Tutorial Tuesday (Photographing Your Memories)

Let’s All Give Thanks… for AWESOME Photos!

Hey y’all! Life’s about to get VERY hectic for a lot of you, am I right?? In the United States, Thanksgiving marks the run-up to Christmas and then the New Year. I know most of you won’t be even thinking about scrapping layouts for the next several days, and that you’ll be making a bunch of new memories at the same time. We’ve played with a lot of techniques for editing our photos to make them worthy of scrapping, but why not skip a step (or ten)? I think it’s time for another discussion about taking better photos. I know we’ve already talked about that before, but a few reminders probably won’t go amiss. Whether your photos are caught with a point-and-shoot, a high-end DSLR or a cell phone, there are some things you can do to get great photos.

  • Right now, right this minute, make sure your camera battery is fully charged. If they’re replaceable batteries, put fresh ones in your camera NOW!
  • Make sure you have an empty memory card (fully formatted, of course!) in your camera and a couple of spares so you won’t run out of space. If you’re using your phone, you should move some photos from your internal storage to your computer so you’ll have room for the new ones.
  • Think about how your typical holiday events usually evolve. There will be some traditions that are carried out no matter whose house you’re having the celebrations at, so plan ahead to capture those moments. Make a list, if you need to.
  • If you haven’t done it lately, review the manual that came with your camera. Review the settings and modes you’re most likely to use for your shots and remind yourself what each is doing while you’re shooting. I use the metadata from my most successful bokeh and full moon shots to set my camera up ahead of time so I don’t miss the shot.
  • Practice a few creative techniques that you can memorize so that when you’re ready to take photos of the candles on your dinner table or that gloriously brown turkey, you won’t have to fumble.
  • Refamiliarize yourself with your tripod, if you use one. I have two – an aluminum ball-head one that allows infinite adjustments but takes a lot of room and needs to be set up ahead of time and a Platypod Max, which looks like a little travel iron but is actually a very clever and sturdy tripod that can be set up in minutes on any surface. Why use a tripod? It lets you take longer exposures while keeping the images tack-sharp and it lets you be in the photo! Use the built-in timer and get in FRONT of the lens for a change.
  • Keep an eye on the lighting. Natural light from a big window is fantastic, as long as it’s not backlighting your subject. This is especially important for those group shots we all love. You want everyone’s face to be evenly lit, without harsh shadows everywhere. So maybe turn on some lamps so your flash won’t be so startling. Shoot a couple of test shots so you can see what needs to be tweaked.
  • Get in close to your subject! Even more so when that subject is a child. Get down on their level whenever possible so you capture their best smiles. Shooting from above should be reserved for those special-effect shots, not photos of kids having fun. For the most natural photos of people though, you can use a telephoto lens and shoot them from some distance. (As long as the light is right!)
  • Don’t insist on smiles. You know what I mean… those cheesy grins aren’t going to be your favourite images. Rather than having everybody say “cheese” for your group shots, have them say “family” or “money” or “gotcha”. You could go with a made-up phrase, such as “moldy mozzarella”. Another trick is to tell everyone you’re going to shoot on “3”, then count, “1… 2… (shoot) WHOOPS 3!” then shoot a second shot right after that. You’ll get some natural smiles that way.
  • When taking photos of food, again, get in close and vary the angles. Show the flaky texture of that piecrust, the glisten of the done-to-perfection skin on your turkey, the creaminess of your mashed potatoes, the detail of the frosting on your cupcakes.
  • Composition is key for any photo. Remember the rule of thirds, but don’t be a slave to it. Decide what your focal point will be and compose your photo to make it so – use leading lines where possible and don’t forget white space. Crop your photos in the viewfinder – so much less work later! And don’t forget the background. Is there anything growing out of someone’s head? Take a step to one side or the other and recompose.
  • Take LOTS of photos. Take several of each subject from different angles and distances so you have a choice of which one is best. More is definitely better!
  • Last but not least, have FUN!

