Fresh Baked: JUly 12, 2019

We’re halfway through July already. Like seriously, where is the year going? Summer vacation is nearly over! We’re running out of time to hit the beach! There’s not enough time to take a vacation. Well, maybe not! There’s plenty of time to still make some amazing memories, and the designers have released some amazing kits and template series to help you share them!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Nothing says summer like kids and their lemonade stands!

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Seas-the-Day-BGD.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Bring-May-Flowers.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/oregon-bundle-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/oregon-kit-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Flair: https://store.gingerscraps.net/oregon-flairs-disks-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Word Arts: https://store.gingerscraps.net/oregon-word-arts-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/oregon-journal-cards-by-Clever-Monkey-Graphics.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha AddOn: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-Pocket-Cards-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
QuickPages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Party-QuickPages-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-Cool-By-The-Pool-Templates-by-Dagilicious.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lemonade-Stand-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

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True Friend | Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/True-Friend-Collection.html
True Friend | Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/True-Friend-Kit.html
True Friend | Finishing Touches: https://store.gingerscraps.net/True-Friend-Finishing-Touches.html
True Friend | Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/True-Friend-Journal-Cards.html

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Paws-itively Dog | Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Paws-itively-Dog-Collection.html
Paws-itively Dog | Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Paws-itively-Dog-Kit.html
Paws-itively Dog | Finishing Touches: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Paws-itively-Dog-Finishing-Touches.html
Paws-itively Dog | Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Paws-itively-Dog-Journal-Cards.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Game-Set-Match-Kit.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Brain-Freeze-Trio.html

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Simple-Masks-17-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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http://store.gingerscraps.net/Simple-Masks-18-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida-collection.html
Page kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida-graffiti.html
Watercolor Ombre Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida-bonus-papers.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida-words.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Best-of-Florida-bonus-alpha.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Big-and-Little-Templates-7-by-Miss-Fish.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Miss-Fish-Summer-Bundle-2019-1.html

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Creative Box #4 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Keep-your-memories-Creative-Box-4.html
Stamps – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Keep-your-memories-Stamps-Vol4.html
Stamps&Borders – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Keep-your-memories-Stamps-and-Borders-Vol4.html
Watercolor Borders – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Keep-your-memories-Watercolor-Borders-Vol4.html
Masks&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Keep-your-memories-Masks-and-Frames-Vol4.html
Grunge Photomasks – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Keep-your-memories-Grunge-Photomasks-Vol3.html

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Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Bundle.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Kit.html
Painted papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Painted-papers.html
Masks&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Masks-Frames.html
Photomasks – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Masks.html
Stamps – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Stamps.html
Stamps&Borders – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-Stamps-Borders.html
Wordart – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-WA.html
QPs Set – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Trip-to-the-Ocean-QPs-Set.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Farmer-s-Market-kit-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Day-Kit-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Day-Collection-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Masks: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Day-Masks-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Journal Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Day-Journal-Pack-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Day-Borders-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Bonus Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Day-Bonus-Papers-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/One-more-chance-2..html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Riding-the-Rails-Bundle-by-ADB-Designs.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Cosette-Bundle-DOTW-France-plus-FWP-by-ADB-Designs.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Wood Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Wood-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Pineapple-Express-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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http://bit.ly/1zduiB2

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

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Happy Thursday! Our designers have made awesome new releases to help you scrap all those summer memories! Let’s check out a peek!

From Clever Monkey Graphics

From Charly Renay

From Down This Road

 

From Dagilicious

From Miss Fish

From Tinci

From Aimee Harrison

From JoCee

From Heather Z

From Neia Scraps

https://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/2019/07/31270/

Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements 2019)

Watercolor Effects – SO Beautiful!

Where did the week go? It’s Tuesday again and as promised, I have another glimpse into the new tools to be found in Elements 2019. There are some new Guided Edits, and we’re going to play with one today. It’s called Watercolor Effect, and you’ll see where to find it in just a minute. I chose this photo that I found at Pixabay (dragonflies are my spirit animal) and it looks amazing in each of the ways I’ve altered it. Wait until you see!

Click on Guided>Special Edits then scroll a little so you can see the Watercolor Effect down there in the lower left. You might notice that there are two new Edits within this menu, but otherwise the interface looks just like it did in previous versions. We’ll look at the other new one in a later tutorial. Promise.

