Fresh Baked: January 24, 2020

I hope you’re ready to save a few bucks, and stock up on some amazing kits! The designers don’t just have amazing new kits for you! They also have an amazing sale going on. It’s time for the big ol’ Retirement Sale, and they’re putting more than just retired products up for sale! How can you beat a deal like that?

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Winter is fully set in and it’s time to cozy up and get warm.

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So, excuse me for a bit. I feel an overwhelming urge for a cup of coffee!

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~~January Featured Designers~~

I know – it’s almost the end of January and I’m just now getting this posted. I don’t know about anyone else, but work has been absolutely crazy. I’ve worked enough hours the last two weeks to take a full week off. If only it worked that way.

I had the pleasure to have The Cherry on Top and Key Lime Digi Designs answer my questions. Let’s see what they have to say.

How long have you been designing?

TCOT: I’ve been designing around 5 years.

KLDD: Summer 2013

What made you decide to design?

TCOT: I’ve always loved being creative on all kinds of medium since I was kid. I went from a full time professional to a stay at home to take care of my handicapped sons and I needed some other fun outlet to feel whole.

KLDD: I was on many Creative Teams and Store Team at a large digi site starting beginning around 2007 I think….After a while I picked up enough knowledge and increased my skill set to want to try the next step.

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

TCOT: I use PSE/PS/Procreate/a sketch book.

KLDD: I am still using the out of the box software from right before Adobe moved to subscription. As the saying goes, If it ain’t broke…

Describe your design workplace.

TCOT: Disgustingly neat and tidy. I cannot concentrate in a mess. A glass of wine or tea is as reckless as I get!

KLDD: Organized chaos. I am absolutely terrible at putting away and organizing. I constantly make “digital” post it notes to remind me to do something and then forget about it. I have 3 EHDs that I promise myself will be THE ONE that gets organized. As for my work space, I have from the beginning, and probably will always remain a desktop gal. I can’t do laptop.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

TCOT: Absolutely everything! Beauty is everywhere. In a cloud formation. The way the sun reflects on a gently flowing river. The cat napping in just the right position…

KLDD: I love good color harmony, so when I see it on a blouse at a store I will snapshot it or at least make a note of the colors that were in it and run home to make a palette of it.

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

TCOT: Awe, man! It’s just cruel to make me choose! My favorite template pack, (I assume you mean our own and not another designers?) would be the Planner series. I really dig those realistic, mock up types of pages, currently.

Link to all of the Planned templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/search.php?mode=search&page=1&keep_https=yes

KLDD: I Belong to the Sea. When I was making it, I was in my element. I live in a coastal area, actually on an island chain, so I guess while making it was like being home. Bonus factoid: That collection began with the colors in the Little Sailor Boy Tin element. A close second though, has to be Indigo Serenade..I mean you gotta check out the CT Layouts on that one. They make me swoon.

What was your first job?

TCOT: I worked at AARP everyday after school, weekends and summers. I started at 13.

KLDD: Counter girl at a deli…hated it and never did food service again…LOL!

Have you ever met anyone famous?

TCOT: The list is very long. I lived in Florida where many famous people can be found and I also worked as a bartender in a huge, popular club not too far from NYC. I guess the biggest names might be John Cougar, John McEnroe, Dawn Wells, Green Day, The Ramones, Hootie and the Blow Fish…

KLDD: I would say quite a few, especially because they are here to relax. The latest one was Norbert Leo Butz. He played the middle son in Netflix’s Bloodline (filmed here in the Keys) and was in original cast of Wicked. He joined the local guys at a jam one night about 3 years ago. He can sing! It was great to be in a small audience of 15 or so people.

What are you reading right now?

TCOT: I’m a super geek. I usually ready between 3-5 books at one time. Half fiction, the other half…dork material. Currently, on my nightstand and in the John is Outlander (#4), The 4th of July, The Great Cholesterol Myth and Marijuana Horticulture.

KLDD: I have been reading a series on the kindle- The Peridale Cafe Mysteries by Agatha Frost. They are easy to do in small bursts and am awaiting Book 20.

What is your favorite quote?

TCOT: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

KLDD: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

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

TCOT: I’d love to stop shouting. Next year, any year…I’ve never gone a day without shouting.

