Archives for September 2012

Weekly Wrap-up: A goodbye and a hello!

Happy Sunday scrappers!

It’s the last day of the month, which means tomorrow you’ll have a BRAND NEW Buffet to look forward to- and let me tell you… it’s fah-reak-ing AWESOME! I think one of my favorites to date, for sure.

I know, I know, I’m totally a tease, but admit it, you love it!

How about those commas? I’m a bit of an overload today, eh?

So, let’s wrap up this month, before Sarah gives you all the new goodies tomorrow.

We celebrated GingerScraps birthday this month, with sales, speed scraps, chats, prizes, SO MUCH FUN! We welcomed a fabulous guest designer, Meg of Ocean Wide Designs, who you just might be seeing more of… #wink  We are also, sadly, saying goodbye to one of the sweetest designers I know- Maaike of Find Your Bliss Designs. She will be missed GREATLY and I hope she’ll still visit us in the forum!

Maakie is having a SUPER sale in honor of her departure, her entire store is 60% OFF! Today is the last day, so fill your carts!

Today, being the last day of the month (just to repeat myself), is the last day to get your September challenges in! Do you have a goal every month? I try to get 14 completed each month, I’m ambitious, but it really pushes me to think creatively. One of the challenges, the scraplift, certainly aides in scrapper’s block. Tomorrow will be all new challenges, which I can’t wait to see! One of my favorite things about GingerScraps is the variety of challenges for everyone.

Have you seen our new Monthly Mix? Each month a group of designers team up and mix-up a fantastic collaboration for YOU! This month unveiled the first, Who’s Wise?

So if you haven’t seen it, now you have! You’re welcome. 😉

One last thing, some VERY exciting news! One of our GingerScraps CT’s, Trina,  delivered a beautiful little boy September 22nd! We want to all say CONGRATULATIONS and many blessings to you and your family! Check out her announcement in the forum (pictures included! …because who doesn’t love brand new babies?!)

I know it’s another short wrap-up this week, but I don’t want to overload you, what with so many new things happening right away tomorrow… which, have I mentioned, I am TOTALLY READY FOR!

…seriously, the buffet… LOVE!

Okay, done teasing you, bwahaha! Have a totally awesome rest of the day!





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Fresh Baked for September 28, 2012

The last Friday of September is upon us. That is something about life that I don’t find so beautiful. Honestly, I don’t like how fast time moves. It just *zoom* There it goes. I’m not a fan of that at all.

The passing of time though does mean the beautifulness that is fall is fast approaching. Leaves around here are already changing colors. I was able to visit my father-in-law’s property over the weekend and capture some of the colors. I need some more practice with my camera, I think. The beauty of life: the ability to learn, and grow.

This is the last set of Life is Beautiful buffet layouts that I’ll be showing off, and you know what? I’m sad about that! There have been some absolutely amazing layouts. It was hard to just pick a few to showcase. I’m honored to be able to do it though. It was a high point of my week.

Created by Juliemomof4, our resident queen of hybrid and Project 365. I love that she showcased how perfectly this buffet works for P365 layouts!

Created by Sarah. Yes, that would be me. I wrote about being able to witness the union of my brother-in-law and his new wife, and well, how could I not scrap it?

Before I start with the beautiful kits and products that the designers have created for you, I just have to share this awesome news with you, a new Welcome Wagon kit has been released! If you do not know about our Welcome Wagon area, you should go check it out right away! Once you register in the forum, you will have access to the Welcome Wagon area. The designers create wonderful goodies and give them to you for FREE! The Welcome Wagon has been up and running, for over a year, so our designers are changing their goodies! New goodies, Free goodies! Keep checking the Welcome Wagon area, we will be reveling something new every few weeks!

This week, Rachel, of Pretty in Green has something special for you! All you have to do to get it is register in the forum and check out the Welcome Wagon sub-forum!!

Remember: when you spend $10, you get this for FREE! This month, Pixels by Jen has created September’s new Grab-bag and it is gorgeous!


This month, we’re starting something new; it’s called the Monthly Mix. Each month, a group of 4-5 designers teamed up making a mix, and a new one will be released every month! This month, it’s Unforgettable Moments, Twin Mom Scraps, Joyful Heart, Find Your Bliss, and Colie’s Corner. They created an adorable kit called Who’s Wise?

The CT got in, got creative, and had a “Hooting” good time!

Glass Beads:
Patterned Papers:

Quick Pages:

We wish Maaike all the best! She was an absolute joy to have at Gingerscraps! She will be missed, and we hope that she keeps us updated at the forum.

Remember, you still have a few days to finish your challenges for a chance towards some pretty sweet prizes!! Join us. We welcome everyone.

Daily Download Sept 28

Sneak Peeks! (and an extra special sneaky sneak!)

Good Morning friends!  Are you ready for today’s sneak peeks? I’ve got ’em AND A BONUS sneak peek! That’s right, get excited!

First we have something new from Pretty in Green, and it’s a hoot (I couldn’t resist)!

I’m pretty much in love with that color pallet and it should go without saying those little owls are too too cute!

Next we have something new by Keep in Touch Designs,

I really love the antiqued feel of the kit and that foliage… oh the leaves! I have a new love for leaves, I NEED to have them!

There are some new templates coming from Twin Mom Scraps, I mean, who doesn’t love a good template!?

(using already released kit by Twin Mom Scraps: Bella Ballet)

I’ve got one more sneak peek from Luv Ewe Designs,

Totally loving the star paper! If it’s got stars it’s generally in my wishlist – it can’t be helped.

That’s what I’ve got for you this morning. Make sure you’re here bright and early tomorrow to see all these (and more!) new releases in the shop! I can’t wait!

Oh, still wondering about that bonus sneak peek? Did you think I’d really leave you hanging like that? It’s too good NOT to share so, here it is!

A new collab, a mix of awesome designers,  that’s right plural!  Are you excited yet? Have I piqued your curiosity? I sure hope so!

Have a happy scrappy Thursday!

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Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

Hey ladies and happy Tuesday! Is everyone having a good week? As we get more into the school year, I am getting
busier and busier! I’ve got so much to do this week for my classes; I sure wish I could take a day off work to
catch up! SO, this will be a short and sweet blog so I can get back to my new best friend: my sociology textbook! (Hehe!)

DON’T FORGET this is the last week to complete your challenges and get your total in to count towards a buffet item or store gift certificate for September! This week I am spotlight the second template challenge hosted by Ryan of Roseytoes Designs and she’s got a cute little template for us to create with:

Thanks for hosting and supplying a great template for us, Ryan! The layouts are pouring in from the forum ladies! Check some out here for some inspiration:

By nikkiecole71

By jbdolfin

By ofpinksandfairytales

Great job, gals, I love what you all did with this template! Everything is so pretty, it was hard to choose just 3 to highlight! 🙂

As promished, short and sweet! I’ll remind you all again this is *the last week* to get your challenges completed and tallied up in the September Challenge Points Tracking thread.  You’ll want to get as many challenges in as you can to snag some awesome prizes! As usual, any questions about this or any of our other monthly challenges can be directed to the Cookie Jar where some smart cookie will get you an answer asap. 🙂

That’s it for this blog! Hope everyone has a great rest of your week and end of September. See y’all next month! 🙂

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