The Control Panel here makes it easy to follow the process. The hard part is making choices! So I’ll be frank, I tried THEM ALL. But for the sake of keeping it all straight in my head – since I made all the screenshots last night – I’m going to go in order here. First up is Effect 1. [Remember that if you hit Cancel when you want to Undo something, you’re going to end up kicked out of the Edit. If you just want to go back a step or two use CTRL/CMD>Z. You’ll thank me!)

I just clicked on that Effect 1 icon. There isn’t a dramatic change, but the image, especially the background, looks a lot softer.

The next step is to choose a Watercolor Paper. It’s purely a matter of taste. Real watercolor paper is thick, heavy and has a very distinct texture to it. Elements 2019 is going to emulate that look. I tried all of the choices with my image and settled on the one with the blue outline.

And then I clicked on the first Canvas Texture button. You can instantly see the difference.

If you love what you’re seeing, you can stop here and move on to the Expert editor to play with it in other ways. But you know me, I’m never going to stop in the middle, because how will you see what you can do with this amazing software unless I keep going? Onward rode the 600! Time to use the Refine Effect Brush.

The Subtract tool does exactly that, it reduces the watercolor effect on the area you run the brush over. That means both colour and sharpness will be present again.

Elements 2019 has thought of everything. If I was going to use my finished watercolor for a greeting card, for example (which would be a perfect way to make use of this Edit!), I might want to put a sentiment of some sort on it. So they’ve included a Type Tool. One thing I discovered when I installed Elements 2019, which hadn’t happened with previous upgrades, is that it automatically transferred my entire font library for me. Dragonflies are ethereal creatures, so I looked for a script font that wasn’t TOO swirly. Indulge Script Regular was what I decided to use.

Until you Commit Current Operation, you can change your text as much as you want. You can select your text with the Type Tool and scroll through your library, looking at each font until you find the one that lights up your work. And you can adjust the size too.

The last optional tool is the Text Style tool. The first one in the group is a basic font style to which I added a slight Bevel.

This option actually decreased the Opacity of the text to let the background colour show through!

Okay… on to Effect 2! Wow… not what I was expecting at all!

A simple Watercolor Paper choice – a single click – did THIS!

In keeping with what I said I was going to do, I chose the second Canvas Texture so you can see how each changes the image. The Intensity of this effect can be adjusted up or down, as is your choice. The change to the wings is a simple pixelation, but it’s really pretty.

On to the Refine Effect Brush. I went over the wings in the Add mode. Next, I want to pull some of the green back in.

I went back over the head and body with the Add mode and a smaller brush to restore the watercolor effect to them.

Same font… gets lost a little though.

The second Text Style button brought it forward a bit by adding a Drop Shadow and a Bevel.

And now let’s see what Effect 3 does. This background color change appeared with a single click on its button.

I tried ALL the papers more than once until I landed on just adding a bit of colour to opposite corners.

It’s hard to see the texture of #3, but it’s there.

I Subtracted over the background and brought back some green. See how the wings look more iridescent than they did?

I really wanted to make that iridescence more obvious, so I went over the wings with a slightly bigger brush at a very slightly decreased Opacity.

Same font, but such a different look!

That third Text Style went big, adding a Drop Shadow, a Bevel AND a Stroke! I made the stroke a lot narrower so it’s just a hint of an outline, and decreased the Opacity of the Drop Shadow a bit and got a pretty nice-looking label on my image. If I was ready to do something creative with this right now – or to save my work for later –  I’d go down to the lower right corner of the workspace, click Next then select either Save As or Expert and carry on in the usual way.

Now that I’ve seen this Edit in action, I know I’m going to use it. A lot! Greeting cards for sure, but imagine what one of these examples would look like clipped to a Layer Mask for an Art Journal layout. I’m sure I’ll come up with many more ways I can use this if I give it some thought. What might YOU do with it?

Christmas in July!

What’s better than Christmas? Christmas in July! Especially when there’s a sale!

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Who’s ready for Christmas in July!! We have a wonderful gift to give to you…. 50% store-wide!! (some restrictions apply)

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! Nothing says summer like kids and their lemonade stands!

