Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Hello and happy August! I am fresh off the plane from a lovely little vacation in Oak Creek, Wisconsin! It was relaxing, but busy and I’m pooped! Pausing for a serious note, I trust you have all heard of the Sikh temple shooting that happened in that same city just yesterday; my thoughts go out to everyone affected in that terrible, sad situation. <3

Now, let’s talk scrapping. How did it get to be August so quickly?! I can’t believe the year is winding to a close. But with a new month comes a new batch of our world-famous (at least that’s what I tell myself) monthly challenges! This week I am spotlighting a challenge with the **freebie**: the August 2012 Mini Kit Challenge hosted by Lily of Pixelily Designs! You’ll absolutely adore the gorgeous little mini she’s whipped up for us this month; check it out!

So flipping cute, Lily! I love the purple and green together! I’m sure we’ve ALL got a summer photo or two that needs scrapping; here’s your chance! The layouts are already coming in from our talented forum ladies; if you want a little inspiration for this mini, look no further! (Well…maybe a little further)  🙂

By sladd79054

By Nickala27

By debdux

Outstanding job so far, gals! I didn’t realize how versatile this kit is until I saw how all the cool different effects these ladies were able to create for their layouts! Love it! Now…it’s your turn to show off your awesome scrappin’ skills! All you have to do is jump over to the August 2012 Mini Kit Challenge thread, pick up the mini and get to scrappin’!

Make sure you stop by the August Challenge Points Tracking thread and claim your spot so you can start tallying up all your points towards some amazing rewards! If you’re a newcomer (well, hi there!) and you’re wondering what fabulous prizes you can win for participating in the GingerScraps monthly challenges, check out the rewards system thread and get all the 411. Of course, if you have any questions about the rewards, this challenge or any of the other monthly challenges, you should most definitely direct them to the Cookie Jar where some smart little cookie will get you an answer just as soon as possible! 🙂  ALSO, if you want to see your layout highlighted here, make sure you participate and post your creations in the correct challenge thread; also good so we can all ooh and ahh over your fabulousness! 😉

That’s it for me today, ladies. Thanks for stopping by and I hope y’all have a rad week! 🙂

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe this is the last full week of July–WHAT?! Seriously, the year is already past half over…where does the time go?? Well, I know where all my time goes: SCRAPPING! This week we’re making it even easier for you to scrap as I spotlight a challenge with a FREEBIE: the month’s second Template Challenge hosted by Amy of Unforgettable Moments! I’m a big fan of Amy’s templates, so let’s see what she’s got in store for us!

Cute stuff! I like the layered papers and funky frames on the picture spots. Thanks for the cute template, Amy! This is yours absolutely free just for playing along with us on this challenge! Now, I’m sure you want to see this baby in action, so let’s peek at what the ladies of the forum have cooked up for us so far…

By mamaape

By sladd79054

By MamaCake

This is one awesomely versatile template; all the ladies really made it their own–awesome work, gals! Now let’s see what you’ve got! All you have to do is stop by this challenge thread, pick up the free template, make something amazing with it and post for credit! *NOTE* There is also a little gift you for in addition to the template! See the thread for more info! And as always, if you want to see your layout highlighted here, play along with us! 🙂

Don’t forget, there is a new rewards system starting this month! You can read about it in the forum before you visit the July Challenge Points Tracking thread  and start your tally of challenges completed! I’ve got mine done for the month, so hop on the good foot and get going! Remember, if you have any questions, you can send them to the Cookie Jar and a lovely GS lady will be sure to help you out!

That’s it for this week; see y’all next week for the LAST spotlight of July! EEP! Have a fabulous week! 😀

Fresh Baked for July 20, 2012

The summer sun is roasting, isn’t it? If there isn’t something roasting someone, Mother Nature is trying to flood you out.
Mother Nature is not a happy camper this year, and well, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to listen to her. I’m going to enjoy a stay-cation, inside with some good music, working photo-editing software, and friends at Gingerscraps.

This week, the designers had some fun, I think. It sure looks like they did!! They’re working hard on something special coming out next week, which I think y’all will be super excited to see. So, be on the look-out for that! But, until then, these amazing designers didn’t leave you stranded on the side of the road, I promise!!

Remember that when you spend $10 in the store, you get an amazing grab bag. This month’s was created by Ryan, of Roseytoes, and it’s JAM-PACKED full of stuff.

PreDeco Paper Pack:
Border Clusters:
Extra Paper Pack:

PreDeco Paper Pack:
Border Clusters:
Extra Paper Pack:
QP Album:

Coordinates with:

Stacked Papers:

Alpha with fasteners:
Word Bits:

Before you jump onto that train straight to the store, I want to let you know about a couple of freebies from Kathy Winters that makes up one gorgeous kit!!

Available on the Gingerscraps Facebook page! Only available until the 1st of August, and then a new freebie replaces it!!

Kathy has a coordinating piece on her FB as well, making up one perfect for the beach kit!

Well, that concludes this newsletter!! I’ll be seeing you in a few days, for a special re-release and some other fun stuff, so keep an eye open!!

Until then, keep cool, drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated, and join in on the fun in the forum!!

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

Good morning, ladies! Hope everyone’s week is off to a fabulous start! I’m already ready for the weekend LOL. Let’s get straight to my challenge spotlight for this week. Today I’m spotlight a FREEBIE challenge…and isn’t free everyone’s favorite price? 😉 This week we’re taking a look at the July Mini Kit Challenge hosted by Kathy of Kathy Winters Designs! I just love Kathy’s designs and this cute mini is no exception. Here’s what she’s got for us this month:

Perfect for July! I love the vintage tones here with the cream and muted blue/red. So pretty! I know you’re got some cute Fourth of July pics you’re dying to scrap–why not start with this adorable little kit?  🙂  We’ve already got pages of completed layouts and they’re all fabulous, as usual. Here’s some inspiration from the forum!

