Weekly Wrap-up: fall in love with Fall!

Why hello there friends!

It’s time to wrap up another week gone by, seven more days crossed off our calendars bringing us closer and closer to the end of the year. Can you believe that? The temperatures are cooling wonderfully, the cross breeze I’m experiencing sitting here at the computer in my apartment is actually making me cold… and I LOVE it!

Fall is my favorite time of year. I just told my husband this morning that I’m pretty sure October through January are my most loved months. Not only for the cool and cold weather but for the colors, the holidays, the everything.

Now that Fall is seriously upon us (or very nearly so) I was positively thrilled to see so many beautiful kits in the store, new and old, that embody that rich warm and cool bold pallets of Autumn.

And of course I plan to share some of them with you! (each image is linked, so all you’ve got to do is click the image and it’ll take you straight to the product. :)

These are just a few of the many amazing kits we have in store for the impending season. I really recommend looking through them, you never know what gem you’ll find that you didn’t know was there!

Today, in Wisconsin (that’s where I’m at- *waves!*), is our pride and joy, the Green Bay Packers, season opener. The state goes into a FRENZY during football season and whether you like football or not the love for our team is so contagious that you just can’t help but root for them. With that said I know I won’t be the only one hosting a game party throughout the season- no matter who you’re rooting for, and with our August Buffet: Go Team! you’ve got plenty to  scrap those game day photos, something I’m entirely TOO excited about!

There are a few days left to get your emails in for our Ad Team Call! I’d love to increase our fun little team to include some bright new faces!

Kawouette Designs is still looking for a few people to add to her Creative Team! Make sure to check out her call as well.

One last thing, before I go, because I don’t want to forget! Book Club is back for the month of October, and the poll to pick our read is up! So do head on over and vote for next months book!

I think that’s about all I’ve got for you today, I’m sure I’m missing something or maybe a few somethings- but if you head over to the forum you can see all that’s going on! Hope you all have a super happy scrappy Sunday!

 

April

 

 

 

 

Weekly Wrap-up: A little bit sugary!


Happy Sunday!

I feel like the weekend is never long enough, it’s always come and gone in a blink of an eye!

I’ve got a little treat for you today! I caught up with Ana of Sugary Fancy and got her to share some fun tidbits about herself.  Ana is our Guest Designer for the month of August, and I just love her doodles and her sense of FUN!  I asked Ana to take a silly photo of herself – SMOOCHES!

 What are three things you MUST have for designing? 

Well it depends on the day…. LOL Some days I just need the total silence of the world and sometimes too much silence makes me crazy and then I need some music, something relaxing or inspiring! But I always have tons of folders and many windows opened :) I don’t drink coffee, I mean I drink coffee at morning (breakfast) and at night only… and I’m not that one who is always taking a snack, I usually like to focus on my work only and just drink water… well I can’t say the same about facebook, pinterest, etc. that’s almost always distracting me!! =/ LOL
What is your favorite part about designing?
I love everything about designing… I think I love doodling! hehehe! But yes, I love everything, doing papers is fun, coloring doodles, putting everything on the preview and choosing the best way for it to be.
What was your inspiration for “Little Miss Jolly” ?
First I saw an image with the colors, orange, yellow, pink, brown and I thought that this colors combo would be a good choice for a girlie kit, then I started thinking in about what to draw and add to it!
Do you have a design process? For example, do you plan something out ahead of time or do you just get an idea out of the blue and decide, “Yes, I’ll do that!” ?
I’ll say the same! It will depends on the day and of where my inspiration come from!
Sometimes a theme just pops into my head and I just start taking notes and doing things! And sometimes I’m on the web and find something inspiring and I just start creating! Well I have to say that also, sometimes, my mind is a complete blank sheet bwahaha and then I need to think, take some notes, ask my hubby about a thing and so on! :)
Do you have any other hobbies or passions in addition to designing/scrapping?
Oh that’s easy! YES, many many passions, besides almost all kinds of art, I LOVE  painting (love painting walls) , home decor (I have a little collection of magazines), craft, dogs, movies, music, chocolates,  etc, etc…. LOL
Thank you Ana for indulging us all with a little bit more about your fantastic self!

