Archives for December 2018

The Very Last Newsletter

"Remember, second chances don’t expire until midnight."

The newsletters for 2018 are coming to an end, but I promise you, that’s the only thing ending! Just 2018!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time to bundle up because it’s FREEZING!

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/FALL-lelujah-KIT-ALPHA-by-MagsGraphics.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life_Kit.html
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Collection.html
Journal Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Journal-Pack.html
Accents: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Accents.html
Words: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Words.html
Bonus Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Bonus-Papers.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Borders.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-Life-Clusters.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/In-The-Sparkling-City-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Blooms: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Blooms-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Extra-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/360-Life-Jan-Motivate-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Polar-Freeze-BGD.html

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Collection:https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Bundle-Collection-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Mixed Media: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Mixed-Media-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quoted: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Quoted-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 1 Template: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Week-1-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 2 Template: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Week-2-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 3 Template:https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Week-3-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 4 Template: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Week-4-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 5 Template: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Week-5-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack AddOn: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Pocket-Cards-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-January-Quick-Pages-by-Connie-Prince.html

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4×4 Month Card Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-4×4-Month-Card-Templates-by-Connie-Prince.html
4×6 Calendar Card Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-4×6-Calendar-Card-Templates-by-Connie-Prince.html
6×4 Calendar Card Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-6×4-Calendar-Card-Templates-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/New-Years-Eve-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

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http://bit.ly/ddnd-GS

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

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Basic Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Basic-Templates-Bundled-Collection-1-by-JB-Studio.html
Basic 1: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Basic-Templates-by-JB-Studio.html
Basic 2: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Basic-Templates-2-by-JB-Studio.html

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

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whispers-Of-The-Heart-by-LDragDesigns.html
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whispers-Of-The-Heart-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html
Clusters and Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whispers-Of-The-Heart-Clusters-and-Borders-by-LDragDesigns.html
Graffiti: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Whispers-Of-The-Heart-Graffiti-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Shepherd-Studio/

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lindsay-Jane/

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http://bit.ly/MSGatGS

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http://bit.ly/mags_GS

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

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Say-Goodbye-2018-gb.html

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http://goo.gl/DQK8T

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

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The perfect kit for setting those goals! SO, make it a goal to get 10 challenges completed!

Sneak Peeks December 27th 2018

 

Happy last Thursday of 2018! The year is almost over and a new year is on it’s way! I know one resolution all of us would like to make and keep… More Scrapping! That is a resolution I can definitely get behind! If you want to dedicate a little more time to getting those pages scrapped, maybe one or our designers new releases will ignite your creativity or its just the kit you have been looking for!

From Heather Z

From Mags Graphics

From Aimee H

From JB Studio

Fresh Baked: December 21, 2018

"That’s the one good thing about regret: it’s never too late. You can always change tomorrow if you want to." — Scrooged

The one thing you would regret is not taking advantage of the Buffet Blowout sale! 50% off ALL Buffets! No one can resist that deal!

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Shop-by-BUFFET/

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time to bundle up because it’s FREEZING!

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

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

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Bundle.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics.html
Elements: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Elements.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Journal-Cards.html
Flair: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Flair.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Alphas.html
Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Papers.html
Cardstock Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Elf-Antics-Cardstock-Papers.html

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http://bit.ly/MSGatGS

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/2018-In-Review-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/March-of-the-Soldiers-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cozy-Christmas-Digital-Scrapbooking-Bundle-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cozy-Christmas-Digital-Scrapbooking-Kit-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cozy-Christmas-Journal-Cards-for-Pocket-Scrapbooking-by-Shepherd-Studio.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Love-to-Scrap-Volume-13-Templates-by-Shepherd-Studio.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Captured-moments-7..html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/I-Saw-Three-Ships-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Journal-Cards-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Plaids: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Plaid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Blessing-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-Sounds-of-Christmas-BGD.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Home-for-the-Holidays-BGD.html

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

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Kristmess-Gift-Trio.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Vacation-GrabBag.html

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

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-by-LDragDesigns.html
Cluster Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
Graffiti: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-Graffiti-by-LDragDesigns.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html
Embossed Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-Embossed-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
Glitter Styles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cheers-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Shepherd-Studio/

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lindsay-Jane/

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http://bit.ly/MSGatGS

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http://goo.gl/UBQg62

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http://bit.ly/mags_GS

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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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The perfect kit for setting those goals! SO, make it a goal to get 10 challenges completed!

