365 templates!
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365 Twenty-Four Seven. Is that how your life goes too?

If you are looking for some templates that are specifically created for those 365 layouts, then this mega pack of 10 templates will do the trick.
If your looking for the perfect template to help you scrap those days where you take lots of pics and want to get many photos on one layout- these templates work like a charm.

It will give you a much needed break from having to decide how to show your week in review. Each layout come with 7 photos and room to journal your thoughts.

Julie is now offering her 365 templates to you in Big templates packs. This is her second set – Weeks 11- 20. She makes a new template EVERY week – but they all go together perfectly…. making the most amazing 365 album ever!!  So just sit back, relax and scrap those memories
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3 New Pups to Love!
Woof! Arrf! Bark! Pretty in Green has three new puppies to add to the mix, as always these puppies need some love! This week there’s a Rat Terrier that needs a home, along with a German Shepherd and a Miniature Pincher. These Puppies are so cute their giving me puppy fever!
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Miniature Pincher: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Miniature-Pincher-Love.html
German Shepherd: http://store.gingerscraps.net/German-Shepherd-Love.html
Rat Terrier: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Rat-Terrier-Love.html
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Pretty in Green also has some delicious new templates!
Ana’s Room CU element Templates
Pretty in Green has a new CU item in the shop, she calls it Ana’s Room. This pack contains 7 really cute layered element templates. Rachel has told me that these elements came as an idea to decorate her little girls nursery, so these elements were derived from paper scrapping she had made to decorate Ana’s room. Now she’s sharing them with us! Layer these templates with any color or designed paper to create a one of a kind unique element to add to one of your kits!
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Now on to the announcements!

GingerScraps is having a few calls!

Do you want to be part of the GingerScraps site Creative Team?! Apply now.

If you have advertising skills… Apply to be a GingerScraps SnickerDoodle!

And now some sales…

The GingerScraps Bake Sale was a HUGE hit on NSD so we decided to make it a monthly event!

Every month on the 1st of the the month- Come on over to the GingerScraps Bake Sale. Every designer will have at least 1 item in the Special Bake Sale category. Everything in the Bake Sale is only $1.00!!! And This Sunday is August 1st!! Mark your callender’s and come treat yourself to some delicious goodies for only $1.00.

And last but not least…..

Modern June is closing up shop- Hurry and snag up her goodies while you can!! Her WHOLE store is 60% off!!