When we’re all back into scrapping mode, I’ll have some more paper-to-digi techniques for you. This decluttering business is really a good thing!

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!


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


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!


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


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!


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


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






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


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









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





[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




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




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




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












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


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

Tutorial Tuesday (Tips and Tricks)

Making the Most of (inter)National Scrapbooking Day!

This week’s tutorial isn’t filled with screenshots or long, detailed instructions. Instead, I’m going to offer you some tips to make  (inter)National Scrapbooking Day (which seems to have stretched out to a week…) work for you. I’ve been seeing a LOT of sneak peeks, ads and excited chatter, and I know there will be an overwhelming number of opportunities to get your scrap on, starting at different times over the coming week.

Here at GingerScraps, the people behind the scenes have been very busy organizing a celebration jam-packed with sales, games and a ton of fun. There’s a store-wide 50% off sale and a gigantic free-with-$20-purchase collab for starters. The scavenger hunt is not only fun, it might show you designers you’re not familiar with and may soon become new favourites. Our designers have created a fine selection of $5 grab bags – they’re always a great deal. And then there are the chats, speed scraps and games in the Forum. You don’t want to miss them!! And that’s just this one (albeit fantastic!) store!!

Back in 2010 when I was a digiscrapping newbie, iNSD and DSD (Digital Scrapbooking Day) were so exciting, but I found that I was a bit scattered in my approach. I ended up confused and bewildered, I overspent, and I wound up with a bunch of freebies I never use. So here are my tips for making iNSD work for YOU instead of the other way around.

  1. Don’t dive in head-first! Take some time to look at the stores you frequent to see what their special events look like. Make a list of things that interest you, including dates and times for things like chats or speed scraps. That way you can see conflicts easily and make a decision about which will be more fun for you. Also include deadlines for any contests you may want to enter. Planning right at the beginning will really help.
  2. Once your list is compiled and double-checked, create some kind of reminder for things that have a specific time associated with them. This can be as simple as a couple of Post-It notes stuck to the edges of your monitor, or as techie as reminders on your phone, complete with beeps or bells to prod you into action. I don’t know about you, but I’m becoming more forgetful all the time and without the pings on my phone, I’d miss a lot of things!
  3. Set a budget and stick to it. Figure out BEFORE you look at the sales how much you can afford to spend and make sure you don’t go over. Because iNSD is the same week as my birthday, I tend to be a little generous to myself, but I won’t spend more than $20 at any one store, and no more than about $50 for the entire event.
  4. There are going to be lots of blog-hops with free collections from various sources out there. Don’t fall into the “but it’s FREE!” trap. Even free is too much if it’s something you don’t love and won’t use. Think of the storage space you’ll waste if you go hog-wild with the freebies. Look at each and every freebie with a discerning eye and only download the ones you know will work for you. Take a look at how much room you have for new files and perhaps move some less-favoured (and therefore less-used) stuff onto a memory stick or external hard drive.
  5. Speaking of blog-hops, if you find one that’s especially fabulous and you HAVE to have it, you might find yourself signing up for newsletters or Facebook pages for designers you may never want to have on your Rolodex (or filling up your inbox). So make a list of ALL the places where you’ve signed up/subscribed/liked/followed so that you can later return and un-do them again.
  6. You might want to give some thought to pre-planning for any speed scraps you might join. Create a folder of possible photos to use. Have some in there that are in landscape format as well as some in portrait format, and some that can be made square or circular without losing anything important. Also have some that will work for multi-photo layouts, just in case. This will save you a lot of time when the speed scrap starts. Make sure you’re unlikely to be disturbed for the 2 hours a speed scrap usually lasts. And have a beverage and a snack ready before you begin.
  7. Don’t try to conquer the GS scavenger hunt in a single sitting!! Your eyes will thank you. But by all means, DO play along. This is the exception to my rule about freebies, since the prize is YOUR choice of a GingerBread Ladies collab. Who couldn’t use one of those? (I have my eye on one of the Monthly Mix collections that I don’t have in my stash.)
  8. And finally, review the tutorial I’ve provided on using a multi-file extractor. Don’t wait to unzip and organize all those amazing kits you’ve gathered, do it while you’re on a roll! You won’t regret taking the time now, but if you leave it, you might never actually look at any of the super-duper kits you just bought. And that would be a terrible shame!!

