Archives for August 2018

Fresh Baked: August 31, 2018

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match. Find me a snack. Dress me in colors! Now tell me you didn’t sing (or read it, at least) to the tune! Some of the weird holidays today are “College Colors Day”, “National Trail Mix Day” and “National Matchmaker Day”. So, while you’re feeling happy in your favorite school’s colors, snacking on some trail mix (share some M&Ms for me, please!), find yourself the PERFECT match in the store today! And we will see you again soon!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Don’t worry! It’s stinger free!!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Bee-Happy.html

lauries
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-PageKit.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-Flairs.html
Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-Grunge.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-Clusters.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-Titles.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-Cards.html

ldrag01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fairy-Flutter-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Movie-Night-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag03
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Reach-For-The-Stars-by-LDrag-Designs.html

linds01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/nearly-autumn-collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

linds02
Collection: http://store.gingerscraps.net/nearly-autumn-collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/nearly-autumn-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/nearly-autumn-quick-pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

miss
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Photo-Frenzy-Lifes-A-Beach-Templates-by-MissFish.html

aimee01
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Templates-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Date Tabs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Date-Tabs-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Quotes: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Quotes-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-September-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

aimee02
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frame Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Stamps: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Stamps-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mermaid-Tales-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Doctor-is-In-BGD.html

connie01
Bundle Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Bundle-Collection-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Mixed Media: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Mixed-Media-by-Connie-Prince.html
Snippets: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Snippets-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-12×12-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2018-September-Quick-Pages-by-Connie-Prince.html

krist
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Is there anything better than a life that’s good?

Sneak Peeks August 30th, 2018

Tomorrow is the end of August! Wow! 4 more months left in the year! Since tomorrow is the last day of August and Saturday starts a new Buffet, I get to show you sneak peeks for both! Lets get started!

From LDrag Designs

From Lindsay Jane

From Wimpychompers

 

From Miss Fish

From Aimee Harrison

And now here’s a peek of September’s Buffet!

Make sure you come back both Friday and Saturday to see all this week’s new products!

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

Sketchy Simplified

Today’s tutorial doesn’t need a lot of explantation. It’s a little goodie I stumbled on when I was playing with this photo. I took it with my cell phone camera and was pleasantly shocked at how it came out, even when blown up in PSE. The sky is very flat, but that’s how the sky looked for much of my time in Ireland, so I’m not obsessing over it.

I’ve been playing with these Guided Edits just to see what they do, and the Orton Effect is amazing!

With this one, you can click the Edit button several times to create an additive change to your photo. But I only clicked it once.

The difference isn’t obvious, but it’ll be quite apparent once I change the settings.

See the change now? I barely moved the Blur slider to the right, I think the numeric amount was 4. But the whole image is softer and dreamier.

I played with all the sliders; the Noise one was the one I really wasn’t sure of. But in the end, I moved it to the right about 12 and the stone is starting to look sketchier.

By pushing the Brightness slider over about 1/3 of the way between the default and the max, I got this nice look.

As you can see, there are now 3 layers there when I clicked through to the Expert editor. Each layer can be further adjusted, Blend Modes changed to suit your mood and Opacity lowered. But I was happy with it so I just Merged them all.

But I tried a few more things on this image. I Duplicated the image layer so it would remain unchanged before I went on the add a Filter.

Filter>Stylize>Find Edges is the filter I used.

Don’t be alarmed! A simple tweak will make this work.

All I did was pull the Opacity of the top layer down to 32%.

And all that was left was to Merge the layers again. Then I saved the resulting image for use in a layout later. I plan to use it with a mask (or two) to blend it into the background a bit and that’ll add some life to the sky.

This should work with just about any photo with strong detail. Give it a whirl!

