Archives for September 22, 2020

Designer Spotlight

Meet ADB Designs!

This month we have two designers in the Spotlight, Karen Schulz (formerly known as Snickerdoodle Designs) and ADB Designs. It was my pleasure to chat with Diane of ADB Designs and learn all about her creative process. She’s one of my very favourite designers EVER!

J: How long have you been designing?

D: Since 2001

J: What made you decide to design?

D: Working for my husband in his professional photography studio after retirement

J: What led you to decide to design together?

D: We have been digi friends for a very long time and are very comfortable with each other, our design styles, and work ethic. I admire Karen’s talent!

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

D: Photoshop.

J: Describe your design workplace.

D: I have a messy office in the my home. The cat lives there (hubby allergic) and one of our English setters comes and spends the day with kitty and me.

J. What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

D: My family history-genealogy passion¬†<Jan whispers, “ME TOO!!”>

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

D: My all time favorite is Patriots & Loyalists to help scrap Revolutionary War era family history work (though it works for many other pages too)

J: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

D: Oh dear….not sure

J: What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? 

D: prefers not to respond

J: What did you want to be when you were small?

D: A psychologist

J: Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

D: Family

J: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

D: Emma Thompson
J: If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

D: “Does not suffer fools well”

J: What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?

D: Kamala Harris

Thank you for sharing this with us! Thank you too for the DISCOUNT COUPON you’re offering for this month. Karen‘s coupon code for 25% off your purchase (bundles excluded – they’re already a phenomenal bargain!) is ks-dd-sept-2020 and Diane‘s code, also for 25% off your purchase, is adb-dd-sept-2020. Both coupons are in effect until 11:59 pm Eastern time on September 30, 2020. Ooh, and don’t forget to grab the Daily Download!! It’s SOOOO stinkin’ cute! (Links are found here on the GingerScraps Blog.)

Tutorial Tuesday (Index)


Huh. I was devoid of inspiration for today’s Blog post so I did a quick Pinterest search for Photoshop Elements tutorials I could adapt… it turned up quite a few very familiar tuts! (Mine!) So lacking that bolt from the blue that would give me the juice I needed, I thought, “I should see if there are any requests for help in the GingerScraps Forum that I could use. What I discovered was that none of the “here’s-a-tutorial-about______” threads I’d posted in the Forum had links to the tutorials any more. Ginger thinks the server upgrade back in the spring must have eaten them. What alarmed me is that I hadn’t been spending much time in the Forum while we were moving and getting settled, and there were a number of posts there looking for those missing links. FAIL!! So… I went through all of those threads and updated them. Instead of preparing a new tutorial. Then I updated the Blog post where I indexed all the Tutorial Tuesday posts (there are now 190 of them!) and this is where you can find it: Tutorial Tuesday (Tutorials!)

I also discovered that I’ve neglected my OTHER Blog post, which I’ll be remedying right away.

That brings us back around to my initial question: What topics are GingerScrappers interested in right now? Is there a tip, trick or technique that you’ve tried to figure out and just need a bit of help to get it right? Help me to help you!