By jrmminga

By gwtwred

By Neverland Scraps

Such gorgeous works of art! It was superhard picking which LOs to highlight from all the beautiful pages that has been posted so far! Now let’s see some MORE great scraps! Your turn! 🙂

There’s a NEW rewards system that started this month,  so read up on the fabulous new goodies we’ve got in store for everyone who participates! You’ll need to keep track of your completed LOs for credit in the July Challenge points tracking thread so the mighty powers that be can get you your reward at the end of the month! There’s a multitude of challenges going on right now,  so check them all out  and jump right in! We love new people and joining in on the challenges is a great way to meet new people and pick up some skills from all the talented ladies we’ve got here at GS! 🙂

If you have any questions about this or any other challenge, direct them to the Cookie Jar;  someone amazing will answer your question with speed and superknowledge.  🙂  Hope y’all have a great rest of the week; see everyone back here next week for another challenge spotlight…now get to scrapping!

Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Happy Tuesday, ladies! I hope everyone had a great weekend and y’all’s week is off to a good start! (Is it weird that I used a slang word like y’all, but still punctuated it properly??) The weekend was a long one for me and I’m already ready for the next one! I was busy the whole time, but I did get some scrapping done! Speaking of scrapping (and getting back on topic), this week I am spotlighting another wonderful challenge: the word art challenge hosted by the amazing Susie of Psychozoe Designs!

Let’s see the gorgeous WA Susie created for us to work with this month:

Unique, upbeat–so very Psychozoe! hehe

This WA is really cool and the fabulous ladies in the forum did not disappoint with their sweet creative skills this month! If you need some inspiration to complete this challenge, look no further!

By skcosti

By BriannasScrapper

By mom2triplets04

Beautiful, beautiful work! I love how all three of these LOs use the same word art in totally different ways through completely different techniques. Now that’s talent!

Now it’s YOUR turn! Of course, the June word art challenge is going on through the end of June. To get the WA freebie, just hop over to the forum for instructions and you can get to scrapping!

As always, I want to remind you to get credit for the challenges, you need to head over to the June Challenge Points Tracking thread and post with your LO links so we can get you that discount code or gift certificate! Also, any questions about this or any of our challenges should be directed to the Cookie Jar so a groovy GingerScraps lady can help you! Note: if you want to see your layout highlighted here on the blog, don’t forget to play along with the challenges and post your LOs in the threads! I pick three scraps a week to show off; yours could be up here next week! 🙂

That’s it for this post! Have a great rest of your week and see you in the forums! <3

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #1

O.M.G. It’s JUNE already?! That’s just crazy. The year is nearly half-over! BUT what isn’t half-over is the awesomeness going on in the forums! (Ok, that was a reach, but it’s certainly true!) Everyone loves freebies, right? (I know my favorite price is FREE!) So, let’s start off this month’s challenge spotlights with one that includes a fabulous freebie, the month’s first template challenge hosted by Connie Prince!

Connie has definitely always been one of my favorite designers and I absolutely adore her templates. Let’s take a look at what she’s created for us to work with this month!

CUUUUUUTE! I’ve got this one downloaded and I can’t wait to use it! I love scallops and paper stacks and this template certainly fits the bill! Need some inspiration before you start this challenge? You know I’ve got some for you: let’s see what the lovely ladies of the forums have created with this template so far!

By skcosti

By altimasport

By Neverland Scraps

Stunning work as always from our talented ladies! I love when I see a template changed in subtle ways that makes it unique to every scrapper’s LO. A round of applause for the highlighted LOs!

So let’s recap: new month, new challenges, new chance at a discount coupon/store gift certificate and a fantastic freebie! What are you waiting for?! Get yourself to scrapping and upload your work to the gallery so we can leave you some love!

As always, if you have any questions on this or any other challenges, be sure to head over to the Cookie Jar and ask away. We have a wealth of knowledge on GingerScraps and we would love to assist in any way possible!

Until next time, my lovely readers! <3

Let’s Get Crafty: Halloween Crafts

Hi GingerScrapers! I know..I know..I have missed a few Crafty Thursdays…I’m sorry! I have been so busy. I am the team Mom for the Freshmen Football team…our games are on Thursdays. But, not only is it the games, we feed the team and caoches before each game. It’s a big meal and I’m in charge of it!  I have to be at the school at 7am to collect all the food from the players. Make sure the food all gets warmed up by the lunch ladies, then serve the food at 2…game time at 5. So, what I’m saying here is…I’m a busy girl during Football sason 🙂 This week my kids don’t have school. We still have a football game though, but I dont have to collect the food until noon:) So, I figured I would do a little Let’s Get Crafty post for you!

Halloween is in like 10 days. I went online to find some cheap and easy Halloween projects to do with my kids and I am going to share them with you!

This first one is a great way to use up all those baby food jars you have laying around..

It’s super easy and fun to make with the kiddos. Go to Skip to my Lou for a tutorial.

How about a spooky tree…

You can get instructions and templates for this one here

How about a cute fabric banner…

You can learn how to make this on Running With Needles

How about making a “Hybrid Banner” Instead of fabric, use your digital scrapbooking supplies! There are so many cute Halloween kits at GingerScraps you could use! How about I give you a free template to make yourself a banner 🙂

I used the kit Gobblin Delights which is a GingerScraps collab that you will be able to get at our Halloween party next weekend! I use Statements by Jodis part for my banner:) Make sure you come to our Halloween Party at GingerScraps to get this kit and lots of fun games and prizes!

You can download your Free Template here!

I hope you make some time to get Crafty today! See you at the Halloween Party