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

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Titles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Titles-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Artsy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Artsy-Papers.html
Solid Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Solid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Canyonlands-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Celebrate-America-Collection-Limited-Time.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/God-Bless-the-USA-BGD.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chart-Your-Own-Course-Addon-Bundle-by-CathyK-Designs.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Collection.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Scrapkit.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Alpha-Set.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Templates.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-WA.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Citrus-Breeze.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Ribbit-Ribbit.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Missouri-Bundle-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art and Flair: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Missouri-Word-Art-and-Flair-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Missouri-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Missouri-Word-Bits-by-Connie-Prince.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Travelogue-Missouri-12×12-Temps-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Cluster Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Border-Cluster-Temps-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-Beautiful-Life-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Armed-Forces-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Armed-Forces-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Page Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Armed-Forces-Page-Edges-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Armed-Forces-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Flower Packs: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Armed-Forces-Flower-Packs-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Armed-Forces-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Land-Of-The-Free-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dapper-Chap-Templates-by-JB-Studio.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Bundle-by-JB-Studio.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Page-Kit-by-JB-Studio.html
Elements: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Elements-by-JB-Studio.html
Patterned Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Papers-by-JB-Studio.html
Cardstock & Ombré Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Cardstocks-and-Ombre-Papers-by-JB-Studio.html
Wordbits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Wordbits-and-Wordarts-by-JB-Studio.html
Splatters & Scribbles: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Life-Is-A-Beautiful-Mess-Splatters-by-JB-Studio.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/CU-Layered-Paper-Templates-USA.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitterstyles] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html
[alphas] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html
[clusterframes] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html

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[templates] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Templates-by-LDragDesigns.html
[bundle] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-The-Collecrion-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[wornout papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[embossed papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Anchors-Away-Embossed-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bowling-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bowling-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bowling-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bowling-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bowling-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bowling-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Upside-Down-collection.html
Page kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Upside-Down.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Upside-Down-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Upside-Down-graffiti.html
Glitter Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Upside-Down-glitter-pack.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/The-Upside-Down-words.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dad-Life-BUNDLE-by-MagsGraphics.html 
KIt: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dad-Life-KIT-by-MagsGraphics.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dad-Life-JOURNAL-CARDS-by-MagsGraphics.html
Hodge Podge: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dad-Life-HODGE-PODGE-by-MagsGraphics.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dad-Life-Word-Art-by-MagsGraphics.html

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Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-beautiful-Life-Bundle.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-beautiful-Life-Kit.html
Painted papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-beautiful-Life-Painted-papers.html
Stamps&Borders – https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-beautiful-Life-Stamps-and-Borders.html
Masks&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-beautiful-Life-Masks-and-Frames.html
PhotoFrames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/This-beautiful-Life-Photoframes.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Redwood-Forest-Adventures-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Freedom-Collection-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs-.html

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http://bit.ly/2FRenSS

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Everyday-memories-6.-Stars-and-stripes.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-in-July-Christmas-Kit-Grab-Bag.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-in-July-Five-Kits-for-10-Grab-Bag.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Christmas-in-July-Grab-Bag-3.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/JB-Studio/
https://store.gingerscraps.net/JB-Studio-templates/

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http://bit.ly/1zduiB2

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Alexis-Design-Studio/

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charly-Renay

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

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Tutorial Tuesday (Photoshop Elements 2019)

FINALLY! Kerning is here!

Yes, I upgraded. I mentioned it last week, and that I’d only given it a cursory look-see. I accidentally created a layout using 2019, even though I’d intended to stick with the familiar for a while longer. There was one thing that caught my eye that I wanted to explore further, and this is the outcome.

One flaw I’ve always lamented (and did so in a couple of previous text-related tuts) is that Elements doesn’t allow kerning. What’s kerning? (I can see your quizzical looks!) Kerning is a printer’s term meaning the setting of two letters closer together than usual by decreasing the space between them. And with some fancy script fonts, kerning would be a really handy tool. Like Ballerina Script Regular… as I’m showing in my screenshot below. Those gaps!! Having to put each character on its own layer then nudging them together one at a time is such a time suck.

When I was journaling on the layout I accidentally used 2019 for, I noticed the addition of a new tool option in the Text tool called Tracking, and I suspected it had something to do with letter spacing. I was right!

With my text selected (and that’s really important for WSNH), I clicked on 25, as shown, and the tool shifted all the letters farther apart.

Obviously, to bring the letters closer together the negative numbers are the ones to use. Just a single click on -25 and it’s almost where I want it!