Guess what? I’ve got more stuffs for you! Yup.  Discussion thread is up for August’s Book Club read, What Alice Forgot!  If you haven’t started the read yet, that’s okay too! Never too late to join in the fun. :)

There are currently two CT calls at GingerScraps!

Roseytoes Designs is look for a few talented and dedicated scrappers to join her team!

Neverland Scraps is also looking for a some ladies to do a little bit of everything!

Calls are always so hard for me to resist! We have such wonderful designers here at GingerScraps! If you’re afraid to apply, DON’T BE! You might just have that special something a designer is looking for! :)

What else have I got for you? How about a freebie? JenC Designs has added something to our Welcome Wagon!  All you’ve got to do is join our forum (if you haven’t already)! Easy peasy! Check out this template she created for us!

Have you been collecting your Daily Downloads? Kathy Winters Designs has designed a positively LOVELY kit for us and it’s yours for FREE! All you’ve got to do is check out the blog here every day for the exclusive download link! Don’t miss a day, you NEED this kit! It’s so…happy! ;)

I suppose that wraps up my wrap up! I hope everyone has a scrap happy Sunday!

 

Weekly Wrap-Up: oh hey there July! How did you get here so soon?

Hellooooo!

I know, a little too much for a Sunday morning, eh? Well, I’m riding on a fictional high- been in a reading frenzy lately! It all started with our Book Club read for July, Unwanted by Neal Shusterman.

 

 

I’d love just to pour out all my thoughts on this book, and for a young adult book, WHEW! it’s RIPE with topics to discuss until our brains melt, however I’ll save all the **spoilers** for the discussion thread. ;) After I finished that book I picked up another, devoured it and am onto my third book in four days.

But, wow, enough about me.

Recap! This week has been busy busy busy starting with last Sunday up until this point. First week of July, DONE! It’s a little bit scary how fast it’s flying by. We’ve all drooled over the new buffet, Away We Go! (oh admit it), been given a whole boat load of new challenges, PLUS new releases from our fantastic designers on top of it all AND our July Guest Designer: Wendy of WendyBird Designs!

I asked Wendy to tell us a smidge bit more about herself, since she’s so awesome an all.

How long have you been working with Hybrid(where did you start/how)?
I have always loved art and being crafty and I tried paper scrapping when my son was born, but it didn’t “stick” lol… I discovered digi scrapping in 2008 and fell in love! It didn’t take long for me to miss the hands on crafting, so when I started doing hybrid crafts in 2009, it was a match made in heaven! 

Best part about designing hybrid templates?
I love seeing digital kits printed and brought to life into 3D projects! I also love seeing how other crafters find new ways to use my templates!

Your favorite weeknight meal?
I love to try new recipes! I have a few dog eared cookbooks, but mostly I find recipes online – especially pinterest these days! Some of my favorites are shredded beef tacos and BBQ pulled pork sandwiches that cooked in the crock pot while we were at work – because after working 10 hours, the last thing I want to do is stand in front of the stove.

Hardcover or e-book?
e-book! I have a Nook Color and love it! I still have a collection of my favorite “real” books, but anything I buy now is electronic! I also do a lot of driving and listen to audiobooks to pass the time. I usually have 3 books going at a time – one on my Nook, an audiobook for me, and one that I’m listening to with my son. I’m so glad he inherited my love of reading!

Coffee or tea?
Do I have to choose just one? I like coffee, but only with a lot of flavored creamer (my boyfriend teases me that it’s just coffee flavored milk). In the winter I drink hot tea and iced tea all year long!

If there is anyone who could get me to really try a full on hybrid project, it’s Wendy. Check out her hosted hybrid challenge this month. Banner(s). Need I say more?!

So what do I have next for you? How about a whole bunch of sales!?

First up JenC Designs is wrapping up her Celebration Sale! You can save 40% on everything!

Next, today is the LAST day of Connie Prince’s Red, White &BOOM! sale!

Roseytoes Designs is having a store wide sale, everything is 50% OFF!

