Designer Spotlight: June 2022

Introducing CarolW Designs

I had a lovely chat with one of GingerScraps‘ newer designers, CarolW (Wen Xin) and would like to share what I learned about her.

Of course, we need to start at the beginning… Thanks for the visit, Carol. How long have you been designing?

C: Starting in 2018, I came to GingerScraps in July 2021.

J: So about 4 years designing, and almost a year with GS. Thanks for sharing your talents with us! What tools do you use when you design?

C: I mainly use Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

J: I’m working really hard at being proficient with Photoshop Elements. Thanks to GingerScraps, I have the opportunity to continually learn new things. But I don’t have the bandwidth right now for multiple platforms. I commend you. Can you tell me what your workspace looks like?

C: My work is mainly done in the study, which is also the place where the cat and dog play. When I work in the study every day, the cat and dog also join me in the study.

J: I bet they can be quite distracting. but in a good way. What motivates and inspires you when you sit down to design (other than your deadline 😉 )?

C: Love. I’m crazy about scrapbook and everything, and when I’m designing it, I’m in a great mood and feel really relaxed. I’m happiest when clients email me and tell me they like my designs. 

J: Positive feedback is always so good for the ego, isn’t it? Do you have a favourite kit in the GS store right now?

C: Write a Letter. I’ve always liked light colors. When I was packing my things the other day, I saw a letter written to me by a very good friend many years ago, which reminded me of her. She had passed away because of illness. So when I read that letter, I missed her. So I created this kit.

J: Ooh, I can see your melancholy and sadness over her passing in the vintage look of this kit. Your Creative Team did a beautiful job with it. [Click on the name of the kit for a direct link to the bundle in the shop.] Let’s do an about-face and talk about something fun… If you won the lottery, what would you do?

C: I would buy a big estate in the mountains and live there every day.

J: Wow! That’s pretty much what we did when my husband inherited a large sum of money. Our “estate” isn’t large – it’s actually pretty small – but we have a brand-new house on the side of a mountain and have an incredible view. We’re surrounded by orchards and there’s a winery under construction on the edge of our subdivision. Here’s another fun notion. If time travel was a possibility, would you travel into the past, or the future?

C: I want to go back in time. I especially want to go back to the time when there were dinosaurs. Or I want to go back to ancient Egypt. I like history very much and I like to study the history of every country. 

J: History is fascinating and we could perhaps make our future better if we paid more attention to our past. Did you ever think of becoming a historian, or did you have other dreams for your life when you were growing up?

C: I wanted to be a doctor. But because I was not good at chemistry, I studied liberal arts.

J: I was never good at math or science but I ended up a critical care nurse. If there isn’t a way through, there might be a way around. What one word would your friends and family use to describe you?

C: Very kind.

J: Carol, that’s two words. 🙂 Last question… What celebrity would you like to meet for coffee at Starbucks?

C: Woooo, I love this question!!If I had the chance, I would have coffee with Alexander Skarsgård! I like his TV plays and movies very much.

J: He’s so easy to look at! I can see why you’d like to meet him. Thank you for letting us into your world a little. Enjoy your Spotlight month!

Check out the Designer Spotlight Challenge in the Forum where Carol has a TON of gifts for you!! And before I close this post down, I want to remind you that Carol is also hosting the Daily Download this month. Carol‘s designs are both traditional and fresh; I love the colour palette she chose for her DD kit with lavender, blush pink, ivory and shades of green. Every day for the month of June you can pop over here to the Blog and pick up the day’s piece of the kit; the download links are active for 5 days. But if you’re not able to commit to all that Blog visiting or you miss a few days, the kit will be in the store later in July for purchase. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going shopping.


Designer Spotlight: Down This Road


Whoa… it’s August already! Who saw that coming? New month, new Designer Spotlight… Have you met Angie, the creative mind behind Down This Road Designs? Before we get to the Q&A part of this post, you need to know that Angie‘s ENTIRE STORE is on SALE for 40% off for the WHOLE MONTH of August!! (Guess where I’m going when I’m done here…)

Now let’s get to know Angie.

J: How long have you been designing?

A: I started designing in 2009. I have taken some breaks, but love it so much I couldn’t stay away. 11 years

J: What made you decide to design?

A: I just started playing around in Photoshop. When I saw a design contest in 2009, I entered that and ended up being a finalist, that was it….I was hooked.

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

A: I use Photoshop, Illustrator and my iPad.

J: Describe your design workplace.