In an effort to make that “s” look better, I clicked on -50, but as you can see, the shift has now overshot and the “x” isn’t connected properly anymore. I know that other tools allow me to type in my desired number, so I tried that next.

I tried -35. SO close!

I changed it to -36 and decided I could live with it. What I DIDN’T think about was whether I could select just the “s” and move it by itself. That’s something I’ll try and I’ll let you know how it works out.

Here’s another script font that leaves huge gaps between letters. It’s called Peyton Script Regular. This might not be as quick to adjust.

First I wanted to see what spreading it out more would look like. Because sometimes that might look okay.

Then I went to the -25 setting and could see some improvement.

I figured it might be best to just jump right to -100. And it was better.

I only went up by 1 increment and ended up with sorta better. This is where isolating the “s” and adjusting only it might have been the answer. This font is fairly condensed to start with so I ended up with the crossbars on those two “t“s overlapping and looking wrong.

By adding a space with the spacebar between the words I was able to uncross the T bars, but was left with the “s“.

So now was the time to test my theory about isolating one or two characters only. Would it work?

I started with this “t“, which looked a bit funny, the way the stroke overlapped the “e“. I ended up at -15.

Then on to the “es“. It’s not perfect but it’s a lot better!

While I was at it, I decided I’d try to get rid of this little tail. Going to +25 was about the best I could do.

Then I Simplified the text and did some VERY minimal erasing. Looks pretty darned good now!

For me, this new tool option is a real game-changer. No longer do I have to choose between a font I love and the time it would take to make it look perfect. WINNER!!

New Buffet, New FWP, New Guest! New Month!

My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is June, and old age is August, but here it is, July, and my life, this year, is July inside of July.
– Rick Bass

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! Nothing says summer like kids and their lemonade stands!

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

June’s Monthly Mix, In the Tropics, was created by CathyK, LouCee Creations, Miss Mis Designs, LDrag Designs, ADB Designs. Even if it’s not summer, everyone has a desire to escape to the tropics!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Monthly-Mix-In-The-Tropics.html

Before we get to the new Daily Download, let’s look back at June’s full kit. It’s gorgeous and perfect for those Father’s Day pictures.

https://store.gingerscraps.net/Dapper-Chap-PageKit.html

Now, let’s jump right to the new Daily Download from Cathy K. I’m so excited for this one!! My family and I are going on a road trip in a

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https://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/2019/07/dd-jul-1/

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.

And our new guest for July is Charly of Charly Renay!

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And when we asked for a little bio from her, here is what she had to share:

Hi I’m Charly of Charly Renay Designs. I live in the beautiful state of Maine. I am a wife of the best man in this world for the last 28 yrs. We have 1 son together John Jr whom is 27 and we are proud grandparents of 2 little girls 1 and 5. We are blessed to have them live with us.
I started designing scrapbook products in 2008 and have enjoyed meeting so many new people who love the same passion as myself.
I am so excited to be Guest Designing at Ginger Scraps this month.

And here are just a few things that she has in her store!

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Collection.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Scrapkit.html
Alpha: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Alpha-Set.html
Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-Templates.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/April-Showers-WA.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Citrus-Breeze.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Ribbit-Ribbit.html

And she has a great sale going on as well:

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Charly-Renay

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

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Fresh Baked: June 28, 2019

It’s almost July, but don’t let that make you think the designers are slowing down and just waiting for the new month to release some amazing products! We’ve got templates. We’ve got masks. We’ve got some amazing kits!

And check out the sneak peeks for what’s coming in July!

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! There’s something about spring with that “old time” feel!

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Conchita-Bundle-DOTW-Mexico-by-ADB-Designs.html

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Beach-Babe-BGD.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Bundle-Collection-by-Connie-Prince.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Kit-by-Connie-Prince.html
Mixed Media: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Mixed-Media-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quoted: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Quoted-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Messy Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Messy-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Border Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Border-Clusters-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 27: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Week-27-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 28: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Week-28-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 29: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Week-29-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 30: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Week-30-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Week 31: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Week-31-Template-Pack-CU-Ok-by-Connie-Prince.html
Extra Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Extra-Papers-by-Connie-Prince.html
Alpha Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Alpha-Pack-AddOn-by-Connie-Prince.html
Word Art: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Word-Art-Pack-by-Connie-Prince.html
Pocket Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Pocket-Cards-by-Connie-Prince.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/-2019-July-Quick-Pages-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-In-Swing-Digital-Scrapbook-Kit-by-Dandelion-Dust-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Road-Maps-Vol.-14.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Road-Maps-Vol.-15.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oily-Mama-Kit-by-KM-Ink-Digital-Designs.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oily-Mama-Cards-by-KM-Ink-Digital-Designs.html
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Oily-Mama-Bundle-by-KM-Ink-Digital-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/CU-Layered-Paper-Templates-Marbled.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitterstyles] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesignsas.html
[cluster frames] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-Cluster-Frames-by-LDragDesigns.html
[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-Journal-Cardsa-by-LDragDesigns.html

