Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Happy Tuesday, all! I’m so excited because today is the first day of school! *squee* I’m so excited about the sociology classes I’m taking this semester and ready for things to get underway. :) Speaking of excitement, I’m really excited about my spotlight for today because I’ve completed the challenge and I loved it! This week I am spotlighting the second template challenge hosted by Jen of Jen C Designs! It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Jen’s templates and I love the freebie she’s created for this challenge. It’s a simple template, but it’s just perfect; take a look!

Cute, right?!  Like I said, so simple but so perfect. Truth: I’m always a sucker for paper stacks. :) Thanks for the awesome template, Jen! Of course with a template this great, the layouts are pouring in over in the challenge thread. There are lots of good ones, but I’ve picked out three pages to get your creative juices flowing…

By chigirl

By altimasport

By jenltip

Awesome creations, gals! Here we have three totally different layouts using the same exact template. One held the same as the designer made it, one with less photos and one with way more…and all excellent pages! :)

Now you’ve GOT to go snag this template before the challenge ends when the month does! Can you believe it’s already the end of January?! (Seriously, time is flying lately.) That means this month’s challenges are coming to a close! If you haven’t started your post in the January 2013 Challenge Tracking thread…what are you waiting for, silly?! You want a reward don’t you? I know I do–I’m a digiscrap hoarder for sure. Post and start tallying up your completed challenges for January so you can start out next month with a shiny new prize from the GingerScraps shop! :D

Don’t forget that if you have any questions about this or any of our monthly challenges, you can leave those in the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you asap. :)  Ok, now that I’m done blogging, it’s time to go STUDY! :D :D :D Yes, I’m excited to study! :P Y’all have a rad week and I’ll see you back here next week for the last challenge spotlight of January. :)

Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Good morning, all.  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was a rainy, cool weekend here in Texas and I was finally able to get some scrapping and crafting done. It’s mid-month and I’m trying to get some more challenges done. This week’s challenge spotlight is on the January 2013 Desktop Challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs! Next month will be Valentine’s and Ivonne has created a lovely desktop template to celebrate the holiday of love:

I just love pink and hearts, so decorating for Valentine’s is one of my favorite things.  Might as well decorate my desktop, while I’m at it! :) If you’re not a Valentine’s fan or a pink and hearts kind of gal, here’s some inspiration for you:

By scrappinbella

By yabby

By Sarah

Beautiful takes on this template. I of course love Lydia’s hot pink and glitter desktop! I also like the boy-ish direction Yavonn went in and the cool, wintery blues Sarah used. There are a lot more lovely desktops already completed, so stop by the thread if you want some more inspiration or just want to leave some love for the talented scrappers. :)

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to swing by the January 2013 Challenge Tracking thread and start your tracking post. All your completed challenges will be tallied at the end of the month and you’ll get a reward based on how many you complete! Completing just one challenge gets you a reward, so make sure you jump in soon. If you want more info or have a question about any of our monthly challenges, you can post in the Cookie Jar and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

That’s it for this week’s challenge spotlight. See you next Tuesday! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hello and happy Tuesday! Can you believe it’s already the third week in December?! Only a little over a week left in 2012–eep! Where did the time go? Now that school is over (all A’s–go me!), I can finally start scrapping again! Since I’m a little rusty now, I definitely want to use a template and what better way to get a freebie template than by joining in on the second template challenge hosted by one of our new designers, Isabel of Crisdam Designs! Check out the super cute template Isabel has made for us to create with the second half of this month…

Awesome, right? I love the curve along the right side and I’m always a sucker for a little paper stacking! Even though this template challenge just started, we’ve already got some wonderful layouts in the forum. Check out a few ladies’ creations here for inspiration!

By Sarah

By rdjrneace

By Ricki

I’m always thrilled to check out these challenges and see the amount of talent we have in the GS community! :) I love that snowy spray Sarah has, all the vibrant ribbons Debbie used and the softer non-holiday pastels Ricki used for a little break in strictly holiday scrapping. :) Wonderful work, ladies!