Sneak Peeks December 20th 2018

Happy Thursday! We are soooooooooooooooo close to Christmas. It’s just around the corner. Our designers have lots of festive offerings for this last weekend before the holiday! Let’s take a look!

From Ponytails

From Tinci

From Miss Fish

From Shepherd Studio

From Wimpychompers

From LDrag

From Luv Ewe

From Aimee Harrison

Tutorial Tuesday (Back to Basics)

Save me!!

Right after last week’s tutorial appeared, a comment from one of our members, lilholmes6 (aka Lynn), appeared, asking why her layouts were so blurry and the journaling was unreadable. I sent her a private reply and carried on… then Ginger (our genius GingerScraps owner) messaged me. She wanted to know if I’d written a tutorial on saving layouts for the Gallery; she’d also gotten a request for help from a member, apparently one in a long string of them and didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. So today we’re going to talk about saving layouts for our highest possible viewing pleasure.

The first thing to know about saving your layouts for Gallery purposes is that online galleries have a limit on the maximum size an image file can be, most stipulating images 600×600 pixels and a file no larger than 250 KB. Now, to get our images to fit into those parameters, the file has to be compressed a bit. Or a lot… some template designers create absolutely gorgeous templates that stimulate creation of even MORE gorgeous layouts, but they turn into HUMONGOUS files. (Heartstrings Scrap Art is a favourite of mine and a former GingerBread Lady.) What happens when I scrap using one of her templates? Lemme show you…

First I resize the layout to that 600×600 pixel limit and then I try (and fail!) to save the layout as a .jpeg using the File>Save As menu. Because I save my layouts as .jpegs in two sizes, I change the name of the one destined for the Gallery by adding “GS” to the layout’s name as you can see below.

Hmm… At the highest possible quality, this layout weighs in at a ginormous 2.7 MB!!

So I pushed the Quality slider to the LEFT. All the way to 0. Now, I’ve never actually tried to save a layout with a quality of 0, because really, what’s the point?! But what really is interesting here is that this image would still have a file size of 2.2 MB. How is that even possible?

Time for Plan B, the Save for Web option. I don’t use this method for saving my layouts except as a last resort, because there’s a lot more compression of the image, and loss of clarity, or what’s known a pixelation. That’s what makes journaling turn into squiggles.

The user menu looks like this. You have the original on the left, the compressed version on the right and some adjustments you can make on the far right. The default here is a resolution of 72 pixels per inch, pretty fuzzy. (For the best images for printing for example, you’d want a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, which is MY default setting.) Within the menu, just below the compressed image on the right is where you find the file size at that resolution. As you can see here, there’s a little wiggle room.

So I took it! I nudged the Quality slider to the RIGHT until I got the sharpest image that still was under 250 KB. You can see the final version in the Gallery right HERE. Not too shabby!

Now I want to show you my USUAL method of saving my layouts for Gallery posting. This layout is built on a template from our own Aimee Harrison from her Singular Volume 1 set. I select Save As (CTRL/CMD>SHIFT>S), rename my layout and select .jpeg as the format.

Now, this is the real bonus. The file is under 500 KB right off the bat.

Just a tiny nudge of the Quality slider gets me right into the zone. <whispers> (I’ve found these numbers to be a tiny bit inflated, so you might get away with a few KB over 250. But don’t tell anybody.)

In the spirit of the season, here’s a little add-on for you.