Fresh Baked: August 24, 2018

Good morning! How are you today? This week, we’ve got some weird but pretty awesome holidays coming up! Today is Vesuvius Day. The volcano that entombed a town in ash is honored/celebrated/feared? That’s okay, I guess. Tomorrow, the volcano can ask for forgiveness on Kiss and Make Up Day!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Don’t worry! It’s stinger free!!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Bee-Happy.html


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bi-Templates-Set1.html

lauries
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Incredi-Kit-GrabBag.html

ldrag01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/

ldrag02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/

ldrag03
https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/


29: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-Rec-29-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
30: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-Rec-30-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
31: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-Rec-31-by-Lindsay-Jane.html


32: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-Rec-32-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
33: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-Rec-33-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
34: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Page-Borders-Rec-34-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

magical
Bundle: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Scandinavia-collection.htmlPage
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Scandinavia.html
Journaling Cards: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Scandinavia-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Scandinavia-graffiti.html
Bonus Papers: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Scandinavia-bonus-papers.html
Bonus Elements: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Scandinavia-bonus-elements.html

miss
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Great-Wide-Open-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

scraps
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Friday-Night-Lights-Bundle-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

aimee
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Quotes: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Quotes-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/An-Air-of-Romance-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Star-Student-BGD.html

cathy
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Under-the-Sea-Kit-by-CathyK-Designs.html

connie
Grab Bag: https://store.gingerscraps.net/August-2018-Grab-Bag-It-s-A-Mystery-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: https://store.gingerscraps.net/It-s-A-Mystery-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/It-s-A-Mystery-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/It-s-A-Mystery-Pocket-Cards-by-Connie-Prince.html

dandelion
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Great-Outdoors-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html


http://bit.ly/SchoolTimeBundGS

dear
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Saving-Memories.html

heather01
Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-August-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-August-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Accents – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-August-ACCENTS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Extra Papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-August-EXTRA-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Journal Cards – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-August-JOURNAL-CARDS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Word Bits & Dates – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-2018-August-WORD-BITS-and-DATES-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

heather02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Toadally-Awesome-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dance-With-Me-Kit.html

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Sneak Peeks August 23, 2018

Happy Thursday! We’re almost at the end of August!!! Hopefully cooler temperatures are around the corner! Our designers outdid themselves once again with amazing new releases coming tomorrow!

From LDrag Designs

From Wimpychompers

From CathyK

From Heather Z

From JoCee

From Aimee Harrison

From Miss Fish

Come back tomorrow to see everything that has released!

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

Expanding Your Repertoire

If you’re a Gallery regular, then you’ve probably seen this layout I created in May with Ooh La La ScrapsBuffet collection Mom and a template from Trixie ScrapsIf the Slipper Fits. I turned this layout into a Mother’s Day card for my mom and was so pleased with how it turned out. But I went beyond just printing it and calling it good… I went hybrid!

This is my own method, so if you’re doing something different and you’re happy with that, you don’t need to read on. Or if you’re not into making cards, I’ll see ya next week. But if you’re like me and started out as a paper scrapper, have a huge hoard of paper and embellishments you can’t bear to give away and like to make occasions more special with handmade cards (a win-win-win for me!) then let’s get to it. I start by Resizing my layout so that it’s slightly smaller than the card I’m planning to make. I have a stash of variously-sized cards and matching envelopes, and the 5 1/2″ square ones are perfect for this job.

See, I’ve resized to 5×5″ square and kept the resolution at 300 pixels per inch.

Next, while the PSD file for the now-shrunken layout is still open on the work space, I create a New File in the same size as the cardstock I plan to print my card parts on. If I was a thinking person, I could name this file something like “Card Parts”, but alas, I didn’t do that.

Once I’ve got that blank document with a transparent background ready, I start looking at the layout to see what parts I can print then glue to the original to make it more 3D. So any element that is sitting on top of the stack will work. Like this cluster of three little flowers…

So I selected three layers from the Layers Panel that have those elements on them. (They’re not the exact 3 I’m showing in the image, but they’re all the same so it doesn’t matter. Then I right-clicked and chose Duplicate Layers from the drop-down menu.

Then I copied them to the No-Name file in the Duplicate menu.

When I opened up that No-Name file, Elements had put the flowers in the exact same spots they occupy on the original. I moved them closer together so I could save some paper.

This butterfly is PERFECT as a 3D addition to my card, so over it goes.