If you haven’t started tallying your completed challenges, you need to head over to the December Challenge Points Tracking thread and start counting up those layouts! At the end of the month, you’ll get a lovely little prize depending on how many challenges you complete. It’s not to late to get scrapping and earn a fun reward! :D

Well, dinner’s just about ready, my tummy’s rumbling and I need to finish a Christmas craft before bed, so that’s it for me! Y’all have a great week, finish up your Christmas shopping/wrapping and I’ll see everyone back here next week for the LAST challenge spotlight of 2012! CRAZY! See you next week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

SO this will be a quick blog because I have a HUGE paper and presentation due tomorrow and I’m only halfway through the paper, noneway through the presentation–ACK! Hope all our US friends had a lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday! :D This week I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the November mini kit challenge hosted by Lily of Pixelily Designs! Lily has made a beautiful, neutral -toned mini for us this month that is perfect for fall pictures, candid snapshots–anything! I really like the colors with a pop of brightness…check it out!

Absolutely love this–thanks for sharing it with us this month, Lily! The mini is called “Self Portrait” but it’s being used for way more than self portrait pics in the forum!  Lots of ladies have already got their submissions in so it’s hard to choose, but here are a few of my favorites for scrappy inspiration!

By sladd79054

By mamaape

By brenian4ever

These are all amazing layouts–seriously! I like how Lisa used this kit for something other than a self portrait; so cute and the simply journaling is perfect here. I love April’s use of white space of bring focus on the title below. And Bren–this is just awesome. Your pics are adorable (you look so happy!) and your clustering is great. Beautiful creations, ladies–you’ve definitely inspired me to put this pretty mini to work! :)

FYI this is the LAST WEEK to get your November challenges complete and tallied! If you haven’t been tracking them in the November Challenge Points Tracking thread–you need to get on that! All challenges are due on November 30th to go towards a fabulous prize from the GS shop. Even one completed challenge gets you something, so definitely join in now even if you haven’t done any yet! If you have any questions, stop by the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Alright, time for me to get back to my paper–UGH! Wish me luck, hehe! Hope y’all have a wonderful week and I will see you in December! :D

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

To start, I want to take a moment to send well wishes and good thoughts to those being affected and those with family/friends being affected by Hurricane Sandy. To our GS family in the path of the storm, please be safe and keep us updated on your status when you can. We’re thinking of you and we love you!

<3

This is the last week of October–can’t believe it–so we’re down to the wire and this is my last spotlight of the month! This week I am highlighting a challenge with a freebie: the second template challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps! Rebecca has come up with such a cute little template for us to work with; check it out!

I love the circular photo spots and the scalloped edge. Awesome; thank you Rebecca! :) I’m looking through the layouts done with this template and there are just so many beautiful ones! Seriously, you gals have outdone yourselves this time–you’re making it hard for me to pick just three to highlight! Lol! To make it a little easier on myself, I picked some spooky-themed layouts since tomorrow is Halloween! Take a look at these for some inspiration with this template:

By zanthia

By sladd79054

By mamaape

By missdamsel

Ok ok, I know I still highlighted more than my usual three, but these were all awesome layouts, I couldn’t help myself! You all did amazing things with this template, this entire post could just be cool layouts I love! Great LOs, ladies! :)

So TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to get your challenges completed and tallied up! You must have all your completed challenges tracked in the October Challenge Points Tracking thread! (Yes, I even made that bold for you so you don’t forget to click through and get you points tallied up.)  The challenge rules and rewards are also posted in the points tracking thread, (yep, bold again!) so read up and get your count in for a fabulous reward! If you have any questions about the challenges, leave them in the Cookie Jar and we’ll get it answered just as soon as possible! :)

Alright, that’s it for this week…and this month! I can’t believe it’s about to be November. I guess time flies when life is good! :) Y’all be safe out there, have a great rest of your week, a spooky fun Halloween (can’t wait to see new Halloween layouts in the gallery!), a restful but candy-fueled weekend and I’ll see everyone back here next month! ;)