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[the Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html
[Templates Vol. 1] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-Templates-Vol.-1-by-LDragDesigns.html
[Templates Vol. 2] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Stars-and-Stripes-Templates-Vol.-2-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Border-It-13-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Border-It-14-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Vacation-Album-Wanderlust-1-4-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Vacation-Album-Wanderlust-5-8-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Vacation-Album-Wanderlust-9-12-Templates-by-Miss-Fish.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Be-a-Dreamer-Templates-Vol2.html

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Set1 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bright-emotions-Templates-Set1.html
Set2 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bright-emotions-Templates-Set2.html
Set3 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bright-emotions-Templates-Set3.html
Set4 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bright-emotions-Templates-Set4.html
Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Bright-emotions-Templates-Bundle.html

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Splatters Photomasks Vol.1 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Splatters-Photomasks-Vol1.html
Blending Photomasks Vol.1 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Blending-Photomasks-Vol1.html
Watercolor Photomasks Vol.12 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Watercolor-photomasks-Vol12.html
Watercolor Photomasks Vol.13 – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Watercolor-photomasks-Vol13.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Snickerdoodle-Designs-PU/

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http://bit.ly/2YkBSLH

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Ilonkas-Designs/25_thumb1

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

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Sneak Peeks June 27th 2019

Happy Thursday! The heat is on this summer! It’s scorching out! I am glad digital scrapbooking can be done in the cool air conditioning. I hope you will be able to spend sometime in the cool indoors scrapping some of your great memories! Let’s check out some of the new releases coming out tomorrow!

From Clever Monkey Graphics

 

From Down This Road Designs

 

From Snickerdoodle designs

From JB Studio

 

 

From KM Ink Digital Designs

From Neia Scraps

From Alexis Design Studio

From Aimee Harrison

From Wimpchompers

Have a great weekend!

Tutorial Tuesday (Potpourri)

Summertime Funtime Fonts

So… I finally got around to updating the master link list for all the Tutorial Tuesday posts yesterday. This is TT post #139!! Amazing… that I’ve found that much to yammer on about! While I was going over the list, I realized that I haven’t done a post with summertime fonts and such. Here in the northern hemisphere, we’ve just past the summer solstice and welcomed the formal season. We’re under a huge bank of rain clouds and parts of Alberta and BC got snow on the 21st, so we’re not feeling summer love right now, but I’ve got a baker’s dozen today, a mixture of fonts and ding bats, all found free at dafont.com.

First up is this font, ironically named Summertime. It’s pretty and would be an amazing title font for garden photos, weddings and other celebrations.

Next up is a fun font with some alternate characters from some of the letters, like that cure sun for the “O”.

If you live in the parts of the world where temperatures soar in the summer, (or you have annual forest fires 🙁 )this font might catch your eye.

This one made me almost spew my coffee. It looks just like I did at work last Tuesday! But I think it could be super for titles.

Think about doing this one in a dark red, and you’ve got a great picnic layout title. Or a cookout, if you go for gingham tablecloths.

This one I threw in because two big celebrations are coming up fast. Canada Day and Independence Day. So fireworks are a natural.

This one and the next are different takes on a similar theme. I can’t decide which one I like better.

Can you?

Now for some ding bats. Ding bats are little mini line drawings that can be used in the same way as a font, but with very interesting and fun results.

These are all very summery and could be used in so many ways.

This set could be used for more adult layouts. They’re solid, but by duplicating the layers, it would be easy to change colours and add glitter.

Same for these ones. I’m an avid gardener and have scads of garden photos. I’ll have to think about how I can use these.

This set has a mixture of images. The cactus could be incorporated into a desert layout title with that Summer Fire font. Amiright?