A: I have a desktop (Windows) with a dual screen. We have an office/ craft area in our home and that is where I spend my time designing.

J: What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

A: My life and the things we like to do, my family and my mood are the sources for my kit themes. I like to watch trends of colors too.

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

A: I like With Brave Wings. I designed it for my sister and her battle with cancer so it means a lot to me.

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

A: Pasta

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

A: I would have to say football and soccer only because my kids played those sports. I don’t know if I would really consider myself a spectator of sports in general but a child of mine in the field keeps me very interested.

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

A: Teacher

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

A: My family

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

A: Reese Witherspoon

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

A: Quiet but always watching.

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

A: Tabitha Brown

And now we know Angie a wee bit better. But before I forget, make sure to check out Angie‘s Daily Download. It’s AMAZING!! I know you’re gong to love it, so just pop back here to the Blog every day and get your kit.

Designer Spotlight: Shepherd Studio

It’s July. Half the year is gone already! Today I’ve got a treat for you… let’s get to know a bit about Jenn, the scrapper also known as catgoddess and the designer behind Shepherd Studio.


Jan: How long have you been designing?
Jenn: In some form or another, for 14 years.

Jan: What made you decide to design?
Jenn: Mostly peer pressure. haha

Jan: What led you to decide to design together?
Jenn: Miss Fish and I are old friends and it’s so much fun to design together.

Jan: What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?
Jenn: I use PaintShop Pro and Illustrator

Jan: Describe your design workplace.
Jenn: It’s a bit more cluttered now working at home due to COVID, but it’s a large workspace/spare bedroom. I have multiple desk spaces for computer work (with two monitors – a must have!), for crafts, and for my Silhouette.

Jan: What motivates and inspires you as a designer?
Jenn: Mostly color and patterns. My kits are always filled with different patterns.

Jan: What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?
Jenn: My current favorite is Tropical Fun. I love the bright, summery color palette and the animals (especially the turtle!) always make me smile.

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

Jan: What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
Jenn: Tennis

Jan: What did you want to be when you were small?
Jenn: A paleontologist

Jan: Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
Jenn: Laughing with my husband (Jan: I read that as laughing AT my husband the first time… ’cause that would be me!)

Jan: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Jenn: Kate Winslet

Jan: If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Jenn: Occasionally spicy

Jan: What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?
Jenn: Paul Rudd

Public service announcement: Shepherd Studio‘s entire store is 40% off from July 17th to the 31st! Don’t forget to collect all the parts of the Daily Download too… free stuff!

Check back tomorrow and meet Miss Fish.

Let’s Celebrate – SUMMER!

We are in the full swing of Summer in the northern part of the world. With that comes some summery digital scrapbooking goodies. Man-oh-man…GingerScraps has so much of that in store! We have a section just for those summery goodies. Today we are going to take a look at a lot of those.  Next week we will take a look at some of the lovely winter digital scrapbooking supplies for our friends south of the equator. 🙂 All images below are linked. Get ready. I am going to overload you with summer goodness!

Happy Summer: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers.



Imagine tropical sunrises, tropical drinks and watching the sunset…that is what this gorgeous collection is all about. With all those reds, oranges, golds and outlined trees, this collectioni is just perfect for those beach vacation photos.


Even though Summer is over in the Northern Hemisphere, those in the Southern Hemisphere will be entering Summer and heading for the beach. No matter your hemisphere, scrap all of your family’s Summer fun with Oh Hot Day, the new digital scrap kit by JB Studio. Created in the same color palette as Today and Everyday, Oh Hot Day is the perfect addition to help you stretch your stash.

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Let’s Celebrate – Father’s Day!

In our family there are more guys than gals. I find myself snapping up nearly every masculine kit/collection that comes my way. Here are GingerScraps we have a section dedicated to not only all things manly, but to Father’s Day as well. With Father’s day just a few days away here in the states, I thought we could take a look at things to scrap those men and boys in our lives. All images below are linked to their counterpart in the store.

Whether your favorite guy is your dad, husband, brother or son, let them know they’re your favorite guy by scrapping all those manly memories with My Favorite Guy, the new digital scrapbook kit by JB Studio. My Favorite Guy has been created in a beautiful color palette of blue and orange, and is chock full of elements and word bits that will help you document all the fun memories of the guys in your life.


Dapper: From our GingerScraps designers.


