Designer Sneak Peeks – July 27, 2016

Wow – here we are at the end of July. Friday will be the last Fresh Baked of the month. How crazy is that? We’re officially well past the halfway point of the year. I know I’ve whined before, but it’s HOT here. I think I’m ready for fall. How about you?

Let’s see what our designers have given us for sneak peeks for this week.

Make sure to check out the blog tomorrow for some great layouts from our Creative Team using these great kits (and more) and head over to the store on Friday to fill up  your cart.

 

Designer Sneak Peeks – July 22, 2016

Happy Wednesday. How is the temperature where you live? Here? It’s HOT!! We’re supposed to be around 100 degrees the next three days. YUCK! I see myself staying in a lot. To take my mind off the heat, I thought I would share some of this week’s sneak peeks with you.

And, this one “technically” releases on Friday, but is already live on the site. A special treat this week from Mags Graphics.

Have a great rest of the week.

Designer Sneak Peeks – July 15, 2016

Happy Wednesday. Hard to believe it’s mid-week already (and almost half-way through July). Let’s see some of the stuff our designer’s are releasing this week.

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Designer Sneak Peeks – July 8, 2016

It’s that time again. I’m sharing some of the sneak peeks from our designers for their releases this week. Enjoy!!

 

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Make sure to head over to the store on Friday for these and more!

 

July Feature Designer – Little Rad Trio

Happy July my digi friends. This month we’re talking to the lovely Jennifer of Little Rad Trio.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I wanted some themed kits that I couldn’t find around the digital land, so I started making my own.

What made you decide to design?

See above plus I love creative outlet it has.

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

I use CS6 and I have been trying really hard to learn Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace.

It varies. I have use my laptop the most, but occasionally use my computer at work which has 2 monitors.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

The creative process. I love being able to have free range to let my mind wander.

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

My favorite kit is Historic USA – Civil War. I love the color palette and all the themed elements.

What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?

I love watching chick flicks. They always make me smile.

Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?

That’s a tough one. I love spending time with my family, so any vacation I have taken with my husband, kids and parents and siblings have always been my favorites.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Actually yes, I do. I even had an experience while in Hawaii. I was house sitting on the AFB for a friend. My mom and I were in the living room when a shadow appeared on a wall that was completely impossible to have a shadow. It was on a window. A figure of a person walked into the window, then stopped and appeared to look in. Then it simply disappeared. It was not scary or anything like that. But my mom and I tried everything to “break” the shadow by standing right in front of it and moving our arms. No luck. Very intriguing. I remember saying to my mom “Do you see what I see?”. She replied “yes”. Very weird!

Who is your celebrity crush?

Brett Eldredge. I have always liked his music, but when I saw him in concert, I was like “WOW! He’s HOT!!”

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

I don’t go to Starbucks because I’m not a coffee fan. Yeah, call me weird!

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

Peanut Butter. I love my mom’s peanut butter cookies, which is using my grandma’s recipe.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

No comment. LOL!

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

I would say I’m pretty much in the middle. It definitely depends on the situation.

Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?

Jennifer is an extremely common name and there are times I wish my name was different. But I would never change it, because my parents chose it for me.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

I love pepperoni, green pepper, onion and jalapeno with extra sauce and light cheese. Yep – I’m weird. Not only do I not like coffee, I’m not a cheese lover.

If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?

Hug your children (or family members) when you can. Before you know it, they are all grown up.

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

Get out of bed very slowly! If I don’t start the day with a shower, it’s definitely going to be a slow moving day.

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

I love cosmos made with Grey Goose and Cointreau. They are so yummy.

What did you want to be when you were small?

An elementary school teacher.

Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

NONE! I hate doing chores!!

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

Cleaning! No question about it.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Donate a large portion to the CJD Foundation to help bring awareness to Prion Diseases and hopefully one day find a cure or even treatment. I miss my sister-in-law so much and I really wish we could have known what she was going through when she was sick. We all would have treated her illness much differently and I would have spent as much time as I could have with her.

What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?

Wildlife. I see deer, fox, coyote, etc. It’s always fun to see what I’ll see next.

Share your favorite recipe with us.

My grandma’s home made spaghetti. It’s not really a recipe but more of a throw in a bunch of spices into tomato sauce & hamburger until it tastes good. Each time I make it, it tastes slightly different, but always so good.

Thanks Jennifer! Make sure to check out her GS Store, her FB page, and her blog. Also, make sure you are checking the blog every day for the daily download to get pieces of the kit she created for us.

Which is your favorite Little Rad Trio kit? Let us know in the comments below!

Designer Sneak Peeks – July 1, 2016

Oh my goodness. It’s July? Half way through 2016? Where is the time going? Just wanted to give you a little sneaky peek at the goodies coming out Friday (I think you will be pleased).

Make sure to head to the store on Friday to grab these and more. Remember – it’s buffet time.

June Bake Sale is Here!!

It’s that time again. The Bake Sale started this morning. You have until Monday, June 20th to pick up these fabulous kits for only $1 each.

There are some great summer and patriotic kits in here, along with some great templates. What are you going to buy?