This set looks like so much fun! A day at the beach…

I have one last piece of news to add to this week’s post. Tomorrow is my last day of work in my real job. After 24 years of pediatric critical care nursing, I’m retiring. So I’ll have more time for hobbies… <does the happy dance> which is great timing, because I jumped on the Adobe sale for Elements 2019. Time to learn a few new tricks! (More to come on my retirement plans when I have them firmed up.) Have a great week, see you right here again next Tuesday!

It’s SUMMER! Time for a SALE!!

Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast!

It’s officially summer! The days are long, the nights are short. The time to make memories is fully upon us!

And to honor summer the right way, Gingerscraps is having an amazing sale!

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Dreamin-65-OFF-FLASH-SALE

Remember when you spend $10 in the store, you get a great new collab! There’s something about spring with that “old time” feel!

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

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-feelings-1..html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/akiko-bundle-dotw-japan-by-adb-designs.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Wood Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Wood-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Solid Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Solid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Chic-Life-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Collection-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Page-Kit-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Alphas: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Alpha-Sets-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Borders-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Frames: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Frame-Clusters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Solids: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Solid-Papers-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Messy Edges: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Messy-Edges-by-Aimee-Harrison.html
Glitters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Fields-of-Lavender-Glitters-by-Aimee-Harrison.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Lovin-From-the-Oven-by-BoomersGirl-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/June-2019-Template-Bundle-by-Connie-Prince.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Road-Maps-Vol.-13.html

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Photograph | Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Photograph-Collection.html
Photograph | Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Photograph-Kit.html
Photograph | Finishing Touches: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Photograph-Finishing-Touches.html

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

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Galentine-s-Day-Kit-by-KM-Ink-Digital-Designs.html
Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Galentines-Day-Bundle-by-KM-Ink-Digital-Designs.html
Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Galentine-s-Day-Cards-by-KM-Ink-Digital-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Layered-Page-Templates-June.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/June-Special-Deal-by-JB-Studio.html

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[kit] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-by-LDragDesigns.html
[borders] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Borders-by-LDragDesigns.html
[wornout papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Worn-Out-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[alphas] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Alphas-by-LDragDesigns.html

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[journal cards] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Journal-Cards-by-LDragDesigns.html
[graffiti] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Graffiti-by-LDragDesigns.html
[Collection] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-The-Collection-by-LDragDesigns.html
[Embossed Papers] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Embossed-Papers-by-LDragDesigns.html
[glitter] https://store.gingerscraps.net/Flamingo-Paradise-Glitterstyles-by-LDragDesigns.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-the-Beach-Collection-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-the-Beach-by-Lindsay-Jane.html
Quick Pages: https://store.gingerscraps.net/On-The-Beach-Quick-Pages-by-Lindsay-Jane.html

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Bundle: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mixed-Emotions-collection.htmlPage
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mixed-Emotions.html
Journaling Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mixed-Emotions-cards.html
Graffiti Pack: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mixed-Emotions-graffiti.html
Bonus Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mixed-Emotions-bonus-papers.html
Word Bits: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Mixed-Emotions-words.html

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Full Bundle – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Bundle.html
Kit – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Kit.html
Clusters&Wordart – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Clusters-And-WA.html
Stamps – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Stamps.html
Photomasks – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Photomasks.html
Painted papers – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Painted-papers.html
Masks&Frames – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-delicacy-Masks-and-Frames.html

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Watermelon Crawl QPs – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Watermelon-Crawl-Quick-Pages-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html
Miles Apart QPs – https://store.gingerscraps.net/Miles-Apart-Quick-Pages-by-Scraps-N-Pieces.html

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Collection: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Collection-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Kit: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Kit-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Bonus Papers: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Bonus-Papers-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Borders: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Borders-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Clusters: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Clusters-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Journal Cards: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Journal-Cards-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html
Words: https://store.gingerscraps.net/Good-Friends-Words-by-Snickerdoodle-Designs.html

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Summer-Dreamin-From-JoCee-Designs

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/LDragDesigns/

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JB Studio: https://store.gingerscraps.net/JB-Studio/
JB Studio Templates: https://store.gingerscraps.net/JB-Studio-templates/

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http://bit.ly/2WNOqJD

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https://store.gingerscraps.net/Ilonkas-Designs/25

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

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Make a list, and check it off! Summer is ON!