About Dad is truly about so much more than Father’s Day. I’ve included lots of elements in many themes that men tend to enjoy; sports, gaming and tech, tools and wood-working, hunting & fishing, beer and bbq, menswear, and perhaps some of their less favorite things like household chores. There is a ton of word art which means I couldn’t show it all to you in the preview and a half-dozen journal cards too. I’ve included a number of wordarts featuring words like grandpa, papa, and neutrals like guy. This is a go-to extremely versatile kit for pages about the men in your lives.


Summer is here so get your grill on! License to Grill is the ultimate summer cookout collection, packed with everything you need to document a good old fashioned BBQ, family gatherings, tailgate parties, 4th of July cookouts, even the self-proclaimed “grill master” in your family … Overflowing with my own custom-drawn graphics, this collection includes burgers and hot dogs, steaks and skewers, condiments and grilling utensils, beer and soda bottles, grills, flames, plus many other grilling elements and patterns to make for tasty lasting memories.


Monthly Mix: Hey Handsome: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers. Father’s Day. Summer. Brothers. Sons. Fathers. All the males in your life are meant to be celebrated! With this kit, now you can do it, perfectly! Show off those wonderful men in your life!


Man Of The House: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers.


Perfect for layouts about a special man in your life, your own father, your other half, or grandfathers alike, this kit is a must-have to scrap the men in your life. Full of manly accessories and bold masculine colors.




King of the Grill – Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Ponytails Designs BBQ… with a pair of tongs, some flames, and a big chunk of meat a man establishes himself as a specialty gourmet chef. Each grill master has his own style and special marinade, and much time is spent discussing the ins and outs of the process with buddies. Standing over a grill, a man can feel like a “real” man providing meat for his family. (And behind every grill master there’s usually a woman doing the bulk of the work!)


My Dad Kit from Blue Heart Scraps, to coordinate with the June 2015 Buffet. Includes 15 textured papers (6 plain, 9 patterned) and 54 elements.



Focus On – Paints & Glitter

Who doesn’t need more glitter in their life? Nothing beats digital glitter either. There is no mess!! Yay! I am surrounded by little boys in my life. One son, three nephews, two best friends with boys of their own. Nothing but little boys. I joke around all the time that I need more Princesses and glitter in my life. I get that with my digital scrapbooking!

GingerScraps has a huge variety of all things paint and glitter. You can find them sprinkled throughout kits and collections. You can also find them separately. There is no one section in the store for these goodies. You can search for “paint” and “glitter“. I found the best selection were in the doodles and actions section of the store.

That being said, I did the searching for you. Guys, this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg for what is in store for paint and glitter. These are the ones that stuck out to me though. All of them below are linked up for you.

Out of This World is a collab brought to you by Blue Heart Scraps and Luv Ewe Designs! This collection is full of colorful papers and elements for scrapping about the people you love to the moon and back!


These beautiful artsy stamps were made as part of my Snap Happy Collection. This collection is perfect for scrapping any type of photos and memories and has a super watercolour artsy feel to it!


16 graffiti pieces that coordinate with the Girls Rule pagekit.


Be{You}Tiful – Paint Splatters is created by Aprilisa Designs


each for the stars, spread your wings and fly. You never know what you can do until you try. Reach For The Stars, the new digital scrapbook kit by JB Studio has everything you need to document your hopes and dreams and those of your loved ones. Scrap your journey as you strive for your dreams and document all the joy of your successes.


#2017 June – Inked Bits by Connie Prince.


Light Up any layout with this celebratory collection, full of sparkle and light! Great for night time firework shows or any other sparkly layout!


June’s Pearl is a beautiful summery kit with pale beiges, blues, pinks and greens. My mother was born in June and pearls were one of her favorites.


Livin’ The Dream – Hodgepodge by Mandy King


4 fun scatterz to dress up your pages. Co-ordinates with Kitty Cat kit and extra packs.


Add a little sparkle to your pages by using some glitter in Photoshop with this set of 4 Glitter Photoshop Styles


Seamless PS Styles that coordinate with any of ‘Mommin’ Ain’t Easy’ packs.

So pretty right? I use paint splatter and glitter on nearly every page I scrap. I like bright colors and patterns. I like putting them behind my photos. I feel it draws one’s eyes to the photo and grounds the layout. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at all things paint and glittery today!

From The Archives | Vol. 9

Happy Saturday everyone! It has been since November since we took a trip back into the archives here at GingerScraps. I thought it a perfect time to take a look at some of the oldies…but goodies! Today we are going to look at digital scrapbooking kits in the store from around 2015. All images are linked. Enjoy!


