Designer Sneak Peeks – DSD and more

Oh my what a busy weekend we have. In case you haven’t seen the hullabaloo, DSD has been moved from the first weekend of November to the first weekend in October. Add the normal GingerScraps Buffet releases and some regular Friday Fresh Baked releases and WOW…. there is a lot going on in the store this week. I think the best way to handle these is to just throw them out there. ­čÖé

Oh my. And this is just a snippet. Make sure you are checking out the GingerScraps Facebook page several times a day this week and weekend as we post kit releases and sales…. lots and lots of sales.

Like every celebration throughout the year, our sweet Ginger has big things planned for this weekend.

I know I can’t wait!!!

October Challenge Wrap Up

Can you believe October is coming to an end? Here is a wrap-up of the great challenges we have had this month. There is still a few days to get your layouts uploaded.

Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs gave a wonderful fall tree brush to work with for the Brush Challenge. I love how lisar layered it on top of her photo.

There are always so many good layouts in the Buffet challenge. I love anything pumpkin, so this layout from meagan43 caught my eye.

This month for the Color challenge we were asked to use purple and yellow. This layout from Pippin really caught my eye. I just love that cluster.

The Daily Download for September is used for October’s Challenge. We had two fabulous kits from JB Studio and LJS Designs – Class is In. I love the photo in this layout from KAPOH. So cute.

This month’s Spotlight Designers were Mandy King and Pixelily. I love this simple block layout from mdusell using kits from both designers.

Pretty in Green hosted our Desktop Challenge. I love the way Minena used an opaque full photo with the full color elements on top.

CathyK gave us a cute typewriter type font to use for the Font Challenge. Scrapolina has used some beautiful pictures in her layout.

This month the Hybrid challenge (hosted by Just So Scrappy) was to make bag toppers and chocolate bar wrappers. This group by andastra is so cute.

Seatrout Scraps gave us a picture to use as in inspiration piece for the Inspiration challenge. Sheri Catherine was inspired by the hearts and submitted this awesome layout.

For the Journaling Challenge, Dani (JB Studio) gave several prompts to use. This layout from gethane is great.

Little Rad Trio gave us an adorable Halloween Mini Kit for the Mini Kit Challenge.  This layout by shellbyj is so cute.

Tracey of Clever Monkey Graphics gave us instructions of the slow scrap type to use in the Mix It Up Challenge. I really like how Elizabeth used a black and white photo in her layout.

Marina of Magical Scraps Galore gave us a list of items to use in the Recipe challenge. This layout by Pachimac just jumped off the page at me.

Ginger of Dandelion Dust Designs posted a beautiful layout for us to use in the Scraplift Challenge. I just love this layout from Glori2.

Connie Prince challenged us to make a signature celebrating Halloween for the Signature Challenge. I just love the tagline gduncan added to hers.

Kimberly of Leaving a Legacy Designs gave us a cute template to use for the first Template Challenge. I love all the photos Janytime was able to get on her layout.

Dear Friends Designs gave us a fabulous template to use for the second Template Challenge. I just love the blues in this layout from khannen.

JoyLynn gave us wonderful fall words to use for the Word Art challenge. This layout from DianeInOz is just fabulous.

And this is just a sampling of the awesome layouts submitted this month. Each is linked, so please go leave them some GS love.

You still have a few days to get your layouts done to get this month’s collab.


Spotlight – Journaling Challenge

Hey there. Just popping back in here to feature another of the fabulous GingerScraps challenges. Today we’re spotlighting the Journaling Challenge hosted by Dani of JB Studio.

Each month Dani challenges us with a different focus to get us journaling our memories. For October, this is what she gave us:

  • My favorite story from today…
  • Today I want to remember…
  • A challenge I/you/we tackled today…
  • Something I love about you right now…
  • My favorite moment/time of the day…
  • Around the room… (capture a room in your house – kids rooms are her favorite for this)
  • Document your day… (scrap the facts and then add in some feelings)

Let’s see what some of our members came up with:

Aren’t these wonderful. Each layout it linked to the gallery (just click on it). Head on over to the gallery to leave some love on these wonderful layouts.

Remember, it only takes 10 challenges complete to get this great collaboration:


Spotlight – Hybrid Challenge

Good evening everyone. I thought I would pick a challenge to spotlight that a lot of people just scroll by, but can really be fun.