Designer Sneak Peeks – June 10, 2016

It’s time for a few Wednesday Sneak Peeks. Let’s see some of the new goodies.

Make sure to head to the GS Store on Friday for these and more!!

June Featured Designer – JB Studio

Happy June everyone. Dropping in here to share my interview with Dani of JB Studio. Make sure to read all the way to the very end for some exciting news from Dani.

How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?

I started as a paper scrapper and I admit I didn’t like the idea of going digital. After some friends in a Brazilian scrap community convincing me, I decided to give it a try and never went back.

What made you decide to design?

I’m always looking for new challenges. I love learning new things. Some friends said they believed I would be a good designer and guided me. I started creating a few freebies.

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

I use Photoshop, Illustrator and a small wacom for drawings.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a cluttered desk. I just can’t creative in an empty space. LOL I have lots of papers and colored pencils and pens because I like writing, drawing and painting. Besides that, there’s my desktop computer, a printer and some decorative stuff. I always have a glass of coke or water on the desk, too.

What is your favorite thing about designing?

It’s a hard question. I’m not sure if I have a favorite thing. I love planning, I love creating, I love connecting with my audience and staff. What I love the most is the fact that I work from home and am my own boss. LOL

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

My favorite is usually the newest. This time it’s Denim & Glitter Collection. It’s so girly!

What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?

I learned to live in the moment, so if I’m sad or depressed, I embrace it. I allow myself to feel everything I’m supposed to feel, I don’t resist it. I like journaling, for me it’s the way I reflect about what I’m feeling. It usually helps understand and overcome that moment.

Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?

I guess I didn’t have the best yet. I love traveling, but I haven’t traveled much in my life yet.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory?

I don’t have many childhood memories. My memory sucks! But I remember (and it brings a smile to my face) when I used to sing and dance in the living room. I still love to dance and sing.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Yes, I do. But I don’t believe in bad ghosts, the ones who are between us to scare and harm people. I believe in the ones who are here to support us and the ones that are lost between us when they’re supposed to go somewhere else.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Ben Afleck, always Ben Afleck and Ryan Reynolds.

What do you order when you go to Starbucks?

I never go to Starbucks. It’s not a very common café here in Brazil, you may find a few stores in the big cities, but I live in a small town. I think I went just once and I don’t remember what I ordered. I remember I didn’t find anything very special about it. (I hope I don’t hurt anybody’s feelings here. )

What is your favorite kind of cookie?

I’m not very into cookies. I rarely eat them, when I do, my favorite is Chocolate Chips.

How old were you when you had your first kiss?

12.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

I used to be a pessimist, always worrying and complaining about things, even though I thought I was an optimist. Nowadays I think I’m very positive because I try to live in the moment and make the best of all situations.

Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?

My name is pretty common here in Brazil. I have already studied with 4 other girls with the same name and I worked with 3 ladies and a man named like me. I didn’t like that. Nowadays, I don’t mind. I think it’s not that important. There are things that matter most to me, so I don’t bother.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

Anything with a lot of cheese. I love cheese!

If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?

Don’t judge people. You don’t know what they’ve been through.

What do you do to wake up in the morning?

I use an alarm clock. LOL

What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?

I have Japanese food every month. If I could, I would have it daily, unfortunatelly, it’s expensive. Hehe

What did you want to be when you were small?

A singer.

Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?

None. None. None. I hate house chores.

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

All of them! LOL

What would you do if you won the lottery?

First of all I would hire a professional to advise me because there’s so much I wanna do and I want to do it all without harming my wealth. Then, I would travel, buy a house at the beach, invest in family members’ projects/business and make a charity plan to donate in a regular basis.

What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?

Trees, birds and butterflies.

Share your favorite recipe with us.

I love all chicken recipes. One I tried and I love is Teryaki Chicken: https://br.pinterest.com/pin/233905774374718764/

Remember that news I mentioned earlier? This is directly from Dani’s email to her subscribers a few days ago:

I’m opening a new shop exclusively for templates at Gingerscraps. This is something I’ve been thinking about for months, I’ve talked to Ginger about it months ago and I created a few packs of templates, but not enough for a new shop. I don’t know the reason why I was in a creative block, but I was. I usually make templates from my own layouts and I struggled to scrap for almost an year and a half. I bet you saw me mention I wanted to scrap more… but my mojo resisted to come back. In May, I got back to scrapping and I feel inspired now and that was the perfect opportunity to make it happen. I talked to Ginger and she liked the idea…

Check out the goodies from the new JB Studio Template Shop – aren’t they just lovely?

Dani is also offering 40% off in her main shop through the 10th.

And make sure that you are downloading the Daily Download from the blog every day. The links only stay up for a few days.

Check out the JB Studio Store and JB Studio Template Store at GS, her Facebook Page, and her Blog.

June Buffet Sneak Peeks

I’ve got a treat for you today! I have some sneak peeks for tomorrow’s buffet releases. Can I just say I LOVE the buffet colors this month?

Let’s see what some of our designers have releasing in their stores tomorrow.

Happy shopping tomorrow.