Panda-Monium is an oriental style collection including some super cute Pandas and lots of Chinese-inspired goodies as well as non-themed elements. In beautiful pinks and greens, this collection is just in time to welcome spring, and is perfect to scrap your pictures at the China Pavilion in Epcot, a vacation to Asia, a visit to your local botanical gardens, a night out at your favorite Chinese restaurant, a visit to Chinatown, a recent adoption, and so much more!




Whether your desk is completely organized, is total chaos or falls somewhere in between, this is a unique kit to scrap office, work, desk and homework type photos. It is a great everyday kit as well, to add to your stash!



Sushi Time is a great themed kit, based on the love of Sushi! This kit is perfect for scrapping anything you want about sushi! However this kit would work well with other types of food or even non food related layouts! This kit is very unique and one you will surely love scrapping with!


This kit is very near and dear to my heart – because it’s the story of my life!


This kit is perfect to scrapbook of your vehicle-themed fun! It includes cars, trucks, a motorcycle, a moped / scooter, a go kart, a 4-wheeler, tons of themed elements, road signs and so much more! It’s also perfect for lots of other masculine layouts and projects. The very manly color palette includes black, gray, tan, brown, blues, greens, yellow and red.



I hope you enjoyed a look back at some fun items in the store. I am not exaggerating when I say this is only a tiny glimpse of what is in the store. Today we were only looking at kits as well. There are pages and pages of all kinds of goodies! Jump in and take a look yourself if these do not tickle your fancy. Happy Scrapping!

Creative Style | The Color Green


Hello scrappers. Today we are going to take a look at a creative style. Well, let me honest. It isn’t really a style so much as getting some inspiration from color.

There are many things that can make a layout stand out in the gallery. What grabs one person’s attention might not grab another’s. I could write multiple blog posts about what grabs mine. That being said, seeing a layout that has predominantly one color always grabs my attention.  Since we are edging up on St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to get some inspiration from the color green.

We are going to take a look at some pretty green images, some great digital scrapbooking layouts done up in green, and round it up with the latest green filled goodies from the store.

Now, here are some lovely images to get those creative juices flowing. Did you know there was a place you could get pretty nice stock photos for free? These images are from Pexels. (All photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.) I use them on my personal blog. I thought I would share with you guys while we get some inspiration for scrapping with green.

Fantastic right? I find inspiration for layouts in all kinds of places. Looking at beautiful photos are one of them. Want a bit more inspiration? Here are some layouts that are predominantly green. You know, to help get those ideas flowing! (all images are linked to their counterpart in the gallery. Go leave some loving!)

by meagan43


by LindsayJane


by pixleyyy


by Jill

Are these not some lovely layouts! I know part of that is the great designers we have here at GingerScraps. These layouts are beautifully scrapped though. I hope you found at least some inspiration from today’s post. I will leave you with some great designs to get those green filled layouts scrapped. As usual, all images are linked to their counterpart. We actually have an entire location in the store just for GREEN items.












If none of these are what you are looking for when it comes to scrapping green, make sure you check out the section dedicated to it. There are hundreds…literally hundreds of pages of choices. Have fun!


Focus On : Paper Packs

Hello Scrappers! Team member La’Shawn here with another edition of Focus On. That is where we take one thing, that isn’t a kit and focus on it. Our store has amazing designers that work so hard to bring us great digital scrapbooking supplies every week. Sometimes things get lost in the ever changing store. Some people don’t check the new releases every week. Some people are just starting and might not have seen some things from the past. That is where I come in. I am here to go back in the archives and bring you some great stuff.

This isn’t a from the archives post. We do have those! If you are looking for something that was in our store over a year ago, check HERE. This is where we just look at one thing. Today we are going to take a look at some great paper packs. Our designers are some of the best paper designers around! I am going to bombard you with some great examples and tell you how to find more.

There is an entire section dedicated to paper packs in the store. You can find that HERE. Paper packs are a great edition to any digital scrapbooking layout and stash. Sometimes you cannot find that one paper you need. Or it might be made to be an add-on to a collection. You can also mix and match!











This was only page 4 into the paper pack section. There are pages and pages of amazing paper packs in the store.  Show us what you have done with an add on or paper pack from the store!



Let’s Celebrate – Hanukkah!

Hanukkah! Last week we checked out all things Christmas. Merry Christmas Eve btw. However, this time of the year is also Hanukkah! Our store has some wonderful items to scrap those Hanukkah memories. Just last week, this post is image heavy. I am going to let the wonderful digital scrapbooking products do the talking. All images linked to the store.