Last, but certainly not least, we say farewell to PsychoZoe Designs. She’s so sweet, I hate to see her leave us! She’s going out with a bang though! (I’ve already snagged some goodies! Fun with Tulle templates, get them. Right now.)

We will miss you Susie but hope to see you around the forum(s)!

Okay, new buffet, challenges and guest designer? Check. Sales? Check. Try to entice you into joining in on the Book Club fun? Check, check.

Aside from continuing to welcome all the new friendly faces I keep seeing pop up in the forum, that’s all I’ve got for you today! I hope everyone has had a terrific weekend, that we’re all hiding out in our caves from the heat and scrapping to our hearts content!

So… stay scrap happy friends and keep on scrappin’ on.

 

-April-

Sneak Peeks!

Good Morning!

Before I start, let’s take a small moment and think of, say a little prayer for, those people and families in Colorado right now who are fighting the wild fires- the actual emergency crews and the people being displaced, losing their homes, businesses and so on. They are all certainly in my thoughts. 

I’ll admit, it’s been a wee bit crazy for me this morning including disassembling the vacuum because it sucked up part of my phone case, yes I’m serious. So what do I have for you today? A few little sneak peeks that’ll have to hold you over until Sunday when you get to see the AMAZING new July Buffet our designers have whipped up for you. For real, I’m ecstatic!

So without further rambling from me let’s see what I’ve got!

Here is a new one from Pixels by Jen. I am super serious about that number paper! And that lined paper! PAPER PAPER PAPER! Maybe that’ll be my new addiction?

 

Here’s one from Twin Mom Scraps. I am such a sucker for stars and though it’s tucked in behind those cute flowers, I am lovin’ that little firework rocket! Looks to me like this new kit will be perfect for our impending American holiday!

I am oogling all these pretty papers from Unforgettable Moment’s new release! I love the neutral, earthy tones of Unforgettable Moments’ kits and this is no exception. Love the color pallet.

Check out this super cute kit by Connie Prince! I love that little barn! And the chicken! And the ribbon!

Those are some seriously awesome peeks at what’s to come I think. Not as many as we might be used to but I PROMISE you there is more coming. You just wait and see!

I don’t want to leave you just yet! I’ve got a couple other things I want to share with you. TONIGHT is our Book Club Chat and I hear there is a participation prize! Even if you haven’t read our June Read (The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks), you can still join us for a “spoilers chat” as one lovely forum member put it (love it!).

Chat is hosted by our lovely JoyLynn of Blue Heart Scraps. All information listed right ^ ^ up there. ;)  Hope to see you there!  If you just can’t wait for the chat tonight, then do jump into the June book discussion thread in the forum too!

I also hope to see you Friday night at the Night Owls Scrap & Chat!

Every Friday night Terra of Sugar Kissed Designs rustles up some kind of delicious goodie for us and this week she does not disappoint!  She’s got a super cute mini for everyone who joins the chat! Here is a bonus peek at that mini (which you can find in full in the Night Owls forum thread):

Okay okay, NOW I think I’m done. ;) It’s going to be a hot one today here at home- and I’ve been hearing from quite a few members of our community that it’s been a scorcher for them as well throughout the week. In my opinion, perfect day to stay in the AC in scrap scrap scrap! :) Which is exactly what I intend to do!

 

Weekly Wrap-Up: Banner Love

Good morning scrappy friends!

Can you believe June is almost over? One more week! I really can’t. Where is the time going? I swear, it’s just getting up and walking away, unannounced and unnoticed. Soon we’ll all be celebrating the Fourth (those of us in the United States, that is ;) )!  Now since I don’t have any clever transitions, I’ll just come out and say it, I LOVE BANNERS! I’ve been oohing and ahhing for a while now at all the delicious banners out there, so really, the next step in my addiction is to go hybrid, right?

So I’ve got to share with you this gem I found in our store,

I’ll be honest, I’ve been eyeing it up for a while, now is as good a time as ever to jump on the hybrid bandwagon- with July 4th a little over a week away! It looks too cute and EASY to pass up!  There are some great kits in the store you could use to create your banner! I want to share with you a new one by Connie Prince and an older (but still absolutely beautiful!) kit by Kathy Winters Designs!