I’ll see you all again once we emerge from our NSD-induced fugues!

Let’s Celebrate! | Valentine’s Day


It is that time of the year. You know what this blog post is going to be all about, don’t you? 🙂 February brings Valentine’s Day for us in the states. All things love, hearts, pink and red. So with that in mind, we are going to take the hard part of your digital scrapbooking shopping and bring you a ton of Valentine’s Day stuff all in one post. All images are linked to the store. Don’t forget, there is a section just for Valentine’s Day in the store. You can these items and more there.

Cannot mention Valentine’s Day digital scrapbooking supplies without mentioning this month’s Monthly Mix! This might be one of my most favorite Monthly Mixes to date; and I generally don’t lean towards all things lovely dovey when it comes to my digital scrapbooking supplies. I just love this one though!

GingerBread Ladies Monthly Mix: Date Night : A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers.

Date Night: This purple and pink filled kit will be perfect for any date night or special romantic occasion. It is full to the brim with hearts, champagne glasses, flowers and much much more. You’ll, no doubt, have an amazing time using this lovely kit to remember your romantic adventures for years to come.

This collab includes:

  • 1 Full Alpha
  • 44 Papers
  • 93 Elements

Here are some more great supplies from our GingerScraps’ designs to get your lovey dovey Valentine’s Day scrap on!

This wonderful Alphabet was made as part of my To Have & To Hold Collection. This collection is perfect for all your formal celebrations, like engagements, weddings and wedding anniversaries and much more!


Remember that fluttery feeling in your stomach when you had a CRUSH on that special person? This “Crush On You” Collection is perfect for scrapping those LOVE-ly memories!
This is the MAIN KIT. It contains 20 Papers and 58 Elements.


Beyond by Craft-tastrophic
Includes 12 textured papers and 40 elements
Personal use Only

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Let’s Celebrate – The New Year!

Happy 2018 scrappers! Here we are at the start of a new year. Let us hope that this year doesn’t blow past us like 2017 did. Did you celebrate the new year? Did you stay up until midnight and kiss 2017 goodbye? I didn’t. It was the 1st year I didn’t actually. I was just too tired to stay up. Didn’t even get any photos either. However, I know most of you all did! So today we are going to take a look in the store at all the new New Year goodies. There are a lot of them this year.














There you go. Just a glimpse into the selection of New Year products offered here at GingerScraps.  There are 20 pages of goodies! If none of these are what you are looking for, make sure to check out the New Years section in the store.  I pray that 2018 treats us all kind. That we have a wonderful year full of memories that are scrapped.

We would love to see your layouts with these or any other new year products offered here at GingerScraps. Make sure you upload your layouts in the gallery and then come back here and link us up! We would love to see your creations and leave you some love.

From the Archives – 2017

Well scrappers, this is the last creative blog post of 2017. It is also the last Saturday of 2017. Which means yesterday’s Fresh Baked goodies were the last goodies for 2017. I know I say it every year. I am going to say it again. Where did 2017 get to? I feel like it was just January and we were gearing up for the new year.

Instead we are rounding up 2017; and today we are going to take a look back in the archives. Usually I go back as far as I can in the store to showcase the oldies but goodies of the digital scrapbooking supplies here at GingerScraps. Today’s From the Archives post will be a little different. We are going to take a look back at 2017.