As you might remember, I’ve been looking at old scrapbooking magazines and this technique got a ton of attention back in the day. Lots of layouts had papers or photos with only the opposite corners rounded. We’ve looked at how to use rounded rectangles, so I thought I’d take that a step further. Fire up that Custom Shape toolkit!!

My example is more squarish, but that’s cool. I popped another layer just underneath it then made the square invisible.

Then I changed my tool to the Rectangular shape tool and dragged out another squarish shape. That’s what worked for me, but you of course can do whatever makes you happy.

You know how I keep hammering you about Simplifying your text and shape layers? It’s a vital step for maintaining control. When you’re looking at text layers, you’ll know it hasn’t been Simplified if there’s a “T” on the layer in the Layers panel. For shape layers, there’s a little square box in the lower right corner of the image on the layer in the Layers panel. You can see it here.

Now, I KNOW you can see what I’ve done. I simply aligned the top and right edges of the two layers using the Alignment adjustments within the Move tool.

Next I just made a copy of the square layer and aligned the bottom and left edges. All that was left was to Merge the layers and save the resulting shape as a .png so I can use it as a clipping mask later. One thing about this shape though… resizing it will change the contours of the curved corners unless the proportions are constrained (identical). If you want it to be more rectangular than square you’ll need to start there. An oblong rounded rectangle as your base, then two rectangles with squared corners for the rest.

Since next Tuesday is Christmas Day, I’ll be taking the day off to be with my husband and son… as I’m sure all of you will be doing as well. I’ll see you all New Year’s Day with something new for you to do while the men watch bowl games!

Fresh Baked: December 14, 2018

“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved.” — Adult Ralphie from A Christmas Story” (1983)

Not just kids! Adults too! Time to pick out the perfect kit, in preparation for the big day!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time to bundle up because it’s FREEZING!

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Moroccan-Nights-by-LDragDesigns.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Nanas-Sewing-Stash-by-LDragDesigns.html
Wordart: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Nanas-Sewing-Stash-Wordart.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/What-s-Cookin-by-LDragDesigns.html
WordArt: https://store.gingerscraps.net/What-s-Cookin-Wordart-by-LDragDesigns.html
Recipe Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/What-s-Cookin-Recipe-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/What-s-Cookin-Alpha-by-LDragDesigns.html
Stacked Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/What-s-Cookin-Stacked-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Photo-Strips-4-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

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

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Into The Woods QPs – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Into-The-Woods-Quick-Pages-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html
The Sound of Music QPs – https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Sound-of-Music-Quick-Pages-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Sweet-gingerbread.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Holly-and-The-Ivy-Page-Kit-by-ADB-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Holly-and-The-Ivy-Page-Kit-by-ADB-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Deck-The-Halls-Mini-Kit-by-ADB-Designs.html

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Joyeux Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Ombre Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Ombre-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Joyeux-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Ugly-Christmas-Sweaters-BGD.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hey-Santa-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

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Grab Bag: https://store.gingerscraps.net/December-2018-Grab-Bag-Dear-Santa-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack Add On: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dear-Santa-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dear-Santa-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html

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Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Fragrant-Christmas-BUNDLE-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Fragrant-Christmas-KIT-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html
Weathered Wood – https://store.gingerscraps.net/A-Fragrant-Christmas-WEATHERED-WOOD-by-Heather-Z-Scraps.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Vintage-Kristmess-Trio.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lindsay-Jane/

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http://bit.ly/MSGatGS

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http://goo.gl/UBQg62

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http://bit.ly/mags_GS

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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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The perfect kit for setting those goals! SO, make it a goal to get 10 challenges completed!

Sneak Peeks December 13th 2018

Happy Thursday! We are 12 days away from Christmas! Thank heavens for Amazon! I finished almost all my shopping from the convenience of my couch. This weekend you should reward yourself with one of the new releases our amazing designers created! Take some time this holiday season and enjoy scrapping! Let’s take a peek at some of the new releases!

