Archives for October 2018

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements)

One Hand in my Pocket… and the other one’s holding a Journal Card!

(with apologies to Alanis Morrisette)

After my last tutorial on pocket scrapping, I thought about what my next topic should be, but I didn’t think about it too hard, since my mind was pretty busy scheming and dreaming on other things, being on ‘vacation’ and all. So it wasn’t until yesterday that this notion popped into my brain. What a segué! Have you ever REALLY wanted to use a template that includes a journal card, but the kit you’re also dying to use doesn’t have them? I have lots of kits I truly love, and quite a few templates with spaces for journal cards, but the two don’t always work together. BUT! I can make my own journal cards… and so can you!

I’ve made this little clipping mask for you to make it super-simple. Click *here” for the download. It’s got nice rounded corners and you can resize it to whatever will work best for your layout.

I selected a few papers and elements from the GingerBread LadiesAll Things Hallowe’en (it has a couple of journal cards, but I wanted to make my own.) Then I started layering on my choices.

I’m not going to show you all the options for borders; I’ve discussed them all in other tutorials, and they’re pretty basic.

The WSNH (Work Smart, Not Hard) shortcut for turning on and off the Grid: CTRL/CMD>’

So now I have 3 papers clipped to my card shape.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different Blending Modes and Filters. It’s your card and you can do whatever you like.

I added in a moon using a brush from Brusheezy. If you’re interested, the set of 20 is found *here*.

The witch is seriously spooky! Because journal cards are only 2-dimensional, shadows aren’t necessary, but feel free to add them if you want. Just take care not to make them too obvious.

Bevels are great tools for adding dimension. I used a small one on the spiderweb just to make it a bit more visible.

My finished card looks pretty neat, don’t you think? Now to save it so I can use it again later.

I saved my card into the folder where the kit lives so it would be easy to find again. I gave it a simple name and saved it as a .png file so the rounded corners would stay rounded when I want to use the card.

Saving it as a .png using the Smallest/Slowest Compression preserves detail the most, but it also results in a larger file. It’s not necessary to Interlace your image.

What do you think? Will you make your own journal cards? It’s a lot of fun…

Fresh Baked: October 26, 2018

Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Time for Halloween is nearly upon us! Have some fun, enjoy some treats, and dress as someone or something you are not! Have fun and we’ll see you again on Thursday!

Remember, when you spend $10, you get a free kit!

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

1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Witching-Hour-BGD.html

2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/October-2018-Template-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html

3
Album 16 Vol 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Album-16-Vol.2.html
Squared: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Squared.html
Squared Too: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Squared-Too.html
Squared Life: https://store.gingerscraps.net/CraftTemplates-Square-Life.html
Squared Life Too: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Square-Life-Too.html

4
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spooked-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

5
https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Adventure-Begins-Templates-by-Dear-Friends-Designs.html

6
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Spooky-Kit.html

7
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Passport-Japan-GrabBag.html

8
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-PageKit.html
Flairs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-Flairs.html
Grunge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-Grunge.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-Clusters.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-Titles.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-Cards.html

9
https://store.gingerscraps.net/I-Love-Trains-by-LDrag-Designs.html

10
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Bundle-Of-Joy-by-LDragDesigns.html

11
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Little-Diva-by-LDragDesigns.html

12
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Photo-Frenzy-Game-Day-by-Miss-Fish-Templates.html

13
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whole-Lotta-Photos-1-Templates.html

14
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whole-Lotta-Photos-2-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

15
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Scraps-N-Pieces/

16
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-autumn-2..html

17
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Templates-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Date Tabs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Date-Tabs-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Quotes: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Quotes-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-All-About-November-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://goo.gl/umYXik

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

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It’s time to open our hearts and be thankful for all of our blessings.

Sneak Peeks October 25th 2018

Happy Thursday! It’s the last Thursday of October! The month has really flown by! Our designers have more goodies releasing tomorrow! Let’s take a look!

From Tinci

From LDrag Designs

From Craft-tastrophic

From JoCee

From Miss Fish

From JB Studio

From Luv Ewe

From Ponytails

From Aimee Harrison

Have a great weekend!

Fresh Baked: October 19, 2018

While everyone else is all about the Pumpkin Spice, I’m about the Pumpkin Cheesecake, and this Sunday is the perfect day for you to splurge on one! Sunday is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! YUM!

Remember, when you spend $10, you get a free kit!