KLDD: Become wealthy..haha.

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

TCOT: Ozzy Osborne! He’s a riot!

KLDD: Jason Momoa (Aquaman) would be a fun personality to kick off with.

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

TCOT: I’d need a phone with apps first…

KLDD: Email, banking and maybe one game.

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

TCOT: Take the darn dog out every time he wants to go outside!

KLDD: I would not as such, but I would welcome a “collaborator”. Life is a learning opportunity meant for sharing.

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

TCOT: Family…I’m an ocean away for a reason…I’d rather just stay right here and deal.

KLDD: BACK-remember the disappointment Marty McFly had seeing his self-centered kids…LOL!

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

TCOT: “When it’s time to relax, we’ve got the beer. Miller Beer! If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer.”

KLDD: None, really

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

TCOT: Check out last answer…

KLDD: I would not want to take from the sea creatures, so instead how about a kiddie pool of margaritas, like in The Last Man on Earth.

Such fun answers. Thank you ladies so much!!

Want to stalk them? Here are all the details:

The Cherry on Top: GS Store, Facebook Fan Page, Blog

Key Lime Digi Design: GS Store, Facebook Fan Page, Facebook Group

And make sure to grab the Daily Download. I know it’s late in the month. If you have missed the beginning links, you can always grab the full kit in the store next month.

Thanks for hanging out with me tonight!!

Fresh Baked: January 10, 2020

A third of the way through the first month of the year. How are those resolutions going? Are you ready to start a new adventure? Maybe some of the new kits and templates will jump start your motivation and creativity!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Winter is fully set in and it’s time to cozy up and get warm.

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So, excuse me for a bit. I feel an overwhelming urge for a cup of coffee!

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Fresh Baked: January 03, 2020

Third day of the month, and there still aren’t too many words that can be

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Winter is fully set in and it’s time to cozy up and get warm.

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So, excuse me for a bit. I feel an overwhelming urge for a cup of coffee!

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A New Year, A New Decade, A New Start!

I’m not mentally prepared for it to be 2020. Ask me in a few days for a few words, and I’ll give you a few more words!

It is the First of the month, and that means the reveal of our new Buffet!!

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles, one easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart, and an amazing value too!

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The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

The designers definitely each made the palette their own and came up with some gorgeous designs, each unique but working so well with the other designers’ creations

The CT did such a great job showing how well all of the kits blend. They all did wonderful work!

This is just a few of the layouts.

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Winter is fully set in and it’s time to cozy up and get warm.

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So, excuse me for a bit. I feel an overwhelming urge for a cup of coffee!

The Monthly Mix this month is SO pretty. I just love the colors of Wintertide! It was created by ADB Designs, Aimee Harrison, LouCee Creations, Magical Scraps Galore, and Jumpstart Designs.

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The colors are so soft, yet chilly!

Before we see what the new year’s first Daily Download looks like, let’s see the full preview from December’s kit. Isn’t this gorgeous. The colors are perfect for a wintery kit.

Now for the first sneak peek of the new year. We have a wonderful collab from The Cherry on Top and Key Lime Digi Design.

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

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

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This kit makes me like snow. As long as I’m not driving in it…

Gingerscraps is Not Ready for 2020!

Not that we’re not actually ready, but WHERE did 2019 go?!?

2020 is going to be full of fun and changes, but don’t give up on 2019 just yet!

Templates abound, trickling around like leaves.

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I love seeing things from past Christmases, so this is a perfect kit!

Before I start with the beautiful kits and products that the designers have created for you, I just have to share this awesome news with you, a new Welcome Wagon kit has been released! If you do not know about our Welcome Wagon area, you should go check it out right away! Once you register in the forum, you will have access to the Welcome Wagon area. The designers create wonderful goodies and give them to you for FREE! The Welcome Wagon has been up and running, for over a year, so our designers are changing their goodies! New goodies, Free goodies!

Today, you’re being given a new lovely gift by Dandelion Dust Designs!

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Anyone else craving Gingerbread, Hot Cocoa, and Candy Canes right now?

Gingerscraps is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”!

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And we’ll do some caroling

Christmas is nearly upon us! 2020 is nearly here! Excuse me while I attempt to pick myself off the floor, because I’m ready for time to slow down!

