Archives for October 2012

Daily Download Oct 31

Challenge Spotlight – Template Challenge #2

To start, I want to take a moment to send well wishes and good thoughts to those being affected and those with family/friends being affected by Hurricane Sandy. To our GS family in the path of the storm, please be safe and keep us updated on your status when you can. We’re thinking of you and we love you!


This is the last week of October–can’t believe it–so we’re down to the wire and this is my last spotlight of the month! This week I am highlighting a challenge with a freebie: the second template challenge hosted by Rebecca of Twin Mom Scraps! Rebecca has come up with such a cute little template for us to work with; check it out!

I love the circular photo spots and the scalloped edge. Awesome; thank you Rebecca! 🙂 I’m looking through the layouts done with this template and there are just so many beautiful ones! Seriously, you gals have outdone yourselves this time–you’re making it hard for me to pick just three to highlight! Lol! To make it a little easier on myself, I picked some spooky-themed layouts since tomorrow is Halloween! Take a look at these for some inspiration with this template:

By zanthia

By sladd79054

By mamaape

By missdamsel

Ok ok, I know I still highlighted more than my usual three, but these were all awesome layouts, I couldn’t help myself! You all did amazing things with this template, this entire post could just be cool layouts I love! Great LOs, ladies! 🙂

So TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to get your challenges completed and tallied up! You must have all your completed challenges tracked in the October Challenge Points Tracking thread! (Yes, I even made that bold for you so you don’t forget to click through and get you points tallied up.)  The challenge rules and rewards are also posted in the points tracking thread, (yep, bold again!) so read up and get your count in for a fabulous reward! If you have any questions about the challenges, leave them in the Cookie Jar and we’ll get it answered just as soon as possible! 🙂

Alright, that’s it for this week…and this month! I can’t believe it’s about to be November. I guess time flies when life is good! 🙂 Y’all be safe out there, have a great rest of your week, a spooky fun Halloween (can’t wait to see new Halloween layouts in the gallery!), a restful but candy-fueled weekend and I’ll see everyone back here next month! 😉

Daily Download Oct 30

Daily Download Oct 29


It’s that time of the week again. A BIG congratulations goes to guikrazy for winning LOTW!  This is such a cute LO. I love the pictures, the  awesome clusters and the great variety of colors!  Click the image to leave her some love or click here to view her entire Gingerscraps Gallery.

Our winning LO was created using goodies from Main Street Magic created by Designs by Connie Prince!

You can pick outstanding gallery layouts which become the next LOTW nominee’s by posting in the “Baker’s Best” thread. Check out the rules here.

As always your vote counts so head over the the forum to vote for the next LOTW winner. You can be a LOTW winner too, all you have to do is scrap! Happy Scrapping.

Daily Download Oct 28

Daily Download Oct. 27

Fresh Baked for October 26, 2012

The wind has blown all the leaves off the trees. The aisles of stores are starting to smell like a mixture of pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies, and apple cinnamon. The smells of fall and winter, mixing all together, I love this time of year.
Children are getting excited for the chance to knock on neighbors doors and say “Trick Or Treat”. Teenagers are deciding if it’s worth the hassle of dressing up to get some candy, or seeing if they can just snag some from the bowl when they help their parents greet the trick-or-treaters. Parents are talking to their kids about safety and about their own Halloweens with their parents.

Instead of finding some layouts using the buffet, we have a new Monthly Mix out. It’s called Dia de Los Muertos. It truly fits the mood of the next few days, I think, whether you celebrate Halloween or not. Whether you participate in the Day of the Dead festivals that occur. The colors are bright, fun, and it’s just a great kit, all around.

The CT had a blast using the kit for more than just Halloween and Day of the Dead layouts, and I had to share a few of them with you!

Created by jbdolfin

Created by MsPeeler

Created by chigirl.

Don’t forget that when you spend $10 in the store, you get it this beauty, for free.



Mega Stash:
PreDeco Papers:
Month Stacks:
Calendar Cards:
Word Art:
Flair Pack:

Such cute kits, and those template packs? Too awesome. Excuse me while I make sure I have some monies in my account before I go shopping.

Daily Download Oct. 26

Sneak Peeks!!!

Hey everybody!!!  I don’t know about the weather where you are, but the weather here has been BEAUTIFUL!!!   The leaves are so vibrant in all my favorite colors and the temperature has been a tad bit warmer than normal.  I’m not complaining at all though I love this time of year.  I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October. I know around my house we are getting ready for Halloween and the election.  Here are this weeks sneak peeks for some of the upcoming kits.

I love the black pumpkins in this kit and the googly eyes.  I can’t wait to see the whole kit from Kathy Winters Designs it’s perfect for all our spooky pictures.

Kathy Winters Designs

Check out this fun template by  Angelclaud Artroom and the  new Monthly Mix looks fantastic.  I really love the purple leaves and the doodles look awesome with all the different colors.  I can seriously see this appearing on my upcoming layouts:)

Monthly Mix will you just look at that spider web…( so excited)

I really love the way this template flows it is also from Angelclaud Artroom. ( the kit and word art is from Connie Prince and Inspired Designs which can be found in the store already)

Neverland Scraps is getting us ready for the upcoming Presidential election.  A lot of people are ready for Election Day to get here and this kit looks like a great way to document all the action at the polls.

I don’t know about you but, I can’t wait to get these items in my cart.  Make sure you come back Friday for the full preview of all the kits.  Thanks for stopping by!