Archives for January 15, 2013

Challenge Spotlight – Desktop Challenge

Good morning, all.  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was a rainy, cool weekend here in Texas and I was finally able to get some scrapping and crafting done. It’s mid-month and I’m trying to get some more challenges done. This week’s challenge spotlight is on the January 2013 Desktop Challenge hosted by Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs! Next month will be Valentine’s and Ivonne has created a lovely desktop template to celebrate the holiday of love:

I just love pink and hearts, so decorating for Valentine’s is one of my favorite things.  Might as well decorate my desktop, while I’m at it! 🙂 If you’re not a Valentine’s fan or a pink and hearts kind of gal, here’s some inspiration for you:

By scrappinbella

By yabby

By Sarah

Beautiful takes on this template. I of course love Lydia’s hot pink and glitter desktop! I also like the boy-ish direction Yavonn went in and the cool, wintery blues Sarah used. There are a lot more lovely desktops already completed, so stop by the thread if you want some more inspiration or just want to leave some love for the talented scrappers. 🙂

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to swing by the January 2013 Challenge Tracking thread and start your tracking post. All your completed challenges will be tallied at the end of the month and you’ll get a reward based on how many you complete! Completing just one challenge gets you a reward, so make sure you jump in soon. If you want more info or have a question about any of our monthly challenges, you can post in the Cookie Jar and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

That’s it for this week’s challenge spotlight. See you next Tuesday! 🙂

Fresh Baked: New Designer

Good morning! I hope that your Monday wasn’t too hectic. If it was, maybe this will bring a smile to your face!

Two  big things are happening at Gingerscraps. One is that we have a new designer joining the team! Theresa, of Simple Girl Scraps!

We asked, as always, for Theresa to tell us a little about herself, and this what she had to share:

Hi Everyone! My name is Theresa, aka Simple Girl Scraps. I’m a 28 year old Canadian and a creative enthusiast! I love all things creative and crafty! I started scrapbooking when I was in middle school and started digiscrapping nearly 5 years ago when I moved to Japan and had limited access to scrapbooking supplies! I started designing 2 and a half years ago with some encouragement from a friend and I love it!
Other things I love: vintage cameras, owls, cooking, thrifting, quilting, running, and weight lifting!

Oh wow. She’s lived in Japan. That’s so cool! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

Here are just a few of the items that she has in her store for you:

Okay, I think I might all of them. Anything with a computer and a smartphone speaks to me, what can I say?

Well, I guess that’s it.
What? What do you mean I forgot something.

OH! That second thing I promised.

With each new year, it means a fresh start. In the digi world, that means a retirement.
No, wait, calm down. No designers are retiring, as far as I know.
It’s okay, that was my first reaction too.

No, Gingerscraps is having a HUGE retirement sale. For the products in the sale section, this is your last chance to get those kits and templates!

Okay, that’s it! Thank you for reading and just being a part of GS! We adore our members!

See you again on Friday!

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