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

aimee
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Journal-Cards-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hello-Halloween-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bananas-for-Birthdays-BGD.html

cathy
http://bit.ly/2pXCAPl

heather
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/After-Midnight-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/After-Midnight-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Weathered Wood: https://store.gingerscraps.net/After-Midnight-WEATHERED-WOOD-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

jb01
GB 1: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Capture-Autumn-Special-Grab-Bag-1-by-JB-Studio.html
GB 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Capture-Autumn-Special-Grab-Bag-2-by-JB-Studio.html
GB 3: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Capture-Autumn-Special-Grab-Bag-3-by-JB-Studio.html
Individual Packs: http://store.gingerscraps.net/JB-Studio/

jb02
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Festival-of-Colors-Autumn-Alphas-by-JB-Studio.html
Artsy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Festival-of-Colors-Autumn-Artsy-Papers-by-JB-Studio.html
Flowers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Festival-of-Colors-Autumn-Flowers-by-JB-Studio.html
Ombré Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Festival-of-Colors-Autumn-Ombre-Papers-by-JB-Studio.html

jocee
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Libra-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Libra-Kit.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Libra-Cards.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Libra-Alphas.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Libra-Glitters.html
Cardstocks: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Libra-Card-Stocks.html

krist1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kristmess/

krist2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/After-Midnight-Trio.html

laurie
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hocus-Pocus-GrabBag.html

ldrag
[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blessings-Of-Life-by-LDragDesigns.html
[cluster frames] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blessings-Of-Life-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blessings-Of-Life-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[stacked papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blessings-Of-Life-Stacked-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitter] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blessings-Of-Life-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[The Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blessings-Of-Life-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag2
[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings-by-LDragDesigns.html
[cluster frames] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[wordbits] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings-Wordbits-by-LDragDesigns.html
[worn papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitters] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings_Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[The Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Count-Your-Blessings-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag3
[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Memories-Captured-by-LDragDesigns.html
[cluster frames] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Memories-Captured-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Memories-Captured-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[stacked papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Memories-Captured-Stacked-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitters] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Memories-Captured-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[The Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Memories-Captured-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

linds01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/golf-collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

linds02
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/golf-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/golf-quick-pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

magical
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Fall-collection.html
Page kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Fall.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Fall-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Fall-graffiti-pack.html
Glitter Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Fall-glitter.html
Woodgrain Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Woodland-Fall-bonus-papers.html

mags
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-Horror-2-THE-SEQUEL-by-MagsGraphics.html

mags2
1&2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-Horror-1-and-2-by-MagsGraphics.html
Halloween Horror Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-Horror-KIT-by-MagsGraphics.html

miss
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whole-Lotta-Photos-Template-Bundle-1-by-Miss-Fish.html

scrapshttps://store.gingerscraps.net/Wicked-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

sheperd
$5 Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-at-Home-Digital-Scrapbooking-Bundle-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-at-Home-Digital-Scrapbooking-Kit-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-at-Home-Journal-Cards-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-to-Scrap-Volume-6-Templates-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Planner Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Halloween-at-Home-Planner-Kit-by-Shepherd-Studio.html

snicker
Glitter: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Glitter.html
Masks: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Masks.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Pocket-Cards.html
Clusters 1: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Clusters-1.html
Clusters 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Clusters-2.html
Shabby Solids: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Shabby-Solids.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Kit.html
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trick-or-Treat-Collection.html

tinci
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cluster-and-colors-Morning-coffee.html

1
http://eepurl.com/o9Aa1

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

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It’s time to open our hearts and be thankful for all of our blessings.

Sneak Peeks October 18th 2018

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are ready for the weekend! If you have time to scrap, check out what our designers are releasing tomorrow! It’s sure to get those creative ideas flowing!

From Day Dreams N Designs

From JB  Studio

From Heather Z

From Aimee Harrison

From Tinci

From Lindsay Jane

From Ponytails

From Miss Fish

From LDrag Designs

From JoCee Designs

From Shepherd Studio

From Clever Monkey Graphics

Tutorial Tuesday (Digital Scrapbooking)

8 ball, Corner Pocket!

Last week when I was struggling to find a topic to write about, I asked the GingerScraps Ad Team members for some ideas. Teresa suggested I do something about pocket scrapping. I have to tell you, I was floored. Pocket scrapping isn’t my thing and it’s really not my comfort zone either. I know it was a big part of the digi world several years ago, and I flirted with Project 52 (there’s NO WAY I could commit to Project 365 and I admit it!) but I wasn’t all that successful. So I had some learning to do before I could present myself as an expert. Ha! The EXPERT is Becky Higgins, the developer of Project Life. She has an app for that in addition to a whole paper line for pocket scrapping.