In 2017 we saw other stores close. It is always so sad to see that happen. However, we did gain some amazing designers, staff, and faces around the forum and galleries. We also gained some new friends because of that. There is no doubt about it though. We saw some great designs from our designers here at GignerScraps this year. We had 52 Fresh Baked releases. I would love to show you at least one from each week. I don’t want to overwhelm your sense though. Instead, I am going to show you some of my favorites from 2017. I realize that not all tastes are the same. That my favorite isn’t going to be yours. I do hope you enjoy this look back at 2017 though. Brought to you by our talented designers here at GingerScraps.

Over the moon is an enchanting collection inspired by the moon, the stars and eternal love. In dramatic hues of navy, pink, aqua and gold, this versatile collection includes beautiful elements such as full moons, glittering stars, crescent moons, hearts, gorgeous flowers and lovey word bits, among many others fabulous goodies, and is perfect to scrap the love of your life, your baby’s photo album, cozy bedtime moments, a summer night’s walk by the moonlight, a trip to the planetarium, your favorite theme park after dark, anniversary pages, or simply a magical evening.


Sweet Baby Boy – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs
Is there anything sweeter than a newborn baby? The way they smell, the little sounds they make, the way they still smunch up into a little ball… these are the little things that (almost!) make me want to have another!



You + Me = love! And you are going to love this collection! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. You + Me has everything you need to scrap your Valentine, and more! From the traditional Valentine Day colors to sweet doodles. You + Me is the perfect kit to scrap all the loves in your life.


You are strong. You are powerful. You are unstoppable! This collection is for scrapping about your positive and self strengthening moments!

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Let’s Celebrate – Christmas!

CHRISTMAS!! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!! For those of us who celebrate, we are in the full swing of the holiday! Is your tree up? As in Christmas is in two days!! Are your stocking hung with care? How about that shopping? Is it done; and what about…scrapping those memories?!  For me…yes, yes, done, and working on it. 🙂 Please tell me that I am not the only ones still scrapping Christmas photos from years past. I am talking like 2012 here. So with that in mind, I am also stopping by to absolutely overwhelm your senses with all things Christmas and digital scrapbooking.

Since this will be a image heavy post, I am going to make the chatter short and sweet. All images are linked; and don’t forget we have a section just for Christmas in the store. You know…in case one of these many many many items I am going to show you don’t strike your fancy. Our designers it seems love to design Christmas goodies. I know I told you in just about every Let’s Celebrate post to expect a lot…I mean it this time. Hold on to your elf hat….here they are!

Celebrate the Yule time with this joyful and funky YuleTime Joy Digital Scrapbooking Kit. Coming in hues of Green, Pink, Blue and Brown you can scrap all your fun Yule celebrations and bring a smile to your face.
The YuleTime Joy Digital Scrapbooking Collection Mini has 16 digital papers, 76 digital embellishments and a color coordinated alpha in upper case to highlight your beautiful layouts


Comfort and Joy – Digital scrapbooking supplies by Ponytails Designs
Christmas is a time of year when tradition reigns… the sounds, smells, and sights that accompany this time of year are what we remember and look forward to each year. Comfort and Joy draws on that traditional feel while giving it a slight twist. The soft colours and faded elegance will evoke a feeling of Christmas past, while at the same time bringing a refreshing new look to your pages.


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Tutorial Tuesday (Digital Scrapbooking)

Christmas FONTography

Wow… less than a week until Christmas and Kwanzaa! And only 1 more day of Chanukah. I know there are lots of you who find yourselves right where I am… too much to do and not enough time to do it. So I know you’ll forgive me for scrimping a bit on this week’s tutorial, and I know you’ll understand when I tell you that I’m taking next Tuesday off. Sort of. It’s my turn to work Christmas in the pediatric ICU and on the 25th and 26th, that’s where I’ll be.

Okay, now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about those holiday layouts we’re all going to be creating over the next couple of weeks. I’d like to share some amazing Christmas/winter/elegant fonts that would be fabulous for titles or journaling. I checked out a few online earlier today and found some real gems!

The next few images are all from 1001fonts.com. There are some dingbats in there too – that could come in handy someday… you never know! They are all free, but please consider making a donation to the fontographer if you like their work.