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Good morning, y’all! How’s your week starting off? Mine is SO BUSY. I’ve got a whole mess of school stuff due this week–it’s scarier than Halloween! I may be busy, but I’m never too busy to blog about our fabulous monthly challenges here at GingerScraps! :) This week I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the word art challenge hosted by Laetitia of Kawouette Designs! Let’s take a look at the wonderful WA she’s got for us this month…

LOVE. IT. What else can I say? I adore fonts, especially handwritten ones, and this WA pack is just loaded with pretty ones! I like the faded/grungy effects, too. So many word arts, so generous; thank you, Laetitia! :)

Of course, with a WA pack like this, the forum ladies have been churning out some awesome layouts. Here are a few for inspiration!

By Victoria32

By mamaape

By Ricki

If you’ll notice, I cleverly picked picked three layouts with different WA quotes to  show off the range of WAs Laetitia has for us to create with this month. Aren’t I just so smart? ;) You all did excellent jobs of using the word arts; they all add some extra meaning to your already-lovely pages.  :)

So, it’s the middle of the month and if you haven’t started your tally in the October Challenge Points Tracking thread…do it! :)  You’ve got a couple more weeks to get some challenges done, uploaded and tallied so you can snag a fabulous reward! If you have any questions, direct them to the Cookie Jar.

That’s it for me for this week: now back to my regularly schedule papers and quizzes and exams and blah… Have a wonderful week! ;)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Hey, y’all! Hope October is off to a great start for everyone. Let’s jump right into today’s blog! Everyone loves a freebie, right? Well, today I’m spotlighting October’s mini kit challenge hosted by Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs! This is a FREEBIE challenge, so let all your scrappin’ friends know they can come join us on the challenge fun and snag an awesome mini in the process! The mini Jennifer’s got for us this month is seriously adorable; take a look!

These colors are FABULOUS! The brown, beige and red all go so well together and very fell autumn…y. (Hehe.) I’ve simply got to scrap a cute picture of my niece with this mini! Here’s some inspiration for the forum:

By sladd79054

By hivart

By brenian4ever

Really beautiful pages, ladies. You all showed off the fun patterned papers so well! Love the flower clusters on all three layouts, as well. This is simply a wonderful little mini; thank you for your generosity, Jennifer! Remember, if you have any questions on this or any other challenge, you can drop it off at the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you. :)

Now, yes the mini is cuteness defined, but that little freebie isn’t all we’ve got for you! If you complete the mini challenge, post your creation (layout, hybrid–whatever you can dream up!) in the gallery and keep track, you can earn a really great reward depending on how many challenges you complete: one buffet item of your choosing, two buffet items of your choosing or the grand prize (cue the drum roll)…a $5 store gift certificate you can spend on any kit you want! PRETTY sweet deal, if you ask me! Just start your tally in the October Challenge Points Tracking thread and at the end of the month, we’ll tally your challenges up and send you a prize: woot! ^_^ If you haven’t joined us for our monthly challenges before…well, there’s no time like the present! :)

That’s it for this week, all. Make sure you’re getting your challenges done and posted in the gallery so we can ooh and ahh and leave your some love! Have a fantastic week; see y’all next Tuesday! :D

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hey ladies and happy Tuesday! Is everyone having a good week? As we get more into the school year, I am getting
busier and busier! I’ve got so much to do this week for my classes; I sure wish I could take a day off work to
catch up! SO, this will be a short and sweet blog so I can get back to my new best friend: my sociology textbook! (Hehe!)