I have yet to grab Connie’s but I am TOTALLY loving that banner! ;) (see, addicted) I have used Kathy’s and it’s VERY awesome. I love all the stars and buttons and word art and… well, go grab it now and see for yourself! :D

To stray a bit from scrap-talk, there is a fascinating and insightful thread hoppin’ in the forum right now. Sara (Tree City) asked, “What are the Top 5 Most Important Decisions You’ve Made in Your Life?”  Responses are so different from each person, sad, happy, ongoing challenges. It really makes you sit back and think, what ARE  the 5 most important decision you’ve made in your life? I’ve yet to answer but that’s because it really does make you think!  So, tell me, what are YOUR five?

Have you finished reading our June read, The Lucky One for book club? You’ve got a few days left before the book chat! You can find the information on The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks in this thread. The forum discussion can be found here in this thread and the chat is on June 28th.

We hope to see you there!

Remember to get your June challenges in, you’ve got one week left! I know I’ve got to finish up a few, which is what I plan to do today! Make sure to check out this past Friday’s new releases in the Fresh Baked section, there are some great new kits in the store! A few in particular I am oogling, that’s for sure!

Have a scrap happy Sunday my friends!

 

<3 April

Weekly Wrap-up: Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Sunday Morning to YOU!

And a very happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s out there! Young, old and gone from us but never forgotten! A friend of mine posted this on Facebook this morning, “Blood relations don’t make you a Dad… love does.” So let’s not forget all the step fathers, foster dads and adoptive daddies out there too!

I can’t wait to see the new Father/Dad inspired layouts that are sure to pop up in the gallery in the next couple days (I know I’ve got one in the works myself!)! For today though, I hope you’re all spending time with family!  With that said, I’ve got a date with my little guy today (Daddy is out of the country on business, so we’re going out to play!)  which means we’re going to have a short but sweet weekly wrap-up!

So, let’s get to the good stuff yeah? How about a sale?!  Amy Peck- Unforgettable Moments is have a store-wide sale in honor of her son’s third birthday! I’d say birthday’s are an excellent time to celebrate with a sale!  Unforgettable Moments ENTIRE store is 30% off from now until June 22nd!

 

How about ANOTHER sale!? Don’t thank ME (but you can, if you want), thank Sophie of Keep In Touch Designs! She’s put her WHOLE store on sale for 50% OFF!  Her reason? “Because of Father’s day, because the sun is back in my garden, because I’m happy”  That’s good enough for me!

 

Have you been reading this month’s book club book? I know I’m totally behind and if you are too we’ve got a little more than a week to get our reading done in time for the chat!  Haven’t started at all and want to join in still? Check out the thread for June’s read: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. Otherwise get ready, because June 28th is our monthly book chat hosted by JoyLynn  of Blue Heart Scraps!

 

If you can’t make the chat, do not hesitate to participate in our discussion thread! If you’re already ready for NEXT month’s book, the polls have been closed and the book chosen! Our read for July is Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

 

Sales, books and? I think that’s all I’ve got for you today! Told ya, short and sweet!  Again, I hope everyone has a perfect Sunday full of love and family and a wee bit a scrapping! ;)

 

 

 

Weekly Wrap-Up: Sales, CT Calls, Book Club OH MY!

Good morning!

I’ve got lots of little tidbits to share with you!

First, today is the LAST day to get Pixelily’s shop at 50% OFF! In honor of her grand opening here at GingerScraps her entire shop is on sale!

She’s definitely become a fast favorite of mine, and I’ve certainly taken advantage of her Grand Opening Sale! ;) If there is anything you’ve had your eye on, today is the last day to grab it at half off!!

 

In case you missed last week’s wrap-up, there are two CT calls happening right now, one for Z Pink Boudoir Designs and one for JenC Designs!

I’m happy to see that we’ve had a few new members join our forum! It’s always exciting “seeing” new faces, meeting new friends! I love watching our community grow and grow. :)  One of the things I love most about the DigiScrapVerse is just how..vast it is! People from ALL over the world come together to share themselves through digital scrapbooking. Truly awesomeness.