Same exact steps as for the flower.

Voilà!

There’s still lots of white space there, which is a good thing, because I still have some things to add to this file.

Like some more of these flowers. I can just duplicate the two that are already on my No-Name card parts file.

The journal card and this dark brown mat will work too, so they’re coming over.

Last but not least, I flattened the original layout at its smaller size and added it to the card parts file. Once everything was on the page, I printed it out on my trusty Canon printer.

I used my guillotine paper cutter to separate out the larger pieces and then trimmed them right at their edges. Next I glued the mat and journal card to my layout copy right on top of their flat counterparts. Then I used my tiny sharp scissors to cut out the flowers and butterfly. To give some dimension to the flowers, I used the blunt end of a crochet hook to make a dimple in the middle where the centres are. That just curves the paper a bit. A dab of glue or a little piece of foam goes on the back at the centre of each flower then the flowers are applied to the same spots on the original. The blue flowers on the layout from Katie’s digital kit have pink pearl centres, but didn’t have any in my card-making stash, so I added some white pearls over top of them. You can see them if you look really closely at the image below… it’s a photo of the finished card. I creased the butterfly cut-out down the body and used a piece of foam to stick it on top of the layout. Again, if you look closely you can see the shadow it casts. And last, but not least, I add.d a 3D heart-shaped flair that just happened to match the pink from the kit pretty nicely.

And, without the arrows and circles… My mother loved her card.

I did a similar project with the layout I made with Katie’s June Buffet collection Dad for my Father’s Day card but didn’t get a photo of the finished project. You’ll just have to trust me…

Fresh Baked: August 17, 2018

It’s going to be a busy week here at Gingerscraps! It’s Bake Sale time! We have a new designer joining the team. This is all on top of our newest stuff coming to the store! And there’s even a HUGE retirement sale happening!


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Clearance-2018-Retiring-Products-65-OFF

*IMPORTANT NOTES*
This sale will end promptly at 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the August 23rd. Please download your purchase! These products will be deleted from our shop and servers approximately 40 days after the close of this sale. Once they are gone, they will be gone for good.

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Don’t worry! It’s stinger free!!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Bee-Happy.html

Now, I mentioned a new designer joining the team. Please welcome Lina of LDragDesigns to the team! We’re so happy to have her here!

As always, we asked Lina to tell us something about herself, introducing herself to everyone, and this is what she had to share:

Hello my name is Lina Dragani and I live in Greece! In one of the most beautiful countries in the world! I am married to my high school sweetheart for 17 years and we have 2 beautiful children ,Konstantina who is 12 and John who is 9. They can certainly drive me crazy as they are both very active children!
My personal story about LDrag Designs is that I found out scrapbooking completely by accident as I was looking through the internet to find tools for making my dd’s photo album!!!! In Greece scrapbooking is something really unknown!!! Most people say “what?” when I tell them what I am making!!!!! It is a long story to be told but I can tell you one thing for sure! Being a CT member wasn’t enough for me so I had to create my own designs that fit my scrapbooking needs!
Anyway my journey in this industry has been long and I always love to have a place I can call home. I am sure GingerScraps is going to be my home for the years to come and I really thank Ginger for having me!

And here is a few of the items available in her store:

ldrag1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Summer-Story-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag2
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Under-The-Stars-by-LDragDesigns.html
Alphas:  https://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Under-The-Stars-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html
Borders:  https://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Under-The-Stars-Borders-by-LDragDesigns.html
Glitter Styles:  https://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Under-The-Stars-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
Journal Cards:  https://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Under-The-Stars-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
Worn Out Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Party-Under-The-Stars-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag3
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-The-Day-by-LDrag-Designs.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-The-Day-Alphas-by-LDrag-Designs.html
Glitter Styles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-The-Day-Glitterstyles-by-LDrag-Designs.html
Graffiti: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-The-Day-Graffiti-by-LDrag-Designs.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-The-Day-Journal-Cards-by-LDrag-Designs.html
Worn Out Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-The-Day-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDrag-Designs.html

And she has a great sale going on!

