Fresh Baked: December 01, 2013

HAPPY DECEMBER!! We’re at the last few newsletters for 2013! The year is nearly over! That doesn’t mean the fun is going to end! Whether you’re doing December Daily, a layout a day, or what, you’ll find this month full of kits perfect for whatever you’re doing!

This month, there’s no official theme to the buffet. There’s a unifying color palette, and the kits play together beautifully. Enjoy the December 2013 {Designer’s Choice} buffet series this month!

We have NEW Buffet options!! You asked for it, and we listened! The GS Buffet will now included FULL size kits!! In addition to the mix and match packs, you can now also find full size kits in the buffet section. The price point has been adjusted accordingly. Everything in the Buffet will always be $4.00 and under. Every month the new Buffet items will all be 50% off (from the 1-5th of the month). That means Full kits for $2 and a ton of mix and match packs all for $1!! You will not want to miss this!

The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

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Daily Download: Dec 01

Happy December! How are you? How has your weekend been?

Okay, okay. I’ll be quiet. I know what you want to know! It’s time for the reveal of the new Daily Download!

Before I show you, it’s time for the full reveal of November’s Daily Download! Remember, it was created by Trixie Scraps!

This month’s kit was designed by Simple Girl Scraps and it’s just as cute!

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

August Feature Designer round two!

Happy afternoon fellow Gingerscrappers!

I’m back for round two of our Feature Designer spot this month with Theresa of Simple Girl Scraps. If you missed our first post, you can find it here.

We’re getting a bit more personal today, and I get to share a few of my favorite Simple Girl Scraps products with you! As always, let’s jump right in, shall we?

I asked Theresa to share a past photo of herself and pretty sure this is the best backdrop ever



What is the most used App on your phone?

Hehe, what Apps? I have an old school LG Rumor! I had an iPhone when I lived in Tokyo, but just got my sister’s hand-me-down phone when I moved back to my hometown. I don’t use my phone much anyway, since I’m mostly attached to my laptop.

Do you craft outside of the digital world?

I don’t do as much as I used to, but I like to knit, sew and quilt! I also work on my paper scrapbooking albums when I get the chance!

And here is a page from one of her paper albums:

I WISH I could create non-digital layouts this awesome!

Hobbies in addition to crafting?

In addition to crafting, I enjoy going to the gym and recently competed in my first power-lifting competition! It was the hardest 3 months of solid training I’ve done before, but also very rewarding!


What is your favorite thing about

I’ve always loved the community and the enthusiasm our members have with the challenges! It makes GingerScraps a fun place to be!

Challenges are such a big part of why I love GingerScraps too! There are so many to choose from, or if I’m feeling ambitious, complete them all! Speaking of challenges, join in one of our newest, the Designer Spotlight Challenge. It’s an easy challenge, just create a layout using 90% of product from the feature designer of the current month. So for August, you must use 90% of Simple Girl Scraps products, it’s a fabulous way to find hidden gems. Hidden gems that I of course (in a bias nature) am going to share with you!

 A few of my FAVORITE Simple Girl Scraps products (all in her GingerScraps store):

Check out all her products, I’m certain you’ll find something you love!  And don’t forget, as feature designer this month, Theresa has provided an awesome coupon to her store (one time use per customer).

Follow Theresa on Facebook, Simple Girl Scraps Blog and more for updates, freebies and more fun!

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Thank you Theresa for sharing a bit about yourself, both as a designer and a totally rad power-lifting, paper-scrapping gal!


Challenge Spotlight – Signature Challenge

Hey ladies! Can you believe it’s already April? After this month, an entire quarter of 2013 will be over–crazy to think about!  Winter is officially over (at least in Texas where we’re already getting 80 degree sunny days) and spring has sprung.  Right now, pastels and flowers are all the rage. This week I am spotlighting the signature challenge hosted by Theresa of Simple Girl Scraps. For this month, we’re to create a seasonal forum signature with flowers. With all the beautiful spring kits we have in the store right now, this should be an easy one!

Here are some of the lovely signatures we’ve got for April so far:

By mamaape

By Lisa

By altimasport

I’m super in love with April’s alpha choice! I like Lisa’s grassy/floral clusters and Chris’ pretty pastel colors. All unique and perfect for spring! Make sure you stop by these ladies’ galleries & leave them some love on these outstanding siggies! 😀

This is a new month, so swing by the April Challenge Points Tracking thread and start your post so you can keep track of all the challenges you complete during the month of April. We’ve got some lovely little rewards we give out based on the number of completed challenges, so start now and go for the gold! 😉 If you’ve got any questons about this or any of the monthly challenges, stop by the Cookie Jar and let us know–someone will get back to you asap!

That’s it for this week. Don’t forget the Bake Sale is going on right now through Friday and we’ve got TONS of goodies for just $1! See y’all next week!