From Heather Z

From Tinci

From JoCee

From LDrag

 

From Miss Fish

From Aimee Harrison

December Feature Designer

Happy December!! Can you believe we have less than two weeks until Christmas? This month our Featured Designers are Aprilisa Designs and Pixelily Designs. I was able to chat a bit with Lisa. Let’s see what fun stuff she shared with us.

How long have you been designing?

I started as freebie designer in 2009, and opened my very first store in 2010.

What made you decide to design?

I think I just love creating things. I’ve been doing printable things for my personal use years before I even knew there is this business called Digital Scrapbook, and a friend introduced me to it. And now I cannot stop.

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I am designing in Photoshop CC and draw in Corel Draw.

Describe your design workplace.

It is just a small space, small table in my bed room, which is the center of all activities in our home. I use a laptop which is actually allow me to move around the house, but I never move from the table, LOL.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

My CT is my big helps in finding themes. Sometimes I have to work with colors that don’t inspired me at first. That’s when I throw them to my team, and they are the best! It always works really well, every time!

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

Best of Summer – Kit, I love the happy colors in it.

What was your first job?

An administration work.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes. One that was so memorable is when I met Hanson, when I was very young. I hope you remember them, LOL.

What are you reading right now?

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

What is your favorite quote?

My current motivational quote is : Be Stronger than your Excuses

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Hmm, I haven’t thought about it yet, honestly, LOL.

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Michelle Obama? I just got her book Becoming, and can’t wait to start to read it.

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Whatsapp, Instagram, and Uber Eats. LOL

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

Doing my house chores? LOL

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

Wow, that’s tough. I think to the future to meet my descendants? It’s kinda scary to think, though…

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time.

None of them, really.

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

COFFEE……!!!!

Thanks Lisa!! Make sure to check out her GS Store and her FB Fan Page.

Make sure you are grabbing the daily download from the GingerScraps blog. Here’s a sneak peek at the kit she and Pixelily Designs collaborated on.

Tutorial Tuesday (Tutorials!)

Now Where Did I See That Tutorial About…?

If you read the comments GingerScrappers leave here on the Blog you might have seen a brilliant suggestion from Ellen for a “quick tut” to index all the other tuts I’ve written over the last 2+ years. Lemme tell you, “quick” it ain’t! But it IS brilliant, so that’s what I’m bringing you today. Without further ado, here is a chronological linked index to all the tutorials I’ve prepared for you to date, all in one place.