Let’s see, what other little exciting tidbits do I have to share with you?

How about another sale? And with Father’s Day just a week away this is doubly awesome!

Connie Prince’s Dear Dad kit is on sale for over 50% OFF right now! I have had my eye on this kit for quite some time, and took this opportunity to snag ALL the coordinating packs to it as well!

In addition, there are some great wordart pieces by Kathy Winters Designs available in our store as well!

Before I wrap up the wrap-up ;) I’ve got to stick in just a couple more quick little bits!

One, don’t forget about GingerScraps Book Club! This month we’re reading Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One. I’ve, personally, never read a Nicholas Sparks novel, but am quite looking forward to it! Also, make sure you go vote for next month’s book in the Pick Our Book Poll! There are some terrific books on the poll for July, don’t forget to vote for the one YOU want to read! :)  And now that I got totally excited about our book club, I forgot the other thing I wanted to say!  …and with a little prodding of my crazy mind I totally remembered!  The second little bit I wanted to leave you with was our Ask the Designer upcoming post! We need YOU, our gorgeous community to come up with questions to ask the designers! Have a burning question you’re just dying to know? Check out the forum thread where you can pose it to all three of June’s featured designers or just one specifically. :)

Okay, now it’s time for me to refill my empty coffee cup and get some good scrap time in today!  The heat is forcing me inside- to which I don’t mind one bit ;) Time to get scrappy with it! Bwahaha! :)

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, wherever you are spending it!

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? ;)

 

 

Weekly Wrap-Up: March 18, 2012

Sarah here!! How ya doing? I’m a little spread thin, I swear. Today, I have Girl Scouts. Second to last official meeting for that. I’m both sad and excited. After that, we have one more meeting, and THREE trips. I’m sadly only going on one of those. But Madison (my daughter) is going on all three. I’m excited for her.

Speaking of children (and excitement), and part of the reason I’m just spread out so thinly: March 17. Y’all know it as St. Patrick’s Day. Well, we know it as Oh Crap! He’s Aging Up! AKA, my son Ethan’s birthday. This year, he turned SEVEN. To celebrate, we bought a new car. Okay, that wasn’t really a celebration, but he got to see a Camaro, which made him happy, I think.

075/366 [2012] - Little Boy and His Dream

So, that’s what’s new with me. :D If anyone is paying attention, no, we didn’t buy the Camaro. We bought a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. Program car, so GM-certified everything inside when it comes to maintenance, and 7500 miles, or so (a little more, but still *sweet*)

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Weekly Wrap-up

Sarah here! How’d your week go? Mine was nuts and insane. I’m part of my local girl scout troop and they adore putting me to work. In case you didn’t know, this year marks the 100-year-anniversary of Girl Scouts. Can you imagine? 100 years? So, they’re hosting a week-long event in Washington, DC. Four out of eight of the juniors in our troop are going. $4000 for them to go (including their parents), and that’s with hiring a charter bus. :O CRAZY. So, we’re hosting fundraisers and the like. I’ve been helping.

Anyways, there’s a point to that tangent. I figured, since I’ve been doing SO much with Girl Scouts (and NOW Boy Scouts because of  my son), I’d share one of my go-to products, created by our own Connie Prince.


Perfect, right? I use it SO often. Well, okay, now onto the news around Gingerscraps!!

Discussions of the Hunger Games have started!! There are separate threads for Books 2 & 3 (Girl on Fire & Mockingjay), so you won’t get spoiled if you haven’t read Books 2 & 3. Come join us!! Give us your opinion on the books, the characters, the author. All that good stuff!!

ChristinaP wants to know if anyone is watching Survivor. I’m not personally, but if you are, join in with the chat. :D

ChristinaP also found a thread on another Facebook saying “Digi isn’t real“. Several members really didn’t like hearing (well, reading that). What’s your opinion? What do you think of Digi? Hopefully if you’re reading this, you believe it’s real, and a lot of fun!!

It’s been a pretty quiet week all around. Now, it’s WAY late for me (lost an hour to Daylight Savings Time!! Did you?), and I’m hungry, so I’m going to just say “Ciao” and see you next week!!