What IS pocket scrapping? Basically, it’s a clean-and-simple style of layout based mainly on a grid. It’s ideal for documenting the memorable (and the ordinary) events of our lives. Each section of the grid or block can hold a photo, a pocket/journal card, art work or a cluster of embellishments.

Why is it called pocket scrapping? It has its roots in paper scrapping, and it makes use of vinyl pockets of mainly two standard sizes, 2″x3″ and 4″x6″. Digital pocket scrapping follows the same format, and it lends itself very well to hybrid scrapping. You can create your page, print it and then attach buttons, ribbons, lace and pockets holding ephemera to the page.

Most of the designers on the GingerBread Ladies team here create kits and templates that work beautifully for pocket scrapping. In fact there are pages and pages of kits tagged for this style of memory keeping. And it’s easy to find them, too! I thought about giving you a list of designers whose products are amazing for pocket pages, but it would be a lot faster just to show you how to see them for yourself.

I’d love to show you some examples I found in the Gallery. This one is from trina513. I like that she’s used her Instagram photos.

minicooper452 created this one. The photos tell a story, and the journaling preserves the excitement of the day.

This one by emscraps is obviously a Project 52 layout. Em has managed to maintain her P52 for years now!

Belis2mi has documented a special day for her children with this layout.

I really like the feel this layout from amyjcaz has, with the photos of how she spent her day at the beach.

Because I live in cowboy country, this one by psychozoe caught my eye right away.

And then there’s this one from firstoscartgrouch that’s so whimsical and fun.

After looking at all these examples of pocket scrapping and seeing the individual stamps of each scrapper on her layout, I decided to give it a shot! It’s pretty amateurish, but maybe if I do a few more…

Next week there will not be a tutorial. We’re going to visit my parents and then our daughter in her new home in the mountains for a few days and I just won’t be able to squeeze in a blog post. I’ll be doing all the driving so I’ll be seeking a horizontal surface!

Fresh Baked: October 12, 2018

Time to get your dessert on! Sunday is National Dessert Day! Eat up, and scrap while you do it!

Remember, when you spend $10, you get a free kit!

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


Fall 1: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-fall-1..html
Fall 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-fall-2..html
Fall 3: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-fall-3..html
Fall 4: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-fall-4..html

aimee1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Shape-Up-2-Templates-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

aimee2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Florabundia-2-Templates-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

boomers
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oktoberfest-BGD.html

cathy
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Carpe-Diem-Grab-Bag-by-CathyK-Designs.html

connie01
https://store.gingerscraps.net/2019-Center-Fold-8.5-x-11-Calendar-Temps-CU-Ok.html

connie2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/2019-8.5-x-11-PreMade-Calendars.html

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


http://bit.ly/ddnd-GS


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Perpetual-Planner-2.html

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


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Stacked-Pieces-23-Templates-by-Lindsay-Jane.html


http://store.gingerscraps.net/Stacked-Pieces-24-Templates-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

miss1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-Triangles-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

miss2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blended-Blocks-Templates2-by-Miss-Fish.html

miss3
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blended-Clusters-1-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

snicker
Harvest Sunset Kit https://store.gingerscraps.net/Harvest-Sunset-Kit.html
Harvest Sunset Clusters https://store.gingerscraps.net/Harvest-Sunset-Clusters.html
Harvest Sunset Word Strips https://store.gingerscraps.net/Harvest-Sunset-Word-Strips.html
Harvest Sunset Borders https://store.gingerscraps.net/Harvest-Sunset_Borders.html
Harvest Sunset Pocket Cards https://store.gingerscraps.net/Harvest-Sunset-Pocket-Cards.html
Harvest Sunset Collection https://store.gingerscraps.net/Harvest-Sunset_Collection.html

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

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It’s time to open our hearts and be thankful for all of our blessings.

Sneak Peeks October 11th, 2018

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone had a fun DSD! Even though our designers had loads of new releases last week, they have quite a few goodies releasing tomorrow! Let’s check out a few layouts!

From CathyK

From Aimee Harrison

From LDrag Designs

From Miss Fish

Check back tomorrow to see all the new releases! Have a great weekend!

Tutorial Tuesday (Back to Basics)

Don’t Lose Your Cool… or Your Stash!

First off, let me thank all of you who took the time to reach out and offer your support after my husband’s accident. I won’t lie, the last couple of weeks have been very hard for us, but he’s on the mend and eventually we’ll be back to normal life. I’m finally getting into a sort of routine, but I’ve had no time for scrapping, or for playing with Elements, so I asked Ginger to give me a topic for this week. And her suggestion is a really timely one, coming so soon after the feeding frenzy of Digital Scrapbooking Day. Ginger says she gets a lot of service tickets related to lost files from crashes of some sort; we’re VERY lucky that she’s so willing to replace the download codes for our purchases because few of the online stores will do that after a certain period of time. So let’s talk about backing up files.

