~~New Challenges for 2018!!~~

Happy New Year!! This is one holiday and season that I know we ALL celebrate. A time for all things new…. new calendar year, new beginnings, and here at GingerScraps – NEW CHALLENGES. Yes… as if there weren’t enough opportunities for you to earn that fabulous reward collab, we have added more.

First up – we have a new Facebook Header Challenge. Do you love to change your Facebook timeline photo? Now you can scrap a new one each month and use it to add to your challenge total. The fabulous Misti of Miss Mis Designs is hosting the January Challenge.

This month, Misti challenges you to making a new header with the following rules:

1. Must include a word you are using to drive you through 2018 – or – your 2018 goal/resolution.
2. One picture that represents that word or goal

Next we have the new GingerScraps: Created with Rewards Challenge. This one will be hosted each month by our very own Ginger.

Each month you can create a LO using the rewards from the previous month! I’m so excited to see you beautiful layouts using our amazing shop collabs!

RULES:

  • Create a layout using the prior month Free With Purchase shop collab OR Challenge Reward Collab.
  • If you did not earn the collabs from the previous they are also available for purchase.

Since this is the January 2018 Created With Rewards challenge you will need to use one of the following collabs:

December 2017 Challenge Reward {Cabin Fever}

OR

December 2017 Free With Purchase {Winter Fun}

How much fun are these?

Remember, in order to get the Challenge collab:

Monthly Challenge Rules – 

  • You will receive the collab of the month in which you COMPLETE your 10 challenges.
    For Example:
    You do 5 in March, 2 in April and 6 in May – you would get the May collab.
    You do 7 in March and 4 in April – you get the April collab
    You do 10 each month you get EACH Collab!! (BEST DEAL!!)
  • Challenge rewards will be sent out after the 5th of the month
  • All challenges layouts must have at least 50% of GS products – Daily Download and Welcome wagon counts. (See individual challenge rules for specific rules on usage such as Designer Spotlight Challenge)
  • Speed Scraps and Chats DO NOT count towards your challenge rewards (of course your host will usually provide fun goodies for all attending their SS or Chat)
  • Every challenge must have a unique LO. Meaning, you can not use the same LO for more than 1 challenge.
  • You are responsible for tracking your completed challenges, find the monthly tracking thread in the “Cookie Jar”, and follow the guidelines.

Challenge Rewards:
Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab!
Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges.

Complete any 10 challenges, during the month of January 2018, and receive this collab for FREE!!

Snail Mail: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers
By Designers: JoCee Designs, Little Rad Trio, LouCee Creations, Neverland Scraps

  • 1 Full Alpha
  • 48 Papers
  • 113 Elements

I can’t wait to see some of the great layouts from these new challenges!!

~~December Bake Sale~~

Good morning my fellow scrappers!! How is it that it’s December 15 already? Are you all ready for the holidays? I am not, but I will be by the time the 25th arrives.

Our designers have put together some wonderful kits for this month’s Bake Sale. All kits are only $1 each from December 15 to December 20. There are a lot of Christmas kits in this month’s sale, so it’s a perfect time to pick up the kits to use for those fun family photo ops. Let’s take a look at what they are offering.

I can’t wait to see all the good layouts using these kits!!

 

~~November Bake Sale~~

Good morning fellow GingerScrappers!! It’s Bake Sale time. Every month our designers pick out kits they want to offer you for a special price. These kits are available at this price from November 15-20 for only $1. Yes…. just $1. Let’s take a look at what our designers are offering this month!

 

Jump over to the GingerScraps store and start shopping. Stop by the GingerScraps Facebook group page and show us what you have made with your goodies.

Happy Shopping!!

October Bake Sale

Can you believe it’s already October? Where is 2017 going? Here in the Carolinas, fall has finally arrived (I think). It was 85° a few days ago and this morning I actually had frost on my car. I’m excited as fall is my favorite time of the year. All things pumpkin spice, the colors, the crispness of a morning and comfortable temperatures in the afternoon. And did I mention all things pumpkin spice? (heehee).

Let’s see what our designers are offering in the Bake Sale this month. All of these kits are available for $1 through Friday the 20th.

Looks like there are some gorgeous fall and Halloween kits in the offerings this month. Head over and load up. Make sure to share what you create with us in the Gallery and the GingerScraps Facebook Group!

September Challenge Wrap-Up

Can you believe it’s almost the end of September? I thought I would take today to remind you that you still have a little over 5 days to complete your challenges for September. Each month that you complete 10 challenges, you get a full kit from our store designers made just for the challenge reward. To make it easy, I’m giving you all the links to the challenges in the forum below – then I’ll give you a sneak peek of this month’s challenge reward.

Blue Heart Scraps: A Year of Blessings! {2017}

Brush Challenge

Buffet Challenge

Color Challenge

Connie Prince: #2017

Daily Download Challenge

Designer Spotlight Challenge

Desktop Challenge

Font Challenge

Inspiration Challenge

Mini Kit Challenge

Mix It Up Mystery Challenge

Pretty in Green: Back It Up

Project 365-52 Challenge
1- 2017: Week 36: Sept 03 – 09
2- 2017: Week 37: Sept 10-16
3- 2017: Week 38: Sept 17-23
4- 2017: Week 39: Sept 24-30

Recipe Challenge

Scraplift Challenge

Signature Challenge

Template Challenge
1- September 2017 – Template Challenge 1
2- September 2017 Template Challenge 2

Wordart Challenge

So many ways to get to your 10 challenges.