As you can see, there are a variety of styles and moods here.

I just love the titles some of them have, don’t you? Very descriptive.

I don’t know about you but I may never have enough fonts.

Some of these are already in my collection but I need more!!

The images and fonts below are from another of my favourite font sources, dafont.com. You might notice there are some duplicates, but each site has a nice selection of unique fonts.

Santa’s Sleigh has been one of my collected fonts for years. Do you have a favourite?

Some of these make me think of Christmases when I was a kid.

And of course, there’s gotta be some snow in there. And tinsel! City of Light would be awesome for Chanukah layouts, wouldn’t it?

There are some here I’d be hard pressed to find a use for, but there are so many more that I could definitely make work for me.

I’ve barely scratched the surface here. There are hundreds of free and low-cost festive fonts out there if you have a minute to look for them. I’m going back right now to download some more… instead of wrapping gifts or cleaning my house.

Below are some of the fonts I’ve hoarded over the years, both free and paid-for. They’re not all typical Christmas-y fonts, but would absolutely work. I think Peanut Butter Smoothies would be terrific for story-telling.


If you need a refresher on combining fonts, you can find that tutorial here.

I can’t wait to see all the special layouts you’re going to create with your family photos. You can be sure I’m going to be looking for some of these fonts. Guaranteed! Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa… Festivus, Alban Arthan, whatever winter festival you’re celebrating… and a Happy New Year!

Let’s Celebrate – Hanukkah!

Hanukkah starts on Tuesday. Did you know that our wonderful designers here at GingerScraps has some fantastic items to scrap those Hanukkah memories? Well they do! I am popping in today to showcase some of those items. We will start with the items that are solely for Hanukkah, and end with items that also have to do with Hanukkah, but not in their entirety. Just a forewarning, this post is image heavy. I am going to let the wonderful digital scrapbooking products do the talking. All images linked to the store.

Festival Of Lights Chanukah Kit bu JoCee Designs –> Celebrate the Festival Of Lights with this Chanukah/Hannukah themed digital scrapbooking kit.
Containing 8, 12 x 12 300 dpi, digital scrapbooking papers with a Chanukahs theme in reds, golds, oranges, teals, purples and yellows and 37 Chanukah related digital scrapbooking elements coordinating with the Festival Of Lights Chanukah Papers in reds, golds, oranges, teals, purples and yellows.


Hanukkah Oy Doodles by Clever Monkey Graphics were created to work with Hanukkah Oy and the Hanukkah Oy Journal Cards. Doodles are shown actual size in preview relative to a 12×12 inch page. Please note that you may purchase all three kits together at discounted price in bundle form and get a bonus button Star of David.


Hanukkah Oy by Clever Monkey Graphics –> If you celebrate Hanukkah, you are sure to want to add Hanukkah Oy to your stash! Please note that you may purchase all three kits together at discounted price in bundle form and get a bonus button Star of David.


Festivus for the Rest of Us by Clever Monkey Graphics –> Whether you spell it Hanukkah or Chanukah, Festivus for the Rest of Us is your kit to capture the memories of lighting Hanukkah candles on your menorah, opening gifts, playing dreidel, and the excitement of a Hanukkah gift each of the eight nights! With a great selection of non-religious elements and papers too, you can even scrap Christmukah – if that’s how you celebrate! Click this link to go to my blog and download a matching freebee for Festivus for the Rest of Us.


8 Nights of Lights by Pretty in Green


Hanukkah – Kit by Connie Prince

December is one of the best months of the year. Holidays and traditions abound, snow falls gently, and the kids get a break from school. Day 2 Day: December highlights the best parts of this amazing time of year. This fun and playful kit draws on the colors of the holidays – red, green, blue, and white – to bring holiday cheer to your scrapbook pages. Thematic elements abound for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s, with a few everyday elements thrown in for fun. (After all, aren’t most of our stories holiday-related right now?) Celebrate the season with those you love and scrap your stories with Day 2 Day: December.