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. Our computer has let us down in some way – either with a hard drive failure or a processor failure – or in my case, with a video card failure. All those lovely photos, finished layouts and digi-scrapping supplies are gone! It’s been known to cause many tears to be shed, multiple F-bombs to be dropped and more than one injury. (My photos aren’t actually gone, but they might as well be, because they’re inside a laptop that I can’t see the contents of – although my techie-nerd husband says there’s a way to retrieve them. (If only I’d left them on the SD card…) Trust me when I tell you I’m not really great at backing up my files, but I’m going to work on that!

About the easiest way to back things up is to copy your files onto a DVD/CD, flash drive or external hard drive (EHD). It’s time-consuming but it’s easy as pie. As long as the drive isn’t corrupted, or exposed to a magnet, or any other sort of calamity! I have two EHDs and I’m sure I have multiple copies of some of my older kits and photos. One of these days I’m going to go through everything and weed out the duplicates… but it won’t be today.

While I was researching this topic I found a great list of free back-up software, as vetted by Tech Radar. Why use dedicated software? Well, some of them will eliminate the duplicates, simply by only backing up what has been changed since the last run. Some of them can be set to run at regular intervals, with removes the whole OMG-I-haven’t-backed-up-my-files-in-forever panic when it looks like there might be a crash on the horizon. To read the whole article, click on the link above. Their #1 choice is EaseUS Todo Backup Free. They call it the best balance of automation and user control. It doesn’t include some of the functions the pay-to-play premium version has, but they’re more business-oriented so most of us who aren’t techie nerds won’t miss them. One thing I think sets it apart is that it allows for Cloud backup in addition to physical copies. One caveat: when you download the software it will also download a Chromium browser and Bing search engine UNLESS you uncheck the boxes for them BEFORE you say Go. Another possibility that sounds good for the averrage digi-scrapper is Paragon Backup and Recovery. It comes with a wizard that talks you through every step, you tell it what files you want it to copy and has the added advantage of a recovery script right within it.

There are a number of Cloud-based solutions to file back-ups. iPhone users may already be using the Cloud to store their photos; if, like my daughter, they’re also running a Mac, it’s not a big leap to also store copies of other sorts of files there too. Google Drive is another option for online Cloud storage., as is Dropbox. All three have a limit on how much room you can have free, with a reasonable cost for additional space. If you’re looking for something that will look after your backup needs without any reminders, you can subscribe to an online backup service for a monthly or annual fee. PCMagazine has an in-depth evaluation of several of these. Their top picks are IDrive, Acronis True Image 2018, SOS Online Backup, Backblaze, SpiderOak One and Carbonite. Each has its own pros and cons. Backblaze and Carbonite are the only two on their list with unlimited space, although neither of them offer any free space but they both only cover one computer. Before you commit to one of these services it would be a good idea to compare them head-to-head on features and subscription costs.

Make the time soon to back up all your irreplaceable stuff. Choose the method that works best for you but DO IT! And then make a commitment to maintain those backups for the future. Maybe tie it to a specific event, like (i)NSD and DSD, or to the time change to and from Daylight Savings, like you do with the batteries in your smoke detector. (Don’t ever forget to do that… The people in your life are worth so much more than photos and scrapbook layouts!) Better safe than sorry.

Walk in the Light of the Moon This DSD!

There’s something special about a Harvest Moon, or the Hunter’s Moon in October! Especially when it falls close to Halloween! Something so fitting about it.

This weekend is Digital Scrapbooking Day! There’s so much going on! The kit you get when you spend $20 is absolutely AMAZING! It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Halloween or not, the color palette will work for ANYTHING!

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https://gingerscraps.net/

When you spend $20 this weekend, you can get this amazingly gorgeous MEGA collab! The color palette will make you “Howl at the Moon”!

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Do you like scavenger hunts? If so, then this is the game for you!! In each of the designers’ stores, there will be a Gingerbread Man on the main preview of the kit! Find them all, and you’ll get a $7 coupon towards a GingerBread Ladies Shop collab!! And you never know! You might just find a kit you can’t be without!

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https://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?1473-2018-DSD-Digital-Scrapbooking-Day-CLICK-HERE-for-all-the-info

It’s not just the Scavenger Hunt that you get to play! We have a lot of activities going on!

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https://forums.gingerscraps.net/forumdisplay.php?1473-2018-DSD-Digital-Scrapbooking-Day-CLICK-HERE-for-all-the-info

The designers have also put together some amazing Grab Bags, and they’re only $5 each!! Make sure you check them out! They’re always a big hoot!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2018-GRAB-BAGS

Remember, when you spend $10, you get a free kit!

