Archives for August 2012

Weekly Wrap-up!

Happy Sunday  ya’ll!

Where did August go?! I know I say it every month, but that’s because I just can’t believe how fast this year is whizzing by! We’ve got five days left until September begins and the start of a new month is always my favorite, I know I’ve said that too before! With good reason, too, it’s so exciting seeing all of the new challenges, the buffet that the designers work so hard on, new guest designers, new new new- I love all things shiny and new!


…now now now, before we get too excited about the newness of the beginning of a month, let’s not forget the end of this month! You’ve still got a few days left to complete your challenges – I know I need to get a couple done!

One of those on my list to finish is the Technique Challenge, clipping papers (to alpha, but you can clip papers to ANY shape!). The tutorial, by Amy P of Unforgettable Moments, is very good for beginner scrappers, definitely a good trick to know and have on your scrapper belt.

Here is a layout by Lisa from the gallery using this technique,

she blended two papers and clipped to her alpha, creating a fun effect!  Her entire page is beautiful, too.  I’m totally inspired now to get fancy with my alpha!

It’s truly a lazy Sunday here, but I’m gearing up to attend an exercise class (Lord, help me!) this afternoon and I’m terrified! Of course, I intend to scrap about it, maybe even for my technique challenge. 😉 There are a couple GREAT get fit, be healthy, weight loss, life changing kits in the store that I just HAVE to share with you!

Working on Me by Colie’s Corner,

A Work in Progress by Inspired Designs,

 and some great wordart, Getting Fit by Creations by Julie.

Pair all three kits together to make a fun food, exercise diary! You could even use Creations by Julie’s Hybrid planner pages template to create your diary/log. I’m totally inspiring myself right now, so I hope I’m also inspiring you too!

It’s a wee bit quiet the last week of the month, everyone so busy wrapping up, so I haven’t got much more to share with you, but do check out our Fresh Baked from Friday, there are some ridiculously cute kits that came out – that’s not exaggeration. RIDICULOUSLY cute, so go check ’em out!

Have a happy scrappy day my friends!

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Fresh Baked for August 24, 2012

Oh goodness me. Is it really Friday? I’m telling you, these days are zooming right on by!!

As I’ve been driving around lately, I’ve been noticing more and more people on bikes. You know, fully decked out, looking like Lance Armstrong. It’s pretty cool to see people getting active and being healthy. I’d love to join in, if I had a bike. How sad is it that I don’t have one. I guess I could go out and actually run, but where do you store a water bottle when you do that? I’ve got like no hips, so it’s not like I can hook it onto the waistband of my pants. That is not a picture anyone wants to see. 😉

Soon, it’ll be cool enough in the evenings that my husband can take the kids outside and throw around a football. Maybe this will be the year that my son isn’t scared of getting hit by the ball and will actually attempt to catch it!!

What do you do for fun and exercise? Remember that the Go Team buffet has some GREAT minis that just might be perfect for you!

It’s that time again where I showcase some layouts done by our amazing Gingerscraps members!! The team here at Gingerscraps LOVE how much you all seem to enjoy the Go Team buffet!

created by bombalurina59

created by cfalbro

created by chigirl

I’m SO loving the layouts that are coming out of this buffet! I sure hope you’re enjoying them as well!!

Now, let’s get this show on the road, either on a bike or with our trusty sneakers! The designers have created some gorgeous things. There’s Back to School, prepping for 2013 calendars, getting our geek on, and so much more!

Remember, when you spend $10 in the store, you get an amazing grab bag. August’s was created by JoyLynn of Blue Heart Scraps! It’s Back to School time, and this grab bag is PERFECT for it!!


AND!! There’s a DEAL with this kit:

Mini Kit:

Border Clusters:
PreDeco Papers:
Extra Paper Pack:
Flair Pack:
Word Art:
Camping WA:
Alpha Add-on:
QP Album:


Solidified One:
Dark-a-Delic One:
Dark-a-Delic Two:
Dark-a-Delic Three:
Dark-a-Delic Four:

PreDeco Pages:

Center Fold:
Wall Mount:

I can’t believe we’re already planning for 2013 and  that it’s almost the end of the month! Crazy right?!

Well, I guess that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading! I hope that we see you in the forum!! Have a great weekend!!

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This Week’s Sneak Peeks

Good Thursday Morning, Digi Friends!
Whew! I don’t know where the summer has gone, but it is back to school time in my world, how about yours?! Time is a flying by!

Well, as time is whizzing by, our designers here at Gingerscraps continue to cook up a storm for us!

I have lots of previews to share with you today…so get those lists ready for Friday when they become available in the Gingerscraps Store!

 Are you ready?! Let’s hit it!

Here is a collab coming from Pretty in Green and Colies Corner, you are going to LOVE this one!! Gotta love those embellies! How fun is this going to be?!


Twin Mom Scraps has been rockin’ and a rollin’! Check out what’s coming to us!

Blue Heart Scraps has been super busy in the kitchen! Shazam! Look at all that is coming from Blue Heart Scraps!

These colors here are so peaceful…

Lovin’ the layout of this layout…..

And this one too!

Now, this is a pretty page!

Ok – watch out! Total cuteness below!!!!

And such pretty colors, too!

Totally scrumptious colors and way super cute emebellies below! Gotta love the photo placement here, too! Rockin’!

And if you want more, check out these yummy previews from Keep in Touch Designs…

I keep thinking (and tasting) raspberry jelly when I see this pretty pink color in here…

But I can’t leave you yet…Check out this cute little number coming from Wyld Web Designs!!

Shazam!!! My socks, once again, have been rocked off by our way uber talented Designers and CTs at Gingerscraps!

So join me as I wait for Friday to see what all this is about! I’ll just be at my school job, tappin my toes and a rollin’ my mouse,  just waitin’ on the goodies to come!

Have a Scrappy Happy day, y’all!!




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Challenge Spotlight – Word Art Challenge

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Can you believe it’s already the third week of August?! It’s insanity! School is about to start (woohoo!), summer is fading away (hopefully sooner than later on that one), the new fall lines are out (sorry, I work in fashion)… August is about to be over and here we come, fall! But before I keep rambling and the month ends while you’re reading this, let’s get to the challenge spotlight for this week, shall we? 🙂

This week I am spotlighting the word art challenge hosted by the ever-lovely Kathy of Kathy Winters Designs! Speaking of August, her word art freebie focuses on just that–the month of August! It’s really pretty and great for any layout…enough talk, let’s see it!

I know, right? It’s flipping awesome! I love the mix of fonts here and the WA just lends itself to being the focal point of all kinds of fabulous layouts. Need some examples of it in action? Thought you’d never ask!

By missdamsel

By Ricki

By mary-lynne

WOW–absolutely love these, ladies! I love Missi’s fun yearbook feel, Ricki’s bright and fruity page and Mary Lynne’s use of the WA as a paragraph title. Seriously fabulous–y’all rock! 😀 If you want to see your layout here, make sure you’re challenge’ing it up and maybe you’ll be highlighted here next week!

If you haven’t snagged this freebie and started your layout yet…what are you waiting for?! 🙂 Make sure you’re keeping track of all your completed challenge layouts in the August Challenge Points Tracking thread. You can also read up on the rewards system if this is your first month joining in on the challenge fun. And as always, any questions about this or any of the monthly challenges should be directed to the Cookie Jar where a superawesome GS gal will get back to you faster than you can blink! Well…maybe not that fast, but pretty quickly. 😉

The month is more than halfway over, so make sure you get plenty of challenges done in time to get some awesome prizes! That’s it for today–y’all have a great week and I’ll see you back here next week for the last spotlight of the month!–EEP! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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