We would love to see any of your layouts with these products (and more!) make sure you upload your layouts to our gallery; and then come back here and link us up in the comments. We would love not only to see them, but leave you some love. I know the designers enjoy seeing their designs as finished layouts as well.

If these are not what you were looking for, make sure you check out the store. There are more where those came from!

Let’s Celebrate – Summer!

Winter is just around the corner where I live. We actually don’t get much of a winter here though. Usually we just get a bit cold, and that is it. We hardly see any snow. When we do, it shuts us down. We just cannot handle it. Such is the life of the Southern parts of the States. That being said, it is heading into Summer for you guys in the Southern Hemisphere. With that in mind we are going to take a look at a lot of the great Summer things we have in the store to scrap those layouts. I am a cold weather loving gal. Looking at all these Summer goodies though makes me miss those long summer nights and the swimming pool.

If you are not familiar with our Let’s Celebrate posts, here is a little information about them. Get ready to be blown away with a lot of great items from the store. These posts are usually image heavy. (I have a hard time narrowing down the items to a reasonable amount for a blog post! They are all just too great). Also all images are linked to their counterpart in the store. GingerScraps has so many great designers; and a lot of them have been here for years. Therefore we have so many great items spanning pages and pages. If you don’t see something you like in today’s post, you can always check out the store for more. In fact there is a section just for Summer related items.



A fun collection for all your summertime memories! Summer Delight – Kit includes 29 papers (17 patterns and 12 solids), 74 elements, full alpha (uppercase and lowercase letters, numerals, common punctuation). SFH/SFO


Make a splash with this fabulous pool themed collection!
This download includes : 12 patterned papers, 12 not so plain papers and 51 elements


This super page kit was made as part of my To Honour Lulu Collection. This collection is great for all your summer photos, whether or not you’ve been to Hawaii! It’s great for any beach shots, or summer photos, flowers and much much more.



Summertime and the living is easy… Make your scrapping easier on you with Sizzlin’ Summer Word Art. These 6 bright and cheery word art bits are perfect for captioning your photos or titling your page. Sentiments like “fun in the sun” and “beat the heat” succinctly sum up summer highlights, while the bold fonts pair nicely with your favorite summertime kits. Spend less time scrapping and more time enjoying “sunshine and summertime” with Sizzlin’ Summer Word Art.


Summer is all about fun in the sun and splashing in the water. Whether you prefer to spend your time at the beach, tubing down a river, or diving into the pool, make the most of those memories with Belly Flops. This brightly colored scrapbook kit screams summertime and features seasonal favorites like popsicles and watermelon. But what makes this kit shine is its thematic elements – swimming kids, pools, goggles, sunglasses, and a bright sun. Cannonball right in to scrapping your wet and wild photos with Belly Flops.


Taste of Summer – Enjoy the sweet taste of summer stocked with delicious watermelon content (both the watermelon and the seeds) along with some darling sweet kids. The bright color scheme is perfect for summer with fushia, black, and green along with pops of bright yellow and white. To add to your yummy feast, there is plenty of other generic elements to show off those everyday sweet moments.



Vacation at home or away, this kit is great for both! Was included in the daily download for August so check your stash!



The Let’s Flamingle Digital Full Kit contains unique images to turn your projects even more wonderful.
Hand-drawn and colored at the highest quality by Paty Greif Design Studio. The files have a resolution of 300dpi for an optimum printing quality.

We would love to see your layouts with these products. Or any of the lovely Summer products you can find in the store. Make sure to upload your layouts to our gallery; and then come back here and link us up in the comments. We like to show our fellow scrappers some gallery love!

Also if these digital scrapbooking supplies shown are not what you are looking for to scrap your Summer memories, make sure to take a look at the store. You can find that section dedicated to all things Summer HERE. You can also take a look at our past Let’s Celebrate Summer posts. Here are three of them for you: