Fresh Baked: Feb. 15, 2013

Happy Day after Valentine’s. Anyone else gorge themselves way too much on chocolate? I know that I did. I think that’s the point of Valentine’s Day. Right? Oh well if it’s not. It’s how we celebrate it.

I am loving looking at the love-filled layouts with this month’s buffet, Listen to Your Heart. I picked from the Buffet Challenge gallery this week, and if you’re wanting an “easy” challenge to do, this is definitely one for you!


Created by our own Spotlight Challenge host, Ambelleina. I have to giggle at the pictures. I love layouts that talk about why they love their significant other!

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Daily Download – Aug 01

Well, hello! Welcome to August. Can you believe it? NUTS! Right?

It’s time for the new daily download!! Before I do, I thought I’d let you know that we’re changing things up with the daily download.
No, don’t worry, we’re not doing anything major, just how we’re going to show it off!!

With the preview, sometimes you don’t know if you’re going to like the kit. Well, now, we’re going to show off some layouts, at least once a week! You’ll be able to see exactly what’s coming, based on the layouts.

We hope you enjoy!!

Now, I can’t show you August’s amazing kit, I have to show off July’s, in full!!

Terra, of Sugar Kissed Designs did an amazing job on July’s kit. I’ve been craving ice cream since I saw it, and well, you might too!!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Chill-Kit.html

Some of the amazing layouts created using it:


Created by mamaape


Created by Terra


Created by catgoddess

See, the kit is SO much cuter than that sneak peek could ever do justice for!!

Now! What you’ve truly been waiting for!! Kathy Winters has created August’s Daily Download! Oh my goodness! It’s GORGEOUS!!

It’s so bright, sunny, and airy. Just beautiful!!

And a couple layouts her CT made with it :D

Daily Download July 01

Okay, who else is doing double-takes at the title of this post? Is it really already July? :O Where did June go?

I don’t know about you, but I think 2012 is flying by way too fast!! I’m excited to see what the next half of 2012 is going to off, though. That includes a new daily download for July! Before I show it to you, though, I am ready to show off June’s official preview!

First, can we give out a huge thank you to Jennifer, of Luv Ewe Designs, for her amazing kit that she had for download every single day of June? She created Sky’s the Limit, and it was seriously so cute! I could tell by the comments that you all really enjoyed the kit!!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Sky-s-The-Limit.html

It’s now available in the store! If you missed any pieces, you can get the whole kit!

Now, I’m super thrilled to share this month’s Daily Download designer! You’ve probably caught at least one of her Friday Late Night Scraps (if you haven’t, you need to ;)). If you guessed Terra, of Sugar Kissed Designs, you couldn’t be more right! The kit she designed for July is ADORABLE in all the right ways!

I hope you enjoy the pieces as much as I think Terra enjoyed creating them! It’s a HUGE kit! I hear there’s around 5-7 pieces per download :D

Well, I’ll see you tomorrow with another piece! Enjoy!

Team Spotlight: Terra – Sugar Kissed Designs!

Good morning GingerScrappers!

Today we get to chatty chat with someone  a lot of you already know, Terra! Designer of Sugar Kissed Designs, host of our Friday Night Owl Scrap&Chats and all around awesome lady!  OH! And she is hosting this months Daily Download! Awesome? Yup.

 

The standard, little bit more about yourself please :)

I’m 35 and I was born and raised in Arizona… I took a detour up north and lived in Minneapolis for a few years, and honestly feel like I’m more from Minnesota than here. I have a dog and a cat that sleep on either side of me and take up most of my bed! As far as hobbies, I love gardening and cooking. I’m very into the whole foods movement.

What got you designing? How did you start?

I started as a designer for taggers. And then I participated in a designer contest and was SOOO unprepared! Designing at 300 dpi is much different than designing for web use. However, I think that contest and the encouragement I received from other designers in the community really spurred me on and helped boost my own designing confidence.

Well, I can safely speak  for the general public, that we’re happy you gained that confidence because your designs are lovely!

Speaking of, your kits- Do you still have your first? Your favorite and your bestselling?

Oh this is a hard question. I think my favorite kit is the first one I ever made for Ginger Scraps “Home”.  I Love EVERY layout I see made with it!

My best selling kit is either Photogenic or Fleur de Pêche

I know I’ve said this before, and I mean it each and every time, but I absolutely love ALL three of those kits! I’ve been wondering what to use my March challenge rewards on, and I am really really really eyein’ up that Home kit now. All kits are available still in the store, each image preview is linked.

 In one word how would you describe your design style?

Transitional. (I think I’m a nice cross between contemporary and traditional)

More about your designing Terra, what inspires these beautiful kits?

All kinds of things! Music is a huge inspiration when it comes to ideas though!

 What is the one thing you can’t do without when designing: be it music, coffee, quiet, specific software, any one thing you can’t live without!

 I can’t design without Illustrator and Photoshop! I love illustrator and the freedom it gives me to create items by hand.

What is your advice for aspiring designers?

I had a professor in theatre arts once who said “If you can see yourself doing anything else… don’t act”… I think the same really goes for designing… You have to love it heart and soul and realize that the return is rarely ever going to be what you put into it. Even the top designers probably don’t earn enough to truly compensate for the time, supplies, and talent put into their products. So make sure it’s truly a passion because it is hard work and it’s definitely a business not a hobby! LOL 

Makes perfect sense to me!

Now for some fun!

What is one thing we may not know about you?

I tend to hum and sing a lot.

Your most favorite book turned movie ?

Alice in Wonderland

That response had me jumping out of my seat (almost literally), ME TOO ME TOO ME TOO! I just love all things Alice in Wonderland! I mean looooooooooooove!

If you could vote any FICTIONAL character into Presidency for 2012 who would it be?

Willy Wonka… I think our country would be far more tasty and hopefully we’d all get a personal oompa loompa as part of his campaign promise! 

He would get MY vote!

Lastly, after a long day, what is your favorite drink ( anything from coffee to juice to soda to a glass of wine)?

Water with Lemon.

Yum!

So now you know, Terra likes to hum and sing, drink water with Lemon and every layout made with her Home kit. You know what that means? It’s Saturday morning, you’re probably still in your jammies (I know I am!) so what’s more awesome than putting your feet up and shopping?! Check out that Home kit, and her other great designs at her shop!

Make sure to join our Friday Night Owls Scrap & Chat too! There’s always lots of chatting, fun and even goodies!

Don’t forget to check back every day for the April Daily Download either!

I hope everyone has a terrific weekend!  I hope the Midwest (I, being a resident myself) doesn’t get too slammed with the forecast of storms, just enough to help the grass turn green and the trees to bud and bloom. :)

May your coffee be bottomless, and your slippers fuzzy!