Had a slow scrapping month and didn’t make all 10? Never fear, just complete the rest during the next month. You will receive the reward collab the month in which you finish your 10th challenge – whether it takes 1, 2 or 5 months to do it. Make sure you start a post and keep it updated in the Cookie Jar thread. Our own Miss Damsel (Missi) keeps track of each month and knows when you have hit 10 completed challenges.

Here is a sneak peek of the reward collab for September.

Happy scrapping my friends!!

September Bake Sale

Happy Monday!! There is just a few days left in our September Bake Sale. Don’t forget to look in the store and find out all the wonderful kits that our designers have for you this month. Each of these items are only $1 through Wednesday September 20th.

And that’s not all that’s going on this week at GingerScraps. Make sure you are playing along with all the fun sales and games in the forum for our 9th birthday.

August Bake Sale

It’s August Bake Sale time!! The designers have picked some wonderful goodies for you this month. All these kits are on sale for just $1 through August 20th.

I can’t wait to go shopping!!

June Bake Sale

It’s that time again. Our designers have placed some wonderful kits into the Bake Sale for June. All these kits are available for just $1 from June 15-20.

Time to head to the GS store and go shopping!!

May 2016 Bake Sale

Goodness, it’s already mid-May and time for the Bake Sale. Any of these lovely kits are on sale from now through the 20th for just $1 each. Let’s see what our designers are offering this month.

Hop on over to the store to take advantage of these and more!!

April Feature Designer – Dear Friends Designs

I’m back with the second part of our Feature Designer post. This one with one-half of Dear Friends Designs, Trina. She finally slowed down enough to “chat” with me.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

Back in early 2007 (yikes, can’t believe that was 10 years ago!) I was pregnant with my second child and making a wedding slideshow for my SIL of her old photos and her hubby to be’s old photos. Was having fun, then started searching for ways to make it fancier and stumbled upon digital scrapbooking! I used to sell Creative Memories, and was only about 4 pages in PAPER scrapbook for my oldest. I was instantly hooked, shortly after sold my paper supplies and never looked back!

What made you decide to design?

It has always intrigued me, I’ve dabbled with different types of designing, and never seemed to be able to leave a template alone and just use it. Got to the point where Colleen & I were both just making our own templates, so we hemmed and hawed and eventually bit the bullet and asked Ginger what she thought – she was so encouraging and excited for us, now its been 2 years! I so wish we started sooner!!

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I use Adobe Creative Cloud. I have been addicted to Photoshop since high school when I learned to use it for yearbook! I create EVERYTHING in Photoshop, fliers, applications, etc., I mean everything!

Describe your design workplace.

Wherever my laptop happens to be!! When we travel in the car, I make hubby drive so I can design and/or scrap. Sometimes in the chair or on the couch. When my back was bad before surgery I’d be laying on the living room floor! Now most often its on a desk right in my living room.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

That its work, that doesn’t feel like work, and I still get to scrapbook! Getting to know other awesome designers, and working with some pretty amazing CT! Also seeing what others create using our templates is motivation to do more! I love hearing back from our customers about how much they love our templates and how they’re perfect for them and easy to use!!

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

Oooh – always tough to choose just one…hmmm….one of my favorites is still our Nifty 50 series! They were so fun to create (and so much work too) but I love all the LOs we get from them. As far as a regular template pack goes – a more recent one would be “My Happy Place” because the name makes me smile, and I love all the banners and different sized photo places!

What was your first job?

Um, good question! Babysitting if that counts, then I worked at a Pet Store, and an Espresso & Eatery, and a cashier at a grocery store, and then in the meat dept of the same grocery store – but I’m not entirely sure on the order of those! heehee!

How many languages do you speak? What are they?

I speak English, and “toddler-ese” (haha, but I’m usually pretty good at deciphering young kid talk!) I know a tiny bit of Spanish, and a tiny bit of sign-language. Wish I could say more!!

What’s your favorite holiday?

All of them! Any time that I can spend time with my family!

What is your favorite family holiday tradition?

Not sure we have too many traditions, we’re almost always in different locations for each holiday, so hard to make traditions…

What three things do you think of most each day?

My 4 kids and everything they need for the day.
My never ending to-do list
What my “photo of the day” is!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Warning: Hates Mornings!

Is there anything you wished would came back into fashion?

Nothing I can think of off the top of my head – not sure I really follow any fashion things anyway – I wouldn’t say I’m trendy like that – I just like to be comfortable! hahaha!

Do you collect anything?

Not really, I have a little collection of rocks from my younger days, oh but I do collect photos! haha! Of my kids and of bugs and wildlife (those are my 3 fave things to photograph!)

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?

Teleporting, flying & wiggling my nose to get the house to clean itself!

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

My family? Losing them would be horrible!

How would your friends describe you?

Depends on who you ask! IDK – ask Colleen?!

If you were a fruit or vegetable, which one would you be?

I’d like to think I’m sweet like fruit, but also pretty hardy like a vegetable. Ugh – IDK! Tough choice!

What would you prefer as a second home: Mountain cabin, beach house, or big city condo?

Mountain Cabin – with a lake haha!

What would you do on your dream date?

Funny – we were just talking about this – and I couldn’t come up with one! Depends on the day, week, month, season! I like to dress up and go out “fancy” but also like to take it easy, or rough it and camp, or go hiking, biking or geocaching, so really depends on the time of the year and my mood! haha!

Thanks Trina!!

Make sure to check out Dear Friends Designs GS Store, FB Page, and FB Group!

They have a sale running in their store until the 30th.

And make sure you are grabbing the daily download from this blog to get the special kit they have put together with Neverland Scraps.