Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Good morning everyone! It’s been quite some time since I blogged about our fabulous monthly challenges; I’ve been positively swamped with school and life, but I miss letting y’all know about the challenges and prizes and funfunfun! I think it’s time to get back on the horse, don’t you? :)

This week I will be spotlighting the buffet challenge hosted by Monica of ViolaMoni Designs! This month’s buffet theme was designer’s choice with a lovely fall-inspired palette to tie it all together. Here’s a fun YouTube video created to show off all the awesome buffet pieces!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ywJ9eEKIH8

Love it! If you haven’t grabbed any buffet pieces, head over to the store and get yourself a little treat. ;) The only requirement for the buffet challenge is to use pieces from the buffet–any designer, in any way! The designers have created full kits, alphas, extras, templates and more for you, so you got lots to choose from! Check out some of the submissions we’ve got so far…

By altimasport

By Lisa

By mamaape

By melissavt

Ok yes yes, I cheated and picked four layouts to highlight this time instead of three–I couldn’t help it!  The designers made so many different themes this month, I had to show some off. We’ve got wine, gargoyles, pretty positivity and of course, Halloween! I love uniquely themed kits to scrap specific life moments and this month’s buffet has several! :)

We’re already a week into the month, so if you haven’t started your post in the October 2013 Tracking Thread, now is the time to get the ball rolling! As always, all completed challenges earn you points towards a fabulous reward at the end of the month, so scrap scrap scrap!

That’s it for today; see y’all next week! :)

Feature Designer: September

Good day GingerScrappers!  I’m a day late this month, but am thankful to be able to be here anyway, after giving my laptop a bath. Don’t ask, just know it hasn’t suffered any irreparable damage which is always a good thing when water + technology collide.

Enough about me, let’s talk about Monica! Who is Monica, you ask? You know her as ViolaMoni here at GingerScraps and this lovely lady is our September Feature Designer!

September is a special month for Monica, not only is she the feature designer here at GingerScraps, but it’s also her birthday month!

She has provided a few awesome coupon codes for us to use in her GingerScraps store:

Now that we’ve been officially coupon’d let’s get to know more about Monica as Violamoni!

What is your design process?
I usually find my inspirations from “real life” and from beautiful photos around the web. I choose a theme to work with and then I choose a color palette that can fit well with that theme. Then I can start, usually I start from solid papers.
What program (or other) do you use to create your designs?
I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 extended and Art Rage.
Describe your design workplace 
I have a black PC with a RAM of 6GB  (no laptop), a bamboo tablet and an HD full of scrap stuff :)
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What motivates and inspires you as a designer?
Seeing positive feedback from my customers!
What is your *favorite* kit you’ve designed and why is it your favorite?
Being Me is my favorite kit, because….that’s ME! My colors, my style, …I LOVE it!
I definitely love the colors myself!  There is more than just the kit itself, check out the whole bundle! (all of which are in our GingerScraps store!)
One of my favorite things about ViolaMoni’s designs is the Art Journaling aspect. I’ve always wanted to give it a go, as it’s a bit out of my scrappy zone but now I’ve got an excuse to try with the Designer Spotlight Challenge. Just create a layout using 90% of ViolaMoni products and, BOOM! challenge completed!
What is something that is out of your scrapper comfort zone? Is there anything you are willing to try that you have only admired from afar? 

Daily Download: March 01

Yeah, somehow, it became March. I’m not sure how or why, but it did. Am I the only one who REALLY dislikes February for it’s shortness? It doesn’t need to be that way ;)

Anyways, onto what you’re really here for. The DAILY DOWNLOAD! Party over here on the blog!

Last month, Monica, of ViolaMoni had provided a SERIOUSLY cute kit!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Loving-you.html

I love the non-traditional love colors! I don’t know about you, but I crave chocolate every time I saw the preview. Excuse me while I run out and grab some chocolate real quick.

Okay, I’m back! Did you miss me? Okay, sorry, I’ll stop now.

This month, Pixelily Designs has lovingly created an adorable kit for y’all!

I see an ellie-phant! otherwise known as an “elephant”!

Remember, the links are only up for about 5 days. After that, they’re removed, so if you miss a download, you’ll have to wait until the next month to buy the kit!

Hope you enjoy!

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: Feb 01

What are you expecting here? I don’t know. There’s nothing here to see!!

Okay, fine. I’ll give it to you.

Last month’s Daily Download was brought to you by Connie Prince, and OH GOODNESS, after January here, it was a perfect kit!


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Ice-Ice-Baby.html

Thank you, Connie for your beautiful kit! Remember, if you missed a download, you can purchase all of the pieces now.

This month, Monica, of ViolaMoni had provided a SERIOUSLY cute kit!

Remember, the links are only up for about 5 days. After that, they’re removed, so if you miss a download, you’ll have to wait until the next month to buy the kit!

Hope you enjoy!