Archives for November 2012

Fresh Baked: Happy December

Can you believe it’s already December? Thirty-one more days, and we’ll be looking at 2013!

The winds are blowing in from the north, and the breath is visible in the air. There are white flakes falling from the sky. The winter season is upon us, and it’s time to prep for the snow.

Some areas have already had snow come to their areas, and I will be honest. I am completely jealous. I was born during a snowfall. Being a December baby, you tend to end up with that. Lately, we haven’t seen any snow. It makes me sad. Hopefully, we get some this year.

Why, you ask, am I going on about snow? It’s time for a new buffet!  This month’s theme is snow, snow, and more snow! Snowball Fight!

Snowball Fight is full of fun elements and papers, just perfect for all of those snow pictures. If you don’t have any snow pictures, pictures of the beach would work just fine, I think. Even something Christmas related would be perfect!
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Dec Daily Download 01

Oh wow. Hello December! When did you blow in? Wow! It’s time to reveal November’s Daily Download!

It was created by Ivonne, of Craft-tastrophic. Thank you Ivonne for such a beautiful kit!

December, you’re really in for a treat! This month, a group of designers pitched in to make you a wonderful daily download!

The designers:

Make sure you come back every day!

Fresh Baked for November 30, 2012

I am so thankful that we all survived this month together. Is it just me or did it fly by? Can you believe that tomorrow is December. Just a few more days left in 2012. I’m also thankful that it’s that time of year to share our Christmas stuff. I love Christmas lights.

I’ve been playing The Nutcracker music on repeat lately. It is one of my most favorite things of the holidays. I adore the ballet. I love the music. And I have an obsession with the figurines. Anyone else adore them?

Want to hear something else I adore? The layouts that have been made using the Attitude of Gratitude buffet by the awesome members of Gingerscraps, and the layouts that are coming from the Friendship Monthly Mix collab.

Created by scrapjrlgcp using Friendship. I love the use of the frame and the beautiful cluster work!
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Daily Download 11/29

Daily Download 11/28

Challenge Spotlight – Mini Kit Challenge

SO this will be a quick blog because I have a HUGE paper and presentation due tomorrow and I’m only halfway through the paper, noneway through the presentation–ACK! Hope all our US friends had a lovely, peaceful Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday! 😀 This week I am spotlighting another challenge with a freebie: the November mini kit challenge hosted by Lily of Pixelily Designs! Lily has made a beautiful, neutral -toned mini for us this month that is perfect for fall pictures, candid snapshots–anything! I really like the colors with a pop of brightness…check it out!

Absolutely love this–thanks for sharing it with us this month, Lily! The mini is called “Self Portrait” but it’s being used for way more than self portrait pics in the forum!  Lots of ladies have already got their submissions in so it’s hard to choose, but here are a few of my favorites for scrappy inspiration!

By sladd79054

By mamaape

By brenian4ever

These are all amazing layouts–seriously! I like how Lisa used this kit for something other than a self portrait; so cute and the simply journaling is perfect here. I love April’s use of white space of bring focus on the title below. And Bren–this is just awesome. Your pics are adorable (you look so happy!) and your clustering is great. Beautiful creations, ladies–you’ve definitely inspired me to put this pretty mini to work! 🙂

FYI this is the LAST WEEK to get your November challenges complete and tallied! If you haven’t been tracking them in the November Challenge Points Tracking thread–you need to get on that! All challenges are due on November 30th to go towards a fabulous prize from the GS shop. Even one completed challenge gets you something, so definitely join in now even if you haven’t done any yet! If you have any questions, stop by the Cookie Jar and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Alright, time for me to get back to my paper–UGH! Wish me luck, hehe! Hope y’all have a wonderful week and I will see you in December! 😀

Daily Download 11/27

Daily Download 11/26

LOTW Winner!!

A BIG congratulations goes to lbugcash for winning LOTW! This is our first ever hybrid LOTW winner if my memory serves me correctly. She has created a gorgeous printed work of art! I love all of the different fonts and the placement of the elements. Click the image to leave her some love or click here to view her entire Gingerscraps Gallery.

This winning work of art was created using Blessed (Kit and Word Art) 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.