Challenge Spotlight – Color Challenge

Hello all, hope this finds you doing well this rainy week in June (at least in Texas). :) This week I am spotlighting the color challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs. Ivonne has picked out a really funky, retro color palette for you to scrap with this month and it’s definitely 70s-inspired; check it out:

I am loving the teal and orange combo! It’s a great palette for scrapping all those masculine layouts that you still want to have a pop of bright color in. If you want a little inspiration, take a look at some of the layouts the forum ladies have already created for this challenge:

By chigirl

By gethane

By emscraps

Love these layouts! We’ve got so many kits in the store that have a touch of this color palette…including this month’s buffet! Check out these layout credits in the gallery if you’re curious which kit was used. :) There;s only two more weeks left in June (WOW!), so make sure you’re keeping track of your completed challenges in the June 2013 Challenge Tracking thread so you can get a shiny new reward for all your hard work come next month. :)

That’s it for today! Y’all have a great week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday for the last challenge spotlight of the month. :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Before we start, I want to extend well thoughts and wishes of peace for those directly affected by the bombing at the Boston marathon yesterday. <3

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Hello and happy Tuesday to everyone; hope your week is starting out well as we begin the middle of April. :) Today I am going to be spotlighting a challenge with a freebie: the mini kit challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs! This is always a fun challenge because you get a freebie AND points towards an awesome reward come next month: win/win! Let’s see the cute mini Ivonne has for us this month:

Love the colors here, pretty and spring-y, but still earthy and warm. Thanks, Ivonne! The mini kit challenge always draws lots of participation and this month is no exception. Need some inspiration for your own creation? Take a look at these lovely layouts:

By lulutoo

By Lyndsfairne

By bekfek

WOW, these are all awesome. Not only are they pretty layouts, but they’re completely different styles and all had a unique take on the mini. I love how this small mini has been stretched and almost looks to be a full kit on these pages–very cool, ladies! :)

This is the middle of April, so we’re halfway through our challenges…already! Make sure you’re keeping track of all your completed challenges this month in the April Challenge Points Tracking thread so we can tally them up and get you a lovely little reward next month for playing along. If you have any questions, be sure to stop by the Cookie Jar and ask away–we’ll get back to you asap!

That’s it for this week, all. Hope the rest of your week is fabulous and peaceful…now get to scrapping! ;)

Challenge Spotlight – Font Challenge

Well hey there, ladies! Happy Tuesday and welcome to March! Can you believe it’s already time for spring?! Seems like it was just Christmas and here comes St. Patrick’s Day and Easter! Sheesh. It was a bit chilly this weekend so I spent some time in scrapping. This week I am spotlighting one of my favorite challenges we do here at GingerScraps, the font challenge! This month is it hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs and she has really picked an adorable font:

I love cursive fonts and this one flows so beautifully. The font challenge is always a favorite of mine because it lends itself to all kinds of creativity without restraining too much. In other words–it’s easy! ;) Here’s some inspiration for you!

By KristenC

By Victoria32

By Ambelleina

Okay okay, yes–I spotlighted myself here BUT come on–look at that pout! :D I love Kristen’s ornate clustering, I wish I could cluster like that! Victoria’s layout has a beautiful vintage feel and the font is just spot on. And of course, I love that cute little girl in the last layout! ;)

So, it’s a brand new month and that means another chance to snag some really great rewards: one buffet item, two buffet items or a snazzy $5 store gift certificate! Everyone who plays along in our challenge wins something, so go start your tracking thread now in the March challenge points tracking thread! I think my goal this month will be two buffet items, but I know some ladies will be going for gold! :)

Okie doke gals, I’m off! Y’all have a fantastic week!