DON’T FORGET this is the last week to complete your challenges and get your total in to count towards a buffet item or store gift certificate for September! This week I am spotlight the second template challenge hosted by Ryan of Roseytoes Designs and she’s got a cute little template for us to create with:

Thanks for hosting and supplying a great template for us, Ryan! The layouts are pouring in from the forum ladies! Check some out here for some inspiration:

By nikkiecole71

By jbdolfin

By ofpinksandfairytales

Great job, gals, I love what you all did with this template! Everything is so pretty, it was hard to choose just 3 to highlight! :)

As promished, short and sweet! I’ll remind you all again this is *the last week* to get your challenges completed and tallied up in the September Challenge Points Tracking thread.  You’ll want to get as many challenges in as you can to snag some awesome prizes! As usual, any questions about this or any of our other monthly challenges can be directed to the Cookie Jar where some smart cookie will get you an answer asap. :)

That’s it for this blog! Hope everyone has a great rest of your week and end of September. See y’all next month! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

I can’t believe it’s already September–that is just plain insanity! It was just spring…now it’s fall?! Well, it’s sort of fall. It was over 100 here in Texas yesterday so, let’s call it “fall.” :) I spent the long hot holiday weekend inside gets all kinds of scrapping done! I’m gunning for the big prize at the end of this month and I’m already halfway there! Let’s catch you up to speed with this week’s challenge spotlight; I’m talking about Crystal of Inspired Designs’ mini kit challenge! I just love the colors of this min, rich and pretty for fall and so many ellies, can hardly believe this is a freebie! Enough chattering, let’s take a look at what she’s got for us this month!

Absolutely beautiful, Crystal!  What’s even more beautiful are the amazing layouts the ladies of the forum have already been busy at work creating! Seriously, it’s just the 3rd of September and these are already flooding in! I guess everyone’s excited about working with such a cute kit. :) Let’s peek at their pages for some inspiration!

By mamaape

By chigirl

By poki04

Amazing work, as usual! Do I ever expect anything less from all the talent we’ve got pouring out at GingerScraps? Of course not! ;) I adore April’s journaling and title work, Judy’s use of “patterned white space,” and Poki’s ribbon-y paper strips! All fabulous, gals, I love them!

Now it’s your turn to join in on the fun! The mini kit challenge runs from now until the end of the month, so jump in, grab your freebie mini and scrap us up something pretty to see in the gallery! You’ve got a shot at some awesome prizes–you even get a prize just for doing one challenge! (Just because GingerScraps loves you like that. ;) )All you have to do is post them to the gallery and keep track of your completed challenges in the September Challenge Points Tracking thread.

That’s it for me this week, I’ve got some schoolwork to do (and some regular work, too!) so I’m off! Hope y’all have a wonderful week and get some scrapping in where you can. See everyone next week! :)

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Can you believe it’s already the third week of August?! It’s insanity! School is about to start (woohoo!), summer is fading away (hopefully sooner than later on that one), the new fall lines are out (sorry, I work in fashion)… August is about to be over and here we come, fall! But before I keep rambling and the month ends while you’re reading this, let’s get to the challenge spotlight for this week, shall we? :)

This week I am spotlighting the word art challenge hosted by the ever-lovely Kathy of Kathy Winters Designs! Speaking of August, her word art freebie focuses on just that–the month of August! It’s really pretty and great for any layout…enough talk, let’s see it!

I know, right? It’s flipping awesome! I love the mix of fonts here and the WA just lends itself to being the focal point of all kinds of fabulous layouts. Need some examples of it in action? Thought you’d never ask!

By missdamsel

By Ricki

By mary-lynne

WOW–absolutely love these, ladies! I love Missi’s fun yearbook feel, Ricki’s bright and fruity page and Mary Lynne’s use of the WA as a paragraph title. Seriously fabulous–y’all rock! :D If you want to see your layout here, make sure you’re challenge’ing it up and maybe you’ll be highlighted here next week!

If you haven’t snagged this freebie and started your layout yet…what are you waiting for?! :) Make sure you’re keeping track of all your completed challenge layouts in the August Challenge Points Tracking thread. You can also read up on the rewards system if this is your first month joining in on the challenge fun. And as always, any questions about this or any of the monthly challenges should be directed to the Cookie Jar where a superawesome GS gal will get back to you faster than you can blink! Well…maybe not that fast, but pretty quickly. ;)

The month is more than halfway over, so make sure you get plenty of challenges done in time to get some awesome prizes! That’s it for today–y’all have a great week and I’ll see you back here next week for the last spotlight of the month!–EEP! :) :) :)