1. Turn a Font into a Sticker

2. Use a Basic Template

3. Titles Revisited: Alphas Plus Fonts

4. One Photo, More than One Photo Spot

5. Making Templates Work for You

6. Simple Photo Blending

7. Extractions… Choose Your Method

8. Brush Basics: Colour

9. Playing with Text

10. Shadow Basics

11. Text Talk: LETTERPRESS!

12. Titles with STYLE(s)

13. Word Art Wizardry

14. For all you former paper scrappers: INKED EDGES!

15. Getting More Mileage from Your Templates… Easily!

16. Reverse Stencilling with Brushes

17. Kustomize Your Kits

18. Sizzling Signatures!

19. Journaling INside the Box

20. Yes! You CAN Warp Shadows in PSE!

21. Heritage Photos Get a Makeover

22. Only the Shadow Knows… Take TWO

23. When is a Square NOT a Square?

24. Creating Clusters… Not Clutter

25. Build-a-Brush Workshop

26. Blend Modes? Say What??

27. Down on the Border (not the Little River Band version)

28. Carol: Objects Inside Other Objects and Going Incognito

29. Tearing Up the Sheets (of Cardstock)

30. Style Savvy!

31. WSNH Tips and Tricks

32. Title Tweaks

33. Get in SHAPE, Girl!

34. Keeping Things in Perspective

35. Can This Photo Be Saved?

36. Behind the MASK

37. Michelle: Finding Font

38. Putting the “OH!” in Your Photos

39. Ellen: Talking about Tools

40. Chalking it Up to Inspiration

41. Becoming an ALPHA Female

42. Over-the-Top TITLES

43. Templates with a Twist

44. How’d You DO That?!! Fontography Demystified

45. A Little Bit Sketchy

46. More Fun with FONTS

47. Dodge and Burn… NOT an Action Movie

48. Reflections

49. The EYEs Have It

50. There’s a Flag on the Play – Out Of Bounds!

51. Abstract Meets Graphic Art

52. Mixing it UP!

53. Revisionist History

54. The TutOR Becomes the TutEE

55. A Few Quick Template and Shadow Tips

56. It’s a PUZZLE!

57. I Feel the Need… the Need for SPEED (Scrapping)!

58. More FUN with FOTOS

59. Turning a POSITIVE into a NEGATIVE

60. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

61. Scrapping with Heritage Photos

62. You’ve Gotta Know When to FOLD ‘Em

63. More Fun with Fonts – Die-Cut!

64. A(nother) Way with WORDS

65. Playing on Emotion

66. In the RAW!

67. Christmas FONTography

68. Ahead of the CURVE

69. Like Snowflakes… No Two ALIKE

70. The ART of ILLUSION

71. More Fun with Photos!

72. Fun with FONTS & FOTOS 

73. First Past the Post(mark)

74. SKETCHIER!

75. Here’s a Little Clip!

76. The EYES Have It!

77. Facebook Timeline Covers

78. Tiny BUBBLES!

79. Uniquely YOURS

80. DIAMONDS are a Girl’s Best Friend

81. Totally TACKY!

82. UNZIP Me Dahling!

83. Direct Your Own SCRIPT

84. Transforming the Ordinary to the Extraordinary!

85. Making the Most of (inter)National Scrapbooking Day!

86. When SIZE Really DOES Matter…

87. A Road Map for Newbies

88. Throwing the BOOK at Glee

89. Jailbird No More!

90. Alphas Revisited

91. Everything New is Old Again

92. Still MORE Fun with FONTS!! 

93. Where the Boys Are

94. Like a Broken Record

95. Creating ‘Mazing Monograms

96. Vacation Memories Sanitized!

97. Another Way to Have the Photo You REALLY Wanted, Not the One You Got

98. Fontography with Alphas

99. Expanding Your Repertoire

100. Sketchy Simplified

101. It’s Fall, Y’All!

102. Making a Stylish Sandwich

103. Clusters… Have Them Your Way, the Easy Way!

104. Driven to Distraction

105. Are YOU Ready for Digital Scrapbooking Day?

106. Don’t Lose Your Cool… or Your Stash!

107. 8 ball, Corner Pocket!

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

109. Shaving Shadows

110. Cuttin’ It Out – Old-School

111. Let’s All Give Thanks… for AWESOME Photos!

112. Gentle(wo)men, Start Your Ovens!

113. The EYE-lets Have It!

114. Save Me! (methods for saving layouts for gallery posting)

115. What’s Your Super Power (Word)?

116. Any Way You Slice It (quick way to duplicate a multi-strip photo)

117. Memory-Keeping with Not-So-Great Photos

118. Fancy and Fun Fonts for Wintery Layouts

Fresh Baked: December 07, 2018

"Put that cookie down. NOW!" – Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Put the cookie down because the new goodies are fresh from the “oven”!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! It’s time to bundle up because it’s FREEZING!

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

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Kit.html
Word Strips: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Word-Strips.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Templates.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Glitters.html
Mini Patterned: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-Love-Mini-Patterned.html
Solids: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Men-We-LoveWe-Love-Solids.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Let-It-Snow-GrabBag.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Wishing-On-A-Star-by-LDragDesigns.html

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Page kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-graffiti.html
Glitter Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-glitter-pack.html
Shabby Wood Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-Wonderland-shabby-woods.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Magical-journey-2..html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mysterious-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

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

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-12×12-Templates-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quoted: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Quoted-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Holiday-Dazzle-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html

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http://bit.ly/mags_GS

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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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The perfect kit for setting those goals! SO, make it a goal to get 10 challenges completed!