ldrag4
https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/

Make sure you let her know how happy we are to have her here!

jocee
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Leo-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Leo-Kit.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Leo-Cards.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Leo-Alphas.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Leo-Glitters.html
Basic Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Leo-Basic-Papers.html

krist
https://store.gingerscraps.net/CU-Spiders-Webs-Overlays.html

linds01
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Artist-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

linds02
Kit: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Artist-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: http://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Artist-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

luve
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Document-Life-August-2018-Grab-Bag-by-Luv-Ewe-Designs.html

miss01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blended-Blocks-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

miss02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-Retirement-Sale-Bundle-August-2018.html

miss03
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-Retirement-Sale-Bundle-August2018.html

scraps
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Always-In-My-Heart-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

tinci
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-project-4..html

aimee01
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Stamps: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Stamps-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-Safari-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

blue
Collection Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Donut-Worry-Collection-Bundle.html
Collab Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Donut-Worry-Collab-Kit.html
Flair Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Donut-Worry-Flair-Pack.html
Journaling Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Donut-Worry-Journaling-Pack.html
Ombre Paper Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Donut-Worry-Ombre-Paper-Pack.html
Word Art Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Donut-Worry-Word-Art-Pack.html

boomers
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Born-to-Ride-BGD.html

clever01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/back-to-school-bundle-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

clever02
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/back-to-school-kit-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Back-to-School-jc-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Back-to-School-wa-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Paper Pack 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/back-to-school-pp2-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

connie01
Bundle Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Colorado-Bundle-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art and Flair Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Colorado-Word-Art-and-Flair-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Colorado-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Colorado-Word-Bits-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Colorado-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html

connie02
https://goo.gl/qns6s2

dear
https://bit.ly/2BdNxEX

aimee02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Aimee-Harrison/

krist02
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

And don’t forget about the Bake Sale!!


https://store.gingerscraps.net/-1.00-Bake-Sale-August-15-20/
Remember, if you complete 10 challenges, just ten, you get a free kit as well!!

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Is there anything better than a life that’s good?

Sneak Peeks August 16th, 2018

Happy Thursday!!! My oldest had his first day of kindergarten yesterday! I can’t believe the summer is gone and my son is in kindergarten! The back to school season is upon us! Our designers have some great kits releasing this week! Plus we have a NEW DESIGNER!

LDrag Designs is joining our team!!! Take a peek at some of her awesome products!

From Wimpychompers

From Luv Ewe

 

From Clever Monkey Graphics

From Tinci

From Lindsay Jane

From JoCee

From Miss Fish

From Aimee Harrison

Check out all the awesome products in the store tomorrow!

~~August Bake Sale!!~~

It’s August Bake Sale time!! All these kits are available from today until August 20th for just $1 each. What a great variety of kits – from Summer to Back to School.

Let’s see what our amazing designers have put in for the Bake Sale this month.

Looks like it’s time to go shopping!! Head over to the Bake Sale page in the GS store and fill your cart!!

Tutorial Tuesday (General)

Fontography with Alphas

I’m a bit under the weather today but didn’t want to leave y’all hanging so I whipped together a little discussion on how to pair those awesome alphas that come in so many of the kits at GingerScraps with the perfect font. The inspiration for this came from my friend Bea, known as beatricemi. I like to use alphas, that’s no secret, and they’re great for those layouts where you want a title and a subtitle.

A lot of the same principles I talked about in the tutorial on pairing fonts also apply to pairing an alpha with a font. They need to compliment each other, as well as the overall theme of your layout, but you don’t want them to be too matchy-matchy. You want one of them to be the boss, the alpha being the most likely choice, since you’ll be adding a drop shadow to it. You want your font to be legible.

 

By far the best tip I can give you for this task is to try them on for size. In Photoshop Elements, (before you Simplify the text layer) you can preview your text in each of your fonts just by highlighting the text then scrolling through your font library with the arrow keys. The software will change the text right in front of you. You’ll know right away which ones DON’T work, but might have to play around a bit with some of the ones that DO work. Nothing is carved in stone until you say it is!