Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

It’s Tuesday! Woo! Despite the work week just starting for me, I’m in an oddly good mood because some superfab summer plans are coming together and I’m excited to the point of being giddy! 😀 Plus, I get to blog about another awesome GS challenge! Can this day get any better?! (Answer: Only if ice cream is involved.) Enough of my rambly nonsense, let’s get to the matter at hand, spotlighting Crystal of Inspired Designs’ July Desktop Challenge! Crystal has made a really CUTE desktop template for you this month; let’s take a look!

I love that scalloped frame and spaces for all those fun summer pics! This fabulous template is yours absolutely free (no shipping & handling charges either, I swear!) when you join us for this month’s desktop challenge! I’m sure you’d love to see it in action first, though. Yes? Well, let’s see some inspiration from all the talented GS ladies!

By mamaape

By altimasport

By Carleys Digi Scraps

Really excellent job, friends! Everyone made the template their own and BOOM, wallpapers ready for next month! 🙂

So, are you ready to join us? I sure hope so, because I personally love seeing new people join in on the fun; we’re a goofy bunch of gals with some serious digitalent going on. Stop by the forum and see the silliness for yourself! 😉

Not only are the challenges a great way to improve your scrapping skills and make some new friends, you can also earn some flipping GREAT rewards, as well! As I mentioned last week, there is a new rewards system for our monthly challenges; make sure you stop by and read about it before you start your post in the July Challenge Points Tracking thread and tallying up how many challenges you’ve completed! Any questions about this or any of the GS challenges can be dropped off at the Cookie Jar where some smart GS cookie will help you out!

Alright, that’s it for me for this week. I hope everyone has a fantastic week and restful weekend! See y’all back here next week for some more challengey goodness! mmm MMM! 🙂

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