We’re going to look at the Hybrid Challenge. Katie of Just So Scrappy has a wonderful Halloween Hybrid project for us (but as you can see from the layouts, it doesn’t have to be Halloween).

Katie provided a template to use to make Hershey Bar and Hershey Nugget wrappers. This is what she designed with the template:

Let’s see some of the ideas submitted by our members:

How much fun are these? I would love to see what you can come up with as well!!

Remember, this challenge counts for your 10 for the monthly challenge reward.

See you next week for another spotlight!!

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Happy October!! Today we’re spotlighting the Buffet Challenge. So many great kits and they all mix and match, leaving unending possibilities. Let’s see some of the great layouts already posted.

Aren’t all of these lovely? They are all linked to the gallery so please, go click and leave some love!

Remember if you complete 10 challenges you get this great collaboration. 10 Challenges is about 1 challenge every 3 days.

Have a great week!!

Challenge Wrap Up – September 29, 2015

Goodness how did we get to the end of September? Less than 3 months left until Christmas. Guess it’s time to start thinking about those gifts.

As we wrap up the September challenges, let’s take a peek at some of the fabulous layouts uploaded.

Pups_r_Paps has fun with some messy paint splatters with the Brush Challenge.

I love the way rdjrneace split her page in the Buffet Challenge.

I love this from AuroraAFA. How much fun do those leaves look? This is perfect for the Color Challenge.

Janytime did this awesome layout for the Daily Download Challenge. What a cutie.

khannen used a collab from JB Studio and LJS Designs for the Designer Spotlight Challenge.

I love the way pauline put a picture as the background for the Desktop Challenge.

The way KatherineWoodin made the font transparent is great in this Font  Challenge.

digiscrapmomma did awesome work with the templates provided for the Hybrid Challenge.

chromatoid was inspired by the red, white, and black combination in the Inspiration Challenge.

This month’s Journaling Challenge was to list your five favorite things about school. Bkasko did a wonderful layout showcasing two top five lists.

Seatrout Scraps provided the mini kit for the Mini Kit Challenge and carla had the perfect photos to go along with the kit.

CathyK challenged use to use song lyrics for the Mix It Up Challenge and I really like what Sheri Catherine did with hers.

Great use of blocking by zanthia in the Project 365/52 Challenge.

TammyM took on the Recipe Challenge and gave us this. Love the look on his face.

Glori2 came up with this great layout for the Scraplift Challenge.

The Signature ┬áChallenge is my favorite and I love the pumpkins in tweederbug’s siggy.

Love the photos used by redplaid3 for the Template 1 Challenge.

I love what chili did with the Template 2 Challenge.

I absolutely love this photo from purlz76 in the Word Art Challenge.

Each of the layouts is linked to the gallery to leave some love.

You still have one more day to get your layouts in.


Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Hey y’all. Today I’m spotlighting the Word Art Challenge. Tracey of Clever Monkey Graphics gave us this word art to use this month.

Let’s see all the ways this was used.

Aren’t these all awesome. Head over to the forum to see some of the other layouts posted.

Don’t forget, 10 challenges gets you this fab collab.


Challenge Spotlight – Mix It Up Challenge

Happy Tuesday scrappers!! This week we’re shining the GS Spotlight on the Mix It Up Challenge hosted by the lovely Marina of Magical Scraps Galore. This is what she wants from you:

This month I want to see some form of WATER in your layouts: it can be rain, ocean, a swimming pool, underwater pictures, baby’s bath time … use your imagination!

Let’s see some of the great layouts that have been posted so far:

Aren’t they fabulous?

Remember, completing 10 challenges in August gets you this beautiful collab:

Have a great evening.


Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hard to believe we’re almost halfway through August. Today we’re spotlighting the Desktop Challenge. Connie Prince has provided this awesome template to use:


Let’s see some of the fabulous layouts that have been posted so far:

Remember, with 10 completed challenges, you get this collab as a reward!!

Have a great evening!!



Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge

Today we’re spotlighting the 1st Template Challenge. This month it’s being hosted by the lovely Dagi of Dagi’s Temp-tations. She has uploaded this fun template for us to use.

Let’s see what some of our wonderful scrappers have come up with:

Aren’t these all just lovely?

Remember, ten challenges completed gets you this fabulous full kit:

Make sure to share your challenges on our FB Group Page as well. We love to see what our members are up to.