But, since that’s not going to happen, check out this awesome sale going on:

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Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Templates abound, trickling around like leaves.

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I love seeing things from past Christmases, so this is a perfect kit!

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Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime

The party’s on
The feelin’s here
That only comes
This time of year

My favorite part about this time of year is the classics that come onto the radio, into the commercials, and all of that goodness!

Each year, the designers take the classics and turn them into their own new classics, and I just love seeing how the layouts turn out! We can’t wait to celebrate this holiday season with you!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Templates abound, trickling around like leaves.

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I love seeing things from past Christmases, so this is a perfect kit!

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Anyone else craving Gingerbread, Hot Cocoa, and Candy Canes right now?

It’s the Last Month of 2019!!

I’m too flabbergasted to really think of anything to put here. How is it already December? Where did 2020 go? This time next month, I’ll be going “HAPPY NEW YEAR”.

Can someone please slow down time?

It is the First of the month, and that means the reveal of our new Buffet!!

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles, one easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart, and an amazing value too!

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The designers all had their own take on what the colors and theme said to them! I love the variety!

The designers definitely each made the palette their own and came up with some gorgeous designs, each unique but working so well with the other designers’ creations

The CT did such a great job showing how well all of the kits blend. They all did wonderful work!

This is just a few of the layouts.

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Templates abound, trickling around like leaves.

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I love seeing things from past Christmases, so this is a perfect kit!

The Monthly Mix this month is SO pretty. I just love the colors of Winter Gala! It was created by Connie Prince, Lindsay Jane, Word Art World, and Trixie Scraps.

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Let’s take a look at the full kit from November. As a coffee lover, I love this so much. I’m actually drinking my second cup of the day as I put this post together. Fun fact – I didn’t like coffee until I met my husband. I blame my late father-in-law for my addiction to bold coffee.

When I saw the preview for our December kit, I gasped. Kristmess Designs and Aimee Harrison Designs have gone together to bring us this gorgeous kit.

Remember, the download is kept up for 5 days, and then it is taken down. If you miss pieces, the kit will be available for purchase on the first day of the following month.

This month, we don’t have just one designer guesting! We have TWO! How lucky are we? BUT! Before we get to that, we just got word that one of our previous guest designers is staying with us PERMANENTLY! Welcome to the TEAM!!

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Our first Guest Designer is Christie, of Scrappin Serenity!

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This is what she told us about herself:

Hey y’ll! I’m ChristieDawn (aka Scrappin Serenity). I’ve been married to my amazing husband, Michael, since 2005, and together we have 2 wild and witty kiddos, Haylie (who’s 12) and Hunter (who’s 11). We live just outside the Nashville, TN area. Most of my time is spent watching my kiddos in all their activities; Haylie plays catcher in softball and sings in the choir, and Hunter just started band (he plays percussion) and loves Gymnastics! When the kids aren’t keeping me busy, I scrapbook and design! I started scrap-booking just after Hunter was born and then started dipping my toes in designing shortly after that.

Here are just a few things available in her store:

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She even has a GREAT sale going on:

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Our second guest is just as awesome! Hannah of La Belle Vie Designs!

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She’s actually a former designer of ours! Welcome back!

Here’s more of what she had to share with us:

Hi there, I’m Hannah! I’m the designer behind La Belle Vie Designs. I’ve been creating templates, kits and other digital goodies for just over eight years now (hard to believe it’s been that long!). When I’m not designing I love to bake, read and spend time with family. We live in Minnesota and even though I’m not the biggest fan of our winters around here, I don’t think I could live anywhere else.
I used to have a shop here at Gingerscraps so I’m so excited to be returning for the month of December! Lots of fun things planned – I hope you’ll enjoy what I have in store for you!

And this is just a snippet of what she has in her store:

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Anyone else craving Gingerbread, Hot Cocoa, and Candy Canes right now?

Black Friday, Sales, and So much More!

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Turkey Coma time has commenced, and so has the sales! Take advantage and get so many kits to get you through … oh, a couple of days at least.

Enjoy some shopping, without having to leave your home, and enjoy the amazing sales!

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Everyone has a bad day! At least this kit makes it a little better!