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

snicker
Kit:https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Kit-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Collection-by-snickerdoodle-designs.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Borders-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Stamps: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Stamps-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Paper Pack 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Paper-Pack-2-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Pocket-Cards-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Accents: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-is-Me-October-Accents-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html

tinci
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Fall-Grab-Bag.html

tinci2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Second-chances-2..html

boom1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Autumn-Antics-BGD.html

boom2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Autumn-Antics-Bundle-BGD.html

cath1
http://bit.ly/2OQKsgm

cath2
Grab Bag 1: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Build-Your-Own-Grab-Bag-1-iDSD-2018-by-CathyK-Designs.html
Grab Bag 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Build-Your-Own-Grab-Bag-2-iDSD-2018-by-CathyK-Designs.html

clever
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Book-Lover-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

connie1
Grab Bag: https://store.gingerscraps.net/October-2018-Grab-Bag-Thanks-and-Giving-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thanks-and-Giving-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thanks-and-Giving-Pocket-Cards-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Thanks-and-Giving-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html

connie2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-Build-Your-Own-Kit-Grab-Bag-Offer-1-by-Connie-Prince.html

connie3
https://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-Build-Your-Own-Template-Grab-Bag-Offer-2-by-Connie-Prince.html

craft1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Mix-and-Match-Bundle.html

craft2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Holidays-Valentine-Bundle.html

craft3
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Craft-Templates-Love-Bundle.html

dand
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cozy-Up-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-By-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

day
http://bit.ly/ddnd-GS

dear
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Give-Me-All-The-Photos.html

heather1
Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Elements – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-ELEMENTS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Patterned Papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-PATTERN-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Solid Papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-SOLID-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Alphabets – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-ALPHABETS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Extra Papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-EXTRA-PAPERS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Word Bits – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Animal-Kingdom-WORD-BITS-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

heather2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/100-Acres-GRAB-BAG-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

jb
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Falling-In-Love-Digital-Kit-by-JB-Studio.html

jo
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Perpetual-Planner.html

key
https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Lost-Art-of…-Series-Pen-To-Paper-Collection-by-Key-Lime-Digi-Design.html

ldrag1
[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fright-Night-by-LDragDesigns.html
[cluster frames] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fright-Night-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fright-Night-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[worn out papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fright-Night-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitterstyles] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fright-Night-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[the collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fright-Night-Bundle-by-LDragDesigns.html

ldrag2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/

ldrag3
https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Movie-Night-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Movie-Night-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Movie-Night-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html


https://store.gingerscraps.net/LouCee-Creations/


https://store.gingerscraps.net/DSD-2018-5-Template-Grab-Bag-by-Luv-Ewe-Designs.html

mags1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-The-Menu-BUNDLE-by-MagsGraphics.html

mags2
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-BUNDLE-by-MagsGraphics.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-KIT-by-MagsGraphics.html
Elements: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-ELEMENTS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-PAPERS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-ALPHA-by-MagsGraphics.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-JOURNAL-CARDS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Playful-Pets-WORD-ART-by-MagsGraphics.html

miss1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-DSD-2018-Blended-Memories-Grab-Bag.html

pony1
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Hair-Don-t-Care-Grab-Bag.html

pony2
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Adventure-In-the-Woods-Grab-Bag.html

scraps
10 for $20 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/10-kits-for-20-Scraps-N-Pieces-SNP.html
5 for $15 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/5-kits-for-15-Scraps-N-Pieces.html


$5 Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Grace-bundle-shepherd-studio.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Grace-Digital-Scrapbooking-Kit-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Grace-Journal-Cards-for-Pocket-Scrapbooking-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-to-Scrap-Volume-5-Templates-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Planner Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Grace-Planner-Kit-by-Shepherd-Studio.html


$5 bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Farmhouse-fall-bundle-by-shepherd-studio.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Farmhouse-Fall-Digital-Scrapbooking-Kit-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-to-Scrap-Volume-4-Templates-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/farmhouse-fall-journal-cards-by-shepherd-studio.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/BoomersGirl-Designs-Pick-10-for-20_DSD2018.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/CathyK-Designs/

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

5
https://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-5-Build-Your-Own-Grab-Bag-DSD-2018.html


https://store.gingerscraps.net/Kmess-Build-Your-Own-Grab-Bag.html


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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Magical-Scraps-Galore/

9
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

10
http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Neia-Scraps/

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

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It’s time to open our hearts and be thankful for all of our blessings.